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The Dictionary Hostel

10 - 20 Kingsland Road | Shoreditch, London E2 8DA, England
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Ranked #237 of 577 Specialty lodging in London
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Me and my boyfriend spent 4 nights at this hostel and it was really fun. We slept in the 14 bed room, and we met a lot of people from all around the world. Very clean and comfortable, the kitchen was well equipped (if you consider that it's just a hostel), the staff is kind and friendly. Just a couple... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I stayed there for 3 nights, the guy at the reception was really nice. When we arrived I didn't have a booking, but my friend yes, so we managed to put us on the same room. We were alone on the room for the first nights and after there was only 1 guy, so it was really... More

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

Thank you for the review :) We are looking at expanding our kitchen at some point but glad to hear that you enjoyed your discount at our cafe bar Translate! Come and see us next time you are in London. More

Rocky River, Ohio
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed in this hostel in April 2014 where throughout a four night stay there was never once a toilet that flushed. The showers appear nice, but spray everywhere. Although these seem like necessary functional amenities when PAYING to sleep somewhere, these were the least of our worries. We discovered that there were, indeed, MICE living in our room (or... More

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

Ack! We are sorry to hear that and apologize that you felt that the staff didn't care as that is not our intention at all. We ask that guests do not keep food in their rooms as this attracts unwanted visitors. We go to great lengths to keep them from entering the building with traps, spotless rooms, and a communal... More

Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent two nights here in April 2014, the staff were AMAZING and the rooms were good! Fun bar next store and good coffee and food at great prices in the cafe downstairs! Really enjoyed staying here and would definitely go back!

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

We are so glad to hear that! :) Can't wait to see you next time you are in London! More

Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed for one night at the Dictionary Hostel in May 2013, not long after the opening. The large shared dormitories are fine, comfortable bunk beds and handy roll out lockable cages to keep your stuff in underneath. Bring a padlock. Shared bathrooms in each dormitory, with a really good shower. The decor is minimalistic and the room feels a... More

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

Thank you for your review! We appreciate you taking the time to let others know about your stay with us. Hope to see you next time you are in London :) More

Bucharest, Romania
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely not the Ritz but the location is pretty ok and the staff is very friendly and nice, especially Matthew from the reception. He was extremely helpful with any questions I had. An A+ for the staff!

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

Thank you for the feedback. It is great to hear that you had such a good experience with the staff! They work hard to make The Dictionary Hostel feel like home for everyone :) Come and visit us again soon! More

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3 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Apart from a very nice location, rounded by restaurants and bars, and a very lovely staff, I would say this hostel has a poor return from what you pay for. No hot water in the morning for me is something without any excuse. They put a sign to avoid the "peak" times to get hot water, but I should be... More

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

Sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your stay with us! We apologize for the issues with the water. As the issue is more with the city than the actual hostel, we put up those signs as a way to communicate with our guests that we know that sometimes issues arise and we are trying to fix it instead of... More

Eastbourne, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Very clean. Friendly & very helpful staff. Really enjoyed my stay there but I was especialy well looked after. You see I didn't ring in advance to let them know I was 64- but on arrival, no problem,and they popped me into a four bedroom dorm at the top of the house- rather than the 16 bed one . I... More

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

We couldn't be happier to hear that! It's all about being young at heart! :) So glad that you enjoyed your time with us and in Shoreditch. More

Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

I stayed in The Dictionary with my boyfriend for three nights and having read the reviews here I expected something horrible, but it was actually really great! The location is obviously fabulous, the rooms small but clean and cosy, clean and simple bathrooms, people young and nice, staff very helpful, plus the breakfast was just great - don't expect Hilton-like... More

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

Awesome review, thank you very much! :) We are so glad that you had such a great experience staying with us and took the time to review. We really do appreciate it! More

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Additional Information about The Dictionary Hostel

Also Known As:
The Dictionary Hostel London, England
Address: 10 - 20 Kingsland Road | Shoreditch, London E2 8DA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #237 of 577 Specialty lodging in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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