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St Christopher's at The Winston Reviews

Warmoesstraat 129, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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85%

Rating
7171 Total Reviews
  • 79%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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86%

If I check-in online, I should receive priority at check-in, but it was not the case.

  • 17th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Romania
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


89%

stunning location in the very hearth of the city, I was in the 8 bed dormitoy, that was more likely a double 4 bed dormitory, so very quiet and neat. Breakfast is good, and also all the services, like the luggage room, you pay for it, but is really well organized and easy to selfmanage when you need it.


91%

Me and my friend booked a short trip away to the Dam and stayed at The Winston after reading other great reviews on here. Great location, great food, great people and without a doubt a great party! We reccommend Smokeys and Winston Kingdom for a fantastic night. Don't forget to pick up the voucher cards by the desk for ideas/ money off places to go :)

  • 11th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

This hostel was in a great location (the only downside is if you are trying to sleep, sometimes it is loud outside), really close to attractions and in the middle of everything. Our room was very spacious and the beds were very comfortable and clean for the most part - I should add though that I found blood on my blanket that was not mine... Other than that, I had a great stay.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your review! It's great to see that you made the most out of our central and lively location. We are concerned to read that you found blood on your blanket. We hope this got there after we cleaned the bed, but if you think it didn't we sincerely apologize for that! Thanks again for your feedback, we hope you'll stay with us again! - St. Christopher's @ The Winston

71%

Well done overall


77%

Party hostel. There is no ac in the rooms which makes it get very hot in the summer. Shower was very poor. Not overall a fun place to stay if you are looking to come to Amsterdam. Many of the pub crawls come to the bar so it's a pretty fun enviornment


89%

This place was pretty great in retrospect. There were things I didn't care for while I was there like being woken up by your neighbors being loud on the balcony (the balcony is shared among the floor and each room has a door out to it). I ended up switching hostels and immediately regretted it. This place was actually pretty decent. It was in a prime location for anything you'd likely be seeing in Amsterdam and the place was pretty good. Would go back.


57%

Staff not very friendly. And the lobby is a pub. So very noisy outside when the night.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks you for your review! We are very surprised and very concerned to read about the feeling you had about our staff. We have a very diverse team from a lot of different countries, and the last thing we want is for someone to feel excluded based on or in regard to their origin. We hope this is all based on a misunderstanding, and we will get in touch with you personally in order to resolve this. Thanks again for sharing your thoughts! - St. Christopher's @ The Winston

94%

Cool hostel in an awesome location. If you want peace and quiet this is not your option, but if you come to party give it a go. I would definitely recommend the hostel to add some basic simple necessities though, like hooks in the bathrooms or a couple of shelves. I had to figure out where to put my clothes when I was taking a shower. It's not like it's anything costly, so c'mon guys.

  • 4th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ukraine
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your feedback! It's great to see that you valued our location so much! We appreciate your comment about the hooks in the bathroom, and will be sure to ask our maintenance boys to assess the situation in all our rooms in regard to the places to hang clothes as soon as possible. Thanks again for your review! - St. Christopher's @ The Winston

80%

Great location. The bar food is good, with special offers on drinks. Felt safe and slept well on the beds. The in-dorm toilets are tiny though, and lockers are not easy to manouvre. Good stay overall.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you very much for your review! It's good to see that you enjoyed the location we're in and that you made the most of our bar deals. We are sorry that the toilet was a bit smaller than you would've liked, and that you didn't find the lockers easy to move. We hope it didn't affect your stay too much, and would like to see you back again next time you're in Amsterdam! - St. Christopher's @ The Winston

69%

St. Christopher's was more like a budget hotel than a hostel. There is a smoking room and a bar located on site but you aren't allowed to bring your own alcohol onto the premises so you have to buy their booze. The atmosphere in the place is good, very relaxed and has a nice garden but the place is WAY overpriced. Plus the deals you get (2 for 1 at the bar) aren't legit. It's 2 Becks bottles for 5 euros which is the same as paying for 2 Becks. Also the rooms were a bit dingy for the price.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your review! It's good to see you enjoyed our atmosphere. We have a full bar license which means everyone can enjoy our bar. Unfortunately that license doesn't allow for people to drink their own alcohol in the bar. Sorry about that. Regarding the 2 for 1 deal there must have been some confusion in the way it was explained to you. A bottle of Becks is €5, but until 9PM everyday you get 2 Becks for €5, one is free. Thanks again for your feedback! - St. Christopher's @ The Winston

