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St Christopher's at The Winston Reviews

Warmoesstraat 129, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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86%

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8166 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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89%

The beds need kind of a backplate for the head pillows are falling down, also plugs needs a stand to put phones, i was very disappointed when they close the smoking room very early, i dont think i will go because of that,

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you very much for your feedback! We will take the things you said on board going forward. In regards to the opening times of our smoking room, unfortunately our hands are tied, as we're not allowed to keep it open any longer by the government, and we're very sorry about that. Thanks again for your review! - St. Christopher's at The Winston

89%

St Christopher's at The Winston was the perfect hostel for me! I made friends easily between my dorm and the bar, its location is great, and the rooms were pretty clean with the bedding and towels changed daily and bathroom cleaned. My dorm had a bit of a musty smell and was pretty dark. It is noisy at night, being in the heart of the city but it's a great place to stay! My only gripe would be that there is no common room aside from the bar. The food is reasonably priced and yum as well.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks a lot for your positive and constructive feedback! It's good to read that you appreciated most of your stay, and we'll look into your feedback on the room. Thanks again! - St. Christopher's at The Winston

97%

I have nothing bad to say about this hostel. I thoroughly enjoyed my time there and the next time I visit Amsterdam I will certainly be using thelse guys again.

  • 27th Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you very much for your feedback! We will look forward to your next stay with us! - St. Christopher's at The Winston

97%

Great hostel, in a very good location. Will definitely be going back here next time in Amsterdam, and was impressed enough that I'll be trying their Barcelona location.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you very much for your review, and please say hi to our colleagues in Barcelona! - St. Christopher's at The Winston

71%

Overall a good hostel in a great location, some of the rooms are really dingy though (we stayed in two) and there's a ridiculous pay-as-you-go locker system instead of a luggage room... Our roommates constantly smoked in the room, this rule probably needs reminding, because it is Amsterdam after all. Bar with great drink specials and food, ok atmosphere. Would likely stay again but not the best hostel in Europe.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you very much for your positive feedback and your constructive criticism. We will have a thorough look in the rooms you stayed in, to see what we can do to improve. We absolutely don't accept smoking in the room, and we may have to remind everybody about that rule. We also hope that next time you'd come to reception to report this, so that we can do something about it straight away. Thanks again for your comments! - St. Christopher's at The Winston

89%

Had a probe room. Good overall stay but for the price we paid for private room, super noisy on the street and in the bar below until at least 4am. Didn't sleep much.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your review! We're sorry to read that you were inconvenienced by the noise from the street and from our bar. We do have a very central location, and that combined with our bar and club may lead to a bit of noise at times, and we're sorry about that. Please note that we offer free ear plugs, that might help block out the noise a bit as well. Thanks again for your feedback - St. Christopher's at The Winston

100%

Pretty much perfect and happy all around. Only petty gripe is the low headroom of the bottom bunks (could not sit up - not even close),

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you very much for your review! It's great to see that it was pretty much perfect, and we will take your feedback on board going forward. - St. Christopher's at The Winston

83%

The only thing that bothers me is that the staff couldn't find a vacuum cleaner for me to vacuum up my clothes so that they fit in mybag . I asked for one at the reception 3 times. In the afternoon the receptionist told me they had one but he could not leave the reception because he was alone. He told me to ask the night shift. Few hours later (around 10-11pm) I tried again, but the guy told me he had too much work and asked me to come after 1am. The last dissappointment was around 6am.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your constructive comments! We're sorry to read that we haven't been quite proactive when you asked for this vacuum cleaner, and we'll mention it to our staff. We hope this hasn't affected your stay too much, and that you'll stay with us again some day! - St. Christopher's at The Winston

74%

Hotel is nice but staff are rude

  • 17th Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you very much for your review. As discussed with you personally we sat down with the staff member you found to be rude, in order to provide necessary training, so that our generally high level of customer service is maintained. Thanks again for your feedback! - St. Christopher's at The Winston

89%

The staff are trained, professional, friend and polite.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you very much for your kind words! - St. Christopher's at The Winston

100%

Loved it! Great facilities, delicious breakfast, good vibe in the bar.

