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Wake Up Here: Code Hostel Edinburgh

As a female solo traveler, staying at hostels has always been my top choice for accommodations. I have been to many hostels throughout my trip in Europe, and they all have their different charms and eccentricities that make my stay memorable. Of all the hostels I’ve been to, however, Code Hostel in Edinburgh, Scotland made quite an impression. Code Hostel is quite a modern hostel, almost entirely like a hostel regarding comfort. I swear it’s one of the best hostels I’ve been to.

Hostels in the United Kingdom

Hostels in the United Kingdom

Hostels in the United Kingdom

Hostels in the United Kingdom

Hostels in the United Kingdom

Hostels in the United Kingdom

Hostel Overview

The hostel has four floors that are named after popular cities: Paris, New York, London, and Edinburgh. Edinburgh is their penthouse that has a flat-screen TV, en suite facilities, and a furnished terrace. Unfortunately, there’s no elevator in the building, but the industrial interiors composed of dark bricks, thick steel, and warm hues make up for its absence.

It is centrally located.

The location is primarily my concern when choosing a hostel. I prefer to stay at a hostel that’s near a train station, preferably, to the central station so that I won’t miss my train to my next destination. What I like about Code Hostel is that it is a stone’s throw away from Princes Street, the Scott Monument, and Waverley Station, Edinburgh’s central station.

The rooms are very modern.

Here is where it gets interesting. Code Hostel is the only hostel I’ve been to that offers pod-style beds instead of the regular bunk beds. It’s quite similar to the capsule hotels in Japan, methinks. Each pod comes with their light and power outlet, so you can read a book or surf the net in private.

The shared bathroom is fantastic!

I judge a bathroom by its light fixtures and the quality of the tiles they used. Some tiles look so dirty over time, and that would often make me feel the bathroom itself is dirty. Bottomline is, shared bathrooms make me uncomfortable… unless they look as amazing as this one. It’s the best hostel bathroom I have ever seen.

They have high ratings in every booking site.

There are many factors to consider when I look for an accommodation abroad. Is it safe? Is it a decent-looking place? Is the price per night reasonable? To help me decide, I always check the ratings of a hostel on Agoda and TripAdvisor before paying. Code Hostel received five stars in nearly every booking site available online, which say a lot about them. And my experience with them is proof that they do deserve those five stars.

Hostels in the United Kingdom

I loved my stay in Code Hostel, and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to visit Edinburgh, but book in advance because they’re always in demand!

Code Hostel Edinburgh

50 Rose St N Ln, Edinburgh EH2, UK
+44 131 659 9883

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  • Reply
    February 5, 2017 at 6:12 AM

    Code Hostel sounds really cool! I love the idea of the pod style beds with your own reading light, so you don’t have to worry about annoying others. It must feel a little more private than the usual bunk beds. The Edinburgh floor sounds like my pick!

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    Gokul Raj
    February 6, 2017 at 1:40 AM

    Lovely Hostel. So clean and hygienic. Would love to know the rates as well.

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    Jenn and Ed Coleman
    February 6, 2017 at 2:37 AM

    I don’t know if I would ever call a shared bathroom fantastic but that toast with bananas and Nutella is always good. The rooms look super modern, clean and efficient and I could see why you would love it here.

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    Anneklien Meanne
    February 6, 2017 at 4:09 AM

    The location looks good i can spotpub/restaurant just by the doorsteps, the curtains gives more privacy when sleeping too

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    Rhonda Albom
    February 6, 2017 at 5:55 AM

    Looks like a nice place, although I get a bit claustrophobic in small spaces like the sleeping cubicles, so I would loose the privacy advantage by keeping my curtain open. Love that there ar clean bathrooms, as we are quite similar in our sharing views.

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    February 6, 2017 at 2:44 PM

    Looks awesome and flashy! I was camping when I was in Edinburgh but since the weather was quite crappy, I’ll definitely consider a hostel next time :-)

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    February 6, 2017 at 5:41 PM

    I have never stayed in a hostel before, but I like the look of the Code Hostel. Here’s what I like. For starters clean bathroom just like you. The pod-style beds really got my attention. I think they are awesome. Location, location, location one of the most important part of my decision when looking for accommodation. Finally, the place looks clean and well-kept..

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    Stacey Veikalas
    February 6, 2017 at 9:13 PM

    OH this place looks very nice. We have never stayed at a hostel because we are 5 (3 kids) but this looks like a great place to stay if I had a non-child travel trip! :)

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    Cai Dominguez
    February 7, 2017 at 1:15 AM

    Wow! I love how modern this hostel is, that brick wall is love! Everything here look so organized. And the one of advantages is the location. For me that is so important.

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