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 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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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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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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June 21, 2012

TRAVEL TIPS

Guide to Pride 2012: Top 5 cities to celebrate in style

It’s Pride time of year once again. We’ve found the best towns for you to paint red (purple, yellow, green and blue), as well as insider tips for clubs, bars and comfy, affordable places to stay…

(photo: Guillaume Paumier, Flickr)

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June 15, 2012

TRAVEL TIPS

3 top film location holiday ideas

Ever wanted to see where your favourite films were filmed? We’ve found 3 cool movie locations in Paris (Amélie), Madrid (Talk to Her) and the Caribbean (guess), that also make great holiday locations…

(photo: Glen Edelson, Flickr)

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June 8, 2012

TRAVEL TIPS

9 unmissable places to see live, local music

Some of the best travel memories I have are of hazy evenings swirling a cocktail in an intimate live music venue. But how do you know which unmarked doors to knock on, and which red, carpeted staircase to venture down?

You’re in luck. Four 9flats musician hosts have let you in on their smoky, moody, must-visit musical secrets…

(photo: ALIghthouse, Flickr)

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May 23, 2012

TRAVEL TIPS

Sand and the city: 3 top urban beaches in Europe

Concrete too hot to sit on? Buses too stuffy to stand on? Shoes melting into the tarmac? Time to hit the city beach! We’ve had a look around, and have found lots of sand in some unexpected places…

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May 22, 2012

opinion

Is collaborative consumption actually new? We think not.

We’re pretty happy to be at the forefront of a new idea: encouraging the world to stop being selfish and start sharing things. But then we thought, are we really that innovative?

Here are six reasons our grandparents might beg to differ…

(photo: Paul Townsend)

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May 8, 2012

accommodation

Go green in Lapland

Our hosts never fail to surprise and delight us. We sent a little email to Joachim in Lapland, Sweden to ask if we could feature his amazing environmentally friendly log cabin in our ‘eco-living’ newsletter. Not only did he say yes, he also told us more great things about his place.

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April 20, 2012

So, what exactly do you think of us?

It’s a little bit scary when you send surveys out (what if no one replies? what if nobody loves us?). But we’re always glad we did. It’s easy to spend lots of time doing things we think would be good, whereas it can be much more helpful to find out what you actually want. With […]

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April 7, 2012

travel tips

How to get healthy by eating local

In the whirl of our busy lives, it’s not always easy to look properly at what we’re eating. To show more love to your stomach while you’re away, look to the area you’re staying in. And where better to find fresh and tasty ingredients than at the local farmer’s market?

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March 6, 2012

Interview

Pop king and queen: Porcelain Raft and Little Boots

We’re big music fans at 9flats, and love that we can offer musicians a more comfy, homely life on the road. Most recently, we provided beautiful vintage and art nouveau Berlin flats for electro-pop stars Porcelain Raft and Little Boots, both performing at Intro magazine’s 20th birthday party. We caught up with them both to […]

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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 […]

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