Lisbon has rapidly emerged as a hotspot for the global digital nomad community. With its rich history, vibrant culture, and affordable living costs, it’s no surprise that Lisbon’s coworking spaces have become a magnet for freelancers, remote workers, and innovative startups from around the world. These spaces offer more than just a desk and Wi-Fi; they provide a collaborative environment where ideas flourish and networks expand.
Croissant are offering a free week-long trial of their app, which allows you to work from a or several different co-working spaces. Croissant work with coworking spaces all over Lisbon, including Heden, IDEIAhub, and Cowork Central.
As of September 2023, there are now lots of coworking spaces in Lisbon – Coworker.com suggests around 100! This list can’t include all of them, but we’ve highlighted a few of the standout options.
Located just a stone’s throw away from the lively Rato, the picturesque Estrela Park, and a plethora of exquisite restaurants, Resvés offers more than just a place to work; it provides an environment that fosters creativity, collaboration, and community.
The space itself is a testament to minimalist design, where natural light dances with quirky artwork, and every nook and cranny is thoughtfully curated to enhance productivity. Whether you’re a solo freelancer in need of a hot desk or a startup searching for a dedicated team space, Resvés has got you covered.
Members are treated to a range of amenities, from phone booths and lounge areas to an outdoor terrace and a kitchen stocked with complimentary coffee, tea, and fresh fruits. But beyond the physical space, what truly sets Resvés apart is its vibrant community. Here, you’re not just renting a desk; you’re joining a network of like-minded individuals, each bringing unique skills and perspectives to the table. As many attest, including one member who praised the excellent Wi-Fi, comfortable desks, and the ever-accommodating staff, Resvés Coworking isn’t just a place to work—it’s a place to thrive.
Heden coworking, located in the vibrant heart of Graça with additional spaces Rossio, Chiado, and Sta. Apolónia, is a testament to sustainability and creativity in Lisbon’s coworking landscape. Crafted with renewable materials, including standout bamboo desks, the space embodies environmental consciousness, further emphasized by its partnership with Coopérnico, Portugal’s first renewable energy cooperative. The workspace offers spacious flex desks for professionals, complemented by a cozy lounge filled with books and plush sofas, ideal for breaks or informal discussions.
The expansive downstairs area, which occasionally hosts talks, also features art studios, adding a unique artistic touch to the environment. Heden ensures its members feel at home by offering unlimited coffee, a variety of teas, and free black and white printing. With a dedicated community manager always available for assistance, Heden promises a seamless and enriching coworking experience.
Address: Tv. Pereira 35a, 1170-312 Lisboa (website)
Bworking’s co-working space is situated on Rua Latino Coelho in between the Picoas and Saldanha metro stations. The space, which is aimed at startups, freelancers, and digital nomads, is available 24 hours per day and 365 days per year.
The space has flexible and fixed desks, several meeting rooms, as well as several offices for companies that want office space in Lisbon. Coffee, tea, and fruit is available in the lounge. Bworking also offers other courses and services including yoga, physiotherapy, and healthy eating workshops.
Address: Rua Latino Coelho 13A, 1050-234 Lisboa (website)
Don’t let the name put you off – Impact Hub welcomes freelancers and start-up entrepreneurs from private industries too, not just those focused on making a social impact.
Impact Hub has two private Skype booths, a sunny workspace filled with natural light, and a big kitchen. It also has a whole raft of community events for members including movie screenings, networking drinks and wellness activities like yoga.
Impact Hub is located next to the LX Factory, but not in it. Unfortunately, there’s a wall that separates it from the LX Factory and you have to walk around.
The area it’s in is an unusual little amalgamation of buildings and businesses that includes the Museu Da Carris and Village Underground. Hopefully, the council will join the two areas up as I’m sure a lot of people would like to hop between the two.
Address: R. 1º de Maio 103, 1300-472 Lisboa – inside the Carris Museum complex (website)
Cowork Central is in the Cais do Sodré neighbourhood (and they have another base in Príncipe Real as well). 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.
Address: Praça Duque da Terceira 24, 1200-014 (website)
Established in 2009, Liberdade 229 gets the title of Lisbon’s oldest coworking space. Although you can e-mail to discuss getting a day or a weekly pass, the coworking space is really aimed at long-termers.
The space has around 34 desks for freelancers and entrepreneurs, as well as a kitchen, ping pong table, meeting room, and a shared library with books and magazines.
The internet is fast (100mbps), and the space is in a pretty central location near the Praça Marquês de Pombal roundabout as well.
Address: Avenida da Liberdade 229, 2º 1250-142 Lisboa Portugal (website)
Outsite began as a co-living space but but it’s now also a large co-working area with space for 40 people. The space has big windows, which means it’s bright and light during daylight hours. There is also a meeting room, printer, and standing desks.
Situated in Cais do Sodré, it’s in a good and central location for those visiting Lisbon. The Time Out Market is just a few minutes’ walk from here, and most city centre attractions are easy to get to as well.
