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The Dictionary Hostel

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10 - 20 Kingsland Road | Shoreditch, London E2 8DA, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 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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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went here just after a work trip with a couple of mates got a single room. The rooms are small but cosy and to be honest you don't need much more. It includes breakfast but to be honest I went to Translate just next door and they do a pretty good £10 brekky Showers could use a little updating....but I... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely and clean, very nearby of bus and other important transporations, excellent location, weekend very noisy-it is shoreditch, not notting hill :-) in this case a bit uncool, cause sleeping is important, thankssssss.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was booked in this hostel for a month whilst I did work in London. The staff were the rudest people I've ever met in my life - they ignored me for about 5 minutes whilst they chatted to each other when I first checked in. They then laughed at me when they saw my case telling me I had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I came in with pretty low expectations having never stayed in a hostel before but I ended up really liking the dictionary! Very clean, friendly staff, and the location was great. I liked the suggested places too and discovered lots of lovely places in the area like Boxpark.

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amsterdam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I liked staying at The Dictionary. It's clean and has everything you need, including free breakfasts. I felt the prices for the washer and dryer a bit high but apart from that I had a good stay there.

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

This was marginally better than camping. I was in a 6 person dorm - a room that would have been intimate for 2 people, let alone 6. No room to put anything anywhere. There are safe cages are under bed - very handy - but the room just wasn't big enough to even pull them out comfortably. The doors are... More 

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Eliska F, General Manager at The Dictionary Hostel, responded to this review

Oh no!! :( I'm so sorry to hear that you felt this way about our hostel and that your expectations were not met. That sucks! I check these reviews several times every day to keep my finger on the pulse and I generally have a good idea of what sort of reviews to expect, but this one took me completely... More 

Hamm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Shoreditch is a great place to spend your time in London- many Pubs, cute Cafés and a bunch of cool young people. The Dictionary was a chill place to relax after a day exploring London. Everyone was very kind and we always felt very safe while sharing our dorm with strangers- in The Dictionary it is very easy to become... More 

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Eliska F, General Manager at The Dictionary Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your great feedback! Really glad to hear you had such an ace stay with us and made some friends along the way. Shoreditch misses you - come back soon! :) More 

Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My only criticism was the noise at night. Not everyone wants to party all the time.....................................................................................................................................

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Eliska F, General Manager at The Dictionary Hostel, responded to this review

Hey there! Thanks for the great rating! :) I totally appreciate your comments. Shoreditch is an awesome place to go out and we have an amazing location. You're right though, this can also mean some noise from all the parties on weekend evenings. The best solution is to head out and join them. If you're not feeling in the mood... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The dictionary was my first introductory into hostel world and they have been quite high on my ratings! This hostel takes a lot of pride in hospitality, character and social activities. I have to say they were a springboard to my many hostel brilliant experience both here in the UK and abroad.

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Eliska F, General Manager at The Dictionary Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the wonderful review! And thank you for trying us as your first hostel experience - what an honour!! :) I hope this will be the start of many visits to come. All the best with the rest of your travels! :) More 

Paris, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

i really liked the hostel; I'm traveling, so I know that the places I stay in aren't exactly chosen to be the best, but to allow to have somewhere to sleep. I liked the young friendly enviroment, disliked the WiFi (way to complicated).

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Eliska F, General Manager at The Dictionary Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice comments! We appreciate your feedback. We have signed a contract for a new super-strength wifi connection with Virgin and we are just waiting for them to install it (there is a wait while they survey the property etc). We should be online and better connected than ever very soon! I hope you'll come back in the... More 

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