February 21, 2012

9flats on tour

We czeched out Prague

At 9flats, we’re just about to turn one-year-old. We thought this was a good excuse to celebrate: and what better way than with a weekend escape to the jewel of Central Europe? So, last Friday afternoon, in a minibus full of dreams, eager to discover this beautiful city, we headed off to Prague. When we […]

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February 21, 2012

9flats host tips

Don’t want your hotelier to be your hippie guru?

You may have heard a lot about the hip concept of collaborative consumption – often it is marketed as a sort of new age, free love community marketplace when that plainly isn’t the case. Mashable’s Erica Swallow has the right idea in her article. Not that 9flats doesn’t like to get a bit idealistic sometimes too, […]

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February 17, 2012

travel tips

9trips visits Hamburg

Hamburg is famous for its harbour, abundant fresh fish and seedy Reeperbahan. A little-known secret is that this north German city has a fantastic art scene. On the latest 9trips stop, our travel reporters Caroline and Louise discovered small designer boutiques, the best cheesecake in Hamburg…

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February 6, 2012

travel tips

Naples: Pizza & Pompei

Naples, Napoli in Italian, is the third most-populated city in Italy. Its close proximity to many interesting sites, such as Pompeii and the Bay of Naples, makes it a good base for exploring the area. Naples is full of wonderful historical and artistic treasures and narrow, winding streets with small shops, making it worth at least a few days visit (and if you want to get out of town, Capri, Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast all lie within striking distance).

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January 27, 2012

travel tips

Madeira: Portuguese paradise

Looking for some winter sun? Our 9trips travel experts Luise and Karo escaped the grey and cold January weather and flew directly to Paradise: Madeira. The magical Portuguese Island is situated in the Atlantic, approximately 450 miles off the coast of Morocco.

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January 23, 2012

Behind the scenes with 9flats

Making of our TV ad

What do 9flats, Angelina Jolie and a Golden Retriever have in common?
They all play a leading role in our new TV ad! Claudia, our host, leading actress and German voice of Angelina Jolie, invited the 9flats team over to shoot the TV commercial in her gorgeous apartment in Berlin-Kreuzberg. Check out our Making Of Video, meet Claudia’s cute Golden Retriever dog and take a peek behind the scenes – the crew had lots of fun!

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January 20, 2012

9flats host tips

Synchronise your calendars

Even though we’re the best site to list your place with we realise that as a host, you may have listed your place somewhere else, too. With different calendars to juggle, it can be hard to keep track of whether your place is free or not. More importantly, it is disappointing for guests to find […]

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January 19, 2012

9flats news

Our brand new TV ad

Here’s our brand new TV ad which is now live! We can exclusively reveal that she’s actually a 9flats host AND she’s the German dubbing voice of a very famous Hollywood star. Can you guess who it is? http://youtu.be/Qz-VIe7xDtk

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January 18, 2012

9flats news

‘Instant booking’. Now you can book… well, now!

Sometimes, I dream of running away on a spontaneous holiday. Taking the first flight somewhere far away, without looking for accommodation, writing emails back and forth, waiting for confirmation… Well, the good news is that that dream has got a step closer. On 9flats.com you can now book many of our places instantly, without waiting for […]

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January 18, 2012

9flats introduces

A top tip from our hosts Ralph & Maria

Let us introduce you to our hosts Ralph und Maria from Berlin, who kindly shared their number-one tip with us to get people to pick their apartment over others: “Berlin has become a crowded marketplace for holiday apartments these days and therefore, we are very happy to have found our partner 9flats.com. In order to […]

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January 18, 2012

9flats host tips

How to get lots of booking requests as a new host

When our hosts have questions, they either write us an email, call us… or sometimes they come to see us in person. Like Martin: the Berliner who listed his property on 9flats.com a few weeks ago. Because this is just down the road from our office in Kreuzberg, Berlin, and he passes by every day […]

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January 18, 2012

9flats introduces

Glasgow: whiskey & wilderness

In December, our 9trips travel journalists Luise and Karolin flew to the east coast of Scotland and explored the city of Glasgow with its Art Nouveau buildings, fantastic second-hand shops and famous whiskey.  After checking out of their stylish 9flats apartment, they went on a trip into the wilderness and took the high road to the Scottish Highlands. Get into the Scottish swing of things […]

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January 18, 2012

9flats introduces

A private gig with Smith & Burrows

9flats, Juke and the record label PIAS will be hosting a very special evening on 24 November to ring in the Christmas season: A private gig with Smith & Burrows, who will be presenting their upcoming Christmas album Funny Looking Angels in a festive and intimate environment: a cosy loft in Berlin-Kreuzberg, provided by 9flats. […]

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December 28, 2011

travel tips

Up-and-coming Wroclaw

Located in south-western Poland and being one of the host cities for the 2012 European Football Championship, Wroclaw is slowly but surely becoming one of the most popular tourist destinations in Poland – with its modern airport and good road and train connections from Berlin and Prague it is turning into a local hub for […]

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December 18, 2011

travel tips

Winter getaways: 3 places to hit the slopes

We find three of the finest winter sports escapes, from budget to luxury.

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December 12, 2011

9flats news

The ultimate Christmas present

Christmas is coming closer, and you still haven’t found the perfect Christmas present yet for your friends and family? You are looking for something truly special, but you can’t be bothered to spend hours in crowded shopping malls? Well, we have the ultimate present for you: The 9flats Xmas Voucher! How about a shopping trip to […]

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December 9, 2011


Christmas markets in Germany – Cologne

There are four big Christmas markets spread out across the city of Cologne: The Alter Market, Neumarkt, Rudolfplatz and one right next to the cathedral. The Christmas market at Cologne Cathedral is probably the most impressive. Right in the shadow of the huge church towers, it attracts visitors from all over the world with its […]

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December 7, 2011

travel tips

Arabian nights in Marrakech

Already tired of the grey and cold winter weather? Looking for the ultimate change of scenery? Well, we have the perfect recipe for a truly unique travel experience for you: Morocco! Get into the oriental spirit, soak up some sun and enjoy a great mix of authenticity, hospitality, well-being and culture. And, on top of […]

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November 24, 2011

travel tips

To Hamburg with Borja

Travelling always makes me feel good, whether I’m with friends, family or on my own. Going to new places and discovering an entirely new world: hearing a different language or accent, meeting new people… these things really lift me up during a trip. I’ve been to this northern German city three or four times now, […]

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