74%

Obviously it is quite expensive, that is the main problem of Amsterdam. But we had a very good stay, it was a nice hostel with breakfast included. Rooms were clean with big lockers for a backpack. Its location is absolutely perfect. But we didn't like the idea of having the only toilets in the room. It was quite uncomfortable to do your needs in super tiny toilet inside your room with 8 people right outside the door. We also had to wait a bit for the showers, as there was only one in each room.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you very much for your review! It's great to see that you made the most out of our central location. We are sorry that there's only 1 toilet and 1 shower in the room, which can be a bit inconvenient when everybody wants to get ready at the same time. We hope it hasn't affected your stay too much, and that you will return to us next time you are in Amsterdam. Thanks again for your feedback! - St. Christopher's @ The Winston

100%

Would definitely recommend this hostel. Great location, great dorms with ensuite bathroom - shampoo sachets were a nice touch, good breakfast. Atmosphere was really sociable too with the bar and cafe attached. Was only able to stay one night here and then had to move down the road to meeting point hostel. St Christopher's was by far the better option and better value for money!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you very much for all the kind words! We hope you'll stay with us again next time you're in Amsterdam! - St. Christopher's @ The Winston

100%

Really enjoyed my stay at St Christopher's, all facilities were excellent. Would recommend staying here if you're looking for great atmosphere and friendly staff in the heart of Amsterdam! :)

  • 26th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Milz10
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you very much for your review and for all the kind words and the recommendation! We hope you'll stay with us again next time you're around! - St. Christopher's @ The Winston

94%

Since this was attached to a bar, security was all through the night, which was great. Location was perfect - literally right in the middle of the red light, which meant during our stay, we did not even need to take any public transport! A short walk from Centraal to the hostel and back was all we needed. We were originally given the wrong room, but this was fixed shortly. There was a free printing service, which is always welcome. Booked a 6 bed, got 4 bed room! Recommended.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you very much for your review, and for recommending us! We hope you'll decide to stay with us again next time you're in Amsterdam! - St. Christopher's @ The Winston

74%

If you are looking for party this is the place! Bar gets really crowded! Food is a bit expensive for what it is.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your review! Our bar is indeed pretty full with partying people most of the nights. We are sorry to hear that your experience of the food was not the same as that of most of our guests, and therefore not as good as it should have been. We sincerely apologize for that. We hope it hasn't affected your stay too much, and we'd like to welcome you to our hostel again some time! - St. Christopher's @ The Winston

97%

Good modern interior in the room although in our ensuite the shower was pretty rubbish. Pluses include the large lockers under the bed, and individual lights and plugs by each beds. The only criticism I have is the ventilation problem. With 8 people in a room at 32 degrees outside and no windom/fan and very bad air conditioning we were sweating and had difficulty sleeping. We inquired about why next door had 2 fans when we only had one and the receptionist was unable to offer us a solution.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you very much for your review! We are pleased to read that you enjoyed the modern interior and the bed facilities. We are sorry that the air conditioning, which normally works perfectly, was acting up whilst you were here. We hope it hasn't affected your stay too much. Thanks again for your feedback! - St. Christopher's @ The Winston

89%

I think it would be a good idea to have a fan or something in every room because it just got too hot when we were there.

  • 17th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your review! We are sorry to hear that the room you stayed in was a bit too warm when you were here. We do have fans that can be put in a room on request, we are sorry we didn't make you aware of that. We hope it didn't affect your stay too much and that you will stay with us again. Thanks again for your feedback! - St. Christopher's @ The Winston

100%

Hi, the hostel is perfect, although it is a bit noisy in the evening. The bar belongs to the younger. Maybe I am too old, so I feel noisy. :)

  • 13th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you very much for your review! It's great to read that you value our hostel as "perfect"! We understand the hostel can be at bit noisy at night, but we like to feel that nobody is too old to enjoy our bar. We hope you'll come back some day. Thanks again for your feedback! - St. Christopher's @ The Winston

77%

Overall the visit was great. We loved the vouchers for the bar (25% off food, 2 for 1 drinks) and the fun atmosphere. Only negative thing we noticed was the music from the club that goes until 4-6 in the morning, which makes it hard to sleep.

  • 10th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your review! It's good to read that you made the most of our guest discounts in the bar! We understand that sometimes the music can be a bit loud, and we are sorry for that! Please note that we have free ear plugs in reception. They might just help you to a few more hours of sleep! Thanks again for your feedback! - St. Christopher's @ The Winston

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