Jumbo Hostel: In This Plane, It's Safe to Crash
Swede converts jumbo jet into hostel
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jan 10, 2009 10:57 AM CST

(Newser) – Once, jumbo jets were simply a way from point A to point B—but a new Swedish hostel makes a grounded plane a destination in itself, Wired reports. The 25-room, 85-bed Jumbo Hostel, situated by the Stockholm airport, opens next week. For $45, you can stay in a dorm; if you’re looking for a swankier experience ($175 or more), try the cockpit, with its own bathroom.

The dorms are each about 20 square feet with 13-foot ceilings. Guests can stash their stuff in overhead bins while using the free wireless Internet. The plane’s upper deck provides a lounge while the first-class cabin acts as a café. And every room has a flat-screen TV that also relays flight information so you know when to head to the terminal—a 15-minute walk away.