The Best Co-working Spaces In Lisbon

We’ve all heard that Lisbon is the new Berlin, and with plenty of digital nomads and entrepreneurs flooding in it’s a great place to meet like-minded people. And where better to do it than at a co-working space?

We digital nomads can be a bit of an introverted bunch, but there’s only so much working from an Airbnb in your pyjamas that one person can take. Every so often it’s great to get into the office and actually interact with other humans. Even if your head’s firmly down over your laptop, it’s nice to be surrounded by other people who just “get it”.

While we wait for Soho House to open a Lisbon branch (pretty please!), here are the best places to plug-in, connect, and get a bit of work done.

Cowork Central

Address: Praça Duque da Terceira 24, 1200-014  (website)
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9:30am to 9pm: Closed weekends.
Price: €15 for a day pass, €120 for 10 days, €210 for a month, or €555 for 3 months.
Trial available? Yes: €10, which you get back as a discount if you purchase a pass.

Cowork Central is in the Cais do Sodre neighbourhood. As well as enviable views over the Tagus River, the office space also offers perks such as free coffee. Business-friendly amenities include fibre broadband, a dedicated room for Skype calls, and access to a printer and scanner. You can also rent a screen for €3, and get 24/7 access to the space on a quarterly or monthly pass.

Cowork Lisboa

Address: R. Rodrigues de Faria 103, 1300-501 (website)
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 9pm: Closed Weekends
Price: Flex desk costs €12 per day, €40 per week or €100 per month. Monthly rental available.
Trial available? Yes: free, but only up to 2 hours and only from Tuesday to Thursday, 9am-6pm.

Cowork Lisboa is probably the city’s oldest co-working space, and has been running out of the LX Factory complex since 2010. In addition to pay-as-you-go co-working, the space also offers longer term desk rental and meeting room rental.

IDEIAhub

Address: Av. D. Joao II Nº35 11ºA, 1990-083 (website)
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 6:30pm. Closed Weekends.
Price: €15+VAT for one day, €120+VAT for a monthly pass, €200+VAT for a fixed-desk with 24/7 access.
Trial available? Yes, free.

In addition to their 42 co-working desks, IDEIAhub also has 16 private offices available to rent and six meeting rooms. The space hosts regular events for members, such as social lunches and skills workshops, so there’s a real social vibe. Another perk? Free fresh fruit.

Lisbon WorkHub

Address: R. Amorim 2, 1950-022
Opening hours: 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday. Closed Weekends.
Price: €10 per day, €100 per month for a desk in the attic, or €120 per month for a desk in the office.
Trial available? No, but you can book a tour.

This is one to join if you’re looking for funding. Start-ups and entrepreneurs will be excited to hear about Lisbon WorkHub’s partnership with Amsterdam Venture Partners, giving you a foot in the door with investors. The rest of us will need to make do with perks like room to stash your bike if you cycle to work, and a lounge to relax in if you need a bit of breathing space.

Second Home

Address: Mercado de Ribeira, Avenida 24 de Julho (website)
Opening hours:
Price: €130+IVA for one week, €200+IVA for one month, €300+IVA per month for a fixed desk.
Trial available? No, but you can book a tour.

Not content with being “London’s Coolest Workspace”, Rohan Silva’s project Second Home is aiming to become Lisbon’s too. And with its location in the Time Out Market, it’s definitely one of the most enviable spots to work from. The light-filled space is dotted with plants to add to the feeling of inspiration and privacy.

Todos

Address: R. Pereira Henriques 3, 1950 (website)
Opening hours: 24/7
Price: Unknown
Trial available? No

This creative warehouse in Poço do Bispo offers office rental, located in adorable 40m2 archways. It also has facilities for film makers and photographers including studios and make-up rooms. The website is a bit tricky to use, but it’s definitely worth a mention for all you creative types.

WorkUp Lisboa

AddressR. Tomás da Fonseca 40A, 1600-275 Lisboa, Portugal (website)
Opening hours: 7am to 11pm weekdays, 9am to 7pm weekends
Price: €175 per month, or €225 for a premium plan
Trial available? No

Those that work together, work out together at this quirky co-working space. Personal trainer led walking, cycling and running sessions are held at 6:30pm every day, and are free for all members. During the day you have access to the usual co-working perks, such as fast internet.

Ministry of Startups

Address: R. Ginjal 19, 2800-205 Almada (website)
Price: €75 per month: 
Trial available? Tours are available (contact for more info)

Note: Some readers have said this co-working space is frequently closed and the owner is hard to get in touch with. It seems members are given their own key, so this isn’t a place that you can rock up at.    

The Ministry of Startups is just across the river in Almada, or as they like to think of it “the Brooklyn of Lisbon”. The space sits in an old mechanics workshop near some of the best seafood restaurants in the city (Ramiro who?). If the enviable ferry commute and exclusive Portugalist discount haven’t sold you on this space, the superfast 1GB internet connection will.

hOurSpace

Address: Rua Padre Luís Aparício 9, 4D 1150 -248 (website)
Opening hours: 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday
Price: €1.30-€2.50 per hour, €13 per day, or €40-45 per week.
Trial available? No

hOurSpace is a member of the Made of Lisboa community, which is made up of the city’s innovators. The space is calm and comfortable, with all the amenities you’d expect from an office (Wi-Fi, printers, scanners, free coffee). Long term users can use the space 24/7, and discounts are available if you buy hours/days in bulk.

Canopy Lisbon

Address:  3 Rua Dom Luis I, 2nd floor, 1200-149, Cais do Sodre (website)
Opening hours: 9am to 6pm (24 hours for residents)
Price: €15 one day, €100 for 10 days, €50 per month for a hot desk and €100 for a fixed desk if you become a member.
Trial available? Yes: first day is always free. Freelancers and digital nomads can also use the space for free on ‘Freelance Fridays’.

Canopy’s Lisbon branch opened its doors near the Time Out Market in spring 2017. As well as owning 650 square metres of co-working space (and eight private offices), the space often hosts events such as coaching sessions and networking evenings. You can keep up with what’s on by joining their Meetup group.

Map of Lisbon Co-working Spaces

You can visualise how these addresses line up with your hotel or Airbnb with our map, below. We’ll be adding to it (and this post) as more co-working spaces open up in Lisbon. And with more start-up investment coming to the city, we’re sure they will.

Is there a great co-working space we missed? Let us know in the comments and we’ll be sure to check it out.

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Jemma has lived in Lisbon, Lagos, Ferragudo and Silves. One day she'd like to own a goat farm in the Alentejo. She works as a copywriter, and is a bit of a wine geek (she got a distinction at WSET level 3).

2 COMMENTS

  1. Don’t waste your time crossing the river to visit ministry of startups…ipt will be closed! You have to talk to unresponsive owner first who lives in another country. Save your time and energy.

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