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LimeTime Hostels – Rio Reviews

Rua Dezenove de Fevereiro, 52, Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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99 Total Reviews
  • 69%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 77%Atmosphere
  • 66%Cleanliness
  • 71%Facilities

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I appreciated the helpfulness of the staff, but didn't feel like I was really part of a fun community during my stay. I'm not sure if the AC didn't work in my room or if it was simply not turned on, but that would probably be an issue in the summer months. I appreciated how clean you kept your hostel.


I would have rated the atmosphere a 5, since all the staff was great and made it easy to get people together, but when I had a flight at at 6am the next morning, it would have been nice to have the noise kept down in the lobby during the night!


Amazing staff Great social hostel Popping atmosphere


Badest breakfast in my entire life!

  • 9th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Cool hostel. They really encourage human interaction and even turn off the internet from 8-9 to force people to talk to eachother instead of Facebook. It is a big party hostel and everyone goes out every night. It can be difficult to sleep when people start returning from the pubs and clubs. The kitchen is disgusting in the morning from the drunk people attempting to cook at 5 am. They should really consider closing the kitchen at midnight. Breakfast was pretty non-existent, but it was cheap!!


This place is a frat house. Fine if you want to drink and make noise until 5 every morning, but terrible if you want to sleep during your stay. Staying here is my one regret about Rio. El Misti Botafogo is two blocks away, and much, much better.

  • 3rd Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Very nice hostel! Great location, Botafogo is a very safe area which you can walk around late at night with no real worries. Very easy access to all of the city via metro which is 5 mins walk away. Hostel organised tour of the city is great value for money. Very sociable hostel, if you want to go out and party this is the place stay. All the staff is really helpful, up for having a drink you. Guy the barkeep/handy man is a top laugh and will give great tips on where to head out at night!


Limetime Rio was a great hostel. It was a little far from copacabana, but was,only two subway stops away. The staff was great, helpful, and fun. The atmosphere was fun. I would definitely go back!


the bathroom always was wet in the floor


The hostel was great, and the staff were really friendly. Location is perfect too. However, with regard to nightlife, they don't offer as much choices as the other hostels do.


A great hostel located in an awesome part of town to base yourself from. Really good staff, very helpful and great people! Thanks for the stay guys!


Friendly staff


This hostel has a great situation : 4 minutes walking to the metro station and in a cool and dynamic part of Rio. It's very safe and in a calm street. The staff is very helpful and nice as are the atmosphere and ambiance : everything is made so that people socialize: good music, nice common parts, free caipirinha. I wish I had stayed longer.

  • 2nd May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Nice hostel, very secure and safe. The staff are very helpful and the location is in the middle of everything so you can easily walk wherever you need to go. The breakfast is not very great (white bread, jam, butter) but the free caiparinas are a nice touch. I would recommend this hostel for the value and location!


Excellent hostel, the second time I have stayed here and would definitely stay again next time I'm in Rio. Friendly staff, good facilities and good location in Botafogo.


Great location, staff are really friendly and nothing is too much :)


It's a sociable hostel where there are always people who are keen to go out


Issues directed at owner, not so much staff. I stayed in a 4b dorm during April for a week Did not have 1 hot shower the entire stay Lockers in rooms broken Communal areas almost constantly absolutely filthy, hold your breath if you sit on the couch (Foul) Kitchen almost constantly filthy, fairly well equipped otherwise Bathrooms filthy, toilet paper overflowing from the bins Hostel lost water completely for 12+hrs TBC (character limit) check trip advisor for more


I had a wonderful stay at Lime Time in Rio. The staff couldn't be better and the location is excellent. I was very happy with this hostel all the way around.

  • 8th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


Strongly recommended. Miss the staff from brazil, new york and sweden and the bartender girl. They all speak good english and very nice. Enjoy your free caipirinha and clubbing night with them. Perfect location, 5 mins to metro, 3 mins to 2 bus stations, 2 mins to supermarket. Fully equipped kitchen. Breakfast are quite ok. Have personal reading light, socket and locker. Only thing is not perfect is the bed, a bit noisy as it was made by wood, but it is not a problem at all.

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