Watch: How to Stay in Brazil During the World Cup for Cheap

Jun 15, 2014

With hotel rates in Brazil's World Cup cities predictably sky-high, dedicated fans have found some less expensive means of shelter: camping by the side of the road.

CNN spoke to a group of eight Argentinian soccer fans who will be spending the month living in a van.

To stay within their $2,500 budget, they also cook their own food--a simple diet consisting of mostly spaghetti, rice, hotdogs and veggies, said one of the thrifty eight, Pablo Massan.

Other unconventional accommodations in Rio also include Favela hostels and "love hotels."

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