About

It started like a fairytale. Once upon a time, two Scottish brothers decided to build a magical hostel. Together, they imagined a place where travellers would find a home away from home and make new friends when they were only expecting a place to crash. They tailored spaces where everyone could laugh loudly, sleep deeply and slowly fall in love with Edinburgh. They called this place, The Baxter.

Located in the heart of Edinburgh, The Baxter Hostel, with its traditional Georgian panelling, tartan wallpapers and ancient herringbone oak floors is the best place to stay to dive into the Scottish spirit. Just a few steps from Princes St, we’re within easy walking distance from all the main transport links and tourists attractions – including the Castle, The Royal Mile and Arthur’s seat. From the handmade, solid bed frames to the complimentary free range scrambled eggs at breakfast, everything is our hostel is made with love.

To ensure all of our guests have the best experience, our hostel is staffed 24/7. Our hosts are always around to help with anything and make you feel safe and at home. Coming from every corner of Europe, our hosts speak many languages but all share something in common: A deep passion for Scotland and Edinburgh. Go ahead and let them help you get to know Edinburgh!

So come and crash in style at Edinburgh’s best boutique hostel and see for yourself what the magic is all about.

So why not book me now?