The 100 Best Coworking Spaces In Europe
Here at Ridestore Magazine, the world of co-working, freelancing and building dreams around your passions is something very close to our hearts. We are freelancers from all over the world and remote workers based in all the weird and wonderful places on the planet. We know first hand how tough it can be to find a calm, light, bright and stimulating place to work to encourage you to thrive. We have some remote workers who opt for a beach shack in Thailand and others who prefer a relaxed office space in a city, between adventures of course!
That’s why we thought it was high time, someone put together the pinnacle, the landmark, the one, the only, ultimate guide to co-working in Europe. We want you to be able to land on this page, find the best spaces in your city or if you plan to travel!
Coworking in Europe - Quick Stats
You might be fooled into thinking that freelancing and co-working is still a bit of an anomaly. Thinking you won’t find many fellow dreamers or indeed co-working space locations in any given city. But you would be so wrong! You don’t need to work in Starbucks and spend your entire salary on coffees so they don’t kick you out! Luckily for you, you can grab an artisan coffee, surrounded by succulents and potted plants, in multiple locations in your area.
In fact, there were as many as 20,000 co-working spaces worldwide by the early part of 2020 (3).
Given that co-working has become, big business, so-to-speak, what distinguishes one location from the next? We took a deeper dive into the best spots in Europe to discover what makes them great! So, whether you are just passing through, or indeed finding your next permanent spot to work, network, grow and develop, let’s find out more!
Best Coworking Spaces Per Country - Quick Find Navigation
Price for a whole day as a visitor in the coworking space. Some spaces unfortunately only offer memberships. In those cases we stated the day pass as unavailable.
Cheapest membership available at the coworking space. Minimum 8 hrs per day, 5 days per week. Or in coworking language: Full Time Hot Desking.
Google Ratings from August 2020. We only chose coworking spaces with great customer ratings because we love good service!
NOTE: Some of the co-working spaces are facing local restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemics. Check out their website to get information on how it is affecting their space and which measures are taken to keep their coworkers safe and healthy.
Coworking Spaces On The British Isles
England & Wales
With 1,044 spaces (2019), the United Kingdom leads the list of the highest number of coworking spaces in Europe. Globally, it is only surpassed by the United States (3,700) and India (2,197). In 2019, almost 7% of London’s Commercial Real Estate market was occupied by flexible workspaces, and these figures continue to grow. (3, 5)
London - Work.Life Bermondsey
The beauty of Work.Life is that it is truly flexible, even being able to pay for a hot desk per hour and still have access to all its amenities, such as that well-needed coffee. If you’re freelancer, it’s perfect to network and socialise with weekly yoga and pizza evenings, definitely getting your money’s worth.
Birmingham - Meltingpot
This is for creatives to feel welcome, thrive and collaborate in a unique space, in an art-deco renovated grade 2 listed building in the heart of the city. It’s a great spot to get those creative juices flowing and work hard in a professional, yet open environment.
Manchester - Behive Lofts
The Beehive Lofts is a funkily renovated mill to create ‘industrial luxury’ for solo workers through to larger business with a monthly all-inclusive rent. There is chill-out areas, pool tables, free breakfasts and a luxurious inviting environment.
Leeds - Duke Studios
Duke Studios is an awesome, edgy space to make coworking fun. For a relatively cheap price, you get free meeting rooms, tea and coffee, plus free rental of their pool e-bikes and road bikes, so you can run errands around the city or simply go for a lunch break bike ride to get clear the mind. It’s a very sociable environment with a cool bar attached, where you can enjoy an apres work craft lager with your fellow co-space buddies.
Bristol - Raw Space
At Raw Space, they are helping you build your business by providing a professional environment that encourages collaboration, networking and a community for you to develop. They have 4 different levels of monthly packages to suit you, so you don’t pay for more than you need, plus great services such as setting up your business address and mail with them, so you can be a pro in no time. There is also an outside working space, so you never miss a sunny day whilst working.
Brighton - PLATF9RM
PLATF9RM is Brighton and Hove’s biggest network of coworking spaces where around 850 people join this community to work hard to build your business, but also get the chance to socialise with other like-minded people. The space is also host to inspirational evenings, such as International Women’s Day events, talks and peer to peer learning sessions.
