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LIMETIME HOSTELS

The most social hostels in Sao Paulo and Rio!

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- Because we are your friends in Rio -

  • cristo-lua

    Great location overlooked by The Big Dude

    We have the best location in Botafogo area, surrounded by everything you may need, including the Subway. Supermarkets, ATMs, shopping mall, restaurants and bars are all around the corner. Not to mention that we are overlooked by Christ The Redeemer.

  • staff

    Helpful staff from all over the world

    Our young and international staff is ready to make sure you have the best time in Rio, day and night. We speak several languages, we have traveled around and some say we are pretty hot. Come for help, a chat and a few drinks.

  • fun

    Fun, Fun, Fun even if it's not Carnaval

    We are all about having a good time. Lots of beautiful guests (and 3 ugly ones), deals with parties every night, big spacious social area, including a bar with free caipirinhas every night. Join us on a Mario Kart tournament or on a Drunk Jenga shenanigans.

  • rooms

    Plenty of rooms from shared to private

    Rooms for all needs. Shared dorms with 8, 6 or 4 beds with individual spotlights and power sockets in each bed. Girls-only ensuite dorm if you can’t stand guys snoring. Want more privacy? We have double rooms as well.

  • more

    Anything else? We can go the extra mile

    We offer tons more: A safe enviroment with cameras, lockers and key card access to the rooms; Guest kitchen so you can show off your chef skills; WiFi, Apple TV and Netflix for those lazy days and anything more you may need.

Why you should stay at LimeTime

LimeTime Hostels is all about making you love Rio de Janeiro. We are the biggest fans of this city and we want you to feel the same way and enjoy the best of it with great tips for sightseeing during the day and awesome party advice for experiencing Rio’s nightlife.
As the best located hostel in Botafogo, we are few meters away from the Metro Station and main streets making it easy to go anywhere.
Another good reason to book? Stay with us and get a Free Caipirinha every night. Curious? Go ahead and see why you should stay with us!

A very social hostel

Hostels are losing their main attribute: bringing strangers together. LimeTime is proud to be the most social hostel in Rio. To be like that we have a huge social area just around reception with a bar, big screen TV with Wii (Netflix only during the day), and our open air patio.

Every night you can claim a Free Caipirinha, and during happy hour our Internet is TURNED OFF! Yes, smartphones are killing real human interactions, so we are killing it so you don’t get distracted and do what backpackers should do, make new friends!

 

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Testimonials

  • I stayed at LimeTime in Rio during Carnival. I had a crazy time! The Hostel is in a great location, located close to the metro and many places to eat. Breakfast provided was pretty good, Wifi is easily accessible and was reasonably fast. If you are up for a good time and want to have fun with some great people this is the place to be!

    by Matthew - Canada - TripAdvisor
  • 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!
     
     

    by Shane - Australia - Hostelworld
  • 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.

    by Alexis - France - Hostelworld
  • It’s a sociable hostel where there are always people who are keen to go out“.
     
     
     

    by Claire - UK - Hostelworld

Our Rooms

- From shared to private, we got you covered -

  • 8 Bed Mixed Dorm

  • 6 Bed Mixed Dorm

  • 4 Bed Mixed Dorm

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Mixed Shared Dorms

Different sized rooms to fit all kinds of guests. From 4 to 8 bodies all under a single roof. There’s no finer way to make new friends while travelling than sharing a bright clean room.

Every bed has its own power plug and reading light. Access key cards guarantees that only guests from your room will get in there. Spacious lockers under the bed for your suitcase.

Activities

- Plenty to do in Rio, and we will help you out -

Sightseeing

City Tour
The best and easiest way to check out the main tourist spots of the city. In one full day you’ll get to take that cool picture at Christ The Redeemer and check out the view from the Sugar Loaf, not to mention visit Lapa, Santa Teresa and much more.
Football Matches
In Brazil, you have to see a football match. Check out the Maracanã, the venue for the World Cup finals, and feel the excitement of the Brazilian people when it comes to our most beloved sport.
Free Walking Tour
Want to save some money? You can always do a Free Walking Tour. Walk around the city center and learn all you must know about Brazilian history.
Hang Gliding
Fly like a bird and contemplate Rio from its best angle, above. This is the experience of a lifetime. You can also get photos and videos of this to post on your Facebook and make your friends jealous. Or just to remember! :)

Night Life

Club Nights
Our friends from Bem Brasil organize the best parties in town. Check out 00 Club on Tuesdays, Fosfobox on Wednesdays, Praia Club on Thursdays and Lapa Loca on Fridays. Cheap tickets are available at reception and they including lots of freebies during Happy Hour, like free caipirinhas and 2 for 1 drinks.
Boat Parties
Mondays at night and Saturdays during the day you should join us on our boat party. Free caipirinhas for girls and cheap drinks for guys, and during the day party you can go swimming on the Guanabara Bay.
Lapa Street Party
Before heading to Lapa Loca, check out the Lapa Street Party. Every friday the streets of Lapa are packed full with people from all around the world drinking and dancing. Don’t forget to check out the Lapa Steps (a.ka. the Snoop Dogg steps) and the Lapa Arches.
Favela Funk Party
Do you want a real carioca experience? You should join us on the Favela Funk Party. Every sunday night we will take you outside of the city into a real favela (don’t worry, it’s safe) into this huge warehouse where tons of locals will be dancing to the very local rhythm of Carioca Funk. You can’t get a better party experience than this.

