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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 15 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Brilliant Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

Dear travelers,

Welcome and thank you to choose the DANCING ELEPHANT-ECO FITNESS PHANGAN 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.


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.

**For the bed in dorm sold under 99 thb per night, a little 1 $ participation is requested for the linen. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.9

  • Security 8.0

  • Location 8.5

  • Staff 7.8

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 7.5

  • Facilities 7.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    30 Jan 2020
    The Dancing Elephant is run by a warm-hearted owner and his staff. You'll enjoy a wonderful time at the beach, in the extremely nice gym, the hangmat or at the bar. Meet nice people and get the best of of you time in Koh Phangan.
    Germany, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    07 Feb 2020
    Great hostel right on the beach, the staff are welcoming and really helpful. Stayed here for the full moon party and the hostel was able to provide everything for us. Would highly recommend.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    31 Jan 2020
    Nice chill out vibe right on the beach. The owner David is really cool and will look after you. Easy to book bikes or there's a party organised for most nights. My girlfriend and I rented the beach front bungalow (right next to the bar) and it was super comfortable. Music at the bar stops at 12 but that wasn't a problem for us.
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.4


    07 Feb 2020
    This hostel was great to stay at for the full moon party! Always a party here. Helpful staff can set up party tickets and taxi’s too. great spot on the beach. Love the bar and the gym also! Eddie is the best and will help with anything you need! Would book again for a party stay!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    08 Feb 2020
    Staff are very friendly and helpful. the whole atmosphere of the place is very chilled and allows you to relax and meet other people
    Portugal, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9


    07 Feb 2020
    All the staff were amazing, the owner was a bit difficult to deal with, I would have rathered only deal with staff... great location only a short walk into town. Always felt safe, activities were ongoing , very lovely atmosphere
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 8.0


    07 Mar 2020
    Enjoyed stay mainly for the atmosphere. Had a private bungalow and the bed was so comfy, only build is I would have liked some shower gel (hand wash) as all the hostels we have stayed in had this in a private. The food was amazing, especially the green curry! I loved the party nights and movie nights! Great for meeting people at full moon. Security was a problem. On final night someone tried to come into bungalow at 1am which scared the life out of us. Couldn’t sleep. Would like a security guard
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.0


    11 Feb 2020
    There’s a lot of potential for this hostel & it can benefit from quick fixes. - having at least 1 member of staff on reception during opening hours - selling snacks - organised drinking games / activities during the afternoons or evenings We had issues during our stay within the accommodation but between Eddie, Gary & Shane they helped us out in some ways! Fantastic beach gym!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 6.0


    12 Feb 2020
    My experience here was not good. The guys working in the reception were very rude and not helpful at all. Specially the french guy (I don’t remember his name) he had a super unpolite attitude. The hostel looked good but didn’t have much of a vibe, maybe it was more empty than usual but there was nothing to connect the people. I won’t be back here for sure, mostly for the rude way I got welcomed by the staff.
    Portugal, Male, 18-24
  • 4.9


    14 Feb 2020
    We arrived past check in time & wanted to shower for the half moon party. After a long life story the owner tells us the ac is being fixed & to get a drink at the bar until he figures it out. It’s late & we need to know if we need a new hostel. He wouldn’t give us a straight answer and made us feel dumb for not wanting to “chill” at his bar. When asked about the room he said he couldn’t check bc I was talking to him. Straight up rude. It worked out but dealing with David was not worth it.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Fitness Centre
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Board Games
  • Nightclub
  • Wi-Fi