Liverpool - DoES Coworking
DoES coworking space in Liverpool is a light and open space, perfect for hopping in and out whenever you need for very flexible working. On top of that, it has state of the art facilities such as laser cutting and workshop areas, which would usually be very expensive. If you’re a parent, they encourage you to bring your children at no extra cost so you can save money on childcare and your kids can have fun and make new friends along the way.
Cardiff - Rabble Studio
Rabble has built a professional environment to cater part-time freelancers and single business owners to get away from WFH, and getting it done. You have the option to hot desk, work in the casual lounge areas or have a permanent desk there, which is perfect to accomodating all types of work set ups. They encourage an online community, where you can register your business address, collab and join events.
Edinburgh is the number one city in the UK to provide flexible work. With 41% of all employees being able to work remotely, it surprisingly passes UKs capital, London, by a 10% margin. (6)
Edinburgh - The Loft Boutique Coworking
Need a boutique, cosy, small and intimate workspace in Edinburgh? Join the Off Source! Lockable pedestals are provided for overnight storage (why not head to the pub after work and leave your laptop safe) and your own keys to come and go as you like. The loft is an easy-going, relaxed environment with an abundance of natural light and tea/coffee free of charge. Does what it says on the tin, a great place to work in the city.
Glasgow - RookieOven
The rookie oven is a super affordable co-working space situated in Fairfield Shipyard. The area is a hub of engineering excellence for over 150 years which has set the tone for this innovative co-working space. Immerse yourself in a friendly community of creative businesses and grow your company or nurture your skills or expertise from within their inspiring space.
Dublin has the highest average city space size index in Europe. On average, a coworking space in Dublin comprises 16,932 square feet. Dublin is also known as the home of tech giants such as Facebook and Google and the coworking movement is expected to grow within the next few years. (8)
Dublin - The Tara Building
The Tara Building believe work is better together and they have proved this is an excellent philosophy. Co-working gives freelancers, entrepreneurs and start-ups a friendly environment to thrive in, collaborate in and grow. A hot desk on the co-working floor caters towards those who need a flexible, 24/7 access workspace. You can also just take any open seat and start your work, headphone in and focus or join colleagues for lunch.
Coworking Spaces In Central Europe
Germany and India are the two fastest-growing coworking destinations, followed by the United States and Canada. The profitability of German coworking spaces has been increasing for the last couple of years and therefore is an interesting option for entrepreneurs, investors, and start-ups. The average profit margin of a German coworking space is 15%. (3, 8)
Berlin - Weserland
Weserland in the magical city of Berlin has created a very aesthetically pleasing and exciting coworking environment, with hammocks for your power naps and good coffee so you can focus hard. It’s been voted top 10 by Forbes for best coworking spaces in the world, so you can’t argue with that.
Hamburg - Die Diele
Die Diele in Hamburg is an ideal central location in the city, so you are always surrounded by the hustle and bustle whilst residing in the coworking space to focus. It has areas for all kinds of working set ups, hot desks, bean bag chairs, meetings rooms and fixed desks all in a large, open plan and inviting environment.
Munich - Velvet Space
Velvet Space is beautifully decorated to ensure you work in an atmosphere that breeds concentration and creativity. They have the perfect space as a venue for your work events and networking, providing the service to help you plan and take the hard work out of it for you. Plus, they work hard to be sustainable and even have an urban garden, where they are growing vegetables you can add to your lunchtime salad.
Cologne - Cowoki Coworking Plus
Cowoki has very good facilities and at an amazing standard, so you can simply settle down, make yourself at home and get focused on the task in hand. They even offer in-house childcare services in combination with their parent membership pass. The perfect place to get your work responsibilities done while having your child playing next door.
Frankfurt - SleevesUp! Gallus
At Sleeves Up solo workers to small teams and businesses can use the inviting space and all their amazing facilities, including tea and coffee. The perks also extend to being a dog-friendly space, so you can have a companion whilst working, and networking events to meet other fellow freelancers.
Stuttgart - Impact Hub
Hub Impact in Stuttgart is a renovated warehouse building, with some edgy and unique features and design, which should be the perfect space to get the creative juices flowing. If you are interested in networking or building a community around you whilst you solo work, they have a community membership, so you can be part of something more than the digital nomad life.
