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“Absolutely spectacular to sleep in a Boeing like this.”
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Jumbo Stay
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Netherlands
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Absolutely spectacular to sleep in a Boeing like this.”
Reviewed 6 September 2011

The host was very friendly and showed us the cockpit. Would really like to return and sleep there. I

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Berlin, Germany
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126 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2011

First of all, this is a hostel so if you're expecting a hotel, look elsewhere. This is unique. Second, this is Sweden. It's really, really expensive. The cheapest hotel I could find near the airport would set me back 126 euros a night. So, the fact that I could find a single private room here for 50 euros a night was amazing.

Pros:
The bed was incredibly comfortable. The linens were clean and soft.
Flat screen TV and free wifi was great
Breakfast included, granted not spectacular but filling
Clean shared bathrooms
Friendly reception 24 hours a day. The receptionists were really good about dealing with "looky-loos", people or guests who just wanted to look around in other people's rooms! Hello people? This is a hostel not a tourist attraction! A group even showed up at 10PM wanting to see the cockpit suite and then were upset when the receptionist said no. Really? What did they expect? The receptionist to kick out the people who paid for the room so they could see it?

Cons:
My single room was under the wing...under the wing...outside the airplane. So if I wanted to use the bathroom in the middle of the night, I would have to go down metal stairs, walk across the tarmac, go up the elevator and then find a free bathroom. I can't imagine doing this in the winter!
Also the door of my room was glass!!! What? I immediately complained since people often walked around the outside as tourists and no way was I going to sleep knowing that people could just look in. The receptionists mentioned they were going to change this in the future and easily set up sheets over my door so that it was covered.

All in all, I would stay here again. It was super quiet in my single room and I had a relaxing and restful night once the door was covered.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled solo
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Boston
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 13 August 2011

but to the rest of you travelers grounded in reality, you may just find this place so totally kitsch that it's cool. i mean, really, how many times can you say you've been able to sleep in a bed on a 747? (again, i'm excluding those well-heeled travelers who walk around with purse-dogs.) i lucked out because when i checked in, the owner/manager was the one who was on reception duty and he was so generous that he "upgraded" me from my reserved room (without a private bathroom) to the cockpit suite! i had originally planned to spend a night in downtown Stockholm, but changed my mind at the last minute and booked an extra night at the Jumbo instead. and speaking as a cynical traveler with very low expectations in each of my journeys (high expectations only lead to disappointment), i have to say that i made the right call to spend two nights at the Jumbo rather than the pricey downtown hotels -- my expectations were certainly exceeded. and if you're traveling with a Eurail pass, really, the Jumbo is a good place to stay -- it's not in the middle of the city and its frenetic energy -- but, depending on your pass, you can go back and forth between the Jumbo and downtown on the Arlanda Express how ever many times you wish. it makes a visit to Stockholm really just that -- a visit -- and maybe it's because i'm getting older but staying in the city for its nightlife is something i can do without.

anyway, down to brass tacks -- novelty, check (plus); convenience, check; value, check (there may be others who might disagree, but i'm sticking with my rating); quality of service, check (plus, plus) -- the staff has just been nothing but helpful, with recommendations as to where to go downtown, etc.; rooms, check -- while i did stay in the cockpit suite, i was able to see a "regular room" -- there's enough room for the number of people they've determined as the max for the room -- anyone who complains that they need more space is just greedy, i think; extra checks for the free wi-fi and the flat screen TVs; place is clean, another check; i can go on and on, but you get the picture.

if there's one thing that i could suggest, though -- as the place continues to make additional improvements or modifications -- maybe if one window in each of the rooms (the cockpit suite in particular) were made to be able to open, it would greatly enhance the cabin atmosphere...let the fresh air in and the stale air from inside out, other than that, this has been a great experience for me -- if i ever find myself in Stockholm again (or even just passing through), yeah, i'll be back. happy travels, all!

Room Tip: don't be afraid to ask if there's a room one level above your booking, you might just get it...
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled solo
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Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 13 August 2011

Very kind people at the reception.
Room and bathroom clean and confortables ( I took a single room with private bathroom).
breakfast is a little poor but it is conforms to the airlines breakfast :-)
Near the airp...ops the hotel there is a bus station that allows you to reach the arlanda airport.

  • Stayed May 2011
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london
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2011

Jumbo hostel is 15 minutes from the terminal at Stockholm airport. Despite arriving with 9 Scouts and a baby they were welcoming and helpful. The rooms were clean and quiet and the beds comfortable. The breakfast room was like something out of Thunderbirds. Breakfast was good.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
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Brussels
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2011

It's a nice idea to sleep in a converted Jumbo jet but the price is just ridiculous and the rooms are microscopic. There is no wardrobe in the room at all and you can't even turn around without bumping somebody else or falling over your luggage. Cubicle is a better word than room. This is a hostel not a hotel, so the toilets and showers are at the end of the corridor. They are cleaned once per day in the morning, so if you arrive in the evening you will find water (hopefully only water) splashed everywhere. The breakfast is very very basic. The only thing that gets points is the free WiFi. We won't stay here again next time we are spending the night at Arlanda.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Toronto, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2011

I stayed at the Jumbo Stay back in September 2010 on a solo jaunt through Europe. As a young, female traveler I felt very comfortable here. Obviously due to the nature of the aircraft, there is only so much room available which makes socializing rather difficult. I had booked for a 4-share, but to my delight was given a 2-share for no extra fee. The set up is quite basic, simply a bunk bed -- however the bottom bunk is a double bed (woohoo!), a small television on the wall (bonus!), and a small mirror. The bathrooms are quite cool as well, however water did go everywhere when the shower was used -- be sure to wear shoes when going to use the bathroom, unless you don't mind getting your feet all wet. Check in and out was a breeze and the complimentary shuttle was extremely convenient. As this is hostel is located outside of Stockholm city center, I would recommend this to anyone who has an early flight out of Arlanda and would like to be close to the airport and experience this unique accommodation.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled solo
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Property: Jumbo Stay
Address: Jumbovagen 4 | Arlanda Airport, Stockholm 190 47, Sweden
Region: Sweden > Stockholm County > Stockholm
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 67 Speciality Lodging in Stockholm
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Jumbo Stay 2*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are the only hotel located inside a real authentic Boeing 747, Jumbojet. The aircraft was first flewn in 1976. Last journey was from Dublin to Stockholm in 2002. We have a nice wing walk / terrasse on the left wing, perfect for plane spotting. Our bar and cafe are open for everyone all days in the week. ... more   less 
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