• Entire apartment
  • 323 ft² size
  • Kitchen
  • Mountain view
  • Garden
  • Pet friendly
  • Washing machine
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Bathtub

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At Ali's Underground Studio, Coober Pedy, you will enjoy a unique experience of staying underground, with the choice of sleeping in a queen-sized bed dug into the wall or in the open plan area of the studio. Ali's Underground Studio, self-contained studio has a fully equipped kitchen with a microwave and cooktop. Towels and bed linen are provided and there is a private bathroom with a small bath. Guests can sit above ground in the evenings to star gaze and chat.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

Ali's Underground Studio has been welcoming Booking.com guests since May 15, 2017

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.4)

Free Private Parking Available On Site

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Accommodation Type
1 twin bed
2 full beds
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Travel Sustainable Level 2
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  • Hyojin
    Key box was kept in the savebox & easy to find.
  • Sam
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Super clean and comfortable space. Loved the underground experience. Ali's local tips were really helpful and took our stay in Coober Pedy to the next level.
  • Barry
    Underground is definitely the way to stay in Coober Pedy !! We loved opening the door to a very different look to the everyday room !! Had a choice of beds and we went for the one that was in a cave within a cave !! Ali is so well organized and...
  • Simone
    I love the location, I felt safe and the views are amazing. I love the touch of board games, even though we did not have enough time to use them as we were passing through. The owners of Ali apartment has thought of every part of what makes a...
  • Sukmin
    South KoreaSouth Korea
    Room was clean and host was very friendly and detailed.
  • Bec
    Fantastic property. One of the best places I’ve ever stayed.
  • Lachlan
    Felt safe. Beautiful view. Unique travelling experience. Had all the facilities we needed to cook meals. would definitely stay on a return visit.
  • Janita
    Loved staying underground. Self contained. Beautiful view from studio.
  • Brad
    Location was good, beautiful sunset. Beds were comfy and great lounge to relax in. Fun experience for the kids.
  • Kathryn
    Besides the obvious uniqueness- it was clean and tidy, with all the amenities we could think of.

Property questions and answers
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  • Hi Ali, we are travelling through in April next year and are looking to give the kid's an underground experience for a night. We are traveling with ..

    Hi Lisa, Great you're booking so far ahead! As you will be at the end of a very quiet and secure no through road, there is plenty of room out the fron..
    Answered on 18 July 2021
  • Oh I’ve seen already on the policies, no pets allowed. Thanks!

    I have allowed pets after discussion with the guest about the pet's habits. The main issue is the shedding of hair.. Please phone me if you'd like to ..
    Answered on 23 January 2021
  • Hi - we will be back to Coober Pedy in Oct for filming of a TV Series and are looking for additional houses to rent. Could you please advise if your w..

    Thank you for your enquiry about Ali's Underground. I have many bookings already for your dates. I could host from 11-17 Oct, then 23 oct to 4 Nov. Al..
    Answered on 28 August 2021
  • Hi Ali is there room to park a caravan at your accommodation? Regards Jodie

    There sure is Jodie. We are also at the very end of a No Through Road so very secure and amply room to turn around. Photos of the large car park are o..
    Answered on 15 January 2023
  • Do you allow dogs in the room? Thanks!

    Hi, Good news that you’re planning an adventure to Coober Pedy! What kind of dog do you have? I’d like to chat personally with you about your dog. Ple..
    Answered on 23 January 2021
  • hi i will be towing a caravan is there safe parking out front of the rooms

    As you will be at the end of a very quiet and secure no through road, there is plenty of room out the front for motorhomes/caravans or trailers as wel..
    Answered on 7 April 2022
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Hosted by Ali (Alison)

