cheapest place to stay in kanchanaburi
it's a super cheap place to stay in kanchanaburi and the quality you get for the price is more than fair. it's not luxurious, but for this price you cannot expect it. the rooms are basic, but clean and nice. you can get a room with a terrace which is very nice. they have a big garden and a nice patio restaurant.
A little bit of everything with a view!
My husband & I stayed one night at Jolly Frog/Smiley Frog. It was the most affordable hostel we have stayed at yet on our trip, but was the nicest & best location. We stayed in a fan-cooled private room with a view of the courtyard and river. The room was spacious with a large bed & private bathroom. The room was plenty cool with the fan & windows, and if you keep the bathroom door shut (as the sign suggests), no mosquitos. The front porch had nice sitting areas to enjoy the peaceful area and views of the river. The courtyard area faces the river with many picnic tables, lounge chairs, and a hammock. We even went down to the dock to watch the sunset over the river. There are rooms directly over the river on piers which have front row access to the views. The rooms & bathrooms are very clean and the staff is very welcoming. The lodging is connected to a restaurant, which has a good variety of food at a very affordable price. There are also massages and tours offered, which we didn't use (not enough time), but the massages looked to be the most affordable we've seen in our month in Thailand. The location is in the backpacker area, so lots of restaurants and bars, though the Frog is set off the main street for a bit quieter atmosphere. It was a 30 minute walk from the bus station, though many taxi trucks would be glad to take you there for a small fare. WiFi is very good in the room and restaurant. We didn't use the shower, but I believe there are room with cold showers and hot showers. The only slight negative is the stairs going up to the rooms and the dock. They need a little updating as they are a little unsteady and well-weathered. But we could see they are working to update and maintain the property, as they were working on some brick work in the courtyard while we were there. So I'm sure it's on the project list. Overall, loved this little place. We would recommend and stay again! …
Change of Name to SmilyFrog & Change of Owners
My wife and I have been staying here since November 2016. We'd been to Kachanaburi a number of times but didn't know about the Jolly Frog (now renamed Smily Frog) as it's set back and hidden from the main tourist strip. I heard that it has a lovely garden and a superior view over the river Kwai so we tried it. The Smily Frog has is undergoing a transformation. The old dilapidated rooms are being demolished and replaced by brand new clean rooms with brand new beds and fittings. The Garden The gardens are beautiful and right on the river Kwai. Kachanaburi is renowned as being the hottest province in Thailand. I've had to retreat to the garden and lay under the trees there all day at times when it was so hot I couldn't walk more than a few meters outside the hotel without having a complete meltdown. There are Raft rooms right on the river facing a pontoon that you can swim and fish from or just wallow and relax. The Cats There used to be many cats who lived there but most have been found homes now. A few people who posted reviews were critical of the cats there but for me it's charming and shows that the owners are kind to animals. When I see a hotel or restaurant with cats I'm assured that there are no rats. The Restaurant Known by locals as the best value for money and clean. The pizzas are big and only 200 baht or AUD$8. Location Right on the river Kwai and in the middle of the Main tourist street. Room Prices Raft rooms 230 baht up from 180 baht Single Rooms 150 baht Double rooms 250 baht Public Toilet has no soap which is concerning if you need to use it and are eating in the restaurant. Location: Five stars I feel sorry for travellers who stay in ivory towers away from the river Kwai where you wouldn't know you were staying on the beautiful river Kwai surrounded by mountains. …