Jumbo Hostel at Arlanda Airport, Stockholm

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Jumbo Hostel, a hostel housed in a Boeing 747 jumbo jet, opened last month at Stockholm Arlanda Airport in Sweden.

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The hostel contains 85 beds in 25 rooms. Guests can choose from a variety of room types such as a dorm room for four adults, or the cockpit suite that contains two beds (below).

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During the day the hostel cafe is open to non-guests and in the spring the left wing will be converted into an observation deck for views of the airport.

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Here's some info from Jumbo Hostel:

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Stockholm 9th of January 2009

The world’s first Jumbo Hostel finally opens! On January 15th Jumbo Hostel will be opening, the world's first hostel built on board a real Boeing 747-200 Jumbo Jet.

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This Jumbo (Liv) has undergone a complete overhaul and major renovation work since last year. Liv was grounded at Stockholm Arlanda Airport back in November 2002.

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The airplane, a decommissioned model 747-200 jumbo jet built in 1976, was last operated by Transjet, a Swedish airline that went bankrupt in 2002. It was originally built for Singapore Airlines and later served with legendary Pan Am.

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In December 2007, Sigtuna authorities granted a building permit for establishing Jumbo Hostel at the entrance to Arlanda airport. In January 2008, the aircraft was moved to a construction site parking where the first phase of the conversion has begun with the dismantling of the old interior, new paint and new decorations for the rooms. 450 seats are taken out and the plane is sanitized in its entirety.

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The hostel is built like any house, subjected to the same demands on climate control and isolation. It adheres to all common energy standards. Heating is achieved with an air-air inverter.

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"Stockholm Arlanda Airport will now boast a new alternative option for overnight accommodation, but also a fierce attraction. This should bring an increased interest in Stockholm and the region," continues Oscar Diös, CEO and mastermind of the Jumbo Hostel.

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Airplane type: Boeing 747-200
Year of manufacture: 1976
Name: Liv (after owner’s daughter)
Number of rooms: 25
Number of beds in total: 85
Number of beds per room: Three bunk beds
Room size: Circa 6 square meters, 3 meters to ceiling

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Posted on Sunday, February 15th, 2009 at 7:07 pm by Rachael Sykes. See our copyright policy. Before commenting, please read our comments policy.

  • modular

    haha, lol.

    In Portugal there was also a plane – a bit smaller than this one – that functioned as a brothel.

  • Bart

    How cool is that?!?! wow!

  • http://www.lorbus.com lorbus

    It looks as uncomfortable as a coach seat on a 12 hour flight!

  • yrag

    When you think of how many decomissioned commercial jets there has been,, using the bodies as dwellings may be a good idea, depending on rehabilitating costs.

  • BRian

    Dude,

    I wouldnt want to smack my head on the control console during the night!

    Nice General Idea for recycling\

    BRian

  • Pony the Trap

    Could have straightened out the sheets.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/dariusz69 Dariusz

    Wicked! That’s a great idea! At least you don’t have to take a train, taxi, coach to find your hostel.. It’s right there when you land!! Brilliant!

  • J

    how exciting?!
    they need to keep making them and improving them!

  • http://artistruth will

    Charming, cozy, kitchy, appealing, Brilliant!

  • Ignacio

    “Pony the Trap Says:
    February 16th, 2009 at 8:37 am

    Could have straightened out the sheets.”

    Get a life man.

  • Johan

    Ojojoj det har ar jatte fint!

    Jag kan inte tro att det ar saningen

  • DN3

    Stockholm already has a hostel in a boat, now a plane! What’s next?? A decommissioned train near the central station??

  • G3

    I wouldn’t like to sleep in a airplane again after travel.

  • mvb

    I would be great if you could play table tennis on the wings. lol

  • osman ozdogan

    Actually, it s a good idea… i checked their prices but little bit expensive especially cockpit… i will just visit for take some photos for my tourism students…