Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 1 week prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

50% of the total amount.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

'Gurukulam' Means home of a teacher and Gurukulam Hostel is an Art Theme hostel located in ' City Peaceful '. We are preparing a space for backpackers to teach ,learn and collaborate with their ideas and knowledge.

Our teams are here to help you to discover our city in different ways.

We can help you to cook your own meal as per your request.

We have our travel experts to design your travel plans around in India.

We have got a space for conducting workshop of Yoga, Theatre, Classical dance, and Kalaripayattu.

***Property Policies & Conditions:
1. Cancellation policy: 2 days before arrival.
2. Check in from 12:30 to 23:00.
3. Check out before 11:00 noon.
4. Payment upon arrival by cash. Credit card is accepted.
5. Reception working hours 09:00-23:00.
6. No age restriction.
7. Taxes included.
8. Breakfast included. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.5

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 9.6

  • Cleanliness 8.8

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    14 Oct 2019
    Had a great stay, met a lot of nice people, overall a fun experience at gurukul :)
    India, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    31 Aug 2019
    I think Gurukulam is one of the best hostel in pondicherry. you cant feel the same feeling as anywhere. homely feel the host is so welcoming. he always smile that is the best part. i woke him up in mid night because I was leaving. he was stilling smiled and cyaa us.
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    23 Aug 2019
    Everyone at Gurukulam was so welcoming and friendly, and really went out of their way to make us feel at home and comfortable throughout our stay. They gave us ideas for things to do and the atmosphere is very chill and friendly. I would definitely recommend staying here for anyone going to Pondicherry!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    27 Jul 2019
    I had an amazing time at Gurukulam Hostel! They were very accommodating to my early arrival, and breakfast was absolutely delicious! They always ensure you’re comfortable and everything is very clean. The location was also close to many of the points of interest in Pondicherry. Would recommend this hostel to anyone!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    18 Oct 2019
    Nice cosy hostel, not far from the beach and basically close to everything. The breakfast was absolutely awesome.
    Belgium, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    24 Sep 2019
    Hi My sister and I really enjoyed our homely stay here. Govind and Sudesh our hosts were amazing and went out of their way to ensure we were comfortable. Rajamani the lovely motherly lady made delicious south Indian brekkie for us every morning. Mafia their ginger cat kept my sister entertained. The place is artistically decorated, has a lot of greenery. We met a lot of very talented theatre actors staying there and even watched their outstanding play Chandala in the local theatre.
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    15 Aug 2019
    Great place and location. The host Sudeesh is also very friendly and always ready to help. I had a great time and met some nice people.
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    15 Aug 2019
    Great hostel right by White Town. Rock Beach/Pondy Bazar/Eateries just a short walk away. Sudish and group are excellent hosts and extremely helpful. Also met an amazing bunch of people during the stay and had a great time chilling and hitting the bars with them.
    India, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    01 Nov 2019
    Lovely place with good ambience and nice people to stay and share stories with. Only the washrooms could be a little better kept. Otherwise love the kind of vibes it gives and it all very well kept.
    India, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    07 Sep 2019
    What's the right hostel? Keeping price, comfort and the fun environment aside, you also want the right location! I chose to stay here because it's in White town, and that represents most of what you would want to explore in Pondicherry. And yes, the hostel location didn't fail at it. The bonus was being there with great people, a caring cook and cutely hopeless cat. Live out there and explore Pondicherry, but crash at Gurukulam coz it's worth it.
    India, Mixed Group, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Common Room
  • Cots Available
  • Fitness Centre
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Towels Not Included
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Currency Exchange
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Wake-up calls
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi