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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hostel has basic, cheap rooms set around a beautiful garden. It's on the River Kwai, so you can enjoy sunset or fishing from the deck. The restaurant isn't amazing these days but it offers a wide ranger of affordable dishes, and great coffee. The mattresses could be better in some rooms, and rooms are with cold showers or shared...

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

We turned up to Kanchanaburi and didnt have any where booked so had to ask around. Luckily Jolly Frog had a double room for 230bhat a night (good price!). They also have rooms for 100bhat (single, shared bath) and 180bhat (double, shared bath) if you book. The room was basic but had a bathroom and a fan (which was needed)....

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Llandudno, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Stayed here last January for around 7 nights. I had'nt booked but they had an upstairs room so that was o.k. But on the first evening I had had a good few drinks, the stairs are a bit funny for an 84 year old and I tripped on the top step, fell down, but nothing damaged.my fault. Mainly alcohol. But...

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Rome, Italy
Reviewed 2 November 2016

I stayed in the rafthouse over the river, in a double bed room with fan. The view over the river was amazing, I really loved my floating room! The best place to chill in Kanchanaburi, they have a big garden with hammocks and chair, a floating terrace with tables and benches on the river. Jolly Frog also has a restaurant,...

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Reno, Nevada
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

After seeing the beautiful grounds and river view, I really wanted to love this place. However after my worst night in Thailand, I have to say I didn't. I came with three other travelers and booked the four person room down just above the raft houses. Outside was a lovely deck overlooking the river Kwai which was very peaceful. This...

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Dusseldorf, Germany
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

I was twice in this hostel and every time I had a good time. The owner and the team is really friendly. Everybody will have a good time in this hostel. The restaurant in this hostel has everything you like.

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Southampton
Reviewed 25 July 2016

I went travelling with 3 friends and Kanchanaburi was our first stop. We ended up staying at the Jolly Frog for 6 nights in total, for 100 baht a night. What a bargain! Room is very basic but clean and that's all that matters. Each twin room has its own shower room attached so you don't have to shower communally....

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Udon Thani Province, Thailand
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Room is clean and sufficient. There is an awesome courtyard with hammocks and plenty of place to sit and you will always meet some great people while there. Backpackers from all over the world and plenty of Thai as well. There are optional boat-houses for rent and great views of the river. Also, all of the best bars and pubs...

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Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

First came to the Jolly Frog in 1998. Came back in 2000 and then again in 2004. Hadn't been since but went back yesterday. Loved it. The rooms are so basic. Air con is a lottery - mine was very cool but a tad noisy you could argue. My friends weren't so lucky. Clean room though albeit very basic. But...

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Reviewed 28 June 2016

Compare to what you get I think it's not cheap I paid 320 for an "aircon room" with and aircon that never cools down this room at all. The aircon noise level was terrible but after 30 years in work that's normal I guess. The door frame to the bathroom was rotten away the bed was hard. I rather pay...

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Additional Information about Jolly Frog Backpackers

Address: 28 soi China | Mae Nam Khwae, Kanchanaburi 71000, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Kanchanaburi Province > Kanchanaburi
Number of rooms: 55
Also Known As:
Jolly Frog Backpackers Hotel Kanchanaburi
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“Ladder/steps to first floor can be a little difficult”
 of 5 bubbles MichaelO202, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“downstairs has private balconies, upstairs just a common walkway but also more light in the rooms...”
 of 5 bubbles DonPedros, 20 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Directly take a fan room, AC doesn't work well so we use all the time the fan of our ac room”
 of 5 bubbles anschrei, 23 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Impossible to have a good room.”
 of 5 bubbles 812desid, 30 Jun 2015 | Read review
“have raft rooms if you prefer on the river”
  • Room E5, 2 single beds, ancient aircon but worked + wall fan
  • Room E5 & balcony north side 1st floor
  • View from common balcony
  • view of River Kwai
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 of 5 bubbles Tangmaster, 8 Mar 2015 | Read review
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