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St Christopher's at The Winston Reviews

Warmoesstraat 129, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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87%

Rating
7356 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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97%

Fantastic staff! very kind and helpful. Would definitely stay at The Winston again if I ever visit Amsterdam again! Would recommend to anyone.

  • 1st Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you very much for your kind words! We will make sure all staff hear about your review! - St. Christopher's @ The Winston

86%

Party hostel, for sure. Not my speed, but I think if I were younger and looking to do "what you do" in Amsterdam, I would have really dug it. Real loud at night - sounds from the street and the bar downstairs, but they're pretty good about telling you that before you book. Staff is great and helps you with anything you need, although reception is pretty much always busy. Overall, excellent, if this is what you're looking for.

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Thank you very much for your honest and fairly positive review! We will be sure to pass on your kind words to our staff. We understand the area can be a bit loud at times, and we're sorry about that. Please note that we offer free ear plugs at reception as well, which might just see you through an extra few hours of sleep. Thanks again for your feedback! - 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)

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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

94%

Great location, very helpful and friendly staff, nice atmosphere. I was travelling solo but met loads of people in the communal areas. Breakfast ok, not wonderful. Luggage storage has to be paid for but is pretty reasonable. Overall good.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you very much for your review! It's good to read that you met so many people. For us that's the best part of travelling! We feel we have quite a good selection with breakfast, with different types of bread, different types of cereal, ham, cheese, spreads, coffee, tea, juices and boiled eggs, but feel free to send us your comments un how to improve this, and we might add it before your next visit! - St. Christopher's @ The Winston

100%

Clean. Good atmosphere,great location. Defiantly recommend over other hostels in the area!

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

83%

I very much enjoyed staying at The Winston, and would like to return soon. However, one recurring problem that myself and those in my group were unsatisfied with was the length of time it took for the food to arrive after ordering- I'm afraid it was unacceptably long. Other than that it is a fantastic and vibrant place to stay.

  • 6th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you very much for your review! We can learn a lot from your experience so we appreciate that you took the time to write. It's great to see that you enjoyed yourself a lot and that you would like to return. We are sorry to read that you found the delivery of food taking too long. In order to get a bit more information about this, we will get in touch with you personally. Thanks again for your feedback! - St. Christopher's @ The Winston

97%

This is the second time I've stayed at the St. Christopher's Inn at the Winston in Amsterdam. As before, the stay was excellent. The staff is friendly and fun. The hostel sits over a bar that serves great food at a very good price - specially if you consider the discount guests receive. The location couldn't be better - you can walk from Centraal station without a problem and, from the hostel, you can explore the city by bike, on foot or using public transportation easily.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks a lot for coming back and for the review! We hope you'll be back with us again some time! - St. Christopher's @ The Winston

91%

When I arrived, early that morning, they offered me to help myself to the buffet breakfast which was fantastic! Travel weary, it was lovely to be welcomed so warmly and a great start to Amsterdam. This hostel has a great location, plus a great bar to enjoy before or after going out for the evening (and terrific deals!). It's in the centre of town, so definitely a place for a good night, but has all the comforts you need as a traveler! (Including towels and shampoo on your bed, with a duvet!)

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

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you very much for the review! It's good to read that you enjoyed your welcome and the rest of your stay! We hope you'll stay with us again next time you're in Amsterdam! - St. Christopher's @ The Winston

94%

This hostel is in a fantastic location and was very easy to find using the directions provided. The staff were friendly and very helpful. The bar downstairs provides good drink and meal specials and the included breakfast was good. I would definitely stay here again.

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Thank you very much for the kind words! See you next time! - St. Christopher's @ The Winston

97%

I stayed in a 4 bed dorm, and I loved my time there. The bar downstairs is really cool, people are friendly and the rooms are really clean. There is free Wifi on the rooms and breakfast is really good! I would definitely recommend it!

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

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