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Jumbo Stay: A hotel airplane


Jumbo Stay is definitely the world's coolest stays! You can spend the night onboard a real jumbo jet – on the ground! This unique hotel is set in a former Boeing 747 jumbo jet, right next to Stockholm's Arlanda Airport. Still can't believe that we had an entire airplane just for us! I always wanted to stay at Jumbo Stay and now after a couple of years with this hotel on my bucket list I finally booked a stay and it was SO WORTH IT. This is exactly the type of unique experiences that I die for. So me and little sister had the most amazing 'staycation' at an airplane!



We slept at the cockpit and it was one of the coolest experience ever, we also had the a movie night and it was so cozy. We brought some food with us and had dinner at the airplane wing!





It was worth every penny of this experience and it's definitely a place I want to come back again and sleep in other rooms, as the turbine rooms!



The history behind Jumbo Stay

Since January 2009 guests for the first time ever can spend the night in a real jet. The plane is a used out jumbo jet model 747-212B from 1976, named Liv and after operation in more than 10 different airlines, Liv found her happy landing as a hotel. This is the type of exhilarating experience that no-one leaves indifferent – I promise.


The airplane, a decommissioned model 747-200 jumbo jet built in 1976, was last operated by Transjet, a Swedish airline that went bankrupt in 2002. It was originally built for Singapore Airlines and later served with legendary Pan Am.


In December 2007, Sigtuna authorities granted a building permit for establishing Jumbo Stay at the entrance to Arlanda airport. In January 2008, the aircraft was moved to a construction site parking where the first phase of the conversion has begun with the dismantling of the old interior, new paint and new decorations for the rooms. 450 seats are taken out and the plane is sanitized in its entirety. The hostel is built like any house, subjected to the same demands on climate control and isolation. It adheres to all common energy standards. Heating is achieved with an air-air inverter.


Summer 2008 the plane was towed to its final destination at the entrance to Arlanda where it was placed on a concrete foundation with the landing gear secured in two steel cradles.


Brief facts about Jumbo Stay

Airplane type: Boeing 747-212B Year of manufacture: 1976 Name: Liv (after owner’s daughter) Number of rooms: 33 Number of beds in total: 76 Room size: Circa 6 square meters, 3 meters to ceiling


Find out booking information here.


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With love,

Lulu.



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