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 9.4

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 9.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    24 Aug 2021
    Awesome Hostel. I would definitely return. The location was amazing and the staff were incredible. When I needed something, they were very accommodating and efficient. The facilities were clean and the code system was efficient and easy. The atmosphere was relaxed and welcoming. Additionally, the staff offered various events to increase education of the city and social gatherings. I stayed 4 days and would highly recommend.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    23 Aug 2021
    Awesome location and superb pod! Plenty of showers in each level and seen them cleaned regularly. 👍👍👍
    Indonesia, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    22 Aug 2021
    Definitely best hostel I’ve ever been. Amazing breakfast and location. Plus the hotel’s tours and activities are great!!! Would totally come back a million times :)
    Mexico, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    13 Aug 2021
    Great location, helpful and friendly staff, clean facilities. Would recommend booking g directly with the location to avoid paying a commission to the website - not sure what this was for to be honest…
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    02 Aug 2021
    Fabulous location, lovely and clean facilities. Sharing the bathroom was not a problem as each time I used it there was no one else in. The bed was probably one of the most comfortable ones I have ever stayed in. We have booked to stay again. Highly recommend.
    England, Couple, 41+
  • 9.7


    15 Aug 2021
    Amazing place and atmosphere. Super location. One of the best hostels I have stayed no joke.
    Mexico, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9


    12 Sep 2021
    Really location in the old town. Really friendly staff and nice facilities.
    China, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    26 Aug 2021
    I really love Code hostels, I've tried both of the in Edinburgh and they offer very good value, clean accommodation, with the comfort and privacy of pods. I only had an issue filling asleep as my bed was next to the bathroom and the areation system kept going until late which was a bit annoying but other than that a lovely hostel.
    Italy, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    01 Aug 2021
    Clean tidy and secure in a great location. Arrived late into what could only be described as a rager. Still got checked in okay but just a bit of a awkward first impression.
    New Zealand, Couple, 18-24
  • 6.9


    04 Aug 2021
    Beds are super comfy, rooms are small but you get plenty of locker space and the PODs are very cosy, convenient and have USB plugs, a light and a shelf so you’ll be comfortable! Only disappointment was although the shower was decent temp and pressure, the female bathroom wasn’t clean at all. Hair in the sink, and showers not wiped etc, for what I paid I’d expect a clean bathroom area, the communal area is also quite small although the location is awesome. You’re in the heart of everything!
    England, Female, 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
  • 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