Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • 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 9.2

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 9.7

  • Facilities 9.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    20 Jan 2020
    This is the cleanest hotel I ever been! And the location was perfect - right in the middle of Royal Mile.
    Brazil, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    12 Jan 2020
    I highly recommend this hostel! The staff are super friendly and helpful, the rooms are clean and comfy and it’s in a great location. I liked this hostel so much that I came back twice! Great value.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    10 Jan 2020
    Such a clean lovely hostel right in the old town centre. Could not fault it in any way. The pods were great to sleep in and bathrooms were very clean with lots of showers. Would highly recommend!
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    08 Jan 2020
    Amazing hostel! Great price, best location (in the heart of all the action), awesome helpful staff and so so clean! I began with a 2 nights stay and extended my stay to 4 nights. I fell in love with Edinburgh and Code was so instrumental at how wonderful my stay was!
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    13 Jan 2020
    Clean and modern with everything you need for a comfortable stay. Incredible location.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    03 Jan 2020
    Amazing value for money! The cleanest, best and most modern hostel I’ve ever stayed in. The pods are comfortable, large&have a shelf, USB charging ports and a rail for personal items. They provide both eye masks&earplugs for sleeping (great touch!). The whole place is so clean! The communal kitchen is clean and accessible at all times. The only time you can’t cook is at breakfast due to the £5 breakfast they offer. Overall an amazing experience - I ended up staying an extra three nights!
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    27 Dec 2019
    Great hostel overall! Same code for all doors, which isn't the most secure really - what if someone mixes up their room (drunk, it's happened to me at other places) and goes in the wrong room? Also, the ladders are in between the bunks so it's a bit iffy to climb up. But thew location (and the waffle maker!!) more than make up for that. Facilities are clean, beds comfy, and staff were professional. Overall a great hostel, but with a couple minor changes it would be amazing
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    17 Dec 2019
    It is a fascinating experience to stay in old prison building. I would like to see more historical information on walls through the dorm floors . More detailed description of how building was built by sand cement horse hair etc. Lovely idea to have it as hostel.
    New Zealand, Female, 31-40
  • 8.6


    18 Jan 2020
    Really nice hostel! Beds were very comfortable, great kitchen area. Bathrooms could have been cleaner when i stayed but overall a clean and decent hostel
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 6.3


    14 Dec 2019
    There was no blanket in my pod, so I had the most horrible night in a long time, it was freezing cold. Apart from that, it’s a great property with a good concept, in the perfect location, with a social atmosphere. But consider bringing a sleeping bag. Or at least be prepared to complain in the middle of the night if there is no blanket.
    Germany, Male, 31-40
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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