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Dancing Elephant N1 Party Hostel Reviews

95/16 Moo 6, Haadrin Village, Baantai,Suratthani, Koh Phangan, Thailand

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81%

Rating
300 Total Reviews
  • 71%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 77%Cleanliness
  • 73%Facilities

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100%

Loved this hotel and will defiantly be back again to stay.

  • 12th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Northern Ireland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

Fab hostel and the best hostel to stay at for the full moon party! 5 mins max walk from the full moon party beach. Make sure you book ahead as they get booked up! I had a blast there and the staff are excellent and really go that extra mile for you.


100%

great place to stay !!

  • 7th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Peru
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

The staff were so enthusiastic and such lovely people, plus the location was perfect, just a few minutes walk from the beach where the Full Moon Party was! All I can say is if you like to party, stay here! I travelled alone and had the best experience here and it was really easy to meet people :) Will definately come back to Koh Phangan and stay here again. Party Party!

  • 6th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


63%

Well it's advertised as a Party hostel, so you definitely do get what is advertised. The music is blaring from like 9 AM until 3 AM pretty much. The toilet in our hostel didn't have a seat for the majority of the time there, so it was effectively a squatter toilet. The beds weren't very comfortable. Only 1 shower with lukewarm water, the other with cold. We found a stray dog in our dorm room one night. BUT the parties were indeed legendary, so I was too drunk to care about most of these issues.

Owner Comment (Hide)
The question is for me: did you get good and safe time at Dancing Elephant? Yes is the answer. Thank you very much for coming. Note: I do not remove the toilet seats by fun, drunk users do it very well :) Tia (the house 's dog)\ was checking the dorms security, sorry for that :))\ Thanks for the LEGENDARY adjective for the parties!!!!!

80%

Great for the FMP. Friendly staff, good food, good location, quite pricie but to be expected i guess. Had awesome time, easy to meet people and will probably be back. Owner David really friendly and helpful. Cheers guys!!


100%

Had an amazing stay over New Years! The dorm was spotless and surprisingly spacious. The atmosphere was brilliant, with street parties every night! Staff were all really friendly, and we were really looked out for. Ended up staying in the hostel longer as was such a fun place.


57%

The hostel is ok, but it doesn't have common areas and it's more expensive than the bangalos that are private, on the beach and have pools. The good thing is that is really near the full moon party beach,

  • 14th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
The common area are situated at the reception hall, in the street we have tables and chairs, or if you prefer you can come to enjoy and relax in Mooners restaurant next door....You didn't enjoyed it? Sorry if you missed all this places.

31%

I booked the expensive 3 bed dorm at the dancing elephant hostel and I would never advise this to anyone again. firstly this room is no where near the actually dancing elephant hostel itself.. it is a 10 minute walk further from the party in a dingy hostel called 'yams guesthouse' where apparently dancing elephant has rented out a crappy room. There was zero room service whatsoever... when I asked for it it was promised awkwardly but never came - had to buy our own toilet paper. Room foul/dirty.

  • 14th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello The hostel is still half way from the beach and the pier (250 meters), far? You was not happy? We weren't also. It never happened before: - YOUR room window came flying down and landed on bikes directly underneath... - YOU was throwing burning cigarettes butts over a bamboo stand underneath... - YOU had the innovative idea to defecate in the corridor (CCTV). - Room cleaning is at your request, as explained during the briefing, but maybe was you too busy to listen...

91%

I had the best time at this hostel. So much fun, met so many amazing people!

  • 13th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


86%

small hostel with only one dorm. clean,friendly staff


94%

This place is great for full moon! Dorms are a little cosy but not really a problem. Staff are super friendly and the new bar area they have is awesome!


89%

Ive spent 6 days at dancing elephant in november and i had a lot if fun! Its a party hostel so be ready for every party! Great english speaking staff, David the Owner is really cool. Very clean, big dorms but dont feel on top of eachother. TV room is very cool to have on rainy days! Wifi did not always work and lockers are in a different dorm. Good hostel if you want to go to full moon party far enough not to be bothered by loud music from the beach! Good job!


100%

The staff was so welcoming and kind. They informed everyone about safety, rules and the FMP at arrival. My friend got sick during our stay and they helped us get to the clinic and they were very caring. Dorms were clean and the beds were OK. A little bit pricy during FMP week, but so are all the other hostels aswell. They have their own restaurant and bar with good food and a great place for pre-party every night. Overall we loved our stay and would definitely recommend it to young BP's!

  • 13th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

This is a great party hostel to stay at for the full moon parties and other parties on Haat Rin beach. Run by David, a super friendly frenchman that fell in love with this island years back and has never left. The staff seem genuinlely interested to make sure you have a great and safe time on this party island. Thumbs up!




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