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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 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 6.4

  • Security 7.5

  • Location 8.2

  • Staff 7.7

  • Atmosphere 6.6

  • Cleanliness 5.4

  • Facilities 6.0

Latest Reviews

  • 9.4


    27 Mar 2019
    For where it is in London it's an absolute bargain! I felt my stuff was safe and secure, the rooms was spacious and clean and the staff were knowledgeable. Definitely would be back in a heartbeat!
    Scotland, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    14 Mar 2019
    Good for value. Nice hostel, safe and clean. Showers could be bigger.
    Ireland, Female, 31-40
  • 8.6


    13 Apr 2019
    Amazing stay Great location Staff is super cool
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    13 Mar 2019
    Hostel was in a trendy part of town which was nice. Though my room only had one power board for 12 beds which wasn't ideal. Overall good experience
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 6.9


    23 Feb 2019
    ok for a night, good location, weird crowd though, no atmosphere
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 6.6


    01 Mar 2019
    Even from the top floor front rooms are subject to a lot of noise from the street below. Party go-ers, police sirens, adjacent bar etc. Some mattresses + pillows are old, lumpy and worn out. Not all beds have power Showers are tiny. No sockets available for hairdryers. Main security door never locked. Overall kinda dirty, mainly floors and toilets. Despite great location no party vibe between guests. The spot with the most energy was the kitchen if music was playing. Won’t be back.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 6.6


    22 Feb 2019
    Cool place airy rooms
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 6.0


    15 Mar 2019
    The stay was good for just one night. The area is very much geared towards young adults, which is great. But the facilities need to accommodate that. Our room was right above a bar which didn't stop the partying until 4am. We had a long day walking in London, so we needed our rest which was hard to achieve. I would suggest some sound proofing to help with that. We were also expecting breakfast in the morning, which we did, but only was a slice of toast with some average coffee. staff was good.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 4.6


    20 Feb 2019
    Poor toilet facilities
    Ireland, Male, 41+
  • 2.9


    08 Mar 2019
    It was dirty, toilets didn't work, 16 dorm room had no window, multiple showers were out of order. The shower we did have was smaller than a telephone box, 3 other showers floor below out of order. No towels were available on arrival until 2 days after in the morning. Purchased our own in the end. Dirty walls, silicone, and woodwork. Work materials left in places. I have stayed in cleaner, nicer 2euro hostels in South East Asia. This was shocking for the UK
    England, 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