William Gyles Guesthouse home of the Newport International Hostel
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Front of William Gyles International Guest House, the Newport International Hostel

Dorm accommodations
Weekday dorm rates start at $29 per person
Private rooms occasionally available
Seasonal, weekend, & special event rates apply


Stay with us the weekend of Oct. 18th and enjoy the Bowen's Wharf Seafood Festival,
honoring the "Harvest of the Sea"


If you try to book online and find no availablity,
contact us by email. We may still have beds available.
(Updated 10/15/14)

The historic “William Gyles House”, located in the heart of Newport's famed Yachting Village in downtown Newport, is an inviting hostel with comfortable dormitory accommodations. 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, or 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!

Photos of Newport, RI and local attractions

* 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*

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 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.


Newport International Hostel owner Merrilee went on a solo journey through parts of Asia during the winter of 2014. You can view her adventures on her travel blog.

The Volvo Ocean Race which started Oct. 10, 2014, in Spain, will stop in Newport, RI, in May, 2015. Inaugurated more than 40 years ago, the Volvo Ocean Race is one of the most coveted prizes in the sport of sailing and the oldest round-the-world race for crewed monohull yachts. Follow the race on the website www.volvooceanrace.com and visit us in May, 2015, for some live sailing excitement with several in-port races!

Block Island high speed ferry departs and returns frequently from downtown Newport (during the summer). For summer schedule visit www.blockislandferry.com For more information on nearby Block Island visit www.blockislandinfo.com

“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.


Newport International Hostel, 16 Howard Street, Newport, Rhode Island, 02840, USA  (401) 369-0243 |