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For High-Fliers on a Budget: The First Ever Hostel Built on Board a Real Boeing 747 Jet
By Suzannah Hills, The Daily Mail | Dec. 13, 2012

Nodding off on a plane isn't always the easiest thing to do but customers at this unique hostel won't have the same problem.

The Jumbo Hostel is the first to have ever been built on board a real Boeing 747 jet.

It boasts 25 rooms including a luxury cockpit suite, showers and toilet facilities, as well as breathtaking views across the runway at Stockholm Arlanda Airport in Sweden.

The hostel offers the usual facilities including a bed, flat screen TV, Wi-Fi, and breakfast from the lounge cafe.

Flyers can also use a free shuttle to take them across the runway to catch their actual plane at the main airport.

But the price dramatically varies depending on the type of room customers opt for. Starting at just 34.32 pounds per person to share a four bedroom dorm right up to 159.33 pounds for a private deluxe double bedroom with private shower facilities.

The innovative hostel was opened in January 2009 after the jumbo jet was given a complete overhaul and renovated.

It has been grounded since 2002 and is a decommissioned 747-200 model that was built in 1976.

A description on the hostel's website reads: "Welcome to one of the world's coolest stays! Here you can spend the night on board a real jumbo jet - on the ground."

"Jumbo Hostel is the world's first hostel housed in a Boeing 747. Stockholm Arlanda is the first facility in Jumbo Hostel chain."

"Night and day visitors will experience the unique feeling of staying inside a jumbo jet, retired and converted into a hostel and museum."

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