The Bunkhouse at Mackays, DurnessThe Bunkhouse at Mackays, DurnessMountains near Durness, SutherlandLazy Crofter Bunkhouse Facilities

The Bunkhouse

The Lazy Crofter Bunkhouse is purpose built tourist hostel in Durness, where guests are offered a full range of expected facilities and much more.

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The Lazy Crofter Bunkhouse may be a small hostel but what it offers is definitely not on a small scale, set amongst powerful mountains and coastal scenery commanding spectacular views over the North Atlantic Ocean.  This true wee gem is owned and managed by Robbie and Fiona Mackay who pride themselves on the warm atmosphere and genuine highland hospitality on offer to all visitors.

Whatever size your party may be, groups, families or individuals, The Lazy Crofter Bunkhouse has it all and best of all it comes at unbeatable prices. Magnificent mountains, stunning seascapes, beautiful beaches and friendly people make for a slower, enjoyable pace of life. We invite you come, relax and enjoy.


The bunkhouse is tastefully decorated and designed to sleep up to 20 persons in a mix of shared dorms and two-man bunkrooms. The bedrooms are warm, bright and airy and all linen is provided free of charge, fully made-up for your arrival. A fully equipped self-catering kitchen, making catering for yourself easy and enjoyable. The living room creates a friendly social atmosphere where meeting new people and making new friends is encouraged. We are conveniently positioned a short walk to local pubs, restaurants, tourist information and the most amazing golden beaches.

Facilities also include a drying room, which allows you to at least start the day dry! This is equipped with an american style washing machine. Full central heating ensures we can always determine the temperature inside if not outside. Powerful hot showers with plenty of piping hot water provide a welcome refresh after a day on the hill. The local village store and Post Office are both less than 100 metres away. The store is extremely well stocked and competitively priced. The bunkhouse is directly on all public transport routes servicing Durness. Bicycle storage for cyclists is available, as is ample parking. Secure storage lockers mean your valuables are safe at all times.


Beds at The Lazy Crofter Bunkhouse are available from £22.00 per person per night.

Private Family Rooms from £176.00.

Please Note No Dogs Allowed!

Please contact Fiona to discuss group requirements.


To book direct please call us on 01971 511202, or alternatively book online via Airbnb.

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