JumboStay: Holiday In The Boeing 747 Plane Hotel

Kim Easton Smith

A Boeing 747 has been converted into a cool hotel with 80 beds, including the chance to sleep in the cockpit.

The plane hotel is in Sweden, not far from the capital Stockholm, and most reviews suggest it's more of a hostel than a hotel - after all, there's not a huge amount of space in an aeroplane for big beds.

Is it a plane? No it's a... hotel! (JumboStay/Lioba Schneider)
Is it a plane? No it's a... hotel! (JumboStay/Lioba Schneider)

But though the rooms are small, they appear to be perfectly formed, with all the mod cons you'd expect from a Scandi hotel.

One TripAdvisor reviewer summed it up perfectly:

Jens L described the hotel as 'Kitch, but great, if you are a plane geek'. And others agree that it's a cool experience, but not somewhere for long stays.

A night in the cockpit? (JumboStay)
A night in the cockpit? (JumboStay)
The communal area (JumboStay)
The communal area (JumboStay)

The Jumbo Jet is called Liv, and underwent a complete overhall after she was grounded at Stockholm Arlanda Airport back in November 2002.

She was towed and relocated to her new permanent location at the entrance to Stockholm Arlanda Airport, and has since become quite the landmark.

All the mod cons (JumboStay)
All the mod cons (JumboStay)

Liv boasts 29 rooms as well as a communal bar and restaurant area.

For those who enjoy staying in unusual places, you can combine a visit to Jumbo Stay with the Swedish Tree Hotel, the Ice Hotel or even the Sala Silver Mine.

Instagram fodder we say.

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