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Dancing Elephant Beach Club
Dancing Elephant Beach Club
Dancing Elephant Beach Club
Dancing Elephant Beach Club
Dancing Elephant Beach Club
Dancing Elephant Beach Club
Dancing Elephant Beach Club

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8.2

Excellent

54 reviews

54 reviews

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8.6

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Diamond Muay Thai 2.1 km
Ao Chaloklum Bay 9.3 km
Salad Beach 9.3 km
Thong Nai Pan Yai Beach 9.4 km
Nearby landmarks
Thong Sala Beach
R&S, Baan Tai 150 m
Kobra Muay Thai Stadium 240 m
Akachai Pharmacy 280 m
Big C Supermarket 340 m
Big C Market 350 m
Ao Bang Charu 370 m
U Contemporary Art Gallery 490 m
First Western Hospital 520 m
Podium Gym 530 m

Dancing Elephant Beach Club

100/1 Moo1, Baan tai Rd., 84, Thong Sala, Koh Phangan, Thailand, 84280 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers car park free of charge. Strategically situated in Thong Sala, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Bottle Beach. Massage, restaurant and indoor pool are among the special facilities that will enhance your stay with on-site convenience.

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Highlights

Inside city center

Check-in/out [express]

Private beach

Daily cleaning

Bar

Facilities

Bicycle rental

Pets allowed

Car park

Shuttle service

Private beach

Swimming pool [indoor]

Check-in/out [express]

BBQ facilities

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Koh Phangan every 47 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.5
Distance to city center7.1 km
Location rating8.6
Nearest airportSamui Airport (USM)
Distance to airport18.8 km

Rooms available at Dancing Elephant Beach Club

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.7

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                  Frequently asked questions

                  Does Dancing Elephant Beach Club have a hot tub?

                  Dancing Elephant Beach Club does not have a hot tub.

                  What time is check-in and check-out at Dancing Elephant Beach Club?

                  Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 02:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

                  How do I get to Dancing Elephant Beach Club?

                  A stay at Dancing Elephant Beach Club also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hostel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Dancing Elephant Beach Club has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Koh Phangan with private transportation, the hostel can arrange car rental for you.

                  Is breakfast offered at Dancing Elephant Beach Club?

                  Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Dancing Elephant Beach Club. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 5 USD if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hostel.

                  What are my dining options at Dancing Elephant Beach Club?

                  Dancing Elephant Beach Club features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

                  What is the smoking policy at Dancing Elephant Beach Club?

                  Dancing Elephant Beach Club does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

                  What restaurants are nearby Dancing Elephant Beach Club?

                  Dancing Elephant Beach Club’s neighborhood is Thong Sala which includes popular restaurants such as Muai's Thai Traditional Cooking Academy, White Rabbit and o sole mio.

                  What popular shopping places are close to Dancing Elephant Beach Club?

                  Located in the Thong Sala area, Dancing Elephant Beach Club is close to great shopping choices like Paul's Boatyard.

                  What are popular attractions near Dancing Elephant Beach Club?

                  Dancing Elephant Beach Club’s location in the Thong Sala neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Natural Kite Park, Phangan Royal Navy Ship and Papa Rus.

                  What popular beaches are close to Dancing Elephant Beach Club?

                  Dancing Elephant Beach Club’s Thong Sala neighborhood also includes Ban Tai Beach, Thong Sala Beach and Nai Wok Beach.

                  What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Dancing Elephant Beach Club?

                  Dancing Elephant Beach Club is located within Thong Sala, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Ao Bang Charu, All Scuba and Biggest Yang Na Yai Tree.

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                  What people love about Dancing Elephant Beach Club

                  • 8.8

                    Excellent

                    "The place feels relaxing."

                    Nathan

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                    April 14, 2021

                  • 10

                    Exceptional
                    Staff 

                    "Nice vibe, great staff."

                    Istvan

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                    March 2, 2020

                  • 9.6

                    Exceptional

                    "Couldn’t give this place a more warm recommending!"

