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St Christopher's at The Winston Reviews

Warmoesstraat 129, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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85%

Rating
7170 Total Reviews
  • 79%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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100%

i rented a private room and this place has everything, downstairs it has a bar,clubs food,pool tables lockers for dorms guest. tourist maps. the room itself was clean with basics bath towel, sheets and pillow for bed. and also a number safe for valuable belongings.a small lamplight for avid readers. 10/10 for security with thick doors. i was in level door 40 which the back window you could see a part RDL and the tourist! when you leave you will need to leave your key they will give you a card

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey mate, Really good to hear that you found everything you needed under one roof, Thanks for taking the time to write,

86%

Awsome stay. Few things to sort out but staff were very helpful. Spoke great english which was nice! Food and drink were cheap and nice.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey there, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate the very fair feedback and we're glad that we were able to help you out those small issues you were having - always happy to help! Safe travels and all the best,

80%

Great location - central to most major attractions in town and central station. Walked to and from train with luggage in about 15 minutes. Decent bar and restaurant downstairs. Definitely a good vibe for younger folks. Might be a little too rowdy for folks over 28. Very large hostel, so not much of an opportunity or facilities for people traveling alone to meet others. Nevertheless, felt safe and clean. Breakfast included toast, cereal, coffee, juice.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, Thanks for much for your detailed feedback. It really helps us to know what we are doing right and what we're doing wrong and with your help we are able to make the changes necessary to improve our services and facilities for the sake of our future guests. We've taken on board what you wrote about meeting other people and will definitely put some thought into it, Thanks again, and safe onward travels,

100%

I loved this hostel it has everything you need! Great bar and smoking area,i prefered to stop round the hostel most days! Lol! I would defo suggest stopping here and dont worry about the club next door, you don't hear a sound! Thanks alot guys see you soon!!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello mate, Great to see you made the most of our bar and restaurant during your time with us - it's what we like to see ; ) You're welcome back anytime, Thanks for taking the time to write,

60%

the bar and restaurant are excellent but the hotel is not. the room was dirty and the bed is covered in pee stains. the pillow was yellow from stains.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, Pleased to read you enjoyed yourselves in our restaurant. Aside from this, as you already know from our email correspondence and chats at the front desk, we have looked into the issues raised, and even though we were unable to confirm this we endeavor to be extra vigilant over such matters to ensure that this sort of thing does not effect any guest in the future. All the best on your honeymoon,

80%

I liked very much the kind of decisions that you take; for example, giving free wifi as a extra service. We, as customers, remember more that kind of details than how good are the sheets. Excellent nacho's by the way...

  • 24th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello there, Thanks for writing. We completely agree with you and very much understand what you guys think is important. We're glad you noticed and hope you enjoyed your city as much as you did your time in our hostel, All the best,

83%

The place is very cool, the only issue is the excess of noise. Also one of the guys on the reception (the oldest one, maybe the manager) was very rude with several people the time I was there. But in general everyone is really cool and nice.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey there, Great to see that you enjoyed your time with us. However, we're a bit concerned to read what you wrote about this member of staff. We intend to write to privately to find out a little more about this incident and get to the bottom of this encounter. Thanks for you time and talk soon,

86%

The hostel is in a great location, in the hearth of the red district, near of everything. The bar of the hostel is great, always with good music. The room is good but the box to put our things down of the bed has no logistic and is difficult to use. Breakfast is really great! Bathroom in the room was not so clean.


97%

Top location in the middle of amsterdam! Only 5-10 min walk from the main station. There is a bar beside the hostel which offers good burgers and beer for lunch. Breakfast is very good too (included). There are tvs and you can hang out in the bar ("smoking" area). Rooms are big. Bring your own lock for the lockers!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey there, Really looks as if you made the most of our bar and restaurant during your time with us - it's what we like to see ; ) Great suggestion bringing your own padlock too. We provide free lockers in the rooms and there is also safe storage before and after check-in too. Thanks for taking the time to write,

66%

I stayed at The Winston on what I later realised was the run up to Kings (Queens) day, so of course everywhere was packed. To be honest there is nothing wrong at all with the facilities, and price wise seemed average compared to everywhere around. My only problem would be that I wouldn't recommend for solo travelers, as it is such a big hostel that it can be quite a cold environment. Of course there is the smoking room to socialise in, but this can be inconvenient. Breakfast was fab though!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello there, King's Day is actually the busiest time of year for us, and we can certainly appreciate that the city, and even the hostel can be a little overwhelming at times during this period. We trust you enjoyed the celebrations regardless. Thanks for your feedback,

