William Gyles Guesthouse home of the Newport International Hostel
Newport Hostel Frequently Asked Questions
Could you give us some suggestions as to how to spend a couple of days in Newport?
For suggestions of what to do if visiting Newport 1, 2 or 3 days, visit the suggested itinerary page of this website.
Please tell me about the mansions of Newport that you can tour.
For details of the mansions owned by the Newport Preservation Society visit www.NewportMansions.com Discount tickets are offered by the Newport Preservation Society. There are other privately owned mansions you can visit such as Belcourt Castle and RoughPoint. For more information visit www.GoNewport.com
Is it possible to make a day trip to Boston while staying in Newport?
Yes, a day trip from Newport is very possible whether by bus or by car. It is about an hour and a half drive from Newport or a two-hour bus ride. For more information click on the "Area Information" link of this website then click on the "directions" link.
What is the ferry company that leaves from New Bedford to Martha's Vineyard?
The Newport England Fast Ferry www.nefastferry.com/
How long does it take to drive between the following places?
Boston to Touro, Cape Cod - 2 hours
Is it possible to take a day trip to Martha's Vineyard or Nantucket islands on Cape Cod from Newport, RI? From somewhere on The Cape?
From the mainland of Cape Cod: If you want to do a day trip to either Nantucket or Martha's Vineyard from The Cape you could stay in the HI-Hyannis Hostel then take a boat to the islands from Hyannis Harbor. Or you could stay at one of the hostels located farther out on The Cape and find boat departures from there. There are nice hostels on both islands.
We would like to go to Block Island for a day from Newport, RI. How can we get there?
A ferry from Newport to Block Island runs only during the summer. Otherwise you need to get to Point Judith, Rhode Island, to catch a ferry (it is about an hour drive to Point Judith). We don’t recommend trying to do a day trip to Block Island using with public transportation out of Newport. For ferry information to Block Island visit www.blockislandferry.com
Do you have more questions about travel in the Newport area?