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The Dictionary Hostel London
The Dictionary Hostel London
The Dictionary Hostel London
The Dictionary Hostel London
The Dictionary Hostel London
The Dictionary Hostel London
The Dictionary Hostel London

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7.2

Very good

100 reviews

100 reviews

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8

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Exceptional for walking
Parking
Available
Walkable places
Herbal

10 m

Catch

20 m

No-One

50 m

Dreambagsjaguarshoes

50 m

George & Dragon

70 m

Popular landmarks
Tower of London

2.2 km

Tower Bridge

2.5 km

The British Museum

3.5 km

London Eye

4.0 km

National Gallery

4.0 km

Closest landmarks
Bar Kick

70 m

On the Rocks

100 m

Red Lion

180 m

Mother Bar

190 m

333 Club

190 m

The Dictionary Hostel London

20 Kingsland Road, Shoreditch, London, United Kingdom, E2 8DA - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in Shoreditch, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous London Eye. As an added bonus, restaurant is provided on-site to conveniently serve your needs.

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Highlights

440 meters to public transportation

Front desk [24-hour]

Inside city center

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Daily housekeeping

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Car park [on-site]

Restaurants

Kitchen

Coffee shop

Bar

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in London every 1 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.5
Distance to city center3.8 km
Location rating8.0
Nearest airportLondon City Airport (LCY)
Distance to airport9.2 km

Rooms available at The Dictionary Hostel London

1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Double Room - Female Only
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  • Room size: 7 m²/75 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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A Bed in All-Female Dormitory Bedroom
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Double
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  • Room size: 7 m²/75 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Twin Room
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  • Non-smoking
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • City view
  • Shower
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1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • City view
  • Shower
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Shared Dormitory, Women only, Ensuite (1bed in 6beds dormitory)
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  • Shower
  • Shared bathroom
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at The Dictionary Hostel London?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to The Dictionary Hostel London?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, The Dictionary Hostel London has a car park right on site for maximum convenience.

Is breakfast offered at The Dictionary Hostel London?

Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at The Dictionary Hostel London. Adults can enjoy breakfast at no additional charge. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hostel.

What are my dining options at The Dictionary Hostel London?

The Dictionary Hostel London features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

What is the smoking policy at The Dictionary Hostel London?

The Dictionary Hostel London does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to The Dictionary Hostel London?

The closest train, metro, or bus station to The Dictionary Hostel London is Hoxton Train Station, 440 m away.

What restaurants are nearby The Dictionary Hostel London?

The Dictionary Hostel London’s neighborhood is Shoreditch which includes popular restaurants such as Gloria, The Bike Shed and Real Greek.

What popular shopping places are close to The Dictionary Hostel London?

The Dictionary Hostel London is located in Shoreditch area which features shopping places such as Rivington Place, Lux Centre and Buggies & Bikes.

What are popular attractions near The Dictionary Hostel London?

The Dictionary Hostel London’s location in the Shoreditch neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Hoxton Square, White Cube Gallery Hoxton Sq and Museum of the Home.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to The Dictionary Hostel London?

The Dictionary Hostel London’s nearby natural sights include River Lea Navigation, Middlesex Filter Beds Nature Reserve and Woodberry Wetlands located in the same Shoreditch area.

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What people love about The Dictionary Hostel London

  • 8.4

    Excellent
    Location

    "Great location for traveler East London, Friendly staff, free breakfast"

    Gayeon

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    July 5, 2022

  • 7.2

    Very good
    Location

    "Good breakfast and a good location."

    Juan

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    June 6, 2022

  • 7.6

    Very good
    Bathroom

    "The toilet inside the room was good: clean and spatious!"

