For those of you who have experienced and conquered the maze that is Ikea, you'll know that Sweden is renowned for its stylish and simple flat pack furniture, clever storage ideas and being one step ahead of the design world. So when it came to thinking up a concept for a new hostel, Sweden definitely wins full marks for being at the top of the 'mile high club' (or should we say, the 'high mile club' opposite if there was one).
If you love flying (and let's be honest, who doesn't love the feeling of speeding along the runway prior to take off) and fancy swapping your holiday accommodation for something a little more out of the ordinary, why not stay in a plane!
The Jumbo Stay Hostel is located on the runway of Arlanda airport, Stockholm in Sweden. The converted Boeing 747 has 27 dorms and suite rooms for guests to choose from, including the top room of the 'cockpit suite' which boasts spectacular views of the runway. Prices start from £100 a night for a standard dorm room or the cockpit suite at £290 a night - the price includes TVs, Wi-Fi, room service and even a free helicopter ride.
Owner Oscar Dios said "œI was preparing to expand my hostel business in 2006 when I found out about an old aircraft wreck up for sale at Arlanda airport. I didn't hesitate for a second and seized the opportunity."
The aircraft itself was originally used by Singapore Airlines and was last used by Swedish airline, Transjet, which was declared bankrupt back in 2002.
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