Rooms, bathrooms and kitchen are kept very clean. Although the location is not great for some activities, it's great for airport and bus station access. The hostel staff can connect you with someone who will shuttle to the airport for $11 - ask about him!
This hotel allows you some great views, while still staying right in town! They offer reliable wifi and a pretty good breakfast included. I stayed in a single room which offered a full private bathroom, tv, two fans, and a double bed. It was about $30 a night, right after Semana Santa.
This is a great place to stay after/before flying in/out. A cab to the airport should be about $5. During my stay, there was a decent mix of people staying for a night on their way somewhere, and others staying for several weeks.