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St Christopher's at Winston Hotel
Ranked #14 of 242 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 6, 2007

The Winston Art Hotel is a fun place to stay if you're in Amsterdam for a few days. It's located on a side street between the main square and the red light district, about a five minute walk from the central train station. Prices were reasonable for such a centrally located property: they have a couple hostel-style rooms with multiple beds, which are always under 30 euros, and single/double rooms are between 50 and 100, depending on when you go. All of the hotel rooms were designed by different artists, so they have a very unique ambience. The hotel has a young, hip atmosphere, with a busy bar in the lobby and the Club Winston next door that has live music and DJs. It's not a good hotel if you want a quiet place to sleep, though. When the weather was nice, the outdoor patio & courtyard were so busy with revelers, even during the week, that I could hear the laughing/singing/hollering from my room (on the 6th floor) well past 2AM.

  • Stayed: September 2006, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 25, 2007

Just got back from 4 nights staying at the Winston in Amsterdam & had a ball!!

Really central location, right near all the bars, coffee shops and red light district, and a 5 min walk to Dam Square.

Stay here if you're going to Amsterdam to party!!! the bar is great and has really good offers on drinks, rooms were small but fine if you want to be out & about most of the time.

  • Stayed: February 2007, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 4, 2007

Six of us stayed in the hostel part of the hotel in a 6 bed dorm. On suite shower and toilet.(Room 1). No problem with security as we were all issued with keycards. The ages of our party ranged from 26 to 61, but every body had a great weekend. Cannot comment on breakfast as none us were up in time, but toasties and coffee in bar were not too expensive. Bar staff were very friendly and helpful and were up for a laugh. T he dorm had bunk beds but were comfortable. Bar stayed open until 5am.(Reason for missing breakfast). Great area for window shopping.

  • Stayed: February 2007, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 22, 2007

I’ve stayed at this hotel twice before and had no problems. Although third time unlucky…

This time we were on the second floor and we saw rats in our room. The hotel staff refused to give us a refund and instead upgraded us to a “premium room”. What a joke. The room was even worse. It smelt of urine, the beds were in a terrible condition, the TV and phone didn’t work, and the bathroom was abysmal.

Recently the hotel have upgraded the bar downstairs, which is one of the best places we went to in the city. The breakfast was also pretty good, and security was good (although get the impression that there is a racqueter group looking after it (the same burly guys wondering in every two hours having a quick walk about and then leaving).

This is a great place to stay, the rooms are funky, its very central. Suits groups of friends rather than couples and definitely not families. My advice… pick a room at the top. There’s less noise and rodents.

  • Stayed: January 2007, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 21, 2007

I thought it was a bit difficult to find the actual door, but the security is nice. It was very centrally located, just a block or two north of the Krasnapolsky, and around the corner from the Oude Kerk.

That said, there was mildew on the shower, and no screen on the sliding do/window. The beds were ok (I am picky about matresses), but it was clean, with fresh towels daily.

The staff were friendly, and the free Wi-Fi in the bar was a surprise.

Overall, while not perfect, it was a place to sleep at a reasonable price, which was what I was looking for.

Stayed: November 2006
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Reviewed December 3, 2006

the location was great but it was more like a hostel than a hotel, even the top floors which are supposed to be the "hotel" part. great bar/lounge downstairs w/ drink specials, noise didn't carry at all. room was smallish but fun. the room across the hall from us was broken into however, which caused us not to leave ANY valuables in the room and "steal" our key when we left (apparently in europe you leave your hotel key at the desk when you leave - HUGE PROBLEM here b/c the key rack is within reach of people sitting at the bar - just not safe or smart!). its right IN the red light district - you can see many things from the windows - not on the border, so don't stay here if you're not up for peeping toms lurking about. other than that, really close to public transportation, great bars and coffee shops, some good restaurants. not sure if i'd stay there again but would recommend it - cheap and accessible.

  • Stayed: June 2006, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 21, 2006

Like many others using this hotel, I wasn't really going to care if it was going to be noisy ... but the constant noise drove me insane. Junkies, beggars and drunks were constantly yelling and shouting on the street outside 24/7, oh and throw in the church bells, street cleaners and trash collectors for good measure. With no air con you have to leave windows open and the noise was terrible. The condition of the rooms is just as others have described - run down, shabby and poorly maintained. The art rooms are quite funky, I've stayed in the Heineken room, the Chemistry room and the penis room but the novelty soon wears off. The bar/club downstairs is excellent though, staff seem reasonably OK. Security is good and it needs to be given all the low-lives that hang around the front door day/night. Another plus is the rooms being quite large by Amsterdam standards.

A good party hotel in the middle of the red light area (and on the gay mile, for those that way inclined) but if you want to get at least some sleep during your stay, consider other places.

Stayed: October 2006
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Address: Warmoesstraat 129, 1012 JA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Red Light District (De Wallen)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 242 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
Price Range: $44 - $260 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — St Christopher's at Winston Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 69
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
If you're looking to have a great time in Amsterdam, St Christopher's at the Winston has to be your place to be. When you stay at the St Christopher’s not only are you in the most central location, next to all of the best attractions, you also have access to our very own private beer garden, attached to the Belushi’s bar. Add to that a built-in nightclub at the famous Winston Kingdom next door and you can’t go wrong. This is the perfect place to meet other travelers, save money, and party like a rock star. Of course there is also FREE Wi-Fi throughout the entire building. Why not come by and say "hi" to our awesome, multi-lingual team, consisting of friendly expats and locals of all ages? We are always happy to help, or just to hang out. We’re sure you’re going to love your time here in Amsterdam, and in our hostel, as much as we do! ... more   less 
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