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St Christopher's at The Winston Reviews

Warmoesstraat 129, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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87%

Rating
6981 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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100%

I stayed here with my 2 friends and we had an amazing few days in Amsterdam! Location is great and rooms are clean and comfy. The bar staff were the best! So fun and friendly! Wicked taste in music. I would defiantly recommend to groups, not so much solo travellers.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey. So great that you took the time to write to us about our music! We're sure you must have seen that the crew here are all huge music fans and our hearts and souls go into our playlists for you guys. Thanks again and safe onward travels. Rock on!

91%

You should pick this hostel because the staff and location are great and it was reasonably priced and the Breakfast is amazing! Don't pick this hostel if room amenities are the most important - the door rooms are very bare bones (beds, bathrooms, and heated towel rack) but the Garden, Bar, and Food are stellar.

  • 29th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello. Thanks for getting back to us with your thoughts on our hostel. Seems like you spent a lot of time in our bar and beer garden, which is what we like to see! We hope you used your security card to get discounted food and 2-for-1 drink specials. We know that every penny counts when you're traveling ; ) See ya

66%

Wasn't impressed over all. The vibe was low and definitely didn't get my money's worth compared to other St Christopher Hostels. Won't be going back any time soon.

  • 28th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Such a shame that you didn't feel as though we match up to the high standards set by our other hostels. We'll write to you in private to try and get a bit more feedback from you if that's ok. We're sure that we can learn a great deal from your experiences with us and are always looking to improve. We want to make sure that everyone has an equally awesome time at all of our hostels. Thanks for writing and talk soon : )

89%

Was easy to meet people if you were in a share room. Shame the garden closes at around 10pm but it was very cold. This place is perfectly situated in the red light district and right beside a club. If you're looking for that sort of atmosphere, stay here. If you aren't a fan of this sort of environment, I wouldn't stay here because it's hard to avoid.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey. Great feedback. Thanks so much for taking the time to let us know what you thought about your time with us. Awesome that you met some cool people in your room too. It really makes a huge difference when you're roommates want to go and do all the same stuff as you do : ) Someone to enjoy the city with. Hope you have fun on the rest of your trip too!

91%

5 minutes walking from the central station,great atmosphere at the bar,nice rooms, a good breakfast to start your day and nice crew in the staff ,what else ? The good plan to party in Dam and a good value for money when you're student. Sure we'll try the others st Christopher in others cities/countries !! Cya.

  • 26th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Belgium
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Our staff love to read reviews like this. Thank you so much for your kind words. And we certainly agree with you about breakfast. We know how important it is to beat that Amsterdam hangover and to get a good start to a busy day of sightseeing. Thanks again. Take care

83%

Good hostel, right Next tô red Light district

Owner Comment (Hide)
Great that you took the time to write to us Alvaro. We're really pleased that you were able to make the most of our central location as well. Amsterdam is a small city but it's nice to have all the main attractions on your doorstep anyway ; ) Safe travels

94%

Stayed in double bed delux. Clean with compfy bed. Has balcony to sit outside. Cool bar and outside areas. Breakfast is good. Prices for eating it restaurant good with discounts. 2 for 1 beers (selected range) Location handy to and from train (walking distance) I give 9/10 recommend

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey. Awesome to see guests from our private rooms leaving us reviews as well : ) Thanks for your time. We're happy to see you made the most of the balcony too. The line between hotel and hostel is very blurred at The Winston but we love it this way as it means the range of guests that pass through is so broad and makes for a more interesting stay. All the best.

91%

Pool table and downstairs bar are great to have at your, "home base" when exploring amsterdam. Also I love the food selections at the restaurant, and staff is easy to get in contact with. The real kicker with this place is the location. Which is Perfect!

Owner Comment (Hide)
We think "home base" is exactly how we want to be seen. It's great that you felt this way about our hostel and that's probably why you had such a good time with our staff too. We all feel the same way ; ) Thanks for writing. Good luck

74%

was there alone, and was kind of disappointed in how people didn't want to socialize much. the place is nice though and very good price for your money. like the bar downstairs and the smoking room. also good location to go out and walk about.

