Appearances aren't deceiving in this case. Oscar Dios bought the plane after its last owner went bankrupt and decided to turn it into the Jumbo Hostel
Crews are feverishly working to met the January 15 grand opening. The plan is for 25 rooms furnished with a bunk bed, overhead luggage compartment and a TV. The entire 3,800-square-foot floor space is being turned not only for guest rooms but also a reception area and small cafeteria. The cafeteria will have the look of the 'glory days' of air travel.
The crowning glory of the Jumbo Hostel will be the conference room featuring first-class flight seats.
Wedding parties can have the thrill of being exchanging vows of the left wing. A small party can take place in the conference room before the couple check into the cockpit. The only room with private bath, the cockpit is now the bridal suite.
Rates will range for a spot in one of the 4 bed dorm style rooms are set at $40 going up to $170 for a private room with a twin and single bed. The bridal suite will run for $420.
Hostel staff will be decked out in cabin crew uniforms.
The hostel's web site has been open for booking since December 3.