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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hostel is very well set up, the bar is good fun and very reasonably priced. The beds are comfortable and the wifi is decent. The staff are nice and helpful and they have movies for when your hungover and in a world of trouble.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Treated more like a family member, always offering help and the location couldn't be better. If you're visiting for the full moon, which you will be, this is the place for great pre-drinks and by far the best way to enjoy Phangan.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I've been to the hostel on two separate trips and I always love it. The owner's are kind and very respectful, as is the rest of the staff. It's very close to the parties is the most social hostel on the island. Once when I visited one of the dorms was shut for painting but they gave us a bed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

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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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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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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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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