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Reviews of The Dictionary Hostel, Shoreditch, London London Hostel

10-20 Kingsland Road, London, England

Atmosphere 76%

Cleanliness 73%

Facilities 70%

Location 90%

Safety 82%

Staff 90%

Value 70%

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Adaptors
  • Bar APM-96
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Cafe
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Meeting Room
  • Mini Supermarket
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Washing machine

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).

A fee of £5 per hour applies for every hour, or part thereof, of late check out after 10am

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 14:00

Latest Check-out: 10:00

Policies

  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to London?

Contact us directly

Atmosphere 76%

Cleanliness 73%

Facilities 70%

Location 90%

Safety 82%

Staff 90%

Value 70%

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60% Overall Rating
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  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 60%
60% Overall Rating


31 May 2018

Travel Type:
With a large group / tour

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Liked: the hostel is in the Centre of the City and good situated to see almost everything, although it is super Loud during the night because its a Party Street

Disliked: Dirty, Loud, small Rooms

100% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
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  • Value - 100%
100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
16 Jul 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Romantic getaway

Age Range:
25-30

Liked: location and price

Disliked: no problems

Customer would recommend this property

83% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 20%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 60%
83% Overall Rating

Anonymous
13 Jul 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
18-24

Liked: The atmosphere was great, with a bar next door and good pub crawl, location was great for nightlife

Disliked: This is definitely the most unclean hostel I have ever been in. I read the poor reviews of its cleanliness before i booked and didnt think that i would be bothered by it. I regard myself as having realtively low standards of cleanliness, however this hostel bothered me. It was mainly the bathrooms that were digusting. The walls. and roof were alive with mould. If it was this bad in the bathroom, a relatively simple thing to clean, it makes you think about what else they dont clean in the rest of the hostel

77% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
77% Overall Rating

Anonymous
18 Nov 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break, Events / festivals

Age Range:
31-40

Liked: Staff, location, free breakfast, own shower and toilet for the 8-bedroom dorm

Disliked: Room facing the street was very noisy; the free ear plugs helped a bit

Customer would recommend this property

46% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 20%
  • Cleanliness - 20%
  • Facilities - 20%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 40%
46% Overall Rating

Anonymous
20 Jul 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Age Range:
25-30

Liked: Location was great!

Disliked: Extremely unclean. Have never washed the floors ever, garbage left in rooms from previous occupants. Because of great location, so noisy, impossible to sleep.

69% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 40%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 60%
69% Overall Rating

Anonymous
27 Jun 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Visiting friends or family

Age Range:
25-30

Liked: Breaky and staff

Disliked: Cleanliness, especially of the bathrooms. Whoever is cleaning needs to be more thorough and get right into the nooks and crannies. Floors also need a good mop

Customer would recommend this property

74% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 80%
74% Overall Rating

Anonymous
09 Jun 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break

Age Range:
31-40

Liked: Good location in general. Everything worked pretty well in this hostel, but it's really just a hostel.

Disliked: Really noisy, even on the third floor, because the street in front of the hostel is busy all the time. You have to sleep with earplugs on (which they give to you for free...).

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
30 Mar 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break, Partying / nightlife, Shopping, Sightseeing & culture, Work / volunteering

Age Range:
25-30

Liked: Fantastic location, great staff & bar. Specifically, one of the staff members Grace might be my favourite person ever ;)

Disliked: Nothing.

Customer would recommend this property

86% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
31 Dec 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Liked: Great all round hostel, great bar and restaurant next door. Would stay again. 10 min walk from OLD STREET station. Easy.

Customer would recommend this property

83% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 60%
83% Overall Rating

Anonymous
18 Dec 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: The location

Disliked: The little bathrooms

Customer would recommend this property

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