Top 10 cities with the best hotspots

Are you staying in your hometown during this summer break? Or are you going to visit other cities in your country or overseas? In any case, you probably want to stay up to date with the world news and just have a free access to Internet while wandering.

In this article we will discover the 10 top cities in the world with the best wireless Wi-Fi network and the easiest access to Internet.

The importance of Wi-Fi in our daily lives

In a daily basis, we are connected to Internet during 6 hours on average with 2h30 dedicated to social media, according to the 2020 Digital Report. Wi-Fi has taken a major part in our lives as we use it at home, at work and even at public spaces (restaurants, transport, hotels…).

Indeed, being on vacation is not an exception. We need Wi-Fi as well to find a cool place to visit, to book a train, to share pictures on Instagram or just to check the news, especially now with all the changing events due to Covid19. Therefore, having a free access to Wi-Fi is essential and it just makes life easier for travellers, tourists and visitors as a whole.

If you are still looking for your next destination, check out the list below with the top 10 cities with the best access to free Wi-Fi, it may help you to decide!

The top 10 cities with the best free Wi-Fi

Do you still hesitate between different cities to go to during holidays? Is your city making the list*? Let’s find out!

*The list below is retrieved from different sources (Kayak, CNTraveler, Musafir…). It is not a ranking, it is a listing of the best Wi-Fi networks worldwide.

New York, USA

More reasons to love the Big Apple, they have free Wi-Fi in restaurants, parks, subway stations and touristy places like Times Square and the Brooklyn Bridge. The city never sleeps and your smartphone won’t either.

Seoul, South Korea

If you are looking for free Wi-Fi everywhere but most of all FAST access to Internet, head to Seoul! It has the fastest internet speeds in the world representing 50% more speed than in the US or Europe. It is a well-connected city with free Wi-Fi hotspots everywhere marked by a red sign which makes life way easier for visitors.

Hong Kong

Hong Kong has numerous free services for visitors and among them efficient Wi-Fi access. Their main free network is called “GovHK" which is provided by the government and is available at parks, ferry terminals, attractions and other public spaces.

Taipei, Taiwan

If you visit the city, you will encounter 5,000 hotspots to connect to Internet for free. The government established an easy plan for tourists even before arriving to the city to register online for free Wi-Fi and enjoy internet access during 30 days.

Macau, China

The “Vegas of China” is one of the most connected cities in the world. They have a free Wi-Fi service called “Wi-Fi Go” which is available to locals and tourists but only from 8am to 1am for 45minutes straight and it is open to over 150 places.

Osaka, Japan

Free Wi-Fi is available in more than 2,000 locations all around the city. You can either register on the network “Osaka Free Wi-Fi” for one hour or you can choose “Lite” that allows Wi-Fi access every 30 minutes for a maximum of 4 hours per day.

Barcelona, Spain

The city’s Wi-Fi is one of the best in Europe. Barcelona has over 700 hotspots all over the city in museums, beaches, public parks, city buses… etc. The speed is not very fast but it is enough to send messages or surf the web.

Paris, France

The capital of France has over 200 free Wi-Fi spots available in the main areas of the city and available for tourists. The network is simply called “Paris Wi-Fi” and enables the connection for 2 hours.

Helsinki, Finland

You can enjoy free Wi-Fi service all over the city, from the airport to shopping centres. You just need to find the network called “Helsinki City Open WLAN”. It doesn’t require any password and works quite quickly.

Perth, Australia

The city represents one of the most connected in the country with the installation of numerous Wi-Fi hotspots in the main restaurants, cafés and shopping malls. The network “Perth Wi-Fi” can be used for one hour straight before re-connecting.