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“Love the winston” 4 of 5 stars
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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 186 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Love the winston”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Love it here so funky and fresh and a great base to explore the surrounding cafes and nightlife!
Came years ago and just been back recently on a short break, would definitely recommend to open minded travellers!

  • Stayed February 2015, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tom N, Front Office Manager at St Christopher's at Winston Hotel, responded to this review, 3 days ago
Thanks a lot for coming back and for leaving us a good review! We hope you'll choose us as your base again next time you come to Amsterdam! - St. Christopher's at The Winston
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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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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

St Christopher's seem to be the best chain of hostels for backpackers across Europe, St Christophers at Winston is located right in the middle of all the action. Entering the hostel you are greeted by the always-happening Belushi bar, they serve some great burgers. The dorms and bathrooms are quite clean, really warm during the winters though, towels and a bathroom kit are provided for free. One thing that was really annoying throughout my stay there was the bartender - Steven, he seemed to be really efficient at his job, but at the same time was really rude and annoying, other than that, it's a great hostel- just try to avoid this bartender and you'll love your stay here.

  • Stayed February 2015, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Tom N, Front Office Manager at St Christopher's at Winston Hotel, responded to this review, yesterday
Thank you very much for your review! We're pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay and that you thought it was almost perfect. We are, however, sorry to read that the interaction between you and one of our bartenders wasn't what you would've hoped and expected. Though this bartender has a strong Scottish accent and could easily be misunderstood, we will have a chat in order to hear the other side of the story, and provide additional training where needs be. Thank you for your feedback! - St. Christopher's at The Winston
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

7 of my friends and I stayed at the Winston for three nights (Friday-Sunday) we had a mixed dorm room on the ground floor and we loved it!! The rooms were clean, the food was excellent and the bar staff were amazing! We really didn't have any trouble with noise and quite enjoyed the breakfast. The location is great, very central. I would highly recommend staying at the Winston, we absolutely loved our stay and will 100% be back!!!

Stayed February 2015, traveled with friends
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Tom N, Front Office Manager at St Christopher's at Winston Hotel, responded to this review, 3 days ago
Thank you very much for such good feedback! Great to see that you had such a good time, and of course we are thrilled to see that you'll definitely be back some day! - St. Christopher's at The Winston
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Manaus, AM
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is amazing and cheap! Well placed, cheerfull, just amazing! Go there and dont regret! And be greated by the awsome wall paints hanging there!

Also...breakfest!? Really? On a hostel!? You just cant go wrong here.

  • Stayed February 2015, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tom N, Front Office Manager at St Christopher's at Winston Hotel, responded to this review, 6 days ago
Thanks for the compliments! Glad you enjoyed it! - St. Christopher's at The Winston
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at The Winston for 3 nights (Tuesday-Friday). We had a double room on the 7th floor. It was clean, spacious and the artwork was fun! (A big butterfly!) The bed was very comfortable. The only downside was being at the front of the building meant it was very noisy at night, the noise from the street was very loud. However we still managed to get a good nights sleep despite this. The staff were all very friendly and we enjoyed the breakfast each morning. The location is great, very central. Overall I would highly recommend staying at the Winston, it's fantastic value for money. :)

Stayed February 2015
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Tom N, Front Office Manager at St Christopher's at Winston Hotel, responded to this review, 1 week ago
We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us, and that you appreciated pretty much everything. We are indeed in the very center of the city, which means that sometimes it can be a bit loud. Please note that we offer free ear plugs at reception, which might just see you through an extra few hours of sleep. We hope you'll stay again! - St. Christopher's at The Winston
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Me and a friend stayed here early February 2015, and we booked two beds in a mixed 6 dorm room. We checked in at 2 after a few drinks in the bar, to be told our room was unusable becuase of a maintenance problem. We were then upgraded into a twin room, which consisted of two beds (good size and comfortable) a shower and a toilet, which is all we wanted for a one nighter in Amsterdam.

Location wise it was perfect. Right by the shops of amsterdam, a 3 minute walk to the red light district, and a 15 minute walk away from Amsterdam central.

The en suite was small, but you can expect anything else for the price. Shower was good, powerful and most importantly HOT!! The radiator was off when we entered the room, and we put it on and it warmed up in no time. Decoration on the walls was a graffiti style, and there were also more guests writing on the walls which was strangely comforting. Our room overlooked the windows of the club next door, so we could do some 'window shopping' (if you know what I mean) without even leaving the room.

Lockers were avalible for 3 euros a day, and were very high tech. We used them before we checked in, as check in was 14:00, and we wanted to see the sights of Amsterdam.

The Bar was rammed, a little overpriced for my liking but there were lots of exclusive deals you get when you book a room. We used the 2 for 1 bottles of beer (Becks) probably more than we should have, but then when the deal stopped at 21:00 we then went out to find somewhere else. Bottle of Becks was 5 euros after the deal, and vodka you're looking around 6 - 8 euros including a mixer. The Bar had a great smoking section, and had alot of music playing and there was a very good vibe around. We ordered some Chips, and for 3 euros they were phenomenal. Good portion size, and very tasty.

When we returned from our night out at 04:00am we were greeted by a night porter, who kindly made us a few glasses of water which really was needed. Very polite, and even had a chat with us when the alcohol was talking for us.

Only thing I would change about the hostel, is that checkout was 11:00. When you go out the night before, 11:00 is a bit early to even leave the bed let alone the hostel. We weren't even offered a late check out, and we happily would have paid. We were a little late checking out due to feeling 'under the weather' but they were fine with it, they simply just knocked and polity asked us to hurry up. We were out by 11:30, and that wasn't a problem. The hostel was fully booked, which is why they were hurrying us out, but that shows the high demand of the hostel.

Overall I was very impressed. The bar staff were extremely friendly, the rooms were simple and most importantly clean, and most importantly cheap. We are already looking to stay again, as it really made our trip worthwhile.

  • Stayed February 2015, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tom N, Front Office Manager at St Christopher's at Winston Hotel, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Thank you for the very positive and interesting review! It's great to see that you had such a good time, even if it was just for 1 night. One thing we would like to add: Most of our spirits have 2 for 1 deals, which means that the price for a double vodka and coke (for example), or for 2 singles, is around 7 euros. We feel that we are very competitively priced if you make the most of our deals, and we hope you feel the same. Thanks again for your feedback! - St. Christopher's at The Winston
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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I choose this hotel simply for the location and really didn't expect much as we also got this hotel quite cheap. Having been to Amsterdam before I really wanted a centrally located hotel and I wasn't disappointed. It was very close to all amenities in Amsterdam and a 10min walk from central station. On arrival we was a few hours early for check in, however they gave us all details of our room and shown us where we could keep our bags until we could go to our room. The room was lovely and exactly what we wanted. It was very clean. We could get clean towels and maid service on request. The staff made the hotel they was very upbeat and helpful and couldn't do enough to accommodate us. The bar was fab and food was delicious. We also felt very comfortable home from home. WIFI was great and free!! I will be returning in the summer!!! Thanks for a brill stay.

Room Tip: Get a room on a higher floor as can be quite loud at night.
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  • Stayed February 2015
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tom N, Front Office Manager at St Christopher's at Winston Hotel, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Thank you very much for your positive review! We're really thrilled to see how much you enjoyed your stay with us, and look forward to welcoming you back this summer! - St. Christopher's at The Winston
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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 186 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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