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
Dorm rates start at $25 per person


The Hostel is closed for the winter and will reopen May 1, 2014

Now taking online bookings for May & June, 2014

Hope to see you when the flowers are blooming!
(Updated 1/7/2014)

The historic “William Gyles House”, located in the heart of Newport's famed Yachting Village, is a cozy hostel with comfortable dormitory accommodations. Amenities include an inviting common room and private outside deck. 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 *

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. Approximate travel time by car to NYC, 3 hours; Boston, 1 ½ hours; Cape Cod, 2 hours. For directions by bus, car or train click here.


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

“I am really glad you are operating... 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 |