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The Dictionary Hostel

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In-room safe, free WiFi
In-room safe, free WiFi
In-room safe, free WiFi

Overview of The Dictionary Hostel

The Dictionary Hostel

2 out of 5

3.5/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
  • Kitchen
  • Bar
  • Housekeeping
10-20 Kingsland Road, Shoreditch, London, England

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationLiverpool Street16 min walk
  • Popular LocationTower of London9 min drive
  • Popular LocationSt. Paul's Cathedral12 min drive
  • AirportLondon (LHR-Heathrow)61 min drive

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About this area


Located in London's London City Centre neighbourhood, The Dictionary Hostel is in the city centre and near a metro station. Brick Lane and Liverpool Street are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's popular attractions can visit London Eye and Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. Consider Piccadilly Theatre for a night out, and don't miss ZSL London Zoo, a top local attraction. Guests appreciate the hostel's convenience for public transportation: Old Street Underground Station is 10 minutes on foot.

What's nearby

  • Liverpool Street - 16 min walk
  • Tower of London - 9 min drive
  • Tower Bridge - 11 min drive
  • London Bridge - 12 min drive
  • St. Paul's Cathedral - 12 min drive

Getting around

  • Hoxton Station - 5 min walk
  • Old Street Underground Station - 10 min walk
  • Heathrow Airport (LHR) - 61 min drive


  • Where to eat
  • Translate – Serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner daily, happy hour available.

About this property

The Dictionary Hostel

London hostel in London City Centre, walk to Brick Lane
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hostel has a bar/lounge and a coffee shop/café. Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Other amenities include a rooftop terrace, coffee/tea in a common area and a 24-hour front desk. All 25 rooms offer free WiFi, fridges and hobs.
The Dictionary Hostel offers 25 forms of accommodation with a safe. This London hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hairdryers can be requested.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast available daily 8 AM–10 AM
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar
  • Coffee/tea in a common area


  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish


  • Rooftop terrace


  • Designated smoking areas
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Hairdryer (on request)

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Shared kitchen access
  • Hob


  • Safe

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Check-in from 2 PM - 3 AM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children 17 and younger are not allowed at this property; all guests older than 17 are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Cash deposit: GBP 10.00 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No on-site parking is available
This property accepts credit cards

We should mention

Children 17 years old and younger are not permitted at this property

Property is also known as

Dictionary Hostel London
Dictionary Hostel
Dictionary London
The Dictionary Hostel London, England
The Dictionary Hostel London
The Dictionary Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
The Dictionary Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation London

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 26 out of 165 reviews
5 - Excellent 16%
Rating 4 - Good. 65 out of 165 reviews
4 - Good 39%
Rating 3 - Okay. 47 out of 165 reviews
3 - Okay 28%
Rating 2 - Poor. 17 out of 165 reviews
2 - Poor 10%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 10 out of 165 reviews
1 - Terrible 6%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Would stay again.
Has a decent size common room and they have a free breakfast in the morning which is always a good bonus wen you are trying to save some money. Wifi worked great, bed was clean and comfy, storage under the beds where a decent size for a small backpack or gymbag, early 10am checkout but you can't have everything. 2 lots of security doors (staircase to rooms and your room itself) so the place is safe enough, area around hostel seemed safe enough too. Would recommend it if you are passing by and need a place to crash.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2019

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 4 nights in May 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Great place to socialise with other travels. Bathroom /Shower were convenient. Room is small but I only stayed there at nite. Great kitchen. Great location near tons of bars and local food!
Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

4/5 Good

Liked: Staff & service
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2019

2/5 Poor

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Poor hostel in a great Shoreditch location.
Pros: - great location in Shoreditch for pubs and restaurants - near Hoxton Station - my (private) room was v quiet so I got a good night's sleep - free earplugs - free bottled water and towels in the private rooms Cons: - dirty, scruffy and run-down - no heating or hot water in the morning (and no apology) - male receptionist hit on me while I was checking in, really not what I want, especially as a solo female traveller - dodgy area to leave your car in overnight (mine was broken into) Overall, I wouldn't stay here again as there are better hostels in London for the same money or less, e.g. Palmer's Lodge or YHA, that are well-connected to Shoreditch by tube.
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2019