If you're contemplating a trip to Brazil for next year's World Cup, no doubt you've come across the pricing horror stories during your research.
In Rio de Janeiro, we're all hearing about accommodation prices being doubled, quadrupled for the World Cup. One operator is offering rooms at £850 per night – more than 20 times higher than its October rate of £40.
But there remains some great bargain prices - particularly offered by the 'Favela Experience'.
How does $250 for five nights in a shared favela guesthouse, including fast WIFI sound? Or 50% off normally-offered prices for $100 for seven nights in a guesthouse?
Unlike many of their competitors, the people behind the 'Favela Experience' haven't hiked up their prices for the World Cup. In fact, if you act quickly, you can take advantage of 'early bird' discounts being offered.
They offer shared guesthouses, through to private, two bedroom apartments.
In Rio, some room rates are up 600% for the World Cup, and the average price for a room is $461 (£289 or €342) in June 2014.
As the 'Favela Experience' state:
"All of our favelas are located in Rio’s prime South Zone (“Zona Sul”), the center of excitement for visitors during the World Cup. Moreover, the South Zone includes the famous Copacabana and Ipanema beaches.
"Our locations include the favelas of Vidigal and Rocinha, both within a 15-minute walk of the exclusive Leblon beach and São Conrado beach, respectively. Additionally, these favelas have extensive public transport access, with buses available 24 hours a day to all parts of Rio."
If you're considering going to Brazil 2014, then accommodation prices need not be a financial headache, just click here to check out what the Favela Experience can offer you.