Uncovering Europe's best budget hotels since 2001.

St. Christopher's at the Winston

Warmoesstraat 129,, Amsterdam, Netherlands

8.3
Editor's Pick
St. Christopher's at the Winston, Amsterdam

Photo by EuroCheapo.com

Doubles from: $67 to $142

Note: This hotel does not offer online booking through our reservation partners. To see all available hotels in Amsterdam, please search below.

Check Rates for Amsterdam Hotels

EuroCheapo is currently checking rates for your dates
Editor's Pick

Reviewed by EuroCheapo.com Editors

St. Christopher’s at the Winston, or, as we like to call it, the "Winston Museum of Contemporary Art," is a branch of the St. Christopher’s Inn hostel chain. It’s located on one of the oldest and noisiest streets in Amsterdam. Don't be embarrassed if the thought of sleeping in the heart of the Red Light District gives you the jitters. At least stop by and check the place out. It's a tourist stop in its own right.

In a land where art-themed hotels are becoming increasingly popular, the St. Christopher’s at the Winston can consider itself a trendsetter, as it holds the distinction of being the first hotel in the Netherlands that offered specially designed "art rooms."

Each of the seven floors (there's an elevator) has a different theme that begins in the hallways and carries into the bedrooms. Paintings and pieces of art, which were created expressly for the hotel, adorn the walls and boast varying degrees of originality, functionality and normality. All singles and doubles have some art theme going on, while larger rooms are normal—or as normal as the Winston gets.

For instance, there's Tough Mother's Floor, home to Maria's Room, an immaculate space furnished entirely in white. The Heineken Room is also up for grabs, with its green-bottle themed décor. If that doesn't give you a buzz, try out the High Tech Chamber, Honeymoon Suite or Smirnoff Button Room.

During our last trip to Amsterdam, we spent three fun nights in the hotel. The more outrageous of our rooms was papered with vintage dominatrix kink photos. The room was darkish, red all over and papered with photos of women with whips, weights and other women. It's that kind of place.

Rooms range from private singles to eight-bed dorms and all rooms have private bathrooms.

In the summer, the Winston opens its courtyard, allowing guests to lounge with a book or grab a drink at the 24-hour bar. The hotel's management also runs the club next door where you can dance all night without ever getting too far from your "piece" of art.

Reviewed by: Tom Meyers, EuroCheapo Staff Writer

Note: This hotel was visited by a EuroCheapo editor and is recommended based on cleanliness, location, price and overall quality. EuroCheapo did not charge this hotel to be listed.

Amenities

Hotel

  • Breakfast Included
  • Elevator
  • Reception: 24-Hour

Room

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom: Private
  • Cable TV
  • Handicap accessible rooms
  • Safe

Contact

Warmoesstraat 129,
Red Light District, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Phone: +31 (0)20 623 1380
Fax: +31 (0)20 639 2308

Website: http://www.winston.nl

Email: winston@winston.nl

About the St. Christopher's at the Winston neighborhood

Amsterdam's (in)famous Red Light District lies within the "Old Center," a short walk from Centraal Station. True, the area is home to those notorious red windows, live sex shows and marijuana-peddling coffee shops. But well-policed, yet happy-go-lucky 'hood is hardly a dangerous free-for all—and it's home to some cool shops and many affordable hotels.

St. Christopher's at the Winston, Amsterdam
St. Christopher's at the Winston, Amsterdam
St. Christopher's at the Winston, Amsterdam
St. Christopher's at the Winston, Amsterdam

Nearby Hotels

Doubles from $123

(0.2 km)

8.2 out of 10
The Greenhouse Effect, Amsterdam

Doubles from $58

(0.23 km)

6.7 out of 10
Hotel Vijaya, Amsterdam

Doubles from $89

(0.24 km)

6.9 out of 10
Hotel De Gerstekorrel, Amsterdam

Doubles from $129

(0.24 km)

8.1 out of 10
Rho, Amsterdam

Doubles from $71

(0.27 km)

6.8 out of 10
Old Quarter, Amsterdam

Follow Us