What are the coworking spaces in Lisbon like?
Three Words: Modern. Comfortable. Equipped.
This Portuguese capital city offers its visitors pleasant weather year-round, fast wifi connection, a like-minded community, and a high standard of living. There are endless activities to do around Lisbon and while it’s very easy to always socialize the reality is…
…digital nomads have to work! A lot of people who work remotely actually spend 6-8 hours every day on their laptops, clicking away (like I am right now). That’s why finding the best coworking spaces in Lisbon is very important – you are spending a good chunk of your work at this space (and you’re paying for it)!
It better be worth it, right? Well… We spent a month living in Lisbon as digital nomads – we had to experience what all the hype was about for ourselves. Matthew and I personally went to some of these coworking spaces in Lisbon, experienced what it was like, got a feel for the community (or lack of) and now we’re here to share it all with you!
Here’s first-hand information about Lisbon coworking spaces – what to expect, the costs involved and whether (or not) it’s worth joining.
Lisbon Coworking Spaces – Key Takeaways
If you’ve been around the digital nomad circle long enough, you’ll know that Lisbon is a hotspot destination. One of the main reasons it gained that reputation is because of the abundance of beautiful, modern coworking spaces available.
Need a quick understanding of the coworking spaces in Lisbon to decide which one is right for you? Coming right up!
- The best coworking spaces in Lisbon are The BASE, Time To Cowork and Heden Coworking.
- A daily pass starts from €17 ($18 USD) and monthly memberships start from €150 ($160 USD) for a hot desk with 24/7 access. A dedicated desk costs more like €250 ($267 USD) per month.
- What should you look for in a coworking space? If they have amenities such as ergonomic chairs, (very) fast wifi and a vibrant community then it’s probably worth it!
- You have a lot of options for coworking spaces in Lisbon – choose wisely. Don’t hesitate to test them out first for a day, then you can consider whether you want to sign up.
- There’s a lot of ‘corporate’ coworking spaces in Lisbon which we tend to avoid. We prefer the chill work vibes as opposed to the suit and tie life (isn’t that why we became nomads?). Unfortunately, quite a few of the Lisbon coworking spaces are like that – but not all!
Lisbon, Portugal has become a major hub for digital nomads because of the active, open-minded communities and the abundance of coworking spaces. You can work hard and play hard in this awesome city!
10x Awesome Coworking Spaces In Lisbon To Work Remotely
Looking for the best coworking spaces in Lisbon?
You’ve come to the right place! As we are digital nomads living the same lifestyle as you, we also have search for the best spots. We spent a month living in Lisbon, visiting as many coworking spaces as we could to help other digital nomads figure out where the best places are to get work done!
Not just any coworking space will work, right? It’s got to be comfortable, have high-speed internet and an open, active community where you feel easily welcomed. And that’s why we’re sharing…
…Our handpicked list of the 10x best coworking spaces in Lisbon for digital nomads, remote workers or online entrepreneurs. We share the good, the bad and everything in between of what you need to know about Lisbon coworking!
1. The BASE Coworking Lisbon
From our experience visiting tons of coworking spaces in Lisbon, The BASE Coworking has to be the best one! Why?
One big reason: It actually felt like it was created for digital nomads. We went to other coworking spaces in Lisbon that just felt way too corporate for a nomad. The BASE Coworking is more of what you’d expect from a coworking space as a nomad – chill work vibes and open-minded people.
After walking up some of Lisbon’s infamous hills, we entered The BASE Coworking. The staff were very friendly to us and welcomed us right in! They offered to give us an in-depth tour of the space and showed us the kinds of community events they had that month.
So what’s the space like? The BASE has plenty of wide desks with ergonomic chairs. If you feel like taking a break, they have a few couches around to lay on and relax. You’ve also got access to a kitchen, complete with a free coffee machine, microwave, tea and water. There’s bathrooms with individual shower facilities so you can go straight from the gym to work (if that’s your thing :P). What if you have tons of calls? No problem – The BASE offers its members phone booths to keep calls private and the shared space quiet.
Now for the big question: Does The BASE have high-speed wifi?? It is one of the fastest speeds we tested in Lisbon. We consistently got speeds of 150+ Mbps!
So, the facilities are great… But is there an *active* community? YES! The key word here being ACTIVE, as some coworking spaces like to say it’s included and then have zero events to actually back it up. Not at The BASE! The office manager showed us their weekly events calendar and it was full enough (without being too full). Here are some events we saw:
- Breakfast Corner (free meal on them)
- Monthly Happy Hour
- Art Night
- Trivia Night
- Community Lunch
Here’s the thing: out of all the coworking spaces in Lisbon, The BASE was the only one that had consistent events for its members. Some digital nomads only stay a month in 1 place and it’s important that coworking spaces are still able to offer value even if they leave that ‘quick’. That’s one thing for sure: The BASE takes care of its community!
