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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

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, College / University 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

Dancing Elephant started life 9 years ago as the island’s first backpacker hostel. In 2017, we moved to a new location on the beach in Baan Tai. We are proud to be more than just a beach hostel, as a place where hundreds of people come together to make new friends and enjoy the best Koh Phangan has to offer. Come alone, party together, and leave as lifelong friends.

Soak up a bit of sun, play beach volleyball, and enjoy happy hour with a beautiful sunset. Get involved with some drinking games while getting to know the other guests.
In addition to being located on the beach, we’re also in a prime spot to pregame before Half Moon Festival, Black Moon Party, and Jungle Experience. The Full Moon Party is a short taxi ride away but rest assured, we’ll still be showing you the best (not to mention safest) way to enjoy the party!

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 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! It’s in our nature to bring people together so if you think you’re going to chill by your lonesome all day, just know it won’t last long!


Run by party veterans from America & Thailand and the crazy owners David and Nanda from France and Burma. Fellow travelers ourselves, we’re able to provide a great contrast of experience, worldwide knowledge and of course an amazing 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 colorful charm like no other you will visit in Asia. Regardless of whether 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 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!


We have multiple dorms and private bungalows ranging in size with various views. Check out the photos of our newly opened 24 bed beach front dorm - it’s spectacular! You’ll never think about dorms the same way again. Everything is kept cool with 24 hour air conditioning to let you get a good night’s sleep, ready for the next day’s action.

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!

Warm up parties:

We host warm up parties for all the major events on the island. A DJ playing live at the hostel, while you get to know the other dancing elephant party animals! We organize event tickets and cheap taxis to get you there safely and through the doors quickly. Who likes to wait?!

Day trips:

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.

Directons 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!) ***

- 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: 9am till 10pm
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 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 8.8

  • Security 8.3

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 9.2

  • Cleanliness 8.1

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    05 May 2019
    The location was perfect for parties and they arranged transport around the island for everybody. Definitely choose the bigger dorms if they are available - they're much brighter and colourful.
    Scotland, Couple, 18-24
  • 10.0


    30 Mar 2019
    Great place to chill in between the weekly parties they have on ko phangan. Got busy around party time and food and drink isn't badly priced. Would stay here again!
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    19 Mar 2019
    Great hostel. Good location. Good vibe. Would stay again.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    16 Apr 2019
    Amazing place!!! One of the best hostels we’ve stayed so far in our SE Asia trup. The owner and the staff people here are always there to help you with any request you have. Movie night and all kind of other activities made our stay here perfect!
    Romania, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    18 Mar 2019
    Dancing Elephant is the place to go if you’re ready to party and not sleep in Koh Phg Nnang. We slept in the jungle room which slept around 20 people. The bar is great, DJs every night and everything is paid on a tab held on your wristband paid off at the end of your stay (be careful, this is dangerous)! The hostel is right on the beach so you can chill on a hammock during your hangover days!
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.0


    15 Apr 2019
    Had a good stay at Dancing Elephant as a solo non-partying backpacker. Location was about 5 min away from foods on the main road and a Big C market. My room was a bit old and very basic. The wooden locker was large enough for my daypack. Staff was very friendly and helped me with booking a taxi. Only thing I wish they had was a bedside outlet and light.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    17 Apr 2019
    I didn't like the fact that the lockers were outside the room and there were no plugs next to the beds. Besides everything was ok. The hostel's next to the beach - the right place to be during the Full Mood session.
    Poland, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    16 Apr 2019
    A decent stay. Pros- good location with plenty of bars/shops etc on the street, clean bathrooms, mostly friendly staff, food prices reasonable, refillable water, on the beach. Cons- drink prices expensive, WiFi doesn’t work, air con is terrible, the atmosphere is weird- most people just pre drunk in groups in the rooms rather than the bar which plays the same 10 songs on repeat! Also not enough plug sockets in the room. For full moon it’s fine
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    16 Apr 2019
    Beautiful location, had good sleeps in the 6 bed room (don’t stay in the 24 bed party room if you want to get sleep lol) meet some life long friends, free water cooler at reception, be careful with your tab bracelet that they give you to use while you stay there, i’ve heard people get a little carried away and forget how much they’re really spending! ;) anways thank you for your accommodations, if you’re a partier, this is the hostel for you!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 4.6


    15 May 2019
    David incredibly rude and strolls to reception 20 mins late, hungover and trying to argue with us, consequently made us miss our ferry. English guy very rude. French guy tried to fight me because he i told him he was late. Lovely place run by idiots. Such a shame.
    England, Male, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Nightclub
  • Wi-Fi