Sunday, April 19, 2009

The World's Coolest Hostel!

Found while browsing The world's only hostel in a 747 jumbo jet...

Jumbo Hostel (Stockholm Airport)
"Welcome onboard the worlds first Boeing 747-200 Jumbo Jet converted into an upmarket Hostel for the discerning traveller! Jumbo Hostel is only a ten minute walk away from the check-in counters at Arlanda airport, perfect for anyone catching an early flight and doesn´t want to get out of bed before dawn to make it to the airport in time. Now you can easily book a night at Jumbo Hostel prior to your departure for an extraordinary experience before beginning of your trip – as well as relaxation.

"Jumbo Hostel offers 25 comfortable rooms with either two bed, three bed or also 4 bed dormitory style. All together, the hostel offers 74 beds; the most luxurious is to be found on the plane´s upper deck which boasts an exclusive cockpit suite with private ensuite bathroom and toilet."
The price for a hostel bed is about US$43, which is high for a hostel, but dirt cheap for Sweden. (Hostel beds in Stockholm itself start at about $30, without breakfast or linen like this one provides.) It's a good deal regardless of the venue!

Also see their official website:

Austin Powers, eat your heart out!

BTW: Here's another interesting hostel in Stockholm, aboard a sailing ship: STF/IYHF at Chapman

For the record, I should note that it doesn't matter to me whether I sleep in a 747 or a sailing ship, seeing as I will be unconscious most of the time. While the idea is cool, I don't feel any pressing need to actually stay there. The premium I am willing to pay for the privilege is very low—maybe $10 at most.


  1. provides online Youth Hostel Booking.

  2. I'm skeptical. is the biggest site, which means your going to find ALL the hostels there. HostelBooker's main selling point is that they don't charge a booking fee, but I don't feel the need to get that cheap. I still go to HostelWorld first, so I wouldn't cheat them out of the sale.