We got the room at 10$ in January 2012 (twin bed with heating a/c) after much bargain. Despite their shiny, very respectable hallway, the room we got was quite dirty and scary at first. But we soon found out they had clean bed sheets, an ok bath-tub and CONTINUOUS 24h hot water (my fiance does appreciate a lot). TV was not watchable, but they had a fridge (@@ crazy Vietnamese drinking ice-cold drinks by 15C in Winter lol). A/C was giving some warm air, but definitely not enough to warm up the large room.
Noise was not much of a problem with some noticeable bass beat from the street (to expect in this area).
For the party animals around here, we heard they had curfew at 12am ! Anyway, after some tiring days fighting to walk our way on the street, bargaining and the overwhelming noise of the city, we went to bed early. :)
They kept our bag in a not-so-secure but convenient storage room for 2 days, so that was nice. They can change money as well !