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Fat Rhino Hostel, Kota Kinabalu

2-star2 stars
No 120, 1st Floor, Jalan Gaya Street, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, 88000, Malaysia

City-center hostel, steps from Gaya Street Sunday Market
  • Free local cuisine breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
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Great location
Tasty breakfast
Bar is awesome
Regular internet service
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Fat Rhino Hostel, Kota Kinabalu

from $14
  • Room, 1 Queen Bed, Ensuite
  • Shared Dormitory, Ensuite
  • Room, Ensuite
  • Ensuite Dorm Bed Female
  • Queen Bed Fan
  • Queen Bed Aircond
  • Dorm Bed Fan
  • Dorm Bed Aircond

What’s around Fat Rhino Hostel, Kota Kinabalu


  • In Downtown Kota Kinabalu
  • Imago Shopping Mall - 27 min walk
  • Gaya Street Sunday Market - 1 min walk
  • Suria Sabah Shopping Mall - 8 min walk
  • Kota Kinabalu Central Market - 9 min walk
  • Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal - 11 min walk
  • Centre Point - 11 min walk
  • Filipino Market - 14 min walk

Getting around

  • Kota Kinabalu (BKI-Kota Kinabalu Intl.) - 18 min drive
  • Tanjung Aru Station - 11 min drive
  • Free self parking

At a glance

Key facts


  • 23 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • 24-hour check-in
  • Check-out time is noon
The front desk is open daily from 2 PM - midnight.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Free local cuisine breakfast daily
  • Water dispenser
Things to do
  • Scuba diving nearby
Working away
  • Computer station
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Year Built 2015
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Malay

In the room

Home comforts
  • Ceiling fan
Freshen up
  • Shower only
  • Bidet
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi

Fat Rhino Hostel, Kota Kinabalu’s small print

Also known as

  • Fat Rhino
  • Fat Rhino Hostel Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
  • Fat Rhino Hostel Kota Kinabalu
  • Fat Rhino Hostel
  • Fat Rhino Kota Kinabalu


This property only accepts cash for all bookings and onsite payments.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • A tax of MYR 10 per accommodation, per night is imposed by the country of Malaysia and collected at the property. Permanent residents and Malaysian nationals are exempt from the tax. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Cash deposit: MYR 100.00 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Fat Rhino Hostel, Kota Kinabalu

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