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Best (and Worst) Coworking Spaces in Lisbon

The 8 best and worst coworking spaces in Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon has become renowned among business professionals in the last couple of years. Not surprisingly, people from all over the world have taken notice of what this city of pastel architecture and coastal beauty has to offer. 

After a three-year test drive, Web Summit, the largest technology conference in the world, has decided to extend its annual gatherings in Lisbon for another decade. This is expected to attract around 50–80,000 visitors each year and bring revenue of about $3.5 billion to Lisbon in the following years.

Everyone’s eyes are set to Lisbon at the moment. Remote workers and digital nomads are not lagging behind either. As a result, Lisbon has a budding coworking space scene that shows no signs of slowing down.

We have our seven favorite picks, and the least favorite one, too:

  1. Cowork Central
  2. Second Home Lisboa
  3. Outsite Lisbon
  4. Impact Hub
  5. Village Underground
  6. Bworking Spaces
  7. Avila Spaces
  8. Liberdade 229

Cowork Central has the prime coworking spaces in Lisbon!

Source: Cowork Central

Cowork Central has two locations in downtown Lisbon, and we couldn’t single out which one was better. One office is in Príncipe Real and the other in Cais do Sodré

These coworking spaces offer everything you may need for your work—a super-fast internet, a quiet environment, and a central location in the neighborhood of the best food and coffee joints. There are different membership plans designed to meet a variety of needs.

You can hop in unannounced for a couple of hours at a hotdesk, or you can book your own dedicated desk seat. If you have a larger team, you can have private offices and meeting rooms at your disposal. In case you need a space to host an event, this is where you can find one.

The founders of this hub also thought about downtime! There is a table tennis desk that you can use during your break. There is also free beer and on-site showers. In terms of other advantages, the place has bike storage and private lockers. Did we mention that it is also pet-friendly? 

Basics
Pricing
  • Roaming pass: €10 + VAT (day pass for lounge and kitchen, no desk)
  • Five consecutive weekdays: €55 + VAT
  • Per month, fixed desk: €175 + VAT
  • Seven consecutive days: €85 + VAT
  • Ten days, hot desk: €120 + VAT
  • Day pass, hot desk: €13.50 + VAT
High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday—Friday: 9 am–8 pm
  • Saturday: closed
  • Sunday: closed
  • 24-hour member access: yes
Address Príncipe Real:

Rua da Alegria 122B, 3rd floor

1250-096 Lisbon

Cais do Sodré:

Praça Duque da Terceira 24, 3rd floor

1200-161 Lisbon

Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs No
Standing Desk No
Workspaces
Dedicated Desk Yes
Conference Room Yes
Private Office Yes
Event room Yes
Phone booth / Skype room Yes
Coliving No

Second Home Lisboa is the most sustainable coworking space in Lisbon!

Source: Second Home Lisboa

Second Home could easily be the most charming spot on our list! All it took was one look at it, and we fell instantly in love. The place looks more like a jungle than a coworking space, and we’re obsessed with it!

This coworking space was designed with the intention to mimic nature. It follows the principles of biophilia to promote mental wellbeing and to inspire, relax, and connect its visitors. The biophilic design includes curvy desks, lots of natural light, see-through rooftops, and an abundance of natural plants all over the place! And frankly, it works! You don’t feel like you are in an office at all.

All Second Home offices (London, Lisbon, and Los Angeles) were designed to be sustainable. They never build from scratch but rather reuse old, forgotten buildings. The one in Lisbon dates back to the 19th century.

They also use green tech in all their spaces. The Lisbon office has a roof that opens up automatically every night to let the cool air inside and closes at dawn. Under the floor, there are pipes that transfer cold or hot water, depending on the season, and control the indoor temperature because air conditioning is against the Second Home policy.

Second Home has an on-site cafe with fresh seasonal dishes all year round. The members are also privy to the Wellness Programme, which includes anything from meditation to surfing. This coworking space hosts Weekly Members’ Drinks and other events to build a community for its users.

What we didn’t like about Second Home

Apart from the prices that are slightly above the standard coworking space ones, we didn’t appreciate the lack of ergonomic chairs. It is practically impossible to work long hours from the uncomfortable, albeit gorgeous, chairs in this place.

Another disadvantage is that you cannot just show up here, as you can in other places. There is a security guard here who ensures that only those who have an appointment can enter. There is also a privacy issue here—you have to get outside to make a private phone call to a client and avoid disturbing others.

