Donkey Republic is a global self-service, 24/7 bike rental.
Use this app to find and unlock a bike near you by connecting to the electronic lock on the bike via Bluetooth. You can rent a bike for short rides or even up to two weeks, and during your rental, you can unlock and lock your bike with your phone as many times as you want. If you’re having too much fun, you can also extend the rental in the app.
To end your rental, you must bring the bike to a drop-off location shown on the map in the app and click "End rental".
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When you lock the bike, the app will momentarily turn on your GPS so that the system locates the bike - it helps you and the next riders to find it. Keep in mind though that continued use of GPS running in the background can drain your battery.
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Ratings and Reviews
Convenient and affordable
My husband and I booked a full month access to Donkey Bikes while staying in Barcelona, Spain. If you’re planning on using Donkey bikes for more than one day, I’d spring for the 15€/month. Otherwise paying per bike rental could add up fast. (Though, you should keep in mind that we could only sign up for a membership from a city that we had a home address, which meant we had to ask someone back home in France to sing us up from there phone so we could get on the app in Spain)-this is something I think would be great to change so travelers could sign up in any city, even if they aren’t from there.
Because this is a global service and exists in cities all over the world, I can really only speak to the experience we had in Barcelona. The bikes, when working well, are great! Sturdy, comfortable, easy to adjust for size, and many come equipped with two extras that I really loved- a phone holder to use on the handle bars for navigation, and a rack attached to the front with a chord to hold your bag.
In Barcelona, there are many different versions of the donkey bike. The older ones don’t have as many easy contraptions. And there are stations that I’ve found, especially near the beach where the weather has warn them down and they are completely unusable. So, when heading out for the day, I’d go to a pickup spot that claimed to have 3-4 bikes on it but they were bikes that were too damaged to ride. Also, if you’re phone drops it’s signal, you’re out of luck because you need a connection to lock and unlock the bikes.
We reported the bikes and hoped some maintenance would be done soon. The big thing with Donkey is that if customers don’t take the time to report issues with the bikes, the app and the company think everything is fine and then there ends up being many unusable bikes scattered across the city.
Fortunately, there are many pickup and drop off points, so there’s never a bike too far away. But, if you’re in Barcelona at least, I would plan on using if you’re pressed for time. Because there seem to be too many variables that could make you late for a date. For example, we live on a hill in Barcelona. People like taking bikes FROM here but not riding back UP the hill to drop them off. So, sometimes there are no bikes at pickup stations up here and I have to walk a ways to find one down-hill.
Overall, when I have a well working bike, the app is great. I think company could be more active and do more regular maintenance on the bikes to keep them in circulation. (At least here in Barcelona)
Though challenging at times, for a traveler who doesn’t want to buy a brand new bike in every city that she goes, this is a great option for getting around town!
Membership doesnt tell you when autorenewing or date
I find it truly dishonest that the membership doesn't send an email when it autorenews or that I can't find the date by which I need to cancel to avoid autorenewal. I understand all these companies insist on autorenewal because they make more money, but this takes the autorenewal dishonesty to a new level.
Copenhagen is best enjoyed on bike! Donkey r was awesome and easy and made everything better
- DonkeyRepublik IVS
- 99.3 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (4th generation), iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11-inch), and iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation).
- English, Catalan, German, Hungarian, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2017 Donkey Republic IVS
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.