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Yacht Crew Houses in Key Hiring Ports: Newport, Palma, St. Martin and more

Following is a list of crew housing options in key hiring ports around the world, including Newport, Rhode Island; Palma de Mallorca; and St. Martin/St. Maarten. More will be added soon.

Housing OptionsDescription
Crow's Nest Newport
18 Market Square
Newport, RI 02840

Tel: 1-401-847-4260
Email: info@crowsnestnewport.com
Crow's Nest Newport is the lodging facility for Seamen's Church Institute in Newport, Rhode Island. Founded in 1919 as a non-profit corporation to provide a “safe haven” to seafarers, Seamen’s Church Institute moved into its own building in 1930 in the heart of the Newport waterfront. Seamen’s offers newly renovated accommodations in the National Register Historic building, now fully accessible for all levels. The Aloha Cafe is open to the public with breakfast and lunch menus. Also available are public laundry facilities, the Mariners Lounge, Memorial Garden, Henry H. Anderson Jr. Library for Mariners, and the quaint Chapel of the Sea. Reservations can be made online at www.crowsnestnewport.com. This is a non-smoking facility.

Accommodation: Ten affordable European-style rooms for seafarers and others for overnight or brief stays are available with shared baths, seasonal A/C, and free Wi-Fi access.
Hostel Apuntadores
Calle Apuntadores, 8,
Palma de Mallorca, Spain 07012

Tel: 34 (0)971 71 34 91
Email: apuntadores@uephotels.com
Accommodation: Ensuite, budget, and dorm-style accommodation options. Some rooms have small balconies.
Hostal Apuntadores is in the heart of the old town and has a rooftop terrace with great views of the city. There is air conditioning and heating and the Wi-Fi is free. A café in the reception area serves breakfast and light snacks. The sightseeing buses and the airport and ferry transport pass nearby.

Accommodation: Two options for double rooms, and an individual option. Free wifi, laundry, and beverages.
Smiler's Crewhouse
1A Windmill Rd, Cole Bay, Saint Martin
Tel: Elona: 1-721-522-9894
Email: smilerscrewhouse@gmail.com
Smiler’s Crewhouse has been in operation since 2001. It is centrally located in Cole Bay and is convenient to reach all marinas. Amenities include large living rooms, kitchens, A/C in large bedrooms, hot water showers, Wireless internet, Cable TV, secure lockers, clean linen, and laundry facilities.

Smiler’s crew house is reportedly a fantastic spot on the island. Run by the well-known Smiley and Elona, I’ve been told you can’t go wrong staying here. They do fill up quick but are happy to offer further suggestions. The owners also do crew placement and can help with day work. You can request a booking under the "Contact" tab on www.smilerscrewhouse.com.

Accommodation: Shared accommodation with two bunk beds per room or private studio apartments for couples.