Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


CoDE Pod Hostels - THE CoURT

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

CoDE Pod Hostel is an urban concept designed to give travellers a central location and a premium quality sleeping environment at a low cost. The Asian-style pod concept is the main unique design feature combined with secure keypad entry systems which the name “CoDE” was derived from. Our hostels are unique and centrally located in the vibrant and beautiful Edinburgh city centre within walking distance to most major sights and we are conveniently located on connections to and from the airport. The train and bus station are just a few minutes walk from our hostel.

CoDE Pod Hostels – THE CoURT is a former courthouse and jail transformed into a premium pod Hostel.
THE CoURT by CoDE will feature cool holding cells as private rooms, POD beds dormitories, an underground bar in our close and the original courtroom will boast our high tech pods.

We have a few minimum brand standards such as providing clean rooms and bathrooms, high-quality mattresses and linen. Also we think that an healthy breakfast is an important start of the day plus a healthy breakfast. In addition, we pride ourselves on having welcoming, friendly and knowledgeable staff with a ''how can I help'' mentality.

CoDE Pod Hostel is a welcoming, well thought designed and relaxing place to stay and is the perfect location from which to explore and enjoy everything that Edinburgh has to offer.

CoDE Pod Hostels - THE CoURT Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 72h before arrival.
Check in from 15:00 to 23:00 .
Check out before 11:00 .
For flexible rates payment will be taken 3 days prior arrival by credit cards, debit cards or cash.
For Non-refundable rates payment will be taken at the time of booking.
We do not accept Diners card.
Taxes included.
Breakfast not included.
No curfew.
Non smoking.
Under-aged guests have to be accompanied by an adult and a private room should be booked.
No pets.

Different terms and conditions apply for groups of 8 or more guests:

Group payment policies:

A non-refundable deposit of 20% will be charged in order to secure the reservation.
The remaining balance is due 28 days prior to the arrival date.
If we are unable to charge the card the reservation may be cancelled.

Cancellation policies for groups:

If the whole reservation is cancelled up to 28 days before the arrival date, the accommodation deposit (20% of the reservation) will not be refunded.

The group reservation can be amended free of charge up to 28 days prior to arrival. If due to the amendments the value of the reservation falls below the original deposit amount, then we will not be able to refund the difference.

If you cancel your group reservation less than 28 days before your day of arrival, no refund will be given and the outstanding amount will be due.

If you are booking within 28 days of the arrival date the full amount will be due immediately, no refund will be given for any cancellation or amendments.

Upon arrival a code of conduct needs to be signed by a group leader and a damage deposit taken. (£300 pre-authorisation on a valid credit card.) View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.3

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 9.8

  • Facilities 9.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    10 Feb 2020
    CoDE Hostel was for sure one of the best hostels I've stayed so far. Beautiful design, hassle-free experience (check-in, check-out, luggage storage), polite staff not over-friendly, and I could keep going on about everything. I might have been lucky, but I don't believe so. Everything has been well thought to achieve this level of service. Congratulations to the whole team! :)
    Brazil, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    09 Feb 2020
    Definitely the best hostel I've been to. Since the beginning I could feel a great atmosphere, not only from the other guests but also from the staff. Everybody was so friendly, specially the two girls in the reception. The pod was actually comfortable and cozy.Toilets were clean. The lobby was my favorite place because it's such a nice spot for meeting up new people. Breakfast was decent as well. I'll be back soon ☺️
    Belgium, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    05 Feb 2020
    I'm super impressed with the overall at Code Pod Hostel, the cleanliness, staff, and location. I would definitely recommend it to a friend and stay therer again when visiting Edinburgh.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    01 Feb 2020
    Really lovely stay at the court. Really clean, nice decor and all the staff were very helpful. Was able to switch to a bottom bunk as the top bunk was open and I struggle with sleeping with lights on (however there were free eye masks and earplugs in the room) the lockers were really good size also. the only issue would be the pod I slept in only had USB plugs, so to charge my IPad I had to plug it in and lock in the locker, which could've damaged my cable. Otherwise, everything was perfect
    Scotland, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    20 Feb 2020
    The rooms and bathrooms we very clean, the staff was very friendly and helpful. They accidentally charged my credit card twice, and were very prompt in refunding my card. Although the refund was less than the initial charge due to exchange rates, but they compensated with breakfast for both me and my friend during our stay. I would 20/10 recommend Code Pod hostels to anyone staying in Edinburgh! Please open more Code Pods across the world!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    18 Feb 2020
    One of the best hostels I've ever stayed in. The value for money is simply insane - the location is better than anything we could've wished for, the pod model is unique and interesting and everything is just perfect. Loved it!
    Slovakia, All Male Group, 18-24
  • 9.1


    12 Feb 2020
    Comfy beds, quiet at night and great location. Breakfast was nice, paid for it but no one checking anyway so may as well take your chances. I don’t know why you have to pay for a towel? Either make us do a deposit or add a quid on the price if you want to cover the costs of people stealing them
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    06 Feb 2020
    Loved my stay here! The pods mean that you get the privacy and security of your own hotel room, but with hostel prices and atmosphere. They even provide complimentary ear plugs and eye masks which is a small gesture that goes a long way. The showers and toilets were spotless, as were the rooms upon arrival. The common area is quite small, but most guests seem to come in big groups and eat out so it wasn’t a problem. Would definitely stay again!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    01 Feb 2020
    Great hostel in perfect location. Beer tasting was fun , great way to meet new people. The only thing that some rooms is in ground floor so it was cold there and bad smell.
    Latvia, Female, 18-24
  • 6.3


    11 Feb 2020
    I was very happy with this hostel until the day I checked out and my bag had gone missing from the locked storage room. While I am aware it was left at my own risk it has been very disheartening to have staff be quite rude to me the 2 times I called to check if anything had been handed in or found. I understand it’s none of the employees fault but a little compassion would have been nice. Not a bad hostel by any means but some of the staff could be more understanding.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free City Tour
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi