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  6. Fat Rhino Hostel

Fat Rhino Hostel

No 120 Gaya Street, 1st Floor,, Kota Kinabalu City Centre, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 88000
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According to 252 guests
I really really really love this hostel ! It has a great accommodation, plus it is located in the center of city. you can reach your destination nearby just by walking. Everything was good with this hostel.
Nor H. B. M. A.
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Based on 136 traveler reviews
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Nearby attractions
Signal Hill Observatory Tower
(0.18 km)
Gaya Street Sunday Market
(0.23 km)
Milimewa Superstore
(0.25 km)
Suria Sabah Shopping Mall
(0.30 km)
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Based on 252 reviews

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- Business travel
I have good experiences here. Affordable and convenient ☺️
must improve the service, no towel provided, room to old
- Family vacation
The price is fine but it is so uncomfortable to stay. When I was there, my room was not cleaned, full with dust. I don't know how they can allow their customer to smoke in there. My floor was fill with smoke smell. They did not room cleaning everyday until I have to go down and let them know. Wifi is good but their management is very poor. I had encounter water problem and they just ignore about it. There are bar at ground floor, so you have to tolerate the sound of it until midnight. They should inform to their customer about the noise at night when they do bookings. I stayed there for a week and it was very disappointment.
- Backpacking
The staffs are easy to approach but having trouble communicating with them cause of language barrier, once you checked-in they will just give you the gate & wi-fi passwords, then your room & locker keys, then you can do whatever you want. The beds are bit dusty, no hot shower, slow wi-fi. Good location and good prices (room rates).
- Backpacking
The room is not bad but the toilet is disaster!!! They should have clean it and water heather is not functioning 😫
- Business travel
Went to this hostel as it fitted my budget for a 3-day stay for a jiujitsu competition. The experience was average, not awesome. Service: Service was great, the staff is able to communicate well in English. I sent a message to them via Facebook to have our 5-man team stay in one dorm room, to which they agreed. To my disappointment, they moved one sketchy guy into the dorm that we were supposed to stay at. 3 of my teammates had to upgrade to separate rooms. Food: The deal stated that it included breakfast. Was just surprised that it was just noodles for breakfast during my entire stay. Comfort and cleanliness: The mattresses are great, the beds are not. The bed that I slept at actually collapsed on day 2. I had to ask my teammate for help to get it fixed. Everything was clean -- until I fell and saw trash underneath my bed. Location: Very accessible as everything was just walking distance -- malls, food stops and sunday street market was just below the hostel.
- Backpacking
Quite satisfying place if you don’t mind the noise from the pub but hey its free concert. Adequate facilities considering the cheap price but all in all a good place to stay. The rooftop view is a nice place to chill. I enjoyed my stay, staff is very pleasant. Just be mindful of your things, I lost a mineral bottle while I was there. Its just water but still, be careful.
- Backpacking
ensuite Queen room. dusty fan and air con. the window curtain is not light proof, bright during daytime. toilet is much cleaner and functioning than the shared bathroom. night time is quite noisy with nearby pub singing, but it's a plus point if you enjoy a free concert. bunk room: the staffs are confused and gave the same duplicated locker key of mine to another guest. luckily I realised it and the guest changed to have another locker. shared bathroom is not well maintained with stained floor and toilet bowl. shower is slow. toilet is clogged and flooded with waste water after 10 minutes shower. no shampoo or body shampoo provided. the shampoo dispenser is literally empty. common place. no fridge to store food. ***during my stay, there's a stranger just entered my room with his duplicated and stayed overnight, and stole my belonging! it's too late for me to realise when my cash and expensive watch were stolen. the staffs didn't even realise the stranger had checked in to my room! the CCTV is clearly not functioning! the supervisor never appear to help or at least show effort to track the thief and solved the problem throughout the incident. obviously any stranger can pass through the grill and enter the room if they have the password and key without being notice! no staffs show effort to help besides showing faces of empathy, which is totally useless! totally unsafe place to stay, unless you have no valuable belongings with you. then it'll be a cheap and budget stay for you.
- Medical Travel
bad: toilet is clogged. slow shower. locker and bunk bed is not well maintained. good: cheap, excellent Wi-Fi, acceptable bed, great location
Affordable and reasonable price! Near with Bank, foods store, Bar (live band), sunday market, had a good time but due to the bar just around the corner, slightly noise. Recommended to travelers
Effective 1 September 2017, hotel guests who are non-Malaysian or non-Permanent Residents of Malaysia are required to pay a tourism tax of MYR 10 nett per night per room forsee more

Hotel Facility


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
    • Rooftop terrace
  • Public Facilities
    • Coffee/tea in lobby
    • WiFi in public area
  • In-room Facilities
    • Shower
  • Food and Drinks
    • Bar
  • Shuttle Service
    • Airport transfer (surcharge)
  • Transportation
    • Parking with surcharge
  • Connectivity
    • Free WiFi

Check-in and Check-out Time

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

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.

Experience a unique stay at the historical building of Fat Rhino Hostel, which you rarely find in other places.

If you plan to have a long-term stay, staying at Fat Rhino Hostel is the right choice for you. Providing wide range of facilities and great service quality, this accommodation certainly makes you feel at home.

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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