The Dictionary Hostel London
The Dictionary Hostel London
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7.2
Very good

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

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May 1, 2017

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The Dictionary Hostel London

Excellent location
- 310 meters from city center
- What's nearby?
Very good
From 48 reviewsSee what guests said
7.2
/
10
Very good service
7.8
Value for money7.3
Distance to city center3.8 km
Location rating8.2
Nearest airportLondon City Airport (LCY)
Distance to airport9.3 km
  • 440 meters to public transportation

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Bar

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Bed in 6-Bed Female Dormitory Room
Bed in 6-Bed Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 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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1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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  • 1 bunk bed
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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

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Real reviews from real guests

Agoda Reviews (48)Booking.com Reviews (1826)
7.2
/
10
Cleanliness6.6
Facilities6.8
Location8.2
Room comfort and quality5.6
Service7.8
Value for money7.3
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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”
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Reviewed October 04, 2016
9.7
Exceptional
Alex from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
1 Bed in 8-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in January 2016
Much improved compared to my last stay”
Friendly staff, great central location especially for nightlife, very clean
I stayed at the Dictionary hostel a couple of years ago - wow what an improvement compared to then. The hostel was really clean, the reception is way bigger, the food at the bar was great and the room was really nice and quiet even though it looked onto the main street in Shoreditch. The staff are so friendly and did everything they could to help me during my stay - thanks guys! They have this cool app that I downloaded and I found loads of stuff to do in the local area. So much great street art in this neighbourhood! The breakfast was quite basic but it had everything you needed - I chose to go to the bar where they do a full English with a 20% discount for guests. The room was clean and tidy and I had it to myself. It looked like they have just had new windows installed or something. I remember it was a bit noisy last time but this time it was really quiet. Enjoyed my stay - will come back.
Reviewed January 08, 2016
4.0
HYEKYEONG from South Korea
Solo traveler
Stayed 6 nights in September 2015
Too noisy hostel”
I don't have idea
Too noisy ever Couldn't sleep at all!
Reviewed September 08, 2015
8.0
Excellent
annelie from Sweden
Business traveler
Double Bed with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in March 2015
Smart Casual”
Comfortable bed, nice style and lovely details (flowers).
It was a great stay. Helpfull employees, clean, friendly, value for money. Missed an area to hang out as the kitchen was more for eating and the coffee shop was not open at nights. As the double room is small, it would have been nice to have some other relaxed hang out area. The coffee shop hade lovely tea, but the croissant was dry. Very friendly people.
Reviewed March 19, 2015
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