We moved to this hotel after one night in another on one of the main streets that was so noisy that we couldn't sleep. Happy Inn 2 is in a little narrow alley right amongst everything in District 1 that runs off Pham Ngu Lao. You couldn't ask for a better spot in this area and best of all it was so much quieter. There are bars and restaurants in the alley but they close earlier and don't seem to be as noisy as those on Bui Vien, which is where most of the life is. No cars can drive down the alley and most motorbikes don't either because it is so narrow, which makes a big difference.
The hotel is basic but very nice. It is clean and spacious, the bathroom is large and shower hot. The air con was good and there is Cable TV and good free WiFi. We found the place just by walking around for a better option from the night before and the price was the cheapest we paid in 5 weeks around Asia and it was one of the better places we stayed.
The girl on the desk is absolutely lovely which just tops things off. Having found this little oasis we would definitely stay here next time.