I used this app for a recent stay in Paris. The app provided many great ideas for places to visit, that we used, places that you will not find in guide books. But why does it store all its data in local memory, rather than the SD card. This is a limitation for cheaper phones with less internal storage. Changing this would be an improvement.
It would be very helpful in LIST view if there was an option to only see entries within the current zoomed MAP view. Otherwise seeing the entire list seems cumbersome and useless to me because I don't know where each place is relative to my location without opening it first. NOTE: I'm a newbie to the app, maybe I'm missing something, but I couldn't find a setting.
Woefully lacking. A search for bars in my mid-Manhattan neighborhood yielded ONE bar within a half mile and two more within a mile. I can think of 3 dozen bars within a half mile. Anything a mile away is NOT in "the neighborhood" by any New Yorker's reckoning. Don't waste your money on this one.
Spotted By Locals is great, just what I needed when planning my trip to Istanbul, I liked it so much that I also decided to buy my own city (Dublin) to discover new places. I later decided to apply to become a Spotter myself and was lucky to be selected! I'm really enjoying it, I am sure anyone else will also like it as much as me :)
A quick and easy to use app to find the places you otherwise might not discover. I found the website very useful for my trip to Thessaloniki, and I became one of the spotters for my own city - Belgrade. I downloaded the app for Prague, so the recommendations are always with me, and it really comes in handy. :)
This app is very helpful for travellers who want to have an authentic and real experience to locals' life. The information is well informed with constant update for better user experience. Highly recommend it.
Great app. Only used the Budapest guide, but it proved invaluable on my trip both in terms of finding places to visit and locating them on the map. Well worth it.
I have used Spotted by Locals for years! Always great tips, and covers many cities! I'm a flight attendant and I always consult Spotted by Locals when i travel.
Although the tips were good, 3 spots had changed address and 2 didn't exist any more for Belgrade.
Nice idea, but... No way to leave reviews, and the information about Rome is not very useful for a visitor. However, they have very responsive support.
Loved this app if you are travelling its a must have will make your time abroad much interesting...
Great app, which helps to discover a city in a different way - i will even download it for the city i am living in :D
Would like to be able to add a few finds of my own. Otherwise, loved it. A lot.
Great app for people to avoid the tourist spots and see some real Berlin
Not one Australian city.
Great ap! Lots of places to discover.
We moved to Tel Aviv three weeks about and have found your App to be a great resource for learning our neighborhood, finding great spots and feeling like we belong. I get very excited when I open the App and it wants to add a new place. Keep them coming. I suspect the App was created for hipsters but it working great for us old fogies.
I paid for Bratislava expecting some art and culture tips for a few days visit and found it disappointed: nothing except shops and water tawer out of the city.
The app is great, and the ability to use offline is handy. However, in the maps section, I can see the pins, but the background is completely white with no actual map/streets, which makes it unhelpful... I've tried restarting the app, but problem is still there
Have been using spotted by locals for a few years now and have been very pleased with what you can find with it even though we are a bit older than the target audience I am sure. Very good food option recommendations with good detailed descriptions. Have used it in Vienna, Prague, Bucharest, Munich, Warsaw, Edinburgh, and Rome. The small cost for each city is worth it in my opinion.
It is probably the single greatest travel app, giving insider tips on key cities around the world! I love the authenticity of the spots!
I have three of these guides and will buy a fourth soon. They are the best guides and I travel - a lot! Budapest was outstanding! I can't wait to try the one for where I live once I settle down again. Get this guide first!
Almost replaced all the travel guides I m using and changed the way I go out to the city I live in
Invaluable for finding high quality local places.
Loved this app. Completely took over our trip, not sure we went to many places that weren't recommended! The recommendations were always very good and it gave us a great mix of classy and 'real' spots to see and sample. Will use it on all my city breaks. I would like to see more media in the reviews, photos, menus, must try items etc.
We really like the spotted by locals recommendation. They succeed in getting you of the beaten track. The app was achilles heel - but it has tremendously improved. I have it usually side by side with trip advisor app - and usually it's a clear cut - which one is better.
Offline and it works! Increasingly hard to find these days... Not only is it great for discovering new spots in my own city, the offline integration makes it exceptional for using while travelling as well
An awesome guide for any city trip, for people who want to explore the cities beyond tourist guides. I visited the places suggested by locals in Berlin and Barcelona and really felt the city vibe. I felt like I was living there, not being a tourist, mingled with locals and experienced the city
This app is my favourite budget-friendly local-only guide to any new city I visit - as well as my hometown! Customer service is great, they reply to questions almost instantly. Keep up the good work!
Since I discovered the Spotted by Locals app, my city trips are much more fun and interesting. I can finally get local suggestions for sightseeing, food, drinks, everything. I just love the way each spot is personalized by the spotter. Looking forward to further expansion!
Lovely and useful concept to avoid the tourist traps and discover vibrant cities from the inside! The app works perfectly offline the new version made it easier to handle. Can't travel without it now!
Currently in Rotterdam and using this app daily to look for local food and drink places and it hasn't let me down yet! Very good in depth info on places and the offline map is a massive plus to help find your next place to visit!
I love SpottedbyLocals, in general, and loved their app for Budapest. It was very helpful on my trip. It's a great thing that everything works offline. My recommendations for this app!
This new version of the app looks good, is easy to use, and who doesn't love an always up to date guide with updates for life? Great job, guys!
A great app to get under the skin of the cities you visit. Also, I recently had to contact customer support when switching from an iPhone to android and they were incredibly responsive and helpful.
Want to discover more that top 5 tourist attractions in a city you're visiting? If you use Foursquare to step into places you would never go to otherwise, Spotted by locals gets even more - it's curated list of places worth noticing/visiting and makes experience of a city truly unique.
The app was really handy. Great that you could access it offline too, as I was relying on wifi as an international visitor.
I used this app for Istanbul and had it lead me to some delightful restaurants that I wouldn't find otherwise. Great to see tips from people like me.
Very easy to use and usefull, I've found many great places on my trips using Spotted by locals!
The idea behind the project is just amazing. If you want to see more than obvious while traveling it is a must-have! The app is a game-changer! It works perfectly off-line. The map is accurate and allows you to check attractions in walking distance at any time . It is worth every penny you spend on it. It is much more convenient then desktop version as you don't have to make research before your trip. You just go with the flow ;)