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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 1 week ago

The dorm is so noisy. Ppl in and out shouting and having loud conversation even after 12midnight. the staff doesnt seem to welcome guest. i feel lost all the time. infact some of the staff doesnt even care to smile to me.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hostel is situated in a great area with loads of bars, restaurants nearby (Boxpark and Brick Lane are around the corner). The staff are friendly and the rooms decent if a little cramped and they do a free breakfast which is always a bonus. Negatives include the lack of power outlets in the rooms, as a suggestion I'd like...

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DictionaryHostel, Manager at The Dictionary Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking time to leave us some feedback. Always appreciated! We are working on having a plug next to every bed so should no longer be a problem soon ;) We have fixed the problem with the water and the showers, we are sorry it was an inconvenience during your stay. We are glad you enjoyed the...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved my time here good people good times. Laid back and friendly atmosphere. A sew On my way! Location if you like to party 🎉 and also if you love pho (which I do) highly recommended. Aloud to byob in and drink with fellow travelers which is always a plus and strong wifi through out. Coffee shop and bar attached...

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DictionaryHostel, Manager at The Dictionary Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, Isn't this area one of London best?! So happy you could enjoy it fully. Thank you for leaving us review. Hope to see you soon!

Baienfurt
Reviewed 1 week ago

+ The hostel is pretty cheap, quite central and with a good connection to the underground and bus. + Lots of Young and chilled People. + lots of bars and Pubs to go out at night are close-by. - I stayed in a room with 16 People. so unsurprisingly it can be smelly and noisy in the nights due to...

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DictionaryHostel, Manager at The Dictionary Hostel, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for taking time to leave a few words. Yes, we are in a great area! We offer free earplugs at reception just in case you share a dorm with snoring roommates. Come back soon and give one of our smaller dorm a try ;)

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My first time in a hostel! It was very inviting and nice people from all over the world! I would try and book one of the larger rooms the 4-6 beds can be a bit crowded but a great price none-the-less! I would most definitely stay here again!

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DictionaryHostel, Manager at The Dictionary Hostel, responded to this review

Hi, your first stay in a hostel! Glad we made a first good impression. Hostels are a great way to travel and discover cities! Let people know about it ;)

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Place is a little bit far from city centre, however, if you love to wander around a place like me, I think it's better than living in city centre. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Rooms are clean, but lack of sockets (this is really inconvenient!). The free breakfast is good enough for me to start my day! With...

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DictionaryHostel, Manager at The Dictionary Hostel, responded to this review

Hiya, Yes, you are right, East London is a great area. We planned on having a socket per bed very soon. Thank you for mentioning our lovely staff. We wish you great trips in the future!

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy to book, easy to arrive by public transit, fun atmosphere. We booked at the last minute and weren't able to enjoy the bar, but it sounded like a lively place. The front desk was very helpful in directing us to the correct bus when we checked out early in the morning.

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DictionaryHostel, Manager at The Dictionary Hostel, responded to this review

Hi, So it was sweet and work? Thank for leaving us a review. Come back soon. You really have to enjoy the bar ;)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So I was woken up by my 3 Austrian roommates who came back from the club at 6AM. One of my roommates brought back a girl (not staying at the hostel) and I couldn't go back to sleep over the sound of them having sex 6 feet away from me. I got up, brushed my teeth, packed my stuff and...

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DictionaryHostel, Manager at The Dictionary Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your feedback. Things do go wrong sometimes. We apologise for the way your complaint was handled. We have talked to our staff members, to make sure we handle much better this kind of unfortunate situations. Things do go wrong from time to time and we value your input and always endeavour to improve.

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hostel is near to Old street Tube and Liverpool Street Tube station. Walking distance apprx 10 mins and 15 mins. It's around 16-20 mins walk to Shoreditch famous Bricklane. I stayed in a 6 bed mixed dorm. The room and bed is average. Heating was okay. Toilet is alright but showering water is relatively cold. The power plugs are...

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DictionaryHostel, Manager at The Dictionary Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, We always appreciate some feedback from our guests. Thank you for taking time to write this. Our hostel is very well located ;) as you could see. We'll make sure soon everyone has a socket next to their bed. About the water, we are happy to let you know, the problem has been solved ;) We wish you a...

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Poorly maintained backpackers hostel....this hostel is good,if you wish to just have a bed to sleep ..... Friendly staff and quite handy with check-in and check-outs ... Maintenance need to be improved a lot... After checked in ,,,,the bed contained hair and crushed bedsheets ... Un-flushed toilet sink with blue tissue paper in it... Felt really bad and had a...

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DictionaryHostel, Manager at The Dictionary Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your feedback. We are glad our staff could help you. Phew! We clean from 10 am to 2 pm, don't be shy if extra cleaning is required. We are for that. To make sure you have a great time with us. We value your input and always endeavour to improve. Best wishes ;)

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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 

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Address: 10-20 Kingsland Road | Shoreditch, London E2 8DA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > East End / East London
Price Range: $26 - $137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Dictionary Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 200
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