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The Dictionary Hostel, Shoreditch, London

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7.6
  • 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, 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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Overview

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.

Location

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 8.8

  • Staff 8.2

  • Atmosphere 7.0

  • Cleanliness 6.7

  • Facilities 6.8


Latest Reviews

  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    31 Jan 2020
    Good place to stay, but bring earplugs, there are several party locations in the neighborhood! Could have been a bit cleaner, but the staff was very friendly and the atmosphere great.
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    31 Jan 2020
    I had quite a nice stay in the 8-bed female dorm. One thing I did expect from the location but did not read much in the previous reviews is that the place is actually quite loud at night (especially on friday and saturday evenings) and therefore I would not recommend it to anyone who's sensitive to noises since the street is full of bars. Moreover, they do not provide towels. The place is safe, relatively clean and the staff is nice and helpful. They offer safe luggage storage.
    France, Female, 18-24
  • 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
  • 6.0

    Good

    31 Jan 2020
    This hostel has a lot of strange characters that stay here. I love shoreditch but this hostel felt a bit unsafe. Twice I came back to the dorm to find random guys in my bed. The staff was nice about it and told me to just switch to another bed but it still made me feel unsafe. The showers are super tiny and cramped. The room I was in was uncomfortably warm and also cramped. I stayed at this hostel a year ago and had no issues but after this visit I don’t know if I would come back.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 6.0

    Good

    20 Jan 2020
    The most uncomfortable bed i have ever slept on. Great coffee int he coffee shop downstairs though.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 6.0

    Good

    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
  • 5.4

    Rating

    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
  • 5.1

    Rating

    10 Jan 2020
    They didn't realize that no one uses the British plug standard. I was in the top bunk and I didn't have any plug nearby (only on the floor and in the other side of the room) and I had no plug adapter. Besides that the room was very not clean (smashed crackers and used glass cups on the floor) and incredibly noisy because of the location.
    Germany, Male, 18-24
  • 4.6

    Rating

    05 Feb 2020
    Hostel is very dirty, the rooms have a toilet and a shower inside, so it is noisy and smelly all the time someone uses the bathroom,which is super dirty. They don't lend plug adapters unless you don't buy them and breakfast is paid and kitchen is dirty. Other guests make a lot of noise, smoke inside the hostel and drink. Very insecure and bad experience.
    Romania, Female, 18-24
  • 3.1

    Rating

    27 Jan 2020
    The mixed dorm room is mostly if not absolutly guys. Super smaal and stinky that its almost not healthy to be in there. We arrived in the middle of the night to the room and the bed was durty and not ready to use. Even without money ots to much to be ib there. The stuff in there was ok. Helped us with the situattion but not fully. Location is great.
    Israel, Male, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • 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
Services
  • 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
Entertainment
  • Board Games


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