Newport Hostel - William Gyles Guesthouse, Newport

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I bought a Pad and left it for Others

Really Enjoyed my stay. Will go back!

Age 52 | New York

Outstanding Experience

This hostel is incredible. Merrilee made my stay outstanding, and the accommodations were wonderful. The bathrooms are spotless, the kitchen is immaculate, and I slept very well each night. I could go on endlessly about what a wonderful host Merrilee is! When I arrived by bus at nighttime she met me and walked with me back to the hostel. She pointed out many spots of interest, and she truly cares about every little detail of this hostel. This was a wonderful experience through and through. Merrilee is incredibly organized, very friendly, and she goes out of her way to make sure you have the best stay possible. Thank you so much! Newport is beautiful and charming and a lovely place to get away. I hope to come back soon!


Beds Are Not Comfortable, But Everything Else Is Good

I only stayed at this hostel one night. The hostel was very clean and it is located in an ideal location for tourists. I did not find the beds comfortable. Sleeping there was on par with sleeping in a car. I hope something will be done about replacing the bed mattresses or adding a foam pad.

Age 27 | United States

A really great place

I stayed at this hostel a couple of days in August '08 and I had a great time. Merrilee, the owner, is the best hostel manager I've ever met -- and I've stayed in many hostels in the U.S., New Zealand, and Australia. She knows everything about Newport, is very helpful, friendly, outgoing, and you can feel that she enjoys what she's doing. She's a great ambassador for Newport. The hostel is very clean and comfy and Newport is a wonderful place to stay for some days since there's plenty to do.


Excellent hostel

I was recently here for three nights and had a wonderful stay. It is very clean

and conveniently located. It has only single beds (no bunk beds) and twenty-four-hour access. Merrilee, the owner and operator, is very knowledgeable about Newport and gave some very helpful information about what to see, where to eat. Maps, brochures, transportation schedules, and updates on events in Newport are all available at the hostel. I would definitely recommend staying here.


This was a wonderful experience. I was new to hostelling and I found this to be a wonderful place. The owner was so cordial and she attended to all the needs of someone visiting Newport, from great places to dine to things to see and do. And the house was so comfy. The owner even gave us a night walk, telling us the old history of Newport. I have to visit again soon. Great people, great times, and a wonderful place to visit.



We have dorm accommodations in beautiful, historic City by the Sea, Newport, Rhode Island. Overnight rates start at $29 per bed per night(seasonal rate).

While you're in town visit one of the glorious mansions of the Gilded Age, go on a self-guided walking tour of Colonial Newport, or stroll along one of the areas lovely beaches.

The hostel is located in the heart of Newport's thriving waterfront and nightlife in a newly renovated historic home known as the William Gyles House. The address is 16 Howard St. Discount tickets are available to selected historic sites. Free Internet and free parking are nearby.

The dining room/common room is packed with Newport and travel information and other reading materials. The modern common kitchen is equipped with essentials.

This hostel is owned and operated by former manager of the HI-USA Boston Hostel, Merrilee Zellner.

Location and Contact


• For comprehensive directions to the hostel visit
• Walking directions to 16 Howard Street from Newport Transportation & Visitor Information Center: The Transportation & Visitor Information Center where you will arrive if coming by bus is on America's Cup Avenue. Keeping the water on your right walk about 1/8 mile to where America's Cup feeds into Memorial Drive. Thames St. will be on the right. Take a right on Thames St. Continue straight for about 8 blocks. When you see a pizza shop on the left you have reached Howard St. Take a left. 16 Howard St. is the large blue house with black shutters - third house on the left.
• By Bus to Newport: Bonanza Bus lines service Newport. From Boston take Bonanza Bus from South Station. From any other location take bus to Providence then take a Rhode Island Public Transportation Authority (RIPTA) bus to Newport.
• By car to Newport: From points north – 95S, exit 4S (south of Providence), to 138E to Newport. From Cape cod – 6W to 195W, to 24S, to 138E to Newport. From points west – 95N to 4S (just before Providence), to 138E to Newport.
• By Train, then bus to Newport: Take AMTRAK train to Providence. Change to Rhode Island Public Transportation Authority (RIPTA) bus for Newport.
• By air to Providence: The T.F. Green airport outside of Providence, RI, is the closest airport to Newport. The best way to get to the Newport Hostel from the airport is by a minivan shuttle service run by Cozy Cab. Cost from airport to Newport is $25 one way. For reservation call 1-800-846-1502 if out of the area or 401-846-2500 if in Rhode Island. Ask them to drop you off at the Marriott Hotel in Newport then walk to the hostel. For more information visit:



Address: 16 Howard Street, Newport, Rhode Island, USA

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Phone Number: +1 (401) 369-0243
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Facilities and Amenities

+50 Traveller

Solo Traveller



City Tours

Lockers in Rooms

Luggage Storage


Safe Deposit Box


Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Wi-Fi in Rooms

Bike Rental

Lockers in Lobby

24 Hour Security

Book Collection/Exchange

Clothes Dryer

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments

Entirely Non-Smoking

Hot Showers



Lounge Area

No Bunkbeds

Outdoor Seating

Power Point/Sockets in Rooms

Airport Pickup

Wheelchair Accessible


Service Animals

Genders: Males & Females

Max. Age: All Ages

Min. Age with Parent (dorms): 15

Min. Age without Parent: 18

Checkout: 10:00 (10 AM)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: 7 nights

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: Seasonal Open/Closed Dates

Reception Hours: 8 AM - 10 PM (08:00-22:00)

Size: Small (less than 30 beds)


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