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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
  • 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, 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 7.4

  • Security 8.3

  • Location 8.7

  • Staff 8.1

  • Atmosphere 7.0

  • Cleanliness 6.7

  • Facilities 6.7

Latest Reviews

  • 9.1


    05 Oct 2019
    If you're ready to embrace shoreditch's unique brand of chaotic charm this place is perfect. If you want to go to bed early and skip the nightlife look else where.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    25 Sep 2019
    Only had 3 visible plug sockets in a 10 person room.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    19 Sep 2019
    Really nice room, but the guests were VERY loud and no staff intervened.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    19 Sep 2019
    It is in the heart of Shoreditch which comes with noise and party ambience just on the doorstep of the hostel. Beds, sheets, everything great. Shower pressure better than I have ever experienced in any hostel or even house in London! It is noisy. So don’t go without ear plugs.
    Poland, Female, 31-40
  • 8.3


    24 Sep 2019
    Clean and friendly hostel in an excellent location. Only stayed one night while in London for work but would certainly book again.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    23 Sep 2019
    The two best things for me were the (1) location: it's in a great hipster, party area, with lots going on, and (2) the security: key card access to the building, a code to the hallway, and key card access to the rooms. Considering the location, I was a little disappointed by the atmosphere. I expected it to be more social-- the hangout areas close at certain hours, and most people were asleep pretty early.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    19 Sep 2019
    A great location and cool building, kitchen facilities were great but not super social. Would've loved more hang out areas. Breakfast was brilliant!
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 6.6


    24 Sep 2019
    Rooms are super stuffy with no a/c and just a tiny open latch in the ceiling for air. Probably not so bad in colder months but even in early fall was almost impossible to get a decent sleep. As others have mentioned it’s also quite noisy with nearby clubs filled with very young party-goers. Big concern was security, had a sketchy local try to convince me to let him into the hostel at 2am who clearly didn’t belong, who later came in the hostel at 4am and was sold a bed! Others’ stuff was stolen.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 5.7


    25 Sep 2019
    Rooms were HOT and bright lights on 24/7. All beds were messy in room- lobby couch was filthy . I was able to grab my luggage and dig through it multiple times without any supervision or confirmation it was mine. Another person staying there had laptop stolen he said. Bathroom in kitchen area and couch in main area were FILTHY. Expect what you get for the price.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 4.9


    04 Oct 2019
    If you want to check out East London for a couple of days and party hard and late on the cheap then stay here. Otherwise, avoid. The hostel is on top of a bar with very powerful bass that penetrates earplugs and vibrates your bed until 3am on Friday and Saturday nights. Which is of course fine if you're not in bed by that time. Overall its pretty dusty and grimy and there are usually a few suspicious types getting around. Rooms are very small.
    Australia, 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