September 27, 2011

9flats introduces

We chat with David from New York, 9flats guest in Berlin

9flats chats with David Radparvar from New York, Co-founder and Designer at Holstee, a sustainably focused lifestyle brand. He speaks about his experiences as a 9flats.com guest in one of our most popular apartments in Berlin.

Click: We chat with David from New York, 9flats guest in Berlin

September 23, 2011

9flats introduces

We met Dave Brown from Etsy

We hosted a lot of interesting people in our flats during Social Media Week, Berlin. One of them was Dave Brown from handmade empire Etsy, who came all the way from New York to moderate the panel during the week. He told us he loved staying in his cosy 9flat. You can see the full […]

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September 22, 2011

9flats introduces

9flats chats with Matt LeMay from Bit.ly

Our latest business traveller, Matt LeMay from Bit.ly in New York, guest of Social Media Week, stayed in one of our most gorgeous Berlin apartments. We chat with him about his first experience with 9flats.

Click: 9flats chats with Matt LeMay from Bit.ly

September 22, 2011

competition/ travel tips

And another winner is…

Paolo Bernagozzi just won our photo tagging competition on facebook. The prize is a trip to the fashion mecca of Britain: London! The fashion week might be over, but we assure our italian friend Paolo that he will have a great time anyway, with all amusements that only London can offer. He will fly to […]

Click: And another winner is…

September 21, 2011

competition

The lucky 9flats winner

Aleksandra was our lucky winner of the Berlin festival competition. By getting the most likes on our 9flats Facebook Wall she managed to win two Berlin Festival VIP-Tickets and a 2-night-stay at one of our fabulous 9flats apartments.

Click: The lucky 9flats winner

September 13, 2011

travel tips

I travel with 9flats because…

We are still cooling down after a fantastic weekend with Berlin Festival, and not to mention, you lovely guys. Our contest “I travel with 9flats because…” turned out great, especially for Olka, who won 2 VIP-tickets and stayed at one of our apartments (pictured below) in Berlin. We had many contributions that made us both laugh […]

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September 9, 2011

9flats news

We now officially offer the best night’s sleep in the world

Introducing new 9flats.insurance, now covering every booking up to €500,000 At 9flats.com, we want to lead the world in being the safest place for you to book (and rent out) cool rooms and flats for holidays or business trips. So, a few weeks ago, we became the first travel platform in Europe to offer protection […]

Click: We now officially offer the best night’s sleep in the world

September 8, 2011

travel tips

Chill out at Berlin Festival

As you may have noticed, 9flats.com is sponsoring the Berlin Festival! And now it’s countdown time. Tick tock, tick tock only only one day to go! We’re all getting really excited. Berlin Festival From 12.00 on the 9th of September Tempelhof will open itself up and allow the throng to swarm in for two days […]

Click: Chill out at Berlin Festival

August 31, 2011

Opinion

Inspiring Travel Images – Before and After You Travel

Imagery is where it’s at when it comes to recording your holiday. The experience of your holiday or trip gets extended way beyond the finish date because of the Internet, smartphones and social media networks. Take the above 9flats accommodation (House Trullo Amato) for instance, because I’ve added the image to this blog, it is likely that […]

Click: Inspiring Travel Images – Before and After You Travel

August 29, 2011

Competition

Stop being a tourist. Start winning Berlin Festival tickets.

I travel with 9flats because I want to feel like a winner! We have tickets to the Berlin Festival to give away! The Berlin Festival takes place in the historical (and might I add totally cool) Tempelhof Airport & Club Xberg on the 9th Here’s how it works:Not only can the winner get to go to […]

Click: Stop being a tourist. Start winning Berlin Festival tickets.

August 26, 2011

9flats news

Seasonal Pricing

We all know that accommmodation prices go up and down depending on the season. Events and yearly celebrations have an impact on how much accommodation is available in a certain area and now our hosts have the possibility to change prices to their own specifications. From today, 9flats hosts can change their pricing structure according […]

Click: Seasonal Pricing

August 24, 2011

Opinion

Family Visits

Your family. You love them dearly yet they drive you crazy. Have you relatives who live elsewhere who regularly visit you and stay in your house? Does living with them for 24 hours a day while stay in your home cause you stress? Does having visitors wanting to be entertained while you still have to […]

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August 19, 2011

Host tips

Like the interior? Live in the interior!

Some people have a knack for creating intriguing interiors, but even those with a flair for it can always do with some inspiriation. You could spend a lot of money on glossy interior design magazines, or instead you can freely browse through the vast range of properties on 9flats.com and steal some of our hosts […]

Click: Like the interior? Live in the interior!

August 18, 2011

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

The question is not: Do you want to be a star, but rather: Do you want to get stars? And the answer? Of course you do! Lots of little stars under your listing on 9flats.com leads to more bookings and happy guests who recommend you to their friends. And here are our tips to get […]

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August 18, 2011

9flats.com – Asia Orxata de Xufa Contest

**** SORRY! This competition is over. Check out our Facebook page to see what’s going on at the moment **** 9flats.com presents the Orxata de Xufa contest with … 50€ 9flats.com voucher and authentic Orxata de Xufa nuts from Valencia to be won. Used to prepare the sweet and refreshing Orxata de Xufa (also known as Horchata de Chufa), Xufa is […]

Click: 9flats.com – Asia Orxata de Xufa Contest

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 9flats.com and also on other websites. Wouldn’t […]

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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 9flats.com. Here are a very cute pair, an American dad, Jason and son, Aydan living in Berlin who tried out 9flats.com. As you will see, they had a good time and as Aydan says: “I can’t wait for my next vacation!”

Click: Video: Jason and Aydan

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 9flats.com 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 […]

Click: Our hosts with the most (treats for you)

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 […]

Click: A la Carte Maps

August 11, 2011

News

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 9flats.com as places to sleep are sure to […]

Click: Pope Benedict’s visit to Germany