Spotted by Locals city guides

Spotted by Locals city guides

By Spotted by Locals

  • Category: Travel
  • Release Date: 2011-12-06
  • Current Version: 6.5
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 73.64 MB
  • Developer: Spotted by Locals
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
Score: 4
From 189 Ratings


No algorithms. No fake reviews. Just the absolute favorite spots of real locals in 71 cities. Each 100% offline city guide costs a few $/€/£, with free updates for life. "Steers you toward hidden gems...” - NY Times "Authentically local, on-the-ground advice...” - The Guardian "Local tips rarely found in the guidebook." - The Times FEATURES: • 100% offline - no internet needed • Add your own spots (like your hotel) • Show nearby spots and navigate offline • Bookmark your favorites • 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 are sad about "Starbucksification" and overtourism. We hope to create a little change by encouraging travellers to experience cities from a local's perspective and learn about their culture. WHO ARE OUR LOCALS? Our Spotters live in the city they write about, speak the local language, write only about their favorite spots. Spotters love promoting quirky and locally owned spots and keep their tips up-to-date. Co-founders Sanne & Bart meet all Spotters in person. Want to join our awesome community? Check our website! WHY PAY? We don't like apps with ads & publishers who sell or misuse your personal data. You are 100% anonymous to us. All our tips are available for free online. We charge a few $/€/£ (the App Store has different prices in each country) for a 100% offline experience and many extra features. You'll be helping us on our mission and to expand to more cities. Thanks for your support over the last 10 years and please contact co-founder Bart at if you’re not happy! GUIDES IN 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 GUIDES IN NORTH AMERICA: Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Montreal, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver, Washington DC



  • Lelaina212

    By lelaina212
    Love the variety of destinations and personalized recommendations.
  • Get to know the truly local spots!

    By Travelaine
    The main reason I travel is to immerse myself as much as possible into the local culture. It’s hard to do when solo traveling sometimes, when you don’t have someone you know to show you around, you don’t want to pay for a tour guide, and you feel a bit shy to approach people on your trip. This app makes that so much easier. You get an idea of the person writing the review to see if they would do things you’re interested in, and then you can build out a list of cool places to check out from there. I like the app because I’m always in cafes trying to plan my next move, and a quick look on my phone keeps it easy. Plus, you can also weed out recommendations that may not be your favorite from TripAdvisor.
  • Can’t schedule a cadence for updates...

    By koakes010
    Every time I open the app, it says there are new posts and updates. I like that the content is fresh, but the update is super annoying. It’s not “required” but if I don’t update, the map will not render properly. I wish there was a setting option to schedule weekly content updates instead of every time I open the app. Right now it’s annoying enough to be a barrier to me using the app.
  • Spotted, San Francisco

    By nestachee
    A good idea but not enough data at this point. Wasted $, buy a god cup of coffee instead.
  • My Favorite Travel Buddy

    By Aa_Seattle
    I’ve been lucky enough to travel to quite a few of the locations Spotted By Locals has city guides in, and I without fail always turn to them first for recommendations. From cozy coffee shops in Madrid, to a tucked away brewery along a canal in Paris, I have found THE BEST places through SBL. My friends think I’m a genius traveler, but it’s SBL who do all the work. I’ve even been introduced to incredible places in my own city! Definitely give them a try the next time you’re planning a trip.
  • Confusing

    By kansas dumb
    I bought this app for Paris. It was not useful and very confusing.
  • Great App but can’t search by city!

    By sblinstein
    Awesome app but you have to scroll through a giant list to find cities, how could there not be a basic search?!
  • Excellent resource!

    By Maddyrob
    Truth be told, I first started using this app because it had really good maps which you could use offline (no roaming charges) as a navigational tool. As I used the maps to get around I got to know the content as well and stumbled into some great spots, particularly in Amsterdam. I’d definitely use it again, and not just for the maps!
  • App keeps crashing

    By Cortney7
    Before I can even see the load screen this app crashes. My iPhone 8 is up to date and so is the app. Please fix! Update: the developer suggest I uninstall and reinstall and all was fine. This was the first time I’ve ever had a problem so I changed back my review because I do truly love the app and have found some really cool places by using it.
  • Not willing to pay

    By Bridgets MAC Daddy
    They should give you a day or two free. I’m not going to buy data that I can get on yelp.