Lazy Duck Hostel
Prices and Booking
Please use the calendar below to book your stay with us. Please note, this will take you to our external booking site. For any queries please email us.
Sunday to Thursday : £95/night for up to 4 persons
+ £19 per extra person/night
Friday & Saturday : £195/night for up to 8 personsLate availability rates for solos, couples etc. Ask us 01479 821092
Gift Vouchers available, please ask for details
Min 4 nights at Christmas and New Year – no price rise
Category 2 Access for Wheelchair Users with Assistance
Routinely inspected and graded by VisitScotland to ensure wheelchair access to and within the accommodation.
The DetailsWe can provide a short entrance ramp if required and a self-wheeling shower chair on request. There are horizontal handrails at the side of both the shower and the toilet, as shown. Wheelchair turning space is provided in the shower room, kitchen and bunk room. One lower bunk offers lateral transfer without obstruction. The family summerhouse, with its accessible deck overlooking the pond, can usually be made available to wheelchair users on request.
Deposits & Cancellation policyIf you have to cancel we will refund your deposit in full only if we are able to re-let your booking in full, so please let us know straightaway so that we can advertise any cancellation immediately. Depending on circumstances we may have to charge you a cancellation fee of from £20-50. Sorry, we cannot offer to transfer a deposit to an alternative date once a booking has been confirmed.
Deposits & Cancellation policy
For any Shared Use bookings, we will of course honour your booking, including the terms under which you booked with us.Please let us know quickly if you have to cancel, so that we can re-advertise the dates/s immediately. Then if we are successful in re-letting you may have your deposit refunded in full, or pro rata.
Maximum occupancyPlease remember that 8 is our absolute maximum occupancy for this small hut-hostel. Also, because we do not have a large enough social area and out of respect for guests staying in other huts and the camping ground we cannot accept combination bookings for any group larger than 8.
Arriving & LeavingEarliest check in is 4pm. Latest is 9pm. Please give us a call on +44 (0)1479 821 092 when you are around 30 minutes away so we can be sure to be on hand to welcome you – and to have your wood stove on where applicable! Checkout is any time up to 10am on day of departure.
Kit ListPlease bring personal towels. Sheet sleeping bags and pillow cases are provided and no personal sleeping bags should be brought into the hostel. Some charcoal (and marshmallows?) for a BBQ and perhaps fire-lighters, – but no coal or equivalents please. A torch may be useful except perhaps in high summer.
SafetyWe recommend that children under 5 years old do not use the ship’s ladder to the gallery and should sleep downstairs If you bring a toddler we can provide a fire guard for the wood stove Please do not approach the pond or wander amongst the ducks, – do though enjoy the Welcoming Seat overlooking the pond
DogsWe regret that with wandering waterfowl on the loose we are unable to accommodate even the most wonderful visiting dogs
With your help and for everyone’s comfort we service the hostel each day. Please look out for the details of how we ask you to assist. These will be found in our Welcome Notes on display in the hostel.
We leave the sleeping areas entirely to you, but please remember to use the sheet liners and pillow cases provided.
In the event of damage, or a need for much more cleaning time during or following your visit we reserve the right to make a surcharge to cover the extra costs. On your departure please leave the hostel much as you found it on arrival.
Considerate GuestsPlease be mindful of the expectations of guests in all accommodations to enjoy the peacefulness of The Lazy Duck. You will understand therefore that Stags and Hens cannot be accommodated. For everybody’s benefit we ask for a respectful quiet period in and around the hostel between 11pm and 8am. This allows for outdoor folk off early and young children to get a good night’s sleep. Be assured, Lazy Duck is a non-smoking environment, including out-of-doors, including e-cigarettes.
Extra VisitorsWe are very small here. Visitors from outside may be possible but please discuss with us first. Such a visit may be possible providing we feel happy there is no danger of overcrowding other guests staying in the two-person huts and camping ground.
Hot Tub, Sauna & Swedish MassageLazy Duck’s wood fired hot tub and infra-red sauna can only be booked on the day, and not in advance of your holiday unfortunately.
- For the hot tub we need to have a request by 10am on the same day. If you are not already here to speak to us in person the number to use is 07597 461 577. A minimum charge of £25 applies, however depending on uptake on the day costs can be shared on the basis of £7.50 per person, per 1 hour private session. Very sorry, we cannot offer the hot tub on New Year’s Eve, nor on Christmas Day.
- For the 2-person sauna we need to have notice 90mins in advance and a minimum charge of £7.50 applies. A standard 40 minute private session with music (your choice) for 2 people costs £10, normally available on any day of the year.
- To relax, refresh and unwind with a Swedish massage treatment provided in our own Wellbeing Studio please contact Jo of Whole Soul Cairngorms Massage Therapy. Prices from £25.00 for a 30 minute appointment. Advance booking essential on 07905 883 134 or via Facebook at www.facebook.com/