Spotted by Locals city guides

Spotted by Locals city guides

By Spotted by Locals

  • Category: Travel
  • Release Date: 2011-12-06
  • Current Version: 6.0.1
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 70.42 MB
  • Developer: Spotted by Locals
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    4/5 ( 159 Reviews)
  • Price:
Spotted by Locals city guides App Ratings: 4
Total 159 Reviews

Spotted by Locals city guides App Description

Skip the tourist traps and experience 68 cities like a local. Every 100% offline city guide costs US$3.99 and includes new tips regularly "for life". FEATURES: • 100% offline - no internet needed • Add your own spots (like your hotel) • Save your favorites • Show nearby spots and navigate offline • New tips added regularly (when online) WHAT DRIVES US SINCE 2008? We believe cross-cultural misunderstandings are the cause of most of the conflicts in the world. We want to help make a change by encouraging travelers to see cities from a local’s perspective and learn about our culture. Our locals ("Spotters") live in the city they write about, speak the local language, write only about their favorite spots and keep their tips up-to-date. Spotters love promoting quirky and locally owned spots and do not accept money or favors in return for writing about a spot. Co-founders Sanne & Bart meet all Spotters in person. Want to join our awesome community? Check our website! WHAT THE PRESS SAYS: "Authentically local, on-the-ground advice...” - The Guardian "A useful series of locally written travel guides...” - NY Times "Local tips rarely found in the guidebook." - The Times "To put it simply: awesome." - Gadling "Top 25 travel apps in the world" - Sunday Times EUROPE & MIDDLE EAST - 56 CITY GUIDES: Amsterdam, Antwerp, Athens, Barcelona, Belgrade, Berlin, Bratislava, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Cologne, Copenhagen, Dublin, Edinburgh, Florence, Frankfurt, Geneva, Ghent, Glasgow, Hamburg, Helsinki, Istanbul, Kiev (Kyiv), Krakow (Cracow), Lisbon, Ljubljana, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Manchester, Milan, Moscow, Munich, Oslo, Paris, Porto, Prague, Riga, Rome, Rotterdam, Saint Petersburg, Sarajevo, Skopje, Sofia, Stockholm, Tallinn, Tel Aviv, Thessaloniki, Tirana, Turin, Venice, Vienna, Vilnius, Warsaw, Yerevan, Zagreb & Zurich NORTH AMERICA - 12 CITY GUIDES: Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Montreal, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver, Washington DC Not satisfied? Please email co-founder Bart at

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Spotted by Locals city guides App Reviews

  • Perfect way to explore a city

    By The handsome olive
    I first heard about SpottedbyLocals when I was studying abroad in Paris in 2009. I usually like to collect recommendations from friends before visiting a new city but in this day and age with social media, people end up seeing certain places on Instagram and Facebook and then just go where they see their friends go. This works sometimes but the problem is that you end up being directed to the same place that all the other people are going to which in effect ends up being touristy. If you’re like me and want to explore a city as someone who lives there would, then this is the app for you. The app itself is nothing special. Basic map with some highlighted spots but the content and curation is what is so key. We went to at least 10 of the recommended places in Mexico City and they were all spot on. You can’t get fair assessments of where to go on sites like Yelp and TripAdvisor anymore because their ranking systems have become biased towards the places that pay them. SpottedByLocals is a neutral assessment of amazing places in cities by the people who are proudest to live in them.
  • Very useful

    By fs46
    I’ve tried three cities in the last month and they’ve all showed me interesting things I wouldn’t have otherwise found.
  • Wish I could give this app 6 stars

    By iPhoneUser3100
    Honest advice about cool & funky places from an app without bugs. Who wouldn’t like this?? Love it SO much! Finds places for me that TripAdvisor has never even heard of. Amazing coffee in Helsinki, Authentic & delicious tapas in Barcelona, practically curated vintage clothes in London. We even bought Los Angeles to find the newest places to try in our own hometown. One of my favorite apps ever, travel or otherwise.
  • Needs improvements

    By PJ&0
    Every time I try to use it, I have to download the same map again. Wish it had a section to only see new posts. Does not see to be updated often
  • Not a typical city guide

    By AppConsumer
    I really love this guide. But I guess it wants to be used slightly differently than regular city guides. This app has a handpicked selection of locations that are recommended by locals. It will never recommend as many restaurants or sights as e.g. TripAdvisor. I usually wander around a city and then I’m looking what Spotted by locals recommends in the surroundings. It made me discover many small gems in cities such as Athens, Amsterdam and Prague. The recommended places are almost always authentic and either not (that) known to tourists or else also loved and frequented by locals.
  • Waste of money

    By Kimmba24
    Don’t buy this app. It provided very little insight to anything!!! Just a small handful of places. Waste of time and money..
  • Web Editor

    By Mikaela009
    Great tool for traveling.
  • Must have

    By christos56
    Great resource to find new places. Totally worth it.
  • Great app.

    Great app, great recommendations.
  • Nope

    By Ann Isadora
    Total waste of money for florence.