Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Coober Pedy, Australia - Updated 2024

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Dreaming of a unique adventure? If so, the small town of Coober Pedy is the perfect destination for you. It is found underground in Australia. Yes, you read that right — underground. Residents live as such to avoid the extreme heat of the location. The unique town is often referred to as the “Opal Capital of the World” as it produces a lot of precious opals. Other than that, it is also a place worth visiting. It has a stunning landscape that has been used as a filming location for several movies now. You can tour the mines, fossick for gemstones, explore the painted desert, and even stay in an underground hotel. For the duration of your vacation, you can also opt to stay at an Airbnb accommodation underground or on land. To learn more, keep reading for the top Airbnb vacation rentals in Coober Pedy, Australia.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 22, 2024.

1. Unique and self-contained underground studio (from USD 118)

Relax in this self-contained cave-like studio after a busy day of touring Coober Pedy’s unique attractions. It’s complete with kitchen amenities, laundry facilities, a Wi-Fi connection, a television, and air conditioning. This rustic and quaint accommodation also has one bedroom, three beds, and one private bath.

Not to mention, its outdoor area is perfect for stargazing, and you can even walk on top of the roof to marvel at the beauty of the town, especially when the sun dawns on the lovely vicinity. What’s more, this property is a short distance from shops.

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Coober Pedy, South Australia, Australia
1.15 km (0.8 mi) from Umoona Opal Mine & Museum
206 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Cave 3 Beds 5 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we enjoyed our stay underground at ali’s with a comfortablebed hot shower and all we needed
great location and view a great experience and comfortable home stay in a dugout
the space is cosy very comfortable clean with all creature comforts you could wish for
the room is really comfortable and charming - loved the table and bay window
amazing view perfect location gorgeous room
very nice and a clean place
amazing underground space very clean and so inviting
clean a lot of tourist info good communication
it was very clean and the host was very hospitable
it was cosy comfortable clean and in a great location
such a beautiful place to stay and a wonderful host too - many thanks
ali is super helpful and there are lots of helpful trip tips and leaflets available
great dug out cosy and family friendly
ali was really helpful and replies promptly to my messages and call
ali’s local tips are really helpful
great place and location definitely recommend
great location fantastic set up inside
the location is ok we walked in the center in approximately 20min
unique place in a very interesting part of australia
ali’s place has been a wonderful experience on our trip from tasmania to alice springs
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2. Pet-friendly underground apartment (from USD 177)

This wonderfully carved underground home was made for your comfort and relaxation. It has two bedrooms, four beds, and one bath, along with a fully equipped kitchen, laundry facilities, and free parking. For your entertainment, Wi-Fi, television, a covered veranda, outdoor seating, and even some children’s books and toys are available.

Pets are allowed inside as long as you inform the host beforehand. Here, you might be able to locate little opals in the yard, which is where former miners used to clean their treasures. You might even see remnants of opal in the wall. The accommodation is a two-minute walk to the top of the hill where you can enjoy the tranquil desert views. It’s a 5-minute drive to the town center and 20 to 30 minutes to the famous Breakaways.

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Coober Pedy, South Australia, Australia
3.25 km (2.1 mi) from Umoona Opal Mine & Museum
54 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 4 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
free wifi underground was great
my wife was impressed with the quality sheets and very complete and homely kitchen
the dugout is thoughtfully laid out with modern furniture and would be easily comfortable for a small group
the beds were a bit firm for my preference but beyond this our stay was pleasant
very clean and secure
great spacious and clean accommodation
the flat is clean big and just increadible
it felt very spacious clean and homey
the property is as described clean comfortable quiet and picturesque
that is the sign of an excellent airbnb host
offered helpful suggestions to easily remedy the situation
dean the property manager stays next door and was incredibly helpful upon our arrival
eva is very patient and kind and this house can definitely give you unique experience
dean was helpful friendly and offered heaps of great advice
the house was in the perfect location
amazing accommodation with great location 10 minutes out of town
this is just such a wonderful place to stay
a great place to stay
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3. Spacious cave for seven people (from USD 167)

Clean and comfortable, this dug-out will make you feel at home. It’s suitable for families, couples, and a group of friends who prefer a laid-back place to stay in whilst on vacation. The kitchen is fully equipped with all necessities, including a coffee pod machine for early mornings.

Other amenities include a grill and parking. There’s a split system air conditioner for your comfort, ensuring that you stay cool even during summertime. The accommodation houses two bedrooms and two baths. Plus, it is 2.5 km (1.6m) from the town center.

