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Lazy Duck Hostel

Nethy Bridge PH25 3ED, Scotland
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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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Lazy Duck a few weeks ago, in the lovely The Duck's Nest cabin. It feels really private and is perfect for couples, and the veranda overlooks the duck's pond. The cabin itself is beautifully presented - it is rustic and homely. One of the best bits was waking up to red squirrels on their feeding table,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hostel at the Lazy Duck is very cozy. My partner and I are from London and joined a pair of longstanding travelling companions from Seattle there for a week in July. We were blessed with good weather, few midges, and sights of the wildlife including red squirrels, crested tits, ospreys, lizards... we even joined our host Valery on her... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at Lazy Duch for a reasonable period of time and can affirm that the place is unique. Besides, it is good located, and I could even cycle to several places such as Aviemore while being there. Do not hesitate to try the hot tub at any time: you will not regret it. And last but not least, I... More

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Horsforth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've stayed at a number of camp sites and this one really is quite different, in a good way. Everyone we met was pleasant and helpful, we got a good welcome and comprehensive tour of the site by JC upon arrival. The site itself is fantastically thought out, and the woodman's shower is actually really great (I was initially dubious... More

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lazyduckhostel, Owner at Lazy Duck Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind review. You are not the first convert to our warm water bush showers. We guess you were using the brand new Wild Willow shower which serves the 4 pitch lightweight tent camping ground. It really has been a hit and we are hurriedly doing a reprint of the 'Certificates of Courage' campers can award themselves, take... More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Was a nice couples get away and the volunteer JC was great and really helpful. Took a while to shine to the owners but soon we where all feeding the ducks and chatting. The woodcutters cabin was great and the eco friendly approach made it really fun to shower in the freezing cold under hot water overlooking Cairngorm. 4 stars!

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lazyduckhostel, Owner at Lazy Duck Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks so much folks for your encouraging review. It looks as if you were staying in our Woodman's Hut on the edge of the 100 acre moor, looking straight to Cairngorm. Yes, the view from the warm bush shower there is one of the most unusual and rewarding you are likely to find around here. Just to help you and... More

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Third time at the Hostel. Fantastic facility in a really beautiful setting. Sadly didn't have time for the natural hot-tub, but enjoyed a glass of wine next to the roaring fire. Very friendly and helpful staff.

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London
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10 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

My partner and I fell in love with Lazy Duck the moment we came through the gate at the front of the property. We stayed in the Woodman's Hut so cannot comment on the other accommodation, but from the outside everything looked beautiful with lovely gardens and places to sit and watch the world go by. David and Valery both... More

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lazyduckhostel, Owner at Lazy Duck Hostel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind review. When folk travel all the way from London to dip into the elemental life of The Lazy Duck, we do our best to see that the reality here matches any rhetoric in the way we may have described this small 6 acre 'oasis' to you. That takes team effort and it's good that you... More

Peterhead, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This might honestly be my favourite accommodation to date. My friend and I had the whole little hostel to ourselves during our stay at the beginning of April, but even if we'd had to share we couldn't have found better value for money. For the same price per night as other hostels charged us for a bunk bed and shower,... More

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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

Our group was two families of cousins, 8 in total and we had a superb time at lazy duck. Great location, friendly owners and management, extraordinarily peaceful, comfortable hostel, unlimited wood for the indoor wood burner and the outdoor fire/barbecue. We will return for walks, cycling, skiing and tranquility, this is a great destination.

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lazyduckhostel, Owner at Lazy Duck Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks so much from us all. It is good to know that as winter beckons enthusiasts like you are actively seeking unusual hostels and locations like ours. It might be reassuring for our visitors to hear that on 13th September we had a call from the police to let us know that the lady guest who wrote a review on... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

Just returned today from spending the weekend at The Lazy Duck for my hen do with 5 of my friends. The grounds are lovely and peaceful and the volunteers were very happy to help us get the fire started when we couldn't. The hostel is by no means luxurious but has everything you could need and is a cosy little... More

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lazyduckhostel, Owner at Lazy Duck Hostel, responded to this review

Many thanks for this supportive review. You echo largely what others have kindly said over the years about out approach to hospitality and to security. That you have singled out our volunteer summer helpers for mention is particularly pleasing and a relief to us all after the incident reported in the previous review. You and others have suggested we post... More

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Address: Nethy Bridge PH25 3ED, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Aviemore and the Cairngorms > Nethy Bridge
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Lazy Duck Hostel Nethy Bridge, Scotland

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