I had a “flying start” of my trip to Ghana, sleeping in a Jumbo Jet! I was quite excited about this special accommodation, and loved the original idea. Jumbo Stay is a hostel built inside an old Jumbo Jet – including rooms, bathrooms and a restaurant.
I was welcomed by a smiling receptionist, late in the evening. I got the key to my room with no fuzz, and he made me a late evening snack since I had missed my dinner.
The rooms are small, but good. I stayed in a four bed dorm. The beds are comfortable and clean, and if it wasn´t for my very noisy room-mate (who re-packed two suitcases from 1 am to 3 am), I would have had a lovely sleep!
If you are willing to spend some extra cash during your stay, you can also book the double cockpit room!
I love orange, so the restaurant is just to my taste. They serve some hot snack/ small meals and sandwiches, and a selection of drinks. The vegetarian options were limited, but you will definitely find something.
The breakfast is included in the stay, and was simple but tasty. A selection of bread buns, cheese, ham, vegetables, yoghurt, juice, coffee and tea. This is far better than many other “free” hostel breakfasts I´ve had.
The surroundings are off course not the most cozy, as the hostel is situated on the airport. I love the walking bridges they have built outside the plane and on the wings though – and you can watch all the planes taking off!
All in all: I love the idea, and this is a great option if you have a stay-over in Stockholm. If you are a hostel freak that stays in Stockholm for some days, I would also say it´s worth a night out of town to experience something new!
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I´m an Oslo based web publisher with passion for communication, travel and a green lifestyle. When I travel, I prefer to go slow, sustainable, and “live like a local”. Why slow? It is about challenging the cult of speed, and to enjoy the small things in life and to live in the present.