August 3, 2011

9flats news

Protection for your place

Update on our protection for hosts: Details of this are now on our website here. As mentioned below, for now this is an initiative for our German hosts, but for everyone else, it’s worth having a read about, as it will roll out in other countries within the next few weeks. News of this new […]

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July 29, 2011


Travel Scout Madrid

I started my journey from Berlin Schönefeld as a 9flats scout. Upon arrival in the airport I met with my friendly colleagues and at 16.45 we flew with Easyjet to the capital of Spain, Madrid. My first goal was Cea Bermúdez. When I arrived at my new home, I was cordially received me cordially and shown around. […]

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July 28, 2011

9flats introduces

Scotland – “The Best Wee Country in the World?”

Hi, I’m Andy – a property scout with Over the next few months I will writing blog entries which are all about Scotland. Scotland is many things to many people and according to the then First Minister, Jack McConnell, is “The Best Wee Country in the World.” I’m not sure I agree with that […]

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July 26, 2011

travel tips

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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July 26, 2011

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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July 25, 2011

travel tips

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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July 13, 2011

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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July 12, 2011

Travel tips

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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July 9, 2011

Get involved! Send us your photos, videos and blog posts of course is all about cool properties – browsing through them, booking them, or renting them out. However, being registered on 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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July 7, 2011

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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July 5, 2011

9flats introduces

9flats Host Maruska

Today we’d like to tell you about Maruska, a 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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June 30, 2011

9flats community

Travel, community and friendship

  The first thing you notice on 9flats.comis of course the photos of the range of cool apartments we offer. However, that is not the only benefit to 9flats – there is also the social networking aspect of our website to consider. When you log in as a guest or a host, you’ll notice that you […]

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June 9, 2011

Travel tips

Meet David and rent his beautiful family house in Italy!

Let me introduce myself, I’m David. My sisters and I have access to a beautiful family owned property near Imperia in a village called Moltedo in Italy. If you want to get to know Liguria not as a tourist but as a local you should not hesitate for a second. It’s a small place, not […]

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June 7, 2011

9 flats outing

Work trip to Prague!

I was recently fortunate to make my maiden trip to Prague for a short 24-hour work trip. Unfortunately my work duties left me with only a few precious hours to see the city before having to rush back to the airport and my flight home. What to do? A major part of the solution – […]

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June 1, 2011

travel tips

Basel – Swiss chocolate paradise

As the weather, my stay in Basel could not have been better. It was the first summery day of the year so my first instinct was to get rid of my jacket and head straight to the ice cream shop. Basel is a beautiful city and I felt I stepped in another world all day. […]

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May 30, 2011

travel tips

Salzburg – Palaces and Mozart balls!

When I wake up in the morning I usually scream; not out of frustration but more so cause I love my job. YES! I am a professional apartment tester for! I was recently sent on a mission to Salzburg and could not hold the excitement. I had the chance to stay in a beautiful […]

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May 25, 2011

travel tips


Mallorca is by far the largest island in the Baleares archipelago and has a population of over 860,000 people, but almost half the people are living on the island capital, Palma. Mallorca has always attracted Germans and British tourists and has often been associated to a mass tourism resort, however, the fact is that the […]

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May 24, 2011

Travel tips

Have a bloomin’ good time in Chelsea

For all you green fingered folk, not that you needed to be reminded, but today is the first day of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, the most prestigious gardening event in the world. Taking place in the grounds of the Royal Hospital in Chelsea, London, the 2011 event will be open to the public from […]

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May 11, 2011

9flats competition

Check out our new T-shirt!

  ***** Sorry this competition is over. Check out our Facebook page for new offers ***** As worn by our head of product development! Tell us what you think on twitter or Facebook >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Be in with a chance to win a T-shirt if you post a comment @9flats on your Facebook wall and if […]

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March 5, 2011

9flats office

A day at the Berlin office

Today I’ll give you a brief overview of the 9flats office in Berlin Kreuzberg. The office is located in an old brick building with its unique Berlin flair. The small café must be the place to be in the summertime around lunch break. Daniel (left) and Axel (right) say “Hi”. The office has a nice […]

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