October 9, 2012

OPINION

Retro, vintage… or just plain old?

Vintage is everywhere these days, from furniture, to clothes, to parties. But what does it actually mean? We investigate (and give you some insider ‘vintage travel’ tips)…

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May 23, 2012

TRAVEL TIPS

Sand and the city: 3 top urban beaches in Europe

Concrete too hot to sit on? Buses too stuffy to stand on? Shoes melting into the tarmac? Time to hit the city beach! We’ve had a look around, and have found lots of sand in some unexpected places…

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May 20, 2012

travel tips

10 photos to whet your appetite for travel

Every vacation that we embark on is an opportunity to live the extraordinary. This is a collection of photos of some of the world’s greatest cities taken by people who were doing precisely that. Whether it’s the head of an ant as seen through the lens of a National Geographic photographer, or the epic skyscape […]

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March 6, 2012

Interview

Pop king and queen: Porcelain Raft and Little Boots

We’re big music fans at 9flats, and love that we can offer musicians a more comfy, homely life on the road. Most recently, we provided beautiful vintage and art nouveau Berlin flats for electro-pop stars Porcelain Raft and Little Boots, both performing at Intro magazine’s 20th birthday party. We caught up with them both to […]

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November 7, 2011

9flats introduces

Travelblogger Matt in Berlin with 9flats

Travelblogger Matt, better known through his website www.nomadicmatt.com, stayed with 9flats in Berlin. As one of the world’s leading travel bloggers, he’s obviously stayed in a wide range of places and has collected quite a few experiences so we were happy to hear that he enjoyed the 9flats approach to travelling. Watch the video to […]

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October 12, 2011

9flats introduces

Kelly from Belgium tells us about her stay

Kelly came from Belgium to volunteer at the Social Media Week in Berlin.  Instead of booking a room in a hotel, she chose to stay in one of our clean, modern and usefully central 9flats. When we met Kelly she told us how much she enjoyed the flexibility of being able to come and go […]

Click: Kelly from Belgium tells us about her stay

October 10, 2011

accommodation

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 7, 2011

9flats introduces

Benjamin Scheim, VP at Crowdcentric in New York, reveals his first impressions of 9flats

Even Benjamin Scheim, Vice President of Crowdcentric and Global Director of the Social Media Week, chose to stay with 9flats during his two day stop-over here in Berlin for the Berlin Social Media Week. He told us he travels frequently for his job but hasn’t warmed to hotels yet. Listen to how he found out […]

Click: Benjamin Scheim, VP at Crowdcentric in New York, reveals his first impressions of 9flats

September 27, 2011

9flats introduces

We chat with David from New York, 9flats guest in Berlin

9flats chats with David Radparvar from New York, Co-founder and Designer at Holstee, a sustainably focused lifestyle brand. He speaks about his experiences as a 9flats.com guest in one of our most popular apartments in Berlin.

Click: We chat with David from New York, 9flats guest in Berlin

September 23, 2011

9flats introduces

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 […]

Click: We met Dave Brown from Etsy

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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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 berlinmarathon.com ‘Fastest marathon in the world’ 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!”

Click: Video: Jason and Aydan

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 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 11, 2011

The Berlin Kunstsalon Number 08

The Kunstsalon (meaning Art Salon), is running in Berlin for the 8th time. Berlin along with New York and London is one of the art capitals of the world and is packed full of established and aspiring artists. The Kunstsalon gathers a selection of these artists together in one huge exhibition.   Kunstsalon was established […]

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July 20, 2011

travel tips

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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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 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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June 24, 2011

9flats introduces

19 Flats 19 Cities – Jamie’s Adventure so far

We talked about Jamie Dunn in a previous blog post – At the age of 19, Jamie is attempting to travel to 19 cities in 19 days and 9flats are supporting him in this endeavour. Here’s how he’s been getting on… On the 19th of June he travelled to Lisbon  and held a workshop for student […]

Click: 19 Flats 19 Cities – Jamie’s Adventure so far