What is it: GuidePal is your best travel buddy in a foreign land. Enjoy curated city guides from the local experts and explore everything in offline mode.
How it works: After downloading the app, choose your location if your location service isn’t already on. You are then led to a home screen of all the curated city guides. Of course we had to pick Stockholm, our curated guides range from “Budget Stockholm” to “Best Burgers in Stockholm” to “Street style: Hornstull”. There is a little bit of everything for everyone here!
Tap on your favorite guide, an extensive category list shows up: Eat, See & Do, Stay, Party, Shop – each provides quality must-try places. Make your choice of destination, you will see a nifty description of the place, a map to it and instant Uber booking with GuidePal. Better yet, if your pick is a restaurant, you can also book table with Bookatable in the app. Have we said that the guide can be downloaded offline? Well, now you know.
GuidePal also gives you the option to create a guide of your own and share your favorites with friends. In addition, you get updated with the latest city guides and travel news from all over the world. The Search function allows you to look for all sorts of places, guides and users. You don’t have to sign up to use the app, but better do so if you want to create and share your guides.
Best for: Modern travellers with an acquired taste for discoveries.
Value Offering: GuidePal stands out from other mobile travel services in its high-quality content and sleek user interface. The variety and consistency of content ensure GuidePal’s merit. Furthermore, the platform offers a sublime way for brands to deliver user-focused content instead of the usual ad-filled approach. On the other hand, the savvy users can enjoy quality, fail-safe local guides from experts, journalists and influencers instead of running the risk with crowd-sourced ones.
Hype Level: The company was started in 2009 and based in Stockholm. The service has since expanded, offering quality city guides in 57 cities all over the world. The guides are curated by some of the most exciting people in the industry, e.g user “Burgerspotting” Richard Bergfors, CEO of Max Hamburger, who “travels the world in search of the ultimate burgers“.