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We run a naturally simple, yet very beautiful and clean guesthouse for those people seeking for a real experience in Auroville, instead of staying in the usual tourist accommodation. We have a peculiar community atmosphere and we are totally immersed in nature, which here is characterized by the tropical evergreen dry forest and the most colorful birds. At the same time, we are located in the very center of Auroville, only a few hundred meters from the Matrimandir, the Visitor’s Center, the Town Hall and the Solar Kitchen.

Our place is perfect for a diverse stay as you can relax in a hammock in the garden or be active and do any practice in our beautiful yoga hall. For those who are interested and stay long enough, we are also happy to share our experience here and some of the history and complexities of the “City of Dawn”. Time to time we also organize a 4-days intensive program – Experience Auroville – for people who wish to discover some very interesting projects and deepen their understanding of Auroville: an intentional community in the making, aspiring for unity in diversity, yet far from the dream in the current reality.

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Our guesthouse has a large variety of accommodation styles to meet the needs and wishes of each and every guest. Our DORMITORY accommodation facilities are mainly made of wood and bamboo and have a traditional coconut roof; they are more suitable for guests on a budget or looking for a rural Indian adventure. Our BASIC & STANDARD (shared bathroom) & COMFORT (attached bathroom) accommodation facilities are very diverse, but they all have in common a beautiful design; they are more suitable for guests who prefer a comfortable lodging or a tranquil experience.

All types of accommodations are equipped with fan, electricity, and power back-up for lights only. Comfort rooms additionally have fans connected to power back-up. All the showers (shared or private) are connected to a solar heater that provides hot water all-year round, even during monsoon and in the night thanks to the electric back-up. We have a well-equipped common kitchen that is available for guests use. Please bring your own flashlight, towel, toilet paper, soap, etc. We have lockers available for guests staying in shared accommodation, but bring your own lock. We are an alcohol and drug free campus, while smocking cigarettes is allowed only in a dedicated area.

Minimum Stay and Arrival Time:

We have a 3-nights minimum stay from the 1st of July until the 14th of December and a 7-nights minimum stay from the 15th of December till the 18th of March. This is because we like to have the opportunity to get to know our guests a little better, and it’s also difficult to fully enjoy or understand Auroville in any less time.

Our Office Hours are from 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Saturday and 8.30 am to 12.30 pm on Sunday. Check-in time is from 2 pm onwards and check-out time is up to 11 am. If you plan to arrive at a different time, please let us know; otherwise you won’t find anyone to welcome you. Also, shops and restaurants in Auroville close down around 8 pm, so please come prepared with food/snacks if you’re arriving late.


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