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1A Parliament Square, Edinburgh EH1 1RF Scotland
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#6 of 314 Speciality lodging in Edinburgh
CoDE Pod Hostels – THE CoURT is a former courthouse and jail transformed into CoDE Pod Hostels. 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 be converted in a cool sleeping studio with pod beds. CoDE Pod Hostel is an urban concept designed to give travellers a central location and 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.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
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Self-serve laundry
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Non-smoking hotel
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Express check-in / check-out
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Alex S wrote a review 13 Jun
London, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
I really enjoyed my stay, the thrill to sleep in a building that ones was a prison was awesome! All the facilities were supper clean & with Covid still in place it felt good. The team on the reception were very friendly and accommodating when I asked to change my pod due to an issue I was having. Great value for money and perfect location 👌
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Faithalicious_x wrote a review 12 Jun
London, United Kingdom525 contributions202 helpful votes
BEDROOMS: The rooms were very comfortable. The pods were very cosy and they shut out the noise and light that can be a nuisance in normal hotel rooms, plus they give you some privacy. The WIFI is great. The lockers are big enough for bags and they are locked with a code so no need to bring a lock. There’s plenty of space in the room too and lots of plugs for everyone! SHARED BATHROOMS: I never had to queue for a shower/toilet although I was visiting post-lockdown so the hostel was at reduced capacity. The power showers were excellent and warm. My only wish was that they would be cleaned/restocked a bit more regularly as there were a few times when the toilet paper/hand wash had run out. AMENITIES AND STAFF: There is a well-stocked kitchen if you prefer to make your own meals with some sitting space - although if the hostel was at full capacity there definitely isn’t enough break our space for everyone. Luggage storage was super helpful as Edinburgh is way too hilly and cobbled for me to be lugging around a suitcase. There is a lift and accessible toilets but I wouldn’t say the hostel is fully accessible for wheelchair users as there are heavy doors and steps to the outside. Staff were very helpful and informative, there was even a number for you to whatsapp them on if there was an issue. The hostel was super chilled and respectful. Would definitely stay here again when I’m back in Edinburgh!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Sarah B wrote a review 6 Jun
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My first night's sleep was really bad, as I was on the first floor. There's no door to the stairs, which kept me up all night. The staff were great and moved me up to the second floor the next night, where I had a great sleep! It's something to keep in mind when you're looking for a room at this hostel. The beds were super comfy, really glad for the curtain at the end, and they followed COVID-19 guidelines really well. Lovely staff, lovely place, and I met lovely people! Would highly recommend this hostel.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Room Tip: Choose a room on the second or third floor, away from the stairs.
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Inspiration642929 wrote a review May 2021
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Located right in the centre of Edinburgh's historic old town. The pod beds offer complete privacy with charging slots and comfy bedding. The staff are very accommodating, full of local knowledge and easy to share a conversation with. The lounge is modern yet still cosy and warm, next door the kitchen facilities are equipped with all the necessities needed for home cooking. I would highly recommend staying at this hostel. Bobby :)
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Date of stay: May 2021
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oleglavrov2021 wrote a review May 2021
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
The overall experience is okay, but the rooms should be cleaned and ventilated much more often. There was a quite nasty smell from dirty socks as I checked in, floor was sticky and had food litter on it. The staff was friendly and ready to help.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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US$48 - US$143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomScotlandEdinburghCowgate / Old Town
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Frequently Asked Questions about Code Pod Hostels - The Court
Which popular attractions are close to Code Pod Hostels - The Court?
Nearby attractions include National Museum of Scotland (0.2 km), Edinburgh Old Town (0.1 km), and Camera Obscura and World of Illusions (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Code Pod Hostels - The Court?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Code Pod Hostels - The Court?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Code Pod Hostels - The Court?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, breakfast, and complimentary tea during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Code Pod Hostels - The Court?
Conveniently located restaurants include Makars Gourmet Mash Bar, The Piper's Rest Public House, and Smoov Gelato Coffee.
Is Code Pod Hostels - The Court located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Edinburgh.
Are any cleaning services offered at Code Pod Hostels - The Court?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Code Pod Hostels - The Court?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Palace of Holyroodhouse (1.1 km), The Real Mary King's Close (0.07 km), and Gilmerton Cove (6.0 km).
Does Code Pod Hostels - The Court have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.