Oktoberfest

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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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A penny (cent, franc or ruble) for your thoughts…

We like it when you leave reviews for people because it helps our members choose where to stay – and it’s nice to say nice things about nice people. But did you know reviews can actually earn you money? When you upload your first review or recommendation, we’ll credit your bonus account with €3. This […]

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Crown Pub

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The Crown pub, London

I came to London as one of the 9flats team in order to meet some of our London hosts. Apart from the host meet-up, I had London friends to catch up with in the evenings and met one at a gastro-pub called The Crown in Hackney in East London, just opposite Victoria Park. This part of London […]

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Staying in London for the 9flats Host Meet-Up

Some of the 9flats team went to London on Wednesday for one of our regular host meet-up events. In case you don’t know what they are, these meet-ups are small events allowing us to meet hosts in person and for hosts to meet other hosts to ask questions and share information. And of course, let […]

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The Schnitzelei, German Tapas

To further expand upon the 9flats Stop Being a Tourist slogan, today I’d like to write as if I am a helpful 9flats host who has insider tips on things to do during your trip. I spent last Sunday celebrating a friend’s birthday in a nice restaurant in Berlin populated by Berliners – so for those […]

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Jamie Dunn – 19 cities 19 days – The end of the road

We talked about Jamie in previous blog entries, who at the age of 19 aimed to travel to 19 cities in 19 days to give motivational talks to young people. So, did Jamie manage to complete the challenge? Nearly! He managed to take in 10 countries, which is an amazing achievement in itself. Jamie seems […]

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9 Unique Choices of Accommodation

Would you like to experience a Native Indian tradition and stay overnight in a teepee? Or wake up tomorrow in a grand, luxurious (and affordable) apartment? To make your holiday an unforgettable experience, 9flats has 9 choices of unique accommodation to show you! Is sitting around the campfire with friends one of your favorite things […]

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Beautiful historic Thames Sailing Barge

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9 London Properties

With a rich and ancient history, multi-cultural population and numerous events, bars, clubs and resturaunts to choose from, London will always remain a must-see destination for visitors at any time of the year. Below is a selection of nine 9flats London properties. A vibrant and lively upcoming event in London is the Notting Hill Carnival. […]

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9flats introduces

A passion for hospitality

Our events manager, Jana, has a few words to say about a gathering at a 9flats host’s apartment: “Tim Czubayko makes a great host. He rents out his Berlin apartment through 9flats and has been happy to meet many lovely people as guests. Last Thursday he invited the staff of 9flats to an after-work get-together. […]

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Mercato Boqueria Barcellona

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Brazilians as Barcelonans

Carla Garcia and Marcio Lorin are two Brazilian architects that have travelled around Spain these past few days and used 9flats accommodation for their stay in Barcelona. We asked them if they would like to share their experience with us and they accepted. Below you can see a couple of the pictures they took and […]

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Carnival

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Notting Hill Carnival

  This year, the largest street festival in Europe takes place on 28 and 29 August 2011. The end of August will once again be steaming hot in London, especially when the Brazilian dancers shake their hips! The celebration takes place just like in Rio, with colourful costumes, exotic food and Carribean rhythms. Each year […]

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Edinburgh Festival

Today’s blog post is by Andrew Jamieson who works as a 9flats scout in Scotland. Scouts are our eyes and ears on the ground and provide services such as taking photos of your apartment and checking that it matches your description. Scout-approved accommodation get the green thumbs up and rank higher in our pages. My […]

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Lights, camera...

Get involved! Send us your photos, videos and blog posts

9flats.com of course is all about cool properties – browsing through them, booking them, or renting them out. However, being registered on 9flats.com means you’re also part of a world-wide community. So why not share your experiences with your community through stories, pictures and videos? How? Here’s some suggestions for guests, hosts and bloggers: 9flats […]

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Castle Pillnitz, Dresden

One of the most beautiful castles in the Elbe Valley is Augustus the Strong’s Castle Pillnitz. Why is Augustus called “the Strong”? He was 176 cm tall and weighed 135 kg on the scales. Augustus made Pillnitz his summer residence and while there attended various weddings. This is how we know his his exact weight; […]

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Meet-up Berlin

We had a little meet-up in Berlin yesterday so that 9flats hosts could chat with one another and also of course also talk with some of the 9flats team. These regular meet-ups are very casual and allow us to get feedback from our hosts. They also allow hosts to network with other hosts and for […]

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9flats host tips

The first impression counts

Let’s be honest: if you were choosing between these two 9flats profiles, which one would you contact? If you went for the profile with the photo, you are not alone: a 9flats profile with a photo is clicked 10 times as much as one without a user photo. The reason: photos stand for honesty and […]

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Accommodation

Summer, sun, sea

Your accommodation is only a couple of minutes away from the beach. And your hosts know exactly where the undisturbed swimming spots are, or where to find the next beach party. And that’s not all. There’s more – with us in fact. We present for you, three amazing overnight possibilities nearby the beach and with […]

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Great reviews for Ash from Edinburgh

Give me a star!

“Super nice apartment, very quiet, ideal for a short trip.” No wonder 9flats.com guests gave this accommodation a 5 star review. You can’t get better than that, five stars is the highest rating. This is not only great for the host, but for the next guest too.   Here’s the reason why: the number of […]

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Berlin Panoramic View

9flats introduces

9flats Host Maruska

Today we’d like to tell you about Maruska, a 9flats.com host who has a Berlin apartment listed with us. She describes 9flats as ‘cool’, and we’d like to return the same compliment to her! With her superb taste when it comes to interior design and her welcoming personality, you couldn’t wish for anything more from […]

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Travel Tips – travelling with children

What to pack for a holiday is surely one of the most difficult things about going on a journey. You pack too much or too little or the wrong things. If you add kids into the equation it becomes even more difficult to remember to bring everything you might need. First thing to do is […]

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