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The Baxter Hostel, Edinburgh

2-star2 stars
5/2 West Register Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH2 2AA, United Kingdom

Walking distance from Scott Monument
  • Free continental breakfast and free WiFi
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Very Good8.4
Great location
Fantastic service
Awesome vibe
Tasty breakfast
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From 265 reviews

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The Baxter Hostel, Edinburgh

from $112
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  • Quadruple Room, 1 Bedroom (Double Bunkbed)
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only (9 beds)

What’s around The Baxter Hostel, Edinburgh


  • In New Town
  • Princes Street - 1 min walk
  • George Street - 3 min walk
  • Scott Monument - 4 min walk
  • St. Giles' Cathedral - 7 min walk
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 7 min walk
  • Real Mary King's Close - 7 min walk
  • Royal Mile - 7 min walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (EDI) - 29 min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 5 min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station - 25 min walk
  • Slateford Station - 9 min drive
  • Onsite parking not available

At a glance

Key facts


  • 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

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Spanish

In the room

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

The Baxter Hostel, Edinburgh’s small print


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.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Also known as

  • Baxter Hostel Edinburgh
  • Baxter Hostel
  • Baxter Edinburgh

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 property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.4 From 69 reviews

Fair 4.0
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.
us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
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!)
us1 night trip
Poor 2.0
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
Very Good 8.0
Great if you're adventurous, flexible and community minded and like meeting new people. common cooking area and informality of the staff was great. Do not stay if you want a luxury pampered hotel. The international and young walk-about clientele was great to hang out with, but you need to be OK with people coming and going.
Thomas, us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Very good service
GLORIA, gb3 night trip

The Baxter Hostel, Edinburgh

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