Basics
Pricing
  • Community membership: €100 + VAT (hot desk, five days a month)
  • Roaming membership: €235 + VAT per member (hot desk, per month) 
  • Resident membership:  €340 + VAT per member (dedicated desk)
  • Studio membership: €365 + VAT per member (private office)
  • Summer workation, one week: €140 + VAT
  • Summer workation, one month: €280 + VAT
High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday—Friday: 7.30 am–midnight
  • Saturday: noon–6 pm
  • Sunday:  noon–6 pm
  • 24-hour member access: no
Address 1st Floor–Time Out Market Lisboa

Mercado da Ribeira

Avenida 24 de Julho 1200-479

Lisboa

Portugal

Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs No
Standing Desk No
Workspaces
Dedicated Desk Yes
Conference Room No
Private Office Yes
Event room Yes
Phone booth / Skype room No
Coliving No

Outsite is the most convenient place for digital nomads in Lisbon!

Source: Outsite Cowork Cafe, Cais do Sodré

Outsite Lisbon is located in a beautiful townhouse in the heart of the city. The Cais do Sodré area has numerous cafés, bars, and shops, and is a minute away from the Time-Out Market. 

Coliving in this space is exceptionally convenient. The harbor is only five minutes away from the accommodation, and if you are feeling extra adventurous, you can take a 15-minute ferry ride to Costa de Caparica.

There is no reception here, and prior to arrival, you need to get access codes so that you can enter the house and your room. There is a strict policy of no noise after 10 pm, which is laudable because workspaces are literally at every corner here. Every floor has a fully equipped kitchen, a laundry room, ensuite bathrooms, and stable Wi-Fi.

There is a cowork cafe with a street view where you can work or simply enjoy a cup of hot coffee. On the ground floor, there is also an enormous coworking space in the back of the bar with meeting rooms that need to be booked in advance.

Digital nomads are sure to enjoy coliving and coworking in this hub. It is usually packed with people from all walks of life and all corners of the world. There is always someone to chat with and bounce ideas off of.

Basics
Pricing
  • Per day: €15 
  • Per week: €70
  • Per month: €150
High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday—Friday: 8 am–5 pm (cafe)
  • Monday—Friday: 8 am–8 pm (coworking space)
  • Saturday: closed
  • Sunday: closed
  • 24-hour member access: no 
Address Rua de S. Paulo 109

1200-275 Lisboa

Portugal

Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs No
Standing Desk No
Workspaces
Dedicated Desk No
Conference Room Yes
Private Office No
Event room No
Phone booth / Skype room No
Coliving Yes

Impact Hub is a great place for startups to find mentorship!

Source: Impact Hub Lisbon

Impact Hub Lisbon is a world-famous coworking hub. They have over a hundred spaces around the globe. That testifies to the level of service that the visitors get when they come to this place.

Impact Hub is the place where entrepreneurs and innovators meet. There are various accelerator and capacity enhancement programs available for members. They are particularly beneficial to startups because they get to be guided and inspired by more seasoned professionals.

Basics
Pricing
  • Per day: €5
  • Per month, hot desk: €70
  • Per month, dedicated desk: €120
High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday—Friday: 9 am–6 pm
  • Saturday: closed
  • Sunday: closed
  • 24-hour member access: yes
Address Rua 1 Maio,103

Alcântara, Lisbon

1300-472, Portugal

Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs No
Standing Desk No
Workspaces
Dedicated Desk Yes
Conference Room Yes
Private Office No
Event room No
Phone booth / Skype room Yes
Coliving No

Village Underground is the quirkiest place to cowork from in Lisbon!

Source: Village Underground Lisboa

Village Underground is a performance and event venue in downtown Lisbon. It is a world-famous landmark of the Portugal capital. Made of old double-decker buses and shipping containers that have been turned into coworking areas, conference rooms, and recording studios, it certainly stands out from a sea of similar coworking spaces.

This coworking spot attracts artistic and creative individuals and teams. It is also a must-see for digital nomads who come to this city. There are ample opportunities to mingle here, as workshops, exhibitions, and other events are organized regularly.

Basics
Pricing
  • Per day, hot desk: €15 
  • Per month, dedicated desk: €150
  • Private office, per month: €525 (up to five people) 
High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday—Friday: 11 am–7 pm
  • Saturday: 11 am–7 pm
  • Sunday: 11 am–7 pm
  • 24-hour member access: yes
Address Av. da Índia, nº. 52

1300-299 Lisbon

Portugal

Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs No
Standing Desk No
Workspaces
Dedicated Desk Yes
Conference Room Yes
Private Office No
Event room Yes
Phone booth / Skype room No
Coliving No

Bworking Spaces has (almost) everything you could wish for in a coworking spot!

Source: Bworking Spaces Coworking and Offices

Bworking Spaces is a coworking hub that is ideal for startups, freelancers, and digital nomads. It also has a growing clientele of teams and private companies looking for a new place to take their work endeavors.

Among the amenities that this place provides are the app-enabled 24/7 access to all members (apart from the one-off visitors), a phonebox, three meeting rooms, nine private offices, and 65 coworking desks. There is also a lounge and an outdoor terrace for quality downtime with other coworkers. The kitchen is available to all visitors and has free coffee, fruit, and tea.

