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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 2 weeks prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

No refunds will be given for bookings cancelled within a week prior to their arrival.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, Business Trip If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


The Dictionary Hostel, Shoreditch, London

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Brilliant Staff
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Property Description

Welcome to Shoreditch! We are all about East London. Our hostel is located in the capital’s coolest district, where cool East meets old school Central London. This area is famous for its alternative culture and hipster style.

The hostel is located just meters away from the bustling Shoreditch High Street – home of London’s coolest bars, clubs, restaurants, galleries and independent shops. We even have our own bustling on-site bar.

Brick Lane, Spitalfields Market, Columbia Road and The Old Truman Brewery are all within walking distance of the hostel. We are even near a couple of Banksy pieces! What’s more, we’re only bus trips away from the Tower of London, Oxford Street and Covent Garden.

The hostel is housed in a converted, Victorian-era warehouse and has a wonderful industrial feel. Perfect if you’re looking for something with quirky style and an independent vibe.

We don’t like to brag, but we do have it all: awesome staff, free wi-fi, 24 hour reception, free basic breakfast, roof terrace, self catering kitchen, bustling on-site bar, table football, and a coffee shop. We provide free luggage storage for you on the day of your arrival and check-out. There’s even a 20% guest discount in the bar & cafe too!

What more could you want? Book now! We can’t wait to meet you. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 6.6

  • Security 7.6

  • Location 8.1

  • Staff 7.7

  • Atmosphere 6.7

  • Cleanliness 5.6

  • Facilities 6.1

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    17 May 2019
    Very nice hostel, great location, I highly recommend it!
    Italy, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    12 May 2019
    A brilliant place to stay. Lovely staff. Amazing location in the heart of Shoreditch. Lovely kitchen facilities and a complimentary breakfast. Also a cool coffee shop attached with a really nice guy who owns it who made me an oat milk late each morning which was worth talking about. Definitely recommend staying here, and the big group room was really nice , where i was worried to stay with so many to begin with. Really easy to stay with the 10 others, and friendly people.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    27 Apr 2019
    Very nice place and staff, price could be more accessible
    Belgium, Female, 41+
  • 9.1


    08 May 2019
    Everything was great! The only thing that was strange was the cleaning people that would walk into your room without knocking and wouldn’t mention who they were or what they were doing.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    23 May 2019
    The staff here was excellent and very friendly. They were accommodating when I had to cut short my stay due to change in travel plan. Thank you! I was here only for a night. My only complain is that the AC did not work in my shared room. May be I did not check before booking my room. So the windows were open and it was crazy loud outside. Also because people were smoking on the street outside, my room kept smelling of smoke and it was very uneasy. Smoke kept entering my 1st floor room.
    India, Female, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    11 May 2019
    Staff could do with being a bit friendlier. Room was 4 dorm on 2nd floor, rear of building which was good for noise levels. Very quiet. Private toilet and sink, showers outside on landing. Bed linen was clean, mattress a little on the hard side. Toilet and sink ok but the room could have been cleaner overall. Good price for Shoreditch and good location. Great little coffee shop connected.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    04 Jun 2019
    If your bedtime is 4am, this is the place for you. Unfortunately, the windows to my room were facing a busy party street. Music would be blasting all night. Free ear plugs were offered, though, so that's cool. The staff were nice, I just wish there was more offered by the hostel for activities. I did end up leaving a few nights early due to lack of sleep, and the location being so far from everything. It was clean and safe, just too noisey for my liking.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 6.0


    06 Jun 2019
    We were here on June 6+7 - not having been told that renovation work was being done. The place was covered in dust from it. In the room beside ours was drilling, hammering and sawing from 7.30 a.m. The electric sockets in our room were dead, no phones could be charged, no razor used... Also quilts inside covers were filthy. I complained and was refunded 1 nights stay, fair enough + 1 free night in the future. I accepted, but would not have stayed here had I known. I'll wait till it's finished!
    Netherlands, Female, 41+
  • 6.0


    02 Jun 2019
    the noisest hostel I've ever stayed in
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 2.9


    25 May 2019
    Loud, dirty, impersonal. The room was right above a club, bass music until 5 am, sleeping impossible. The toilets were often dirty, the rooms were hot even at spring time. Only good thing about the hostel is the nice small Café right next to it.
    Germany, Female, 31-40
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • Foosball