Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

The Baxter

Free Cancellation Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.

Very Good
765 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Marvellous Staff
Awesome Cleanliness

Property Description

The Baxter offers you something you won’t find anywhere else. More than just a place to put your head down our custom built hostel will wow you with its vibrant and unique style. We aim to be somewhere you genuinely want to hang out, where you can feel at home, meet new people and make the most of our amazing city.

Our dorm rooms range from 4-12 beds, and you can choose from single sex or mixed. Enjoy our immaculate, customised kitchen and chilled out luxe lounging area. Each room has its own lockers to keep your luggage & private belongings safe and the hostel has free WIFI throughout.

Please note:
Cancellation policy: 48h before date of arrival.

In the case of a no show or cancellation without 48hrs notice customer to be charged for first 2 nights of their booking.

The Baxter Hostel reserves the right to preauthorise the card given at the tim eof the booking to the value of the booking. If the card provided is invalid or cannot be pre-authorised this may result in your booking being cancelled.

Our reception is open 24-7.

Check-in is after 14:00 & you must Check-out by 10:00.

The Hostel is smoking free.

Each guest will need to provide a valid passport, European identity card or UK drivers license at check-in.

Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards.
Taxes included.
Breakfast included.
No curfew.
Non smoking.
Minimum stay at weekends is 2 nights.

We preauthorise cards for bookings arriving in August. Failure to preauthorise your card may result in your booking being cancelled.

Please contact the The Baxter to discuss your group booking requirements:
• Groups may only book entire dorms.
• A Group is defined as a booking for 6 people or more or when booking an entire dorm.
• Groups of more than 21 people must contact The Baxter directly to ensure we can accommodate them in their own dorms.
• All groups must pay a 25% non-refundable deposit to secure their booking.
• The balance is due 21 working days before arrival.
• For cancellation of a group booking we need a notice period of 21 working days before the arrival date.

Reviews & Ratings

Very Good
765 Total Reviews
  • Security
  • Location
  • Staff
  • Atmosphere
  • Cleanliness
  • Value for Money
  • Facilities

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Latest Reviews

Very Good
Dec 28, 2023
Rooms were unbearably hot (in Dec). There is no privacy curtain on the bunks so lights and noise keep you up more than usual. Two showers broken but no issues in bathroom. No place to hold clothes while you shower, recommend a coverup. Also, lots of mold and dust in bathroom on ceilings. Staff was friendly and it’s in a great location!
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Female, 31-40
Dec 18, 2023
You get what you pay for. Only and exactly what you pay for. Which is not necessarily a bad thing. If you're looking for a bed and somewhere to leave your bags while you discover Edinburgh, go for it. But don't expect luxury. The dorms are tight, shared spaces tighter. The two showers and two toilets the whole hostel shares are where this place loses most points. The location is fantastic though; easy to get to from all the airport connections, max 20 minutes away from most sights on foot.
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Female, 18-24
Very Good
Nov 24, 2023
Staff was wickedly rude. Mid rain storm I called for aid to find the front door. Once inside I was informed I was at the wrong location. All well and good. I mentioned aloud it might be best for me to go back to the airport so I don’t risk missed flights or I could offer to pay for this location aswell. Staff told me that he “didn’t ask” with a wicked tone. Then he escalated into a chat about how I can wait and speak when spoken too. L Bathroom drains stunk, like bros attitude!!
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Male, 25-30


  • Free

    • Free Breakfast
    • Linen Included
    • Free WiFi
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Key Card Access
    • Common Room
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • Housekeeping

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