February 11, 2015

London opens its Arms to Home-Sharing

  A London law tells hosts to get a planning permission to rent out their apartments for less than 90 days or a penalty of ₤20,000 (26352,59 Euro) is imminent. It was to protect the house supply in London. Now this 42-year-old law will be revised. Homeowners will be able to rent out their accommodation […]

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February 21, 2012

9flats host tips

Don’t want your hotelier to be your hippie guru?

You may have heard a lot about the hip concept of collaborative consumption – often it is marketed as a sort of new age, free love community marketplace when that plainly isn’t the case. Mashable’s Erica Swallow has the right idea in her article. Not that 9flats doesn’t like to get a bit idealistic sometimes too, […]

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January 18, 2012

9flats introduces

A top tip from our hosts Ralph & Maria

Let us introduce you to our hosts Ralph und Maria from Berlin, who kindly shared their number-one tip with us to get people to pick their apartment over others: “Berlin has become a crowded marketplace for holiday apartments these days and therefore, we are very happy to have found our partner 9flats.com. In order to […]

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November 24, 2011

Alquila tu alojamiento y recibe efectivo a la llegada

Si tienes una habitación , una casa o un apartamento que no usas, alquila tu alojamiento a viajeros y aprovecha de los beneficios de efectivo a la llegada de tu huésped. Activar efectivo a la llegada ahora No te has registrado aún, aprende aquí cómo funciona. Una vez que te has registrado y has publicado […]

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November 15, 2011

Shoot your own host video

So you want to show more of your place and its surroundings so you can attract more bookings? Then I’d recommend you make a video. Almost every digital camera or mobile phone now has a video camera function so you can shoot your very own homemade host video! 1. How do you film yourself? Most […]

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October 7, 2011

9flats introduces

9flats host Susi interview at the Oktoberfest

At the Oktoberfest in Munich we met up with our wonderful host Susi, who talked to us about her involvement with 9flats. She joined our Travolution almost a year ago so that her city center flats didn’t have to stay empty while she was at her countryside house. Until now she has had many great […]

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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 22, 2011

9flats on tour

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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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 6, 2011

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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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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