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The Dictionary Hostel

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Free daily buffet breakfast
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Double Shared | In-room safe, free WiFi
In-room safe, free WiFi
In-room safe, free WiFi

Overview of The Dictionary Hostel

The Dictionary Hostel

2.0 star property
Hostel with restaurant, near London Bridge

7.0/10 Good

177 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Shared kitchen
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
10-20 Kingsland Road, Shoreditch, London, England, E2 8DA

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In London City Centre
  • Tower of London - 29 min walk
  • London Bridge - 32 min walk
  • Tower Bridge - 33 min walk
  • St. Paul's Cathedral - 33 min walk
  • The Shard - 35 min walk
  • Liverpool Street - 9 min drive
  • Thames River - 11 min drive
  • Russell Square - 8 min drive
  • The British Museum - 17 min drive
  • Covent Garden Market - 9 min drive

Getting around

  • London (LCY-London City) - 27 min drive
  • London (STN-Stansted) - 42 min drive
  • London (LTN-Luton) - 47 min drive
  • Heathrow Airport (LHR) - 63 min drive
  • Gatwick Airport (LGW) - 82 min drive
  • Hoxton Station - 5 min walk
  • London Old Street Station - 10 min walk
  • London Haggerston Station - 16 min walk
  • Shoreditch High Street Overground Station - 8 min walk
  • Old Street Underground Station - 10 min walk
  • Liverpool Street Underground Station - 16 min walk


  • Di Stefano Coffee Shop - 2 min walk
  • The Red Lion - 2 min walk
  • Bulldog Edition - 3 min walk
  • Viet Hoa - 3 min walk
  • Red Dog Saloon - 3 min walk

About this property

The Dictionary Hostel

Featuring a rooftop terrace, The Dictionary Hostel puts you within a 10-minute drive of Tower Bridge. You can relax with a drink at the bar/lounge, and the coffee shop/cafe is the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat. Also, London Bridge and Tower of London are within a short drive. Fellow travellers like that it's only a short walk to public transportation: Shoreditch High Street Overground Station is 8 minutes away and Old Street Underground Station is 10 minutes.


English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 25 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 3 AM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (17 years old and younger) are not allowed
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No on-site parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning 8 AM–10 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area


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


  • Built in 2012
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace


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

Room amenities

Freshen up

  • Hairdryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Shared kitchen access
  • Stovetop


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Translate – This bar serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Happy hour is offered.

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Cash deposit: GBP 10.00 per stay


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
<p>This property accepts credit cards.</p>

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

Frequently asked questions

Does The Dictionary Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Dictionary Hostel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
Are pets allowed at The Dictionary Hostel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Dictionary Hostel?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at The Dictionary Hostel.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Dictionary Hostel?
You can check in from 2 PM - 3 AM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
Are there restaurants at or near The Dictionary Hostel?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant, Translate. Nearby restaurants include Cafe 12 (3-min walk), The Diner (4-min walk) and The Breakfast Club (4-min walk).
What's the area around The Dictionary Hostel like?
The Dictionary Hostel is in London City Centre, a short 8-minute walk from Shoreditch High Street Overground Station and 16 minutes' walk from Liverpool Street.







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Property conditions & facilities




4/10 Fair

It’s situated right near a busy street and a night club so it’s very noisy. I stayed during a heat wave and was on the third floor and there weren’t even shades for all of the windows to keep the sun out, so at night time it was so hot and muggy. Just overall not a very nice place to stay. Didn’t find the staff overly friendly either. But it was the cheapest accommodation I could find with short notice for my time, so I guess you get what you pay for. Had some regret I didn’t splash out a bit more and get a nicer hostel as I was very jet-lagged from my flight and needed some good rest.
Karissa, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amos, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Really nice hostel in a fun, trendy, and well-connected area. I’ve stayed numerous times and they recognize me from previous visits! I appreciate the staff members which always helped me out when asked. I also really liked that the shower and toilet were in the room itself.
Matthew, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Disappointing experience
Arrived around 3pm, there weren't any reception staff so we were told to come back later. We had booked a double/twin room and were unlucky it was a twin room. The floor was really duty, there was a previous guest's dirty t shirt and used tissues down the side of the bed, hairs in the shower and no bin. I've stayed here previously and had a very good experience so it's safe to say I'm disappointed.
2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Welcoming staff. The room I was in was in was big enough, although poorly insulated: we could hear the club downstairs until 1:30 am, squeaking beds... Not very clean place
Aude, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Good location
Lovely staff, free breakfast and good location. Bit of a party hostel though
1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Miles, 20-night trip
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6/10 Good

Just ok
Good location next to a lively area, but poor sound insulation, not so clean rooms and little to no privacy (no curtains around the beds for instance). The free breakfast was good though
Aude, 2-night trip
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4/10 Fair

One night a young couple sharing same 4 bed room where one of the two had a 1 bed booking, had sex most of the night, making enough noise which prevented me from sleeping, and next morning I was not feeling comfortable at work, because of that...
Alessandro, 3-night business trip
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2/10 Poor

TAN CHEE, 9-night business trip
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