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Dancing Elephant Hostel

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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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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 4 weeks ago

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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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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Cairns, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Theres only one reason to stay here and that's to Party. Without fail every night was a party. Full moon party night obviously the biggest. If you are planning on getting a good sleep this place isn't for you. The owner and his wife were very friendly and truly embraced the party culture. The other staff were super relaxed. You... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This is a great place to stay as a solo female traveller. It feels safe as everything is locked when you are out at night and to be honest that is all I wanted when travelling on this Island. It was also far enough away from the beach for it to be relatively quiet. The beds are very close together... More 

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is definitely a party hostel, you won't get any sleep and the cleanliness leaves a bit to be desired but you can't ask for much more in a hostel in Thailand geared towards the full moon parties. It's in a perfect location. The staff are very helpful and will book tours, etc when you're not too hungover and the... More 

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