    Diyary

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    June 2, 2022

Property ranking|Compared to 6,079 London properties
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Value for money score
7.5/10
Room comfort score
5.6/10
Service score
7.8/10
Location score
8/10
Better than
93
%
of London properties
Better than
93
%
of London properties
Better than
92
%
of London properties
Better than
91
%
of London properties
Overall rating:

7.2

Very good
100 reviews
Cleanliness
6.4
Facilities
6.7
Location
8.0
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More about The Dictionary Hostel London

More about The Dictionary Hostel London

The Dictionary Hostel London

See the best of London with a stay at The Dictionary Hostel London, which puts you right in the city center amidst the many sights and landmarks. With its convenient location, you can easily access to the city's must-see destinations. Go beyond the touristy and get deeper into the offerings of London with a stay at The Dictionary Hostel London, located merely 3.9 km from London Eye.
The Dictionary Hostel London provides a range services and amenities to help make your stay more comfortable. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. If you plan to arrive by car, you'll appreciate the hostel's available parking, right on-site. The hostel provides front desk services such as luggage storage and safety deposit boxes for guests' convenience.
If you need, the ticket service and tours can even help you book tickets and reservations at all the best shows and programs nearby. For lazy days and nights, in-room conveniences like room service and daily housekeeping let you make the most of your room. Please be advised that smoking is not allowed in the hostel to allow cleaner air for all guests. Smoking is limited to designated areas only, for the health and well-being of all guests and staff.
Feel right at home during your stay at The Dictionary Hostel London. Some rooms are equipped with linen service and blackout curtains for your convenience. The hostel also offers bottled water, a coffee or tea maker, instant coffee and instant tea in some rooms for when you feel like it is needed. Knowing that bathroom amenities play an important role in increasing guests' satisfaction, the hostel provides toiletries and towels in some select rooms.


Dining and things to do

Nothing starts a morning better than a delicious breakfast, which you can always enjoy in-house at The Dictionary Hostel London. Everyone loves a good cup of coffee! A coffee shop on-site means you can enjoy a cup of real, freshly brewed coffee every morning -- or anytime you feel like it. If you don't feel like going out to eat, you can always opt for the delicious dining options at the hostel. A night in at the hostel's bar can be as fun as a night out with your travel companions.
Guests who prefer to make their own meals will love the in-house shared kitchen available here.
Never let a day go wasted when you're at The Dictionary Hostel London with all the activities and facilities provided. Have fun with your friends or family, or even meet new people at the library and shared lounge and TV area.


Around the property

The Dictionary Hostel London provides an excellent base for exploring the sights of London in-depth. Engage in the city's best art at The British Museum located 3.5 km away, where you can learn about the local art scene and buy original works. Get a photograph of yourself in front of Tower of London located 2.1 km away, a must-see for anyone visiting London.


Reasons to stay here

Rooms don't get much cheaper than here, being less than 96% of the city's accommodation.
This hostel beats 93% of accommodations in the city on value for money.
Know you'll get excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining above 94% of the city's accommodation.

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Amenities and facilities

Good
Facilities

6.7

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

3 mentions

Internet

2 mentions

Languages spoken
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Ticket services
  • Tours
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurants
  • Room service
  • Shared kitchen
Services and conveniences
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
Access
  • Buzzer/wireless intercom
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Pets allowed
Getting around
  • Car park [on-site]
Available in all rooms
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe box
  • Linens
  • Private bathroom
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower
  • Wi-Fi [free]

Food and dining

Breakfast options
  • Continental

Location

20 Kingsland Road, Shoreditch, London, United Kingdom, E2 8DA
Excellent
Location

8

Airports
  • London City Airport (LCY)
    9.2 km 27 min drive
  • Heathrow Airport (LHR)
    26.8 km 1.0 hour drive
Public transportation
  • Hoxton Train Station
    440 m 8 min walk
  • Shoreditch High Street
    520 m
Hospital or clinic
  • EC1 Dental Practice
    250 m
Shopping
  • Camden Market
    4.9 km
Convenience store
  • Tesco Express
    830 m 5 min drive
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM
    10 m 1 min walk

