Showaround Reviews

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Showaround Customer Reviews

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Be aware...
November 16, 2023
It seems like this site posts a lot of fake profiles just to force users to subscribe and contact local guides directly.

Disappointing Experience with Showaround Admin's Lack of Responsibility
July 11, 2023

My recent experience with Showaround has left me incredibly disappointed and frustrated. I encountered a user on the platform who not only harassed and insulted me but also continued to contact me despite my attempts to block them. To make matters worse, the Showaround admin did not take any responsibility for handling the situation appropriately.

As a user, I expected the platform to provide a safe and respectful environment for travelers and locals to connect. Unfortunately, this was not the case. Even after blocking the offending user, I was still subjected to their unwanted messages. It became clear that the platform lacks the necessary tools and measures to prevent such harassment.

When I reached out to the Showaround admin seeking assistance, I was shocked by their response. Instead of addressing the issue and taking appropriate action against the user, the admin threatened to block both of us if I continued to report the abusive behavior. This response was completely inappropriate, as it seemed to punish the victim rather than protect them from harassment.

It is deeply concerning to see a platform and its management fail to take a stand against harassment and disrespect. As a user, I should feel supported and protected when using the service, but instead, I felt let down and frustrated. Showaround needs to prioritize the safety and well-being of its users by implementing stronger measures to address harassment and improve the blocking functionality.

I would strongly caution anyone considering using Showaround to be aware of the platform's limitations and the lack of responsibility shown by its admin. It is disappointing to witness such a disregard for user safety and well-being, and I sincerely hope that the management takes immediate action to rectify these issues.

Fraud No Credibility Not Reliable
February 12, 2023

showaround is a fraud and scam website, they have 2 types of Subscriptions; if you are from an Arab rich countries your Subscriptions fees are tripled x3 ($ 60.00) for one month, the regular prices for other countries ($ 20.00) for one month. I have a screenshot images.

The majority of Female tour guid are actually for Dating only. This is a Dating website.

This website has no credibility, it’s not reliable. The people running showaround are Racist.

Most guide accounts inactive !
August 27, 2022
In most cases the guide accounts are inactive so you don't get answers from local guides .

Flip a coin
December 3, 2021

The concept is awesome. As soon as I heard about the app I was all over it. Membership is steep at $51.99 a month, so I am on the free plan. Down to brass tax, the users are half legit and half scammers. I connected with people in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Panama, and Costa Rica (fell through).

They were all very cool, fun, and just proud to show off their knowledge of the cities' gems. I also got pulled in by escorts (plural), someone I offered to host in San Francisco that wanted to sell me pictures from her Snap, and someone who just wanted a free ride from the airport.

Again, great concept, I wish there were more legit users. I'll probably give it one more shot and if it comes up a dud I'll delete the app.

No longer worth using
June 23, 2021

This actually used to be a nice app. I used it in two different cities (Istanbul and Kyoto) to find local guides to show me around for a day, who were both really nice people. And I used it to make contacts in other cities that I never ended up connecting with because my plans changed. So there are definitely real people involved and it can be used successfully.

However recently they monetized it and now charge an exorbitant monthly fee of $51 to use the service. In addition, I’ve always suspected like other commenters that many listings are fake because they look like fashion models who list only one photo, have no written profile and do not respond. There are a lot of these now, if not most of the profiles.

Finally, the way this app has always worked is that in order to use it you need to sign up as a guide yourself in your local city, whether you are interested in that or not. So I suspect many “guides” listed are people like me with no intention of guiding at all.

Good for showing people available but not in actually producing a lot of responses. You’ll be lucky to get 1-3 responses for a city like Tokyo for your $51, and then still have to pay whomever you are interested in hiring, assuming they are available and don’t change their mind.

So in short it went way downhill from a good thing to a money making scam.

June 17, 2021
Yes it’s a scam!!! I tried to get a local guide for 3 days and no one contacted me.

100% fake scam app
October 3, 2019
Please don't download this app its 100 % scam they will never send otp to register and they will say ur profile is fake you cant't book forcing you to spend money they are just here to stalk your money nothing else. If anyone wants proofs please contact me i have all their mails and please once go through google playstore reviews youll know the fact. And some ppl who have given 5stars on play store are their own employes such a big scam please don't jump in to downloading the app

Really good app for meeting locals
March 14, 2018

Unlike other reviewers I have used Showaround on 3 trips to Europe and have 7 positive reviews of my own. The people are real. No fakes. I have had some of the best local tours because of this app. It is not perfect but it gets you connected.

It is not a dating app. It is a way to meet locals. App does have a long way to go on market penitration. You can use for free by creating a tour with dates. Or pay and reach out directly.

Also their customer service is great. They have always respond fast to me and helping. .

ALL Showaround girls are young and beautiful?
March 4, 2018
I was considering this service for upcoming trips to Amsterdam and Prague. What made me decide against it is that ALL the girls are young and incredibly beautiful. That's just not how real life works. A definite red flag. Looks like a scam to me.

Lon March 14, 2018

Person never used just looked at women adds. I have used it and met many good real knowledgeable people.

GerardTsang January 15, 2019

I used Showaround in Greece, the lady is very polite and nice. I don't think it is a scam at all.

Definitely Scam
January 29, 2018
It's scam. Profiles are fake and reviews are fake too... They only want to steal your money, as in "", same developers, same scam.

Lon March 14, 2018

This person Neve even used app just profiling / trolling. I have used the app is good and real people. Try it for free.