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1 room, 2 adults

The Baxter Hostel

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

Walking distance from Princes Street
  • Free WiFi
Great location
Awesome vibe
Good internet service
Ordinary amenities

The Baxter Hostel

from €62
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (6-bed)
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (9-bed)
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only (6-Bed)
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (12-Bed)
  • Quadruple Room, 1 Bedroom (Double Bunkbed)
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only (9 beds)

What’s around The Baxter Hostel


  • In New Town
  • Princes Street
  • George Street - 3 min walk
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 7 min walk
  • Royal Mile - 7 min walk
  • Grassmarket - 12 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 12 min walk
  • University of Edinburgh - 16 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

At a glance

Key facts


  • 6 rooms


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-5:30 AM
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • 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)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

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

At the hostel

  • 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’s small print

Also known as

  • Baxter Hostel Edinburgh
  • Baxter Hostel
  • Baxter Edinburgh
  • The Baxter Hostel Edinburgh
  • The Baxter Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • The Baxter Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation 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 8.2 From 59 reviews

Very Good 8.0
Shower room was too small
Overall was ok. The room was small for 9 people. Three level bunker bed was kinda off. The shower room was clean but no place to hang your clothes. So I suppose you either let your clothes wet from the shower or get naked before going into the shower room (just kidding).
gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Lovely hostel
It was amazing knowing Edinburgh and have stayed at The Baxter.
gb3 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Cool place
Really nice vibe and friendly staff! They cook you some eggs and toast for breakfast which made me feel like I was at home and mom was making breakfast. Super cozy! The shower area was lacking space and privacy. That was a big dissapointment but otherwise clean and nice.
Adrian, us2 night trip
Good 6.0
So so Hostel
The staff were super helpful and friendly, and the breakfast that’s included was better than many others in the UK that you have to pay for. However, especially for the price, the level of cleanliness and quality of the bathroom was questionable. Additionally, a woman in another room got badly bitten by bedbugs during my stay.
us1 night trip
Good 6.0
Mattress hurt, room too hot
I’m not sure what was up, but the radiator in one of the rooms was UNBEARABLY hot, so I ended up not getting much sleep. And my mattress had this well-worn groove in it, so that turning over was difficult and painful. Aside from that, it was quite pleasant. I’ve stayed here twice now, and have had pretty good experiences both times (except for the heat and the mattress)
Katherine, us5 night trip

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