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The Dictionary, Shoreditch

10-20 Kingsland Road, London, England


  • 72%Value For Money
  • 75%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 77%Staff
  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 73%Cleanliness
  • 72%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

Rates for: 1st Apr 2015 - 4th Apr 2015

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Double Bed Private Shared Bathroom Only 1 room left!
Double Bed Private Ensuite Only 1 room left!
4 Bed Mixed Dorm Ensuite Only 5 beds left!
Standard 4 Bed Mixed Dorm Only 4 beds left!
6 Bed Female Dorm Ensuite
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US$71.67 US$80.63 US$94.08 US$98.55 US$98.55
US$80.63 US$85.10 US$103.02 US$107.51 US$107.51
US$48.38 US$53.75 US$60.92 US$62.71 US$62.71
US$48.38 US$53.75 US$60.92 US$62.71 X
US$48.38 US$53.75 US$53.75 US$57.34 US$57.34
US$44.80 US$50.17 US$53.75 US$57.34 US$57.34
US$44.80 US$50.17 US$53.75 US$57.34 US$57.34
US$37.63 US$43.00 US$50.17 US$51.96 US$51.96
US$26.88 US$26.88 US$34.04 US$39.42 US$39.42
US$26.88 US$26.88 US$34.04 US$39.42 US$39.42
US$26.88 US$26.88 US$30.46 US$30.46 US$39.42
Your deposit is non-refundable if you decide to cancel your booking. Standard T&Cs apply.
Your deposit is protected so you can use it to make another booking if you cancel. Standard T&Cs apply.
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  • Hostelworld Guests Say

    This is the place to stay if you want to see the real London. The East End is where the fun stuff is happening, but it's also really easy to get from here into town. We had a lot of fun here, and the bar downstairs is pretty nice.
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      Anonymous, Australia, Couple, 18-24
  • Latest Review

    The showers need changing.
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      Anonymous, England, Male, 31-40
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  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Adaptors
  • Bar
  • Board games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Included
  • Cable TV
  • Cafe
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Foosball
  • Hairdryers
  • Hairdryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Meeting Room
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Restaurant
  • 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, unless otherwise stated below (see 'Things to Note' information).

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. - Under-18 year-olds will have to be accompanied by a responsible adult. - Cancellations can be made up to 24 hours prior to arrival. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of the stay. - To book for more than 12 people, please contact our telephone reservation service (details are on our 'Call us' page). - The maximum stay for guests at this establishment is 14 days. - 2 nights minimum stay during weekends (Fridays & Saturdays).

The Dictionary, Shoreditch Located at 10-20 Kingsland Road, , London.
The Dictionary, Shoreditch
London London E2 8DA 10-20 Kingsland Road
76% 1527
51.5276360 -0.0779128
The Dictionary, Shoreditch
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