Speak to the cab driver, or a trustable local, who will direct you to a safe, but affordable place according to your budget Also make sure not to be too thrifty because, you are in another country, unless its a reputable and decent looking place, one never know what they will get for a cheap deal. That factor can be applied anywhere in the world.
So if one is to go on a vacation. Keeping it real and simple is good.but not at the cost of baaic comfort and being cheap. Thats not a vacation for me. best regards. tks.