What is interesting about Bworking spaces is that they offer activities not typically associated with a coworking hub, such as yoga classes, healthy eating workshops, and physiotherapy (provided by their partners Metha Consciousness).

The downside of Bworking Spaces

Although on paper, this coworking spot has everything your heart desires in a rentable office, it doesn’t strike us as a particularly stimulating one. If your motivation is driven by the aesthetics of your surroundings, then this hub will not be up your alley. The service at Bworking may be terrific, but the white backdrop and the monotonous chipboard furniture design can throw off visual personality types.

Basics
Pricing
  • Per day, hot desk: €18.45
  • Per week, hot desk: €73.80
  • Per month, hot desk: €184.50
  • One month, dedicated desk: €184.50
  • Six months, dedicated desk: €175 a month
  • One year, dedicated desk: €155 a month
  • Private office, one month: €1,217
  • Private office, six months: €1,150 a month
  • Private office, one year: €1,050 a month
High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday—Friday: 9 am–6 pm (reception hours and one-day pass access)
  • Weekends: closed (reception hours and one-day pass access)
  • 24/7 member access, all year round: yes
Address Rua Latino Coelho 13A

Saldanha

1050-132 Lisbon

Portugal

Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk Yes
Workspaces
Dedicated Desk Yes
Conference Room Yes
Private Office Yes
Event room Yes
Phone booth / Skype room Yes
Coliving No

Avila Spaces is a supportive environment for startups!

Source: Avila Spaces

Avila Spaces is located in Lisbon’s most prestigious business district, which means it is frequented by seasoned local entrepreneurs and young startup owners alike. It is also on the coworking spaces map for many freelancers and digital nomads residing in Lisbon.

On your disposal, you can have hot and dedicated desks, rentable private offices, and meeting rooms. They also have a luxurious looking business lounge on the premises and offer a virtual office service.

This coworking hub is one of the first in the world to have developed its own virtual office app, myOffice. Via this app, you can schedule your business meetings and stay on top of your work correspondence in real-time.

Avila nourishes its growing community and promotes networking between its members. For instance, a staple on their schedule is a free social event called Avila Runners. They also grant support to the startups that join them through accounting, trademark, and web design services.

Basics
Pricing
  • Per day, hot desk: €40
  • Per week, hot desk: €150
  • Per month, hot desk: €150
  • Per month, dedicated desk: €250
  • Three-person private office: €750 a month
High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday—Friday: 8 am–8 pm
  • Saturday: closed
  • Sunday: closed
  • 24-hour member access: yes
Address Av. da República nº 6 1st floor 1050-191 Lisboa

Portugal

Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk Yes
Workspaces
Dedicated Desk Yes
Conference Room No
Private Office Yes
Event room Yes
Phone booth / Skype room Yes
Coliving No

Liberdade 229 is our least favorite coworking space in Lisbon!

Source: Liberdade 229

Liberdade 229 opened in 2009 and is the first coworking space in Lisbon. It is a place that offers you peace and quiet as it is not overwhelmingly big. Unfortunately, this place may not work for everyone. There are only 34 desks on offer in total in their seven rooms, but there are a private meeting room, a shared kitchen, and a phone booth on the premises.

Liberdade 229 is situated on the second floor of a 19th-century building in the center of the city. Its location makes it equally accessible to locals and foreigners. It is also in the vicinity of the public bus transport stations and both the Yellow and Blue metro lines. If you are a bike enthusiast, there is a bike-sharing stall right at the doorstep.

Liberdade 229 is the coworking space with the longest tradition but the least flexibility. It is open 24 hours for all visitors, which is a unique feature among coworking spaces. However, they do not have hot desk seats on offer, and only allow monthly memberships, which could be ascribed their size and desk space availability. There is also a cap of three people per company. So if you are looking for a more flexible workspace or one that can accommodate a larger team, Liberdade 229 will not be suitable for you.

Basics
Pricing
  • Per month, dedicated desk: €269
  • Per month, private office: €690
High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday—Friday: 24 hours
  • Saturday: 24 hours
  • Sunday: 24 hours
Address 229 Avenida da Liberdade, 2

Lisbon

Portugal

Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk No
Workspaces
Dedicated Desk Yes
Conference Room No
Private Office Yes
Event room No
Phone booth / Skype room Yes
Coliving No

There are more awesome coworking spots in Lisbon!

In case you didn’t quite find what you were looking for among our picks above, we have more suggestions for you! Check them out:

  1. NOW Beato
  2. Heden Graça
  3. Surf Office
  4. Rocket Hub
  5. Beta-I
  6. LACS—Communitivity of Creators
  7. Garagem Infinita
  8. Todos 
  9. Espaço 3D—Cowork & Virtual Offices
  10. Unicorn 

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