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The Dictionary Hostel

10 - 20 Kingsland Road | Shoreditch, London E2 8DA, England
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 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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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hostel is located in a very nice area. The place is vibrant public transport is very convenient and it is still in Zone 1. Reception is open 24 hours and the place has a very good internet connection (granted not if you are using torrent). The place is clean and the guys in the reception are very kind. All... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here last week with a friend while visiting London. The price is extremely reasonable for staying in zone 1. It's close to brick lane which was really cool to visit and the tube was really close to see all the sights. The dorm rooms were a great way to meet other travellers and we loved that there was... More 

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

Hi there! Thanks for your kind comments :) I'm glad you enjoyed exploring Shoreditch and Brick Lane. There's always loads of interesting stuff going on! If you enjoyed going out for a drink in Shoreditch, you definitely need to come back in the summer so you can enjoy sitting out in the sunshine with a pint! Yes, there is sunshine... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Location-wise you won't find much better, it's in a thriving area and on top of that the management were extremely friendly in helping out with any queries I had. The room has everything you need for a comfortable stay and I would recommend staying here again.

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

Thanks for taking the time to leave us your feedback! So glad you enjoyed staying in the area - it's pretty awesome, we agree! Hope you'll be coming back soon. Stay in touch via our Facebook page. :) All the best for your future travels. More 

Leeds, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hostel was amazing, so much fun to stay here! The whole place looked cool from the start (essential if you're staying in East London, its so cool round there) the beds were comfy, the whole place was super clean (my most important thing with a hostel) and the staff were mega friendly. Brilliant location as I couldnt find much... More 

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

Thanks for the lovely review! Makes our job worthwhile when we get such positive feedback! :) Sounds like you had a great time in Shoreditch. I hope you'll be coming back soon to stay again - there's always something interesting on round here! All the best for your future travels :D More 

Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Aside from being in Shoreditch (which is incredible on it's own) this hostel is stunning. The location is so ideal for bars, restaurants, galleries and art. Not to mention being a short walk from some of the most iconic markets in all of London. The staff here definitely made the place for me as well. The rooms were well equipped,... More 

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

Thanks for your review! So nice to hear such great feedback. :) Hopefully you'll be coming back soon! All the best for 2015 :) More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I stayed at the dictionary last night and had a great time! The staff were all friendly and really helpful. The room was warm, the bathroom clean and i slept like a log! I would definitely recommend it to anyone wanting to stay in the heart of east london

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

Thanks for the great review! Hope you had a merry Christmas and all the best for the new year! Come back soon :) More 

Delft, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

If you have stayed in a London hostel before, you may have notices as I have that the standards are quite low and you often don't get a lot for your money. Having these kinds of expectations I chose to stay at the dictionary purely because of it's location as it's in Hackney and most of my favourite clubs and... More 

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

Thanks for your great review - it's always really nice to get such great feedback. :) Glad you like our location as much as we do - you're right, there are so many good clubs and pubs around here!! You should definitely come back to see the swings we've put up in rooms X and W and the cereal café... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I stayed for two nights with two friends of mine, I loved the location, the rooms were trendy and the staff is really nice and always helpful. As down points I think that the wifi connection could be a bit better, and the cleanliness could also be better. But other than that, I loved staying there and I would totally... More 

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

Hi! Thanks for the review :) Glad you loved our location. We think it’s great too! Thank you also for your kind words about our staff – that’s great to hear and I’ll certainly pass the message on to them. I’ll have a word with the Head Cleaner about your comments regarding cleanliness. Please do recommend us to your friends!... More 

Thatcham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I stayed there 2 nights and was not amazed by it. Yes it was clean, the staff are super friendly and professional, the rooms are decent in size and comfort, but some things simply have to exist in every modern hostel: like a key to every guest, kitchen open for longer hours and wifi in every room. Even though it... More 

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

Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment. :) I'm glad you found us to be clean, friendly and professional - that's always great! The kitchen is now open until 3am, so hopefully that solves one of your issues. :) Regarding the keycards: you're right, it's not acceptable!! It has also been incredibly frustrating for me too. I put... More 

Hoeksche Waarde
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I stayed here for 2 nights. The hostel looked nice. It's in a cool area. About a 10 minutes walk from Old Street underground. The girls at the reception were kind. Only there weren't any room keys left. I think any hostel should have a room key for every guest. The room was alright. I stayed in a 12 bed... More 

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

Hi there! Thanks for the review. I completely take your point about the key cards. We had ordered 250 new ones several weeks ago, but there was a delay at the factory which left us short. Apologies! We have just received 80 of those 250 cards which has solved the problem for now. ;) Our beds are changed the morning... More 

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Address: 10 - 20 Kingsland Road | Shoreditch, London E2 8DA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 38
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