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Jumbo Hostel at Arlanda Airport, Stockholm

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


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).


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.


Here's some info from Jumbo Hostel:


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


"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.


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