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 $35 per person
Private rooms occasionally available, contact us for availability
Seasonal, weekend, & special event rates apply

If you try to book online and find no availability, contact us by email.
We may still have beds available

Tax increase:  All bookings made after July 13, 2015, are subject to 13% tax

(Updated 9/24/2015)

The historic “William Gyles House”, located in the heart of Newport's famed Yachting Village in downtown Newport, is an inviting boutique* 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. 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

*Hostel trends: Read what Lonely Planet, the largest travel guide book company in the world, has to say about unique trends in hostels around the world in the online article: The Irresistible Rise of the "poshtel". Three cheers to hostelling!!!

* 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 International Hostel owner Merrilee spent last winter traveling solo on a budget in Greece, Italy and Israel. You can read about her adventures on her travel blog.

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.

Every Wednesday 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!

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 |