St. Christopher's Inn - The Winston, Amsterdam

Red Light District
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St. Christopher's Inn - The Winston Reviews

Fantastic hostel with friendly staff and decent chill-out areas

Staff were incredibly friendly and accommodating and the hostel is conveniently located a short walk from the train station. A lift, garden area, secure lockers, smoking room, and great value food are the icing on the cake. More expensive than other hostels but well worth it.

Age 36 | Australia

Great bed and location plus free breakfast.

Good place, central location, free breakfast, and nice facilities. The Winston bar (the bar in the hostel) is top notch. You will see many locals go to it because its that good. It can be a little noisy at night with the rooms on street level.

Age 24 | USA

Has everything you need

Overall the hostel was good and had everything you needed for a comfortable stay. Our room was clean and spacious and the complimentary breakfast was decent. I regret not taking advantage of the drink/food specials there. I ate at the bar on the main floor once and the burger I had was pretty good, although overpriced. If you use the 25% discount the cost isn't too bad.

Age 27 | Canadian

Great Location, Great Beds

Overall for the price a better place to stay that most(hostel wise). Make sure and take advantage of drink specials and food specials and show your discount card because we forgot most of the time. The club is open late so there is always something to do and the beds are crazy comfortable for a hostel. Food is good and is 25% off. Smoking area is right out the back door, not the greatest smoke atmosphere but still good.

Age 28 | USA

Great location, good food, reasonable prices

only negative thing was that I got confirmation for a 5-person dorm, but they were overbooked so I had to move to a 8-person dorm.

Age 31 | South Africa

Great Bed

This hostel has a great bed and nice sheets to sleep in. Didn't expect this quality. Unfortunatly I was on a 8p dorm room with 2 retards making a ton of noise at 3 in the night and 8 in the morning. Also there is quite some noise in the streets. However if you are lucky you will be fine with a great breakfast, great value for money and nice bed to sleep in.



This hostel is clean, cheap, and the staff are great! It's also in the heart of the coffee shop areas and red light district. I highly recommend this hostel to everyone.


Great place! will definitely come back

I've just returned from a 4-night at the Winston ('Deluxe Double Bed Private Ensuite'). The room was spacious enough and even had a tiny balcony (just for a smoke). We had a sofa in the room & table. The bed itself was a bit soft, but it was ok to sleep in. Blanket was big enough for 2 people to sleep in easily. The bathroom & room were clean.The entire experience was really great.I was really surprised with the breakfast: 4 / 5 choices of bread, 4 cournflakes, eggs, fruits, juice,,and more ... excellent breakfast! The location is perfect (in this cool street you have: restaurants, coffee-shops, stores), only 2 minutes walk to Dam Square (transportation to everywhere in Amsterdam) and ~8 minutes walk from Centraal Station. The hostel is secured at night (you have to show your room card upon entrance at night). There's even a elevator! which is a huge bonus in Amsterdam hotels. The noise from the pub downstairs wasn't a problem on the 5th floor. The only issue was with the fact that the door of the other room was just next to our door, and you think that when your neighbour opens his door, he actually enters your room. WI-FI available only on the reception & restaurant areas. I will definitely come back to this hostel in my next Amsterdam visit. The price, location, room & breakfast are just too good to be true in Amsterdam!


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Great place to stay in Amsterdam, perfect location and friendly staff.

The bar seemed to be full of young people 18-25 but overall was a good vibe!


Really good location in the center. The pub downstairs is really good too. Downside is that it dont have a common room or luggage storage, so you have to rent lockers


Lovely place


Nice place and located very close to can see a party happening every night......staff are also good apart from one lady who didn't have the courtesy to reply properly


Amazing location and good atmosphere


This hostel was great. The bathrooms were new and clean, and cleaned everyday. The beds were also made and fresh towels given every day. One downside is there was only one bathroom for a room of 6- could have been nicer to have more sinks. Security wise the place was good. Could get a little loud at night because of the downstairs bar. Was a great place to meet people and I felt very safe at all hours of the day as a solo female traveler!


ProsThe bar area in the hostel and hostel location were great.

Cons1. Paying 67 per night for a 6-person, no-frills dorm room seemed excessive, even for Amsterdam. 2. The room was way too warm. Because our room faced the street, my roommates preferred to have the windows closed. The small fan in the room was insufficient, esp for top bunks. 3. No organized bar crawls/activities. There was a general party at 10 pm in the lobby, but as a solo traveler, something more would have been nice.


Little expensive but super comfy beds with clean room and bathroom. Not great social areas for downtime as the reception is attached to the bar - which is great at night but difficult in the day. Nice outdoor terrace though and great location in the centre of town. Lots of fun vibes surrounding the bar area but maybe difficult for solo travellers as there weren't any staff led events.


My favorite hostel I have ever stayed at :) It was really nice having double security to get into each floor and your individual rooms. The bathroom in our room was a great size and the whole room was very clean. The cleaning people also brought us new towels and made our beds each day. The bar and restaurant downstairs was great because it was easily accessible and played amazing music. Ended up back at the hostel bar each night after going out because it was that good of a time. STAY HERE !