  • 15th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Norway
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey. Thanks for writing. Seems like you took advantage of our central location and did some good exploring. One of the great things about Amsterdam is that is has a city mentality but is still only the size of a town. This way you can always meet people even if your roommates are having a chill day in the smoking lounge. We're glad you enjoyed yourself overall. Cheers

66%

Large hostel with huge bar downstairs. good location. no free luggage storage, ended up paying a fortune just to store my bags until check-in.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey. Thanks for your very constructive feedback. We can certainly understand where you are coming from with regards to the lockers, but we safety and security are of the utmost importance to us here at St Christopher's and we believe that our hi tech lockers give our guests that little bit extra peace of mind. Plus we have free lockers in all of our rooms as well. We'll definitely put some more thought into it either way. Thanks again

91%

4 of us stayed in a private room which had the bare essentials and en-suite bathroom but that's all you need if your going out in Amsterdam as your never really in your room that long anyway. The Belushi bar which was located inside the hostel served up good food at a discounted rate for people staying there. They also had drinks promotions on which was good as the prices in Amsterdam can be expensive. Brilliant weekend, Brilliant hostel.

  • 10th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Northern Ireland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Great to see you enjoyed yourselves in our hostel and in our bar. We're also glad to see you used your security cards to save money in our restaurant and drink for cheap in our bar. We know every penny counts when you're on the road and many of our guests appreciate our backpacker friendly prices. Thanks for writing. See you next time

97%

i chose this hostel as i wanted something cheap and central . i got placed in room 409, a private ensuite room. sheets, toilet and room were all clean and it was very comfortable. they even provided towels etc. it also wasn't very noisy. my room faced the courtyard and the alley with prostitutes , despite this it wasn't v noisy. the only issue is waiting for a locker , which does get a bit manic downstairs as everyone is waiting to leave baggage.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey. Hood of you to leave such a detailed review. we can always learn a lot from our guests, and its good to see some of the improvements we have made in the past have improved the quality of your stay with us this time : ) We'll be sure to take a look at the situation with the lockers, as we can certainly appreciate that it gets very busy during checkout. Thanks again for your time

97%

Really loved this place. Facilities were great and it attracted a good bunch of people.


74%

Good hostel. Not very social. And very expensive on the weekends.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey. Thanks for the quick review. Its important for us to know how each of our guests feels about our services and facilities. We'll write to you privately to try and learn a bit more about your thoughts on your experiences here with us. Glad you seemed to enjoy your stay overall though : )

91%

nice hostel, clean and good facilities. bar is always crowded at night though

Owner Comment (Hide)
Good of you to let us know about your time with us. We can always learn from your feedback and use every opportunity to improve and develop our services and facilities based on this. We can certainly appreciate that our bar can get pretty wild at times. Hopefully you also enjoyed yourself with the rest of the guests in there too. Thanks again

89%

I had a wonderful time here. Was my first stay in a hostel and it was a fantastic experience. Very clean, friendly staff and absolutely wonderful location!

  • 6th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey. Really nice that you enjoyed your time with us, and thanks so much for writing to us to let us know : ) We're really pleased that you seem to have made the most of our central location. It is really is true that we are placed right in the middle of all the action in Amsterdam

97%

Great staff that is very knowledgeable of surrounding area, great facilities, very clean and professionally run place. No smoking in the rooms but did have an enclosed and busy smoking area with the bar if interested. The place did not smell like smoke at all which I thought was nice. The location is very close to the Red Light District, but a bit further away from much else. The whole city is very easy to walk though. We stayed during the off-season, but the price was fantastic. Would recommend

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey. Thanks for writing. We've been doing this along time and we know that many of our guests come to Amsterdam to experience some of those things that you just can't do in other cities ; ) Very true that we have non smoking rooms, but this is for the comfort of our guests who come to the city for other reasons. But yes, we do have an awesome comfy smoking room, which our guests often hang around in to get know one another and share a beer or two. Glad to see you made the most of this!

83%

There is only a pub in the hostel, there isn't any kitchen or any other sitting room. If you don''t want to hang out in a pub you have to stay on your bed. Basic logic of a hostel is haveing a kitchen couse people who choose hostel for holiday also don't want to spend lots of money for meal. So there should be some place to cook meal. Any way the pub meal and drink price are reasonably priced. They do %25 discount for meal. Staff behave so automatic, don't want to asked to them any question.


83%

Its just right at the city centre and also close to the central station. So there is nothing to judge about the location. Especially when we walk out from the hostel, there are already the coffe shops and red light district. We had so much fun there. And also just less than 5 mins walk, we can reach the tram and we can go wherever out of the city we want. Staffs are helpful too. Breakfast is included and it was great. But if the hostel can provide shampoo and soap everyday will be much better.


100%

Great hostel


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