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 […]

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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 […]

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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

travel tips

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 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 23, 2011

travel tips

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 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 […]

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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 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 16, 2011

accommodation

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 9flats.com 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

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!”

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August 15, 2011

Accommodation

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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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August 9, 2011

travel tips

9flats around the world

You may have noticed the wide variety of European apartments on 9flats.com, but have you spotted the listings from around the world that are beginning to appear? Keep an eye on your favourite destinations and watch as more hosts discover 9flats and list their accommodation in exotic destinations. To show some examples, here are three properties […]

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August 4, 2011

travel tips

Destination Glasgow

Despite being Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is often overlooked by visitors who only go to Edinburgh. If you only had time to go to one of the two cities, Edinburgh is the obvious choice. However, Glasgow is a great destination in its’ own right and definitely not one to overlook. For most the draw of […]

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