The Ashram offers accommodation in a number of guest houses situated within a mile of the main Ashram building. These guest houses are meant primarily for visitors to Sri Aurobindo Ashram and not for tourists looking out for cheap accommodation during their stay in Pondicherry. Hence strict rules of cleanliness and conduct apply in all the guest houses. Please note that these guest houses are not commercial hotels: there are no phones or TVs in the rooms, nor is there any provision for room service. Most close their gates at 10.30 p.m. and guests are expected to return by that time.

Many guest houses are selective and prefer a personal introduction before giving reservations.

Visitors from abroad must be registered at the Government's Foreigners' Registration Office. Only three of the guest houses mentioned below have the necessary authorisation to do this registration.


Name of Guest House
Checkout Time
F.R.O. Auth.
Park Guest House
12.00 p.m.
Yes
  1, Goubert Avenue (Beach Road)
Pondicherry - 605001

Phone: +91413 2224644 / 2233644
Working Hours: 7am - 10pm
Cottage Guest House
12.00 p.m.
Yes
Cottage Guest House
3, Rangapillai Street
Pondicherry - 605001

Phone: +91413 2233610
Working Hours: 8 - 12noon, 2 - 4pm
(Sunday) 8.30 - 9.30am
New Guest House
12.00 p.m.
No
New Guest House
64, Rue Romain Rolland,
Pondicherry - 605001

Phone: +91413 2221553 / 2233634
Email: newguesthouse@gmail.com
Working Hours: 6.30 am - 10 pm