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The Baxter Hostel

2-star2 stars
5/2 West Register StreetEdinburghScotlandEH2 2AAUnited KingdomGreat location! See map

Walking distance from St. Giles' Cathedral
  • Free continental breakfast and free WiFi
Very Good8.4
Great location
Fantastic service
Awesome vibe
Ordinary amenities
87See all 87 reviews
From 197 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

The Baxter Hostel

from ZAR 327
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  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (12-Bed)
  • Quadruple Room, 1 Bedroom (Double Bunkbed)
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only (9 beds)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 6 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children (18 years old and younger) not allowed

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1

In the room

Freshen up
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

The Baxter Hostel’s small print

Also known as

  • Baxter Hostel Edinburgh
  • Baxter Hostel
  • Baxter Edinburgh


Additional policies and fees may apply when booking for more than 6 guests. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • Towels/sheets: GBP 2 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around The Baxter Hostel


  • In New Town
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 6 min walk
  • Princes Street Gardens - 7 min walk
  • St. Giles' Cathedral - 10 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 14 min walk
  • Greyfriars Kirk - 14 min walk
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse - 15 min walk
  • University of Edinburgh - 17 min walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (EDI) - 31 min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 4 min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station - 25 min walk
  • Slateford Station - 12 min drive
  • Onsite parking not available

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.4 From 87 reviews

The Baxter Hostel
For short stay
Overall, it's good. Just the ventilation in our room is not very good. And as we open the window, we saw mouse outside.
SI WENG, gb2 night trip
The Baxter Hostel
Amazing staff
Amazing staff!, specially the Italian girl, she just was so kind and helpful. I’ve really had a good experience at this hostel. I would come back at this place.
Edgar, ie1 night trip
The Baxter Hostel
Nice but tight
The Baxter is in a great part of town. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The common room is well designed and has great style. The only thing that I didn't love was the size. It's tiny. Too many beds are crammed into small rooms and you have really no space to open your suitcase. The bathroom is equally small. The sinks are about the size of a water fountain and they lack counter space or shelves to place toiletries on. If tight, crowded spaces bother you, The Baxter is not for you.
A Traveller, us2 night trip
The Baxter Hostel
Conveniently located, helpful crew, beauty inside
Very conveniently located! Beautiful hostel once you are inside. Find it by the address -- I did not see a Baxter Hostel sign outside. Entry hall is shared with Backpackers Hostel on higher floors, and also as an exit for the Voodoo Rooms and other things in building. Hallway is grubby, dingey, dirty. Baxter is beautiful once you get inside. If you leave luggage, it is securely locked. Staff is very pleasant and helpful. Bathrooms are compact and space is used well. (Tiniest sinks I've ever seen!)
A Traveller, us1 night trip
The Baxter Hostel
Hot and crowded
The room was so stinking hot. They were constantly having plumbing issues the entire time I was there. And there is no space to just sit down by yourself. Introverts beware!
Cody, us5 night trip

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