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Coober Pedy, South Australia, Australia
1.69 km (1.1 mi) from Umoona Opal Mine & Museum
218 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Cave 3 Beds 7 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 7

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
kitchen is well equipped and there is a coffee machine and all kinds of teas are available
diane’s place is full of style and personal touches very comfortable and beautifully presented
everything was clean and welcoming
clean convenient beautiful house
beds were comfortable everything was clean & tidy & presented well
so clean so much effort and thought put into the stay and house
the home was extremely clean and comfortable and communication was smooth and hassle free
di is a wonderful host and person :)
diane was a great host and made us feel very welcome
thank you di you'rean amazing and caring host
the dug out itself was fantastic however our host made our stay all the more memorable
excellent place well maintained and host is very friendly highly recommended
very well equipped and great location
it was a very cute homey place and well furnished
it felt like walking through caves to get to other rooms
great unique experience - di's dugout is a great place to spend a few days
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4. Lovely dugout with fireplace (from USD 200)

This lovely, capacious dug-out can sleep up to nine people. It’s located in a safe, quiet area of Coober Pedy. A barbecue, laundry facilities, a full kitchen, a coffee pod machine, and even a noodling pit for the youngsters are all included in this home. There are even ceiling fans for your comfort.

Additionally, it houses three bedrooms and two baths, all of which are comfortable and clean. This is 2.5km (1.6m) from the town center, and you can available a transport service or rent a vehicle so you can go wherever you want.

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Coober Pedy, South Australia, Australia
1.75 km (1.1 mi) from Umoona Opal Mine & Museum
147 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Cave 4 Beds 9 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 9

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it had comfortable beds lounge furniture and everything we needed
i thought i might be claustrophobic underground but the rooms are big and ceilings high so it felt fine
plenty of space and a great kitchen
it was scrupulously clean peaceful and delightfully homely
the place was clean and very well equipped
nice and clean lovely dugout
brilliantly quirky home well appointed clean and inviting absolutely recommend
the accomodation is gorgeous and clean and a must visit
great dugout & host highly recommend
thoroughly enjoyable and di is a fantastic host
di was a great host with lots of local knowledge
she is friendly affable and of course very helpful and courteous
di was amazing so helpful and very welcoming and informative
great place kids loved it what a magic experience
we loved di’s place and di
great place to stay should’ve stayed longer
thanks di for the great stay at your place
wow amazing di's place is beautiful to be in
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5. Holiday house with gorgeous scenery (from USD 167)

For the ones who are a bit uneasy with staying underground, this lovely above-ground holiday house is for you. It has a fully equipped kitchen, free parking on the premises, Wi-Fi, a television, laundry, and air conditioning. The home dons a minimal, Scandinavian interior with three bedrooms and two baths.

It also offers breathtaking views to the Breakaways and North West Ridge; sceneries you will love gazing at as soon as you wake up in the morning. It’s situated on a large acreage, giving you a sense of space and privacy while still being close to many attractions.

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Coober Pedy, South Australia, Australia
233 meters (0.2 ft) from Umoona Opal Mine & Museum
105 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

6. Quaint and comfortable family home in prime location

You will be able to enjoy the best of worlds in this charming home. Spend your days above ground and relish the sunshine. Then, spend your nights underground in a dug-out, where you may sleep in complete solitude and quiet.

This home has two bedrooms and one and a half baths. It also has a kitchen that is fully equipped. Other amenities include free parking on premises, laundry facilities, air conditioning, and TV all for your comfort and convenience. This property is suitably positioned behind the main street, close to stores, pubs, and restaurants.

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Coober Pedy, South Australia, Australia
538 meters (0.4 ft) from Umoona Opal Mine & Museum
42 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it contains all you need for a comfortable stay
andy's place was as described its lived in but clean and functional with all the facilities needed
inside the house is kept generally clean
andy is very responsive and helpful i had a comfortable stay with good local experience
an extremely well priced easy to find house with everything you need close to all the action
please stay at andy's place when you are in coober pedy
andy's place was in a good area
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7. Underground home with deck above ground (from USD 99)

This authentic “dug-out” underground home is snug and rustic, with all the modern amenities necessary. The kitchen is perfectly equipped with everything you’ll need to cook up a delicious meal. It also has two bedrooms, and the living room is always cool and comfortable. The bathroom is fresh and clean, and there’s also a sheltered parking area.

Best of all, the home is wonderfully outfitted with a stunning view and an above-ground deck for you to watch the stars and sunsets. Lots of points of interest, including various tourist sites, stores, and John’s Pizza Bar, are all within a five-minute walk. Overall, this home has a secluded feel yet is still conveniently close to numerous places.

