Plane Hotels: Sleeping on Airplanes Without the Turbulance

Whether you love anything aviation themed or you just want to experience sleeping on an airplane without sitting upright and drooling on yourself, we have something for you.  Check out these three airplanes that have been salvaged from the airplane graveyard and  recycled into unique airplane hotels.

Hotel Costa Verde

Photos by Hotel Costa Verde

Located in the Costa Rican jungle, a vintage 1965 Boeing 727 airplane sits perched on a 50-foot pedestal in the jungle canopy.  The 727 Fuselage Home features two air conditioned bedrooms, each with its own private bath—a flat screen TV, a kitchenette, and dining area. You can enjoy the jungle and ocean views from your terrace.  You might even be greeted by one of your treetop neighbours: sloths, toucans, and monkeys.

Rate: $ 250 – 750 per night (depending on the time of year)

Hotel Costa Verde Plane Balcony

Welcome Home!  Enjoy the jungle from your two balconies.

Hotel Costa Verde Plane Room

Sleep well in one of two bedrooms

Bathroom

Bathroom

costa-verde-view

A view from your plane

Read Traveller Reviews of Hotel Costa Verde on Tripadvisor

NL Hotel Suite

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Photos by HotelSuites.nl

In this edition of Extreme Aircraft Makeover, a Cold War-era East German aircraft has been transformed into a single luxury hotel suite near Teuge Airport. Back in the day, this airplane would carry 120 passengers and 4 crew. Today, two people are accommodated very comfortably. The suite features a Jacuzzi, sauna, bar, kitchen and flat screen tv. Before you start calling your friends over for a party, they seem to have pretty strict rules about no visitors.

Rate: € 350 per night

hotelsuites-bed

Looks like you won’t fall out of bed, which is always a plus!

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There sure is a lot of space for only two people.

Bathroom

Jacuzzi and Sauna

Jumbo Hostel

photos by: Jumbo Hostel

If you can’t afford to book an entire airplane suite, the Jumbo Hostel might be more in your budget. This two level Boeing 747-212B offers 27 comfortable private and bed dorms. The most luxurious room is found on the upper deck in the Cockpit. The first class cabin has been converted into a funky 24-hour cafe.  Jumbo Hostel is located 5 minutes from Stockholm Arlanda Airport.  Shuttle service is available.

Rate: SEK 450.00 per night

jumbo hostel bunk room

Bedroom

jumbo hostel dining room

Cafe

Read Traveller Reviews of Jumbo Hostel on Tripadvisor
Would you like to check-in to any of these hotels?  What is the most unique hotel you have stayed in? Tell us in comments…

Donna

Donna

Donna McSherry is a former travel consultant specializing in South America. As creator of The Guide to Sleeping in Airports she may be the only person who arrives at an airport super early and intentionally books flights with long layovers -- just to hang out (and nap) in the airport! A photography enthusiast, her travel photos have appeared in The Washington Post. Her favourite places are northern Chile, New York City and Hawaii. She currently lives in Toronto, Canada.
Donna

About Donna

Donna McSherry is a former travel consultant specializing in South America. As creator of The Guide to Sleeping in Airports she may be the only person who arrives at an airport super early and intentionally books flights with long layovers -- just to hang out (and nap) in the airport! A photography enthusiast, her travel photos have appeared in The Washington Post. Her favourite places are northern Chile, New York City and Hawaii. She currently lives in Toronto, Canada.

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2 Responses to Plane Hotels: Sleeping on Airplanes Without the Turbulance

  1. Tampa Airport Taxi September 10, 2013 at 5:37 pm #

    Well this is pretty cool though I do not like sleeping on planes nor would I enjoy sleeping on a hotel that reminds me of it!

  2. AirFreightPhilippines May 27, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    This kind of places can be very much appreciated by people who loves to relax and to experience sleeping in an airbus. And I think another factor it can do to attract people is to have it affordable.

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