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The Dictionary, Shoreditch

10-20 Kingsland Road, London, England
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  • 75%Value For Money
  • 79%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 81%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 72%Cleanliness
  • 73%Facilities

Hostelworld says:

The Dictionary, Shoreditch is located in one of London's trendiest neighbourhoods and is just 10 minutes' walk from Old Street tube station in Zone 1. Newly opened in the summer of 2012, this hostel features very clean, spacious rooms, stylishly remodelled in an industrial building. Hostelworld guests have had high praise for the 'friendly staff who got to know you/recommended stuff to do'. We like their free breakfast of coffee and a croissant.

Property Information:

We are so very proud, after almost a year of working non-stop and tirelessly, to bring you our very own first, independent hostel in a great location in Shoreditch, London. The Dictionary, Shoreditch.

Having worked for a large chain of hostels for almost a decade, owners Peter and Eliska Finlay have finally managed to find the perfect building in a vibrant, young and creative part of London. Shoreditch in East London, is set on the edge of the city and sits where East London meets Central London. Where the hostel is now there used to be an old veneer warehouse and has a wonderful industrial feel, although we have completely rewired and replumbed everything.

Translate is our cafe bar downstairs, cafe by day and bar by night with a chilled out vibe and we are all so enthusiastic and friendly and very eager to open our place up to you.
What will you get when you stay with The Dictionary, Shoreditch?

You will receive our very best attention to make sure that you have a brilliant stay with us. We want to impress you and we want to make you feel welcome. Our rooms range from shared dorms of 4 to 12 bed dorms and our private rooms consist of twins and doubles. All the rooms have lockable baskets underneath the bunks where you can store your luggage. There is free wi-fi for all our guests in our cafe and a tiny smoking courtyard just next to it.

We're very laid-back and enthusiastic to help make your stay as lovely as possible. However, as we have a licensed premises we can't accept guests under 18 years of age.
Best For: Parties, Young Travellers

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  • Hostelworld Guests Say

    Awesome hostel. Friendly and helpful staff. Perfect location. Couldn't have picked a better hostel. When the renovations are done this will be one of the best places to stay in London.
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      Anonymous, Australia, Female, 18-24
  • Latest Review

    The Dictionary is very good. All the staff were really, really friendly and helpful. My only criticism would be that when I awoke very, very hungover at 5-6 in the morning I found no way of getting some water, the vending machine was broken, the tap water was allegedly unsafe to drink. This was during the recent heatwave as well, if I'd have had a method of drinking loads of water I could have saved myself from a hellish few hours writhing around in bed with a horrible headache.
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      Anonymous, England, Male, 18-24
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  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Adaptors
  • Bar
  • Board games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Cafe
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Hairdryers
  • Hairdryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meeting Room
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing machine


  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

Things to Note

Check-in 14:00 Check-out 10:00 Smoking is not allowed in the bedrooms but we do have a courtyard for guests where they can smoke. Please note: We cater to the 18-35 year old market as a guideline. Each guest will need to provide a valid passport, European identity card or UK drivers license at check-in. We apologize but student ID cards will not be accepted We provide free luggage storage.

The Dictionary, Shoreditch Located at 10-20 Kingsland Road, , London.
The Dictionary, Shoreditch
London London E2 8DA 10-20 Kingsland Road
78% 1286
51.5276360 -0.0779128
The Dictionary, Shoreditch
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