The Dictionary Hostel London
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The Dictionary Hostel London

20 Kingsland Road, Shoreditch, London, United Kingdom, E2 8DA
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    The Dictionary Hostel London Reviews

    7.3
    Very good
    /10
    (61 reviews)See what guests said
    7.2
    Very good

    "Ultra friendly staff and the simple free breakkie was a winn..."

    Vincent J.

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    May 1, 2017

    8.1
    Excellent service

    Things you’ll love about The Dictionary Hostel London

    Things you'll love

    • 440 meters to public transportation

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Daily housekeeping

    • Bar

    Excellent
    Location
    8.2
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    Excellent location - 310 meters from city center
    Popular
    Nearby
  • Tower of London2.18 km
  • Tower Bridge2.46 km
  • British Museum3.5 km
  • London Eye3.94 km
  • Big Ben4.42 km
  • Westminster Abbey4.48 km
  • Houses of Parliament4.57 km
  • St. James's Park4.75 km
  • Camden Market5.19 km
  • Buckingham Palace5.34 km
  • Value for money7.5
    Distance to city center3.8 km
    Nearest airportLondon City Airport (LCY)
    Distance to airport9.2 km

    Rooms available at The Dictionary Hostel London

    Bed in 6-Bed Female Dormitory Room
    Bed in 6-Bed Female Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Double Bed with Shared Bathroom
    Double Bed with Shared Bathroom
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    • Room size: 7 m²/75 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 double bed
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    8-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
    8-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
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    • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Mixed Dormitory
    Mixed Dormitory
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 bunk bed
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    1 Bed in 8-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom
    1 Bed in 8-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom
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    • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 bunk bed
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    6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
    6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
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    • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Double
    Double
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    • Room size: 7 m²/75 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 double bed
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    1 Person in 16-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    1 Person in 16-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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    • City view
    • Shower
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    1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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    • City view
    • Shower
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    Shared Dormitory, Women only, Ensuite (1bed in 6beds dormitory)
    Shared Dormitory, Women only, Ensuite (1bed in 6beds dormitory)
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      What people love about The Dictionary Hostel London

      • 8.0
        Very good
        Location

        "Location near lots of bars and reasonably priced Vietnamese restaurants as well as close to brick lane markets and many Indian restaurants."

        Sarah

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        August 27, 2018

      • 6.8
        Good

        "Stayed in 3 hostels, the one highly recommended, this one better than the first & that one was Ok"

        Stacey

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        July 14, 2018

      • 6.8
        Good

        "For a tenner it was great value."

        Stacey

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        July 14, 2018

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      8.0
      Very good

      "(Throughout the rest of my stay the staff were lovely and fr..."

      Rhiannon

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      June 25, 2018

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      What they offer

      7.2
      Very good

      "Being situated in an excellent location comes with a drawbac..."

      Pablo

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      December 16, 2018

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      Nearest essentials

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      What to eat nearby

      British cuisine
      British cuisine
      Cafe 12
      150 m British, Cafe, European
      Leila's Shop
      210 m British, Cafe, Healthy
      Tramshed
      320 m British, Steakhouse
      American cuisine
      American cuisine
      the Love Shake
      30 m American, Cafe, Diner
      The Bike Shed
      60 m American, British, European
      The Shoreditch
      190 m American, British, Fast food
      European cuisine
      European cuisine
      Walluc Bistro
      390 m European, French
      Best Mangal
      420 m European, Fast food, Halal
      Fika
      540 m European, Scandinavian, Swedish

      What's nearby

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      Reviews of The Dictionary Hostel London from real guests

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      Agoda Reviews (61)Booking.com Reviews (2020)
      7.3
      /
      10
      Cleanliness6.6
      Facilities7.0
      Location8.2
      Room comfort and quality5.6
      Service8.1
      Value for money7.5
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      12
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Iris from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 16-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 1 night in May 2019

      Hostel just in front of a bus stop”

      A short walk to Brick Lane and many clubs/pubs around the hostel so might be a little noisy at night especially weekend. Nothing to pick about.