…And that’s why (after trying multiple spots), The BASE is and continues to be the best coworking space in Lisbon.
2. Time To Cowork Lisbon
Looking for a coworking space in Lisbon that feels cozy, has lots of natural light and comfortable chairs?
Look no further than Time To Cowork Lisbon! We were very impressed with this coworking space. It was a little hard to figure out how to get in at first because it’s on the 2nd floor of a building and they kind of have to let you in.
Once inside, you will be greeted by very friendly and welcoming staff. Like The BASE, they gave us a really great tour of the space before we started our work day which helped us to know where everything was.
The facilities are great because it feels new and very modern. The decor is more boho-chic which gives that relaxed vibe – completely opposite to corporate chic, which we avoid! That’s not to take away from the fact that Time to Cowork has created a good workspace to be able to focus and get work done. The chairs are ergonomic and honestly, very comfortable. Again, everything felt pretty new and in great condition!
Time To Cowork has plenty of lounge areas with big couches and casual tables which are perfect for people to socialize. There’s also a TV, conference rooms and phone booth rooms to take your private calls. As a member, you also get access to their communal kitchen which is well-equipped with:
- vending machines
- free fruit
- coffee machine
Time To Cowork is a little more expensive than the other coworking spaces in Lisbon. The pricing is also a little odd because I’m not sure if you can buy a monthly, hot-desk package?! They have a permanent desk offer which is €300 ($320 USD), nearly double what The BASE charges.
In terms of community, it seemed like Time To Cowork was new and we couldn’t really find many events for its members. They might have just been getting started, but again it’s best to check it out first before signing up.
3. SoHome Coworking Space Lisbon
Want a smaller, more boutique-style coworking space in Lisbon?
You’ll feel like you belong at SoHome Coworking. The staff will welcome you, show you around and let you get to work. This space is located a little further out of the heart of the city center in a suburb called Principe Real which is one of the best neighborhoods (in our opinion). This location means you’re close enough to all the action but not too close!
What’s the best part about SoHome, you ask? Well… It has a beautiful garden area which is quite rare for coworking spaces in Lisbon. Most of them are in a big building or in the city center where it’s mostly a cobblestone jungle. For SoHome, this means you get great natural light to work and there’s a garden area to relax, read a book or simply get fresh air.
The only thing is… the seats aren’t very comfortable. They do not have those black, comfy ergonomic chairs we like. It can almost feel like a cafe at times, which can make it a little hard to justify the €190 ($203 USD) per month membership fee. I also couldn’t see any community events that they were running – they might have them, I just didn’t see them personally!
It seems like this is a new coworking space in Lisbon but they also offer a coliving option. If coworking was included in the coliving package then it’s probably a really great deal! You’d have to get in touch yourself to enquire further.
4. Second Home Lisbon Coworking
Second Home has to be one of the most unique coworking spaces in Lisbon. Why?
The plant moms and dads will jump with joy, because you get work amongst plants. Like I’m serious…right next to your laptop. Some people will absolutely love this and others will find it annoying – I’ll let you decide whether it’s a good thing or not! It’s a LOT of plants – you will have 5-8 plants surrounding you on 1 desk, and that’s not even an exaggeration! If you want to work in a forest/garden-like workspace, Second Home is perfect for you!
What are the facilities like at Second Home? You are located above the TimeOut Market in this cool 19th-century building, away from the hustle and bustle but close to a very cool, trendy area. The space is very big and spacious with plenty of wide desks, ergonomic chairs and places to lounge around.
At Second Home, they provide members with some events like yoga, fitness and even a weekly surf club. You can also join some happy hours and meetups that they host throughout the month. There’s a cafe in the space which obviously costs extra but they offer great healthy options! However, it seems like it’s more a place for people living in Lisbon as expats or local residents. You get a big mix of professionals which makes it a great place, regardless!
The price for a monthly membership at Second Home is €250 ($267 USD) for a hot desk which feels a little steep and it can get crowded easily.
5. Heden Coworking Lisbon
Want to join a big, more local community?
Heden Coworking is a popular coworking space in Lisbon, known for its beautiful spaces that inspire creativity and collaboration. They offer flexible membership options and they have multiple locations across Lisbon. For example, Heden Chiado, Heden Santa Apolónia, Heden Graça and Heden Rossio. We visited their central location, Rossio and worked from there for a bit!
We were able to visit Heden Coworking because we had credits on the Croissant app (more on this below). That’s how we bypassed the formal sign-up option which we found a little difficult on their website. Otherwise, you could probably just go to one of their multiple locations (we went to the Rossio one) and they will help you out there.
