TurbofanMikey From United States of America, joined Aug 2013, 4 posts, RR: 0 Posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4286 times:
This cool place right @ the Arlanda airport in Stockholm, Sweden is very unique! Likely the most unique hostel on earth!
You get to stay in a REAL Boeing 747-200. They have everything from rooms for 2 people in bunk beds...to a suite right in front of the control columns!
I can't tell you how many times I have woken up in the middle of the night and felt the urge to pretend I was guiding the Queen of the Sky to the runway. So I just launched X-Plane on my iMac!! But now...(when I go to Sweden...God willing lol) I can hop out of bed and make my control inputs on REAL a 747 control column! They built an observation deck on the port wing & have a restaurant in the FWD cabin! The website explains the whole conversion process.
This is my first post after joining. As usual with most message boards...I am about to be flamed! lol But its great to be here! I am getting ready to start flying lessons and have been browsing this site for a long time. I finally decided to join. Be nice! Nobody yell @ me!!! lol I just wanted to share something cool!
I have never been to this place. This is not an ad from the owners. But I sure as heck want to go!!!! I hope someone likes my link!
Longhornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3530 posts, RR: 44
Reply 1, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4265 times:
It's been around for a long time.
I stayed at it in September 2011, and it was very fun! I even got a sneak peek into the cockpit suite (which runs around $300 a night or more) while they were cleaning it. The upper deck "lounge" is a fun place to hang out and meet people, as is the nose.
CrimsonNL From Netherlands, joined Dec 2007, 2133 posts, RR: 26
Reply 4, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4213 times:
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I stayed there in the winter of 2012, room 737 Quite a nice experience, it definitely beats your average hostel! The original overhead bins are still installed and I even found some Tower Air stickers in my room.
flymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7582 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4160 times:
Welcome to Anet! And yes, I have known about this 747 hostel for a while now. Really want to stay in the flight deck suite one day. Not sure when I will be in Stockholm again but the next time I am ever there I will be spending a night there. That is for sure.
"It was just four of us on the flight deck, trying to do our job" (Captain Al Haynes)