                    Felicia

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                    January 4, 2019

                  Property ranking|Compared to 581 Koh Phangan properties
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                  Room comfort score
                  8.7/10
                  Value for money score
                  8.5/10
                  Location score
                  8.6/10
                  Service score
                  8.5/10
                  Better than
                  97
                  %
                  of Koh Phangan properties
                  Better than
                  88
                  %
                  of Koh Phangan properties
                  Better than
                  86
                  %
                  of Koh Phangan properties
                  Better than
                  83
                  %
                  of Koh Phangan properties
                  Overall rating:

                  8.2

                  Excellent
                  54 reviews
                  Cleanliness
                  7.4
                  Facilities
                  7.6
                  Location
                  8.6
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                  More about Dancing Elephant Beach Club

                  More about Dancing Elephant Beach Club

                  Dancing Elephant Beach Club

                  See all the incredible sights of Koh Phangan when you stay at Dancing Elephant Beach Club. This hostel is strategically placed in the heart of the city, surrounded by the popular landmarks. Grab some beach time with a stay at Dancing Elephant Beach Club, just 10.2 km from Bottle Beach.
                  The facilities and services provided by Dancing Elephant Beach Club ensure a pleasant stay for guests. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the hostel's free Wi-Fi internet access. The hostel provides car hire and shuttle services to help you get to where you want to go in Koh Phangan. Parking is available and free, provided by the hostel for guests with their own transportation.
                  While lodging at this wonderful hostel, the helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with multiple services that include express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. If you want seats to city's best entertainment, you can get help through the hostel's ticket service and tours. The hostel's on-site dry cleaning service and laundry service help you keep your favorite travel outfits clean so you can pack less. In-room conveniences include room service and daily housekeeping, so you can relax and enjoy your stay.
                  Smoking is restricted to the designated smoking areas.


                  Dining and things to do

                  Start your vacation days in the best possible way. Begin every morning of your stay with an in-house breakfast. Never let hunger affect your travel plans! Restaurants on-site provide convenient and tasty dining options. Have fun at night with your travel companions right at the hostel's karaoke rooms, bar and nightclub. If you're truly selective about eating, you'll be grateful for the in-house BBQ facilities available here.
                  To fill your days, be sure to check out the fantastic facilities offered at Dancing Elephant Beach Club. The private beach at the hostel is a very special feature, providing direct ocean access exclusively for guests. Pamper and indulge yourself with a visit to the massage. The hostel's on-site pool invites you every day for a cooling dip or a few refreshing laps.
                  Hot days can be cool fun with water activities like fishing, motorized water sports, diving and wind surfing. In a competitive mood? Get sporty with your travel group or other guests at the ping-pong table, yoga room and badminton court in the hostel. Have some relaxing fun with family and friends at the library and shared lounge and TV area. Souvenir shopping for yourself or those back home takes no time at all at the shops.


                  Around the property

                  This is your chance to explore all that Koh Phangan has to offer. Your exploration of the surroundings of Dancing Elephant Beach Club begins with a visit to Diamond Muay Thai only 2.1 km away.


                  Reasons to stay here

                  This hostel scores higher than 88% of the city's accommodations on value for money
                  This hostel's food and dining score higher than 98% of accommodations in the city.
                  Room comfort is said to be outstanding here, scoring higher than 96% of accommodations in the city.

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                  Amenities and facilities
                  Very good
                  Facilities

                  7.6

                  Most talked about facilities

                  Beach

                  9 mentions

                  Internet

                  1 mention

                  Languages spoken

                  • English
                  • Burmese
                  • French
                  • German
                  • Russian
                  • Thai

                  Internet access

                  • Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
                  • Wi-Fi in public areas

                  Things to do, ways to relax

                  • Badminton court
                  • Diving
                  • Fishing
                  • Garden
                  • Karaoke
                  • Massage
                  • Nightclub
                  • Private beach
                  • Swimming pool [indoor]
                  • Table tennis
                  • Ticket services
                  • Tours
                  • Water sports (motorized)
                  • Wind surfing
                  • Yoga room

                  Dining, drinking, and snacking

                  • Bar
                  • BBQ facilities
                  • Restaurants
                  • Room service

                  Services and conveniences

                  • Daily cleaning
                  • Dry cleaning
                  • Elevator
                  • Laundry service
                  • Library
                  • Luggage storage
                  • Safety deposit boxes
                  • Shops
                  • Smoking area

                  Access

                  • Check-in/out [express]
                  • Pets allowed

                  Getting around

                  • Car park [free of charge]
                  • Car park [on-site]
                  • Rental car
                  • Shuttle service

