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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Cancellations & Refunds

Any cancellation made more than 28 days prior to the arrival date will incur a booking charge of 5% of the total booking value. This charge will be deducted from the monies received and the remaining balance will be refunded within 28 days.

No refunds will be due for cancellations made within 28 days of the arrival date.

No cancellations will be accepted by telephone.

Additional Terms and Conditions

Methods of Payment

We require a 50% deposit of the total amount invoiced to be paid within 5 working days of the invoice date. Please be aware that failure to do so will result in the cancellation of your booking.

The second installment (the balance) is due at least 28 days prior to arrival on a date indicated by us. You must contact us before that date in order to successfully complete your booking.

We accept the following cards: Visa, MasterCard and Switch. A credit card payment sheet will be sent to you together with the invoice and must be returned by e-mail or fax. Alternatively you can also call us on +44(0)208 600 7500 between 8am and 8pm Monday to Friday. For bank transfers we require the bank's proof of payment to be sent to us within the 5 day limit and at least 5 days before the 2nd installment is due.

We do not accept payments by American Express or Laser cards.
From 1 April until 31 October there is a minimum of a 3 nights per reservation during weekends at any of our hostels.

We require full payment within 24h of confirmation for any bookings arriving within 28 days of booking date.

Groups may have to pay a damage deposit during check-in; the group leader will be held responsible for any damage caused by any member(s) of the group.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Additional Info:

Groups of over 8 persons (incl stags) can not be booked online.

Special minimum night stays and rates can apply on peak dates. Booking confirmation remains at the discretion of St Christopher's Inns.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


St Christopher's at The Winston

Book more than 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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We love this Hostel!

It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

Hostelworld says

St Christopher's at the Winston has been recommended by Hostelworld staff as ideal for 'anyone who wants to stay close to the Red Light district and coffee shops'. This 'very exciting' hostel was voted the most popular in Amsterdam at the 2011 Hoscars, and it's not hard to see why; it includes a bar, beer garden and smoking area, with discounts on food and drink in the bar downstairs. There are daily walking tours and free ear plugs, plus an elevator-an uncommon feature in Amsterdam buildings and useful for carrying heavy luggage.

Property Description

St. Christopher’s at The Winston is right in the middle of all the action Amsterdam has to offer! The Red Light District is just outside our back garden, We’re a 5-10 minute walk from Central Station, and we're 1 minute from Dam Square. The hostel serves up a rocking bar, beer garden and indoor smoking area with pool table. There is a continental breakfast available each morning for €5 and free WiFi runs throughout the building. All guests receive 25% discount on food at our lively Belushi's bar and restaurant, plus 2 for 1 drink deals!

We have a fun, diverse, international crew; many of whom speak multiple languages and are travellers just like you. They are happy to help you plan trips and book tickets for onward travel, and there is a free walking tour that picks up from the hostel and a pub crawl that passes through our bar each night.

Party or relax in our on-site Belushi's bar and restaurant where you'll find cool tunes, sports on TV, a pool-table, great food and drink promotions all year round. On our bar menu you'll find hearty and healthy food, including the best burgers in town, tasty salads, towering Nachos, killer spicy wings, and luscious wraps. And to make things even better; all hotel/hostel guests get a 25% discount on the entire food menu! In regards to drinks we have 2-for-1 promos on Corona, Beck's, Vodka, Whiskey, Rum and Gin. Also look out for € 2 Jaegermeisters and € 1 Apple Sourz shots.

Because of everything mentioned above only people over 18 years old are allowed.

There is free Wi-Fi running smoothly throughout the entire building. If you didn’t bring your own device, we provide laptops for a small fee.

Check-in is at 14:00 and check-out at 11:00. We have a 24-hour front desk and secure coin-operated luggage storage that can be used before check-in and after check-out (max. € 4 / 24 hours)

Between 08:00 and 10:00 in the morning there is a continental breakfast buffet (available for €5) that consists of breads, eggs, cereals, cold meats, cheese, jams, fruits, coffee and tea, juices and more.

Next door, you can party at the Winston Kingdom Nightclub. Each month the line up is steaming hot! The best live music and DJs, all night every night!

Group bookings of 10 people or more need to be requested by email. We reserve the right to cancel group bookings which are not made in this way. View House Rules


Travellers keen to get in on Amsterdam's action will find St Christopher's at The Winston to be a perfect base. We're right in the heart of this cultural city, and if you're here to party you'll find plenty of bars and clubs on our doorstep. Join us on a walking tour to discover the city on foot or head to our own beer garden and downstairs bar to make some new friends.


Our adults-only hostel is just steps away from Dam Square and backs onto the Red Light district in the medieval De Wallen area of the city. From Schiphol or Eindhoven airports, you can jump on a train or bus heading to Amsterdam Central Station. It takes about 20 minutes to the station, which is a 10 minute walk from the hostel. For a night out close by, head next door to dance to live music and DJs at the famous Winston Kingdom nightclub.

