Fat Rhino Hostel

Fat Rhino Hostel

120 Gaya Street, Central Business District, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 88000
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    Guest reviews

    7.2
    Very good
    /10
    (359 reviews)See what guests said
    9.2
    Exceptional

    "Solid place, good location, big lounge with an awesome party..."

    Adam

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    June 1, 2017

    7.8
    Very good value for money

    Property highlights

    • Located in heart of Kota Kinabalu

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Breakfast [free]

    • Daily housekeeping

    Excellent
    Location
    8.4
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    Excellent location - Inside city center
    Popular neighborhood
    Nearby
    Popular
  • Gaya Street Sunday Market20 m
  • Net Access80 m
  • Dataran Desoka110 m
  • Milimewa Superstore120 m
  • Atkinson Clock Tower120 m
  • General Post Office220 m
  • Gaya Shop Lot230 m
  • Main Post Office240 m
  • Upperstar Cafe & Bar260 m
  • Borneo Books I260 m
  • Value for money7.8
    Distance to city center0KM
    Location rating8.4
    Nearest airportKota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI)
    Distance to airport5.2 km
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    Mixed Dormitory Fan
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Male Air Conditioning Dormitory
    Male Air Conditioning Dormitory
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Female Air Conditioning Dormitory
    Female Air Conditioning Dormitory
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    • Room size: 38 m²/409 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Queen Bed Air Conditioning
    Queen Bed Air Conditioning
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 queen bed
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    Queen Bed Fan
    Queen Bed Fan
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 queen bed
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    En Suite Double
    En Suite Double
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    • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 queen bed
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    Double Room with Private Bathroom
    Double Room with Private Bathroom
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    • 1 double bed
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    Economy Double Room with Shared Bathroom or Toilet
    Economy Double Room with Shared Bathroom or Toilet
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    • Shower
    • Shared bathroom
    • 1 double bed
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    Double Room with Shared Bathroom
    Double Room with Shared Bathroom
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    • Shower
    • Shared bathroom
    • 1 double bed
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    • 1 double bed
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    What people love about the property

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "The location is so good with eateries right downstair, at Gaya Street with al sort of shops around."

      Chyuan S.

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      March 17, 2018

    • 7.6
      Very good

      "Good guest house, toilet cleanliness can be improved, nice breakfast toast n noodle(7am) and free flow instant coffee/tea."

      Brandon J.

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      August 17, 2018

    • 8.4
      Excellent

      "For budget stay Convinience"

      chia

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      July 19, 2018

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    6.8
    Good

    "The room was nice."

    Hera

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    May 6, 2018

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    What they offer

    8.0
    Very good

    "Solo travelers will surely enjoy the place."

    Daisy

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    November 19, 2018

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    From September 1st, 2017, as per Government of Malaysia requirements, hotel guests who are not Malaysian citizens or long-term/permanent residents of Malaysia will be levied a tourism tax of RM 10.00 per room per night stay. Please note these changes in tax structure will result in revised taxes being charged and will be payable additionally during check out.

