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Radeka Downunder Underground Motel & Backpacker Inn
Lyon
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“The worst staff i ever see...”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2011

I won't say a lot about this "backpack", just that it was the most terrible experience I had, mainly about the staff manager. An old sticky guy, very very rude with his clients, he nearly insulted us for 5 min late on the checkout. I Will never ever recommended that place for anyone. Even the underground experience is not the best of cooper peddy.

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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Fred F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2011

I stayed in an above-ground, en-suite room. It was ideal as a base to explore the town and to access tours without the need of a car. Restaurants were also very close. The room was clean and comfortable. It had all I that needed for a short stay, including aircon and fridge. Staff were friendly and very helpful. Thank you for adding to a very enjoyable holiday!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2011

This place is actually quite a cool place to stay as it's underground, staff really really helpful,spotless clean, off street parking, tv room, big kitchen. Only downside....not very secure as no door on your room, lack of powerpoints in the room.

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2011

Excellent clean set up to capital city standard. Well managed by friendly, helpful staff. All services at your fingertips and within walking distance.

Room Tip: Bunk accommodation are separate caverns within a larger vault. Absolutely serendipitous
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cooma, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2011

We stayed at Radeka's as my husband was working in Coober Pedy and I was staying for a week with him. We stayed in the basic room. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The facilities clean. Sharing the kitchen was great as you got to meet other travellers. The establishment is in the centre of town so no need to get the car out all the time. Safe secure parking. No complaints.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Radeka Downunder Underground Motel & Backpacker Inn

Property: Radeka Downunder Underground Motel & Backpacker Inn
Address: 1 Oliver St, Coober Pedy, South Australia 5723, Australia
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Region: Australia > South Australia > Coober Pedy
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 Speciality Lodging in Coober Pedy
Price range (per night): $82 - $86
Hotel Class:2 star — Radeka Downunder Underground Motel & Backpacker Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 44
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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