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Dancing Elephant Hostel

95/16 Moo 6, Baan Tai Haadrin Village, Surat Thani 84280 Thailand
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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
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Sebastian B wrote a review Oct 2019
Kreuth, Germany25 contributions25 helpful votes
The Dancing Elefant has obviously changed location, so not all of the pictures shown in the earlier descriptions are accurate. That said, the new location is really good, so close to a beautiful, well kept beach with lots of space. The doorm we slept in is one of a kind, feels like sleeping underwater. Haven’t tried the food but it looked good. David the owner is a very friendly and enthusiastic person and talked to us at length about his projects, so the place is constantly evolving! Scooter rental 250 B/day (which you have to do here, otherwise you’ll not see much of the island) I’d come back for sure!
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Mickey N wrote a review Aug 2019
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We had the best times in dancing elephant! It’s a really nice place to party and chill at the beautiful beach and has good vibes. The owner is really Nice as well. He will help u with everthing and also introduces you to the other people in the hostel, so it’s really easy to meet new people :) so stop looking for hostels and book your stay at this amazing hostel!
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
Abbie M wrote a review July 2019
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Lovely hostel with air conditioned rooms and by the beach. Hostel is clean and nicely decorated and all the staff are friendly and accommodating! Food is great and drinks aren’t too expensive. Would stay again.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
Charlie Black wrote a review May 2019
Oakville, Canada10 contributions
Prior to arriving to Dancing Elephant, I've spent about eight weeks traveling across south east Asia. Most Hostels offer one extreme or another at Dancing Elephant it was perfect balance of family, friends and fun! The staff was very engaging kind and knowledgeable about activities happening on the island. Nobody gets left out! Hostel was very clean safe and all for a great price. As a solo traveler plenty of value here! I love'd it so much I changed my plans and extended my stay! Everyone should stay at The Dancing Elephant!
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
Alin I wrote a review Apr 2019
Timisoara, Romania6 contributions1 helpful vote
First, do yourself a favor and add Dancing Elephant and Koh Phangan to your itinerary. You won’t regret it. Dancing Elephant was a perfect home base for us to explore the amazing island with its beautiful beaches and untouched jungle forests.The property is just off the main road on the beach which is nice, close to everything but also chill when you need it. The family that owns the Hostel and the people that work here are so welcoming and friendly and helped with anything we needed. We really enjoyed the food and the fruit shakes were delicious, everything at a really good price, such a great value! The movie night with the big screen placed directly on the beach the day after the full moon party is something that you won't find at many hostels. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: The bungalows are nice and clean with A/C.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dancing Elephant Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Dancing Elephant Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Haad Rin (0.2 km), Rin Beach (0.4 km), and Fubar (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Dancing Elephant Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at Dancing Elephant Hostel?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Dancing Elephant Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include No Name Thai Food bistro, Monnalisa, and Pure Joy Restaurant.