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The Dictionary Hostel, Shoreditch, London

10-20 Kingsland Road, London - London, England
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We welcome East London’s first boutique hostel – The Dictionary, Shoreditch.

We are so very proud, after almost a year of working non-stop and tirelessly, to bring you our very own first, independent hostel in a great location in Shoreditch, London – The Dictionary, Shoreditch.
Having worked for a large chain of hostels for almost a decade, owners Peter and Eliska Finlay have finally managed to find the perfect building in a vibrant, young and creative part of London. Shoreditch in East London, is set on the edge of the city and sits where East London meets Central London. Where the hostel is now there used to be an old veneer warehouse and has a wonderful industrial feel, although we have completely rewired and replumbed everything.

Translate is our cafe bar downstairs, cafe by day and bar by night with a chilled out vibe and we are all so enthusiastic and friendly and very eager to open our place up to you.

What will you get when you stay with The Dictionary, Shoreditch?
You will receive our very best attention to make sure that you have a brilliant stay with us. We want to impress you and we want to make you feel welcome. Our rooms range from shared dorms of 4 to 12 bed dorms and our private rooms consist of twins and doubles. All the rooms are en-suite and the beds all have lockable baskets underneath the bunks where you can store your luggage. There is free wi-fi for all our guests in our cafe and a tiny smoking courtyard just next to it.

If you need to know anything or have special requests, we’d be delighted to help. Email or call us.

Plenty of artists, creatives and buzz in Shoreditch, London, makes this area perfect for the young and fun-loving traveller. With no end to the choice of restaurants and bars, markets and shops you will love the edgy and enlessly stimulating vibe in Shoreditch.
We’re only bus trips away from the Tower of London, Oxford Street, Covent Garden and within walking distance of Spittalfields Market, the Geffrey Museum, Brick Lane and literally dozens of bars, clubs, boutique shops and markets. We are even near a couple of Banksy’s!
Hostel Conditions
We’re very laid-back and enthusiastic to help make your stay as lovely as possible.


Check In

from 14:00 to 24:00

Check Out

before 10:00


No curfew

Room Lockout

No lockout




Important To Know

No wheelchair access
Children NOT accepted
Private rooms age restriction: from 16 years to 35 years
Dorms age restriction: from 18 years to 35 years
Smoking policy: All rooms are NON smoking, smoking allowed only on dedicated areas
Animals NOT accepted

Terms and conditions

The property accepts the following credit card brands for balance payments: Visa, Mastercard, Visa Electron, American Express, JCB, Aura, Diners, Debit Cards.
The first night amount will be charged before the arrival otherwise the booking won't be guaranteed and the deposit will be lost. The charged amount is non-refundable.
Taxes included.
Other charges: £10 key deposit.

Free cancellation at least 24 hours before arrival date, first night of stay fee for late cancellation or no show

Each guest will need to provide a valid passport, European identity card or UK driving licence at check-in. We apologise but student ID cards will not be accepted.

You must bring the credit/debit card that you booked with, even if you wish to pay the balance in cash.

We are a hostel for backpackers and tourists - bookings from people resident in London will be accepted at the management’s discretion only.

You may be asked to provide proof of address, as an extra security precaution. Anyone who cannot provide such proof, when asked, will not be allowed to stay.

Under-18 year-olds must be accompanied by a responsible adult and booked into a room exclusively for their party’s use. Unfortunately, we cannot take anyone aged below 16.

Included Facilities and Services

Wi-Fi accessYES
Luggage storageYES
Security boxes / LockersYES
Laundry ServiceWith extra cost
Internet accessYES
Pickups / Shuttle from stationWith extra cost
Pickups / Shuttle from airportWith extra cost
Towels (private rooms)YES
Towels (dorms)5.00 GBP (per guest)
Bike RentalWith extra cost
Cable/Satellite TV (common areas)YES
Fridge (common areas)YES

Available Amenities

Games roomYES
Dining roomYES
Parking lotNO