November 14, 2014

Tips for using your mobile phone abroad

  You want to use your mobile phone abroad, you want to share your experiences with your friends and family at home ? Then follow these useful tips to save mobile phone costs abroad: Think about which apps you need before you go on your journey and download them at home.  You should also manually […]

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October 30, 2014

London- 9 tips for the cold season

Days are getting shorter, colorful leaves lying on the road, a smell of plum cake and pumpkin soup. It’s time again: finally autumn and winter is around the corner. We love the bright colorful season and give you nine reasons why even during cold weather London is worth a trip.   The City of Musicals […]

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April 5, 2013

9flats accepts payments with Bitcoins

9flats is introducing the payment method Bitcoins that is to offer a new easy and fast way of paying instant bookings. The globally valid booking method is growing in popularity and provides a high level of safety thanks to a complex encryption code.

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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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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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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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July 16, 2012

Weird and wonderful

World exclusive… secret footage of the Veggielympics 2012

With all this Olympics talk, we felt like we should be getting involved too. But we missed out on the ticket lottery… what to do?

We decided to hold our very own, no expense spared, Veggielympics in the office kitchen. Have a look! (And find out some mad facts about Olympic sports you never knew before.)

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July 13, 2012

TRAVEL TIPS

Lucia’s Lisbon: Insider’s guide to Europe’s coolest city (part 3)

And so, the end, beautiful friends. Here’s the last day of Lúcia’s secret Lisbon guide.

This week, she cools things down a bit, taking you out of town to walk, meditate and drink some nice wine…

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July 6, 2012

TRAVEL TIPS

Lúcia’s Lisbon: Insider’s guide to Europe’s coolest city (part 2)

Here it is! Part 2 of Lúcia’s secret Lisbon tour, full of more insider tips for you to discover in this amazing city. This week, it’s time to dive into the melodramatic, musical world of Fado…

(photo: pedrosimoes7, Flickr)

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June 25, 2012

COMPETITION

Show us the city you love and win €100!

Win a €100 9flats voucher, just for showing us the best bits of your favourite city on Pinterest. Here’s how to enter our ‘Pin City’ competition.

**Sorry, competition ended 6 July, you can click to see who won though…

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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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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 15, 2012

9flats news

9flats: perfect for family holidays

Family holidays. Many shiver at the very words. First there’s the time spent planning it. Then there’ll be the heated discussion on where to go. When at last a democratic decision is made (by mum), there’s the not so small topic of budget… Which is why we wanted to make life a little easier for […]

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May 9, 2012

9flats news

Introducing… our small but beautiful ‘Pin it’ button

Have you fallen in love with Pinterest yet? We have! Here’s what it’s all about and why you should sign up and start following 9flats…

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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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May 4, 2012

9flats host tips

11 tips to get that first booking on 9flats

So it seems that the world and his dog is offering apartments, mansions, pubs, igloos and huts for rent. For the vast majority, it is sadly a painful waiting game for that first booking. Here are 10 tips to avoid that pain: 1. Buy or borrow an SLR camera for shooting photos of your 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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March 21, 2012

travel tips

Naples in April: America’s Cup

April in Naples is a time of  fine spring weather, and lively streets not yet swamped by a sea of touristy humanity. Take advantage of these beautiful times to savour Neapolitan pizza, weather, and world-class sailing action.   America’s Cup begins April 7 http://youtu.be/HX7tFA6oBEIThe world’s most famous competitive sailing event comes to the southern tip of […]

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March 16, 2012

9flats host tips

Who exactly am I renting from?

There are many good reasons to let your guests know who you are before you meet them. Updating your profile with a picture gives your listing a personal touch, and may lead to more bookings. And getting in touch with your guests, telling them a bit about yourself, can help them feel more comfortable, even […]

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