If you are planning on heading to Memphis and need a cheap place to stay, look no further. The Pilgrim House Hostel is the perfect place to stay while you explore everything Memphis has to offer.
Yes it is quirky, with a deposit system where you pay $10 and can only retrieve your money at check out after you have completed your chores. These are pretty easy, from cleaning the bathroom windows to emptying the crumbs from the bottom of the toaster. You have to be a pretty lazy person for this to bother you.
The hostel itself is located in Midtown Memphis on Cooper Street, which is a great location for some bars and restaurants but is a few miles away from the ‘touristy attractions’ like Graceland, The Memphis Zoo and Beale Street.
Even though the transport system in Memphis is nearly non existent, there is a shuttle service not too far from the Hostel which will take you to the attractions and the Zoo is also only a short walk away. They also offer bike hire for a cheap $15 a day, so getting around is not as big of a problem as some people may make out.
The dorms are clean as are the bathrooms and general relaxation areas. There is a shared bathroom which people may find weird as the shower has no door, just a curtain to separate you from subtle peekers (I didn’t come across any of these people though). They also have private bathrooms across the hall, which when it is quiet are usually free.
They have chill out rooms with sofa’s, games and books and an outside decking area where you can just watch the world go by. The kitchen is huge, with everything you may need, from the usual pots and pans, to a fridge with free food (as long as it is not labelled with someone’s name obviously). They also offer free breakfast in the morning, with fresh coffee and the ingredients to make your own pancakes or oatmeal!
Planning on coming to Memphis and want to book in? Here are their details;-
Address: 1000 Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104
Telephone: (901) 273-8341
Price per night (dorms): $25.00
Price per night (private): $40.00 pppn plus $20 additional guest.