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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on Hostelworld.com 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.
  • Hostelworld.com 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 3 weeks 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

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Additional Terms and Conditions

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The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, High / Secondary School, Business Trip, Sports Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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

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8.3
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Community Hostel, a community space in middle of the city

Community Hostel - a community accommodation offered by Natura, for very limited people with a purpose of cultural exchange, meet locals and travelers, teach kids etc. Be ready for a city trail with a new friend you meet at the hostel.

Property: Community Hostel, a community stay in a three storied building located in a residential zone very close to MG Road, has a facility to accommodate 45 people at present.

Natura, founded by Natesa Iyer, 27 years old male host, a mystic, poet and a philanthropist. Natesa is being a host since 2009 and hosting people from across the world. The community is always up for a open discussion or you can find a friend from the residents for a walk or to show you around. People in the community are very happy about meeting new people and passionate about listening to stories and sharing stories.
You should note that it is not a commercial hostel but a community where there are many long term residents lives in and working on various projects around Pondicherry, many of them were doctors, pharma researchers, bankers and so on from elite society, they will be ready to help you out in traveling, shopping, providing information, exchanging stories etc. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.3

  • Security 8.2

  • Location 8.4

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 6.4

  • Cleanliness 8.4

  • Facilities 7.8


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    18 Jan 2019
    Supurb place in Pondy!
    Sweden, Couple, 31-40
  • 9.7

    Superb

    15 Jun 2018
    Had a great time in Pondicherry while staying here. Super convenient in accessing the best parts of the city!
    India, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    28 Dec 2018
    It was a nice place to stay for reasonable price. Staff were very polite and helpful. Rajeshwar helped me in exploring Pondicherry by suggesting places and planning. I came to know about Pichavaram from him, a good place for boating.
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    29 Dec 2018
    Value for money. Good for budget trips.
    India, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    13 Mar 2018
    Basic but clean and decent rooms, no AC so can get very warm. Staff very helpful. Walking distance to white town and all main attractions/restaurants.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    29 Apr 2018
    A good budget place to stay. Location and cleanliness can be improved. A good overall stay.
    India, Male, 18-24
  • 6.0

    Good

    15 Mar 2018
    I took single room with bathroom. Room was in ground floor, very clean, no bugs, but humid, hot and badly ventilated. Next to kitchen. Roof is nice to chill out and maybe shared rooms in higher floors are better. I will never know.
    Argentina, Male, 41+
  • 5.1

    Rating

    22 Dec 2018
    You can't say it's a hostel ! I booked a bed in dorm and they gave me a room ,it's more of a shabby hotel than hostel ! Maybe there was some construction going on so they gave me a room ! There's no ambience of hostel ! No common room ! No place to interact with fellow travellers. Although location is good
    India, Male, 18-24
  • 4.0

    Rating

    24 May 2018
    When we booked Natura, we paid attention to the good reviews but wish we didn't. Pro's: Good Location Nice Rooftop area Cheap Con's Absolutely Filthy. The bedrooms had mould in, the bathroom looked like it hadn't been cleaned in months. Uncomfortable beds Unwashed pillows Large windows/vents in the bedroom and bathroom meant we could hear everything going on in the hallway and neighbours bathroom. People sleeping in hallways Staff not around so had to call and wait for someone to check out
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 3.1

    Rating

    25 Aug 2018
    Location was inconvenient and surroundings were not upto the mark. No power during the night, we had to vacate the property in the middle of a rainy night. The hostel must have power back up.
    India, Male, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Towels Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities


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