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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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Mainz, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars NEW

I really enjoyed staying in the Dictionary Hostel. It is very close to the centre and the rooms are nice and clean - you immediately feel comfy. The staff is very welcoming, helpful and friendly at any time of the day, not only when it comes to hostel based questions. My backpack got lost on the bus, the people working... More 

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

I've never stayed in a hostel before so I have nothing to compare it to but The Dictionary Hostel weren't too bad for my first experience. Stayed here with 9 of my friends (10 in total) and the room had plenty of space for us all. The toilet was minuscule and the shower was pretty woeful but we were only... More 

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Umea, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This hostel is quite close to Liverpool Street Station, perfect if you're taking the Stanstead Express. Plenty of nice restaurants in the area. The staff is very friendly, the rooms, toilets and showers are reasonably clean. In the basement there's a kitchen for the guests to use, some of which weren't very good at cleaning up but it wasn't too... More 

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Bermuda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've stayed at a lot of hostels in Europe and I loved the Dictionary. The staff was friendly and efficient, the room was clean and functional, and I met some great people! The area is perfect, too, awesome bars around and not too far from the tube or overground. I would recommend to anyone travelling on a budget.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location, and awesome people but the rooms were horribly noisy and the showers stopped working quite often. It wasn't very homely but I loved the bar right next door. I spent most my time there. I would recommend this place if you don't much care for the bed and a good night sleep.

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County Limerick, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at the Dictionary for 6 nights one of which happened to be my birthday. On check in I was asked for the card I had booked with and told I would be getting a refund of fifteen pounds because they don't charge people on their birthday! A very good start to the day after an early start and... More 

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

Hi there! Thanks for the feedback. So glad you had a great time with us and, yes, happy birthday from all of us at The Dictionary - it was our pleasure to have you! :) You're right - the kitchen is the hub of all the action, so it can get a bit busy. It's like we've read your mind... More 

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

Thanks so much for your kind words. So glad you enjoyed our stay with us. Hope you'll be coming back in the future. All the best for the rest of your travels! :) More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

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 January 12, 2015 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 January 12, 2015

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 

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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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