The facilities at Heden impressed us the most! It was the biggest coworking space in Lisbon that we visited and it just had everything you could want (plus more). The Rossio location was right next to the train station which has beautiful historic architecture. Before entering Heden Rossio, you don’t expect much from the outside but once you get inside you see the sheer size of the space. They have a bunch of amenities like:
- meetings rooms
- private phone booths
- casual work areas
- ping pong table
- fully-equipped kitchen
- quiet work zones
- high-speed internet
We enjoyed exploring and working from Heden Coworking! The staff were very friendly to us and helped us get settled. The only thing we weren’t sure of was if there was a strong digital nomad presence – it did feel more like a strong professional environment, which works for some people. The wifi also wasn’t very fast compared to the other coworking spaces in Lisbon that we worked from! They do have events like communal lunches, yoga classes and happy hour Thursday to get to know others. If you were an expat looking to connect with the local community this could be great for you.
6. Avila Spaces Lisbon
Is a modern, stylish space what you are looking for?
Avila Spaces is a beautiful coworking space in Lisbon that offers its members a creative space to work, stylish design and a community to connect with. A lot of people rave about Avila Spaces because the staff are very friendly and willing to help! They organize good events that members actually want to attend.
You can easily find a space to work – whether you want the hot desk option, a dedicated desk or you need a meeting room. They’ve got it at Avila Spaces! You also get access to 8 phone booths, and a communal kitchen with free soft drinks, coffee, water and snacks like cookies.
The pricing at Avila Spaces is a little confusing, at least for me. It seems like you can get a 10-day package for €220 ($235 USD), but the monthly package is also €220. Like, why pay for only 10 days then? The monthly package, ‘Flex Basic’, also doesn’t include meeting room access – if you have a lot of calls, you will need to buy the package above that. Anyway, they also have day passes at €22 ($24 USD).
We highly recommend visiting the Avila Spaces at their Avenida Republica location. The space looks really good and it has better reviews as well. It’s further out of the city center but easy enough to catch the train or get a Bolt/Uber to drive you there.
7. LACS Community of Creators
LACS Coworking Space is all about developing a community of creators.
They want to create a space where you feel encouraged to collaborate and be creative! LACS has plenty of rooms based on the kind of work you need to get done, like:
- casual tables and chairs
- conference rooms
- meeting rooms
- phone booths
- a well-equipped kitchen
Matthew visited LACS coworking space in Lisbon, specifically the Anjos location. He wanted to check out the space and bought a day pass. After he bought it, he was told he could only sit in a certain area because they were doing a private photo shoot event. This meant that they took most of the main coworking room and he had to sit in the smaller, less attractive room instead. It’s completely bright red with really uncomfortable chairs. For a day pass, we don’t think it’s worth it at LACS. They seem to offer their monthly or yearly members better benefits like ergonomic chairs.
If you didn’t have to sit in this red room, LACS actually offers better seating. If you get to sit by the window, you actually get pretty nice views of the cobblestone streets of Lisbon! There’s quite a bit of traffic just outside LACS but you honestly don’t hear any of it inside. Pretty impressive sound-blocking! You’ve also got access to their high-speed internet which Matthew tested and his results were 78 Mbps!
LACS coworking offers flexible membership plans. If you plan to work there for at least a month, the FIX membership is the best option because you get a fixed desk (possibly with an ergonomic chair) for €190 ($203 USD) per month. For a dedicated desk, that’s a pretty competitive price!
8. BECO Lisbon Coworking
BECO Coworking Lisbon is a beautiful space with a real creative and artistic approach to its style, mindset and community. If you want an artsy space with people who like to think outside the box and aren’t afraid to get creative – this is a great place to work and get connected!
This coworking space in Lisbon is located right in the center of the city, making it easy to access by public transport. There’s a ton of natural light because you have windows all across the room. It’s rather small for a coworking space in Lisbon and it has limited memberships – it was very FULL while we worked there. There seemed to be more permanent members who were expats or locals, but not as many digital nomads.
While we were living in Lisbon, we stayed at a coliving space called Same Same. This included access to the BECO coworking space below the building. Unfortunately, there were only 6 seats available to coliving members (aka first come, first serve). We usually start work pretty early so there weren’t issues for us with this.
The only downside is that there is limited seating and it didn’t have the open digital nomad vibe we look for, as people seemed pretty settled there. In our experience, we didn’t really meet anyone nor were there any events run by the coworking space while we were there.
9. Outsite Cowork Cafe
Like the focus that a coworking space provides but enjoy a cafe vibe?
You will enjoy working from Outsite Cowork Cafe! It’s got the best of both worlds in that way because it’s got this unique coworking-cafe concept. This is perfect for people who enjoy the buzz of a cafe but also need a little more focus!
