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The Dictionary Hostel

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10 - 20 Kingsland Road | Shoreditch, London E2 8DA, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Bordeaux, France
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

People were very kind. Services were good. The bar is a good place to be as well. The location of the hostel is well deserved by transports. So I really enjoyed my staying at there ! I would recommend it to everyone.

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DictionaryHostel, General Manager at The Dictionary Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your feedback. I'm so happy that you would recommend us - that's what we like to hear! We are striving to keep improving, so hopefully we'll be even better next time you come back. Make it soon! :) Cheers! More 

Milan, Italy
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What can I say?!? Just GREAT!!! Perfect location, kind and nice staff, amazing people from all over the world! I've been here twice, but if I'll come again to London (and I will), I'll definetely come again to the Dictionary!!! I always make new friends from everywhere and have fun (I came alone the last time!!!). Well connected to the... More 

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DictionaryHostel, General Manager at The Dictionary Hostel, responded to this review

What an amazing review!! :) Thanks so much! Really glad to hear you had such a fantastic experience with us. Hope to see you again soon. :) More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Hostel was gr8, had a good time, staff were great, except for the fella with the dreadlocks and some other girl with glasses. Had a very arrogant/rude vibe to them, but otherwise loved everything else

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DictionaryHostel, General Manager at The Dictionary Hostel, responded to this review

Hey! Thanks for your review :) Glad you had a great stay at the hostel! Sorry to hear you had a problem with some of the staff. I will definitely bring your comments up at our weekly meeting on Wednesday. Hope that hasn't put you off coming back in the future - we'd love to see you around here again.... More 

London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I just could not get it any better! I arrived here and was more than welcomed by the fabulous staff. The beds, the kitchen, the pub next door and everything else just were perfect. I'll come back my friends!!!

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DictionaryHostel, General Manager at The Dictionary Hostel, responded to this review

Wow! Your review has just made my morning! :) Thanks for your brilliant comments. And 5* for everything - amazing! Really hope to see you back here with all your friends soon. Can't wait! :) :) :) Big love from The Dictionary Crew. More 

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

this was a great place to stay when I needed a bed for the night in East London. It is a typical hostel, a little mouldy around the edges, but such a great price and friendly staff and nice to get a free breakfast that I would definitely use again if I need to.

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DictionaryHostel, General Manager at The Dictionary Hostel, responded to this review

Hey! Thanks for your feedback. We are constantly seeking to improve the hostel and have just finished some major renovations to create a brand new communal area and bigger reception. Hopefully you'll see the improvements when you come back and we can keep striving towards those 5* reviews :) Glad you enjoyed the free breakfast - you're right, it's pretty... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I picked this hostel for its excellent location. Great restaurants bars and cafes nearby. It's also about a 5 minute walk from the tube. The hostel itself was clean and felt secure. The breakfast was basic but great for the price.

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The only inconvenient is the small room especially rooms for 4 people! But, the stay was good, it's my second time to your hostel! The staff are very kind, understanding and cool! I'll be back soon!!!

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DictionaryHostel, General Manager at The Dictionary Hostel, responded to this review

Can't wait to have you back! Thanks for the feedback. I think the four beds are quite a good size, but if you want more space, maybe try the ten bed dorms, X and W. They even have swings in the room! Super cool! :) More 

Grenoble, France
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Zbraa de ouf We enjoyed ourselves in this really pleasant youth hostel, it is clean, not very expensive and very well located, we could go by feet to the visit some great venues and bars. I recommend it!!

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Staying at The Dictionary is a regular thing for me. A few nights a week, conveniently located in the heart of the East End, with public transport surrounding you making it easier than ever to reach any destination. The facilities offered at the hostel are on form. Excellent showers, free continental breakfast, and your personal space to store belongings. Strict... More 

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DictionaryHostel, General Manager at The Dictionary Hostel, responded to this review

Mmmm I love chips too! Haha! Try the ones at Translate bar with your 20% guest discount. Yummy! Thanks so much for your continued support of The Dictionary! :) We love having you to stay. More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Staff always nice and friendly, rooms clean, hostel located in an amazing area. I recommended it to my brother and he had a good stay as well!! Guests are good persons too, I met there two of my currently flatmate!

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DictionaryHostel, General Manager at The Dictionary Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for recommending us to your brother! That's very kind. And how cool that you met your flatmates here too! We love to hear that kind of story :) Come back and see us again soon. And keep recommending us!! ;) Thanks! More 

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