                  Sports equipment rental

                  • Bicycle rental
                  Location
                  100/1 Moo1, Baan tai Rd., 84, Thong Sala, Koh Phangan, Thailand, 84280
                  Excellent
                  Location

                  8.6

                  Airports

                  • Samui Airport (USM)
                    18.8 km
                  • Surat Thani Airport (URT)
                    113.7 km

                  Hospital or clinic

                  • Akachai Pharmacy
                    280 m

                  Convenience store

                  • Family Mart
                    1.4 km

                  Cash withdrawal

                  • ATM
                    1.4 km
                  What's nearby

                  Popular landmarks

                  • Diamond Muay Thai
                    2.1 km
                  • Ao Chaloklum Bay
                    9.3 km
                  • Salad Beach
                    9.3 km
                  • Thong Nai Pan Yai Beach
                    9.4 km

                  Nearby landmarks

                  • Thong Sala Beach
                  • R&S, Baan Tai
                    150 m
                  • Kobra Muay Thai Stadium
                    240 m
                  • Akachai Pharmacy
                    280 m
                  • Big C Supermarket
                    340 m
                  • Big C Market
                    350 m
                  • Ao Bang Charu
                    370 m
                  • U Contemporary Art Gallery
                    490 m
                  • First Western Hospital
                    520 m
                  • Podium Gym
                    530 m
                  Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
                  Property policies
                  Children and extra beds

                  Extra beds vary by room. Please check each room's capacity for details.

                  Minimum age of guests is: 6 year(s).

                  Others
                  • When booking 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
                  Some helpful facts

                  Check-in/Check-out

                  • Check-in from14:00
                  • Check-out until14:00
                  • Reception open until21:00

                  Getting around

                  • Distance from city center7.1 km
                  • Travel time to airport (minutes)50

                  Extras

                  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)5 USD
                  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 thb

                  The property

                  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsyes
                  • Number of bars/lounges1
                  • Number of floors1
                  • Number of restaurants1
                  • Number of rooms 17
                  • Room voltage220
                  • Year property opened2003
                  • Most recent renovation2013

                  Parking

                  • Daily parking fee0 THB

                  Reviews of Dancing Elephant Beach Club from real guests

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                  8.2
                  /
                  10
                  Cleanliness7.4
                  Facilities7.6
                  Location8.6
                  Room comfort and quality8.7
                  Service8.5
                  Value for money8.5
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                  9+ Exceptional (15)
                  8-9 Excellent (9)
                  7-8 Very Good (7)
                  6-7 Good (3)
                  <6 Below Expectation (7)
                  Time of the year
                  Mar - May (5)
                  Jun - Aug (10)
                  Sep - Nov (9)
                  Dec - Feb (17)
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                  10.0
                  Exceptional
                  Jennifer from United States
                  Solo traveler
                  Stayed 3 nights in September 2018

                  Beachfront location, Chill vibes”

                  I’ve stayed in many hostels from different parts of the world and around Thailand..but this hostel in particular made me feel like I was in a resort. I was not sure if it was actually on the beach but once I arrived..there it was, just a few steps away from my room.A fantastic view while sitting on the swings or laying in the hammock watching some people kite surf.The staff provided an unforgettable service - very helpful and informative throughout my stay and ofcourse knows how to have a great time!Day and night playing music that fits the atmosphere and going above and beyond to ensure all guests are comfortable.Also, for anyone that cares - there are no bed bugs!!The rooms and sitting areas outside are clean and well taken care of.If you are looking for a chill and relaxing vibe or party for the full moon, staying at the Dancing Elephant is definitely the way to go! A big shout out to David and Nanda, Davin, Al and Andrew for their warm hearts welcoming me to their magical place <3

                  Reviewed September 18, 2018

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                  7.6
                  Very good
                  Felicitas from Germany
                  Group
                  Stayed 2 nights in July 2018

                  Very good”

                  Dancing Elephant is right next to the sea and has a great beach area to hang out at with hammocks and stuff like that. The staff is really nice, food and drinks as well even though a bit expensive. There’s a lot going on in Baan Tai in the evening and you can grab some food for less money nearby. We expected the hostel to be busier, but that’s probably mostly around half- and fullmoon. We stayed in the female dormitory, which we wouldn’t recommend as it is quite dark and narrow, it smelled weird in the beginning and the beds aren’t really nice as well. The 32-people dormitory and the other mixed dormitories looked really nice tho!

