Special Offer

Pod-tastic Savings

Pod-tastic Savings

Embrace winter in style with our Pod-tastic Savings!

Book two nights or more and enjoy a 20% discount on your stay.

Check Our Availability!

Must be booked at least 3 days prior to arrival date

Valid for stay from 01/11/2023 – 28/12/2023

This offer includes:

  • 20% discount
  • Flexible Policy
  • Luxury 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 from which the name “CoDE” was derived.

We aim to bring cool and efficient design to city centre buildings.
We have a few minimum brand standards such as clean rooms, high quality mattresses and linen plus a good breakfast. In addition, we pride ourselves on having welcoming, friendly and knowledgeable staff.

It’s not rocket science, it’s just doing the basics very well.

Welcome to CoDE!


Our pod beds are designed to make you feel like you are staying in a private room. The pods have curtains to provide privacy while you sleep. Each pod is equipped with USB sockets, LED reading light, hooks and a shelf. We’ve selected comfy mattresses and linen to give you the best sleep experience you will ever have in a hostel!

Over the years we have improved the design of our pods. One of the coolest new features of the new pods are the LED mood lights behind the headboard. Science has shown that different colors can have effects on your mood, so if you are feeling particularly tired one day just ask us to change to color to bright yellow!



Each pod has a locker available in the room which is secured with a digital lock. (no need for padlocks!)

The lock uses a 4 digit code of your choosing to securely lock away your personal belongings.


Our custom built code entry system is what inspired us to name our brand CoDE Pod Hostels.

The system provides an extra layer of security in our hostels. Each guest receives their own personal code at check-in, which can be used throughout the building and on the room door.

The codes are easy to use and very hard to lose 😉

Female only dorms

We have plenty of female only dorms available at our hostels.

All rooms are equipped with plenty of mirror and hairdryers can be picked up from the reception at no cost.


Emergency contact

Each pod has a small sticker with a WhatsApp number that can be used for any emergency.

This goes directly to our reception, who will come straight to the rescue!

Tasting Sessions

Meet up with your fellow travellers in our unique underground tasting vaults and learn a thing or two about whisky and beer in Scotland. Usually we’ll end up having a few more drinks in a local pub afterwards, so the perfect way to meet new people!

-Beer and Whisky tasting sessions
-Magic Shows
-Find out more is on @ The Lost Close!


Kayak Voted Best Hostel
Member of British Educational Travel Association
Member of Scottish Tourism Alliance
Excellence 2018/2019
#3 of 238 Specialty Lodging in Edinburgh


We have a breakfast buffet available at our hostels with plenty of options for those with a sweet tooth or those who prefer a savory breakfast. There’s also bottomless coffee, tea and juice.

This review on   reveals a secret ingredient of our breakfast in a subtle way –
“There is a WAFFLE MACHINE!!! at breakfast. Repeat There is a WAFFLE MACHINE!!! at breakfast.”


    Private rooms

    At CoDE we don’t JUST do pods. We have cool private rooms as well.

    THE LoFT has a penthouse apartment on the top floor complete with kitchen, your own bathroom and roof terrace with a view on the castle (roof)

    At the CoURT you have a chance to sleep in a jail cell without having to commit any crime (we call them sleeping cells) some cells have ensuite bathrooms and some have a shared bathroom.

    What our guests say


    how interesting the beds are laid out

    - James Brown

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    location and the hygiene of the hostwhich was much cleaner then a hotel

    - chris Guilfoyle

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    The overall experience sleeping in a pod and the history of the place!

    - Grechien Amores

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    - Suzanne Gladden

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    - David Speirs

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