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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."

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The Dictionary Hostel, Shoreditch, London

Book more than 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Brilliant Staff
  • Good Cleanliness
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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 7.2

  • Security 8.1

  • Location 8.4

  • Staff 7.8

  • Atmosphere 6.7

  • Cleanliness 6.4

  • Facilities 6.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    13 Sep 2019
    Really nice, clean hostel. The staff and other occupants were very friendly and nice.
    Ireland, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    22 Aug 2019
    Great location, friendly staff, clean and basic. Building repairs going on but doesn't really affect you. Breakfast included and kitchen for cooking meals available.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 9.1


    19 Aug 2019
    Great Hostel, I will definitely be visiting again.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    12 Sep 2019
    I had a great stay at The Dictionary Hostel. Mostly the friendly staff atmosphere and the location made it even greater. I’d say the cleanliness is average, though I had no particular issues with that. Being an experienced traveler I’ve seen and experienced diverse hostel environments, so much to say that the showers and toilet communal areas could’ve made a better impact and earned a better rate.
    Brazil, Female, 31-40
  • 8.6


    04 Sep 2019
    The location is really central, but the night clubs downstairs and some of the vehicles are loud. The beds were far too small for a tall guy like me. Far too small. I had back and neck cramps from not being able to stretch my legs out fully. Staff were good and the facilities were good too.
    Netherlands, Male, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    15 Aug 2019
    The hostel was perfectly fine. The rooms were good and the included breakfast was a nice bonus. The location in itself was really good, but it was really loud in the rooms even with the windows closed because it is located on a high street in a party area. The staff did provide earplugs though. All in all a decent experience :)
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 6.3


    12 Sep 2019
    A clean + safe feeling hostel. The staff were very unhelpful. In particular, the only power outlets in the room were next to the door. The provided fan could not be plugged in and used because it blocked the door from being opened. The staff had an extension cable we could use but it needed a power adapter no one in the room had. The hostel itself sold this but they refused to let us use one even though it was their fault. They also lied to us that they would come back in 5 mins to fix it.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 5.7


    01 Aug 2019
    The location was great. Shoreditch is a cool area to explore with lots of trendy bars, shops and restaurants. The hostel was extremely noisy at night with the bar below and people shouting in the street all night long. The hostel was also under construction at this time, so perhaps rooms will be updated and tidier in the near future.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 3.4


    12 Sep 2019
    We did not enjoy our stay!! Once we got to our assigned room the beds were dirty and slept in. As a group of 3 women we felt very uncomfortable with the room. We did not request a gender separated room, our male roommate was very rude and walked around in his underwear which made us all very uncomfortable. When we arrived we were never informed or asked to pay the remaining balance. When we were checking out we learned that they charged the entirety of the balance to one card without consent.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 2.0


    08 Aug 2019
    The beds, pillows, sheets, and bathrooms were absolutely filthy. Our room backed up to the nightclub next door, meaning the bass from the music was shaking our beds until 2AM. We had a construction worker come in our room when half of the people in there were still sleeping and took apart the hinges for the door. After that, we couldn’t shut our door fully, meaning it wouldn’t lock. There was a person in our room who took a phone call at 4AM speaking at full volume. Never again.
    USA, Male, 25-30
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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