If you are looking for an economical place to stay, then consider the holiday camp in PN. You can get a room to yourself for a very good price, and the shared kitchen and bathrooms are OK. I found the staff very friendly and helpful. I went in winter when the place was very quiet. It is not _very_ far from downtown, fairly near a good bus route, but better if you have transport of your own. I slept very well. It was far cheaper than a motel, and much more enjoyable than taking potluck with room mates in a dorm at a backpackers.