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Dancing Elephant Hostel

95/16 Moo 6, Baan Tai | Haadrin Village, Surat Thani 84280, Thailand
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Glasgow
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfriendly staff, owner - patronising and unhelpful - He will take your passports on arrival - or blackmail you that if you won't leave it you will lose all our money joke !! Oh an passports are not even locked properly as I looked through few ( not mine) Also cramped 40 bed dorm with scrappy mattresses. Top beds don't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I Spent nine nights in the dancing elephant , in the 42 bed dorm over Christmas and new year . The peak time of the year . Although the thought of a 42 bed dorm is terrifying , It was surprisingly really comfortable with really good AC and cleaned daily 😊 This is defiantly a party hostel and my god... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

stayed at the dancing elephant for 13 days over Christmas and new years through the day the staff worked really hard to try cater for your needs weather that was going on a day trip or just watching a film because you were hungover which i usually was then at night the party there was great staff joined in in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Great Hostel for parties however facilities were too basic for the amount of money paid. Facilities... 1 toilet to a 20 bed dorm. 1 plug socket for a room of 4 people 3 plug sockets for a 14 bed room (An extention lead was requested but denied) The light in one of the dorms was extremely dim resulting in having... More 

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New Delhi, India
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

There is a reason why this hostel is running on top and has remained highest rated since ages now. I booked it up simply because of the fact that it had the highest rating versus the number of reviews. It was good enough for me to blindly book it by just reading its existing reviews. Traveling solo for the first... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

This place is a must stay if you're looking for affordable accommodation with walking distance to the Full Moon Party and amazing atmosphere. The hostel is a great place for meeting people. I arrived here on my own, having travelled SE Asia for a couple of months, and made friends that night as the hostel has an amazing social vibe.... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

When I booked Dancing Elephant I was very skeptical as it was so cheap. I couldn’t ignore the brilliant reviews and I would have to agree it was one the best hostels of my stay in Thailand. It’s about a 20 minute taxi from Thong Sala Pier to the hostel and when I arrived I had the warmest welcome ever.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

It can be daunting checking in to a 40 bed mixed dorm. You're not quite sure what to expect. However, I quickly learned that everyone is staying for the same reason: to have fun and meet new people. That's exactly what happened. There is an almost familial bond formed with everyone staying there. The hostel has its own bar which... More 

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Medway, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

Me and my partner had our doubts about staying in such a party hostel especially in such a large dorm as a couple, but we absolutely loved it!! Great location, so close to the beach. Eddy the manager and his staff were amazing, so helpful and kept you updated on what's going on, always involved and encouraged everyone to join... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

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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