OMG! This App Lets You Crash At One Of Mahabalipuram's Hippie Cafes For Free

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Imagine a weekend getaway where you wake up bang opposite the beach? Ideal, right? Now, what if we say it’s FREE? Yes! The Couch Surfing app lets you crash at Mahabalipuram’s Bob Marley Cafe for free and all you need to do is register and make a reservation! 

What Makes It Awesome

Couchsurfing, if you didn’t already know is a one-stop app for peeps who wish to travel like a local and crash at a place for free. All you got to do is sign up, let the world know if you’re accepting visitors at your place or need a place to crash and connect!

That’s what owner Robert Sava has done with Bob Marley Cafe in Mahabalipuram; he offers you a room opposite to the coast and the accommodation is absolutely free. Just pay for your food and drinks. A chilled-out cafe with hippie vibes, the Bob Marley Cafe is multi-storeyed building that has rooms and a cafe that serves lip-smacking seafood, along with bucket loads of alcohol. The place has seven rooms in total, out of which one sea-facing room is given out for this steal deal.

A hot favourite among many backpackers, Bob Marley Cafe hosts people from Chengalpattu to France, Australia, Spain and more! Apart from a private room with a bed comfortable for two and a picture perfect sit out (we love the view!), Robert provides surfboards if you want to catch some waves and there’s a lovely rooftop for dining & star gazing too. Romantic, no?

The cafe by the beach is located right beside many fishing boats and huts, so you’ll love the local feel of the place. Seafood happens to be a specialty here, so don’t miss their Tava Fried Prawns and Calamari. You could even try out their freshly caught fish and crab dishes. They’re open till midnight and they also serve Banana and Nutella pancakes all day long! For brekkie, try their yummy Tuna sandwiches, omelets and fresh juice. All this and a free place to crash at? We like!

What Could Be Better

Some people have had pretty not great experiences, so book in advance (2 weeks)  to make sure you reserve your place.