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • Tower of London
    2.2 km
  • Tower Bridge
    2.5 km
  • The British Museum
    3.5 km
  • London Eye
    4.0 km
  • National Gallery
    4.0 km
  • Big Ben
    4.4 km
  • Buckingham Palace
    5.3 km
  • Madame Tussauds London
    5.4 km
  • V&A - Victoria and Albert Museum
    7.4 km
  • Natural History Museum
    7.6 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Herbal
    10 m
  • Catch
    20 m
  • No-One
    50 m
  • Dreambagsjaguarshoes
    50 m
  • George & Dragon
    70 m
  • Bar Kick
    70 m
  • On the Rocks
    100 m
  • Shoreditch Town Hall
    110 m
  • Cargo
    150 m
  • Hoxton Boutique
    160 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

Minimum age of guests is: 18 year(s).

Others
  • Guests must provide a valid form of government regulated identification (eg. passport, ID card, driver’s license, etc.) upon check-in.

    Guests must bring the credit/debit card that was used for booking.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until10:00
  • Reception open until00:00
Getting around
  • Distance from city center3.8 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)30
Extras
  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)0 GBP
  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 GBP
The property
  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of floors3
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 25
  • Room voltage230
  • Year property opened2012
  • Most recent renovation2013
Parking
  • Daily parking fee0 GBP

Reviews of The Dictionary Hostel London from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
7.2
/
10
Cleanliness6.4
Facilities6.7
Location8.0
Room comfort and quality5.6
Service7.8
Value for money7.5
High score for London
Rating
9+ Exceptional (13)
8-9 Excellent (6)
7-8 Very Good (14)
6-7 Good (5)
<6 Below Expectation (16)
Time of the year
Mar - May (16)
Jun - Aug (13)
Sep - Nov (11)
Dec - Feb (14)
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Showing 54 verified guest comments
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10.0
Exceptional
COLIN from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 7 nights in May 2020

This place is very central. The staff are fabulous. Very easy going. Nice kitchen. Lovely room s. ”

The staff are very friendly. A very laid back place to stay. The rooms are very clean and nice. Very nice kitchen. The area is very lively, so if you don’t like noise. This is not the place for you. This is one of the best hostel s. I have been to. Would definitely recommend it.

Reviewed May 30, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Thomas from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Bed in 12-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 6 nights in January 2022

Bottomburb”

Clean, comfortable, great location, a kitchen with everything you need and a breakfast every morning but above all the staff were fantastic and the owner’s a nice lady. Thanks guys 🙏

Reviewed February 01, 2022

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9.6
Exceptional
Iris from Malaysia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

Hostel just in front of a bus stop”

A short walk to Brick Lane and many clubs/pubs around the hostel so might be a little noisy at night especially weekend. Nothing to pick about.

Reviewed May 19, 2019

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7.6
Very good
Diyary from Netherlands
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in June 2022

good enough”

I stayed at the hostel for 1 night. in a room with 4 beds. the room was quite tight and confined, but the bed was actuall good, omfortable and clean. The toilet inside the room was good: clean and spatious! I didnt use the bathroom. it all depends then on the other guests if they let you relax or not. in my case, they were 3 polite friends, but made some noise without considering me being asleep (in the afternoon) because i was tired. The lobby is small but I found it cosy actually. The kitchen didnt look good and super confined! but acceptable! Do not count on the breakfast. For m، it was nothing, but I had a nice conversation with other guests. Now, the best part: The location. I really liked because it is in the heart of Shoreditch where dozens of pubs and restaurants lie around. it may not be good if you look for a relaxed night. But I found it good.

Reviewed June 03, 2022

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8.8
Excellent
Katrine from Denmark
Solo traveler
Bed in 8-Bed Female Dormitory Room
Stayed 2 nights in April 2022

Great!”

