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.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

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.

Additional Terms and Conditions

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 £250.00 per room. Your credit card will be “Pre – Authorized” for this.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled 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. 

Please note that we do not accept Stag/Hen or similar groups at CoDE

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:

Please note: CoDE will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

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 9.8

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 9.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    04 Sep 2022
    Favourite hostel of my trip! Staff were great, free walking tour and the beer tasting were both great, location is amazing I will be back!
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    14 Sep 2022
    Pricey, but excellent in every way.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    13 Sep 2022
    Really good location. I really liked the pod beds! Getting that extra coziness and privacy is nice in a hostel. However, it was extremely noisy due to sounds coming from outside where I think there was a pub.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    14 Sep 2022
    We had a great stay here. The pods gave nice privacy. I did find the women showers to not be the cleanest but otherwise I felt things were clean and safe.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    22 Sep 2022
    The cleanliness of the bathroom was pretty bad. All the garbages were over flowing and there were tissues on the floor. The counters were dirty from so many girls coming through and not cleaning up after themselves. Also wish the showers had a little bench to put toiletries on. But otherwise, very cool hostel sleeping in those pods.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    14 Sep 2022
    The add from Hostelword does not match with the rules in the Hostel, in relation to the payment of the nights and breakfast. Surprisingly I saw deducted from my bank account the day I booked in advance of what is described in the add of the Hostel. You guys must seat together and review the lines of the adds, both sides. Regards CS
    Italy, Male, 41+
  • 8.6


    18 Sep 2022
    Great and comfortable sleep pods. Slept really well in them. The location is brilliant. Common areas could be bigger, but fine. Would like to have had the option to make my own breakfast but understand there needs to be room for the accom’s breakfast. I think it would be good value for money but as I booked a few days in advance, my pod was pricey (55 euros) in comparison to what others paid. But really do like the pods, all’s great overall!
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 8.3


    04 Sep 2022
    Good place with a dream location. Literally the heart of Edinburgh. If your not looking for a social atmosphere then it’s a dream place however I found it difficult to mingle and meet people as the common area is very small for the amount of people staying here. Overall a great location and nice staff.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    18 Sep 2022
    The staff was really great and the location was absolutely amazing! The concept of the hostel was cool! I was put on the lower ground level and the bathrooms were not the most fun to have to use. They were pretty dirty the entire time I was there unfortunately. That’s not the hostel’s fault, just depends on who is staying there while you’re there, and if the people around you clean up after themselves. The lobby area doesn’t have much seating or ways to interact with fellow travelers.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 6.0


    04 Sep 2022
    I stayed three nights in Code; I loved the pod itself, it's the perfect way to have some intimacy despite being in a shared room. Big issue for me is the very small common space, only 8/10 seating spots, for a hostel than welcome hundreds of guests. Additionally, the bathroom situation is very bad, with only one bathroom for the whole floor. Bathrooms are cleaned only once a day. Overall I wouldn't recommend staying there for more than 1 night.
    France, 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