Fat Rhino Hostel

Fat Rhino Hostel – Biggest Hostel In Kota Kinabalu

 

Fat Rhino Hostel (FRH) is the biggest hostel in Kota Kinabalu city strategically situated in Gaya Street about 5 minutes from Diverse Borneo office at Wisma Sabah and about 9 minutes from Jesselton Point ferry terminal (KK Jetty). If you have just arrived at Kota Kinabalu International Airport, this hostel is just 7 to 10 minutes ride away.

 

This hostel chose yellow as it’s identity. If you go to Gaya Street, you can recognize Fat Rhino Hostel easily because it is right above Pizza Hut Gaya Street and painted yellow in the outside. See the building in picture below.

 

 

Fat Rhino Hostel Building Gaya Street Kota Kinabalu

This the building of Fat Rhino Hostel, painted yellow

 

So, Why Fat Rhino Hostel?

 

FRH is the biggest hostel in Kota Kinabalu that offers you the biggest selection of rooms and dorm beds from the second to the fourth floor. Every room has large windows and generally at least two in each roomYou can opt which floor you want and how long you want to stay.

 

The Ensuite Queen Bedroom is a private room with attached washroom complete with shower and toilet, while other rooms such as Queen Bedroom Fan does not has an attached bathroom. You need to use the shared bathroom and shower in the middle area in each floor. These rooms has their own windows. You can open the windows to enjoy soft breeze of the wind, to see what happen below or the enjoy the overall experience being in a hostel at the first blocks of Gaya Street.

 

This place is surrounded by many local restaurants that offers many Chinese, Malay, Indian foods, whilst western fixes are also available (such as Sugar Bun, Pizza Hut, Party Play, Grabbing Hands, Big Ben, Fruto Juice Bar, Peppermint), mini bars (such as The Bunk), 24 hours retail stores (7 Eleven and Orange), pharmacy (Gaya Pharmacy), toiletries and personal care shop (Guardian), massage and relaxation centre (Gaya Reflexology) and souvenir centre (Gaya Souvenir Centre). FRH is close to many local banks (such as Public, RHB, HSBC, Maybank, OCBC and Alliance Bank) and foreign exchange kiosks. The city’s Padang Merdeka and Signal Hill’s uphill trail is also located nearby.

 

If you want to go to popular tourist spots somewhere else around Kota Kinabalu, there is a taxi station just below Fat Rhino Hostel right in front of Pizza Hut Gaya Street and also in front of Gaya Souvenir Centre. Most of taxi drivers near Fat Rhino Hostel can speak English and some of them can speak Chinese in the popular dialects (Cantonese, Mandarin, Hakka).

 

During Sunday morning from 6am, you can go down to the street and experience the famous Gaya Street Sunday Market, the largest (and the oldest) local market in Kota Kinabalu on Sunday which ends around 1pm in the afternoon. From several online reviews that we read, Gaya Street Sunday Market called as “Real market with different cultural groups all in one place” and “Colorful street with assorted vendors selling local crafts and goods”.

 

The market itself is an historic experience where you can be in a local market that has been in existence for more than 100 years. Gaya Street Sunday Market features a gathering of local hawkers selling a wide range of items from traditional ethnic cultural souvenirs to pets and flowers, now includes local foods (such as nasi lemak) to local clothes.

 

Room Types And Rates

 

As a hostel which is similar to other hostel in it’s nature as budget-oriented, sociable accommodation for travellers, FRH encourages communication, friendly interaction and positive environment among its guests. FRH offers private accommodation as well, especially to guests who prefers closed, personal room time during their stay at Kota Kinabalu.

 

Here’s the complete list of all rooms in Fat Rhino Hostel.

 

 

  • Ensuite Queen Bed (pictures above)
    • 220-240 volt circuits.
    • Air-conditioning.
    • Ceiling fan.
    • Wireless internet (WiFi).
    • Attached Private Bathroom.
    • Air Conditioning and Fan.
    • Window with City View.
    • Price currently at RM120.00 (from May 2016).

 

 

 

  • Queen Bed Aircond (pictures above)
    • 220-240 volt circuits.
    • Ceiling fan.
    • Air conditioning with Fan.
    • Air-conditioning.
    • Wireless internet (WiFi).
    • Window with City View.
    • Price currently at RM100.00 (from May 2016).

 

 

 

  • Queen Bed Fan (pictures above)
    • 220-240 volt circuits.
    • Wireless internet (WiFi).
    • Ceiling fan.
    • Window room with City View.
    • Price currently at RM90.00 (from May 2016).

 

 

  • Ensuite Dorm Bed (Female)
    • 220-240 volt circuits.
    • Air-conditioning.
    • Ceiling fan.
    • Wireless internet (WiFi).
    • Room With Private Bathroom.
    • Air conditioning with Fan.
    • Window with City View.
    • Price currently at RM35.00 (from May 2016).

 

 

 

  • Dorm Bed Aircond
    • 220-240 volt circuits.
    • Air-conditioning.
    • Ceiling fan.
    • Wireless internet (WiFi).
    • Air conditioning with Fan.
    • Window room with city view.
    • Price currently at RM35.00 (from May 2016).

 

 

  • Dorm Bed Fan (Mix)
    • 220-240 volt circuits.
    • Ceiling fan.
    • Free wireless internet (WiFi).
    • Window Room with City View.
    • Price currently at RM30.00 (from May 2016).

 

 

How To Book A Room (Or Rooms) At Fat Rhino Hostel

 

Book by direct phone call to FRH reservation counter at +6 088 204 881 or book online at http://www.fatrhinohostel.com/bookingYou can also send email to reservations@fatrhinohostel.com

 

 

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