Jumbo Hostel

Snooze at Stockholm Airport

Stockholm-Arlanda Airport not only has a fancy new duty-free store with the world’s largest “snusidor,” there’s also a hotel in the middle of the airport, the Radisson SAS Sky City Hotel between Terminals 4 and 5.


Starting around January 15th, travelers will also be able to spend a night at the nearby Jumbo Hostel, a hotel INSIDE a retired Boeing 747 airplane.


Check out the photos and comments about the Jumbo Hostel over at Wired’s Autopia. With Valentine’s Day coming up, keep in mind that Arlanda Airport offers a wide range of wedding and registered partnership ceremonies.

So you can get married and have your honeymoon right at the airport: the hostel’s honeymoon suite is in the airplane’s cockpit and has its own bathroom and a great view of  the airport.


Airport sleepover: 747 plane to become Jumbo Hostel

Move over Yotel. According to this Wired Autopia report by Dave Demerjian, Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport will soon welcome the Jumbo Hostel – a 25-room hotel located inside a decommissioned 747 and parked just outside airport property.

If it’s true, I’m making my reservation now.

(Courtesy: Jumbo Hostel)

According to the Jumbo Hostel Web site, travelers will be able to choose between “sparkling three-bed rooms with shared shower and toilet in the corridor or the luxury suite in the converted cockpit with its panoramic view of the airport.”

(Graphic: Bjerking Arkitekter Ingenjörer)

Folks who don’t want to stay overnight can stop by for an “excursion” on the walkway out on the left wing of the plane. There, they can “explore the vertiginous feeling of standing on top of a jumbo jet’s wing.”