Dancing Elephant number ONE PARTY HOSTEL is pleased to offer you a first free advise:
You want to enjoy the Full Moon week, come as early as you can.
Every night, from the sunset to the dawn, pre-party, party and after party!
Dancing Elephant pre-party warm-up for all the major island's party. (Jungle, Voodoo, Sramanora...) International venues, incredible sounds!
Ever since its inception five years ago, Dancing Elephant has been one of the top ranked hostels in Koh Phangan. Located in the heart of Haad Rin village we are surrounded by shops, restaurants, massage parlors and more.
Our hostel is only a 2 min walk away from the full moon party, beaches and the pier but far enough so that you can still get a great night's sleep. 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. 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% pre payment for full moon week and the balance due on arrival
* On receiving your booking through hostelworld we will send you an e mail requesting you to pre-pay 50% of the total booking amount. You can pay this amount using any credit card. No pre payment = no confirmed booking.
No show = no refund
Please cancel a full 7 days prior to arrival
Check your SPAM box, you will receive within 24 hours an e-mail from Dancing Elephant.
Check-in after 2:00 PM until late.
Please advise if you are late or delete arrival.
Check out 12:00 noon
FULL MOON PARTY
50% Pre-payment requested.
Prepayment on our web page with any credit card.
Once you have completed the prepayment, this means you have read and accepted our policy.
No pre-payment = no confirmed booking .
Non-show, no refund.
Cancellation 7 days before planned arrival minimum, no refund if late to cancel.
After check-in and acceptance of the accommodation, no refunding. if shorter stay.
I had a fantastic time at Dancing Elephant Hostel for the August 2011 Full Moon Party. I was a solo traveler and it was a great way to meet some really cool people from all around the world. Staying at the hostel made my Full Moon Party experience better than if I would have stayed somewhere else.
Location: 2 minutes from the center of the beach and the chicken corner, awesome! Plus it's on the hostel street where all the cheap thai food is hidden. Perfect.
Sleep Quality: Surprisingly even with 19 people in one dorm, I slept really well every night. You can't hear the music from the beach and people were very respectful.
Bathrooms: There is just one bathroom and a half bath with just a shower, but surprisingly it wasn't too bad even with so many people. There was usually a 5 minute wait to use it but the time would fly since you would be socializing in the lounge while waiting. If they fixed the sink in the half bath it would have made it even easier.
My favorite things about Dancing Elephant: The people were really cool, David the owner is really funny and kind, the free water is very appreciated, movies on the big tv were great, lockers were perfect, and the free body paint warm up parties were nice.
Things that could have been better: Just some small things but a bathmat/welcome mat would be nice before going up the stairs so people don't drag so much sand up into the sleeping area. Also during the briefing if they could tell everyone to please take a shower before going into bed it would also make it less sandy. The free water is awesome but always ran out, maybe have a spare ready to go.
Overall: I was happy to stay there and would do it again. It's a bit expensive for a shared 19 person dorm, even over full moon, but I had a good time and would recommend it to others.
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I stayed at dancing elephant hostel during the full moon period of july 2010. i can honestly say that i could not have chosen a better place.
i chose this hostel over others due to its excellent ratings online and i was glad that i booked ahead.
the place is run by the wonderfully eccentric david and his beautiful wife nanda. on arrival i was told what to expect and some great advice on how to stay safe during the crazy full moon period.
i had a bed in the dorm on the 1st floor which had aircon and was comfortable.
the dancing elephant experience is more than facilities however. the ambience of the place with travellers from all over the world coming for what was 6 nights of amazing beach parties, culminating in the full moon party, was unlike anyother hostel on the island.
it was fairly quiet for those who wanted a night off from the parties which were no more than 3 minutes away on sunrise beach where the parties happen. the hostel is also close to 7-eleven, the atm, and very close to haad rin pier.
with a wii lounge and a great selection of movies, dancing elephant was extremely chilled during the day, and put on excellent pre-beach parties by night. paradise. (if youre into that of course). thoroughly recommended.
thank you for a great 6 days david and nanda!
hope to see you again,
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great owner David. Very helpful and friendly, also Remy! Fantastic location...dont take a taxi from the harbour to the hostel as its 5mins from haad rin harbour and full moon party beach. loads of shops, retaurants and bars close by including well known bars such as the outback bar, mushroom mountain and cactus bar.
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great place to stay if you are single traveller. Very central, very clean and good atrmospher. Really near the fullmoon party but still pretty quiet! Great place to meet people!!
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