About Us

Underground Bed and Breakfast owner and operator Ken and Ana Male


We have been together for over 35 years. In that time we have owned and operated opal mines and two restaurants in Australia. In 2012 our Underground Bed and Breakfast celebrated 4 years in business. We have industry recognition for excellent service and guest facilities and have been acknowledged this year as a 2012 – Trip Advisor – Traveller’s Choice Award recipient.

What a wonderful experience this has been. Meeting guests from all around Australia and from other countries has been a very rewarding experience. Operating a successful and professional bed and breakfast has enabled us to share our extensive opal mining and hospitality experience and local knowledge with others. Underground Bed and Breakfast provides unique underground cave accommodation including continental breakfast, free wireless internet and free computer/internet facilities, secure undercover parking and outstanding friendly personalised service.

We aim to ensure our guests feel welcome, relaxed and at home. Our clientele includes both business travellers and holiday makers. Read some of the reviews on this website or on Trip Advisor to see what guests have to say about their experiences and enjoyment staying at our Underground Bed and Breakfast. Being located in a traditional underground ‘dugout’ in Coober Pedy provides our guests with a real underground cave experience. Located a short 1.5km from the centre of town Undeground Bed and Breakfast provides the perfect location to access some of the town’s restaurants and tourist attractions.

Ken Male
As well as operating Underground Bed and Breakfast with Ana I continue my 28 year career as an Opal Miner. Underground Bed and Breakfast have a selection of Opal Jewellery for sale mined by myself. I love to share opal mining stories and local information with our guests. As well as being an Opal Miner, I also operate ANDO tours. I conduct all tours in a luxury 4WD vehicle that seats up to 6 people. I provide a highly personalised tour experience that will leave you amazed. I have decades of experience living and mining in Coober Pedy that I am proud to share with you. Please visit my ANDO Tours website for details.