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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want the best experience for the full moon, hit up dancing elephant hostel! Eddie and his crew will not let you have a bad time at all, involving everyone in drinking games, cheap drinks, activities during the day such as total wipeout, slip and fly, booze cruise (amazing!!), and arranging all of your tickets for the parties eg... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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