      Reviewed May 19, 2019
      6.4
      Good
      Carles
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 5 nights in March 2019

      Very dirty and run down”

      It was filthy. There is dust and dirt everywhere. They need to hire proper cleaners, because that is accumulated dirt over years. With a piece of wet toilet paper i made a test on the door frame and it came completely back - and I have pictures of this -. Shower full of mold, smelling disgusting, again, lack of cleaning and ventilation. Location is great, price is alright, but they don't honor what it says in their website that if you book through them directly will be cheaper - , free breakfast and super friendly staff, specially Farid (Fahrid?). They will do renovations soon, so hopefully they improve the cleaning.

      Reviewed April 21, 2019
      6.4
      Good
      Marek from United Kingdom
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 1 night in March 2019

      Average hostel in nice area but hard to sleep”

      There is no input socket close to your bed, and on the weekends is horrible noice at night hard to sleep. Room is big quite comfortable

      Reviewed March 08, 2019
      5.2
      dominique from United Kingdom
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 16-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 2 nights in June 2018

      Above average”

      This place is okay but a particular staff member acts like he owns the place...he's middle-aged with a beard. He's in real need of some re-training

      Reviewed January 02, 2019
      5.6
      Nurul from United Kingdom
      Group
      8-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
      Stayed 4 nights in December 2018

      Staff is okay but the room, showers, things are not”

      They don’t give hangers and irons to us. Next, they don’t have manners. There’s one time a guy who is a housekeeper just come in like it’s his room to my room who was all girls. We were very surprised at that time because one of my dormmates was just to change her pants. That was the first and last time

      Reviewed December 29, 2018
      7.2
      Very good
      Pablo from United Kingdom
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 1 night in December 2018

      Very good”

      Being situated in an excellent location comes with a drawback. The hostel is facing one of the noisiest roads in London with at least two sirens per hour during night time and night time revellers until the early hours. The hostel is clean enough but the (berlin/shoreditch/rough-around-the-edges) style does that it does not look very clean. You can hear everything that goes on in the toilet from the rooms. Breakfast served late. Staff ranges from borderline fair to very nice and accommodating. Having lived locally for many years the Hostel was no better or worse than I expected and the price fair but at a penny more would be bordering low value for money.

      Reviewed December 16, 2018
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Kevin from United Kingdom
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 4 nights in November 2018

      Excellent location”

      I have stayed here many times and the reception is always friendly and welcoming on my arrival Most of the staff and volunteers are all very engaging and this helps to make your stay as comfortable as possible,the dormitory style accommodation can be challenging as people do arrive at any given time of the day so be prepared,but overall the ambience of this hostel makes it my no1 to stay in London Well done guys!! Kevin Bowe

      Reviewed November 13, 2018
      5.2
      emily from Taiwan
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 16-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 14 nights in October 2018

      Above average”

      I don’t understand who will close kitchen to clean on the dinner time when ppl really need to use kitchen! The cleaning not doing really properly,hostel location is okay, but I wouldn’t really recommend if they don’t get improve

      Reviewed October 26, 2018
      8.0
      Excellent
      Sarah from Australia
      Solo traveler
      6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
      Stayed 4 nights in August 2018

      Very good”

      Rooms are clean and have lockers under bed so there’s space and luggage isn’t everywhere. Has full length mirrors which is unheard of for a hostel. Free breakfast is quite basic but it’s there. Location near lots of bars and reasonably priced Vietnamese restaurants as well as close to brick lane markets and many Indian restaurants. There is a bus which gets you to Oxford Street, Covent garden (west end) etc very close which is handy.

      Reviewed August 27, 2018
      6.8
      Good
      Stacey from United Kingdom
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 16-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 1 night in July 2018

      Not bad, not bad .......”

