William Gyles Guesthouse, home of the Newport International Hostel
Walking along the sea at Fort Adams, Newport, RI
The Black Pearl Restaurant at Bowen’s Wharf, Newport, RI
Coaches at Chateau-sur- Mer, Newport, RI
Front of William Gyles International Guest House, the Newport International Hostel

Our guesthouse is open with private rooms only 

Private rooms can be booked through our other website
www.WilliamGylesGuesthouse.com

Hope to see you soon!


 (Updated 9/23/21)


Celebrating 14 years of welcoming guests to Newport, the historic “William Gyles House”, located in the heart of Newport's famed Yachting Village in downtown Newport, is an inviting home 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!

The Coffee Grinder on Bowen's Wharf at night, Newport, RI

An outdoor Farmer's Market is every Wednesday during the summertime in Newport on Memorial Drive between downtown Newport and Easton's Beach (First Beach). It is along the road in a shady park area. See the variety of things the farms on our island are producing. Enjoy delicious choices of home baked goods, and more!

* 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 street parking nearby *
*  Indoor bicycle storage*


For up to date information on the status of major Newport County events, click here


Coronavirus guidelines for travelers in the USA as per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

At the William Gyles Guesthouse we follow Airbnb’s enhanced cleaning protocol for the cleaning of rooms and areas of the house which guests are exposed to.

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. For opening and closing dates, and more information on the Cape hostels, visit www.hiusa.org/hostels/massachusetts/cape-cod


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

Providence - Newport Ferry departs and returns from downtown Newport (seasonal schedule). For the latest updates visit www.seastreak.com


Newport International Hostel owner, Merrilee, has traveled solo over the years all over the world and has related her adventures on numerous travel blogs. You can view her adventures on her travel blogs.

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.

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