Swedish Hotel owner Oscar Diös bought a grounded 747-200 jumbo-jet, built in 1976 from a bankrupt airline and is currently converting it into the worlds first Jumbo Hostel, right next to the Arlanda airport in Uppsala.
Jumbo Hostel will offer 25 rooms with three beds in each. All together, the hostel offers 85 beds; some of the more luxurious are to be found at the plane´s upper floor.
The rooms are circa six square meters wide and measure three meters from floor to ceiling. All rooms have a flat screen TV where you can, among other things, watch the times of departure for all flights.
Everywhere in the jumbo jet you have access to wireless broadband. All rooms offer a shower and toilet in the corridor, except for a few luxurious rooms upstairs which boast their own shower and WC.
The aircraft’s cockpit has been converted into a de luxe suite with parts of the original interior saved as curiosities. From the suite’s panoramic windows you have a unhindered view of the airport.
Jumbo Hostel will be ready for bording in December.