Special Offer

Up to 30% off

2021 deal

We can’t wait..

for this year to be over and done with!

To welcome the new year

we are offering a great deal for bookings made for 2021.

Offer is on until 31st of March
so get your booking in!

Two available policies:

  • Flexible, up to 3 days prior arrival
  • Non-refundable

This offer includes:

  • Up to 30% discount
  • Flexible or Non-refundable policy

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!

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.


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.”



    The experience of sleeping in a pod or in a courtroom or holding cell is already a unique experience, but there is more! We organise weekly events that you can take part in.

    You can join our morning jog with the CoDE running club if you want to start the day active or you can join us in our very own underground vault, The Lost Close, for some evening activities. (yes, there will be drinks!)

    What’s on @ The Lost Close?

    -Beer tasting sessions
    -Whisky and Wizardry
    -Monthly Storytelling nights

    What our guests say