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Reviews of The Dictionary, Shoreditch

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

78.5% Overall Rating

124 out of 143 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (29/08/2014)

"good food in the bar and cafe downstairs. an excellent deal on hostelbookers gave us a huge discount on our room"

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Facilities

  • 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

  • Airport Pickup USD 89.26
  • Towel USD 8.11

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Important Information

- Group booking? Group of 12 or more traveling to London? Contact us directly - The Dictionary Hostel only accepts guests aged between 18 and 35. - Under-18 year-olds will have to be accompanied by a responsible adult. - 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 at this establishment is 14 days. - 2 nights minimum stay during weekends (Fridays & Saturdays).

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to London?

Contact us directly

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78.5%

Overall Rating

124 out of 143 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'The Dictionary, Shoreditch'

Atmosphere
82.4%
Location
87.2%
Facilities
70.4%
Cleanliness
76.0%
Staff
80.0%
Value
74.4%
Safety
79.2%
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77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Aidan Wheeler

With friends / other travellers

City break

03 June 2013 Aidan would recommend this property

Liked: Good location to travel around london from and a very nice common/ main room to chill in.

Disliked: Maybe some more sockets in rooms to charge phones?

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Edie Fox

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

22 May 2013 Edie would recommend this property

Liked: good

Disliked: only one toilet and one mirror...in the toilet, for a dorm of 12 people.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Visiting friends or family

20 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location was perfect if you are wanting to explore this side of London. Heaps of bars, cafes abd restaurants around. Staff were very helpful and friendly and breakfast was great.

Disliked: Bathrooms could have been cleaner and 2 of the 3 toilets were broken on our level for the entire 4 day stay. No common room as such for the hostel so not much atmosphere. This may however improve once construction work has finished.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Camille Norman-Ross

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

01 May 2013 Camille would recommend this property

Liked: Fabulous atmosphere, really chilled out and pleasant place to stay. Staff were really friendly and helpful, great bar downstairs as well as being in an easy to find and central location. Can't recommend enough.

Disliked: Perhaps remove the part on the website that mentiones 'complimentary towels' as we had to pay £5 for each.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

26 April 2013

Liked: trendy funky vibe

Disliked: rooms are way too small and no where to hang shirts or trousers or even a shelf for toiletries. You have to buy a towel and there is no laundry service for cleaning the towels . that is very poor I feel. It would be nice to have a kitchen area/common area with a TV and microwave instead of just the bar. Also you had to be in the bar to get the wifi to work

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

20 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly environment. The hostel bar is a nice place to hang out.

Disliked: No kitchen facilities. Single-glazed windows in bedrooms means traffic can be quite loud at night.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

14 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, good vibe. The bar downstairs was good and the rooms comfortable and clean.

Disliked: The breakfast was pretty terrible, they ran out of everything so quickly so got left with nothing but old bagels and jam.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

01 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly, hardworking staff, comfortable bed, decent breakfast, good times.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Visiting friends or family

27 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Best hostel I've ever been to! Great atmosphere and located in a very nice area. Ended up staying in the hostel for most of our stay in London!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

25 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff are top-notch. They were very friendly and helpful, providing local knowledge and the hostel information. Shoreditch is a very trendy part of London and there's plenty to see and do in the area.

Disliked: I marked down their facilities because The Dictionary is still under construction! But don't let that put you off staying there right now. While you might notice workmen coming and going through the corridors, there is no a noise or security problem. I would expect this to be one of the better hostels in the city once the work is complete.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Nina Hocevar

With friends / other travellers

City break
Events / festivals
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

25 March 2013 Nina would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was very friendly, the room was a bit small but okay, the showers were clean, and the breakfast was simple but good. There's a lovely bar downstairs.

Disliked: Another sink would be great in the bathroom, but it was never really crowded so no problem about that. We were quite lucky with the room as it was on the top floor and away from the main street, so there was only noise from the neighbouring pubs but it stopped at midnight during the week.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Demian Jose Freiberg Schutt

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

23 March 2013 Demian Jose would recommend this property

Liked: It was clean, nice and helpful staff

Disliked: There was no kitchen nor fridge at least to put some stuff...and breakfast was not so good, so maybe it would have been useful to have a fridge. No internet in the rooms. No light in each bed, so to see sth at night you should wake up all other travellers in the room.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

YURIRIA RUVALCABA FLORES

With my spouse / partner

City break

16 March 2013 YURIRIA would recommend this property

Liked: a great location in the new trendy area of london with to many pubs and things to do and see, the hostel is new and clean and the staff was very nice and helpfull! the breaksfast was really good and translate (the hostel's pub) is amaizing!

