February 11, 2015

London opens its Arms to Home-Sharing

  A London law tells hosts to get a planning permission to rent out their apartments for less than 90 days or a penalty of ₤20,000 (26352,59 Euro) is imminent. It was to protect the house supply in London. Now this 42-year-old law will be revised. Homeowners will be able to rent out their accommodation […]

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November 14, 2014

Tips for using your mobile phone abroad

  You want to use your mobile phone abroad, you want to share your experiences with your friends and family at home ? Then follow these useful tips to save mobile phone costs abroad: Think about which apps you need before you go on your journey and download them at home.  You should also manually […]

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October 30, 2014

London- 9 tips for the cold season

Days are getting shorter, colorful leaves lying on the road, a smell of plum cake and pumpkin soup. It’s time again: finally autumn and winter is around the corner. We love the bright colorful season and give you nine reasons why even during cold weather London is worth a trip.   The City of Musicals […]

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January 9, 2013

OPINION

Made your New Year’s travel resolutions for 2013 yet?

Didn’t get away as much as you wanted to in 2012? Here are some ideas to travel more and smarter in 2013…

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December 4, 2012

travel tips

Intoxicating Istanbul: insider guide from the 9flats team

Wanna know how to take fifteen excitable people to Istanbul, and keep them oohing, aaahing and eating for three days? Here’s how…

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November 20, 2012

news

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes: what’s new at 9flats?

Wondering what we do all day? Here are some of the latest improvements we’ve been working on for you as a guest or a host.

(photo: Cea, Flickr)

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November 12, 2012

INTERVIEW

Interview with Stephan Uhrenbacher

Our co-founder and CEO talks about standing out as a start-up at the recent Dublin web summit…

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November 6, 2012

Opinion

What have fairytales got to do with Christmas?

Once upon a time in winter… the first snowflakes fell like feathers from the sky. The 9flats editorial team sat in their Berlin office and pondered to themselves: how come our German colleagues insist that fairytales are an inherent part of Christmas? And how did such different cultural influences find their way into this annual holiday?

Poster design: Rowan Stocks-Moore

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October 23, 2012

TRAVEL TIPS

The Canaries: Spring… for eternity

Think the Canaries is too touristy? Not so! It’s surprisingly easy to find delicious, local food, bustling markets and unspoiled beaches. Especially when you go there with a local…

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October 22, 2012

TRavel tips

Vintage. The view from London.

Find out the insider view on vintage in London, and where to hunt for clothes, parties and more. Guest post by LeCool London.

Photo: visualnews.com

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October 9, 2012

OPINION

Retro, vintage… or just plain old?

Vintage is everywhere these days, from furniture, to clothes, to parties. But what does it actually mean? We investigate (and give you some insider ‘vintage travel’ tips)…

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September 24, 2012

opinion

How many swallows make an Indian summer?

Indian summer is a term you hear a lot, but what does it actually mean, and where’s the best place in the world to enjoy it?

Photo: ientu, Flickr

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August 13, 2012

9flats NEWS

Great response to iStopOver joining 9flats family

A week on from our iStopOver news, we’ve collected your responses, and we’re happy to say they’re pretty positive!

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August 6, 2012

9flats NEWS

9flats lands in the Americas

We’ve been dying to tell you, and now we finally can! 9flats has expanded into North America, with the acquisition of leading private rentals firm iStopOver…

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July 16, 2012

Weird and wonderful

World exclusive… secret footage of the Veggielympics 2012

With all this Olympics talk, we felt like we should be getting involved too. But we missed out on the ticket lottery… what to do?

We decided to hold our very own, no expense spared, Veggielympics in the office kitchen. Have a look! (And find out some mad facts about Olympic sports you never knew before.)

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July 13, 2012

TRAVEL TIPS

Lucia’s Lisbon: Insider’s guide to Europe’s coolest city (part 3)

And so, the end, beautiful friends. Here’s the last day of Lúcia’s secret Lisbon guide.

This week, she cools things down a bit, taking you out of town to walk, meditate and drink some nice wine…

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July 6, 2012

TRAVEL TIPS

Lúcia’s Lisbon: Insider’s guide to Europe’s coolest city (part 2)

Here it is! Part 2 of Lúcia’s secret Lisbon tour, full of more insider tips for you to discover in this amazing city. This week, it’s time to dive into the melodramatic, musical world of Fado…

(photo: pedrosimoes7, Flickr)

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June 28, 2012

TRAVEL TIPS

Lúcia’s Lisbon: Insider’s guide to Europe’s coolest city (part 1)

Amazing food, cool bars, sexy clubs… we can’t understand it, why has Lisbon been overlooked for so long? Here’s a very special insider’s guide to this box of Portuguese delights…

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June 25, 2012

COMPETITION

Show us the city you love and win €100!

Win a €100 9flats voucher, just for showing us the best bits of your favourite city on Pinterest. Here’s how to enter our ‘Pin City’ competition.

**Sorry, competition ended 6 July, you can click to see who won though…

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June 22, 2012

9flats news

And what do our hosts think of us?

We recently sent out a survey to our hosts asking them about why they host, and their experience with 9flats. Here’s what they said…

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