Hi persianpower ! Here's travelpunk's link to budget hostels/hotels in Hanoi.
In the hotel descriptions, they'll either refer to Hoan Kiem district or Old Hanoi. The best price upthere is... $2.50 !
I was wondering what kind of work you had found. You posted all those questions and we haven't received any updates so far...
Is everything going well ? Any story to share ? Tips to give regarding your previous post or else ? We'd love to hear about your trip.