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  • In order to make a group reservation on Hostelworld.com 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.
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  • 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.

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St Christopher's at The Winston

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb 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

COVID 19 Policy Update.
In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are currently in effect at this property, including in-house disinfection.

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 with a beer garden. 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, 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.

Check-in is at 15:00 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. € 6 / 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.

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

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.7

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 8.6


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    08 Nov 2021
    Fantastic hostel with lovely staff that were happy to help whenever you needed them. A really warm atmosphere, brilliant breakfast and really accommodating. Thank you.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    07 Nov 2021
    Excellent
    Egypt, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    04 Nov 2021
    Great hostel
    France, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    05 Nov 2021
    Great location! Really big hostel with a bar open to the public downstairs, so it was a little hard to meet people staying there with you. A little pricey for what it was, but maybe that's just Amsterdam. Pretty standard bunkbed room, comfy beds.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    18 Nov 2021
    The batter: locations, environment. The worse: the carpet smelled so so bad, some mattress also, and it was really unpleasant when i was sleeping and the smell made me wake up.
    Spain, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    04 Nov 2021
    Great place to stay in Central Amsterdam, within easy walking distance of the main railway station. The Winston is pretty much in the middle of (or at least adjacent to) the Red Light district but is also within easy walking distance of most other attractions that Amsterdam has to offer the intrepid tourist. I stayed in a private (twin) bedroom with ensuite bathroom and I felt the price for this - while of course a lot more than a shared room - was pretty competitive.
    Sweden, Male, 41+
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    22 Nov 2021
    The location of the hostel is wonderful, particularly if you are arriving by train. The staff was very nice. We particularly liked the security guard at the front door. He was always very kind, never failed to welcome us back with a smile and ask us how our day was. Personally, I felt the good of the hostel outweighed the bad, but the rooms are a little run down. Our bathroom door would not close properly; it was very difficult to get a good water temperature; and the walls are really thin.
    USA, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    18 Nov 2021
    I had to put angry at the cleanliness due to a complete absence of any sanitary measure against Covid. They don't even check the PCR test or Corona Pass during check-in. Not very reassuring when you sleep with 7 other people in a barely well-airated room.
    Tunisia, Male, 25-30
  • 6.6

    Good

    02 Nov 2021
    Not too sure where to start, besides make sure you’re booking someplace you want to be. I think this is good for a one night, but I don’t really recommend for continuous nights. Issues from the beginning: Key didn’t work the first time. Being pulled by an off duty worker when I was trying to order food (so the process could go faster). Charger stolen. Key not working again. Great central location, but will get LOUD at night.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 4.0

    Rating

    11 Nov 2021
    Location great, most of staff doesn't know much and need to ask someone else who's not here at the moment. Oh! And you can't stay in the Bar/lounge right now because (insert random reason here). The room are almost decent, but definitely not value for money. I highly suggest everyone to look for something else.
    Italy, Male, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • Flexible NRR
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Security Lockers
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
Entertainment
  • Nightclub
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi


Awards

  • 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.

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