We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Dictionary Hostel

Hotel website
10 - 20 Kingsland Road | Shoreditch, London E2 8DA, England
Book on
TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with Tingo to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
1 room 1 guest
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
The Dictionary Hostel
Professional photosView all
Browse nearby
The Dictionary Hostel
Add Photo Write a Review

361 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this property
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    124
    114
    54
    30
    39
See reviews for
4
28
139
19
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (35)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (361)
  • Mar-May only
    (99)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (190)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (38)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (34)
All months
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The place was a bit conspicuous and I ended up passing it up twice! Once inside its a pretty decent layout/theme, furniture seemed old and outdated however. Overall my stay could've been better for the staff wasn't as friendly as other hostels.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sao Paulo, SP
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed 2 nights at the Dictionary this summer. The neighborhood is awesome, with great restaurants, bars and a very good nightlife. Also the atmosphere at the hostel was great. Very good for solo travelers to meet new people. Dan Christopher was the kindest host, making sure everyone was having a good time. That was definitely one of the best... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really liked it :-) Good place to stay in a vibrant neighbourhood. Good connections via Bus & Overground, also the Tube is not to far away. Any shops needed around. Respectful and friendly community in the hostel.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Francisco, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Staying at Dictionary was so sick - the staff (particularly Dan) was awesome, the rooms were great, the location is fabulous... It was really easy to meet and befriend other people staying at this hostel. Definitely worth staying here.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Copenhagen, Denmark
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were staying in the hostel three guys for four nights. Our room was way over regular hostel standard with our own bathroom and toilet, even though it was a standard 12 man dorm. The staff was really sweet, and we had a lot of funny nights with a guy working there (Dan). If I am going to London again... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Located in the heart of Shoreditch, staying at The Dictionary showed me a part of London that I never would have seen if I had stayed elsewhere. Previously, in London I had tried to stay as close to the city center as possible to see London "properly", and now I only wish I could go back and stay in The... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice place, nice location. Wifi didn't always work and an employee walked into my room with a contractor without even knocking, other than that everything was fine. Walking distance from everything cool in Shoreditch.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vancouver, British Columbia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great stay- would recommend and return in the future! slept in the 6-female room, very quiet and the ensuite bathroom was a decent size. Cages for locking valuables up were handy. Hostel staff were really welcoming and friendly

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
São Paulo
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love this hostel, that's the second time I'm here and it just gets better. The localization is perfect if you want to party, see awesome graffiti, art galleries... You don't even need to take bus/tube to go to many amazing places around East London. At the same time if you want to go around London, there are many bus/tube... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Not only the hostel was great and well located but the staff was amazing. Loads of activities are organised in order to enjoy our journey during the day but also during the night. Everybody must spend some days there to have fun without forgetting to go the bar next door called Translate.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

49 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (24)
Viewed
Room/suite (4)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (4)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Family/play areas (3)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Other (8)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (25)
Viewed
Room/suite (3)
Viewed
Other (22)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these London hotels
Marylebone
Phoenix Hostel
Phoenix Hostel
#124 of 696 in London
4.0 of 5 stars 200 reviews
Clerkenwell
Clink78 Hostel
Clink78 Hostel
#191 of 696 in London
3.5 of 5 stars 1,248 reviews
Pimlico
Travel Joy Hostels Chelsea
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Southwark
St Christopher's Village London Bridge
Whitechapel
Wombat's City Hostel London
Southwark
St. Christopher's Inn Hostel - London Bridge
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay