The Dictionary Hostel, Shoreditch, London

Hostel in Clerkenwell, Shoreditch & Spitalfields

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The Dictionary Hostel in Shoreditch offers hostel accommodation in close proximity to public transport links to central London, with Old Street Underground Station less than a 10-minute walk away and Shoreditch High Street Overground station just 5 minutes away. Dormitories feature bunk beds with security lockers under each bed. Most rooms have shared use of an en-suite bathroom with shower, toilet and wash basin, and there is a well-equipped kitchen. Rooms listed as having a shared bathroom have communal bathroom facilities located outside the rooms. The downstairs late night bar is always bustling and has a vibrant atmosphere in the evening, with themed evenings, happy hour deals and a wide range of food, original cocktails and beers. In the day the vibe is more relaxed with a wide range of food and snacks on offer. The on-site cafe is open during the day and serves tea, speciality coffee, pastries and snacks. Guests get a 20% discount in both the cafe and bar at all times. A free basic breakfast is available each morning, including cereal, toast, tea and coffee. The Dictionary Hostel will store your luggage on the day of check-in/out free of charge while you go off and explore the capital. Getting to Oxford Street by public transport will take 25 minutes, or stay local and experience Shoreditch’s eclectic mix of bars, clubs, restaurants, galleries and independent shops. The hostel is just metres away from the busy Shoreditch High Street, one of London’s most popular areas for going out at night.

Important information

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.
Please inform The Dictionary Hostel, Shoreditch, London in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.
For security reasons, each guest must provide a valid ID to check in. These include passports, EU identity cards or UK driving licenses. Student ID cards are not accepted.

This property cannot accommodate guests under 18 years of age.

The Dictionary Hostel does not accept third party bookings for individuals and, as such, please ensure that you can produce at check-in the credit/debit card with which you have made your booking.

A GBP 5 key deposit per key card is required at check-in. This deposit is refunded upon check-out and return of the key card. This deposit is required to be paid in cash.

Features of The Dictionary Hostel, Shoreditch, London


  • Parking
  • Terrace
  • Internet services
  • Library
  • Wifi
  • Sun terrace
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Shared kitchen
  • Lockers
  • Shared lounge/tv area
  • Adult only
  • Wifi available in all areas
  • Board games/puzzles

Food and drink

  • Bar


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Luggage storage
  • Daily maid service


  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Atm/cash machine on site


  • Free WiFi available