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The Dictionary Hostel, Shoreditch, London

Book more than 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
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!

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 7.6

  • Security 8.2

  • Location 8.7

  • Staff 8.1

  • Atmosphere 7.0

  • Cleanliness 6.7

  • Facilities 6.8


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    03 Jul 2020
    Nice place, great staff, clean and well located. I would definetly recommend the Dictionary Hostel.
    Italy, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    02 Jul 2020
    Good location, friendly staff, amazing price, nice atmosphere, felt safe the entire time. I was surprised it was open during lockdown but very happy because I needed to be in London for a day for an orthodontics appointment so it was really helpful. There were 4 of us in a 12bed room, I really like how they offer earplugs for free because not seen this in many hostels but I always take my own anyway.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    31 Jul 2020
    Really Good experience as I didn’t realise when booking a private room we’d have a private bathroom (don’t alway get this in hostels) and they also provided us with towels. The only negative thing I’d say was it gets extremely hot in the room and there’s no AC so that may be something to consider.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    20 Apr 2020
    The hostel is in a great location with a very kind staff. It is true that we can here there is the tube passing nearby, but still. You are very well sotuate, rooms are very clean and the staff is friendly. Enjoyed it
    Romania, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    24 Mar 2020
    I was staying in a single room here for a week during the COVID lock-down so I can't speak much for the area. I can say that my room was tastefully decorated and clean when I arrived. It's also one of the more comfortable beds I've experienced in a long time.
    South Africa, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    20 Jul 2020
    Stayed briefly during the pandemic so not full, yet was still quite noisy and thus not recommended if you want to sleep well. The two-bunk ensuite room was great and is on an internal courtyard not the road. It hadn't been quite thoroughly cleaned as the bin was full and was missing toilet paper. Otherwise good for London. Each bunk had sockets (including USB) with bedding (albeit dubiously thin sheets), and the room an electric skylight. Minor gripe would be that the drains smelled a bit.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    22 Jun 2020
    great place!
    Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    25 May 2020
    This hostel did meet my needs: a cheap place to stay for the night that is close to the tube. The staff offered to move me to a female-only dorm for free, which was nice. But she failed to mention basic things like free wifi, check out details, payment details, etc. I had to ask for each separately which was a bit strange. However, the room was decent.. only half full and quiet which was great. However, the shower water would stop flowing each minute but would eventually turn back on.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 6.6

    Good

    12 Jul 2020
    Fine to crash for a night, definitely a bit sketchy and dirty (beds were clean though), very loud at night with lots of street noise but ok with eyemask and good ear plugs. Room smelled bad, we didn't love using the kitchen, bathrooms, or shower (dirty), and the front door was often open and security was very lax. Staff didn't seem very knowledgeable about checkin or checkout procedures. Location is perfect if you like bars, restaurants, and Shoreditch scene. You get what you pay for.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 6.3

    Good

    22 Jul 2020
    Needed somewhere close to Liverpool St to stay for an early morning flight the next day. Overall the private double room was nice, but could’ve been a bit cleaner. However, I did not sleep at all. There is a door that everyone slams shut every other 5 minutes and the noise from people chatting/drinking into the night was unbearable. The two people at reception couldn’t have looked less interested upon my arrival if they tried.
    England, Female, 31-40
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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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