    Real reviews from real guests

    Agoda Reviews (359)Booking.com Reviews (195)
    7.2
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    10
    Cleanliness6.3
    Facilities6.3
    Location8.4
    Service7.3
    Value for money7.8
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    3.6
    Tyrone from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Queen Bed Fan
    Stayed 1 night in March 2019
    Acceptable”
    Possibly the s#*test hostel I've stayed at.
    Reviewed March 03, 2019
    8.0
    Excellent
    Cagatay from Turkey
    Solo traveler
    Mixed Dormitory Fan
    Stayed 6 nights in September 2018
    Good pit stop for long term travellers!”
    Stayed there for 2 weeks. Firstly, wifi is really good on the reception floor. Don’t try to get connection in your room! It’s slower. Just relax on the sofa and help yourself with free coffee or tea. Some toilets’ walls look dirty it’s actually because of humidity but might be fixed easily, but rooms are clean and pretty wide. Close to the heart of the city and price is better comparing with other hostels. For vacationers, it might be slightly uncomfortable but Definitely good for long term travelers who look for a break for a while
    Reviewed September 12, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Muhamad from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Male Air Conditioning Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019
    Comfortable”
    Just nice 👍
    Reviewed February 18, 2019
    4.4
    Izat from Malaysia
    Group
    Mixed Dormitory Fan
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019
    Poor facilities”
    The dorm is hot and no water during my stay. During night there is no water and the staff didnt inform us about it. Only at morning i can use the washroom and the shower didnt functioning. Please improve ur service.
    Reviewed February 04, 2019
    4.8
    OH from Malaysia
    Family with young children
    En Suite Double
    Stayed 4 nights in November 2018
    dissapointed”
    This is a hostel that I fell worst because the toilet suck and dirty, water can drain down and air cond not good. So noisy cannot sleep and no chair and desk. Facility bad no hanger, no towel and brush toothpaste provide. not recommend for stay.
    Reviewed January 20, 2019
    4.0
    Diane from Malaysia
    Couple
    En Suite Double
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2019
    Dirty”
    I don't usually do review on hotel rooms. Im not really a fussy person. But this, I just have to. I had to buy a wet tissue to wipe up the room floor cos its dusty. I wont complain about the facilities for the price. But hygiene is bad. The corridor floor was wet during my 3days stay, they didnt have the urge to mop it. I missed my 6am flight because the receptionist wasnt there for me to check out early morning. They have good working hot showers, but the water is leaking all the way to the bedroom floor. To sum up, price is cheap, but they are dirty.
    Reviewed January 10, 2019
    2.0
    Lucie
    Solo traveler
    Female Air Conditioning Dormitory
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2018
    DO NOT RECOMMEND YOU LATE ARRIVAL- NO ONE WAS THERE. It was disappointing to look for another place”
    The hostel confirmed me a reservation where I wrote I will be arriving at 1.30 am. After arriving no one was in the hostel so I had to look for another place to stay in the middle of night and don’t even refund me a money despite I ask for it.
    Reviewed January 01, 2019
    2.8
    Steven from France
    Solo traveler
    Queen Bed Fan
    Stayed 7 nights in December 2018
    Terrible”
    Absolutely disgusting. Mould and stains everywhere. Horrible stinking bathrooms waft smell all around the hostel. Building is falling apart. Talentless singers until 1am every night. Water broken frequently. Worst hostel I've ever stayed.
    Reviewed December 28, 2018
    4.8
    Victor from Malaysia
    Business traveler
    Queen Bed Air Conditioning
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018
    High ratings but poor experience”
    When I checked in, the staff did not give me the room towel (I did not ask as I thought it would be available in the room) and the shared bathrooms do not have toilet paper. I had to go down from my room and request for both. The shared bathrooms were smelly and the smell permeates the corridor. Luckily, it does not smell till my room. There were dustbins outside of rooms on my floor but when I checked in, there was rubbish in my dustbin. When I checked out the next day, the rubbish was still there (as well as for other rooms). The water pressure was also extremely low, and I had to shower with tiny trickles of water, and at times the water flow was non-existent. Room itself was okay. Near midnight, the staff called my phone and asked me whether I am coming. I told the staff I have already checked in and is in the room, and he told me that he does not see that in the system. All in all, based on this sole unpleasant experience, I would not recommend this hostel. Improvements please!
    Reviewed December 11, 2018
    2.4
    toby from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Queen Bed Fan
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018
    WORST hostel ever. ”
    I’ve stayed in a fairfew bad places in Asia,but this tops the list. Where to start,I don’t understand the good reviews? Firstly,the toilets are absolutely disgusting,barely cleaned,no toilet roll,mouldy,stinking.2- the staff,the two girls are miserable,unhelpful. It rained and we got very wet,we just wanted to dry our trainers as we knew they wouldn’t dry by the morning. The man said yes we could use their dryer,one of the girls stepped in,spoke to him then all of a sudden it was out of use. They were never helpful and try rip you off on tours.3-I’m a smoker,but what I don’t appreciate is locals staying in the rooms,sat outside them smoking in the hostel. Especially when my gf doesn’t smoke. 4-it seems locals live here? And are super rude,spitting everywhere,smoking everywhere,in general,not nice 5-the rooms...well,mouldy,damp,windows don’t close so they flap open all night,stains EVERYWHERE,no furniture at all. 6-the music outside is so bad,and loud until 1am A DUMP
