Jumbostay

Information & History

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Welcome to one of the world’s coolest stays! Here you can spend the night onboard a real jumbo jet – on the ground! Our different room categories can accommodate one to three adults in comfort as well as a quad dormitory bed option.

 

Spend the night in a jumbo jet

From the mid of January 2009 can guests for the first time ever, be able to spend the night in a real, converted jumbo jet – on the ground! This is the perfect way to start your trip abroad. The plane is a used out jumbo jet model 747-212B from 1976. It has been awarded a brand new, modern interior decoration, offering night guests an experience apart. It’s exciting for aviation enthusiasts and families with children as well as for business people. This exhilarating experience leaves no-one indifferent –we promise.

 

History and curiosities

– This is the budget hotel alternative Arlanda has needed for quite a long time and also a new landmark at Arlanda offering a unique experience for the guests, says owner and the man behind Jumbo Stay, Oscar Diös.

Oscar Diös previously owned the hostel Uppsala Vandrarhem/hotell, and now alos operates  CityStay Hotell in Uppsala, www.citystayuppsala.se

– I was getting ready to expand my hostel business in 2006 when I heard about an old wreck of an aircraft for sale at Arlanda. Since I had for a long time wanted to establish my business at Arlanda I didn’t hesitate for a second when this opportunity struck, Oscar Diös explains.

The airplane, a decommissioned model 747-200 jumbo jet built in 1976, was last operated by Transjet, a Swedish airline that went bankrupt in 2002. It was originally built for Singapore Airlines and later served with legendary Pan Am.

In December 2007, Sigtuna authorities granted a building permit for establishing Jumbo Stay at the entrance to Arlanda airport. In January 2008, the aircraft was moved to a construction site parking where the first phase of the conversion has begun with the dismantling of the old interior, new paint and new decorations for the rooms. 450 seats are taken out and the plane is sanitized in its entirety. The hostel is built like any house, subjected to the same demands on climate control and isolation. It adheres to all common energy standards. Heating is achieved with an air-air inverter.

Summer 2008 the plane was towed to its final destination at the entrance to Arlanda where it was placed on a concrete foundation with the landing gear secured in two steel cradles. Here, Jumbo Stay are a spectacular landmark as a portal to Arlanda offering a view of the landing strip. No visitor to Arlanda will miss the new place to stay!

 

Brief facts about Jumbo Stay

Airplane type: Boeing 747-212B
Year of manufacture: 1976
Name: Liv (after owner’s daughter)
Number of rooms: 33
Number of beds in total: 76
Number of beds per room: 1-4 beds
Room size: Circa 6 square meters, 3 meters to ceiling