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I guess it was inevitable. We’ve had hotels on trains, a hotel in a submarine, and even a hotel inside a harbor crane. So, the recent unveiling of designs for a Jumbo Hostel in Stockholm, Sweden, shouldn’t have come as too much of a surprise.

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We’ve all spent nights on airplanes – probably more than we’d like to think about. But spend a night at the Jumbo Hostel, and your feet won’t leave terra firma (unless you bounce on its beds, that is).

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Currently being built inside a 30-year-old Boeing 747-200 ten minutes walk from Arlanda airport, Jumbo will have 25 rooms and 85 beds. Visitors will be able to choose from inexpensive three-bed rooms with shared bathrooms, or a fancy suite located in the cockpit.

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It may sound rather austere, but rooms will boast flat-screen TVs, on which (among other things) you can watch the departure times of planes before they take off overhead. There’s also a cafe, if you fancy a nibble and a quick look around the premises.

The Jumbo Hostel opens in December. RM

Images: (photo) Jumbo Hostel; (illustrations) Bjerking Arkitekter Ingenjörer

Since opening, the Jumbo Hostel has released these images. We thought you might like to see them.

New images: Lioba Schneider

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  • Matt

    October 25, 2008

    What is it with Stockholm and strange places for hostels? There’s also a youth hostel with most of the rooms in an old boat in the harbour – google ‘af Chapman’.

  • Shirley

    September 30, 2008

    What a fantastic idea for old jumbos

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