We are now closed for the season. We will reopen May 1, 2016
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. 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!
*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 has embarked on a solo journey for the winter to southern Europe. You are invited to follow 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.
"Hostelling - A Lifestyle" is an article from the International Travel News, a monthly travel publication written by, and for, high-frequency travelers. Newport Hostel owner Merrilee Zellner was interviewed in this article.
“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.