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The Best Co-Working Spaces in Lisbon

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Ah, Lisbon. With its gorgeous weather year-round and affordable high-quality lifestyle, the Portuguese capital is having a moment.

And, of course, digital nomads have wasted no time in showing up.

The city is peaking as both a travel destination and a place to live. If you’re spending time in this beautiful corner of Europe and need a place to work — whether it’s for a day or several months — we’ve tracked down five of Lisbon’s best co-working spaces to do it from.

Cowork Central

CoWork Central

One of the most widely recommended and best-known co-working spaces in Lisbon, Cowork Central boasts two central locations and a super cool, welcoming environment. With up to 100 members per space, collaboration and socializing is an important, prized part of daily life.

The rooms are airy and well-lit, with large windows overlooking the city and spacious desks peppering the area. All users have full access to the kitchen and lounge, and are eligible for upgrades like computers and desktop screens. Meeting rooms can be rented by the hour, day, or month.

All users are welcome to attend the space’s events, which are hosted almost every night. These include workshops on everything from content writing to coding, film clubs, and art exhibitions.

Food

There is a kitchen on the premises at both locations, with free coffee available. As for outside food options, both the Cais de Sodré and Principe Real locations are very central, with an array of eateries nearby.

The Cais de Sodré space is a stone’s throw from the magnificent Mercado da Ribeira and its food court. Most of the offerings are focused on Portuguese food, from seafood to chicken to petiscos (Portuguese tapas.) You’ll also find Asian fare, pizza by the slice, and ice cream.

The Principe Real location is close to the excellent A Cevicheria, a great vegetarian place, and wonderful steak restaurant Atalho. It is also next to a couple of great parks if you feel like bringing a bagged lunch and eating outside.

Cost

  • Roaming pass: 10€/day (access limited to lounge and kitchen)
  • Day pass: 15€
  • 5-day pass: 67.65€
  • 10-day pass: 123€
  • Monthly pass: 227.55€
  • Quarterly pass: 645.75€

Hours

  • Monday through Thursday, 9 am to 9 pm
  • Friday, 9 am to 8 pm
  • 24/7 access for monthly pass holders on request

Heden

Heden Lisbon

Newly opened in November 2017, Heden is a fantastic addition to the Lisbon co-working community. Tucked away in the Graça neighborhood, Heden offers a minimalist design, top-notch space, and cool vibe.

The usual suspects of a great co-working space are there — good lighting, big desks, chilled lounge area — but Heden wants to take things one step further.

Flexibility is key, with users being able to make use of the hub for as little as half a day. Designated areas for artists are available for rent, with art studios available weekly or monthly. These share the downstairs space with an event room, where workshops and presentations take place every few days.

Working a bit too much and need to unwind? Heden has even thought of that, with yoga classes offered in its very own studio for 6€ per class for members.

Food

There is free coffee and tea on the premises. On a side street beside a busy square, Heden has several food options a short stroll away.

Check out the churrasco at Graça or traditional Indian fare at Haweli Tandoori. Round off your meal with some pasteis de nata from A Padaria Portuguesa.

Cost

  • Half-day pass: 10€
  • Day pass: 15€ (+5€ for a yoga class)
  • Week pass: 60€
  • 10-day pass: 110€
  • Monthly pass: 150€ (flexible desk), 200€ (permanent desk) (+20€ for a yoga class per week, +50€ for two yoga classes per week)
  • Art studios: 80€/week, 270€/month

Hours

Monday through Friday, 9 am to 7 pm


CoworkLisboa

LxFactory

With eight years experience, CoworkLisboa is a veteran of Lisbon’s co-working scene. Nicely located near the waterfront in one of the most vibrant buildings in the city, this space has it all: good location, flexible plans, and a cool, collaborative vibe.

CoworkLisboa is part of LxFactory, an old manufacturing plant converted to an artistic hub. The co-working place rubs shoulders with art galleries, publishing houses, and photography studios. The views are awesome from the fourth floor, and there’s no shortage of natural light.

Spacious desks are available per hour, day, or month, in two different sizes in case you need a little more room for your project.) A discounted monthly pass for nomads is available, so you can come and go as your heart desires.

Food

There’s a kitchen on the premises, and being in LxFactory, CoworkLisboa isn’t short of eating options: sushi, burgers, and creative Portuguese fare are all in the building. If you feel like a short stroll, Otto and its excellent pizzas are just a couple of blocks away on the waterfront.

Cost

  • Day pass: 12€
  • Week pass: 40€
  • Nomad pass: 50€/month (access limited to lounge and kitchen)
  • Monthly pass: 100€ (flexible desk), 150€ (permanent desk), 180€ (large permanent desk)
  • Meeting rooms and multi-person spaces available, starting at 250€/month

Hours

Monday through Friday, 9 am to 9 pm


Rocket Hub

Rocket Hub Lisbon

If you happen to be in town for a conference or convention in the Parque das Naçoes area, Rocket Hub is where you’ll find the co-working action taking place.

Conveniently located close to the airport and right by the water, Rocket Hub focuses on making businesses and remote workers feel at home. Wi-Fi is fast, the desks are spacious, and there’s plenty of natural light.

Desks can accommodate between one and six people, and private rooms for up to 12 people can be rented per hour or day.

When the working day is over, or if you simply need a break, take your cup of coffee up to the rooftop overlooking the harbor.

Food

There is free bottled water and fresh fruit available. Rocket Hub is in a business district, which can be a little dry for food options. but there are a couple of decent places nearby.

The all-you-can-eat sushi buffet at Arigato is very reasonable quality for the price, and Honorato will serve you a hearty burger by the waterfront.

Cost

  • Day pass: 20€
  • 5-day pass: 79€
  • Monthly pass: pricing upon request
  • Meeting rooms and multi-person spaces available, starting at 149€/day

Hours

24/7

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VU Coworking

Village Underground

If you think all co-working spaces are similar, think again. VU Coworking is different to anything you’ve ever seen. This artist and collaboration space looks like a funky trailer park, with colorful commercial containers stacked on top of each other against the 25 de Abril bridge background.

VU (short for Village Underground) is an encompassing creative center, complete with a gallery, stage, and sculpture garden. Itinerant creators of any kind (writers, designers, photographer, you name it) are welcome to join for however long they’ll be in town.

The containers are the workspaces, hosting one to six people. They are equipped with all that’s necessary to get things done, including Wi-Fi and air conditioning.

The space also includes a recording studio, a conference/event space, and a nightclub, where local musicians and DJs play. If you’re in need of inspiration, VU will provide it in spades.

Food

There’s a restaurant on the premises, Buzz Lisboeta, for which VU Coworking users get a discount. The restaurant opens for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with a daily set menu available for 10€ (including vegetarian options).

If you’d rather step out to grab a bite, VU is very close to the waterfront and its wealth of bars and eateries.

Cost

  • Daily pass: 15€ + VAT
  • Monthly pass: 125€ + VAT (shared container,) 500€ + VAT (private container)

Hours

24/7

Images via Yann Cœuru (feature photo), Cowork Central, HedenLxFactoryRocket HubVU Coworking.

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Patricia Rey Mallén

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A roaming writer and tech enthusiast, Patricia has been wandering the globe for 10-odd years. A passionate Apple lover, she is familiar with Genius bars from Sydney to Reykjavík to Mexico City. She only vaguely remembers life before the Internet, but will forever long for the days in which mobile phone batteries lasted for over a week.

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