Owner Comment (Hide)
We're pleased to see you loved it! We hope to see you again! - St. Christopher's at The Winston

69%

Location is really good - you can walk from the hostel to all the city's main attractions. The property is secure and the staff are nice and friendly. But...it's impossible to sleep before 3am because of the noise from the bar downstair and the nightclub next door. The room was clean but it's definitely seen better days.

  • 13th Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your constructive feedback! We are in a lively area, and we have a bar and a club in our building, so we can certainly appreciate that it can be a bit loud at times, and we're sorry about that. Please note that we offer free ear plugs at reception, which might just help you sleep a bit better. Thanks again for your review! - St. Christopher's at The Winston

100%

This was my first stay in a hostelhostel and I loved it. Everyone was really friendly and the staff were great! Location is great and was very safe. Only negative (which is small) is that you couldn't take your room keys out with you, you have to drop them off at reception. This is a bit of a pain when there is a big queue at the reception! I was ensured that they are moving to a key card system in the future thought.

  • 12th Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks a lot for your review! Some time in the future we will indeed move to a key card system for the whole hostel. Please feel free to kind of skip the line when all you need is your key back from reception, just show us the security card and our staff will act on it. See you soon, hopefully! - St. Christopher's at The Winston

89%

Great location right where everything is happening

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you very much for your review! - St. Christopher's at The Winston

77%

I didn't feel comfortable leaving my room key at the desk everytime!

  • 11th Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your feedback. The reason we ask to leave the key at the desk every time is meant for your and our safety, because that way no steel keys get lost in Amsterdam. We are sorry to read that this made you uncomfortable. We would be happy to receive more feedback from you about this, so please feel free to get in touch with us. Thanks again for your review! - St. Christopher's at The Winston

74%

The place was lively, full of people passing through. Very clean and friendly. Rooms were what you'd expect for a hostel. You don't need much anyway, there's a bloody great big city out there to explore! Food was nice, chips spot on. We would like to return at some point, that's a certainty x

  • 11th Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Male Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you very much for your positive review! We hope to see you again some day! - St. Christopher's at The Winston

100%

Great hostel, especially the girls dorm in the next building. Very clean and comfortable. Would definitely recommend and returm!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you very much for your positive review! We'll look forward to your next arrival! - St. Christopher's at The Winston

74%

Property is prime location just off Damrak in the Red Light district. Staff seem friendly enough but cold... Music in bar/ eating areas is too loud so unable to talk with people without yelling... Property secure with keycards as most of the properties... lockers in the rooms have seen better days... Facilities were adequate but value for money on room n food - NO! was good but for burger n beer €16... Rooms cleaned n beds made every day is possibly overboard but the fresh towels were nice.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for leaving such constructive feedback! We have taken your criticism on board, and passed on your comments about the lockers to our maintenance boys. We will take everything you've written on board going forward. Thanks again! - St. Christopher's at The Winston

66%

the hostel is in a nice location and the decor is easy on the eyes. beds are comfy and hostel is clean. the bar is nice. this hostel is not suitable for solo travellers, felt like it was just big groups and it was exceptionally loud, louder than Carlton fans criticisms before mick was sacked as coach. the atmosphere was like a business. it felt like a cold, sterile place, lacking some TLC but maybe that is how Amsterdam hostels are in general.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your feedback! We are pleased to see that you liked our location and our cleanliness. We're sorry that the atmosphere wasn't quite what you were looking for in a hostel. Judging by your feedback, we think one of the Flying Pig Hostels would be more to your liking. We recommend you check them out for your next trip to Amsterdam. Thanks again for your review! - St. Christopher's at The Winston

74%

It is more than the average in all, but the street was sooooooooooo noisy. Some drunk poeple yelled in a loud voice during midnight. Breakfast was very good. And no common room, it is not convenient....

  • 2nd Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Japan
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your feedback! We're in the Red Light District and have a bar and a club in our building, so we can certainly appreciate that it can be loud at times, and we're sorry about that. Please note that we offer free ear plugs at reception, which block out almost all of the noise. Thanks again! - St. Christopher's at The Winston

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