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Spotted by Locals

By Spotted by Locals

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


Offline city guides to 67 cities, curated by handpicked locals who only write about their favorite spots and keep you away from tourist traps. US$3.99 per city.

• 100% offline - no Internet required
• Tourist trap free - local spots only
• Full city maps
• List spots nearby & navigate offline
• Save your favorite tips
• Regular updates & new tips for each city

"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

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, Zagreb & Zurich

Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Montreal, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver, Washington DC

Not satisfied? We'll refund you. We love feedback! Please email co-founder Bart at

What's New in Version 5.5

All ready for iOS 11!

Enjoy our locals' tips? A review would help us big time!

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Customer Reviews

Not a typical city guide

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.

GOOD but the review service was weird

The app is awesome and helped me find a lot of cool stuff around Munich, however it then tried to get me to write a review. Every time I opened the app to use it, it redirected me to the App Store to write a review, making the app itself useless. I could not even look at the map before it redirected me.

Battery Drained in 3 hours

Phone battery drained in a matter of 3 hours upon downloading this app, from 100% to 10%.
I turned off location settings per another review.
Not helpful when touring a foreign city to have your phone die.
I removed the app immediately. Unless the creators can prevent battery life diminishing in 3 hours I won't be able to use this app while on holiday.

Spotted by Locals
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  • Free
  • Category: Travel
  • Updated:
  • Version: 5.5
  • Size: 95.0 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller:
Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References

Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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