Great location with everything you need

Reviewed May 23, 2022

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8.8
Excellent
Virág from Hungary
Solo traveler
Bed in 8-Bed Female Dormitory Room
Stayed 4 nights in June 2022

Excellent”

Very kind staff🥰

Reviewed June 22, 2022

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8.4
Excellent
Gayeon from South Korea
Solo traveler
Bed in 8-Bed Female Dormitory Room
Stayed 3 nights in June 2022

Excellent”

Great location for traveler East London, Friendly staff, free breakfast

Reviewed July 05, 2022

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7.2
Very good
Sungmin from South Korea
Solo traveler
1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in January 2022

Some bad things, but still ideal option to stay.”

This hostel is located quite far from both underground and overground stations, so It might be tough to reach there by walking with heavy luggage. There is a lot of noise at night cause It is located in the middle of bars and clubs. Besides the above things, This hostel will be the ideal option for travelling alone. All staffs are kind basically, Rooms are clean it is very old building though. Most of all, If you like to enjoy the nightlife, this place, Shoreditch is the best place to stay.

Reviewed February 25, 2022

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7.2
Very good
Chrissie from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in October 2019

Very good”

Price was good. There’s a bar under the hostel so it was quite noisy even late at night but the location is ideal for people who are looking into the party scene at Shoreditch. It’s also close to a Catholic Church which was convenient. There’s also a bus stop right outside. There was only 1 open shower tho. The doors of the other showers were locked for the entire duration of my stay. Plugs were also quite limited.

Reviewed October 11, 2019

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6.4
Good
Carles
Solo traveler
1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 5 nights in March 2019

Very dirty and run down”

It was filthy. There is dust and dirt everywhere. They need to hire proper cleaners, because that is accumulated dirt over years. With a piece of wet toilet paper i made a test on the door frame and it came completely back - and I have pictures of this -. Shower full of mold, smelling disgusting, again, lack of cleaning and ventilation. Location is great, price is alright, but they don't honor what it says in their website that if you book through them directly will be cheaper - , free breakfast and super friendly staff, specially Farid (Fahrid?). They will do renovations soon, so hopefully they improve the cleaning.

Reviewed April 21, 2019

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7.2
Very good
Eoghan from Ireland
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in March 2022

Cheap and great location ”

Rooms wernt very clean.

Reviewed April 04, 2022

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7.2
Very good
Juan from Denmark
Couple
Bed in 12-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 3 nights in May 2022

Pretty good cost-benefit ”

Everything was ok. Good breakfast and a good location.

Reviewed June 06, 2022

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6.4
Good
Marek from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in March 2019

Average hostel in nice area but hard to sleep”

There is no input socket close to your bed, and on the weekends is horrible noice at night hard to sleep. Room is big quite comfortable

Reviewed March 08, 2019

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6.0
Ferenc from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in July 2022

Not the best hostel, in london”

Disrespectful, arrogant staff, dirty kitchen. I shockingly experienced the house keeper not changing the bedsheets just sprayed it with some fabric freshener.

Reviewed July 08, 2022

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6.4
Good
Tvrtko from Croatia
Solo traveler
A Bed in All-Female Dormitory Bedroom
Stayed 1 night in July 2019

Good”

Check out at 10am is way too early

Reviewed August 02, 2019

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5.2
dominique from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in June 2018

Above average”

This place is okay but a particular staff member acts like he owns the place...he's middle-aged with a beard. He's in real need of some re-training

Reviewed January 02, 2019

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3.6
Una from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in February 2020

Not Great”

The place stinks of BO in all the rooms, no ventilation at all, staff are rude on the front desk, avoid if you can

Reviewed July 06, 2021

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2.8
Uma from Portugal
Solo traveler
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in February 2020

Awful ”

So unhygienic you will be staying with homeless people here if you don't book a female dorm. Avoid if possible

Reviewed July 10, 2021

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3.2
Uma from Portugal
Solo traveler
Stayed 3 nights in February 2020

Awful ”

So bad stay away

Reviewed July 22, 2021

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2.0
Uma from Portugal
Business traveler
Stayed 1 night in February 2020

Terrible ”

It's not clean, no air con in the room, bathrooms dirty, no lift you have to drag luggage up the stairs. Staff on front desk should not be working in hospitality

Reviewed July 10, 2021

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