I am currently planning to travel to the USA in June 2014...part of which will be spending 4 nights in NYC.
I am a 25yr old female travelling alone and have been advised that a hostel ie YMCA in the centre of NYC would be my best bet. The best one Ive found is the NY Budget Hostel at around £50 a night. HOWEVER I have looked at a number of hostel reviews on here, and they ALL say that noise is a problem...as quite a light sleeper I can see this being an issue.
Due to this and pricing I was thinking at looking at hotels slightly further out...Ive seen on here that hotels in Long Island City would be my best bet. These seem to be more expensive, I have found one for around £80 a night, but wasnt sure whether this would take away from me staying in the centre of NYC.
I guess what Im asking is whether the noise in these hostels/Manhattan area would be that bad, or whether I'm better off staying in a hotel, quieter and further out?