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The Dictionary Hostel

10 - 20 Kingsland Road | Shoreditch, London E2 8DA, England
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Ranked #261 of 623 Specialty Lodging in London
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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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Perth, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I'm pretty sure the receptionist was high. Like all the time. She was definitely not there mentally. But we both worked together and managed to get myself checked in. The room was awesome, very spacious & modern with a great bathroom. The bar & restaurant was heaps of fun, great burgers and lots of nightly pubcrawls. The area has allot... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

As soon as me and my friend walked through the door they kept is waiting for an hour to check in. Fair enough the receptionist was on his first shift but the lady guiding him was reluctant to help with menial requests whilst he was absent. There was an unexpected deposit for the room key at £5 for each key... More

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Copenhagen
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Positives - Fantastic location in the heart of Shoreditch and just a short walk from Brick Lane - Great vibe and decor - Staff are characters and really friendly - Has own proper coin laundry and bar - Clean linen - Great pull-out lockers under beds - Short walk to plenty of public transport - Saw no mice Negatives -... More

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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 3 weeks 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 4 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 August 10, 2014

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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Address: 10 - 20 Kingsland Road | Shoreditch, London E2 8DA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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