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2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
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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.

The space

One word that describes the room is comfort. Get a home away from home right on the beach. With an old grandfather's bed with a cosy mattress, forget all your worries. Wake up to the waves crashing and the sun right above the horizon beckoning you.
A wardrobe for your essentials and a washroom which meets your basic requirements.

Minimalist with a touch of oriental, the room will make you feel welcome. A red wall is the most attractive part of room and you are more than welcome to click as many selfies against it

Guest access

There is an open shower in the courtyard. The guests are requested to use the shower to wash off any sand coming from the beach. The terrace of the guest house is open to all and has an amazing view of the bay, is also quiet breezy throughout the day. A perfect to relax and catch the sunrise or a moonrise.

Interaction with guests

I am mostly available in person or just a phone call away for any queries.

Wireless Internet
Smoking allowed
Weekly Discount: 11%
Weekend Price $39 SGD / night
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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

Guests are kindly requested not to do any kind of cooking in the rooms.
Take care of the rooms and treat it as their own house.
A maid is available on request to get the rooms cleaned
Avoid entering the rooms with sandy clothes if returning from the beach, the open shower can be used to wash off the excess sand.

1 night minimum stay

28 Reviews

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Sharanya User Profile
September 2017
Nice and comfortable stay

Nikita User Profile
September 2017
Located right at the beach, this geust house offers best of both the worlds. It is located in between auroville and pondicherry, so you can enjoy both the places along with having a beach view. But if you do not know how to ride a two wheeler then you might have a little difficulty and might end up spending a lot on commuting. This is one of the only problems I faced. Besides that, Aranb is a great host and it felt like staying at a friends place. The best part of my stay was the authentic south Indian non-veg thali that he took me for. If you are visiting pondicherry, this is a must have. Ask him for suggestions for food and places to visit, he will give good, reliable advice. Safe for solo female travellers.

Kapil User Profile
August 2017
As always, a great stay at The Hermit Crab. Arnab now also provides a clean nutritious breakfast that I'd recommend if you are not familiar with Pondi and are not a morning person. The room on the top does get a little hot and needs the windows open to let in the cool breeze post 8 PM. You need a bike to get in and around the place so make sure you make arrangements before hand. Other than that, I like staying here and it's a great place for the price. Catch a surf lesson while you're here.

Aishwarya User Profile
August 2017
The first thing about this place which caught my attention was the cleanliness. The room has everything you need. Great view of the beach from the room and from the guest-access terrace!

Yogeshwar User Profile
August 2017
Hotel is under construction * NO AC * Can't keep the windows open, as there is no blinds/screens * Bathroom Windows are not there and completely open Survive with friends but not recommended for Family

Jugal User Profile
July 2017
The hermit crab is brilliantly located at serenity beach, and Arnab is a terrific host. He guided me through everything I needed. I'd highly recommend the hermit crab to anyone who is considering living here.

Ritushree User Profile
June 2017
This was a vacation I will probably never forget any time in the near future. Beautiful place and even better people. Arnab is the best host you can hope for, he ends up being your friend more than a host. Next visit we are hoping for an amazing meal by Arnab. I would suggest this place to anyone who is visiting Pondicherry. Right on the beach and a vibe you ll rarely come across!

Puducherry, IndiaJoined in December 2014
Arnab User Profile

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 always look forward to meeting various people from different walks of life and sharing stories with them.

Languages: Bengali, English, Français, Hindi
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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