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

  • 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

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.7

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 8.6

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 8.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    02 Nov 2019
    Everything was perfect! 100% clean, every day there were new bed sheets and towels. There was downstairs a bar and a restaurant with very good quality of food and we also had discount as clients of the hostel! Our room was just perfect, we also had a balcony which was great because we are smokers! I highly recommend it for your stay!
    Greece, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 10.0


    01 Nov 2019
    Was my first time in Amsterdam and luckily snagged two beds in the all female dorm! Such a great place to stay loved the atmosphere and the location. Would definitely recommend and would stay here again!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    10 Nov 2019
    Perfect Location... Lively Atmosphere... One of the must to visit places in Amsterdam, atleast for a drink... Awesome food at Belushi's...
    India, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    03 Nov 2019
    This hostel made an old couple feel young again. Great private room with en suite kept us comfy. Location cannot be beat. Staff was so friendly and helpful, and the food at Belushi's was fabulous. Wonderful experience.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.1


    10 Nov 2019
    Fantastic stay, right in the heart of everything you want to do in Amsterdam! Good bar downstairs and great food! No hassle, lockers in the rooms for your bags (bring a padlock!), friendly staff, free printing (came in handy for some tours that you had to have printed receipts of booking), and free WiFi! Comfortable beds and, once again, excellent location
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.3


    02 Nov 2019
    Security was good, but an update on an incident at the bar would have been appreciated :( The location was PERFECT, close to everything. Staff were mostly friendly, even giving tips on the area! Atmosphere was good, played decent music and the rooms looked great! THE CLEANEST hostel I've stayed in. I didn't get the vibe that I could catch something nasty from the bathrooms. Amazing facilities (Lift, luggage storage area/lockers, Belushis on site with great food and drink deals, + more)
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    09 Nov 2019
    The location of the hostel was amazing and the bar that is attached is always so lively, it feels you with energy to hang out. One negative thing is that my friend’s charger and pajamas where stolen and the staff acted indifferently and didn’t help him figure out what happened at all.
    Greece, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 8.0


    07 Nov 2019
    This hostel is great for atmosphere and has a good bar and restaurant. It is right in the heart of Amsterdam where everything is happening. The beds are comfortable but the noice from the street is quiet loud just due to its location. There are large lockers under the beds to keep your goodies safe.
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    31 Oct 2019
    The whole process of booking and checking-in was made very easy, the hostel is in a great location and is very easy to find. The room was sufficiently clean when I checked-in but the bathroom wasn't as clean as it could have been and surfaces weren't wiped down during my stay (so had to clean myself), it wasn't a massive amount and would have only needed a wipe. I think what you pay for the room and what you get are massively out of sync, You pay a premium price for a standard room in effect.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 6.6


    12 Nov 2019
    Location is perfect, but. There is no 'common' room to meet or hang out with other travelers. There is a bar, but not a 'hostel bar'. It's just an everage bar where people come to hang out, with seperate tables so there is no 'social' kind of athmosphere. It's very hard to get to know others when there is not even a bigger table, a sofa, ... Most hostels have some kind of a common room where people hang out/read/talk/eat... Also, the breakfast is in the same bar. Also,our toilet smelled very bad
    Belgium, Female, 25-30
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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


  • 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.