Vidigal, Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Pure Favela LifeExperience pure favela life in Rio at the Hostel Alto Vidigal. It's located in a fairly safe and very vibrant southern area of the favela and allows great access to the to famous beaches of Leblon and Ipanema.
It's known for underground dj parties and hosts traveling artists, journalists and adventure travelers/athletes.
A bit off the beaten path but this really does show you real Brazilian life.