Aviation fans are in for a treat as a 450-seater jumbo jet has been converted into a unique hotel – letting guests sleep on a Boeing 747.
The unique Jumbo Stay hostel has a selection of 27 cabins to choose from, with some en-suite and all with Wi-Fi and flatscreen TVs.
For frequent flyers it might not exactly be their cup of tea, in fact far from it, but for aeroplane enthusiasts, it could be the next big buzz.
The plane – which now remains grounded – can also be used for conferences and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for guests to come and visit.
The owner and the man behind Jumbo Stay is Swedish business man Oscar Divs, who bought the 1976 Boeing 747-200 and converted it into the hostel.
Oscar said: ‘I was getting ready to expand my hostel business in 2006 when I heard about an old wreck of an aircraft for sale at Arlanda.
‘Since I had for a long time wanted to establish my business at Arlanda I didn’t hesitate for a second when this opportunity struck.’
The prices at the Jumbo hostel range from 50 euros – around £42 – for a shared single sex dorm to almost 200 euros – £170 – a night for the exclusive pilot’s suite.
The airplane, a decommissioned jumbo jet built in 1976, was last operated by Transjet, a Swedish airline that went bankrupt in 2002.
Guests will recognise the jet as one of the most popular planes for holiday travel, and the owner promises guest will have an experience like no other in this novelty hostel.
Source: UK Daily Mail