63%

Pros: Wonderful location. I could slightly hear the noise from the street but it didn't bother at nights. The staff was really helpful and polite, even though we came before chek in we were invited to have breakfast. Cons: awful shower, it felt as staying under the rain, the water didn't go down at once, too small sink. The towels smelled as if they've been washed without any detergent. We had a private room for 90 Eur/night. Our stay wasn't too bad, but it's too much for the conditions.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey girls, Great to see you made the most of our central location and we're pleased our staff were able to help you out before you check in. We'll be looking into the situation with the towels that you described, as this is not something that we expect here at The Winston. Thanks for your review,

89%

Facilities and atmosphere are great ! Awesome location just a few minutes away from red light district. Great restaurant, good food and breakfast. I would stay there again.


57%

Location was perfect and a very good breakfast was served daily, but unfortunately these are not enough for making a good stay. I'd like to have more good things to say about it, but the whole poor logistics of the bedrooms woudn't let me: seems that no thought was put into fiding a good place for the lockers and bunks inside the rooms, sheets were stained and towels smelly, the bathroom would flood the room if you weren't carefull and a flow of cold air straight above one of the beds were only

  • 15th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello again, Really sorry again to read that your stay was not as good as it perhaps could have been. We're really hoping you and your friends get back to our emails, as we want to try and better understand what it was about your experiences with us that left you and your group so unsatisfied. We really do appreciate your feedback and hope one of you can get in touch as soon as you can. Thanks in advance,

51%

Security: There wasn't any security at the door that leads to the rooms and at the door that leads to the female bedroom, which is outside the hostel. Staff: The staff do not know how to deal with tired travellers, expelling my group from the hostel when we arrived in the morning before the check-in. Facilities: It does not have a kitchen for the guests to use.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, Thanks for you detailed feedback. We intend to write to you privately to find out a little more about your experiences with us. We actually operate a 24-hour security desk so this incident stands out as something out of the ordinary for us. We're also keen to learn more about the interaction that you had with our staff, as we always aim to be as accommodating as possible to those guests who arrive before check-in and have to wait for the previous occupants to leave, Thanks

46%

As soon as I arrived, extremely tired, I was greeted by an extremely rude staff member who referred to me and my friends as a "waste of time", at that time considered very changing hostel, but in the end we decided to stay. Because of that I think I could not find the atmosphere of the hostel pleasant. Also, my sheets were suspicious stains and the towels smelling of rust. To be fair, the hostel has a great location and the breakfast is great.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey there, Hoping that you guys will get back in touch with us. As we said to your friends above, we really want to get to the bottom of this and figure out just what went wrong. Naturally we've chased up all the incidents reported and we're sure that there has been some sort of confusion. Hope to hear from you or your friends at your nearest convenience,

91%

good location~near the train station and the red light district~~

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey, Great to see you made the most of our central location. Amsterdam is small city, but even then, it still helps a lot to have all the major attractions right on your doorstep. Cheers,

66%

i hope the hostel can have its own entrance

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey there, Thanks for the feedback. Many of our guess like having our bar and restaurant all under one roof, and it is especially convenient for our free breakfast buffet each morning. However, we can appreciate that the entrance way can get a little busy at times and hope you were still able to enjoy your time in our hostel and in the city itself, Thanks again for writing,

83%

Very welcoming and 20% off food........ BUT my double room I stayed in with my boyfriend was wallpapered with tits. Literally, the wallpaper was loads of boobs everywhere, and some wierd porn pics. AWKS.

  • 12th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello guys, Thanks for your feedback. Each of our rooms are uniquely decorated by local designers and traveling artists and it is very true that a few have very Amsterdam inspired themes. Hope it wasn't too much. Our reception team are always happy to move guests between rooms when possible, Cheers, and thanks again.

91%

Not the best place to stay if you're looking for a quiet night, but this is the place if you want to party!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We really try our best to find a good balance between chilled out and fun here at The Winston and hope you were able to enjoy both sides, Safe travels,

83%

Nice place


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