The World's First Jumbo Jet Hostel

Big jumbo jets have to be taken out of service after so many years in the air for safety reasons, which leaves the owners with the problem of what to do with them. Most end up in vast aeroplane grave yards where they're stripped for their useful parts then left to rust.

This 1976 Boeing 747-200 plane (formerly of Singapore Airlines) in Stockholm, Sweden got a lucky break when a budding hostel entrepreneur bought it and converted it into the worlds first Jumbo Jet hostel.

With suitably uniformed "cabin crew" and loads of the plane's original features, the grounded aircraft is a unique hostel experience. You can even spend the night as the captain in the converted cockpit suite!

Book a night in the plane.

More pictures at the link below.

From the mid of January, hostel guests will, for the first time ever, be able to spend the night in a real, seasoned jumbo jet – on the ground! This is the perfect way to start your trip abroad. The plane is a used out jumbo jet model 747-200 made in 1976. It has been awarded a brand new, modern interior decoration, offering night guests an experience apart. It’s exciting for aviation enthusiasts and families with children as well as for business people. This exhilarating experience leaves no-one indifferent –we promise. - via funtasticus

From the Upcoming ueue, submitted by Jake.

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I checked out the pictures from the site, looks pretty comfy, the empty toilet paper roll seemed to add a touch of old style hostel authenticity.
A savvy traveler always brings back-up.
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can an admin choose a better photograph please. the choice of four regularly limits your opportunity to use a good one.
this one may be appropriate.
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