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Jumbo Hostel is a Plane Turned Hotel

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: • References: jumbostay and gizmag
While your idea of an airport hotel might be a big brick building with rectangular rooms, passengers flying out of the Arlanda Airport in Stockholm can choose to get some pre-departure shuteye onboard a retired aircraft called the Jumbo Hostel. The plane was grounded almost ten years ago, and plans to turn it into an eccentric inn have finally resulted in a polished product.

The Boeing 747 jumbo jet retains some of its defining features including lounges furnished with reclining seats and a preserved cockpit that's been converted into a luxury suite. The long and narrow cylindrical cabin has been divided into rooms, primarily fitted with single beds, that each accommodate anywhere from one to four people. Catering to a dormitory style experience as well, the Jumbo Hostel still costs anywhere from $62 to $515 per night.