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William Gyles Guesthouse

16 Howard Street, Newport, RI 02840
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013
sunnydays0664 Vancouver, Canada
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Good location But more a homestay trying to be a hostel, running on tight budget (for hot water, laundry, dryer etc) To visit one bathroom requires passing through a bedroom No discount for HI members

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New York, New York, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Merilee is the best! Plain and simple. She is extremely attentive to her guests and I felt very at home the whole time. She truly seems to enjoy sharing her knowledge of the area and that made it a lot of fun to talk to her and plan out my day. The hostel is clean and has a very Newport... More

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

This hostel is great. It is in a good central location and is excellent value. The hostel is quite small which adds to the charm. It has a nice homely feel and lovely little single beds, not bunks, that are actually comfty. The bathrooms are clean and when we stayed were always free. The host is very knowledgeable and has... More

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Berlin, Germany
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

Quiet, clean, affordable. Merrilee is very helpful and knows all a out the history of the town, and the surrounding area. She's very helpful! Almost to a fault, but as a lone traveller I appreciated her effort. Thanks merrilee.

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Perth, Australia
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9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Merilee runs a fabulous hostel and is a very knowledgeable host. The town itself is gorgeous and Merilee helps you get the most out of it as she knows everything there is to know and can really help you find all the best places to eat and party - she doesn't steer you wrong! I was fortunate enough to be... More

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Brooklyn
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42 hotel reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

This review is a long time coming. I stayed with Merilee a few years back, but I wasn't active on TripAdvisor at that time. She gives 110% and is a veteran hostel manager; you could not be in better hands. She does a great evening walking tour that not only is a terrific orientation, but also an adventure often leading... More

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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2011

If you're travelling to Newport on limited funds, you'll find out very quickly that there aren't a lot of options. In fact I think this is the *only* option if you're on a student budget, which I was when I visited in September 2011. But being the only option shouldn't discourage you. It is a hostel, true - don't expect... More

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Berlin, Germany
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2011

Merilee is the owner of this small hostel. She takes good care of the place and of her guests. She always was cheerful and had great advice on where to go for lunch and dinner. I went to the following places: + Sardella's on 300 Memorial Drive ($8 dinner and live music; Keith behind the bar was a great host)... More

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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39 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2010

Surrounded by hotels that are twice as expensive, this well located inn/hostel place was a great find. My husband and I stayed in a private room off of the kitchen/common room. We pushed the two single beds together which worked great. The friendly host was good about keeping guests quiet at night, so despite the thin screen that separated us... More

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Melbourne
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2009

We headed from Boston in the morning making phone call to book the room quite late (12hrs prior to arrival) which was no problem at all, however it was late Fall. During the conversation we were giving great traveling options for us to see along the way and evryone turned out to be perfect. The restraunt advice once we arrived... More

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Address: 16 Howard Street, Newport, RI 02840
Location: United States > Rhode Island > Newport
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Ranked #3 of 5 Specialty lodging in Newport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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