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Dancing Elephant Hostel

95/16 Moo 6 | Baantai; Haadrin Village, Surat Thani 84280, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed our stay here; the four of us were lucky enough to have our own room with en suite and dining area, so we had somewhere more peaceful to nurse our hangovers! Right in the thick of Haad Rin with only a short 10 min walk to the beach, you could avoid the crowds but still have a good... More

Reading, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in the dancing elephant private rooms which are slightly down the road in a different building. We booked through the dancing elephant as standard though and did not realise this until we arrived. This was probably beneficial as it meant the rooms were probably slightly quieter than had they been located next to the big dorms in Dancing... More

Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed there for New year 2013 and full moon. Hostel is very basic but great! Owner is very hospitable person, staff always helped me with arranging my leisure. Important to point out that if you are staying in Dancing Elephant you get discounts for few bars and restaurants on Haad Rin. Would definitely recommend for staying to any crazy-party... More

Norwich, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

I stayed here for the FMP and Songkran! David who owns the hostel and the staff are really friendly, chatty and really lived up to my expectations. The location is great- far enough from the beach to get a good nights sleep but close enough so that I didn't have to take anything for fmp and just popped back to... More

Toronto, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We stayed here for Full Moon in February, 2014. Trip Advisor is right to rank this high for party hostels. Pre-drinking for the beach party was tons of fun here, with everyone gathered outside socializing and listening to music. But if I were to do it again, I would come here to party and meet people, but not actually stay... More

4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We (8 backpacking girls) stayed here for Full moon, and the hostel had overbooked accommodation so we were moved to a nearby hostel named Gallery. We had to pay 27$ a night for 2 hours of running water a day, no locks on our door and an open deck which was accessible by the public. Our beds were 5 bunk... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

This is seriously the greatest hostel i've stayed at. The staff is extremely helpfull and nice and made us feel very welcome. The dorms are very nice, yes the mattresses are close together but as long as you are happy and open with the other people in your dorm, that just makes it more fun! We usually hung out in... More

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

This is the first hostel I've ever been to, and based off of the reviews I read, I was expecting something pretty great. I paid the extra money for somewhere close by the Full Moon Party that would have a 'happening' scene where I could get to know other travellers. Wow, was that ever a shocking misconception. I met the... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

great place for young people mostlly around 18-26 years old . a little over priced especially the fm party rate. very helpfull stuff. very safe room but you have a locker too if you want. they have very goog and cheap tai food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Stayed here for five nights, and there is nothing to complain about. The staff is very friendly and helpful, they do everything to make your stay the best as possible. This is definitely the best hostel i've stayed in- and the rooms are very clean. A great social place:)

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Address: 95/16 Moo 6 | Baantai; Haadrin Village, Surat Thani 84280, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Surat Thani
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Welcome to Dancing Elephant,This new, central, quiet hostel is idealy placed in Haadrin village. surrounded by shops, restaurant, massage salons, bars... Only 2 minutes from the FULL MOON PARTY!!!! the pier and from the beaches.The Dancing Elephant have the uniqque Wii Lounge, video games room, with more than 160 games!!!During FMP play is FREE, for our guests, you also have a FREE internet access, a safe is at disposal to keep your valuables...and many other bonus!This is also the heart of the hostel, the place where we meet each other, have very tasty buckets, or watch a movie. ... more   less 
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