Amazing food downstairs in the bar and the rooms and bathrooms are super clean. Really great vibe in the hostel in the evenings however most people who are there arent staying in the hostel. Still great fun tho would recommend :)


Great Hostel for those who wants to party!


Super location!

Friendly staff with a lively bar right on your doorstep. Clean rooms and great facilities which felt really secure. I stayed in a private room so perhaps would feel differently in a dorm room. The one thing was that the 7th floor was quite warm in the evenings with little air conditioning. But overall was a great hostel and would highly recommend!


Great place to stay. Very well located. Walking distance to most everything.


Took 40 minutes to check in and was told that there cleaning the room but when I walked in someone was already sleeping on the bed. So I find it hard to believe nobody was cleaning the room for 40 minutes when I was waiting in the lobby being told

My room is still not ready yet


I had the best experience as a solo traveler. I lucked out with my private room being tucked away at the end of the hall. Plenty of privacy, no noise from the bar, just the normal street shenanigans. It truly felt like a little oasis in the city where you can be social/recluse as little or as much as you want. Friendly staff, incredible location less than 10 min walk to central station. Pricey but worth it. Book direct for free breakfast!


My only hostel this trip that had AC in my dorm.

Anyways, tons of steps and in the 10 person dorms its extremely steep. I had lots of plans but after I went to a coffee shop and went upstairs I was done.

This place is right next to the Red Light District, like literally is in De Wallen and if I hadnt made sure I was in this area I would not have known it was the red light district. I didnt see a single window with a woman in it, but I didnt look for it either.


Very damp

Rooms dark and had only one very small window - no ventilation and smelt like feet

No privacy

But the deals on drinks and food were pretty good however Amsterdam is very expensive as a whole


Great service


This hostel is great for night lifeits right in the center of Amsterdam night life and theres even a pretty lively bar/club on the ground floor of the hostel. Though the bar is great, when its busy its quite annoying because you have to walk through the crowded bar/club to get to the hostel door. Best thing about this hostelbathrooms. The bathrooms very brand new, very clean, and very user-friendly. Annoying thingthe outlets in the bed compartments are very very slow.


The location and bar was amazing. The downside was that our hostel room was a mess. Usually this wouldnt be the hostels problem except the people we were staying with were staff and they had left the floors and bathrooms dirty. Additionally, there was one washing machine for the whole hostel so it was almost always busy. The hostel is nice but Im not sure its value for money.



Anyone willing to get a different experience of Amsterdam picks St. Christopher's @ the Winston, the only hostel decorated by 30 different designers, your first culture-stop. Check-in, chill-out sipping your first beer in our private garden overlooking the red light district, and then go and see what Amsterdam has to offer!

But be back early in the evening, to save money on our cheap drinks in the bar, and try our own nightclub, the infamous Winston International, with a great selection of international DJ's.

All our rooms are ensuite and most have been renovated last year. Our bilingual local staff know Amsterdam inside out, and will make all the arrangements you need to smoothen your stay.

Location? Well, forget about buses, we are right where the action is, just minutes from everything, including the train station, the red light district (as a matter of fact, we are right on the edge of it…), the Dam Square and the Museums.
Within 100 meters, you will find everything Amsterdam offers, and more bars and coffee shops than you'll ever need!

How can I get a specific art room? Well book a private room, and pick your choice in reception on check-in!

St. Christopher's is also your no-brainer solution for a great stay in London, Edinburgh, Bruges, Bath, Brighton and Bruges.

Location and Contact


• St. Christopher's @ The Winston is on Warmoesstraat 129, between the Dam square, the Red Light District and the train Station (can you beat that???)
• From Dam Square
• Warmoesstraat starts on the north-east corner of the square. We are on number 129.
• From the Train Station
• From the big square outside the station, head towards the Victoria Hotel and follow the Damrak avenue, for about 200 meters. Turn left into Oudebrugsteeg (at the end of the cruise boats harbour). The second street, at the Chikita shop, is Warmoesstraat. Turn right into Warmoesstraat, and we are about 150 meters away, on number 129.
• This is a 5 to 10 minutes walk, depending on the weight of your backpack, but without any coffe shop or bar pitstops!
• From Schipol Airport
• Take a train shuttle to the Train Station. Trains leave every 10 minutes between 6am and 1am, and cost less than 4 euros one-way. The journey takes approximately 40 minutes. Follow then the above instructions from the station.
• Parking Facilities
• There is a Public Parking o Damrak, 50 meters from the Winston. Cost is around 4€ per hour.



Address: Warmoesstraat 129, Red Light District, Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

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Phone Number: +31 206 231 380
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Facilities and Amenities

Party Hostel

Solo Traveller



City Tours

Luggage Storage


Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Bike Rental

Lockers in Lobby


Air Conditioning


Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments


Entirely Non-Smoking

Evening Entertainment



Hair Dryers

Hot Showers

Live Music/Performance

Lounge Area


Pool Table

Walking Tours

Wheelchair Accessible

Checkout: 11:00 (11 AM)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: Unlimited

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 24 Hours

Size: Very Large (100+ beds)


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