                  Reviewed July 24, 2018

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                  10.0
                  Exceptional
                  Nolwenn from France
                  Solo traveler
                  Stayed 4 nights in January 2018

                  Stayed 10 days insteed of 3 days planned at first”

                  The hotel is front of the beach. Good to wake up and get the morning coffee and breakfast at the beach bar, the toes is the sand, the sea for the view. Nice to spend the day in the hammock or the swings on the beach. The dorm room is near the reception. Room and bathroom is clean. The staff is amazing, smiling and super nice. I stayed here 10 days insteed of 3 days booked at first. Better proof that I enjoyed my stay!!

                  Reviewed January 27, 2018

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                  10.0
                  Exceptional
                  Alice from Hungary
                  Group
                  Stayed 1 night in November 2013

                  Awesome party place”

                  Staff, beach, location

                  Loved it. Coming to Phangan 2-nd time and want to come again abd stay here longer. is the best for hire the moped and drive around the island.

                  Reviewed December 01, 2013

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                  8.7
                  Excellent
                  joris from Netherlands
                  Solo traveler
                  Stayed 2 nights in June 2015

                  great place to stay for location and people”

                  staff, location and airconditioning

                  I had one of my best hostel stays at beach bed and bar i immidiately felt at home as i joked around with the owner(zane) and with the qeusts. You could really chill out at this place with the dogs and the people. We also did some fun things together like watch movies and go out partying. All in all if you are looking for a place to stay close to the beach and with great people i really recommend at beach bed at bar Thanks again zane!

                  Reviewed June 12, 2015

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                  10.0
                  Exceptional
                  Clément from France
                  Solo traveler
                  Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
                  Stayed 1 night in January 2018

                  Amazing time at dancing elephant !”

                  Amazing time here. Staff always smiling and ready to help, good food, great atmosphere with nice music and confortable sofas, the bar is right in front of the sea with volleyball net and table tennis table ! Initially booked for 32 beds dormitory, I could move to a 6 beds room for the same price ! Thanks, I'll be happy to stay here another time :)

                  Reviewed January 28, 2018

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                  9.6
                  Exceptional
                  Felicia from Norway
                  Group
                  Stayed 4 nights in December 2018

                  Best place!”

                  Just loved it here! Right at the beach. Really nice staff, never had such a good velcoming before, with a tour and info, so nice! Would definitely come back! Probably quite off season as every other place at the island, but stay here when there is full moon, nice and social, and everybody leaves for the party at the same time. Couldn’t give this place a more warm recommending!

                  Reviewed January 05, 2019

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                  8.0
                  Excellent
                  NOZIMA from France
                  Solo traveler
                  Stayed 3 nights in November 2015

                  Perfect location just on the beach”

                  Love this hostel because it has a really chilled area on the beach, it's so good to wake up and have a smoke/eat by the beach, and having the sunbeds for the sunset is magical. Big store close by which can be a plus too. Not many plugs in the room and pretty sandy (which is normal as we're by the beach).

                  Reviewed August 13, 2016

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                  8.7
                  Excellent
                  Danielle from Netherlands
                  Solo traveler
                  Stayed 4 nights in August 2014

                  Very nice stay ”

                  Location (at the beach), swimming pool facility, friendly staff

                  It was a very nice stay. The reception is at the beach and the bungalows are comfortable. The first days there was only WiFi at the reception. But after a power breakdown this and the WiFi was fixed, and there was service in the bungalow. The staff is very friendly and helpfull. There is a good atmosphere to meet other people.

                  Reviewed August 14, 2014

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                  8.8
                  Excellent
                  Raine from New Zealand
                  Group
                  Stayed 5 nights in December 2018

                  Dancing Elephant will feel like your home away from home. ”

                  The staff are super cool and will make you feel at home from the second you get there. The hostel is a wicked place to stay if you want a real party island experience during the evening and a chilled out beach vibe in the day. Will be back!

                  Reviewed January 04, 2019

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                  9.0
                  Exceptional
                  James from United Kingdom
                  Solo traveler
                  Stayed 1 night in December 2013

                  A good laugh”

                  beachsidr bar, easy access to full moon party, and great staff

                  We had a great time at beach bed and bar - perfect location in central baantai, right on the beach and the staff were great!

