The first thing you're presented with when checking in is a page full of unfriendly rules and regulations - not very welcoming. The dorm rooms have no doors and being underground sparsely furnished everything echoes and the noise travels. I was kept awake until the early hours by a group talking at the other end of the passage. The main toilets are situated outside the locked door so it's a bother entering the code each time and there's hardly any shelving to put toiletries on. The most astonishing thing is that the other dorm rooms were all completely empty yet a new arrival was placed in my dorm instead of just letting us each have a dorm to ourselves. It's this small town thinking that is most peculiar. The other thing upon arrival was that I was asked if I had my own sleeping bag (I didn't) and then reluctantly was handed a single sheet. I won't stay here again. The novelty of underground accommodation is short lived.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
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