Ikea Hostel

Ikea Hostel


This month, two Ikea warehouses in Oslo, Norway will let shoppers sleep overnight.
"It will be like an alternative hostel", said company spokesman Frode Ullebust.

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Their Billy Bookcases rock! For all the mumbling about their stuff being short-lived and disposable I must say, I've had my four Billy Bookcases for about seven years now - all burdened with a VERY full load of books - and despite all sorts of moves and rough handling they're still holding up great. I only wish I had room in my apt for more!

That hostel sounds oddly neat, too - free take-homes and tasty Ikea food! Hot diggedy. The one thing I have yet to see anything about, though, is how people go about reserving one of these rooms - they get 900,000 visitors during the summer alone and there are only 30 beds in this hostel? Do they have a waiting list or something? If they do I'd imagine it's probably already booked solid through the end of decade ...
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The walls and all the furniture are probably made out of particleboard and medium density fibreboard... Looks OK when new but sags and falls apart after a few years.

Their stuff has a lifespan of a typical college education. This has some merit, as one doesn't feel too bad about hauling it to the dumpster when packing up after graduating.
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I didn't even know that futon is typical Scandinavian, maybe it is.

I guess it's standard Ikea beds, but you'll probably be a couple of hours short on sleep, just like with their screws. :)
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