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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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Lancelin, Australia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
23 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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Albany, Australia
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37 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Found this place on Trip Advisor & figured that the positive comments must mean that this was a place to surely visit. It is!! I arrived on the early train from Bangkok & found my way here. Had no booking but thought I would chance my arm. Immediately I was struck by the welcoming gardens & the fact that it... More 

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Kota Bharu, Malaysia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

one of the main reasons for staying here is it's cheap. however there was a price increase in january so it's only the single rooms that are still cheap. for double rooms there are many other places in kanchanaburi that are cheaper. i haven't read anything about the poo problems at the jolly frog of which there are 2. they... More 

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Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Jolly Frog was the cheapest place I found in Kanchanubrui and loved my stay here. Swam in the lake everyday and found the most amazing Vegatarian restaurant/cooking class down the street. You can rent bikes out the front and staff were really helpful, great position for travellers.

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The staff here could not care less for your custom. Unfortunately when looking around for a room or trying to order food or drink from the bar they have a knack of first disappearing and then when you do find someone they take 10 minutes to come back to you having totally misunderstood what you had asked for in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The jolly frog is cheap and so you get cheap rooms, cold showers, questionable sheets. But I didn't care because the setting was just stunning - and the sheets were cool, they had toy cars on. I stayed in the 190B double room which happened to be on the floating raft - incredible! Sitting on the porch in the evening... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Dirt cheap rooms, only 290 bath for a 2-persons room, with an awesome garden, where you can relax and enjoy the view over the river. The rooms are okay, but what can you expect for that price!? There is a travel agency located in the restaurant (also cheap, but really good) and a scooter rental just around the corner. If... More 

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Been staying and eating here for about 10 years. I usually come to Kanchanaburi half a dozen to a dozen times every year. I always take the time to come over to Jolly Frog- and although I have seen some varying degrees of service- I have been pleased with the accommodations, the food and the service. I haven't been for... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Lazy unfriendly receptionist, room not clean, sheets not clean, no towel, etc. Good for people who wanna save a buck but besides that: crap. Typical for popular places that are filled up with Koa San Rd folks who don't mind as long as they can sleep for 70 (seventy!!!) thai baht. prices: 70/150/200/290/400thb (latter is family room with 1 double... More 

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