Spotted by Locals city guides

Spotted by Locals city guides

By Spotted by Locals

  • Category: Travel
  • Release Date: 2011-12-06
  • Current Version: 6.1.1
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 70.44 MB
  • Developer: Spotted by Locals
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
Score: 4
4
From 170 Ratings

Description

"Steer(s) you toward hidden gems...” - NY Times "Authentically local, on-the-ground advice...” - The Guardian "Local tips rarely found in the guidebook." - The Times Skip the tourist traps and experience 70+ cities like a local! A 100% offline city guide costs US$3.99 and includes new tips regularly "forever". 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 intercultural misunderstanding to be the root of most conflicts in the world. We hope to create a little change by encouraging travellers to experience cities from a local's perspective and learn about its 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! EUROPE & MIDDLE EAST: Amsterdam, Antwerp, Athens, Barcelona, Belgrade, Berlin, Bratislava, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Cologne, Copenhagen, Dublin, Edinburgh, Florence, Frankfurt, Geneva, Ghent, Glasgow, Hamburg, Helsinki, Istanbul, Kiev, Krakow, Lisbon, Ljubljana, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Manchester, Milan, Moscow, Munich, Oslo, Paris, Podgorica, Prishtina, Porto, Prague, Riga, Rome, Rotterdam, Saint Petersburg, Sarajevo, Skopje, Sofia, Stockholm, Tallinn, Tbilisi, Tel Aviv, Thessaloniki, Tirana, Turin, Venice, Vienna, Vilnius, Warsaw, Yerevan, Zagreb & Zurich NORTH AMERICA: 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 bart@spottedbylocals.com.

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Reviews

  • Annoyed

    1
    By Roroirene
    Made sure that I updated the app before we left our pad for the days in Amsterdam. Map wouldn’t load once we were out which made everything else useless.
  • Best App for Local Favorites

    5
    By Rico's mom
    If you want to find a spot that is an off-the-beaten-path locals’ favorite OR, is a spot in your guide book, but described and recommended by a local, this should be your go-to App. And, if you like to travel to cities that are not visited (yet) by a lot of tourists, this App will also inspire you to discover those lesser-known spots!
  • Tbilisi

    5
    By cat lady of the world
    Tbilisi is a chaotic city so having a guide to help me around the city was perfect. It’s also super connected and using my phone as a guide rather than a boring and heavy guide book made me feel less touristy. The best part is that it feels like a friend giving advice.
  • Fab city guides

    5
    By Judit from Hungary
    This app is great for the suggested spots plus that it can all be used offline while traveling 😍
  • Never travel without it

    5
    By Uncledadmichaeljacksom
    I never travel somewhere without downloading spotted by’s guide.
  • Most useful travel app!

    5
    By Pbhasin
    Having used a few guidebooks and turning up at recommended sights to find out they were closed a few years ago, this app turned out to be a lifesaver! Up-to-date with spots where the locals go, this is by far the best way to explore, no not explore, to get to know a city and go off the beaten path.
  • Perfect way to explore a city

    5
    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

    5
    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

    5
    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

    1
    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

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