The biggest downside to Outsite Cowork Cafe is that it doesn’t have real ergonomic chairs. I guess as it’s a ‘cafe’ it doesn’t provide that, but you can buy a monthly pass as if it’s a coworking space. If you don’t mind what kind of chairs you sit on, Outsite Cowork cafe is a good option! You do get access to their Whatsapp group which is a way to connect and if they have any events running, you can join them.
If you love working from a more relaxed atmosphere, Outsite Cowork is perfect for you!
10. DUAL Coworking + Cafe
DUAL Cowork Cafe is another space that combines the cafe atmosphere with the seriousness and focus of a coworking space. They offer members and visitors decent coffee, snacks and even some brunch menu items!
They allow people to work on their laptops during the day, although after 6:00pm laptops aren’t allowed anymore as it also turns into a wine bar through the night. The only drawback is that they also don’t have comfortable, ergonomic chairs. They are more plastic chairs which can get uncomfortable after a few hours.
How much does it cost to work at DUAL? There seems to be a minimum spend of €10 ($11 USD). If you bring your laptop out, it seems like you will be charged €10 even if you order less than that. If you don’t want to pay the €10 minimum, it seems like you’ll be limited to a 1 hour stay (and they kind of monitor that).
If you want to make your money count towards something other than just renting the space, DUAL is a great space to do that because you can actually buy a coffee, cake or food with the minimum spend and still work there for a few hours.
BONUS: How To Try All Coworking Spaces In Lisbon?
Don’t want to commit to just one space? Maybe you want to explore all the coworking spaces in Lisbon, Portugal?
You can! The only problem is that buying day passes at each space gets way too expensive. So what can you do to save money and still try out all the spaces?
…the Croissant app.
This is a great app to use if you want to drop in and try coworking spaces. It works really well in more ‘expensive cities’ for coworking, like Lisbon, New York or Amsterdam.
When you sign up, you get a number of credits. It’s up to you how and where to use these credits (which give you access to certain coworking spaces around the world).
We used Croissant to try out all the coworking spaces in Lisbon and it worked really well for us! If you use Croissant at the start, you can test each space and figure out which one you love the most before you commit to a monthly membership.
Key Features of Lisbon Coworking Spaces
What are the key features we look for in a coworking space? Here’s a quick list to remember as you visit each space – see if it ticks all these boxes:
- Meeting Rooms and/or Phone Booths
- Communal Kitchen
- Natural Light
- Ergonomic Chairs
- Community Events
- Workspace Zone (Casual Rooms vs. Focus Rooms)
- Fast, reliable wifi
If a coworking space in Lisbon has all of these features, they definitely know what they are doing and understand what digital nomads need!
Want To Work From Cafes? Top 3 Cafes In Lisbon For Digital Nomads
Want to work from a cafe instead? We totally get that!
I love to have a mix between cafe life and coworking life. There’s just nothing like tapping away with a coffee grinder going and people walking around. Some people enjoy that cafe buzz and others don’t. That’s okay!
The third wave movement has arrived in this city and the coffee in Lisbon is some of the best we’ve had! While you can’t work from all cafes, we found these to be laptop-friendly cafes:
We loved working from Copenhagen Coffee because they had really good iced coffees! If you’re an iced coffee girly like me, you’ll also love Copenhagen – they’ve got great oat milk too. But I will say that you need to choose the right locations to work because some spaces are too small to bring a laptop out!
Conclusion: Lisbon Coworking Spaces – Which Is The Best?
After trying the coworking spaces in Lisbon, these are the top 3 spaces we visited:
- The BASE (great community, good work environment)
- Time To Cowork (fast wifi, good natural light)
- Heden Coworking (biggest space with lots of amenities)
Whether you are a remote worker, digital nomad or online entrepreneur – you can be sure there’s a great space to work from in Lisbon based on your wants and needs. If you want to test any of the spaces first, get the Croissant app and try out the spaces to see which one you love the most!
Coworking Spaces In Lisbon – Frequently Asked Questions
What Are The Best Coworking Spaces in Lisbon?
The best coworking spaces in Lisbon are The BASE, Time To Cowork, Heden Coworking and Avila Spaces.
How Much Does A Day Pass At A Lisbon Coworking Space Cost?
A day pass at a Lisbon coworking space can start from €15 to €25 ($16 to $27 USD).
How Much Is A Monthly Membership For Coworking Spaces In Lisbon?
For a monthly membership at a coworking space, it can cost anywhere from €150 to €300 ($160 to $320 USD) per month for 24/7 access and hot desk usage.
What Are Some Affordable Coworking Spaces In Lisbon?
The BASE is great value for money because you get such a premium space at a competitive price of €149 ($160 USD) per month. Otherwise, you can use cowork cafes like Outsite or DUAL to keep coworking costs low.