We stayed here for Full Moon in February, 2014. Trip Advisor is right to rank this high for party hostels. Pre-drinking for the beach party was tons of fun here, with everyone gathered outside socializing and listening to music. But if I were to do it again, I would come here to party and meet people, but not actually stay here.
The hostel has a couple buildings with dorms of 20 people. Each building has 2 bathrooms, only one of which has a shower, for all of these people to share. This was especially a problem on the night of Full Moon, with everyone lined up outside wanting to get ready to go out. In our building, going to the bathroom also required walking downstairs and through the lobby, which was a bit awkward when you were stumbling down in your pj's at 8 am and had to walk through a group of people just arriving and getting their orientation speech.
Security was also a bit of an issue. Although the hostel claimed to have 24-hour security, we often got there to find no one at the door, and there was no key either to the outside or the dorm room, which means that on most nights anyone could have wandered in.
Location was great, as it was really close to the beach, but to us, it wasn't worth it. Come here to party for sure, but stay somewhere where you'll get a little more for your money.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- DANCING ELEPHANT #1 PARTY HOSTEL is glad to offer a first advice: To fully enjoy the Full Moon festival we highly recommend to arrive Full Moon D-5. You come for a music festival, don't you? Every night, from the sunset to the dawn, warm up party, party and after party! DANCING ELEPHANT warm-up are famous, we are connected with all the major island's parties, like Jungle Experience, Maya, Sramanora...Every full moon festival we welcome international DJ's with their incredible sounds! DANCING ELEPHANT #1 PARTY HOSTEL is proposing a range of packages, suitable for all. Please take a tour on our packages page. Six years ago DANCING ELEPHANT was the first and ORIGINAL hostel in Koh Phangan. Ever since its inception it's one of the best around. Located in the heart of Haad Rin village we located very close to the famous Full Mon Party beach, Haadrin sunrise beach. You will find in the immediate surrounding shops, restaurants, massage parlors, medical center and motorbike rental shops. Our hostel is only a 2 min walk away from the FULL MOON PARTY beach. The pier 250 meters away. Whether you are traveling by yourself or with friends Dancing Elephant is the best place to meet new people and have the time of your life. Our dorms are air conditioned, comfortable and have good sized mattresses. Hot shower, hi-speed Wifi, laundry(included in the packages), 50" TV + hundreds of movies, night guard, 2 bars (in and outdoor) + animations, DJs, 3 wifi networks, travel desk, Thai and foreigner staff speaking English, proximity with the beach, deposit boxes...Travel and activities desk, Thai and international staff speaking English. In case you are traveling as a couple we also have double beds that you can book. All year round we provide the whole facilities package. Our mission is to ensure that you have the best possible time ever which is why on arrival you will receive our legendary briefing which will give you all the information you need to make your stay unforgettable and safe. We will also be happy to answer any other questions you have about the island or your onward travels. . So if it is a clean and safe (lockers, night auditor, CCTV) hostel with an exciting, entertaining, fun and friendly atmosphere that you are looking for Dancing Elephant is where you need to be. Hope to see you soon!! Check in: 11 am till late Check out: 12 pm noon Minimum stay: 5 nights for full moon week 7 nights for new year. Payments terms: 50% prepayment for full moon week and the balance due on arrival * No pre payment = no confirmed booking. No show = no refund Please cancel a full 7 days prior to arrival ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dancing Elephant Hostel Thailand/Surat Thani