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The Dictionary Hostel

10 - 20 Kingsland Road | Shoreditch, London E2 8DA, England
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Ranked #261 of 622 Specialty lodging in London
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 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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Chicago, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here for one night after my flight got in very late. The staff was incredibly friendly, the bed was comfortable and the room was great! I really enjoyed my stay here. It's in one of the most fun neighborhoods in London.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here recently and this place was infested with mice. This is an absolutely atrocious hostel in regards to cleanliness. When I arrived there was trash everywhere. Later on in the evening I heard mice in the hallway. It is absolutely disgusting. Imagine cooking in the kitchen where the mice have been. When I tried to sleep, I was... More

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

According to the dictionary "bedbugs don't fly". But there is a certain dictionary that claims that their guests are bitten by mosquitos when confronted with huge itchy bumps on your skin. If you notice any swollen, reddish itchy something on your face, neck or arm don't try to let the stuff of the "Dictonary hostel" know. They will just treat... More

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

As has been reported in previous reviews, we have had an outbreak of bedbugs in the hostel and this has, unfortunately, meant that we have got more experience in identifying these bites than we might like. We have brought in a professional pest control company which is working hard to ensure that we are, and remain, bed bug free. More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't have any problems with this hostel and enjoyed our stay. Found the staff very friendly, rooms clean and kitchen excellent. Only issue was our room was loud at night due to the bars and busy street.

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

Thanks for your review - we are working on the noise, with plans for more insulation and better windows in the works! More

Flushing, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

This hostel is located in ideal place if you want to party but if you don't then it's not the one for you. The rooms were very warm as there was no ventilation which made sleeping very different. The other thing is that in our level there was only one toilet which was shared by a lot of people so... More

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

Thanks for taking the time to review us. We are working on both the ventilation and noise issues, and also have our maintenance manager getting into the plumbing situation. More

Chartres, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

An affordable hostel, rooms and bathrooms are clean, just a water pressure problem in the shower... but water came finally :) The hostel is really well located in the heart of Shoreditch area, so really easy to get home after a crazy night in the area.

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

Thanks for your review, and we're glad you enjoyed your stay. We are working with Thames Water to get those showers working with the pressure we all want!! More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Never actually got to stay here because when I arrived the obnoxious little **** on reception informed me that I was 'too old'. 'We're not allowed to take anybody over 35' was what this charmless Antipodean oaf told me, repeatedly, in front of witnesses. In addition, this little **** literally sneered at me when I gave him my ID 'you're... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with this feedback, and we are very sorry for the distress and inconvenience you experienced. We do have an 18-35 year age range for our guests, as highlighted in our terms and conditions; however, this is not a hard and fast rule and reflects more a consideration of the 'youth hostel'... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

AFTER paying for 3 nights they told us we had to split up.. 4 for us in one room, the other one alone in one room. There was no discussion possible and the girl ("Kirsty"?) was very rude to us. The last day 2 beds in our room came available, but again nothing possible. Finally the beds were still empty... More

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

Thank you for your feedback and we're sorry for the inconvenience. We have a pest control company working in the building to solve our bedbug problem and are also sealing the brick walls where we have found the bugs to be living. Although we do try to keep our guests together as much as possible, when we are busy it... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

I've stayed in many hostels around Europe and this hostel is just horrible. When we checked in everything went wrong and we had to look for another place for that same day. Horrible experience. List of the things that went wrong: 3 big rats in the room, bottles of wine were stolen, my room wasn't unoccupied and the manager didn't... More

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

We appreciate you taking the time to give us your feedback, and we're so sorry for the difficulties you experienced during your stay. We do have a pest control company dealing with getting rid of the mice we have found in our building, as well as the bed bugs. We appreciate that your experience with us was not at all... More

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Address: 10 - 20 Kingsland Road | Shoreditch, London E2 8DA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London
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Hip and young, East meets West in Shoreditch, London in this coooool new boutique hostel. Incredibly warm and friendly as well as highly competent staff in the latest edition of trendy hostels worldwide. Fully opened in August 2013 and is already the talk of the town having been featured in The Sunday Times, EasyJet In-flight Magazine and included as a Top 10 Hostel by Visit London and Visit Britain in both. ... more   less 
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