We are open for the season!
Celebrating 14 years of welcoming guests to Newport, the historic “William Gyles House”, located in the heart of Newport's famed Yachting Village in downtown Newport, is an inviting home hostel with comfortable dormitory accommodations. This hostel is designed specifically with budget-minded, but discerning travelers in mind. Inside amenities include a common room and travel book library; outside amenities include a private deck and yard with garden. Just beyond the hostel doors, explore hundreds of years of American history on foot or by trolley. Stroll the waterfront with its wide variety of enticing restaurants and outdoor cafes, vibrant nightlife and eclectic shopping.
Newport, the City-by-the-Sea, is a world-class destination known for outstanding sailing, beautiful beaches and Guilded Age mansions. Located on the southern tip of beautiful Aquidneck Island, it's a wonderful get-a-way after an exhilarating time in New York City or Boston. Come experience the magic!
Newport International Hostel owner Merrilee went on a solo journey to southern Europe during the winter of 2015/2016. You can view her adventures on her travel blog.
* Small dorm rooms *
* Sheets & towel included *
* Near public transportation *
* Kitchen privileges *
*Private yard with lovely garden*
* No curfew (24 hour access) *
* Laundry facility *
* Visa, MasterCard accepted *
* Free Internet access *
* Free Parking Nearby *
* Indoor bicycle storage*
Every Wednesday (starting May 18th) in Newport there is an outdoor Farmer's Market on the shady walk between downtown and 1st Beach. There are lots of delicious choices of home baked goods, hot prepared foods, live music, and more!
Newport is situated on an island along America's Northeast Backpacker Trail midway between New York City, Boston and Cape Cod. Newport is accessible by car or bus. There is frequent bus service between Providence, Rhode Island, and Newport on RIPTA for $2. Approximate travel time by car to NYC, 3 hours; Boston, 1 ½ hours; Cape Cod, 2 hours, Providence, 1/2 hour. For directions by bus, car or train click here.
Cape Cod, a hook-shaped peninsula in southeastern Massachusetts, is a popular summertime destination. It includes the beautiful, historic islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. There are several seasonal hostels on Cape Cod.
“I am really glad you are operating (a hostel)... otherwise how would young people ever visit...”
-- Ruth Taylor, Executive Director, Newport Historical Society
A hostel is not just a cheap place to sleep, it's a lifestyle! Come join the fun!
This guesthouse is owned and operated by former manager of the HI-Boston Hostel, Merrilee Zellner.