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Wednesday 11 December 2013

A Relocation Guide to Munich

FlatClub is back again with a relocation guide to a very special city - Munich!

Munich is in Germany, the birthplace of advent calendars and is atop contender for the best place to spend Christmas.

There's tons of places to go and interesting things to see in Munich, so if you're relocating there for any length time you will be spoiled by the city's sights. Our relocation guide also covers things such as opening a bank account, healthcare in Munich, and other daily things that you'll need to know for your Munich relocation.

We'd recommend taking in one of Munich's many festivals during your stay there: for instance Starkbierfest, where some famous Munich dark beers are served throughout Lent - a custom started by Bavarian monks back in the olden days.

There's also much to see & do for the more erudite visiting the city - some of the top museums are the three Pinakotheks (dedicated to modern art, contemporary art, and classic masters) and the world's largest museum dedicated to science & technology, the Deutsche Museum.

Even if you're not going to stay long in Munich, you're certain to make great memories there.

We have many relocation guides on FlatClub, so wherever you're going you can have some good background knowledge and a chance to get to know the city before you move - use FlatClub to find yourself accomodation in Munich (and dozens of other cities across the world!) before you make the leap.

Read on to see how easy it is to become a FlatClub guest - and see what our other guests have had to say! If you're interested in staying in Munich let our Expert Search team help find your perfect accommodation.

Friday 6 December 2013

Tips for Guests

Being a guest is an exciting experience.

At FlatClub, we want you to feel as if you’re in the home of a trusted friend.

We gathered some of the feedback we received from hosts and guests to make a list of a few simple tips that could help you have peace of mind that you’re the very best guest you can be. Think of this as a companion piece to our advice to hosts.

Be flexible and adaptive. The flat designed to accommodate you on a short-term, temporary basis is the home of your host. Make a conscious effort to adapt to their preferences and patterns. To be clear, ask about their expectations of you during your stay. (For example, if you are expected to share meals with them, what time they prefer you to turn out the lights, etc.) It is especially important to arise when your hosts do, and accept that others have to live in the house, too.

Clean up after yourself. You should leave the kitchen cleaner than you found it, and hopefully it goes without saying that you clean your dishes as soon as you're done with them.

Don't make assumptions. Unless you are specifically told to "help yourself to anything" in the refrigerator or pantry, always ask before taking something, or using the host services such as phone. If you want to bring a pet - make sure the host is fully aware of it and agrees.

Be aware of cultural/personal/family differences. For example, you may be an omnivore staying with a vegan family, but it is always polite to try what they offer to serve you. Be respectful, and do not criticize your hosts' preferences.

Invite other people to the residence only after first clearing it with your hosts. This is just common courtesy, as you are a guest in their home.

Always replace anything you damage. Even if it was an accident, you are responsible, and should make it right for your host by fixing the item, replacing the item or leaving a monetary settlement.

Leave a review of the host and flat on Flat-Club. This is the best way to say thank you to the host. Flats with reviews are much more likely to be booked by other guests, and hosts are more likely to leave you a review in turn.

We hope you have a valuable experience and a great stay. If you're still looking for your perfect short-term accommodation, please take advantage of our free Expert Search program - we will match you with a host and flat that makes sense for your trip.