Rooms and Dorms

Our budget-friendly dorms are bright and modern, giving you a laid-back space to rest and recuperate. We even have a lift to take you upstairs. Mixed and female-only dorms are available, as well as private rooms, all with private bathrooms. Wi-Fi is free, so you can keep up with your social feeds and post photos of your adventures. Towels and bed linen are included, so you can pack light.

Extras and activities

Our reception is open 24 hours and run by multilingual staff, giving you the flexibility to check in and out whenever you like. Love to start the day on a full stomach? Get involved in our hearty continental breakfast which is available to buy every day. Hostel guests get a 25% discount on food, as well as 2-for-1 deals on drinks at Belushi's bar and restaurant. Try your hand at a few games of pool, take a seat in the smoking room or use one of our computers to update your blog or send a couple of emails back home. Leave your stuff in our storage room after check-out for a hands-free last day.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.9

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 8.5

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 8.1

  • Facilities 8.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    12 Jun 2020
    The staff was the best, they are so nice people! I will definitely stay here next time.
    Mexico, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    10 Jun 2020
    Great location and the room we had was very clean. Super friendly staff that helped us with everything and made us feel warmly welcomed.
    Finland, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 10.0


    10 Mar 2020
    Greet place to let loose at in Amsterdam Central RLD (red light district). Beds are comfy, staff is super helpful, place is cleaned everyday, nothing bad to say about this place. The streets are safe and clubs busy. We know what you are here for, so go enjoy it!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    27 Jun 2020
    Great location with super friendly staff. We had a private room with 2 single beds and shower/toilet. It was great to stay for a night and close to everything. Rooms are decently clean and good for short stays. Since it is in the busy center of Amsterdam, expect noise from the street. Recommended and will go back.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    25 Jun 2020
    Very nice hostel with amazing staff, I book for one night. Staff was so great like Bar manager in 25th helping me , Charlie was nice when I check OUT and when I came to pick up my backpack after had a chat with Steve from reception I book for another 3 nights. Well recommended!!!
    Romania, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    23 Jun 2020
    Nice Place with a certain urban flair. The staff is super cool and helped me with any questions. The hostel is in the red light district and you can easily reach every sightseeing by foot from there. I enjoyed my stay there and I Would recommend it. There is just one advice from my side: you should be very outgoing, especially in the evening. Or at least not wake up so easily by noises. Depending on the night it can be very loud and the church starts to ring their bells very early.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    11 Mar 2020
    My days was in the superior rooms w 6 roommates,was the best experience of my life in Hostels. The room was extremely clean and comfy. I loved! The staff is good. They’ve a good lockers on upstairs reception to keep safe your stuffs before your check in. And after,under your bed, have a big lockers when u can bring your padlock. I recommend w my eyes closed this hostel. I’ll come back again. The location is perfect. The street is safe. You can do everything’s walking.
    Brazil, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    10 Mar 2020
    Very weird experience at this hostel. The only full day I was there, a roommate and I were relaxing and chatting in the room and FOUR different times people came into the room without knocking and they all said it was for “cleaning checks.” Why did they need to do 4 checks? Why did they just barge in without warning? They even were looking at our stuff and each group of people stayed for about 5-10 min just looking around. It was so odd and annoying and I felt bad for the cleaning lady.
    USA, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 8.9


    13 Mar 2020
    Pros - Perfect location. Easy access to everything in the city centre - Good security - The check in/out is easy because they are well organised - The bar downstairs is fun Neutral - The building is aged Cons - The bathroom had a funny smell (it could be because of the cleaning products or the age of the buildingz
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    11 Mar 2020
    This hostel wasn't bad, but it wasn't great. The beds were basic and the whole place smelled quite musty. You can't beat the location though! I wish it had a common seating area besides the bar. There was nowhere outside the rooms to make a phone call or something like that. It's a decent place to meet people if that's what you're into. Because of the bar downstairs, it didn't feel 100% secure, but it's the best it could be considering. Breakfast is NOT free unless you book directly through them
    USA, Female, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Security Lockers
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
  • Nightclub
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2019

    3rd, Hostel Chain

  • 2019

    2nd, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2019

    1st, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2016

    1st, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2015

    2nd, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2014

    2nd, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2012

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Amsterdam

  • 2009

    3rd, Hostel Chain

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St Christopher's at The Winston says

One of the things that makes our hostel unique is that we invite various upcoming designers to decorate each of our rooms with weird and interesting themes. None of our rooms look the same, and you could be sleeping in a movie-themed room, a psychedelic room or even a sex-oriented room!

We have a very interesting team here at The Winston, with staff from several countries, in several age-groups. It's a nicely mixed bunch of people.

We have the Red Light District in our backyard and lots of coffee shops, restaurants and crazy little shops are around us. Add to that a bar and a nightclub which are in our building on the ground floor, and you have all the ingredients to have a great time in Amsterdam. If you'd like to relax or see the interesting sights in Amsterdam, most options are on walking distance or a few minutes by tram.