Conversing over Email, the Place seem to be just what we were looking, Upon arriving, we had to read through and sign about millions rules to do with the hostel, drinking and sorts of other rubbish.
We were then instructed we would be doing some sort of cleaning activity each day and upon questioning what this might be we got a very strange reaction. Never in my life have I paid to stay at a place and was forced to do a job or not get my deposit back.
The Desk Staff were not helpful at all in terms of public transport, either "we don't know, or we don't use it". The had maps and guides all around place, but firstly if you actually don't quite know where you are, it makes it a little hard to work things out.
The bathrooms were very clean and tidy, the one good thing about the place. The bedding was super uncomfortable. Again a plus side, bedding with extra blankets and wash towels were included, you didn't really need the extra blankets because the heat was cranked up so high during the night.
In order to get to town, it was either work out the public transport system, or get some guy to drive you round town. We opted for the driver the first day just to get our bearings. We got bombarded with Church talk and then this person decided to completely write off memphis by talking about all the crime and overweight people and the KKK, really really strange. We decided to pay more and get a normal taxi on our way back that night.
Most of the people staying there (which was less than 10) where not guests they were students, Again which raises my questions of the job you have to do....
If your desperate to save some cash in Memphis, it would be a last resort. Its a good 5 miles from the city centre, its a $15 o/w cab ride, or if you can work the bus stop out, which once we used it is only a block away, its a $1.50, but the buses run late and early also.
Couple of 1/2 decent bars around the hostel, but its really not worth it, its so far from the city centre and there is nothing to do at the hostel apart from the free WIFI.