We stayed overnight in a Boeing 747 converted hotel — here’s what it was like inside

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We stayed overnight in a Boeing 747 converted hotel — here’s what it was like inside

Jumbostay has been on the tarmac of Arlanda Airport, Stockholm, since 2009. The plane was built in 1976, and was was last operated by Transjet, a Swedish airline that went bankrupt in 2002. It was converted by owner Oscar Diös into a functioning hotel.

It has 33 rooms and 76 beds. Guests can choose from the engine rooms — which are converted under the wings, to hostel-style beds, single rooms and the cockpit suite.

Booking the cockpit Suite gets you exclusive access to the VIP lounge. the original airline seats are still in place, as well as bar, drawers and magazines. The control panel above the bed is still in place, and the room also has an en suite.

Jumbostay’s staff are all referred to as cabin crew, and wear stewards’ uniforms. The plane is within easy reach of Arlanda Airport train station, and can be accessed by a free shuttle bus.

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