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Hostels in Favelas with UPP Expect to be Full for Olympics

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As the city of Rio prepares to receive the 2016 Olympic Games this August, accommodations are a key concern for travelers as beds fill up along the spectrum of luxury to economy. An option for the budget or adventure traveler, is staying at one of the many hostels that have opened in the infamous favela communities in the city, and especially those areas that have received UPP (Police Pacification Units).

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