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Pilgrim House Hostel

1000 S Cooper St, Back Entrance, Memphis, TN 38104
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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here for 3 nights and didn't have a problem. The staff were very friendly and helpful and I loved the fact you had to do a small chore each day. There was free wifi and breakfast and the place was pretty secure. It's a bit run down, but who cares if all you want is a cheap bed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Just returned home from spending 6 great days in Memphis, at the Pilgrim House Hostel. This was my first experience at a Hostel, and was very pleasantly surprised. The staff were so kind and helpful, getting me up to speed with everything, and helping me with anything I needed. The facility was always safe and each public and private room... More 

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Svendborg, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

We were here for three weeks, and had absolutely no trouble with it at all - if you wake up between 9 and 11 there's free breakfast in the kitchen - the staff was friendly and welcoming. you have to do small chores each day, but it's very small things like: "wipe off the kitchen counter" and can be done... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

We stayed here for two nights and had no real issues but nothing outstanding either, however as it's the only hostel in Memphis you don't have much choice. Bad points -A little grubby -Staff could be friendlier -You need to do a daily chore (not a big deal e.g. water plants) -Beds aren't great Good points -Great location -Nice outside... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Our student writing travel program spent one night here. The first thing we noticed as we came in was that there were dirty sheets on several beds that the staff had to quickly remove. The "clean" sheets we then set up were stained. We looked through the drawers and found a pair of used false eyelashes. Next we went to... More 

4 Thank student_travel_fun
Belo Horizonte, MG
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The staff is friendly, but the access is really bad. That's not the hostels fault tho, because public transportation sucks in Memphis. Also, be prepared to do some house chores. Every morning they will pick one up for you. That's quite alright, but doesn't seem to fit with the price they're charging. It's more expensive than my hostel in NYC.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

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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148 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 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.

Thank Andrew M
Bloomington, Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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 

1 Thank Wanda K
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