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> New hostel in a grounded airplane.
starlagurl
post Jan 9 2008, 03:31 PM
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Some guy in Sweden is proposing he rehabilitate a grounded 747 so that it becomes a hostel at the Stockholm airport. Convenient, yes, comfortable, not too sure...

http://www.thelocal.se/9449/20071219

Visitors to Stockholm could soon have a new option for cheap airport accommodation – a Boeing 747 at Arlanda airport.

Uppsala businessman Oscar Diös has been given permission by airport owner LFV and the Swedish National Roads Administration to open a youth hostel in a Jumbo Jet parked by the airport entrance.

Diös plans to rip out the plane’s 500 seats and instead install 80 beds. The cockpit will be made into a suite, and some of the equipment will be preserved.


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post Jan 9 2008, 07:17 PM
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What a fantastic idea. Make the cockpit into a bar and get a few mirror balls up.. drinks.gif


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post Jan 10 2008, 01:02 PM
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I've heard and seen photos of lots of neat accommodations like this. I think it's a great idea!

Northern Rail in Minnesota is a train made into a hotel and so is the Aurora Express in Alaska.

At Woodlyn Park in NZ you can also stay in a plane but it's not a youth hostel. You can also stay in a train or their "Hobbit Hotel". Anyone ever stayed there or visited to see it?

The youth hostel sounds fun! If he puts in good beds it might even be more comfy than alot of other hostels! smile.gif

Breaking away from traditional accommodations is a bandwagon lots have jumped on. It gives you a unique advantage. Plus, travelers are always attracted to the new and interesting so maybe he'll do really well!


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post Jan 10 2008, 01:10 PM
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Ha, yeah it's true, once I stayed in a caboose in Pennsylvania I think it was, because my dad is a total train nut.


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