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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 1 week prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy


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.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Dancing Elephant Beach Club

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Dear travelers,

Welcome and thank you to choose the Dancing Elephant Beach Club booking page.
What is the aim of your visit in Koh Phangan?
Incredible memories, discover beautiful location and people, sleep in stylish accommodation for an affordable price, delicious food, partying, mingling, doing sport, soaking sun light, adventures...
Dancing Elephant is providing all that in one amazing spot.
BEACH vs ROAD....we are on the beachfront. Check the location online, if you wish.

On the beautiful sunset beach in Baan Tai, overlooking Koh Samui island, situated on the grounds of a lush garden, the Dancing Elephant Beach Club & hotel is something truly unique. In Phangan, they are many resort located on the beach front, but not many hostel and we are one of them.
Each property is unique, but this one is art-oriented, with over 700 square meters of murals!
The Dancing Elephant was the first hostel to hit Koh Phangan in 2008, the first between the 3 archipelago islands, Ko Tao, Samui, and Phangan.
​With 11 years of non-stop activity, the Dancing Elephant has international popularity.
In 2017, the Dancing Elephant left its original location in Haadrin and moved to the beautiful beach in Baantai. In October 2017, we became a beachfront resort!
​We are proposing 2 types of accommodation, private bungalows and dormitories, to make happy everyone.
Dancing Elephant is not only a hotel & hostel, but a restaurant, a beach bar, a party place, and soon a sport complex!
Location, location, location:
Centrally located on the island, 45 minutes maximun of everywhere.
5 minutes from the main island pier and even less from Tongsala’s centre, with its traditional market, its walking street and local shops.
Haadrin village, where the world famous FULL MOON PARTY has been attended by tens of thousands of party-goers every month for over 35 years, is just 15 minutes away.
10 minutes from Half Moon Festival, Waterfall party and Jungle Experience

Soak up a bit of sun, play beach volleyball, and enjoy happy hour with a beautiful sunset.
In addition to being located on the beach, we’re also in a prime spot to pregame before Full & Half Moon Festival, Black Moon Party, and Jungle Experience.

Best day to arrive:

We HIGHLY RECOMMEND that you arrive four nights before the Full Moon Party, as it’s a week-long FESTIVAL rather than a single night of fun. Many people believe that the parties leading up to the main event are even better than the Full Moon party itself! Allow yourself to fully enjoy the full moon by NOT checking out the morning after. The party goes until after sunrise, followed by an AFTER PARTY.

You aren’t coming to Phangan to experience the island 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!

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 newfound friends that they’ll be in touch with for a lifetime. This is a result of attracting amazing people such as yourself, and the five-night minimum which gives us plenty of time to bond!

Spectacular accommodation:

We have multiple dorms and private bungalows ranging in size with various views. Check out the photos of our 24 bed beach front dorm - it’s spectacular! You’ll never think about dorms the same way again.
Our 32 and 24 bed dorms have a mix of single and double beds. If you are arriving in a booking of two or more people in these dorms you will be placed 2 people in a double bed. If you prefer a single bed, please book our 8 bed dorms.

We do fill up fast so book in advance!

Directions to property:

After arriving in either Haad Rin or Thongsala pier you will take a short walk to the taxis. Let the taxi drivers that you are staying at Beach Club Dancing Elephant in Baan Tai. The drivers will advise you which taxi to jump into, and you should be paying no more than 100 THB per person.

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

We will keep your passport at the reception for the ful duration of your stay (in case you need an emergency hospital care, it is better as so)
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.

Term & Conditions:

Check in: Midday till 9pm
Check out: Midday

Minimum stay:

• 5 nights during Full Moon Week

• 7 nights during New Year

Pre-Payment Terms:
NOT AUTOMATICALY requested, but be ready for that.

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

• New Year Period, 5000 thb per person.

On receiving your booking we will send you an email asking you to pay the pre-prepayment using PayPal or a credit card.


If you do not receive this prepayment 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.

No Prepayment = No Confirmed Booking
No Show = No Refund


Full Refund up to 14 days before arrival. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.0

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 8.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    05 Oct 2019
    Great location right on the beach!!! Amazing music and really cool bar! Try the pink elephant drink, it was soooo good 😊
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    10 Sep 2019
    Had a amazing time here. I like how the rally everyone up to go to the parties together. Staff was amazing! The art is super cool on the property and it's right on the beach. Hope to be back next year!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    10 Sep 2019
    Thank you for the amazing experience at koh phangan, everything was great, good atmosphere, good location on the beach, very clean, good food, good people, good vibes. Thank you David, Nanda, Max and all the staff. G
    Portugal, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    10 Sep 2019
    Best hostel in Thailand!!! It's a must! Really clean, near the beach, awesome staff, the 32 dorms it's like a big family. I recommend it a lot!!! 😍😍😍
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    09 Sep 2019
    Fantastic hospitality from start to finish, very nice place to chill directly onto one of the best beaches I’ve ever experienced! Also the food is amazing would stay again thank you for having us :)
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    05 Sep 2019
    Location is definitely a 10/10. The place is literally on the beach. The staff is really really nice as well, fun and dynamic. They clean every morning to nothing to say on that and they are 3 nice dogs around the property so day and night it you're pretty safe from thieves or people coming in while you're away. This hostel must definitely be popping in high season but in low season you can see it as a really chill place to relax on the beach in the shade. Also special mention for the playlists.
    France, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    06 Sep 2019
    Had a great stay here at this family run business with one of the coolest dorms I’ve stayed in!!
    Australia, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.1


    27 Aug 2019
    Really nice hostel! I really like the staff and alle the people around. One big point from me for this hostel, free drink water! A big thanks for that.
    Germany, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    12 Sep 2019
    Very nice place in great location. Staff were very friendly, only thing I found was that they blasted music out from around 9AM onwards and as the room was next to the bar was a bit annoying. Apart from that it is a great place to stay.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6


    04 Sep 2019
    Our stay at the dancing elephant was enjoyable and fun! The hostel itself was quiet due to being out of season and also we went to the half moon party not the full moon. A benefit to this was that we felt welcomed like family by David, Nada and Max. The location is great if you just want a lovely beach on your doorstop however was slightly out of the town area. Gorgeous beach area and interior design’ can imagine this place being epic during full moon!! Also love the free drinking water! Thanks
    England, Female, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Express check-in / out
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Nightclub
  • Wi-Fi