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Radeka Downunder Underground Motel & Backpacker Inn

1 Oliver St, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723 Australia
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Radeka Downunder Underground Motel and Backpacker Inn is located in the centre of Coober Pedy, on the town's main street.The Underground accommodation is located between the BP and Mobil service stations and has a red digital time/temperature display above the motel/hostel entrance."Live Like a Local" by experiencing living 3.5m or 6.5m underground at Radeka Downunder. "Warm in Winter, Cool in Summer".3 choices of accommodation are available; 3.5 metres underground motel rooms with private en suite, 6.5 metres underground budget rooms and open dorms with shared bathroom and toilet facilities or air-conditioned above ground motel rooms with private en suite.Radeka Downunder Underground Motel and Backpacker Inn offers a courtesy bus pick up and drop off at the local bus station for Greyhound passengers and local airport for Regional Express passengers and travelling pilots.Free secure on-site parking is available, and motor bikes and push bikes can be placed under cover. Communal Facilities Include: a fully equipped Kitchen, TV/Dining Room, coin operated Washing Machine & Dryer, Residential Bar & Souvenir/Gift Shop. Several restaurants are two to five minutes' walk away.Radeka Downunder Underground Motel and Backpacker Inn is suitable for any age group, nationality, families, couples, singles, friends travelling together, contractors and student groups.Run as a family business, Radeka Downunder Underground Motel and Backpacker Inn offers half day tours of Coober Pedy, the opal fields and the scenic Breakaways.ALL tours are available morning and afternoon depending on public demand.
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Jeanne S wrote a review Aug 2021
Macclesfield, Australia347 contributions66 helpful votes
What a beautiful drive up to Coober Pedy. Next time I’ll take longer. Accomodation was old but that’s ok. Nice managers fitting of the area. I finally had my stay in an underground room. It was so good. Enjoyed the warmer weather with a glass of wine in the car park with other guests. Then we walked to dinner for a nice pizza
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled
dulce a wrote a review May 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Very well located in Coober Pedy with everything around in the center of the town for an unique underground hotel stay. The room is very clean, safe and combined with the excellent service and hospitality offered by the couple managing Radeka which is outstanding that adds to a great experience on this unique outback town. Strongly recommended!
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Kirsten and Henk wrote a review Feb 2021
Brisbane, Australia246 contributions84 helpful votes
Was an experience, something very different. We enjoyed. Had double bed and bunks with own ensuite. Tv with kettle in room. Linen clean. Nothing flash but as you see by town everyone lives like this. So if you are after 5 star this is not the place to go but if you want something different and little exciting and out of the norm well give this place a go. Note to set alarm if leaving early as once lights out room is pitch black as no windows Manager very accomodating. We walked in with no booking. Would definitely go back.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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ryka2008 wrote a review Jan 2021
46 contributions9 helpful votes
Stayed here with my partner for a few nights and was great. Heather and Gary were lovely, very friendly and even took time out to star gaze and showed us the moon, jupiter and saturn through the telescope. The room was adequate and clean. Everything we needed was in the room. I would highly recommend Radeka to anyone.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled
Rhys E wrote a review Jan 2021
Australia3 contributions4 helpful votes
The town of Coober Pedy is not a fancy place and Radeka is certainly not a fancy hotel. That being said, it is a quirky and absolutely unique hotel and a very enjoyable place to stay. Whilst the facilities are relatively basic, we found everything to be clean, tidy and in working order. The complex (the only word I can think of that really fits), sprawls across the large, above-ground level and the absolutely massive underground, man-made cave system. The location is fantastic (bang in the middle of town) and the rooms are cool and shady, being excavated from the rocky hillside. The thing that really set Radeka apart from the other hotels on our outback road-trip was the service. Radeka is managed by an incredibly helpful couple named Gary and Heather. During our stay, Gary and Heather were extremely gracious and accommodating of our needs and instrumental in solving several problems that we encountered whilst staying in town. We were also lucky enough to experience one of Gary's impromptu 'star tours', when he brought out his telescope and (several sets of) binoculars. Overall, Radeka is a clean, cozy and reasonably priced pit-stop on your way through the outback and the outstanding service sets it well ahead of other hotels in the region.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Sam wrote a review Nov 2020
32 contributions24 helpful votes
We stayed here for two nights in an underground double motel room. The room was well equipped, comfortable and clean. The price we paid represents great value for the room. The staff were very friendly providing us with lots of tourist information and tips. We also had an evening bus and the staff allowed us a late check out due to the extreme temperatures which was much appreciated. A great option in Coober Pedy.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled
psboll wrote a review Oct 2020
Adelaide, Australia173 contributions82 helpful votes
This place is great value, we stayed on an underground room with our two children. The room was a double and two bunks but included a dining table ensuite and mini fridge. When we checked in we were made to feel very welcome and even got a discount on the room. Everything was really clean and the location walking distance to everything. Would definitely start here again.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled
4 Helpful votes
raelene B wrote a review Aug 2020
morgan sa10 contributions5 helpful votes
Edward was very helpful and gave us names of places to have a great meal MOTEL WAS LOVELY AND CLEAN AND HAD ALL WE NEEDED FOR A GREAT OVER NIGHT STAY HOPE TO GO BACK AND STAy longer The price was really bood for 3 poeple Raelene Donna Lorna
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Date of stay: August 2020
Room Tip: Room 5 good family room
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FreyaJay wrote a review Feb 2020
Ipswich, United Kingdom9 contributions
I had a fantastic stay at the Radeka Downunder Underground Motel and Backpacker Inn. Heather and Gary made me so welcome. I found everything I needed at this well run hostel/motel. There is a variety of accommodation options, for every budget. I found the cost very reasonable for the well organised facilities provided. A very friendly oasis in the desert. Thank you both for a wonderful couple of days and for sharing your knowledge of Coober Pedy with me.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: Take Heather's advice on which room is best for you and which will suit your needs, she had...
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Mayo4Sam wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom16 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed here 2 nights and really enjoyed our stay in a budget double room. There was pretty much nobody else there so felt as if we had the entire facilities to ourselves which was nice but everything was working and clean which is always good. If you’re in town this location is perfect for a short stop off as everything you need is walking distance
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled
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Frequently Asked Questions about Radeka Downunder Underground Motel & Backpacker Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Radeka Downunder Underground Motel & Backpacker Inn?
Nearby attractions include Opalios (0.1 km), Umoona Opal Mine & Museum (0.3 km), and Big Winch (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Radeka Downunder Underground Motel & Backpacker Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a lounge, free parking, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Radeka Downunder Underground Motel & Backpacker Inn?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Radeka Downunder Underground Motel & Backpacker Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Radeka Downunder Underground Motel & Backpacker Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Outback Bar & Grill, John's Pizza Bar & Restaurant, and Downunder Gallery and Cafe.
Does Radeka Downunder Underground Motel & Backpacker Inn have airport transportation?
Yes, Radeka Downunder Underground Motel & Backpacker Inn offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Radeka Downunder Underground Motel & Backpacker Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Coober Pedy.
Are there any historical sites close to Radeka Downunder Underground Motel & Backpacker Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Big Miner (0.5 km).