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Dancing Elephant Hostel

95/16 Moo 6, Baan Tai | Haadrin Village, Surat Thani 84280, Thailand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Best party hostel on the island and one of my favourite places i've ever stayed. Obviously not the best to get good night sleep, but at night this place is fantastic. Definitely would stay again. Staff are nice, night guards a bro.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

It's a great place to party, but not to sleep. It's not the most comfortable place, for the same price you can get a bungalow maybe. It worth for the party and the people. If you stay there you get discounts to buy alcohol, the prices are good.

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London, United Kingdom
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I stayed here for 5 nights over NYE for the FMP. it was one of the best party weeks I have ever had!! The dorm was one huge family, the beds are thin mattesses and your neighbour is pretty much your bed mate as they are all one in long platform but it doesn't matter as you are all mates... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Being my first time experiencing full moon (Feb 2014), I didn't know what to expect but after arriving at Dancing Elephant, I felt so welcomed and excited. David is incredible, we were checked in quickly and he sits you down to tell you the 'rules' and discounts etc which is helpful. We chose the 40-bed dorm which we were skeptical... More 

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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Dancing elephant is simply the place to be if you want the best full moon experience. The beds are basic and the price is high but it is very worth it for the great people you'll meet and pre parties outside the hostel. Staff were also very friendly and the hostel was in a fantastic location only 2 mins from... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The best way to end my 3 months backpacking in SEA, back in 2012. The owner, David, was really caring and helpfull. He helped me out trying to arrange parties, my way back to Bkk. His Thai wife was also a fantastic host!

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Toronto, Canada
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6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

On Christmas Day, the owner hosted an amazing, FREE dinner for anyone, even those who were not staying at Dancing Elephant, who wanted to come. It was a spectacular potluck with a wide array of dishes and tastes. I have rarely experienced the Christmas spirit to this extent. So generous. Because of this, I'm giving 2 stars when I otherwise... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I am new to hostels and I found this to be a great place to stay! It was close to everything! The staff were very friendly and helpful. I was able to book my open water dive course through their travel agent who was at the hostel everyday to help. I also left a necklace there, and without any hesitation,... More 

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Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Although it was not so crowdy, the hostel is fine for party and has a good location near Haadrin beach. Nevertheless the price is very expensive for the services offered. We stayed in a private room. In 3 days noone came to clean the room, the bathroom was woking bad , the tv was damaged. Price/quality relation is not fair... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Stayed here during the september full moon. Had an awesome time because of the group I was with. Dorms were pretty pricey but yeah you can expect that around the full moon.. pre parties were really good and loved the fact that even though the whole island had a power outage we could still party because of the generator. Staff... More 

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