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Pilgrim House Hostel

1000 S Cooper St, Back Entrance, Memphis, TN 38104
Pilgrim House Hostel
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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107 reviews 107 reviews
52 hotel reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great hostel with a very homely feel. Located in a nice part of town near bars and cafes. The staff are great. It's one of the better hostels that I've stayed at in the US. You'll need a car if you want to stay here as it's a bit of a hike (10 min. drive) to the city's attractions.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hostel is definitely everything one should expect from a hostel. Security is good (must have a code to come into the building) and you are able to rent a room if privacy is your thing. Parking is free, which was a huge plus for us considering we were stopping by on a road trip. It's also located down the... More 

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Doetinchem, The Netherlands
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

It's not like you have any alternative if you're looking for a hostel in Memphis, since it's the only one. Bathrooms are OK. Beds are big. Upon checking in you have to agree to the rules which as I later found out forbid drinking alcohol (and silence after 11pm). I was kindly asked to finish my beer outside. Kitchen is... More 

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Amherst, MA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Having just completed a cross-country trip during which I stayed in hostels for the first time in my life, I can only say that Pilgrim House sets the bar high. The resident assistants live on site, which means they have a personal stake in seeing that the place is clean, safe and comfortable. Great neighborhood in the Cooper Young area,... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The staff are super friendly, the hostel has everything you need. you should not let the daily chore deter you, its very very easy. The beds were really comfortable. the kitchen is huge. Also you shouldn't be worried about not being allowed alcohol, there is a bar around the corner.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This hostel was perfectly nice, very good price for what it's worth. The hostel has a strange chore system where you leave a small deposit and do a chore a day such as cleaning the barstools in the kitchen, otherwise you don't get your deposit when you leave. Bit silly but hey, what can you do. The bathrooms are private... More 

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Pittsburgh
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

First stay at a hostel with friends, lobby was interesting a lot of employees just sitting around, we were initially sure what to do but the sleeping areas were very clean and comfy and the outdoor patio was amazing. A lot cheaper then a hotel definitely worth the price

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Montreal, Canada
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63 reviews 63 reviews
28 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

One of the problem if you are staying at this hostel is the location. If you have no car, you have to take the bus. And do not trust the bus system in Memphis. On the week end, it stops too early. But you have goods bar and restaurants close to the hostel. The hostel is on the average. Good... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014 via mobile

After being shown our room we booked another place to stay. Finding it. We drove around the block a few times as there is only a tiny sign out front. No sign to the parking at all and nothing on the door to enter when you eventually find it. There is a mystery code and no bell to alert them... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Located a fair way from the main sights (they have bikes for rent and there are also bus connections to downtown), I had a very pleasant stay at this hostel. The rooms were nothing special, just back to basics - clean and comfortable. There is a large kitchen and dining area which you can store your food at, and cooking... More 

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