8 Underground Hotels In Coober Pedy, Australia - Updated 2023


Have you ever watched Mad Max and admired the place or the set the movie was shot at? Or even wanted to visit or drive by the similar desert place or set Charlize Theron drove at? Then making your way to Coober Pedy is definitely worth a visit. Coober Pedy is an Australian town that lives underground and is situated in northern South Australia. Visiting this town will surely make you feel like you are wandering into the outback’s wild, wild west! You can find small mines everywhere and has a unique, raw edge that sets this town apart unlike any other. Even though this place is less picturesque than the other towns, don’t underestimate the beauty this town brings in. Be it the friendliest people, quirky, unusual sculptures, underground homes and mines, opals, and more, Coober Pedy in Australia is definitely worth a visit. And if you are keen on living like the locals do, then check out these beautiful underground hotels in Coober Pedy, Australia.

1. Desert Cave Hotel (from USD 124)

Live in the desert but with luxury only at the Desert Cave Hotel. Offering spacious overground and underground rooms, every unit at this property is intricately furnished and is equipped with all the modern facilities. Cool off the Australian sun by taking a dip at the outdoor swimming pool and enjoy delicious food for breakfast and dinner at the in-house restaurant serving modern Australian cuisine. You can also drink up your favorite beverages at the underground bar and play tons of games in the game room. The hotel also provides the guests with free WiFi.

Desert Cave Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: Hutchison Street
Accommodates: 3

Parking Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Business centre Laundry

2. Underground Gem (from USD 152)

While visiting the southern region of Australia, staying underground is quite an unique experience you won’t find in many cities or countries. So why not take the opportunity of staying low-key while visiting this country/continent? Underground Gem located in Coober Pedy is an apartment that features a living room, two bedrooms, a bathroom, and a kitchen with a microwave, a fridge and an oven. You will also find a flat-screen TV, DVD player, and a Blu-ray player for the purpose of your entertainment. The property also comes with a patio, garden, terrace, dart boards, and free WiFi. You can take the pleasure of going on hikes or golfing nearby, or just take a breath of fresh air while chilling by the terrace.

Underground Gem

Wifi Available

Address: Southern Cross Drive
Accommodates: 6

Parking Pets allowed Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Free parking

3. The Underground Motel (from USD 92)

Nestled in the grounds of Coober Pedy, The Underground Motel offers accommodation where every unit comes with a personal desk, flat-screen TV, and a private bathroom featuring a shower and a hairdryer. Alongside this, the guests can cook their favorites at the property’s shared kitchen and indulge in grilling meat or veggies on the barbecue. Every morning, there is a continental breakfast available at the property.

The Underground Motel

Wifi Available

Address: Lot 1138 Catacomb Road
Accommodates: 6

Parking Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Laundry Family rooms Free parking

4. Underground Bed & Breakfast (from USD 142)

Looking for a home away from home while on your travels? This right here, Underground Bed & Breakfast is just what you were looking for. Offering accommodation in the town of Coober Pedy, every unit at this property comes with a kitchen, dining area, and a private bathroom. Enjoy the barbecue facilities at the property along with a free WiFi, flat-screen TV, garden, and a shared lounge. And in the mornings, you can devour the continental breakfast available daily at this property.

Underground Bed & Breakfast

Wifi Available

Address: Lot 1647 Potch Gully Road
Accommodates: 5

Parking Pets allowed 24-hour front desk Garden Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Laundry Family rooms

5. Ali's Underground (from USD 163)

Get ready to experience something unique and wonderful at Ali’s Underground. Featuring an open-plan, self-contained studio, it has a fully equipped kitchen with an oven and a microwave, and also a bathroom with a small bath. They also provide towels and bed linen for your ultimate comfort. Additionally, you can also rest up on the queen-size bed that’s dug up in the wall. In the evenings, guests can lie above the ground during the evenings and have a beautiful moment stargazing. Explore the day by walking around Catacomb Church, BreakAway Mountain, Serbian Church, and more.

Ali's Underground Studio

Wifi Available

Address: # 3 Lot 2049 Shaw Place
Accommodates: 5

Parking Pets allowed Tennis court Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Non-smoking rooms Laundry Free parking

6. Radeka Downunder Underground Motel (from USD 103)

Nestled in the center of Coober Pedy, Radeka Downunder Underground Motel and Backpacker Inn is both a motel and a hostel. Guests can enjoy the motel rooms with an en suite bathroom located underground, at the side of the hills, or they could even take the pleasure in staying at shared dormitories or the private rooms. Other features include a fully equipped communal kitchen, coin-operated laundry, and an on-site bar. Guests can also take the advantage of exploring the town via motorbikes and bicycles available at this property.

Radeka Downunder Underground Motel

Wifi Available

Address: 1 Oliver Street
Accommodates: 6

Parking Pets allowed Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Laundry Family rooms Free parking Internet services

7. The Lookout Cave Underground Motel (from USD 117)

Located just a few minutes away from top attractions such as Umoona Opal Mine, Wrightsair Aircraft Charter & Scenic Flights, and Coober Pedy Opal Fields Golf Club, The Lookout Cave Underground Motel features a flat-screen TV in every unit. Along with that, the rooms also include a bathroom with a shower and a toilet, toaster, and ironing equipment. Some select rooms also feature a kitchen, dining area, and a DVD player. Because of its location, the temperature is pleasant all year round. In the evenings or early mornings, chill by the rooftop terrace and witness the magical sunrise and colorful sunsets.

8. Venushill B+B (from USD 85)

An underground bed-and-breakfast hotel in Coober Pedy, Venushill B+B offers a unique accommodation where each room comes with a seating area, a flat-screen TV, and coffee- and tea-making facilities. It also features a private bathroom with a shower in every room of this property. The guests can enjoy a continental breakfast daily at the property and it also provides them with free WiFi. What makes this B & B even more unique is that this is the only property in this guide offering a pet-friendly accommodation. So bring along your pets to have the best vacation that will make memories to last for a long while.

Venushill B+B

Wifi Available

Address: 1528 Amorosi Drive
Accommodates: 4

Parking Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Facilities for disabled guests Family rooms

Live like the locals do at Coober Pedy, Australia

Now don’t let the less than picturesque desert to fool you–Coober Pedy offers a lot more than just a desert. Give Coober Pedy a chance to charm you in its own quirky ways by visiting its off-beat places. With underground homes and churches, mines, nature trails, opals, and more–there is more than meets the eye in this town. And with the quirkiest underground hotels to set up your base at, your search ends here!

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Born in Mumbai and brought up in Bangalore, India, Aarti is a full-time freelance writer by profession. She is a lover of everything the ‘blue dot’ offers—world cultures, off-the-beaten tracks,...Read more

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