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Dancing Elephant No.1 Party Hostel

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness

Property Description

**DANCING ELEPHANT HOSTEL** was the very FIRST hostel, eight years ago to hit Haad Rin, the home of the monthly Full Moon Party!!!

Located in the heart of the famous Full Moon Village, a bustling, multi-cultural party spot, we are surrounded by beautiful beaches and people. Only a 1 minute jog from the actual Full Moon Party, putting you in the best location possible!

Our dormitories are spread throughout the street, making it one of the BEST common areas in the world. The privates are a one minute walk down the road.


We HIGHLY RECOMMEND that you arrive four nights before the Full Moon Party! Here it is a FESTIVAL, there are parties every night leading up to the Full Moon. Some say that these parties are even better than the Full Moon itself! AVOID checking out the night after the Full Moon Party, as it goes all the way until sunrise, and followed by an amazing AFTER PARTY.

You aren’t staying with us to experience the Full Moon on your own. You are staying with us to make loads of amazing friends to SHARE the experience with. Come a bit earlier to enjoy some great parties (before the Full Moon), and give yourself more time to get to know the people who’ll be partying with you! There’s no strangers here, only friends you haven’t met yet.


During Full Moon week we are the unique. the ORIGINAL, the crazy ‘Street Party’, the ONE that makes us what we are today. Hundreds of party people from all countries, dancing to live sets by international guest DJ’s.


Run by individual people from Northern Ireland, America, Thailand and the crazy owner David and Nanda from France and Burma. Fellow travelers ourselves, we are able to provide a great contrast of experience, worldwide knowledge and of course a bloody good party that you'll never forget! You’ll be hard pressed to find a team more committed to providing an amazing Full Moon experience.


We provide a clean and safe hostel, with vibrant character and colourful charm like no other you will visit in Asia. Regardless of whether or not you’re traveling solo or in a group, you’ll be calling this home straight away.

We strive to provide each and every one of our guests with five-star service along with a comfortable, friendly atmosphere that makes everyone feel at home. Each guest should expect to leave the island with people they didn’t know upon arrival. This is a result of attracting amazing people such as yourself, and the five night minimum.


We have four funky big dorms that in total can fit 98 guests, and that we promise you get a quiet and good night’s sleep in. Most importantly they are full of exciting, energetic party people that you’ll soon call family.

We also have 14 private rooms.

We do fill up fast so booking in advance is advised!


We host warm up parties for all the major events on the island. We organize event tickets and cheap taxis to get you there safely and through the doors quickly. Who likes to wait?!


Get out of bed, hang overs aren’t that bad!!! There are many cool things to do in the day which are a whole lot better with 50 - 100 bunk mates all sliding and flying into water, enjoying sunsets on booze cruises and much, much more.


Our travel desk will help you with your onwards travel, it is run by experienced travellers who always try to get you the best deal they can. Normally people arrive with 1-5 in their group and leave with many more.


FROM HAAD RIN PIER: We are a two minute walk from the Haad Rin pier. You DO NOT need to grab a taxi to reach us. When you step off the boat, go straight down the road from the pier. Take your second left, followed by a quick right, and you’re here! You can’t miss our bright pink and yellow reception office :)

FROM THONGSALA PIER: After arriving in Thongsala pier you will take a short walk to the taxis. Let the taxi drivers that you are staying at DANCING ELEPHANT in HAAD RIN. The drivers will advise you which taxi to jump into, and you should be paying no more than 100 THB per person. If you opt to take a taxi motorbike, you’ll be paying closer to 200 THB. The taxis will be dropping people off at different locations around Haad Rin, so it will take approximately 25-30 minutes to arrive.

**RULES (for everyone’s safety and sanity!) ***

No outside alcohol allowed on the premises

No food or drink (water is ok) allowed in the dorms.

No outside guests allowed in the dorms (protection of belongings)


We provide towels, lockers, filtered drinking water, and free wifi. You will need to provide your own padlock for the lockers. All common areas and lockers under CCTV surveillance for the security of our guests and their belongings.


Check in: 11am till 11pm

Check out: 11 am till 9 pm

**During New Year period**

Check in: 1 pm till 11 pm

Check out: 11 am

Minimum stay:

• 5 nights for Full Moon Week

• 7 nights for New Year

Pre-Payment Terms:

• Full Moon Period, 1000THB per person and remaining balance on arrival

• New Year Period, 5000THB per person.

On receiving you’re booking we will send you an email asking you to pay the pre-prepayment. You can do this using paypal or a credit card.


If you do not receive this pre payment email, please contact us straight away to our email (you could find on your booking confirmation letter.) Also please have a look in your spam folder, it might automatically get sent there due to your email settings.




Full Refund up to 14 days before arrival.
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Sat 23 Sep 2017 - Tue 26 Sep 2017 Change

Room Summary

Sat 23rd September 2017 - Tue 26th September 2017

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  • Linen Included
  • Free City Maps
  • Towels Included
  • Free WiFi
  • Free Internet Access
  • Security Lockers
  • Common Room
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Book Exchange
  • Hot Showers
  • Cable TV
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Parking
  • Hair Dryers
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Steam Room
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Towels for hire
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • ATM
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
Food & Drink
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Nightclub
  • DVD's
  • Games Room


  • No Curfew

Things to Note

Pre-Payment Terms:
⢠Full Moon Period, 1000THB per person and remaining balance on arrival
⢠New Year Period, 5000THB per person.
On receiving youâre booking we will send you an email asking you to pay the pre-prepayment. You can do this using paypal or a credit card.




Full Refund up to 14 days before arrival.

Cancellation Policy

Deposit Only rates

This property has a 14 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay

Non-refundable rates

Your booking is non-refundable. If you choose to cancel your booking, or in the case of a no-show, you will still be charged the full cost of your booking.

Latest Review

" It's a party hostel. Best staff, best atmosphere. "

- davidrutz589
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