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Jumbostay

Sweden / Stockholm
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Jumbostay is a totally out-of-this-world hostel at Sweden's Stockholm Arlanda Airport, where guests can sleep in an original Boeing 747 and experience a sky-high holiday without ever leaving the ground.

Until now, sleeping on an airplane meant thin blankets, cricked necks and a lack of personal space. But all that changes at Jumbostay - undoubtedly one of the world's coolest hostels. With 33 rooms and 76 real beds on board, you can look forward to an unforgettable night in total comfort - that is, if you're not too excited to sleep...

With its white wings and fuselage, and blue nose and tail fin, Jumbostay still looks like an original 1976 Boeing 747 from the outside. However, get a bit closer and you'll see it's been ingeniously modified with a range of unique sleeping cabins, a café and even an incredible observation deck running along the wing!

Inside, a variety of bedrooms are sure to suit every frequent flyer's personal preference and budget. Enjoy the full hostel experience in one of the single-sex Dorm Rooms, each sleeping either two or four people in clean and cosy bunk beds. Or you might opt for a little more privacy in one of the private bedrooms, which vary in size to sleep between one (great for single or business travellers) and three.

These rooms all have access to either private or shared showers, as well as shared WCs in the corridor. However, there is one single bedroom with its own en-suite facilities if you'd rather not share. And, whichever you choose, all rooms benefit from a flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi. Now how's that for inflight entertainment?

For something even more unique, why not try one of Jumbostay's inspired Engine Rooms or Wheelhouse Rooms? Accessed via private staircases from the runway, each sleeps one apiece and are found where their names suggest. The Engine Rooms are located in the original jet engines, each one cleverly converted into a cylindrical bedroom, while The Wheelhouse Rooms are found underneath the plane, each also featuring a private WC.

Every airplane needs a first-class compartment though - and Jumbostay has two! Yes, for a full luxury experience, why not book a night in an extra special suite? The Black Box Suite is located at the rear of the plane, offering a comfy double bed, oodles of space and a fabulous feature wall of fluffy white clouds for a peaceful flight. Or opt instead for The Cockpit Suite, where two adjustable beds lie in front of the original control panel, and you can wake to panoramic views through the pilot's windscreen. Both suites also have their own en-suite bathrooms and a decadent minibar.

There's even a classy conference suite on board, with eight original first-class seats from 1976 - for business meetings with a twist. You'll also discover the Jumbo Café, selling breakfasts, coffee, cookies, ice cream, sandwiches and a range of warm meals. Enjoy inside or on the observation deck, watching planes taxi on Arlanda's runway. And once you've finished exploring Jumbostay, it's time to venture beyond the airport ...

Catch a train to Stockholm in just 25 minutes, where you can hop between the capital's 14 islands, take a stroll over its 50 bridges, and wander through its cobblestone streets. Bring your camera for the spectacular Gamla Stan, have some fun at Gröna Lund's Amusement Park, and get a taste of Swedish culture in the city's many museums (don't forget The Abba Museum!). You're also just 25 minutes to Uppsala, Sweden's fourth largest city, for historic sites, cultural landmarks and the oldest university in Scandinavia. Jumbostay is also just 30 minutes from the ship harbours for the Silja Tallink Line and Vinking Line.

Whether your time at Jumbostay kicks off your trip to Sweden, brings it to a close, or caters for every night of your holiday, you're in for an internationally renowned treat. So as the Captain would say...enjoy your flight!

Things to note

Jumbostay is open year round, and there is no minimum stay requirement, a free transport service is offered to and from airport terminals, private hire of Jumbostay is possible for a group of between 30-40 guests, enquire for details.

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The basics

Region: Stockholm
Cost (from): £40 pppn
Sleeps: 1-4 per room
Bedrooms: Varies
Bathrooms: Varies
Minimum stay: 1 night
Property ref: 559

Facilities

The accommodation comprises of a range of rooms including single, twin, double and triple rooms, the Engine Room and Wheelhouse Room. Suites including the Cockpit and Black Box, and dorm rooms. Each has its own facilities so please check the property website for full details.

Local activities

Museums, palaces, canal tours, bikes, boat tours, butterfly house, castles, sailing, kayaking, hiking, hot air ballooning, fishing, ice skating, segway tours.

At a glance

  • Utterly cool converted 1976 Boeing 747 at Stockholm Arlanda Airport, Sweden
  • A range of rooms for every taste and budget:
    • Dorm Rooms (sleep 2-4)
    • Private Rooms (sleep 1-3)
    • Engine Rooms in original jet engines (sleep 1)
    • Wheelhouse Rooms underneath plane (sleep 1)
    • Two spectacular suites - Black Box Suite and Cockpit Suite (sleep 2; en-suite)
  • Flat-screen TV and Wi-Fi in each room
  • Jumbo Café serves food and drinks on board
  • Observation Deck along the wing with views of plane and runway
  • 5-10 mins from airport check-in desks (free shuttle available)
  • Catch a train to Stockholm or Uppsala (both 25 mins)
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