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Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

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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, 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 7.5

  • Security 8.2

  • Location 8.7

  • Staff 8.1

  • Atmosphere 6.9

  • Cleanliness 6.6

  • Facilities 6.7

Latest Reviews

  • 8.9


    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


    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
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    14 Feb 2020
    Only stayed for 1 night at this hostel, but in terms of a decent, safe and well located hostel, this is respectable. I am not from London but London is always more expensive. I think I paid 18 GBP for one night so I thought the value for money was excellent really. No real atmosphere, possibly because the place is so big with so many rooms, possibly 30 plus rooms with 10 beds if I'm not mistaken. So I guess if you are looking to meet people, I would probably edge towards somewhere smaller.
    England, Male, 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


    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


    20 Jan 2020
    The most uncomfortable bed i have ever slept on. Great coffee int he coffee shop downstairs though.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 5.1


    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


    07 Feb 2020
    The cleanliness of the place needs to be improved, and storage in the rooms needs to be fixed as people couldn't access their lockers as the beds were blocking them. Also, they need to check how old the people they are letting into the rooms are. I find it very unlikely that one of the men that was in my mixed dorm was younger than 35...
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 4.6


    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


    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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  • 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