Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

The Baxter

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

Very Good
735 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Brilliant Staff

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
735 Total Reviews
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Latest Reviews

Jul 12, 2022
This is my second time staying at The Baxter (last time was in 2019), and overall, I enjoyed my stay. The staff is very friendly, the rooms are clean. Location is good- located just outside of the Old Town. Easy to walk to the main tourist sites. Breakfast is free and good! Only complaint is the size of the showers- they are super tiny, with almost no room to put your stuff where it will stay dry. Both times I've visited, at least two of the four showers has been out of order as well.
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Female, 25-30
Jul 05, 2022
The kitchen and lounge are far too small for the number of beds. And one of the tablets is PERMANENTLY occupied by the staff. The staff is not really worried for having everything done on time (for instance, ay breakfast time there was nothung but cereales and milk and someone has to go to buy right away). The cleanliness was messy: rubbish bins were not emptied before arriving...
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Male, 41+
Jan 25, 2020
The Baxter was hands down the best hostel I’ve ever stayed in. I spent the weekend doing touristy things in Edinburgh and this hostel gave such a great set up. It was unbelievably close to everything, free delicious breakfast every morning, and a really good place to hang out and do work on my laptop while waiting for the rain to pass. It’s cute as heck and the staff was overwhelmingly friendly. I even happened to visit on a holiday (Burns Night) so they had free cultural dinner and games. 10/10
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Female, 18-24


  • 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