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Fat Rhino Hostel

Hostel
No 120 Gaya Street, 1st Floor,, Kota Kinabalu, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 88000
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Impressive
9.0/10
According to 55 guests
Their staff made my stay extra great!
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Based on 118 traveler reviews
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WiFi

Nearby attractions
Signal Hill Observatory Tower
(0.18 km)
Gaya Street Sunday Market
(0.23 km)
Milimewa Superstore
(0.25 km)
Atkinson Clock Tower
(0.29 km)
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Based on 28 reviews

9.0
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Fantastic
26
Very Good
27
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9.7
- Backpacking
Love it. It's only kind of noisy sometimes during bar night life
9.1
- Backpacking
A good stay for backpackers especially group of 4. great amenities. although quite noisy on some night cause by live show downstairs, but still a great stay for us.
8.4
- Business travel
Bathroom amenities needs to be looked at....
8.5
- Backpacking
The hostel was good but the air conditioning was not functioning. One of the ceiling fan also not functioning. Those needed to be fixed. Small leaking at the toilet pipe but that’s alright. Overall was ok. You get what you paid for.
9.4
- Backpacking
Their staff made my stay extra great!
8.5
- Backpacking
I give 8.5/10. Come back to stay soon.
8.7
- Backpacking
Everything is good. small problems like aircond under power and downstair have live music everyday. I will come back.
9.1
- Shopping & Culinary
I love staying here because I can go anywhere. The location is just ideal.
9.4
- Romantic Vacation
Nice and cozy room. Located at the centre of kota kinabalu. Good environment with a table tennis provided just in case you want to spend your free time. Very recommended to the solo traveler and backpackers especially.
9.7
- Business travel
Please refill the liquid soap. They're all out at 3rd floor. Add kiblat sign.
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fazrah
the hostel is very nice place , have a rooftop with the bar for relaxing your tension ..
nice view from the rooftop , there is a bar next to these hostel and live music until 12am not a big deal for me bcause the singer quiet good at singing and nice to hear, excellent cleanliness and all of the staff very friendly and helpful, breakfast is not included but you can still look for yr foods nearby here,sinced these hostel placed at the middle of the city so you can find anythings you need with just walking distance. recommended to backpackers @travel to stay!
Solo travel - Oct 31, 2017
BritFoodie
Can’t honestly recommend it at all
There were so many things wrong with our stay here I don’t know where to start. When we arrived and went to our room (private room, not dorm), the bed still had old sheets on it, there was a used towel hanging in the closet, dirt all over the bathroom flower and hair clogging the sink and shower drains. Then there was the issue of the noise outside from the bar under the Hostel with live music and a DJ until 1am - it was so loud it was like they being front row at a concert. Obviously this isn’t the hostel’s fault but it certainly affects their guests. When we went down to reception to find out how long this would go on for they fleetingly said that we had missed a call from the people we’d booked a tour with for the following day - turned out they’d called several hours earlier but no one bothered to tell us. Then all the phone lines were down so we couldn’t call back. The next day all the electricity went off which meant no WiFi or phones. Needless to say we cut our 4 night stay short and found another hotel which was actually cheaper and a boutique hotel that was miles better than this hostel. I’ve stayed in hostels before but still expect a certain degree of cleanliness which this didn’t at all meet so I’d never go back based on this alone and the price didn’t at all match that or the service. There are music better options in KK.
Couples - Oct 22, 2017
evan721
Services
The place is very nice. Staying in private room. Staff is, friendly and the manager, mr.George is very helpful during our stay. They have lowest rate in town and 5 star service. I just love the rooftop view, its so nice to view the town up there. Love the music too. Will come back again soon. Thank you so much Fat Rhino Hostel.
Friends getaway - Oct 4, 2017
sticker29
Perfect solution
Maybe the best hostel in whole KK. In this price, it is the greatest solution for traveling in the CIty surrounding. Perfect staff, clean rooms, close to the port and city. Roof bar with one drink included... If I will go to the KK again, for sure I will choose this hostel again!
Friends getaway - Oct 3, 2017
mellysaw
Excellent
The hostel is very clean! The concept of pods instead of rooms gave me opportunity to get to know other backpackers from different background. The staff is also very friendly and helpful. The hostel is very welcoming in. I do think however the internet access to be a hiccup as it was kind of not working for as long as I was in the hostel. Other than that, I hope Fat Rhino Hostel excellent service will continue to be the best for other backpackers
Solo travel - Sep 30, 2017
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Hotel facility

Description

Hotel policy

  • Nearby Facilities
    • ATM/Banking
    • Gift shop
    • Grocery
    • Hair salon
    • Shops
    • Supermarket
  • Hotel Services
    • Front desk
    • Luggage storage
    • Tours
  • General
    • AC
    • Non-smoking room
    • Terrace on rooftop
  • Public Facilities
    • Coffee/tea in lobby
    • WiFi in public area
  • Food and Drinks
    • Bar
  • Shuttle Service
    • Airport transfer with surcharge
  • Transportation
    • Parking with surcharge
  • Connectivity
    • Free WiFi

    Check-in and Check-out Time

    Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 12:00 PM

    Location
    Fat Rhino Hostel is a hostel in a good neighborhood, which is located at Kota Kinabalu.

    The hostel has a very good location, also near the Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI), which is only 6.05 km away.

    Not only well positioned, but Fat Rhino Hostel is also one of hostels near the following Signal Hill Observatory Tower within 0.18 km and Gaya Street Sunday Market within 0.23 km.

    About Fat Rhino Hostel

    Fat Rhino Hostel is highly recommended for backpackers who want to get an affordable stay yet comfortable at the same time.

    For you, travelers who wish to travel comfortably on a budget, Fat Rhino Hostel is the perfect place to stay that provides decent facilities as well as great services.

    WiFi is available within public areas of the property to help you to stay connected with family and friends.

    Fat Rhino Hostel is a hostel with great comfort and excellent service according to most hostel's guests.

    Fat Rhino Hostel is a wise choice for travelers visiting Kota Kinabalu.

    Breakfast time start from 07:00 until 10:30.

    Smoking is strictly not allowed in this property, and smoking area is available.

    Pets are NOT allowed.

    Hotel may accept Early check in, subject to room availability

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