Radeka's Downunder Backpackers Inn

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Radeka's Downunder Backpackers Inn

Corner Hutchison & Oliver Streets, Coober Pedy
Tel
(08) 8672 5223 or 1800 633 891
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8am–9pm daily
Price
Dorm bed $30–40
Double room $85–305
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Underground hostel that should not be missed
12 August 2006
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Bathrooms not close to dorms, small showers
Pros
Underground, clean, very helpful owner
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I stayed here for 1 night. The owner gave me a million pieces of information about Coober Pedy, which turned out to be very useful. The dorms are underground, which is an interesting novelty - note that they are in recesses in the rock, rather than proper rooms, so security is minimal. Only a bottom sheet and pillow-case are provided, so you need a sleepsheet or sleeping bag. There weren't many other people in residence so I didn't really get a chance to experience the atmosphere. One minor quibble was that you have to return to ground level if you need the loo or a shower, and the showers weren't the most spacious I've seen.

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rinkgem@yahoo.com
an underground experience
12 April 2002
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Stayed for one night at Radeka's. The owners are very nice and helpful. The mine tour organised by the hostel is also very nice. But sleeping in a coomon dorm with 23 others is not a very pleasant experience. Also the dorm rooms under the ground get very very cold in the night and linen is provided only at an extra cost. A little over priced for the room and facilities. A few more showers and toilets and preferably seperate ones for ladies and men would have been very nice.

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Rich
Excellent hostel under the ground
30 November 2001
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Really good hostel under the ground (although they all are in Coober Pedy). Has a strange atmosphere because of this - like something out of Mad Max. Pretty good facilities though and easy to arrange mine tours. I would also recommend requesting to stay in the Dungeon - the deepest reaches of the hostel and most eerie.

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