Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • 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 2 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

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

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


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 8.3

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 8.6

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 8.2

  • Facilities 8.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    05 Oct 2020
    Nice place , nice staff , nice rooms Veryy good location in Amsterdam !!
    Netherlands, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    26 Sep 2020
    Lovely staff, super amazing tips and nature of them.. felt very comfortable.. very chill place .. you’ll not regret staying here.. Book! Book! Book!
    India, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 9.7


    28 Sep 2020
    Absolutely awesome place. the location is awesome with a spar up the road, atm down the road, coffee shops a couple hundred yards away, and some of the best staff I’ve ever came across. We were usually only up during the night so we only really saw a few of the staff members over and over but they were great, funny as fuck and awesome peopl. Our room had anime comic walls which were cool especially on truffles ;) There is a bell tower near by which can get annoying but 100% worth it!
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    18 Sep 2020
    Really nice and cosy place and amazing location, i recommend.
    Mauritius, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    06 Sep 2020
    I think the location is the best part about this hostel, it really is close to everything! The food was top notch too, we ate here several times during our trip for both breakfast and dinner. The 25% off for customers means the price isn't expensive either! Rooms were basic but tidy, no complaints! Would highly recommend this place, I will stay here again.
    Ireland, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    17 Sep 2020
    Nice hostel within walking distance to everything you may want to see or do to include trains and subway. Reception and bar staff were very nice and helpful if you have any questions about the city. Restaurant give guests discount since breakfast and other meals are not available due to COVID. Stayed in a private room with private toilet/shower which was very stylish, especially for those tripping ;). Cons: Requested room be cleaned but it was not the three nights I was there. Not a big deal.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    15 Sep 2020
    Was v good. Met a few interesting people. We were 4 in a 6 bed dorm. The location was great...the free coffee in the mornings was super. Common room would have been great but the balcony could serve as a stand-in although it is restricted to folks on the floor. Roommates were incredibly considerate about noise when they were late, and kept everything very clean - that helped quite a bit.
    India, Male, 41+
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    04 Sep 2020
    Rooms need cleaning more often during covid. Was told that there would be 3 people max in the 6 bed dorm, on the last night there was 4 people altogether
    Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • 6.0


    01 Sep 2020
    They took my money without me entering the country. Last time was great. This time I didn’t make it and I’m waiting for a partial refund.
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 5.4


    14 Sep 2020
    Not really a hostel vibe ,no common areas dark rooms
    Germany, Female, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Flexible NRR
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • 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.