November 24, 2011

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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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November 24, 2011

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5 New Year’s Eve travel tips

Every year, it’s the same old story. You say, this New Year’s Eve we’ll do something different, organise it earlier… but, as usual, time slips away and suddenly its already December. By which time it’s too late to plan anything. So, you decide either to book something completely overpriced, or stay at home and spend […]

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October 31, 2011

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9flats top tips: Spring – Queen’s Day in the Netherlands

As the best-selling American author Greg Anderson correctly pointed out, “Too often we are so preoccupied with the destination, we forget the journey”. We forget that on the way to that long awaited beach holiday there’s far from few other events we really shouldn’t be less excited about. Holland: Queen’s day In this week’s Top […]

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October 24, 2011

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9flats top tips: March festivals in Spain

Here is a post for those of you who live where the winter weather has already begun will most certainly enjoy reading. This week our 9flats Top Tip is dedicated to the month of March and will accompany you to Spain. Beautiful, hot, sunny Spain. As early as March, municipalities in a number of Spanish […]

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October 17, 2011


9flats top tips: February – Valentine’s in Paris

Despite the onset of very frosty temperatures, Berlin is currently a wonderfully bright, colourful and romantic place. The Festival of Lights is going on for another week, giving us another chance to walk around the center with our friends and loved ones, wrapped up warmly in layers of wool and marvel at the kaleidoscopic light […]

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October 13, 2011


9flats top tips: January in Sweden

There is a truly beautiful event taking place in January, a miracle of nature, which regretfully not many people remember: The Northern Lights. This breathtaking spectacle is nothing more than the result of electrons colliding with the air particles but the flashes and streaks of color it produces in the cold Nordic winter sky will […]

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October 10, 2011


9flats top tips: December – best New Year’s party

We all know what happens in December. It’s that month in the year where we fret to make our last deadlines before embarking on a well deserved and often too short Christmas break, where we then spend countless hours indulging in Christmas cookies, mulled wine and eating our way through what seems like one long […]

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October 6, 2011

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9flats top tips: November festivals in Germany and the Netherlands

And we’re back. Today, as promised, we’ll be sharing our European top tips for November with you. By this time of the year, temperatures will definitely have dropped a few degrees, our warm and woolly winter clothes will no longer be waiting in the back of our closets and the idea of staying in for […]

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October 5, 2011

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9flats top tips: October festivals in Budapest and Italy

Here we go! This is the first of 9 posts to give you inspiration for your holidays in the next 9 months. Europe is such an interesting melting pot, filled with examples of such unique and diverse cultures, that it would be a real pity not to travel around and experience as many of them […]

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September 23, 2011

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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

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9flats chats with Matt LeMay from

Our latest business traveller, Matt LeMay from 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.

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September 22, 2011

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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 […]

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September 8, 2011

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Chill out at Berlin Festival

As you may have noticed, 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 […]

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September 5, 2011

Songs to inspire you to travel

Looking for inspiration for where to go on your next trip? You could randomly stick a pin in a map, you could browse through 9flats accommodation listings or…you could listen to the music below, and let your favourite song be the deciding factor of where you go. Perhaps my short musical lineup is not as […]

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September 1, 2011

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2012 London Olympics in 3D

Are you travelling to London for the Olympics? We hope if you are that you will stay in a 9flats apartment.   Luxury Olympic Accommodation                    Stunning Apartment Near Olympics   Some lucky people will get to see the sporting events in reality, the rest of us will […]

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August 30, 2011

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Innsbruck – A Visual Feast for the Eyes

Myself and a colleague were lucky enough to be given the opportunity by 9flats to travel to Innsbruck, Austria where we attended the TBU workshops. I had never been to Austria before and my main impression of that country came from books I read as a child, The Chalet School series by Elinor Brent-Dyer. These […]

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August 23, 2011

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London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week is “is one of the highest profile fashion events in the world and one of the ‘big four’ international catwalk influencers.” Fashion trends, colours, fabrics are all planned months ahead, so London Fashion Week in September will put on show Spring and Summer collections for 2012. London will be packed with fashion […]

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August 17, 2011

Marathon Party Day

For those of you who like running 26.2 miles (42 km), being cheered on by thousands or being wrapped up in aluminium foil, today’s blog entry is for you – we’re taking a look at the Berlin marathon, coming up on the 25th of September. Photo taken from ‘Fastest marathon in the world’ The […]

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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


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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