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Pilgrim House Hostel

1000 S Cooper St, Back Entrance, Memphis, TN 38104
Pilgrim House Hostel
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Melbourne, Australia
16 reviews 16 reviews
14 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is the only hostel located in Memphis but in hindsight we should have looked at motels / inns as other options since this hostel was average.. And that's putting it lightly. My friend and I have been to many hostels around the States and this is the first one where people are made to do chores! I know... More 

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Cedar Park, Texas
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86 reviews 86 reviews
12 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The hostel seems to be in a hip, yet safe, area with lots of bars and shops around and about 10 minutes away from the city center. There was ample parking in the back lot. There weren't any locks on the doors to the rooms, but they did have some lockers. They have a very cozy common room and WiFi... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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110 reviews 110 reviews
53 hotel reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

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
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

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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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
7 helpful votes 7 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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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
13 reviews 13 reviews
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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3 hotel reviews
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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
29 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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