August 16, 2011

iCal Feature

For 9flats hosts we have improved another feature on our website. As we mention frequently, keeping your calendar updated for availability is of the highest importance, otherwise you’ll be flooded with booking requests for accommodation that is marked as available in error. Many hosts list their accommodation on and also on other websites. Wouldn’t […]

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August 16, 2011


Oz’s London Accommodation

When I went to the host meet-up in London last month I had the pleasure of meeting Oz and having a chat with him and he kindly agreed to do a video about his accommodation in Streatham High Road, South London. As you can see from the video above, Oz is passionate about the […]

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August 15, 2011

9flats guests

Video: Jason and Aydan

We’ve been interviewing 9flats guests in different languages about their experience with Here are a very cute pair, an American dad, Jason and son, Aydan living in Berlin who tried out As you will see, they had a good time and as Aydan says: “I can’t wait for my next vacation!”

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August 15, 2011


Kids, toys, and an unfamiliar cot

Bianca, Isa und Claudia from Hauptstadtmuttis test 9flats child-friendly offer “We’re very interested in the current trend of going on holidays in a stranger’s apartment. Since we have emerged from the backpacker generation and all-inclusive holidays, now that the petty bourgeoisie of our 20’s is over, it occurs to us to try it. Before we […]

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August 15, 2011

travel tips

Michelangelo, Medici and Merlot: Holiday in Tuscany

Culture and relaxation go exceptionally well together in the Central Italian region of Tuscany, take a daytrip for instance to visit a city with such rich art offerings as Florence, then spend the evening relaxing in a holiday home in the rural region. Maria Luisa worked for years as a teacher before hanging up her […]

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August 15, 2011

Host tips

Our hosts with the most (treats for you)

OK, we admit we’re shallow, but we love getting a little something extra when we stay somewhere. So we asked our hosts to tell us how they treat their guests when they arrive. What little personal touches do they add to make you really feel at home? From the flood of replies, it seems […]

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August 12, 2011

travel tips

A la Carte Maps

In a recent newsletter to our hosts we put a call out to gather their tips and hints as to how to treat their guests, whether that be with a welcoming smile, fresh flowers or home-cooked local food. One host, Yvonne, provided a great tip which I thought was definitely worth a blog post all […]

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August 11, 2011


Pope Benedict’s visit to Germany

Thousands will descend upon Berlin, Erfurt and Freiburg for Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Germany in September – and all those people will need somewhere to stay! If you have a spare room or accommodation to let during the Pope’s vist don’t forget to list them on as places to sleep are sure to […]

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August 11, 2011

The Berlin Kunstsalon Number 08

The Kunstsalon (meaning Art Salon), is running in Berlin for the 8th time. Berlin along with New York and London is one of the art capitals of the world and is packed full of established and aspiring artists. The Kunstsalon gathers a selection of these artists together in one huge exhibition.   Kunstsalon was established […]

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August 10, 2011


Edinburgh Festival – show reviews

For those of you who have been following this blog, you will have read my article about the Edinburgh Festival. On Sunday I went through for the day to see some shows. Here are the best parts of what I saw. The Royal Mile (famous road that goes from Holyrood Palace to Edinburgh Castle) is […]

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August 9, 2011

travel tips

9flats around the world

You may have noticed the wide variety of European apartments on, but have you spotted the listings from around the world that are beginning to appear? Keep an eye on your favourite destinations and watch as more hosts discover 9flats and list their accommodation in exotic destinations. To show some examples, here are three properties […]

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August 8, 2011

travel tips

Eternal sunshine in the Eternal City

Having gone without a good holiday for over 2 years, Rome was one of my top must visit destinations for my long overdue summer break. It’s a city I absolutely adore and my main ambition was to FINALLY visit the Sistine Chapel on my third attempt. But given that it was my third visit to […]

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August 4, 2011

travel tips

Destination Glasgow

Despite being Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is often overlooked by visitors who only go to Edinburgh. If you only had time to go to one of the two cities, Edinburgh is the obvious choice. However, Glasgow is a great destination in its’ own right and definitely not one to overlook. For most the draw of […]

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August 3, 2011

9flats news

Protection for your place

Update on our protection for hosts: Details of this are now on our website here. As mentioned below, for now this is an initiative for our German hosts, but for everyone else, it’s worth having a read about, as it will roll out in other countries within the next few weeks. News of this new […]

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August 1, 2011


9 of the best travel apps

1: World Lens. You’re on the road and you see a sign or a menu that you don’t understand? Aim your iPhone or iPad camera at the text and watch as the translation magically appears. We love the concept, but it would be great to have it for Android too. The other issue is that […]

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July 29, 2011


Travel Scout Madrid

I started my journey from Berlin Schönefeld as a 9flats scout. Upon arrival in the airport I met with my friendly colleagues and at 16.45 we flew with Easyjet to the capital of Spain, Madrid. My first goal was Cea Bermúdez. When I arrived at my new home, I was cordially received me cordially and shown around. […]

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July 28, 2011

9flats blogger

Why I love being a host!

by Christine Neder I’ve had my apartment, Grandma’s design Butze, listed on for over six months now. I’ve already had loads of bookings and have met a lot of friendly people. The great thing about being a host with 9flats is that I get to choose who I want to have as a guest. […]

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July 28, 2011

9flats introduces

Scotland – “The Best Wee Country in the World?”

Hi, I’m Andy – a property scout with Over the next few months I will writing blog entries which are all about Scotland. Scotland is many things to many people and according to the then First Minister, Jack McConnell, is “The Best Wee Country in the World.” I’m not sure I agree with that […]

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July 27, 2011

London transport trials and tribulations

Anyone who has visited London will know that they have a complex underground train service (the tube), an overground train service and of course, the distinctive London buses. For all of these, apart from trains going outside of London, you can use an Oyster card, this costs five pounds as a deposit, and after that […]

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July 26, 2011

travel tips

Let’s go to Oktoberfest!

From the middle of July, things already kick off on the Theresienweise, where from 17 September you can really call it “Oktober-taps“. Then until the 3rd of October, link arms and sway, eat Pretzel bread, don your dirndls and lederhosen and have a lot of fun. If you would like to grab a couple of hours […]

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