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Jolly Frog Backpackers

28 soi China | Mae Nam Khwae, Kanchanaburi 71000, Thailand
Jolly Frog Backpackers
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in a 230b double room here at the jolly frog. The room had a fan but could have been cleaner, only cold water and no towels provided, but in saying this, you get what you pay for. Nice grassed outdoor area with trees, chairs and hammocks. Breakfast was a steel at 40b for 2 eggs and 2 bread... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am surprised by recent very negative reviews of the Jolly Frog. Yes, its rooms are basic and dated, but what do people expect when room rates start at 100 baht ($3) a night? If you want all mod cons, maybe you are not cut out to be a backpacker. The garden area is a lovely place to hang out,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I guess we all make mistakes and staying here was one of mine. Yes it is very cheap and the grounds are quite nice, also a very good location. The room was the worst I've stayed in, dirty and non-maintained. The only reason to stay here is if there is nowhere else, and I mean Nowhere. Service was...well terrible actually... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I checked in to my room at the jolly frog to find mouse poop on the bed and the biggest cockroach I have ever seen on the wall. The sheets looked like they had never been washed. I ended up sleeping outside on a hammock because I was too grossed out to even think about sleeping in the room. I... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

I read the negative reviews but came because I had heard that this is the place to meet other backpackers so thought it would be fun. My first impression was the lady at reception who was extremely rude and when I asked if there is a single room available for the following day didn't really reply - when I checked... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This hostel seemed really great at first, the rafthouse seemed really cool and the river was nice. But I got eaten alive by all sorts of insects in my sleep. And the room was okay at best. Not that we were travelling super expensively, but Ive heard there were better places we could have chosen. The food was excellent however... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

First of, i heard about a nice garden with cheap rooms. That is a backpackers dream, at least it should be. The rooms are very dirty, and not cheap for what you get. They are the typical room you bring a bad bargirl to. Sheets are broken and i had what only can be described as blood stains. The walls... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Jolly frog organised transport to airport in Bangkok. They said we would get there with plenty of time to spare. We left 6 hours before our flight. The driver stopped every 5-10mins to pick up fares on the side. We got dropped in the middle of Bangkok at a bus station to transfer to some other minivan. We missed our... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Cheap hotel but lovely "feel" on the balcony overlooking the garden & river. Rooms tired, aircon not required as cool evenings & breeze off the river. beds basic, toilet seat broken, shower cold only, bring your own toiletries. Chairs on balcony looked pretty old but worked ok. Food at restaurant was good but service cha cha. Ok for the price.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This hotel is so cheap that also polites in not included in the price.. In fact the receptionis has a very bad way to speack to the customers since the first approach. The rooms are dirt, just a smelly nylon sheet cover the mattres, so you will be forced to sleep dressed, if you don't wont to sweat and be... More 

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