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Dancing Elephant Beach Club

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

Property Description

Koh Phangan’s Number 1 Backpacker Beach Resort! Enjoy the coolest beach bar, craziest drinking games, and make new friends in our daily volleyball games on the beach.

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.

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.

Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.7

  • Security 8.7

  • Location 9.1

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 9.2

  • Cleanliness 8.1

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    09 May 2018
    One of the best most fun hostels I have ever been to. The vibes and atmosphere were perfect I didn't want to leave! Awesome pre parties but on the beach so chill spots best of both worlds, really fun staff and amazing food at the restaurant. Couldn't recommend more.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    28 Apr 2018
    Incredible experience . Location is far from the congestion of haadrin beach for the full moon , but close enough to access my shuttle . Dancing elephant is like a resort, with the friendliest staff who’s make it their priority to get everyone socializing , partying, and doing activities together. Amazing experience , worth the money !
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    28 Apr 2018
    LOVE THIS PLACE!! I’m a solo traveller and stayed here for full moon (you have to stay here) had the best time the staff make this place 100%!! As soon as I arrived and settled in one of the girls who worked there came and introduced me to people got me involved with all the games! It’s unreal! The owner at 5am in full moon was giving everyone water and making sure everyone was ok. The manager took pictures for everyone on his camera. It was amazing best hostel I’ve stayed in so far! Xx
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    26 Apr 2018
    Marco in the bar area was amazing!!
    Canada, Female, 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
  • Foosball
  • Wi-Fi


  • Credit Cards Not Accepted
  • Taxes Included

Things to Note

1.We accept only cash payment upon arrival.

2.FREE Cancellation Deadline: 3 Days, excluding Full-Moon & New Year & Christmas, where is 50% cost.

50% deposit during the Full-Moon and Peak Season res. will be charged from the provided card.

3.Our check-in time: noon to 9 pm, check-out: 10-11 AM

4.Reception opening hours: 9 Am to 10 pm. Inform us in case of later appearance (last boat arriving 8.30).
All welcomes!

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