Are you an aviation lover? Will you have a layover in Stockholm on your next trip? Or even better, do you love airplanes and plan to travel to Sweden in the near future? If you are lucky enough to meet both requirements, you are about to discover what might be your dream place: the Jumbo Stay hostel in Arlanda airport of Stockholm. This accommodation is an authentic Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet that has been converted into a 2-star hotel near the terminal buildings, in such a way that passengers can spend the night in its cosy cabins and rooms, enjoy privileged runway views, sleep in the cockpit suite, and have a cup of coffee or enjoy a hot meal inside what used to be an operational aircraft.
Staying at the Jumbo hostel in Stockholm-Arlanda airport (Sweden)
The plane, which is located roughly one kilometre away from Terminal 4 of Arlanda International airport, features panoramic views from a communal balcony on the wing, complimentary WiFi all throughout and all the usual amenities while it still preserves the typical atmosphere of aircraft interiors, making for a truly unique experience. Room capacity ranges from individual to triple including twin rooms, cabins with either private or shared bathroom and the possibility to stay inside the old cockpit, today turned into a suite affording stunning views, as highlight of your honeymoon trip, for instance.
Although booking a room at the Jumbo hostel in Arlanda airport is quite affordable, if you are a solo traveller on a tight budget you might as well consider staying in one of the beds on its shared male-only or female-only dormitories. They can accommodate up to four people at the same time and provide a fantastic chance to meet and become friends with other aviation geeks from around the world.
How to arrive to the Jumbo Stay hostel in Arlanda airport
The Boeing 747 converted into a hostel in Stockholm airport can be spotted from the distance and while you ride the free shuttle bus towards it, too. This courtesy transportation to and from the airport terminals put at the disposal of guests and travellers who want to visit the aircraft is called ALFA bus and its stops are clearly signposted outside each building. The service runs every fifteen minutes between 5 am and midnight every day, a time frame after which transportation to and from the terminals can be arranged by the establishment.
If you prefer, you may walk to this accommodation in Arlanda airport of Sweden; in order to get to the Jumbo Stay hostel on foot, walk in the direction of the control tower and go past the TULL facilities to find the pedestrian way leading to the aircraft. Allow for ten or fifteen minutes to arrive, especially on the reverse walk towards the airport if you are going to catch your flight.
Coffee and breakfast inside the Jumbo Stay Boeing 747 hostel
Another allure of this peculiar hostel close to Arlanda airport in Stockholm that is worth highlighting is its onsite café serving coffee, cookies sandwiches and hot meals. Should you feel like a drink, there is also a bar that serves alcohol. Guests are entitled to use a microwave, and a hearty continental breakfast is made available every day from 3 am onwards, which makes it perfect for those having an early morning departure.
Travellers who are not staying overnight in the Jumbo hostel of Arlanda can, however, join the other passengers and have a cup of coffee or a comforting meal at the café inside the plane. In fact, they are also invited to take a tour. The reception staff will be glad to assist you with any queries you may have around the clock and 24/7.