I checked out some other alleys and guesthouses today whilst little and mr messyfish hung out in the hotel. I am really happy with our alley and also our guesthouse. It's slightly more expensive, ($9) than other rooms I saw but its clean light airy, with friendly people and the alley it's in is virtually tourist free, sunglasses seller free and has a lovely feel about it. There is enough variety of food vendors and plenty of mobile fruit bead and snack sellers. There is also a mini toy shop, sweets shop, a number of coffee shops, hairdressers and even a haberdashery woman!