Two big plus points are the free coffee (many co-working spaces charge for this) and the number of events that Outsite hosts. It’s also very easy to buy passes on Outsite’s website, and you can also check yourself in.
Address: Rua de S. Paulo 109, 1200-275 Lisboa (website)
Situated in Alcântara, this iconic coworking space, renowned for its distinctive architecture, is crafted from repurposed shipping containers and double-decker buses. These unconventional structures have been transformed into vibrant office spaces, a state-of-the-art recording studio, a restaurant, and a conference room. As a beacon for the city’s creative community, Village Underground has become an unmistakable landmark in Lisbon’s urban landscape.
Designed with the artistic and innovative in mind, Village Underground Lisboa caters to a diverse crowd, from freelancers and startups to visionary entrepreneurs. The space exudes a unique charm, allowing members to work from the cozy confines of a bus or dine in the air-conditioned restaurant housed within a double-decker.
However, while the ambiance is undeniably captivating, potential visitors should note a few quirks. The entrance, located on the river side, can be a tad tricky to locate. Additionally, while the air conditioning covers the main areas, some spots can get warm, especially during Lisbon’s hotter months.
Address: Av. da Índia 52 (website)
In addition to co-working desks, IDEIAhub also has private offices and meeting rooms available to rent. IDEIAhub also hosts regular events for members, such as social lunches and skills workshops, so there’s a real social vibe. Another perk? Free fresh fruit and beer on tap.
The vibe that comes from IDEIAhub is quite corporate. Even though it was colourful and bright, and even though it had perks like free beer, it felt very much like a traditional office rather than a co-working space. Part of that could be due to the fact that it is a permanent office for many startups, and that vibe flows over into the co-working space who knows.
This atmosphere isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It’s an atmosphere where you get your head down and get your work done and, being honest, often that’s exactly what you need as a digital nomad.
Address: Av. D. Joao II Nº35 11ºA, 1990-083 (website)
IDEIA in Palácio Sottomayor has a slightly less corporate vibe than its Parque das Nações cousin. The design, although very similar, is a lot more fun with cool little booths to work from a suspended chairs to relax in.
Like Ideiahub, Ideia is home to a lot of startups and companies in Lisbon but you’ll also find quite a few freelancers and digital nomads working there as well. This is probably due to its city centre location: the Parque das Nações branch is quite far from where most nomads are likely to be staying.
And, yes, like Ideiahub, Ideia has beer on tap in the kitchen as well!
Address: Avenida Fontes Pereira de Melo Nº 16 (website)
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.
Address: R. Amorim 2, 1950-022
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.
Unfortunately, although people love the plants, the chairs are quite uncomfortable. There’s also a lack of privacy, which can be important if you need to make client phonecalls.
Coolness comes with a price, however, and this is also one of Lisbon’s most expensive co-working spaces. Including tax, the simplest membership costs around €250 per month. This isn’t expensive in many cities, but is more than double the average in Lisbon.
If you’d like to arrange a tour of Second Home, you’ll need to book an appointment in advance. While many co-working spaces don’t mind if you show up, Second Home has a strict appointment policy (and a security guard to enforce it).
Address: Mercado de Ribeira, Avenida 24 de Julho (website)
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.
Address: R. Pereira Henriques 3, 1950 (website)
Office-y co-working space that’s situated close to the Bairro Alto in Central Lisbon. As well as co-working facilities, Espaço 3D also offers meditation and yoga at its facilities.
Address: Rua Braamcamp 84 3rd floor, 1250-052 Lisboa (website)
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.
Address: R. Tomás da Fonseca 40A, 1600-275 Lisboa, Portugal (website)
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.
Address: Rua Padre Luís Aparício 9, 4D 1150 -248 (website)No
Situated in the heart of Lisbon, Avila Spaces stands out as a premier coworking destination, with two prime locations at Av. da República, nº6, 1º Esq. and Av. João Crisóstomo nº 30, 5º andar.
The interiors are thoughtfully designed, featuring expansive windows that flood the space with natural light, creating an atmosphere that’s both invigorating and conducive to productivity. Comfortable chairs, a fully-equipped kitchen with unlimited free coffee, and blazing-fast wifi ensure that members have everything they need to make the most of their workday.
But Avila Spaces is more than just its physical amenities. Located centrally with a metro station right at its doorstep, it offers unparalleled accessibility to the city’s bustling life. Beyond work, the space fosters a vibrant community spirit, regularly hosting networking events that provide members with opportunities to connect, collaborate, and grow. Whether you’re looking to immerse yourself in your work on a sunny terrace or seeking to engage with fellow freelancers over a draft of Super Bock beer (which they have!), Avila Spaces has got you covered.
Address:Av. da República, nº6, 1º Esq. 1050-191 Lisbon (website)
Is there a great co-working space we missed? Let us know in the comments and we’ll be sure to check it out. We also have an article about some of the different co-living spaces that have opened in Portugal, and a guide to the best co-working spaces in Porto.