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Newport International Hostel


We offer quiet, comfortable dorm accommodations by the sea in beautiful, historic Newport, Rhode Island.

Dorms $25+

Our current seasonal price includes a light, self-prepared breakfast. Private rooms are available in the hostel. The guesthouse is located in a newly-renovated historic home known as the William Gyles House. Discounts are available for local restaurants and selected historic sites. Free internet and free parking are nearby. Free wireless Internet capability at the hostel (WIFI). Bicycles are available for hire. The dining room/common room is packed with Newport and travel information and other reading materials. The modern common kitchen is equipped with essentials.

Self-prepared breakfast
Video room
Nearby parking
The picturesque, seaside town of Newport is situated conveniently along America's Northeast Backpacker Trail midway between New York City, Boston, and Cape Cod.
The guesthouse is located in the heart of Newport's Yachting Village by the sea.  From here you can walk to Bellevue Avenue's Gilded Age mansions, the Cliff Walk, shops, restaurants, and the bustling waterfront.  A pristine, sandy beach is a half hour walk away.

Convenient bus service is available from Boston, Cape Cod, or New York City. Inexpensive local buses are available to and from Providence, Rhode Island. Approximate travel time by car between Newport and New York City is 3 hours; Newport and Boston is 1½ hours; Newport and Cape Cod is 2½ hours; Providence and Newport is 1 hour.

Walking directions to Hostel 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. The Red Parrot Restaurant will now be on your left. Continue straight for about 8 blocks along the waterfront to Howard St. (on the left). You will pass a Greek Orthodox Church on the left, and the NRF Museum Store on the right. See Roba Dolce Restaurant on the far corner of Howard St. then take a left. 16 Howard is the third house on the left - a large blue house with beige trim. (CAUTION: Do not take a left at the Brown/Howard Wharf sign which you will see on your right as you approach Howard St. If you take a left here you will be on Dennison Street. Howard Street is two blocks after this sign on the left) If driving: Howard is a one-way street going towards the waterfront. If driving you will need to take the next left after Howard onto Pope, then left on Spring, then left on Howard. 16 Howard is the third house from Thames St. on the right.

By Bus to Newport
Bonanza Bus lines services Newport. From Boston take a bus from Bonanza Bus Lines (Peter Pan or Bonanza) from South Station to either Providence or Newport. If to Providence, then change to a Rhode Island Transit Authority (RIPTA) bus (this is the cheapest way to travel on public transportation between Newport and Boston). From any other location take a bus to Providence then take a Rhode Island Public Transportation Authority (RIPTA) bus to Newport. Follow walking directions above.

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 William Gyles Guesthouse from the airport is by a minivan shuttle service run by Cozy Cab. Cost from airport to Newport is $20 one way. Ask them to drop you off at the William Gyles Guesthouse in Newport. The people from Cozy Cab may want to drop you off at a hotel near the hostel rather than at the hostel. If so, have them drop you off at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Newport. From there you can get to the hostel by catching a local cab ($4) or by walking 15 minutes along the waterfront (beautiful walk!). This scenario could happen because you are taking an airport shuttle which costs $20, not a private taxi, which costs $75. If they drop you off at the hostel when taking the shuttle, thank them profusely because they went out of their way for you and gave you special treatment.

  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Internet Access
  • TV/Common Area
  • Private Rooms
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Linen
  • Free Tea & Coffee
  • Free WiFi
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Laundry Room
  • Luggage Storage
  • Credit Cards Accepted

Reservations & Contact Info

16 Howard St., Newport, RI 02840
Reception open from 8-10am & 5-7pm. 24 hour access.

Tel: 401-369-0243
Web: www.NewportHostel.com
Email: info@NewportHostel.com 
Skype Address: www.NewportHostel.com

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