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During my stay in London in December, I got to check out one of the coolest hostels in East London – The Dictionary Hostel. Only a 10-minute walk from the tube Old Station, The Dictionary Hostel offers cosy accommodation with a trendy twist.
I stayed in 10 bed mixed dorm which even featured a… swing! I never thought I would stay in a hostel dorm that has a swing in it. The room was big enough, so you weren’t n each other’s faces even though it was a 10-bed dorm. The bed was super comfortable so all in all a great room! The dictionary offers a range of rooms including 4,6,8, 10,16 dorms (mixed and female) as well as double rooms.
Although the building is small The Dictionary has great facilities including a kitchen, chill out room and a joint coffee shop, restaurant and bar. Next door there is a coffee shop as well as a restaurant where if you show your hostel card you will get 20% off your bill. I can highly recommend the eggs benedict! At night the restaurant turns into a bar with great deals on drinks and overall a lively place to party.
The hostel also offers a free breakfast which includes toast and a selection of spreads as well as a range of cereals.
The Dictionary Hostel is in East London, which in my opinion, is in the best part of London. You will find some of the best nightlife in this area as well as unique vintage markets and fantastic food trucks. It’s only a 10-minute walk to Brick Lane which is famous for its abundance of curry houses. Make sure you visit brick lane on a Sunday and check out the food hall at the Upmarket. There are food stalls from around the world and some of the best international dishes I have tasted! Old Street tube station is only a 10-minute walk from here which gives you great links to other parts of London quickly.
The price of The Dictionary is very affordable too. For a 16 bed dorm, you will pay £15. If you would like a double room, then prices start at £100.
Overall, I really enjoyed my time at the Dictionary hostel and I have even recommended it as one of the best hostels in London! If you would like to book a bed, then make sure you use the links below to do so.
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