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St Christopher's at Winston Hotel
2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Warmoesstraat 129, 1012 JA Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Red Light District)   |  
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Ranked #27 of 175 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
San Francisco, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great spot - will stay again”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

we ended up staying at St. Christophers after finding out Flying Pig was fully booked. What a great backup plan - this place was great. Phenomenal bar, atmosphere, perfect location, great rooms. clean and friendly - looking forward to another stay!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Well this place was jumping from dusk till dawn. Right in the centre of Amsterdam, 5 mins walk from Central Station. Room was awesome. We was lucky enough to get an Artist's room. All the walls was covered in amazing drawings. Hotel was clean, great deals on drinks for residents.

We will be back.

Room Tip: Mention that you heard they have some funky rooms. thats what we did and it worked :D
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Richard P, Manager at St Christopher's at Winston Hotel, responded to this review, September 25, 2013
Great to see you enjoyed your stay with us Mark, and it's good to see you made the most of the special drinks promos that we offer our guests. Out of curiosity, which room did you stay in? All over our rooms are actually decorated individually by travelling artists and emerging local designers : )
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013 via mobile

The hostel itself is fine. Staff are nice etc but its way too loud. Ridiculous how loud it is. I wouldnt stay here again for that reason. We stayed on the 3rd level at the front. Every hour church bells go off, people are screaming at all hours of the night, rubbish trucks, the bass from the club. Might be better at the back of the hostel

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Richard P, Manager at St Christopher's at Winston Hotel, responded to this review, September 25, 2013
Hey Julia. Thanks for taking the time to leave us a little review.
Due to the fact that we are located right in the heart of all the action in Amsterdam, we can appreciate that things can get a little bit hectic out on the streets at times - especially over the weekend. But, our reception team always offer free earplugs to those guests who are particularly light sleepers, and we have no problem trying to move people rooms if that it what they wish.
We trust you enjoyed your visit to the city regardless.
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

We are 21 and 22 years old and we travelled in the summer time. We wanted a place where young people stay, that was busy at night time, had a greta bar and it was easy to meet people. This was definately the perfect hostel for what we wanted. We are so glad we listened to people who told us to stay here.
It is right in the heart of the red light district which is actually so safe at night time. We are two young girls who didnt feel unsafe at all in this area and had no problems walking back to the hostel after nights out as it is so close and central to everything and is always busy at night during this time of year.
The private room with an ensuite is extremely comfortable. The bathroom is extremely small and the shower isnt that greta but it is so worth it for the atmosphere of the hostel.
The bar downstairs has awesome food and is great for meeting people and not to mention the drinks are SO CHEAP.
The reception staff are incredibly helpful and great to talk to. It is on the most famous street for cafes and is close to bakeries, restaurants and bars. I would absolutely recommend this place and would never stay anywhere else when we come back to Amsterdam.
AMAZING HOSTEL FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Richard P, Manager at St Christopher's at Winston Hotel, responded to this review, September 25, 2013
Hey girls,
It's really great that you felt safe in Amsterdam. Sometimes the city is unfairly branded with a bad reputation and we're glad to see that you were phased by that.
Safe travels ; )
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Saint John, Canada
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25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

This hostel is located right in the red light district. It takes no time to walk there from the train station, and is really close to everything (including Dam Square). The directions on the website are a bit off though. It tells you to make a right at a store that no longer exists, but if you follow their directions to "turn right at the Chikita Shop" and find that there's no Chikita shop, don't fret. If you follow the directions they list on the site, still turn right onto Warmostraat and you'll find it (if you've walked past the Condomerie, you've gone too far.

The red light district is lively and there's a lot going on, all hours of the day and night. I walked home at night a few times, and there were a few shady, creepy men who made comments or tried talking to me/walking me to my hostel, but I think that can happen in any city.

The room I had was a 8 bed mixed dorm. It was relatively clean and the beds were comfortable. The shower was awful, though. When you showered, it went everywhere.

Its close to the location of the free walking tour (Dam Square, 1 minute walk). It's also close to Damrak, which is where I needed to be for a windmill tour.

My one criticism is the front desk staff. There was 1 guy who was really nice when I checked in, but otherwise, the rest of them were pretty terrible. They rushed you through, seemed irritated if you came by with a question, and generally were pretty useless. The bar staff couldn't have been more friendly and helpful though!

I would stay here again, just for the location.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Richard P, Manager at St Christopher's at Winston Hotel, responded to this review, September 25, 2013
Hey Erin,
Great detailed review you've left us here. Lots of things for us to consider. We've already made a few amendments based on your recommendations and our maintenance boys quickly tackled that shower issue you wrote about.
We're going to write to you privately about your comments regarding our front desk staff though.
Good to see that you enjoyed your stay with us, and it's true that we do have a very central location.
All the best,
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Northport, New York
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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

The location is awesome, right in the center of tons of bars and restaurants, around the corner from the red light district, quick walk to the square where most tours meet.
My friend and I stayed in the two person room on the 5th floor, and there was no AC- which is no big deal, but the noise from the street carries up and it can be pretty loud. I never made it to breakfast because they shut it down at the exact time they say they're going to.
The bar was busy at night and was a great way to meet new people. The beer garden is really nice. There is wifi in two areas of the hotel.
The staff was really friendly and welcoming.
The beds were clean and comfortable.
Some negatives- the shower door was broken, tiny bathroom (I got water all over the place just brushing my teeth), and the garbage wasn't emptied when we arrived.

Room Tip: ask to have a room overlooking the courtyard for a quieter room
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Richard P, Manager at St Christopher's at Winston Hotel, responded to this review, September 25, 2013
We've made sure to pass on your kind comments about our staff to them directly. Makes their day when they know that they've made a lasting impression on our guests : )
And, it's good to see you got a good night's rest. Nothing's more important when you've a busy day exploring Amsterdam ahead of you. Pity you missed breakie though. If you ask our staff we usually have leftover fruit and eggs and stuff that we can leave out for those guests who snooze through their alarms.
Thanks for pointing us in the direction of those bathroom issues. You'll be happy to know that's all taken care of now.
Take care
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Avon, Indiana
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116 reviews 116 reviews
30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

I love st christophers this was my second time using this company and always look for them when I'm in Europe. Great location, close to train station and city center. Enjoyed the free walking tour. And was close to the location where I picked up the windmill day tour the next day. Had a free breakfast cheap and clean rooms and just can't say enough about how great this company is. Front desk so helpful in showing you anything you wanted to know on the map. Internet went down for a bit the first day but they apologized and it was fixed by the time I was back that night.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Warmoesstraat 129, 1012 JA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Red Light District
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Bar / Lounge Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #27 of 175 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — St Christopher's at Winston Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 69
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