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St Christopher's at The Winston Reviews

Warmoesstraat 129, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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85%

Rating
7184 Total Reviews
  • 79%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 81%Facilities

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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


86%

The hostel served a really good breakfast. Checking in and checking out was a smooth process.

  • 31st Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Philippines
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

A great hostel if you are staying in Amsterdam. Staff were very nice and like to party too!


83%

If you are a young people, you will love this place. Nice place to stay for a short term.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey there, Thanks for taking the time to write. We welcome people of all ages here in The Winston and like to think that we've something for everybody here. Great to see you guys enjoyed yourselves anyway : ) Cheers,

80%

Excellent location, good food and attentive staff. The shower space is too tight and downstairs is quite noisy at night, but the good points outnumber the bad ones.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, Great to see that our staff were able to help you out, and good to read that you made the most of our restaurant as well. We trust you showed your security card to get 25% off the menu, All the best,

74%

Pros: Good breakfast. Good location, close to red light district and shopping streets. Fresh towel provided everyday. Cons: The room (5beds mixed dorm) got heat up and become very warm during the day, it is hard to rest or take a nap in the afternoon. The toilet wasn't clean daily. We stayed for 3 days and noticed slow draining shower. On the last day, it got worse and the bathroom was flooded. We couldn't shower before checkout. It was disgusting.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey there, Good of you to give us your honest feedback. We're going to write to you privately to find out a little bit more about these issues you were having with your bathroom. We hope you took these matters to our reception guys who are always ready to help out where they can, Talk to you soon and thanks again,

91%

It was very good!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks the review. We love any and all feedback and it's always good to know we were worth writing about, no matter how short and sweet the words. It all counts ; ) All the best

94%

Excellent central location at a really good price. Rooms cleaned daily to a very high standard. The downstairs smoking room with pool table was always lively,bar prices reasonable for Amsterdam and excellent food. The staff were really helpful and always had a smile on there faces. We enjoyed our stay so much we will be booking another week here for next year.

  • 25th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Male Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

I have stayed here 5 times now, no other hostel will cut it for me. The staff are really nice. Rooms are quiet no noise at all. Clean bed and towels everyday. Have stayed here as part of a stag weekend and just general travel. Bar and food is awesome plus you get discount for staying. Trust me when I say try the nachos!!!! Don't miss staying here you will love. Thank you to all the staff at the winsdon for making my weekend an awesome one !!!

  • 21st Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Northern Ireland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello mate, We love to see familiar faces here at The Winston. It's one of the best things you'll find about our bar here too; a good mix of locals, expats, tourists and regulars - plus it makes check-in easy too when you guys know our discounts and free breakfast times as good as we do ; ) Great that you have decided to leave us a review as well. Makes a huge difference to the team here. See you next time mate, Shots on the house! Cheers,

100%

If there was a way to rate this hostel higher than 100% I would. I've even booked my next two locations at St Christopher's hostel cause I was so pleased with every aspect.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey there. If we could rate your review higher than 100% then we would do the same ; ) Awesome that you were inspired by your time with us to book at our other sites. We're sure that you'll enjoy each as much as you did your time with us! Don't forget to book via our own website if you are hitting up multiple destinations, as you can save 10% on each stay this way ; ) Thanks for writing and enjoy your European trip

94%

Everything was great at St. Christophers, excellent location and atmosphere, absolutely recomended.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello : ) Awesome to read that you enjoyed your time with us, and thanks for recommending us to our Hostelworld fans too. Come visit anytime! Cheers

97%

awesome. big fan of the st christophers hostels, any city they are in it's definitely worth giving them a visit. totally recommend.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey. So cool you've checked out our sites in other cities too. Guess you can see why we often have people stay with us who've been doing the St Christopher's European tour ; ) Don't forget that you can make reservations for other other sites at any of our reception desks as well! Thanks for writing

100%

Fantastic hostel. Great location, great food and drink. I would definitely come back to stay here

  • 10th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey there, good of you to write to us and tell us about your time in our hotel and in our bar too ; ) You're certainly welcome back anytime. Thanks a bunch

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