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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good location near Liverpool Street Station, spacious rooms, friendly staff and nice atmosphere. The place is quite noisy, I would recommend it especially if you're going out yourself. Didn't had the chance to try the free breakfast as I had to leave at 4 in the morning :(

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

Hi, Thank you for your lovely review! Shoreditch is a vibrant area, do not hesitate to grab some earplugs at reception ;) Hope you had a year full of fun trips!

Taipei, Taiwan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hostel is far away tube old street which is the only one closing by hostel but this station is convenient to reach other famous places. Kitchen, they clean it day and night even after guests made a mess. Wifi signal is ok, not too weak in the room(room O). The serious problem is that If you take shower, only have...

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

Hi, Thank you for taking time to leave us a review. You'll be happy to know we fixed the problem with the hot water. We clean every day from 10 am to 2 pm. However because you share your dorm and other areas with other guests, extra cleaning can be needed some times. Don't be shy, come and see us...

Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the worst hostels I've ever stayed in! The water pressure in the showers is so poor that the water kept stopping completely, while you're stood there with shampoo in your eyes, desperate to rinse your hair clean. The same goes for the taps - the cold water did a weird 'chugging' thing for a minute or...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Dictionary is an ok hostel in a very happening area. But the common area is taken over by staff and the rooms are just average. There is no way you can sleep past 10 as the cleaning staff turns on the light and leaves it on.

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Lodz, Poland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff is very friendly and helpful. I appreciated the possibility to prepare coffee & breakfast in the kitchen at an ungodly hour (4:30am :O) even though it was closed for the night time. It's very safe, clean and what's the most important to me: close to Liverpool Street Station and all means of transportation. All this makes it perfect...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a terrible experience at the dictionary hostel. Although the staff tried to help several times, the infrastructure of the hostel was so bad that they couldn’t do anything. They were also somehow disorganized on managing the hostel. Here are the reasons why my stay was awful: I book a bed in a 4-bed mixed dorm, but the staff...

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Manchester
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Decent enough hostel, was what I was expecting when I booked. Room was small for four people but it was clean and felt very safe. Room offered storage space which could be locked but you need your own padlock. Shared an Ensuite which was clean

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Paris, France
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a good stay at the dictionnary, the neighbourhood is nice, lots of places to party, lots of stores. Fairly well connected. The staff was very friendly, and the value is really good. I would recommend a stay there.

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Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here 3 nights in mixed dorm. The hostel is well located 10 mins walk from the tube at old st and just a few minutes from various bus stops. Dorms were spacious with your own crate under the bed to lock your stuff in, each dorm has a couple of showers and toilets which is good so u dint...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time in London. Tried hostels before in the super expensive areas. This was the best I have been to so far. Free Breakfast and WiFi! Secure facility, cleaning schedule, responsive staff, sturdy furniture, and safe environment. The guests were very friendly and civil too. Only problem was the windows closed and I could hear outside pretty clear esp at...

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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. Fully opened in August 2013 and is already the talk of the town having been featured in The Sunday Times, EasyJet In-flight Magazine and included as a Top 10 Hostel by Visit London and Visit Britain in both. ... more   less 

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Address: 10-20 Kingsland Road | Shoreditch, London E2 8DA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > East End / East London
Price Range: ₹ 1,330 - ₹ 6,568 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Dictionary Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 200
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“The rooms are stuffy and I couldn't sleep due to being so warm - I woke up with a headache.”
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