A Plane Geek’s Dream Stay in Stockholm

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If you’re a hard-core aviation fan, you should definitively try a stay in a converted Boeing 747 at Arlanda Airport in Stockholm.

True, the rooms are small, but they’re perfectly formed with all the facilities you’d expect from a modern hotel.

Reception in Jumbo Jet Hostel
Reception in Jumbo Jet Hostel

You’re probably not thinking of an aeroplane when you’re looking for a good night’s rest but this jumbo jet-turned hostel is actually an aircraft you can sleep on.

JumboStay is located at Stockholm Arlanda Airport, and a night at this unique property gives you an idea of what it’s like to sleep at a one-of-a-kind airport hostel.
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One TripAdvisor reviewer summet it up perfectly: ‘Kitch, but great, if you are a plane geek’. And others agree that it’s a cool experience, but not a place for long stays.

The former airplane has swapped engines for bedrooms and offer visitors a unique stay they will never forget.

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In the summer, visitors can walk along the observation deck and stand right on top of a Jumbo Jet’s wing. It will certainly give you a different perspective from the one we normally get sitting inside the plane.

The Jumbo Jet underwent a complete overhaul after she was grounded at Stockholm Arlanda Airport in November 2002.

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The brainchild of barmy businessman, Oscar Dios, the entrepreneur spent over USD 2.3million (€2million) over six months to transform the huge plane into the aptly named Jumbo Stay Hotel.

There is only one private suite (from $210/night), so be sure to book early. The suite is located in a converted cockpit and offers a panoramic view of the airport through all of the windows in the front of the plane. A few rooms have a private toilet and shower, while others have a shared bathroom with rates starting at around US $50 per night.

The Lounge in Jumbo Jet Hotesl
The Lounge in Jumbo Jet Hotesl

If spending the night is not for you, the plane has a chic cafe serving coffee, cookies and sandwiches. Stop in for a quick visit to see this unique hotel up close.

The Jumbo, which once was part of the Pan-Am airline fleet between 1984 and 1991, was towed and relocated to its new permanent location at the entrance to Stockholm Arlanda Airport, and has since become quite the landmark.

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JumboStay is offering several amazing packages that let you experience other unique places to stay in Sweden.

A Plane Geek’s Dream Stay in Stockholm, written by Tor Kjolberg