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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."

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
  • Marvellous 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, 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 guest discount in the onsite coffee shop too!

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At The Dictionary Hostel, we're in one of London's coolest and quirkiest neighbourhoods – Shoreditch – making us a great base for exploring the capital like a local! Inside a converted Victorian-era warehouse, we've got a unique vibe that's well worth snapping for your Instagram. Enjoy chilled early-evening conversation on our roof terrace, meet people over our free daily breakfast and enjoy your exclusive 20% guest discount in our buzzing on-site bar and café.


We're just off Shoreditch High Street where you'll find some of London's best bars, clubs, restaurants, galleries and independent shops. It's an 11-minute walk to Old Street underground where you can hop on Northern line trains. Getting to us from Gatwick Airport takes just under an hour by train and underground, and just over an hour from Stansted Airport. From Heathrow, it takes about 80 minutes using the Piccadilly and Northern lines.

Rooms and Dorms

Get cosy with your new roommates in our mixed and female-only dorms, or treat yourself to a stay in a private room if you like your own space. Whichever option you go for, fresh linen is included in the price – and you'll have your own secure locker to keep your bag in. Our rooms have keycard access for extra security, and each bunk has a personal reading light so you don't have to keep everyone awake while you race through that can't-put-down novel from our book exchange.

Extras and activities

Test your hand-eye coordination at our foosball table or bust out the board games in our common room. When hunger sets in, join us for dinner at our on-site restaurant or throw together something scrumptious in our big communal kitchen. You'll find all the ingredients you need at our on-site mini-supermarket, too, plus there's laundry so you can keep your clothes smelling fresh. Pop your bags in our free luggage storage on the day you leave so you can squeeze every last second of sightseeing into your trip.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.5

  • Security 8.3

  • Location 8.7

  • Staff 8.3

  • Atmosphere 7.0

  • Cleanliness 6.8

  • Facilities 6.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    17 Dec 2019
    Great and helpful staff members, great value for the money spent, clean and tidy, nice location not far from Central London. Staff members are nice and they care about the guest.
    Romania, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    11 Dec 2019
    I was a little apprehensive about staying after seeing some reviews mentioning cleanliness & particular long term ‘characters’ in the larger dorms. I opted for a bed in a female only dorm in the female section of the hostel & found no issue. Showers & toilets were spotless. Far better than most toilets found in bars & restaurants in Shoreditch. Breakfast was basic, but absolutely fine considering it was included in the cost of the stay. I would stay again without concern & recommend to others.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    25 Nov 2019
    I enjoyed my stay in the girls section, it was clean and quiet. The rooms were warm and had storage drawers under the beds. It would have been really nice to have a small light on the bottom bunk bed however!
    Romania, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    30 Nov 2019
    I enjoyed my stay at the Dictionary Hostel. It offered good value for money. Location was good, close to bus and train station. Staff was pleasant and helpful. Basic breakfast, with the opportunity to prepare your own meal. I will stay here again.
    Canada, Female, 41+
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    28 Dec 2019
    We stayed in a double room, which was ok, except that it didn’t have any windows and it was quite dusty in a few places. Thanks to the lack of windows it was fairly quiet despite the music and bars outside though, so if you’re only planning to sleep, and not to hang out in the room much it’s alright.
    Germany, Couple, 25-30
  • 6.6


    28 Nov 2019
    It was quite loud as there was always music playing somewhere in the evenings and a lot of people were there to party so lots of coming and going through the night. The bathroom was not very clean. The bunk beds were on the smaller side, and staying in the lower bed I could feel every movement of the person in the upper one. There is a kitchen but it’s a bit small so could get a bit crowded during breakfast. There’s a common space in the lobby which was useful to be able to do some work.
    Iceland, Female, 25-30
  • 6.0


    25 Dec 2019
    Some of the Staff should not be working there... Lots of them don't even try to be friendly, always bullying guest to leave the kitchen after breakfast, being rude, etc. Especially the French, dark skinned guy with dreadlocks. He didn't even take of his sunglasses and bandana covering his face of while screaming at guest in the kitchen. Apart from that there are not enough bathrooms in the hostel, by mid morning the only shower and bathroom in the room is in terrible condition.
    Germany, Couple, 25-30
  • 6.0


    24 Nov 2019
    Music from the club below was so loud that I couldn’t sleep. There was a no drinking sign on the tap in the en-suite. I ended up leaving because the sheets were itchy and I didn’t feel comfortable. Sad because the location and people there were great.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 5.4


    24 Dec 2019
    For co-ed, there were no other females in my room. One power chord in the middle of the room for several bunks to share. Dirty facilities.
    USA, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 4.6


    23 Nov 2019
    my room was small and super hot and with too little and stiffling. there was just one toilette for so so many people. super small showers. the bathrooms also were always dirty when i went into them. on both nights someone from the hostel went into the room at exactly 10am waking everybody up, turning on the lights being super loud and starting to clean the beds for the new guest. didn't felt welcome here.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
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  • 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
  • Board Games
  • Foosball