Disliked: YURIRIA left no negative feedback.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

09 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the breakfast, the local,

Disliked: The noise (circulation, works on the street in the night and works in the hostel at 7:30am), no kitchen

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals

08 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location, walking distance to the city, and the area is pretty cool anyway. I mafe friends there

Disliked: Breakfast had only bread, butter and coffee/tea

91.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing

08 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice big rooms with a lovely cafe/bar downstairs. Very trendy and great location.

Disliked: Not as easy to meet people, not much of a traveller/backpacker vibe..with the free WiFi everyone is on their MacBook! Still, did meet some nice people here. Also rooms are boiling and next to main road.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Michal Bielamowicz

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

13 February 2013 Michal would recommend this property

Liked: Cheap and nice place. Very clean. Amazingly good value for a money. Great place to sleep after an intensive day. Also a good place for a party, since many pubs and clubs are nearby and this turns into drawback...

Disliked: ... when you actually plan to sleep well at night. OK - this is place for rather young people, but even being young does not mean that you want to hear noises up to 5am. I stayed 2 nights, first one was not very good while the second one was ok.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Steffen Lenke

With my spouse / partner

Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

10 February 2013 Steffen would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly Stuff. Clean room. Nice Breakfast. Good information about the city. No need of an additional tourist information.

Disliked: Had to pay for a electric socket adapter and a lock for the locker. No deposition possible.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 20%

Daniek McShane

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

10 February 2013

Liked: Good for a night out in Shoreditch.

Disliked: The member of staff with a silly hat serving breakfast knows nothing about customer service. The attitude of this staff member was unbelievable, very smug. I was refused juice at precisely 10am because he couldn't be bothered to make it after we queued for breakfast for 15 mins. My friend asked for a drink of water at 10.15am which he begrudgingly served, not what you want after a night out. Its a shame as the rest of the staff made us feel very welcome but it only takes one unreasonable person to sour the experience. Being a Business Studies teacher I know how important customer service is in the service industry, it's an easy problem to solve.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

06 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location for connecting to Stansted Airport. Clean and newly renovated.

Disliked: Extremely noisy. The bar downstairs plays music until late night making sleeping impossible. The rooms in general have no sound isolation what so ever.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Matthew Thomas

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

27 January 2013 Matthew would recommend this property

Liked: I was given the VIP treatment here, from the moment I first stepped through the front door to the moment I checked out. The staff are friendly and helpful, and the hostel is stylish and clean. You can enter or leave the Hostel at all hours of the day. The Hostel has night staff so information and advice is always available. I had a great nights sleep here, as the beds are super comfy. My favorite part by far is the lounge/cafe. They offer free breakfast between 8am and 10am (there are dohnuts, FREE DOHNUTS :O). The lounge istelf is spacious and modern and it's a nice place to chill out. Oh and there is free wifi throughout the entire building! This hostel made my weekend in London more relaxing and enjoyable.

Disliked: You can somtimes get loud people staggering up the stairs in the midle of the night, but what do you expect; it is a youth hostel.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife

14 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The overall feeling of the hostel was really nice. Free Wi-Fi is always a plus. The location was perfect. Nice bars, restaurants and shops in walking distance.

Disliked: I was staying in a 16-bedroom room and we didn't had our own toilet. Another thing is that the breakfast could have been a bit better.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

13 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was very new and clean. The bathroom facilities were good. It was a welcoming environment in the common room where you could use the min-kitchen and watch tv. There is good lock-up facilities under the beds but you need to have your own padlock.

Disliked: The 'luggage room' was non-existant, you just had to sit it in the common room which didn't feel incredibly safe.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

09 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: clean and good value for the price, definetly one of the best stays in London, thank you very much guys!

Disliked: almost nothing, probably one: just one common space and allwasy too noisy

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Tanja Bayer

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

03 January 2013 Tanja would recommend this property

Liked: Staff was very nice, the location was perfect and the rooms were clean.

Disliked: Tanja left no negative feedback.


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