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Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews
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Really nice staff, very cute trendy place, as a young 23 year old traveling by herself for the first time in a completely different country I felt right at home here. There was a bit of a mix up on when I was checking out but they helped fix the issue right away. Loved my experience here and it really... More 

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Los Angelss
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hostel was nice. It's a ten minute walk to the nearest underground station, which is fine, but based on other reviews I expected it to be right down the street from the hostel. Everyone I met was very friendly. They have a bag locker where you can drop your bags before check in, which was really nice. I would... More 

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Val d'Isere
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I always return to Dictionary, even after trying a number of hostels in London. It's the delightful staff, friendly people and awesome location that really sets it above other hostels. You are always greeted with a smile no matter what time of day or night, a helping hand or some recommendations is only a question away. Located in Shoreditch, a... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed here after not being happy with another hostel. Location was excellent, short walk to station, plus the pubs/clubs. Great kitchen, chill out room downstairs plus a cool bar and terrace. Special shout out to Ellie at the front counter, thank you for being freaking awesome!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I enjoyed my stay at the Dictionary hostel. Shoreditch, where the hostel was located, was a very young and vibrant area. This surrounding area was a very cool place to explore, with lots of new shops and restaurants. The nightlife was also very good. The hostel staff were awesome, very friendly and helpful. The hostel itself wasn't super clean and... More 

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Uttecht
1 review
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Trendy hostel in nice neighbourhood. Friendly people. But the room was very dusty, the curtain wouldn't close (reported it but nothing happened) and the shower was very bad. The water stopped running.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hostel is nice, it was good value a great location and my room and en suite were all very clean. I didn't get much sleep but that was due to someone running past my room at 3am shouting FIRE!! and my room mates getting up early, with lots of noise and turning all the lights on - not the... More 

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Vilnius
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Too much noise. Afer spending first night, slept 2 hours, cause had to get up early. Couldn't check out, according to that paid for one night for nothing as by my return, just found other place to stay and left your hostel

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was such a cool hostel, very chill and friendly people and the room was fine. There is a bar next to the hostel and I did not stay during the weekend but I slept very deeply in a quiet room! The location is perfect so go for it ;)

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Antwerp
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

The showers sometimes lost pressure completely, leaving you with a head full of shampoo. They were also so small that you couldn't rinse off your armpits. The wall outlets were too far down for you to charge your phone from the top of the bunk bed. The magnetic cards to open your room door only worked 50% of the time.

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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 

Additional Information about The Dictionary Hostel

Address: 10-20 Kingsland Road | Shoreditch, London E2 8DA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > East End / East London
Price Range: $23 - $144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Dictionary Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 200
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“Dont Go, stay somewhere else”
 of 5 bubbles GaryOmniverse, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for room W, it is very spacey and has good facilities”
 of 5 bubbles FredericSpurkis, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The rooms are stuffy and I couldn't sleep due to being so warm - I woke up with a headache.”
 of 5 bubbles ANDev_12, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“A room not facing the street.”
 of 5 bubbles ChrisMLP, 14 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Honestly you can choose any room - even the larger dorms will give you a good night's rest (with earplugs!)”
 of 5 bubbles OneFaro, 12 Aug 2016 | Read review
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