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Dancing Elephant Hostel

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were really nervous and apprehensive about staying at a busy party hostel during the full moon, but from the minute we arrived the staff were so so welcoming and so lovely. Danielle was the nicest person ever and was always so helpful when we needed help with anything. We loved every minute of our stay and made best friends... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was amazing, the staff was probably one of the best things about this hostel. Davin and Alex were truly lovely guys and made our stay even better. I also had a great party, of course this is a party hotel but it was so good great bar with good drinks which are reasonably priced. I will say the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

I have been to five Full Moon Parties, four of them at this hostel. If you want to meet people and have fun, come here. The facilities may not be high compared with hostels around the world, but if you visit other hostels around Hadrinn you will know this place isn't bad. I recommend staying in the 40 bed dorm... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Free wifi, free water, Air conditioned bedrooms, cheap drinks, social environment, lockers, friendly knowledgable staff, great location, discounts to lots of local places because you're staying there and really, really cheap. I've been to 46 countries, 5 continents and stayed in dozens upon dozens of places... but the dancing elephant is one of the best. Dan; the owner, is knowledgeable,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

Horrible dirty ally way is there bar sweaty and just not nice to stay in. Tell you a load of lies to make you drink in there bar longer ie jungle party pick up at 2am lol. And awful staff all backpackers them selfs thinking they are better than everyone else killed the hole vibe. Much rather be in a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

Stayed in this hostel for the Full Moon Party with one of my friends in July last year, If you don't mind staying in a room with other people and are looking for a good time, this place is for you. All the staff are helpful and great fun, and always looking out for the safety of the customers. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

You have different kinds of hostel in the world. The cheap ones which barely give you more than a bed, the expensive ones with a breakfast and other extra’s. The expensive ones with no extra’s but just a very nice location,… Anyway, plenty of categories. Forget them all when you go to The Dancing Elephant. Don’t see it as a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

From start to finish the atmosphere, local knowledge, organisation and dedication of the staff was second to none. Dr. :-), Eddie, Jo and Alex were outstanding. The pre-parties organised in the evening were amazing with the hostel sorting transport either free of at the best rate possible to pool party, jungle party (a must do btw) and others. Rooms and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016 via mobile

The dancing elephant isn't only the best and friendliest hostel I came by in Thailand but you become a family with everyone there! And your trip only begins there, after you spend your 5 day full moon time you make so many friends you continue running into or end up going together to other islands for weeks after. The staff... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016 via mobile

Simply amazing! The staff were welcoming and friendly, the people met friends I'll have for life and the location and atmosphere are second to none. Being my first hostel experience I must say it was bittersweet (hear me out). Sweet in the sense that the stay there was an experience that I will treasure for the rest of my life... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
DANCING ELEPHANT #1 PARTY HOSTEL is glad to offer a first advice: To fully enjoy the Full Moon festival we highly recommend to arrive Full Moon D-5. You come for a music festival, don't you? Every night, from the sunset to the dawn, warm up party, party and after party! DANCING ELEPHANT warm-up are famous, we are connected with all the major island's parties, like Jungle Experience, Maya, Sramanora...Every full moon festival we welcome international DJ's with their incredible sounds! DANCING ELEPHANT #1 PARTY HOSTEL is proposing a range of packages, suitable for all. Please take a tour on our packages page. Six years ago DANCING ELEPHANT was the first and ORIGINAL hostel in Koh Phangan. Ever since its inception it's one of the best around. Located in the heart of Haad Rin village we located very close to the famous Full Mon Party beach, Haadrin sunrise beach. You will find in the immediate surrounding shops, restaurants, massage parlors, medical center and motorbike rental shops. Our hostel is only a 2 min walk away from the FULL MOON PARTY beach. The pier 250 meters away. Whether you are traveling by yourself or with friends Dancing Elephant is the best place to meet new people and have the time of your life. Our dorms are air conditioned, comfortable and have good sized mattresses. Hot shower, hi-speed Wifi, laundry(included in the packages), 50" TV + hundreds of movies, night guard, 2 bars (in and outdoor) + animations, DJs, 3 wifi networks, travel desk, Thai and foreigner staff speaking English, proximity with the beach, deposit boxes...Travel and activities desk, Thai and international staff speaking English. In case you are traveling as a couple we also have double beds that you can book. All year round we provide the whole facilities package. Our mission is to ensure that you have the best possible time ever which is why on arrival you will receive our legendary briefing which will give you all the information you need to make your stay unforgettable and safe. We will also be happy to answer any other questions you have about the island or your onward travels. . So if it is a clean and safe (lockers, night auditor, CCTV) hostel with an exciting, entertaining, fun and friendly atmosphere that you are looking for Dancing Elephant is where you need to be. Hope to see you soon!! Check in: 11 am till late Check out: 12 pm noon Minimum stay: 5 nights for full moon week 7 nights for new year. Payments terms: 50% prepayment for full moon week and the balance due on arrival * No pre payment = no confirmed booking. No show = no refund Please cancel a full 7 days prior to arrival ... more   less 

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Address: 95/16 Moo 6, Baan Tai | Haadrin Village, Surat Thani 84280, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Surat Thani
Price Range: $11 - $115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 18
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