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The Hermit Crab 5 (1st floor)


The Hermit Crab 5 (1st floor)

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
Sparkling clean8 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.
Self check-inYou can easily check in with the doorman.
Great check-in experience94% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

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.


Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules

No parties or events
Check-in time is 10AM - 12PM (noon)
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with building staff


44 Reviews

Jayshree User Profile
April 2018
Lovely, clean, close to the beach. Close to food. Reasonably priced.
Arnab User Profile
Response from Arnab:
Hello Jayashree, the terrace will soon transform into a cafe. Then we will definitely have a thatched roof. Thank you for your suggestion though. We will work on it
April 2018
Madhu User Profile
April 2018
Great place, very close to the beach. Friendly hosts.
Anchal User Profile
March 2018
The Hermit Crab is a beautiful property by the beach and checks all the boxes for someone who wants to see the best of Pondicherry. Far enough but close enough from the city and Auroville, the property is located in a quaint corner by the Serenity Beach. Come evening, open the w…
Anjum User Profile
March 2018
Great place very accurate as described in the pics, Arnab was flexible with check in that was an great help. Place is just at the beach itself which makes this place worth it
Seema User Profile
January 2018
The location is 10 steps from the beach.The place is clean and calm .
Abhishek User Profile
December 2017
It's a decent place with amazing location ( one minute walk to the beach). The place is a little secluded, but I prefer it that way. Arnab also guided us, as in what all places to cover in the stipulated time. Overall I had a good stay.
Rekha User Profile
December 2017
I was keen on staying at a homestay closeby to the beach and found Arnab's place perfect. The room was clean, great hospitality by the hosts, special thanks to Ajay for always being there. However, I felt the hosts could provide toiletries and curtains in the room. I've traveled …

Hosted by Arnab

Puducherry, IndiaJoined in December 2014
Arnab User Profile
117 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: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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