Jumbo Stay :: Sweden
One of the most unique hostels in the world, Jumbo Stay lets you spend the night aboard a refitted, modernized Boeing 747-200 at Arlanda Airport in Sweden. Jumbo Stay offers a variety of rooms accommodating one to three adults comfortably, with separate shared shower and toilet facilities. They also have a luxury suite in the cockpit with a panoramic view of the airport. Jumbo Stay offers you a unique experience at a very affordable price.
The decommissioned 747-200 jumbo jet was built in 1976, last operated by Transjet, originally built for Singapore Airlines and later with the legendary Pan Am. A good amount of original parts are still in use on the plane. The lounge bar and first class seats are still used. A creative feature to new rooms expected to be added in the engine compartments is utilizing the original rotor blades as Venetian blinds.
Jumbo Stay is also a great place to go on an outing with the whole family, as well as aviation enthusiasts. You don’t even have to stay at the hostel to take a visit, everyone is welcome to come take in the view and have a coffee or snack at their onboard café. In the summertime, you are allowed to walk along the left wing observation deck giving you the best possible view of the airplane and taxi-runway. The café offers breakfast, coffee, cookies, salads, sandwiches and ready made meals.
Jumbo Stay offers 25 rooms with three beds in most, rooms are approximately 6 square meters wide and 3 meters from floor to ceiling. Below are the room types offered:
- Cockpit Suite
Sleep where the pilots were once at the controls of the Queen of the Sky! Spectacular single or double Suite (2 guests max) featuring panoramic view, two adjustable beds, flatscreen TV, free wifi and private bathroom with shower.
- Dorm Bed
Rent 1 of 4 comfortable 90cm beds in the dorm room if you don’t mind sharing with others. Shared flatscreen TV and free wifi.
- Jumbo Single Room
Equiped with a 140cm bed, suitable for 1 adult. All rooms include a flatscreen TV and free wifi.
- Private 1-2-3
Equiped with a 140cm bed and a 90cm bed, sleeps up to 3 adults. All rooms include a flatscreen TV and free wifi.
- Twin Bed Room
Two 90cm bunk beds, sleeps 2 adults. All rooms include a flatscreen TV and free wifi.
- Four Bed Room
Four 90cm beds in a dorm room suitable for a family or group of up to four people. Include a flatscreen TV and free wifi.
A visit to Jumbo Stay at Arlanda Airport is sure to be a unique and enjoyable experience for aviation enthusiasts as well as travelers looking for something completely out of the ordinary.
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