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The Dictionary, Shoreditch

Hostel | 10 – 20 Kingsland Road, London, England E2 8DA

83.4% Overall Rating

155 out of 177 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (31/10/2015)

Claire Prideaux thinks…

"Fabulous location. Good security - under-bed lockers were really useful. Staff at reception and the range of useful things they sold/gave away were unparalleled - the best I've seen. Good free…"

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  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Bicycle hire
  • Wake-up calls
  • Bar(s)
  • Café
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 7.52

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Important Information

Check-in from 14:00. Check-out by 10:00. Hostelbookers Sale Please note that all sales bookings are final and non-refundable. The property may charge your card in advance for the full amount of your stay. Payment protection is also not available in connection with these bookings. In the event that you cancel your booking the accommodation provider shall be entitled to retain the total outstanding costs of your booking. All rooms that are included in the sale are identified in their room type as [“!!! Sale !!! Non Refundable”]. We cater to the age 18-35 market as a guideline. Please contact us for more info if you fall outside this age range. You must bring the credit/debit card that you booked with, even if you wish to pay the balance in cash. Please remember to bring your valid ID for check-in (passport, EU ID card or UK driving licence are all valid, but student ID cards will not be accepted, sorry!). No-one will be checked-in without their valid ID. We are a hostel for backpackers and tourists - bookings from people resident in London will be accepted at the management’s discretion only. As an extra security precaution to keep everyone safe, you may be asked to provide proof of address. Anyone unable to provide such proof, when asked, will unfortunately not be allowed to stay. If you are a group of 10 or more, please contact us directly. Cancellations can be made up to 24 hours prior to arrival. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of the stay. The maximum stay for guests is 14 days. There is a 2 night minimum stay at weekends (Fridays & Saturdays).

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 14:00
Latest Check-out: 10:00

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to London?

Contact us directly

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This backpacker hostel is well known for its friendly staff. Stay here and you'll be near Old Street tube station, which is 13 minutes away. Anyone looking for a good starting point to explore London will find it here. This accommodation has proved popular with previous guests who have rated it at 89%. Anyone staying here will enjoy an area outside. Read more

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Shared Rooms Help! A shared room (typically a dorm) is a bedroom which you share with other people from the property. The number of beds in a room is shown in the room name, e.g. ‘5 Bed Dorm’, and you can book as many as you need. Some properties have male only dorms and female only dorms.

6 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Private bathroom)

Continental breakfast included, Self-catering

16 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Private bathroom)

Continental breakfast included, Self-catering

10 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Private bathroom)

Continental breakfast included, Self-catering

4 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Private bathroom)

Continental breakfast included, Self-catering

8 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

Continental breakfast included, Self-catering

8 Bed Dorm - Female only (Private bathroom)

Breakfast included
Private Rooms Help! A private room is a room that is not shared with other people from the property – in other words, you book and pay for all the beds in the room. If you are traveling alone, for example, but want to book a double room, you must pay for two people in order to book the whole room.

Double (Shared bathroom)

Continental breakfast included, Self-catering

Double (Private bathroom)

Continental breakfast included, Self-catering

About The Dictionary, Shoreditch

We are proud to bring you the latest addition to London's cool and trendy hostels with The Dictionary.

It's set in an old veneer factory in trendy East London and boasts an industrial bar, en-suite bedrooms, brand new refurbished rooms and an Eco-friendly approach to life.

Welcoming you with open arms are experienced and enthusiastic owners and a handful of friendly staff who all work together to make sure you have the best stay you can have in London!

Please note: We cater to the 18-35 year old market and valid government ID (passport, UK drivers license or EU identity cards) will be needed for each guest checking-in. If you fall out of this age group, please contact the hostel directly for more information.

Accommodation Information

All our rooms have been newly built. Our bunks come with lockable lockers underneath the beds and we sell locks at reception if you have forgotten yours. Linen is included.

Our private rooms are equipped with televisions and complimentary towels.

We have a lovely bar downstairs where you can buy hot meals, coffee, tea and pastries or have a drink at night. WiFi is free in the Lounge area and we can store your luggage for you free of charge on the day you check in and check out.

Location Information

Shoreditch is the catchphrase of the day with people from all corners of the world wanting to see, explore, shop, drink, eat and stay in Shoreditch. It is the gateway to East London and represents all that is cool.

It’s set next to the city centre and has loads of transport options including the Underground (Old Street, Liverpool Street), National Rail (Liverpool Street) and Overground (Shoreditch High Street, Hoxton) and buses to all over London (e.g. Bus 55 - Oxford Street - 20min).

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