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Jumbo jet hostel

Jumbo jet hostel

Jumbo jet hostel

Young aviation fans looking for unusual holiday accommodation could do well to check out the Jumbo Hostel at Arlanda Airport near Stockholm, Sweden.

It's a hostel located inside a decommissioned 747-200 jetliner, and which was originally built in 1976 for Singapore Airlines. It was last operated by Transjet, a Swedish airline that went bankrupt in 2002.

Before opening as a hostel in 2008, the jumbo jet was fitted out with a new interior design, and offers dormitory-style accommodation as well as private rooms.

The hostel is ten minutes away from the check-in counters at Arlanda Airport, so be prepared for the sound of overhead planes.

www.jumbostay.com

Sunday Independent