Dancing Elephant N1 Party Hostel Reviews
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Air conditioner flooded entire room. Repair team was in room for a couple hours instead of moving us. Wifi only worked for one day. Zero compensation was offered even after asking.
- Novice Nomad
- Mixed Group, 25-30
- (1 review)
We booked a private room for 5 nights during the Feb Full Moon Party..it was amazing to have your own room / space for this insane party. Would 100% reccomend spending the extra few bucks for a private. Great atmosphere in the hostel common area Nan is the man! He made us feel so welcome. Book it!
This hostel is owned by a very nice French owner named David. That's where the good ends. After 8 months of traveling, this is one of the worst run hostels I've been too... The facilities are below average, the beds have springs poke you to sleep (drinking helps) and above all there is no community except for full moon community that engulfs the island for 1 night. For the money this is the biggest let down in 8 months. Yet it's hard to find anything better on the island on full moon beach...
The travelers will make or break this hostel. Staff is pushy on expensive parties such as jungle party, that end up being far overpriced compared to the beach only 2 min walk away. Beds are literally mattresses on a large shelf, very little privacy. However the location ia excellent and if your here to party it will be great. Juat know there are cheaper, cleaner hostel options in the area.
My boyfriend and I chose the 19 bed dorm room during the full moon party because we wanted to meet people. The 19 beds are actually double beds so there were about 40 people there. It was simply too many people, most of whom were on the prowl and weren't the type of people we were looking to hang out with. If you have a big group who just want a place to crash it's perfect. Otherwise this place isn't for you. The common area was subpar as well so no one hung out there.
We stayed here for 5 nights over the full moon party after having so many good recommendations. David the owner is great gave us so much great info about the island and really goes that extra mile to help you. Atmosphere was amazing met some great people! And it is 5 minute walk to the beach. Would definitely stay here again! One of my favourite hostels!
Our stay here was absolutely brilliant; it was low season at the time so slightly more quiet but the atmosphere was still great and the dorm was very sociable. The staff were incredibly helpful and welcoming, Som particularly was so lovely. I would thoroughly recommend staying here!
Great location right next to the full moon beach! friendly staff and amazing bar right next door. I stayed in a private room which was clean and nice and quite so i could easily escape the noisy streets. The hostel had a photographer organised for the parties so you can get great photos of your night. I enjoyed my stay and would happily come again if I ever go to the islands
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
Perfect place to spend some nights partying and meeting new people. The staff are a very nice family, extremely helpful and friendly. Would stay again if I am in the area.
Great place to party, honestly I think to 40 person room looked nicer and had bigger beds. Like any party hostel it was 90 percent guys, but still a lot of fun
Fantastic place to stay for full moon. Not 5* luxury of course but very social with great bar. Owner really cares about you and can help you with everything. You can sleep as much as you need to as long as you wear ear plugs! Wouldn't want to stay anywhere else. If you do you should still use the bar here!
Amazing atmosphere. Great staff and location. Really enjoyed during full moon party.