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Coober Pedy, South Australia, Australia
1.34 km (0.9 mi) from Umoona Opal Mine & Museum
478 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Cave 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
kerri’s place was amazing we loved breakfast and sunsets from the deck
a lovely comfortable dugout home giving the opportunity to experience the complete wonder of dugout living
the place was really good plenty of room and has everything you need and then some
place was comfortable and well rounded for our stay
bed was comfortable and shower had plenty of hot water and great pressure
the space is impeccably presented and decorated beautifully clean and spacious
very clean with a good working kitchen
the unit was spotless and was a fantastic experience to live like a local
kerrie a great host also
keri is a lovely host
her neighbor bill is very knowledgeable and helpful with anything and everything
bill the neighbor was very helpful and friendly and was available to answer all of our questions
can’t fault kerri’s lovely cave home friendly neighbor bill was helpful and had some great recommendations
easy walking distance to all the local points of interest
the location of the place is a short walk to the main street and local attractions
great spot - very handy to town but far enough away to appreciate the quiet
great location spacious well appointed and tastefully furnished
wow what an incredibly unique place to stay
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8. Modern earth house (from USD 177)

This contemporary home, despite being newly renovated, stands in one of the town’s most well-known historic locations. It is located in the area where the town’s first bank and post office once stood.

The earth home has a fully equipped kitchen, laundry facilities, Wi-Fi connection, an outdoor entertainment area with a barbecue, and free parking. An air conditioner is available for use on more humid days. It can accommodate up to 12 guests, with 3 bedrooms, 7 beds, and 2.5 baths. Additionally, it is a short drive away from attractions, such as Umoona Opal Mine and Museum, Oasis Tourist Park, Coober Pedy Amateur Racing Club, and Coober Pedy Opal Fields Golf Club.

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Coober Pedy, South Australia, Australia
522 meters (0.4 ft) from Umoona Opal Mine & Museum
77 reviews   Wifi Available
Earthen home 7 Beds 12 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 12

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
huge couch and tv breakfast provisions too
we all loved it fit both families easily roomy and comfortable
all of them loved it for the fact it was underground spacious comfortable and had real good sleep
the accommodation was clean and comfortable
wonderful experience staying underground clean spacious and lots of beds
great place to stay super clean and has everything you could want
rooms are spacious and clean
super comfortable very spacious and clean lovely furnishings
rachel the host is very responsive
rachel was a super accommodating and welcoming host
rachel is an awesome host and responded so quickly to any questions
very quick responses from owner and easy check-in
great host quick response and good communication
close to the main shops and easy to find
great location and fabulous unique dug out home
good location and the house had all we needed for our stay in coober pedy
great place to stay three bedrooms very comfortable and short walk into town
was a great place to stay and an easy walk to some of the local attractions
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9. Charming rental near Coober Pedy’s attractions

This clean home with a Scandanavian interior is perfect for those who want to be near the hustle and bustle of the small town. Its kitchen is fully equipped with all that is necessary for a delicious home-cooked meal. Laundry facilities, Wi-Fi connection, and free parking are all available for guests’ convenience. An air conditioner is also installed to ensure comfort during those hot, summer days.

The rental has two bedrooms and one bathroom, perfect for accommodating a maximum of five people. As it is near the heart of Coober Pedy’s attractions, the town’s shopping and café strips are just a short walk away.

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259 meters (0.2 ft) from Umoona Opal Mine & Museum
17 reviews  
Entire apartment 3 Beds 5 Guests

10. Two-bedroom apartment with gorgeous views

Part of Desert View Apartment, this two-bedroom, one-bath accommodation exudes comfort. It includes a full kitchen, a dining table, a lounge suite, and a flat-screen television. Here, you can marvel at the breathtaking landscapes of Moon Plain and Breakaways. While here, don’t forget to take photos of the desert sunset.

It doesn’t end there. There’s an outdoor pool at your leisure. The apartment is in a quiet residential cul-de-sac away from the main roadway, but Coober Pedy’s shopping centers and delicious restaurants are just a short drive away.

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Coober Pedy, South Australia, Australia
1.01 km (0.7 mi) from Umoona Opal Mine & Museum
16 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the rooms dark and great for sleeping
nice clean apartment which has amazing views across the desert
nice accomodation clean and comfortable
excellent location and very affordable
a great place to stay whenever you choose to stay in coober pedy
relaxing place to revive after long drive
a good place to stay
great place to stay in coober pedy
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Have a special vacation with unique accommodations

Coober Pedy is the type of place you will not regret visiting because of how different and enjoyable your vacation will come to be. Sleeping in an underground home is not offered everywhere. Not to mention, the sceneries you will witness here are truly one of a kind. Stay in this memorable place that comes with unique accommodations, and you really can’t go wrong with any of the ones listed above.

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