    Reviewed December 09, 2018
    8.0
    Excellent
    ANNA from Poland
    Couple
    Queen Bed Air Conditioning
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2018
    Extra miejscówka.”
    W samym centrum. Widok na wodę. Fajne kolory wewnątrz i atmosfera też. Słabe łazienki, brak papieru i wody czasami. Blisko do busa na lotnisko , do busa do Brunei oraz do Sepiloka na miejskiego busa. Knajpki z jedzonkiem pod "domem" .Extra miejscówka. Super miłe dziewczyny w recepcji.
    Reviewed July 28, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    David from United States
    Solo traveler
    Male Air Conditioning Dormitory
    Stayed 5 nights in July 2018
    Inexpensive place near a lot of shops and the harbor”
    The AC was cold, hot showers, a real mattress, no top sheet though (just a towel), free noodles and tea/coffee for breakfast. Cool view from the roof. Deposit is required for the key. Pigeons outside the window are noisy in the morning. It seems like I always get the room with the snorers : (
    Reviewed July 24, 2018
    8.4
    Excellent
    Andrew from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Mixed Dormitory Fan
    Stayed 1 night in June 2018
    Not too bad”
    Should have spent a little more for the room with AC. Picked the room with fan instead. Was on the upper deck and ceiling fan did not cover my direction. Thank God it rained and the room was a little cooler.
    Reviewed July 01, 2018
    8.0
    Excellent
    Daisy from Philippines
    Couple
    Queen Bed Air Conditioning
    Stayed 1 night in November 2018
    Very strategic place to stay”
    It’s very near to all places and bus stationa going around KK.. it’s located in gaya street where the Sunday Market is. Solo travelers will surely enjoy the place. Be ready to use stairs coz they don’t have elevators 😉
    Reviewed November 19, 2018
    2.8
    Coraline from Australia
    Couple
    Queen Bed Fan
    Stayed 1 night in October 2018
    Stay here if you want to be traumatize. AVOID”
    1)The staffs(2 young ladies) at reception lie straight to our face, we walked- in they said no private room left, we told them there are private room shows available online and they insisted no room. Then my partner and I left the counter after being turn down and booked the room at down stair and went back within 2 minutes, same staffs were so shock and demand to see the booking proof, we showed them and they accepted it without giving us any explanation. 2) We were given the room key and when we arrived the room, the room was not ready, the mattress has no bed sheet, pillow and used bed sheet was on the floor. We had to go back to the reception, but was told they need at least half an hour to get the room ready, despite we are so tired after long walk to the hotel we had to leave the room and come back. 3)Most traumatizing part of the stay, the toilet smell so bad due to humility, and the dirty water stay on the floor when you shower, and it goes up to at least 4cm high.
    Reviewed November 16, 2018
    2.0
    Katri from Estonia
    Couple
    Queen Bed Air Conditioning
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2018
    Not recommended”
    Worst location, because of loud music every day from 6pm to 1am (loud as in a nightclub). Very dirty, there is trash outside the rooms and dirt and bad smell in the bathrooms, like not been cleaned for months. There are a few positives, but they are not worth mentioning, because overall it is one of the worst hostels.
    Reviewed November 08, 2018
    2.4
    Mark from Philippines
    Couple
    Queen Bed Air Conditioning
    Stayed 4 nights in November 2018
    worst experience in any accommodation!”
    there's a bar downstairs which plays very loud music every night - wasn't able to sleep in all 4 nights we lost water twice and they don't have sufficient back up water tank, staff blaming the water provider - so we can't use toilet as there were no water generally not clean, open trash bins that are full of on the hallways had difficulty communicating in english with the staff
    Reviewed November 07, 2018
    4.0
    WAHYU from Indonesia
    Solo traveler
    Male Air Conditioning Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in October 2018
    The hostel needs to really improve its cleanliness and facilities”
    Despite its strategic location, this hostel needs to consider fixing many things. Toilet, the availability of the running water, amenities. By the way, this hostel is located near restaurant and bar which you need to prepare for a loud music until midnight. If you really want to sleep early, consider finding another hostel!
    Reviewed October 11, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    Jesalyn
    Solo traveler
    Female Air Conditioning Dormitory
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2018
    Staff attentive But some facilities old and need replacement”
    Staffs are very accomodating and they are helpful. the lobby is clean. the noise downstairs is nice and would not affect the female room. but the shower dont have hot. the faucet is broken pls replace a new one. Also i suggest to make some instructions when guests check in regarding the hotel toiletries and its coffee or anything which is free. because i stay for 3nights without knowing that there's a free coffee and bread in the morning. but overall satisfied guest here
    Reviewed October 10, 2018
    6.8
    Good
    Jennifer from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    Female Air Conditioning Dormitory
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2018
    Good”
    The staffs/receptionists were really accommodating and knowledgeable about the city the only I had with them was the cleanliness of the room especially the toilet, water leaks are all over the toilet no trash bin inside the room.
    Reviewed September 15, 2018
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