Guest Interview – Seb

8 Jan , 2018 The Dictionary Hostel

We love our guests – you guys are the best(s). Really.

So we thought it would be fun to shine a light on YOU. Find out who you are, what makes you tick, and how we ended up in your company!

This week, we caught up with Seb. He is from Bristol and commutes to London for work as a freelance television researcher for science documentaries. He’ll stay at the hostel for part of the week while he is working to help ease his commute.

How long have you been staying at The Dictionary?

A little over a year.

How did you hear about us?

I conducted research on hostels that were conveniently located to my office and The Dictionary was perfect. Originally, I was planning to do a hostel tour, but I landed here and never felt like go further afield. I have made solid friends here and the area is great!

Why hosteling?

I did not want to stay on my friends’ couches and take advantage of them. I was looking for somewhere with a social element. Cost was also an obvious factor. I naturally gravitated to hosteling.

What are your favourite things to do around the Shoreditch?

Wednesday nights at The Blues Kitchen, they have a great band that plays and it is for free! They also serve great food during the day. The kebab shop around the corner is amazing. They make a home- made chilli sauce, which is an important touch to me.

Favourite room at the hostel?

There are positives about every room. Room T is one of my favourite rooms as it is a big room with lots of natural lighting, shelves and outlets for every bed, and plenty of storage space.

Which staff member has the best playlist?

Stefano, definitely! We started a weekly music exchange as I love everything he plays!

Most memorable experience at The Dictionary Hostel?

During my first week at the hostel, someone tried to cook a pizza still in the box.

Any tips for fellow hostelers?

You should always carry a good padlock and not the kind you can find in a Christmas cracker! A sensible lock!

Do not base your choice to stay at a hostel solely on the price tag, have an understanding of what hosteling is about. Does hosteling work for you?