                  Reviewed December 22, 2013

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                  10.0
                  Exceptional
                  Istvan from United Kingdom
                  Solo traveler
                  Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
                  Stayed 10 nights in February 2020

                  Amazing place”

                  One of the most unique hostel I ever been to. Nice vibe, great staff. The bar area is great, next to the beach. Lots of activities. My best 10 days in a hostel!

                  Reviewed March 02, 2020

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                  7.2
                  Very good
                  sarah from United States
                  Solo traveler
                  Stayed 4 nights in November 2016

                  Great place to relax”

                  The hostel has a great location which is in front of the beach. A lot of hammocks to relax and enjoy the scenic view of sunset. The french guy at the reception was super helpful and the atmosphere in the place is quite laid back. The dorm wasn't clean which is not a big deal for me. The bed frames get noisy in case someone sleeps on the upper ones. Overall, I had a relaxing stay there.

                  Reviewed November 20, 2016

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                  9.7
                  Exceptional
                  Robynn from Canada
                  Solo traveler
                  Stayed 1 night in September 2015

                  Great location, staff, atmosphere”

                  Location, staff, atmosphere

                  My stay was great. It's right on the beach, close to the main pier and the staff and guests are awesome and super friendly.

                  Reviewed September 16, 2015

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                  6.8
                  Good
                  Alper from Turkey
                  Solo traveler
                  Stayed 3 nights in February 2016

                  At the beach”

                  There is no kitchen. They writes, if you come with drinks, you will pay 500 baht per bottle everywhere. They sell drinks twice price if you consider any market. Linens were dirty It is behind the beach that is very good. Hammocks are very good to relax. This part of island's sea is not clean. Only good for relax on the beach but not swimming

                  Reviewed February 19, 2016

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                  10.0
                  Exceptional
                  Konstantin from Russia
                  Solo traveler
                  Stayed 1 night in December 2013

                  Excellent”

                  Friendly staff, righ at the beach

                  Excellent for a hostel! Friendly staff, right at the beach and not far from bars and parties.

                  Reviewed December 05, 2013

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                  7.2
                  Very good
                  Sarah from United Kingdom
                  Solo traveler
                  Stayed 1 night in August 2016

                  Good price until week of full moon”

                  Then it almost tripled in price and becomes too expensive for what it is. The toilet didn't flush and had to manually flush it with the squirter hose! It also wasn't cleaned everyday as the bins were still full. Bed sheets were clean and changed when new people came. Could walk (30 mins) into the port town where most of the shops and markets were. It still has a number of good restaurants nearby, I would recommend the all you can eat bbq place. Nikki on the reception desk was really helpful and had lots of suggestions.

                  Reviewed August 30, 2016

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                  10.0
                  Exceptional
                  Konstantin from Russia
                  Solo traveler
                  Stayed 1 night in November 2013

                  Very good affordable hotel at the beach”

                  Right at the beach, very friendly staff

                  I had a very pleasant stay at this hotel, will come again.

                  Reviewed November 30, 2013

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                  9.7
                  Exceptional
                  hai from Vietnam
                  Solo traveler
                  Stayed 1 night in July 2015

                  perfect”

                  location,staff

                  staff was great,friendly, helpfull, they made me feel like home.location was perfect,i will come back next time.

                  Reviewed July 25, 2015

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                  4.8
                  Matthew from New Zealand
                  Solo traveler
                  Stayed 1 night in June 2018

                  Average ”

                  Staff generally friendly but seeemed a tad distant/not caring. The owner (? Dude with orange glasses) may as well have totally ignored me with the rude mumble he gave me when I asked how he was. I booked an 8 bed dorm and got told I was gonna be in the 24 bed dorm which was essentially just couples having sex in the double beds/making noise together. The glass cubes in the wall let the light in. Dorm not locked and lots of kids running around. Dogs lurking and in dorm on three occasions. All of these are ok but my biggest mumble is the that everything’s broken: shower heads-broken, locks on bathroom doors- broken, showerhead holders- broken, no hooks in showers, one of the back slab heaters- broken, basin taps - free shower, no plugs near beds, ladders annoying to climb without landing on below couple who are still ploughing each other. Just overall pretty poorly executed. Bike hire was easy, and I left my iPod behind which was handed in so thankyou.

                  Reviewed June 14, 2018

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