June 30, 2011

9flats community

Travel, community and friendship

  The first thing you notice on 9flats.comis of course the photos of the range of cool apartments we offer. However, that is not the only benefit to 9flats – there is also the social networking aspect of our website to consider. When you log in as a guest or a host, you’ll notice that you […]

Click: Travel, community and friendship

June 28, 2011

Travel tips

Zeche Carl

Travel writer Christine Neder occasionally writes some blog posts for us about her travels. Here is the English version of her trip to Essen in Germany. My host, Gert, offers not only food in his apartment, but is also committed to culture. Occasionally on Sundays, he offers tours through Zeche Carl. Luckily for me, I […]

Click: Zeche Carl

June 27, 2011

9flats host tips

Top tips for taking great photos (part 2)

As promised in part 1 here’s a part two of our top tips for your 9flats photos: Editing your images Let’s operate under the assumption that you use a digital camera, a computer and that you all know to how to get the images off your camera and onto your computer. When editing photos there really […]

Click: Top tips for taking great photos (part 2)

June 24, 2011

9flats introduces

19 Flats 19 Cities – Jamie’s Adventure so far

We talked about Jamie Dunn in a previous blog post – At the age of 19, Jamie is attempting to travel to 19 cities in 19 days and 9flats are supporting him in this endeavour. Here’s how he’s been getting on… On the 19th of June he travelled to Lisbon  and held a workshop for student […]

Click: 19 Flats 19 Cities – Jamie’s Adventure so far

June 23, 2011

Top tips for taking great photos (part 1)

As promised in our blog post about being the host with the most, here’s a quick guide to taking, editing and uploading digital photos to 9flats.com. Seeing as your photos will entice people to look at, and book your property, it’s worth taking the time to get them right. 1. Ready for your close-up? Like […]

Click: Top tips for taking great photos (part 1)

June 22, 2011

9 tips for hosts

Be the host with the most! Here are our top 9 tips for enticing visitors to stay in your 9flats property. 1: Firstly something obvious to everyone (but worth repeating): the apartment or house should be spotlessly clean for new guests. It should smell nice too. Fresh flowers always smell nicer than chemical room fragrance and […]

Click: 9 tips for hosts

June 21, 2011

9flats introduces

Jamie Dunn’s 19 cities in 19 days

9flats would like to introduce you to Jamie Dunn. Who is he? A 19 year old entrepreneur of youth sponsorship who set off travelling on the 19th of June 2011 and aims to visit 19 cities in 19 days! As if that isn’t enough, en route he wants to give 19 motivational speeches too! The 9flats […]

Click: Jamie Dunn’s 19 cities in 19 days

June 9, 2011

Travel tips

Meet David and rent his beautiful family house in Italy!

Let me introduce myself, I’m David. My sisters and I have access to a beautiful family owned property near Imperia in a village called Moltedo in Italy. If you want to get to know Liguria not as a tourist but as a local you should not hesitate for a second. It’s a small place, not […]

Click: Meet David and rent his beautiful family house in Italy!

June 7, 2011

9 flats outing

Work trip to Prague!

I was recently fortunate to make my maiden trip to Prague for a short 24-hour work trip. Unfortunately my work duties left me with only a few precious hours to see the city before having to rush back to the airport and my flight home. What to do? A major part of the solution – […]

Click: Work trip to Prague!

June 1, 2011

travel tips

Basel – Swiss chocolate paradise

As the weather, my stay in Basel could not have been better. It was the first summery day of the year so my first instinct was to get rid of my jacket and head straight to the ice cream shop. Basel is a beautiful city and I felt I stepped in another world all day. […]

Click: Basel – Swiss chocolate paradise

May 30, 2011

travel tips

Salzburg – Palaces and Mozart balls!

When I wake up in the morning I usually scream; not out of frustration but more so cause I love my job. YES! I am a professional apartment tester for 9flats.com! I was recently sent on a mission to Salzburg and could not hold the excitement. I had the chance to stay in a beautiful […]

Click: Salzburg – Palaces and Mozart balls!

May 26, 2011

travel tips


  Moving on from the Balearic Islands now, 9flats has decided to stay in Spain for a little longer and look at another popular destination, the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, and begin with Tenerife, the most populated island of Spain. One of the island’s most interesting aspects is that its location and climate […]

Click: Tenerife

May 25, 2011

travel tips


Mallorca is by far the largest island in the Baleares archipelago and has a population of over 860,000 people, but almost half the people are living on the island capital, Palma. Mallorca has always attracted Germans and British tourists and has often been associated to a mass tourism resort, however, the fact is that the […]

Click: Mallorca!

May 24, 2011

Travel tips

Have a bloomin’ good time in Chelsea

For all you green fingered folk, not that you needed to be reminded, but today is the first day of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, the most prestigious gardening event in the world. Taking place in the grounds of the Royal Hospital in Chelsea, London, the 2011 event will be open to the public from […]

Click: Have a bloomin’ good time in Chelsea

May 23, 2011

travel tips


Today we continue our trip throughout the most beautiful Spanish resorts with Menorca, ideal for those seeking tranquility, but also for those who enjoy nature and sports. The two main towns of Menorca are the present capital, Mahon, and the former capital, Ciutadella. To oversimplify, we could say that Mahon is a modern and commercial […]

Click: Menorca

May 20, 2011

travel tips

Roland Garros tennis fever

Get ready for more than 15 days of tennis fever and tourism around the “Porte d’Auteuil”. Once in the possession of tickets to the tournament, the next step but not the least, is to get a place to stay. Roland Garros is right in the middle of the parisian golden triangle Auteuil – Neuilly – Passy, […]

Click: Roland Garros tennis fever

May 18, 2011

Travel tips

Ibiza – Ibiza!

You just have to step out to realize that summer is just around the corner (or not). It’s time to go buy yourself swim gear, start dieting and most importantly think about where will you go on holidays this year. 9flats.com is here to help you, so in the coming weeks we are going to […]

Click: Ibiza – Ibiza!

May 17, 2011

Venture Capital Firm Redpoint Leads Major Funding Round for 9flats.com

London, 17th May 2011 – 9flats.com, the European leader in peer to peer apartment rentals, has announced today that it has completed a major investment round led by Silicon Valley venture capital firm Redpoint Ventures. With this recent investment, the total funding for the company that was incorporated less than six months ago amounts to […]

Click: Venture Capital Firm Redpoint Leads Major Funding Round for 9flats.com

May 16, 2011

Travel tips

Off to the Baltic sea!

Before taking off for a weekend spin to the Baltic Sea, all I packed was my bikini and a friend. I’ve only been there once, but I knew I would be back at some point. Boundless fields, dunes, the sea, a fresh breeze and a beach that you can walk on with your bare feet […]

Click: Off to the Baltic sea!

May 16, 2011

9flats news

9flats founder at NEXT11 in Berlin!

9flats.com founder, Stephan Uhrenbacher, will attend the NEXT11 event to be held on May 17th and 18th in Berlin. Stephan will participate in a discussion on new business models called “Data Business Models Will Rule the World?” on the 17th at 3.30pm. Stephan’s talk is titled “It’s About Experience, Not Ownership – Indicators for a […]

Click: 9flats founder at NEXT11 in Berlin!