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The Hermit Crab 1

The Hermit Crab 1

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
Self check-inYou can easily check in with the doorman.
Sparkling clean7 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.

The Hermit Crab is a quaint little guest house by the Serenity Beach. If you want to experience life on a beach, then you have stumbled upon the right place. While the guest house emulates the bygone era of the french, it also gives you a glimpse of life by the coast.



Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules

Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in time is 10AM - 12PM (noon)
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with building staff

29 Reviews

Rashmi User Profile
April 2018
Amazing place for relaxing over the weekend !!
Deepak User Profile
April 2018
Great experience because the rooms are nice, nearby restaurants have nice ambiance and good food and the beach is so close by that we loved strolling around often. The showers outside the rooms helped wash off sand before entering rooms. Had a nice, peaceful and pleasant vacation…
Surya User Profile
March 2018
Great place. Arnab is real friendly and always up to chill and hand out insider tips. Watch out for Siri, his pup. He is very excitable. The place is about 50m from serenity beach and a short distance from the main road that connects most of Pondicherry. Rooms are nice, clean and…
Akhilesh User Profile
February 2018
Nice, clean room with bare minimum necessities. It's located well, being right at the beach and pretty close to the French colonies. You can also rent bikes from a shack nearby. The caretaker is very friendly and there is also an adorable black labrador puppy you can play with. T…
Harriet User Profile
February 2018
This place is accurate in location and exactly as shown in the pictures. If in Pondicherry, I would strongly suggest you to stay in or around Serenity Beach as you will have an amazing time. Even after you finish strolling the white town and other locations, you will be happy you…
Darci User Profile
February 2018
The hermit crab is at a peaceful location on the beach, close enough to central Pondicherry to catch and auto there everyday but far away enough to enjoy some quiet. The room was very comfortable, clean and tidy and we felt at home there. Arnab is an accommodating host with local…
Tapobrata User Profile
January 2018
Arnab's place is located at a great location, just a one minutes walk to the sea (you can have a view of the sea from his place). The breakfast place outside his house is also good and has a nice view of the sea when you have your breakfast. Room was nice and clean, but was not r…

Hosted by Arnab

Puducherry, IndiaJoined in December 2014
Arnab User Profile
116 Reviews
I came to Pondi as a kid and totally fell in love with the place and it's streets, food and beaches. Not much of a city person, so after having tried my hand at being a chef in the cities, I decided to move back to this place I love to call my home and start The Hermit Crab. I a…
Languages: Bengali, English, Français, Hindi
Response rate: 90%
Response time: within an hour
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Puducherry, Tamil Nadu, India

With the outstanding beach spreading out majestically almost at the doorstep of The Hermit Crab, one cannot hope for a better neighborhood in terms of scenic beauty. The sea has unique personality of …

Getting around

Distances from the guest house
Pondicherry town: 5kms approx
Auroville Visitor's Centre: 9 kms approx

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