I stayed at the St Christopher's in Paris, which I loved, so I figured the Amsterdam version would be equally if not more awesome. And the atmosphere was awesome, as promised, and the rooms were well designed and I liked the art, however, there was one big glaring thing that made my stay with them harrowing.
They double booked my bed. Twice.
Now, the first night, it was kind of funny, I guess. I'm a female travelling alone, mind you, so when I come back at dinnertime to my six-bed mixed dorm and find a dude sitting in my bed (on my stuff?), I was a bit concerned, but they cleared that up and hahaha stuff happens sometime, right? They booked me into another room down the hall, and all was gravy.
But the second night? I was in my bed, asleep, at 2 am, and woke to a dude standing over me, angry and yelling, that I was sleeping in his bed. Scary? Yeah. And then the front desk guy came to the room and looked at me like I was a stoner who had wandered into the wrong room and acted very patronizing. But I had my security card that showed I was in the right bed, and his face turned red as he realized that someone messed up, hard.
I got transferred to yet another room, private at least, and was refunded my money for the night, but still. My experience was soured. Two times? Come on. Get your booking system together, guys.
I did like the vibe there, and the wifi was fantastic, and the food at Belushi's is great. The beds were comfy and clean, and they give you towels and shampoo which is a bonus. It's just probably way better for people travelling in groups. Get a private room, and hope that they don't double book that one.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- If you're looking to have a great time in Amsterdam, St Christopher's at the Winston has to be your place to be. When you stay at the St Christopher's not only are you in the most central location, next to all of the best attractions, you also have access to our very own private beer garden, attached to the Belushi's bar. Add to that a built-in nightclub at the famous Winston Kingdom next door and you can't go wrong. This is the perfect place to meet other travelers, save money, and party like a rock star. Of course there is also FREE Wi-Fi throughout the entire building. Why not come by and say "hi" to our awesome, multi-lingual team, consisting of friendly expats and locals of all ages? We are always happy to help, or just to hang out. We're sure you're going to love your time here in Amsterdam, and in our hostel, as much as we do! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel St Christophers At Winston
- Hotel Winston
- Winston Hotel Amsterdam
- Winston Amsterdam