Code Hostels-The Court

We already have the highest rated hostel in Edinburgh under our belt, now we're growing! Housed in a converted courthouse and jail, our new pod hostel, right on the Royal Mile in the heart of the Old Town, is now open and we need your help to welcome our guests and keep it sparkling clean. As all our beds are brand new and rooms newly refurbished, cleaning is a doddle. We'll give you a cosy Pod in a shared room, as well as breakfast- We serve freshly made waffles every day!

We have a friendly full time staff of 10 and usually around 4-8 volunteers staying with us at a time, so there's always somebody to hang out with!

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This host receives a lot of worldpackers and has a high average rating.


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Amazing group of people and a really cool experience, the location is perfect, the beds are very comfy and private to sleep! Everything is very clean always. You have plenty of time to go out. The task are not difficult and with the night shifts you have more time for you. I’m very happy of this experience in this hostel... I liked so much that I extended my volunteering... :)
I’m really happy and grateful!



Desde mi perspectiva funciono bien para mi, realice turnos nocturnos 3 días por semana donde debia realizar la limpieza de cocinas, recepción y espacios comunes ...nada del otro mundo. Como es un hostel que funciona 24 horas era normal esperar que algunos huespedes llegaran mas tarde de lo comun. Por lo demas, los pods( tiny room) fueron una de las mejores partes puesto que la pieza es compartida. Puedes tener tu privacidad y dormir como nunca ! . El equipo de voluntarios era grande, un gran grupo de personas si que si te gusta estar rodeado de personas es un excelente lugar!



I have just left but already want to go back. The Code is for sure one of the best hostels I’ve ever been to. The job is easy, the working hours are fair and the breakfast the offer us is really good with many options. They also have many activities for the guests that we can join.
I have no words to describe the staff. They are the best people in the world. I felt welcome and at home from the moment that I arrived at the hostel.
I want to thank everyone that was part of my stay, because of you I had the best time in Edinburgh.
Sooner than later I’ll be back
Thank you for everything



Code has been one of the best experiences I've had, talking about it, it's talking about the incredible people who work there, the location is excellent, I've made wonderful friends and I've met Edinburgh in a way that I would never have imagined.
thank you Charis and all the amazing staff for this awesome experience !!



The Code is an amazing place! Charis is great and warm host and I had a great time in Edinburgh! The staff is really friendly and the hostel is brand new, confortable and perfectly located. Breakfast is diverse and delicious (you can make your own waffles!). The job is very very easy and the staff makes it even more simple and organized. The only thing I regret is not staying longer. I wish everybody there all the best and I'll definitely step by to say hello if I'm in Edinburgh again. Thanks a lot for everything!


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