I visited just before the full moon but was around for the half moon festival. They do have a massive TV with films to watch but at the time i stayed the owner was building his own bar in the common areas and it wasn't the place to chillout when you're feeling tired. Some of me clothes went missing too and they didn't seem too bothered. A girl's ipod also went missing so clearly they are lacking in security, which would worry me even more during full moon week. Yes they have lockers next door but i shouldn't have to lock away my clothes?! They have no locked door to dorm so anyone can just walk in. There isn't anyone really there during the day to stop you. The atmosphere in evenings was good but Haadrin is a dive of an area. You're much better off staying in an area just outside and dropping in for full moon than stay here.
- 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
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with HostelWorld so you can book your Dancing Elephant Hostel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.