Get in touch

Frequently Asked Questions

Before you contact us, check out the most frequently asked questions here:

FAQ

How do I check prices, availability and make a booking at LimeTime?
Our booking system will provide all the information you need on it. Fill up the dates you’re planning on staying with us and go thru the process. Before you book, you’ll see the rooms we have available and the prices for those dates. Then you can continue with the booking process. We will receive your booking request and will confirm as soon as possible. You should know that we need to double check the availability to confirm the booking. The room selected could not be available. If that’s the case we will contact you about options for your request. Do not call us or email about this, as our receptionists don’t deal with bookings.
Is there an age restriction?
You must be older than 18 years of age to stay with us. Kids, even accompanied by their relatives, will not be accepted as guests.
What are reception hours? Can I arrive any time?
Our receptionist work from 7am until 11pm, everyday. We do have a night person thou for after hours that can let you in after our reception is closed. Altough, it’s a good idea to let us know if you’re going to be late. If you want to go party at night (which we highly recommend) you can come back any time as there’s no curfew or lockout.
I need to make changes to my booking, how do I do that?
First and foremost, do not call us about your booking. We don’t deal with bookings over the phone. If you booked thru our website, just reply to the email you received with your confirmation and tell us what exactly you need to change and we will do our best to accommodate your needs. If you booked thru an online partner (Hostelworld, Hostelbookers or Booking.com) our email address is on your confirmation email. Write us then. It’s also a good idea to forward your confirmation email to make things faster.
What are the check-in and check-out times? Can I check in early and/or check out late?
Check in starts at 1pm. If you arrive before that, you can chill at our big couch at reception, use the kitchen and the bathrooms. If we have your room ready before that time we can let you in there, but no promises. Check out is until 11am. That means you’ll need to free up your bed by that time. You can still hang out at the hostel until your actual depart time and even leave your stuff with us so you can enjoy the rest of the day. But, if you fail to leave the room by that time or if you want to stay in bed a little longer, we will charge a late check out fee.
The bathrooms are shared or private?
Only our Girls dorm and one of the private rooms have ensuite bathrooms. We have 4 other bathroom facilities (2 on each floor) for the other rooms. The cool thing is that toilets, showers and sinks are separated, so there is not waiting to brush your teeth while someone is taking a long shower.
Can you pick me up at the airport/bus station and/or take me there?
We sure can. When you make your booking please select a pick up service. The prices are for up to three people in one car. If more than three people, there will be an additional charge. Please write down all your flight details in the Message field during the booking process. That means airline, airport (GIG or SDU), flight number, time and the city you’re arriving from. We will be there on time holding a sign with your name. If you can’t find us please give us a call before taking another cab here. Go to a public phone and dial (9090) 98196-8398. If you have a Brazilian number you can also call from your phone. This is a collect call, so you don’t need coins or a phone card to call. You’ll hear a short tune before you can speak to us, so stay on the line.
Do you offer sheets, towels, padlocks, internet and/or parking?
Sheets are included at no extra cost. Padlocks and towels are available for rental (R$ 5 per item, for the duration of your stay). Bring your own and save money. Free WiFi is available, but we turn it off for one hour every night so people socialize.
There’s no parking space at the hostel. You can park for free on the street, but it’s hard to find a spot. It’s easier at night. There’s a parking garage around the corner at Rua Sao Clemente.
Can I work at the hostel?
There’s always a chance. Just send us an email to jobs [@] limetimehostels dot com and tell us what you’re looking for. We hire foreigners for bar and reception position in exchange for board. Brazilian laws don’t allow us pay foreigners without a working visa. So if you’re looking for a month or two work exchange in Brazil, let us know.
My question was not answered here, so how do I get in touch?
Check the rest of the website for additional information, such as our location and how to get here, what kind of accommodation and activities we provide, payment methods and more. Otherwise, email us at rio [@] limetimehostels dot com and let us know how we can help you. You can also contact us via chat or voice on Skype by adding limetimerio to your contacts. If you need to call us our number is +55 21 98196-8398, but reception can’t help you much over the phone. Always prefer emails.

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We are located at Rua Dezenove de Fevereiro, 52 – Botafogo.

How to get here

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Directions

Galeão International Airport (GIG)
Address: Rua Dezenove de Fevereiro, 52 – Botafogo
Safest and fastest way to get here is by Taxi Pick-Up. Request it during your booking, or send us an email with your flight details so we can arrange it. A driver will be waiting for you at arrivals.
If you prefer to come by bus, take the Real Bus #2018 and ask to get off at Praia de Botafogo. Walk away from the beach and then left towards São Clemente Street. Turn right on it and then left on the 7th corner. There are less streets to the right so pay attention. That’s Dezenove de Fevereiro. We are No. 52.

Santos Dumont Domestic Airport (SDU)
Address: Rua Dezenove de Fevereiro, 52 – Botafogo
Safest and fastest way to get here is by Taxi Pick-Up. Request it during your booking, or send us an email with your flight details so we can arrange it. A driver will be waiting for you at arrivals.
If you prefer to come by bus, take the Real Bus #2018 and ask to get off at Praia de Botafogo. Walk away from the beach and then left towards São Clemente Street. Turn right on it and then left on the 7th corner. There are less streets to the right so pay attention. That’s Dezenove de Fevereiro. We are No. 52.

Novo Rio Bus Station
Address: Rua Dezenove de Fevereiro, 52 – Botafogo
Safest and fastest way to get here is by Taxi Pick-Up. Request it during your booking, or send us an email with your travel details so we can arrange it. A driver will be waiting for you at arrivals.
If you prefer to come by bus, catch the Real Bus #172, #173 or #178 and ask to get off at the corner of Sao Clemente and Dezenove de Fevereiro. We are No. 52.