      For a tenner it was great value. Stayed in 3 hostels, the one highly recommended, this one better than the first & that one was Ok

      Reviewed July 14, 2018
      8.0
      Excellent
      Rhiannon from United Kingdom
      Business traveler
      6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
      Stayed 2 nights in June 2018

      Lovely hostel, difficult guests”

      The hostel itself is very nice and well-located. Unfortunately I was staying in a mixed dorm with five very drunken, very loud males on a trip to London. They were extremely loud when coming in at around 2/3am, turning the light on, yelling and laughing, and taking photos. One guest was so drunk he lay on the floor, which was covered in their belongings (you could barely walk through). I tried my best to ignore them, but when they realised I was awake one began trying to talk to me and when I asked them to be quiet he turned to his friend and told them I was probably fat. I tried to ask the staff for help but unfortunately no other rooms were available, and the staff member laughed it off as drunkenness. (Throughout the rest of my stay the staff were lovely and friendly). I felt quite unsafe, and after I managed about two hours sleep I finally gave up and checked out a day early...luckily I have friends just out of the city who let me stay.

      Reviewed June 25, 2018
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Thomas from United Kingdom
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 16-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 5 nights in June 2018

      Very happy ”

      Everything was how it should be and the staff where fantastic as always. I misplaced my headphones and phone which were found and returned to me by the staff. thank you so much guys. ❤️

      Reviewed June 16, 2018
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Thomas from United Kingdom
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 16-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 5 nights in May 2018

      Bum”

      Very Comfortable and the staff were fantastic. Thanks guys

      Reviewed June 04, 2018
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Kevin from United Kingdom
      Business traveler
      1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 4 nights in May 2018

      Wonderful Place”

      I love this place However be prepared for late night noise directly outside with the numerous bars in the vicinity The girls and guys on the front desk are fab and always accommodating and will always find a solution Plus all the cleaning staff +++ Excellent WIFI and cosy ambience makes this my no.1 place Kevin

      Reviewed June 02, 2018
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Thomas from United Kingdom
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 16-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 5 nights in May 2018

      Happy ”

      Comfortable and The staff were fantastic

      Reviewed May 26, 2018
      8.4
      Excellent
      Brian from United Kingdom
      Solo traveler
      1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
      Stayed 2 nights in May 2018

      Very friendly staff. Good all round atmosphere”

      Kitchen was a bit small. Registration a little slow at busy times. Staff very helpful and there are quiz nights so everyone can join in and make new friends. Showers are clean and you can buy or rent towels.

      Reviewed May 08, 2018
      7.6
      Very good
      SOOMYEONG from South Korea
      Solo traveler
      Mixed Dormitory
      Stayed 1 night in December 2017

      thumbs up.”

      price 4/5, location 3.5/5, clean 4.5/5, staff 4.5/5, facilities 4/5

      Reviewed December 18, 2017
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Thomas from United States
      Solo traveler
      Mixed Dormitory
      Stayed 1 night in September 2017

      just do it”

      showers could be better but best hostel hands down

      Reviewed October 01, 2017
      7.2
      Very good
      Vincent from Malaysia
      Couple
      1 Bed in 8-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom
      Stayed 2 nights in March 2017

      Comfy Bed, Ultra Friendly Staff & Free Breakfast!”

      I found the mattress hard enough & suited my spine well. Comfy as I was dead tired after a day's walk in London. Our 6 beds dorm which is facing the main street could be a little rowdy & noisy in the middle of the night though..but if you close the window tight, it should filter out the bar people sound. During our stay, there was 1 night when the water pump couldn't get up to the 3rd floor, so had to go the 2nd floor to shower & with intermittent water pressure managed to have hot shower. The problem was resolved soon enough. It was a rare issue. Showers & toilets are small and a little dirty. Perhaps could be a bit cleaner.. Ultra friendly staff and the simple free breakkie was a winner! Tips: Not to be missed if you like markets & within walking distance are Columbia Rd Flower Market (go anyday), Spitalfields Market (Closed on Sat & Mon; Busiest–Sun), Brick Lane Market (Sun only), Petticoat Lane Market (Mon to Fri) & Leadenhall Market (Mon to Fri 11am-4pm; Best before lunchtime).

      Reviewed May 01, 2017
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Lap from Hong Kong
      Couple
      Double Bed with Shared Bathroom
      Stayed 1 night in September 2016

      Good for living. the location was very good”

      a

      Reviewed October 04, 2016
      12
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