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Rough Guides Readers' Award

Code has the formula for hostel visitors


Code Hostel in Edinburgh has won the Rough Guides Readers’ Award for best hostel.

The facility opened its doors on Edinburgh’s Rose Street North Lane in 2014 and Rough Guides said this “modern, welcoming hostel prides itself on its modern design, warm welcome and sophisticated ‘pod’ beds.”

Rooms are operated by a code system, making them extra secure. They lock fast when closed and can only be opened by guests booked in to that particular room.

There are pod beds in every room. Each pod has a light, coat hook and a pair of electricity sockets in it so guests can read and charge their electronic devices inside their pod bed from behind a curtain, for extra privacy.

The company says: “Combining innovative, modern design with the traditional materials and elegance of a red brick period building, the hostel aims to provide the best possible accommodation, atmosphere and experience for discerning guests.

“Our sophisticated ‘pods’ (we’ve gone beyond traditional bunk beds here) and en suite shower rooms are designed with maximum comfort and privacy in mind, whilst our kitchen and communal areas are intelligently laid out to ensure those who stay here can relax and unwind, and, if they choose to do so, meet and mingle with interesting new people, as part of their hostel experience.

“Our guests tell us repeatedly that they appreciate the added privacy and comfort of the pods. In addition, each guest has their own code-operated locker in their room.”



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