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Lazy Duck Hostel, Eco Cabins & Lightweight Camping Ground

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300 metres off the Nethy Bridge to Tomintoul Road | At the village boundary, Nethy Bridge PH25 3ED, Scotland
Lazy Duck Hostel, Eco Cabins & Lightweight Camping Ground
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Such a relaxing place. Owners and staff very welcoming and helpful. Also love the owners dog, sat with our group half the night. My 2nd visit (a few of my pals 3rd visit). Our group had a brilliant time as usual. Most definatley will be back. Cannot think of a downside to this place. Just love the place. A few... More 

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lazyduckhostel, Owner at Lazy Duck Hostel, Eco Cabins & Lightweight Camping Ground, responded to this review

So that's where the dog went! You must have bribed him with your barbie; hope you didn't give him any beer cos he'd already had some from the campers - only joking. Great to read that your 3rd return visit was as good as ever for you all. Thanks and we'll look out for you again sometime after the wedding.... More 

Fife
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Myself and my boyfriend stayed in the Ducks Nest at the beginning of July. It was definitely one of the most relaxing places I have ever been and the girl who showed us around at the start of our stay was brilliant. Also the Ducks Nest has the comfiest bed ever! My only minor criticism would be that it is... More 

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lazyduckhostel, Owner at Lazy Duck Hostel, Eco Cabins & Lightweight Camping Ground, responded to this review

Thanks you two for the thunderingly positive review of your stay and the contribution to it made by our international volunteer helpers. Good to know also that your experience of the bed comfort echoes that of others who love it. On the Hot Tub costs, you have a point and we will make it more clear on the website just... More 

2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited The Lazy Duck last weekend based on reviews from TA and chose to stay in The Duck's Nest. It really is a unique, quirky and cosy retreat away from the usual busy life! We were welcomed by one of the volunteers and showed around the whole place. The ducks are amazing! We paid for some fresh duck eggs... More 

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lazyduckhostel, Owner at Lazy Duck Hostel, Eco Cabins & Lightweight Camping Ground, responded to this review

Thanks folks from the ducks. They enjoyed your company too and are grateful for your top rating for their eggs. Also, our industrious volunteers are mighty pleased to get a mention. That was kind of you. David & Team Lazy Duck More 

Perth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful setting and helpful staff who are always about if you need them. We hired the hostel privately for 7 people and it was lovely. The area to sit out and bbq and eat was fab especially since we had a thunder storm with huge hail. Kids loved feeding the ducks in the morning and playing at the swings. Nice... More 

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lazyduckhostel, Owner at Lazy Duck Hostel, Eco Cabins & Lightweight Camping Ground, responded to this review

Thanks so much Fiona and the gang. Good to know everyone here pulled the rabbits out of the hat for you and that Lazy Duck was good news for you all. No extra charge either for hailstones in July you notice. Quite a rarity - so far! All the best, David & Team Lazy Duck More 

Cheddar, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Overall this was a relaxing stay of 2 nights. I had 'Ducks Nest' eco cabin for myself. While it was a joy to wake up to red squirrels outside the window and sit and watch them and deer via the verande, I do feel the feature made of the 'wildfowl pond' is a little misleading. The pond is a new... More 

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lazyduckhostel, Owner at Lazy Duck Hostel, Eco Cabins & Lightweight Camping Ground, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback Alan; we are of course disappointed that you should have found fault with some aspects of your stay at The Duck's Nest. We imagine you must have reflected further on your stay while travelling home as, on departure, you were assuring JC our manager that you were looking forward to making a return visit, next... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I stayed in Lazy Duck Hostel for 2 nights and it was just unique experience. I simply felt like in a fairy tale. The hostel was rather small but there was everything one might need for nice and comfortbale stay. I heartily recommend to all romantic souls and backpackers.

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lazyduckhostel, Owner at Lazy Duck Hostel, Eco Cabins & Lightweight Camping Ground, responded to this review

Glad Lazy Duck has been able to expand your fairytale experience Michaela. Thanks for coming and contributing. David & Team Lazy Duck More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Lazy Duck is a great place, in a beautiful part of the country. The hostel and campsite has everything you need and more. The only downside to it was the constant rules and being checked up on - even when we were in our beds at 745am. I noticed in another post this was the case too, and it wasn't... More 

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lazyduckhostel, Owner at Lazy Duck Hostel, Eco Cabins & Lightweight Camping Ground, responded to this review

Oh Alan! How could you? The same Alan who wrote in our Visitors' Book ....... " great facilities and will be back" True you complained about rules but your suggestion about being visited at 7.45 am is simply preposterous. Look please at other reviews and you will see that apart from a very, very few our Team including the Owners... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Stayed here for 2 nights in the hostel. Most beautiful setting within woodland and a very cute hostel, so peaceful. Had everything we needed - kitchen fully kitted out. The staff were lovely and always there to help if you needed. Everything really clean, and particularly liked the sleeping pouches.. Surrounded by little woodland creatures - even saw a red... More 

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lazyduckhostel, Owner at Lazy Duck Hostel, Eco Cabins & Lightweight Camping Ground, responded to this review

Thanks Izzy for your generous review. When folk make the comments you do then it encourages hugely the team here. Thank you. David & Team Lazy Duck More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Booked this for my girlfriend and I as one last wee break before we have our first child. Couldn't have been happier with the accommodation,setting or staff.JC was very friendly and helpful on arrival in particular with providing maps of the local area and showing us how everything works, he is a real asset to you guys. Beautiful cabin with... More 

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lazyduckhostel, Owner at Lazy Duck Hostel, Eco Cabins & Lightweight Camping Ground, responded to this review

May all go very well for you both in the coming months. We loved your comments and thank you for them. And yes, you are so very right about JC. He and Jo are treasures. David & Team Lazy Duck More 

Swansea, United Kingdom
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We stayed in the Woodman's Hut for 6 nights, and they were the bests ever! We had a wonderful stay, loved having no electricity, no real running water (It was January, so everything was frozen). I espacially loved the evening in front of the fire reading books and just talking to my boyfriends and drinking a glass of red wine.... More 

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lazyduckhostel, Owner at Lazy Duck Hostel, Eco Cabins & Lightweight Camping Ground, responded to this review

Rarely does a review quite capture the vision that The Woodman's Hut was made for you AND you for the hut. Many, many thanks for sharing your experience. Our team is thrilled. David & Team Lazy Duck More 

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