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Ali (Alison)
Staying in Ali's Underground gives you a chance to tick this amazing experience off your Bucket List! Our guests have rated us highly for all aspects over a 2 year period. Totally relax in the silence and majesty of the outback! With natural rock walls with many unique features, this Studio stands out from the rest. Please note that all beds are in the same space as the living area. As a fully self-contained studio, you will relax in a modern, clean yet full-of-character dugout - an underground home. Live like the locals do! Temperatures all year around only vary underground from between 22-26 degrees, but in really hot summers, air con is provided to get the air circulating and also refresh you when coming in from the heat. All linen is provided. Washing powder is provided for the washing machine. Dry your clothes inside on a clothes' airer, or in the garage using pegs provided. With your personal 4 digit KeyCode, you can check in at any time 24/7 to this secure, peaceful and private spot with 180degree views out to the iconic BreakAways. All that's left to do is to drive safely and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime. Thanks for choosing Ali's Underground.
After living 8 wonderful years in this amazing community of Coober Pedy, hubby and I have now stopped paid work and are Happy Wanderers in our caravan...enjoying the great outdoors! We love to travel too. Our fabulous cleaners live in our dugout next door to Ali's Underground. I enjoy doing all the fun stuff of relating to bookings and guests' questions so please phone me should you have any queries. I loved taking photos of the unique features of this region. Prepare to be pleasantly surprised by your adventure to Coober Pedy. Can I encourage you to stay at least 2 nights to give yourself time to relax from the long drive up and experience this unique place for at least one full day? If you provide me with your personal email, I will send you a 2-page Tourist Tips sheet I've created to support you in fitting the most in while you visit...I know you'll thank me once you take time to explore this
Coober Pedy is the opal capital of the world, with an amazing lunar landscape, an underground lifestyle and fascinating natural history. Free Underground museums/displays are found at the Desert Cave and Umoona Museum, both in the main street. Opal shops abound on both sides of Hutchison Street and each as very different. A MUST is a visit to the Serbian Church - make sure to switch the lights on at the front to the left of the stained glass + venture upstairs to find another carving in the wall past the baptismal and get a stunning view back down on the carvings at the front. Ali's Underground is right above the Catacomb Church. Visit 24/7 and go right up to the wooden cross and 'look up' to see how far underground you actually are! These, and the Catholic Church never. close. A drive out to the beautiful Kanku-BreakAway Park is best in the mornings by heading (have the sun on your back for best views) towards Oodnadatta then turning left through the BreakAways and along the Dog Fence. The second lookout, just down a track to the right of the big first one, will take your breath away. If you're heading north afterwards, keep driving west to the Stuart Highway.
Language spoken: English

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Amenities of Ali's Underground Studio
Great facilities! Review score, 9.1

Most popular amenities
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking rooms
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Parking garage
  • Accessible parking
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
  • Dining table
  • Cleaning products
  • Toaster
  • Stovetop
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Washing machine
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenette
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Blu-ray player
  • Flat-screen TV
  • DVD player
  • Radio
  • TV
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Tile/Marble floor
  • Soundproof
  • Private entrance
  • Carpeted
  • Fan
  • Ironing facilities
  • Iron
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Garden
  • Movie nights
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Temporary art galleries
  • Hiking
  • Pool table
    Additional charge
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    Additional charge
  • Tennis court
    Additional chargeOff-site
Outdoor & View
  • Landmark view
  • Mountain view
  • View
Building Characteristics
  • Detached
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/out
  • Express check-in/out
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Laundry
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hypoallergenic room available
  • Heating
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules

Ali's Underground Studio takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 2:00 PM to 12:00 AM

You need to let the property know what time you'll be arriving in advance.


From 1:00 AM to 10:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to apartment type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 17 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

No cribs or extra beds are available.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Payments by Booking.com

Booking.com takes your payment for this stay on behalf of the property, but make sure you have cash for any extras once you get there.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 10:00 PM and 8:00 AM.


Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.

The fine print

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

Legal info

This property is managed by a private host. EU consumer law relating to professional hosts might not apply.

FAQs about Ali's Underground Studio

  • The prices at Ali's Underground Studio may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Ali's Underground Studio can accommodate this group size:

    • 5 guests

    For more detailed info, check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • Ali's Underground Studio is 0.9 miles from the center of Coober Pedy. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Ali's Underground Studio offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking
    • Pool table
    • Tennis court
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Temporary art galleries
    • Movie nights

  • Check-in at Ali's Underground Studio is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • Ali's Underground Studio has the following number of bedrooms:

    • 1 bedroom

    For more detailed info, check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • Yes, Ali's Underground Studio is popular with guests booking family stays.