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 4 weeks prior to arrival. 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.

Additional Info:

To confirm the reservation we require a non-refundable deposit of 20% of the total value of the booking, paid either by visa, master-card or bank transfer. The remaining balance must be paid 4 weeks prior to arrival.If the reservation is booked at a non-refundable the full balance will be charged at the time of the booking. 

Changes or cancellations to your booking can only be accepted up to 4 weeks prior to arrival without charge. The deposit paid for the first night is non-refundable. Any changes made after this, may unfortunately incur an extra charge.

On arrival a ‘code of conduct’ must be filled out by a group leader.  It is company policy to charge a fully refundable damage deposit of £20.00 per person, or if more than 15 people – £300.00 per group. Your credit card will be “Pre – Authorized” for this.

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


CoDE Pod – The CoURT

Book more than 4 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 9.1

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    11 May 2022
    It was an incredible stay. The pods were incredibly spacious.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    09 May 2022
    A hostel with an elevator. Staff which treats each guest like family. A breakfast (extra charge) with food choices like a restaurant. Tours led by staff Located in the center of Old Town Rooms with pods, so quiet, equipped with lights, charging station and curtain for privacy.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    03 May 2022
    It provides everything you’d need and want in a hostel and more, even if you’re not going to take advantage of their breakfast, tours, etc, the location alone is incredible. My first time in a hostel and it gets an automatic 10/10. With that said, to help others, there are a couple of noteworthy things to take note of… If you’re tall, the pods are quite small. They also get quite warm and stuffy. And if you’re like me, you’ll probably get somewhat claustrophobic. The privacy, however, is great.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    21 Apr 2022
    This was a fantastic hostel. I would not hesitate to come back here on a return trip to Edinburgh.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    13 May 2022
    Girls weekend away! I booked right away when I seen it was an old court house, pic's looked fab and couldnt wait to see what it actually looked like standing inside it. Wasn't disappointed at all! Those pods were great it's actually the best sleep I've had in a long time. I didn't know what to expect at all, But you have your own space shut the curtain and it's just you and your! Will definitely be back for a sleep over.
    Scotland, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    19 Apr 2022
    Excellent staff, good equipped kitchen, very comfortable beds, strongly build, so you don't feel the typical bunkbed moving. location, location, location. Everything is within walking distance, enough bathrooms and an overall friendly atmosphere. A bit busy, but if you like that, you ll enjoy it.
    Germany, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    09 May 2022
    I loved my stay here, the rooms were well kept & the giant storage lockers in the room were a huge plus! I was able to keep all my belongings near me and safe! The bathrooms were always clean and there’s a key access on all the doors so I felt very safe. Right outside St.Giles Cathedral and a 20 min or less walk to all attractions/destinations! The pods make for great sleep every night they will be missed. Breakfast was a little pricey for what is offered but would 100% recommend and come back!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    28 Apr 2022
    Very nice place to stay if you’re looking for something relatively cheap with an aspect of more privacy. Extremely clean! Would stay there again, however was a bit limited socially compared to other places I’ve stayed.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.3


    04 May 2022
    The location of the Pod is excellent. If you're staying and walking with luggage from the train station, make sure you follow the road around and don't take the stairs. The staff were incredibly helpful, particularly when there was an issue involving another person staying in the same dorm room. Only bit of feedback I do have is the top pids are hard to get into, due to the positioning of the handles. But you can manage. Would recommend and would return!
    Australia, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    07 May 2022
    I only had a short stay in the hostel and in my opinion it was not value for money. Although it is certainly a nice hostel for £55 for night, I was expecting a lot more. The staff were nice enough and it was obviously kept very well, cleanliness was to a good standard. However, towels were an extra £2 and breakfast a further £5, you might expect that to be included in the price? The bathroom was located on the otherside of the floor and there was also a strange smell.
    England, Male, 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
  • Flexible NRR
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • 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