Leipzig - Raumstation Coworking
Raumstation is another edgy warehouse building, with tall ceilings and bright open spaces which has created a place people feel at ease, whilst working. They have an awesome outside terrace area, where you can work in alfresco or take a well-earned break away from your desk. Getting bored with studying in the library? Try out their discounted student day passes for 10 € only.
Dresden - Quartier22
In the heart of Dresden, there is the Quartier 22 coworking space and offices, offering great and affordable pricing for solo workers and small teams. They encourage you to lean on the team and their expertise for start ups, to guide you to get off the ground and suggest collaborations or partnerships within the community.
Nuremberg - Coworking Nürnberg
Coworking Nuerburg makes renting either a temporary or fixed desk space super easy, providing all essentials from stationary, coffee and printers, so you can concentrate on working hard. This professional, yet creative space is ideal for those who need to focus on their business, whilst not stressing about overheads and day to day running costs.
Kiel - Starter Kitchen
Starterkitchen is more than just a coworking space, it also offers support, mentoring and advice to set up your business. The Startkitchen Scholarship offers 1 pre-seed startup every 6 months, free access to coworking space along with all their expertise to set up successfully, plus access to their extensive network for partnerships.
In 2019, France had a total of 339 active coworking spaces, which makes up 1.65 % of the world’s market share. Compared to other European countries, France is the 4th biggest coworking market in Europe. (3)
Paris - Anticafé
There are many Anticafés around France, all with the same goal of bringing people together and forming a community, despite societies reliance on digital. They offer great amenities that will keep everyone fuelled throughout a hard day’s work, such as barista-style coffee and snacks.
Nantes - DOJO
Dojo Nantes is a fun and vibrant coworking space which has an exciting, inspiring and creative vibe, next to its decor and its community spirits. They set up great opportunities for you to wind down and relax whilst networking with your fellow coworkers.
Cannes - Atwork
Atwork is an inviting coworking space with luxurious and bright decor, creating the perfect setting for you to concentrate and focus. They also partner with agencies that can support start-ups with marketing their product or hosting event launches.
Lyon - Ecoworking
Ecocoworking is a concept 5 freelancers developed to support professions of all types, from developers to marketers to collaborate, support each other and find companionship in a usually lonely working environment. Ecocoworking has created an environment to help freelancers do their job better in a safe and supportive environment.
Bordeaux - Seven Coworking
Le Seven is a coworking space for residents and digital nomads alike, but either way, they all get the chance to hang out in this seriously cool and chilled environment. The decor and ambience of Seven are like no permanent office you will have been to, and it is the ideal setting to work hard but also wind down.
Audierne - The Swenson House
The Swenson House is a community of incredible members. They are entrepreneurs, artists, photographers, athletes, designers and explorers who come together to grow and pursue their dreams. The team at Swenson decided to settle where they could reconnect with nature, close to the Oceans. They have opened this concept location to create a space for thinking, dreaming, working and creating. They have co-working spaces, conference rooms, a recording studio (which is pretty cool), meeting rooms, a coffee shop, and something to sleep on.
Corse - La Petite Coworkeria
At La Petite Workeria they have everything covered so all you have to do is concentrate on your work. They have everything from screens to loan, video projectors to accounting software. They really have thought of it all, so you can feel like you have the large office facilities but in small, friendly office vibe surroundings.
With Zurich, Basel, and Bern, Switzerland has 3 cities in the Top 15 most expensive cities to cowork from! Note: Switzerland’s salaries are also a lot higher than the avarage European salary. (3)
Zurich - Citizen Space
Like most things in Switzerland, the price for renting a desk space for a month is not as cheap as some of the others, but it is significantly cheaper than renting your own office. They cater to those who don’t want to work from home, so you simply can not put a price on your day to day working happiness, your productivity and concentration, all of which Citizen Space encourage.
Geneva - Impact Hub
The Impact Hub in Geneva is an exciting opportunity to feel like you’re working and a member of a community. You can also be a volunteer there which gives you a great chance to get to know everyone, plus working for a great concept that supports people’s ambitions.
Bern - Effinger
At Effinger, you can be part of this large and welcoming community, where they have the chance to network with their members in any of their branches, which gives you a reach that some businesses would never get. If you have the time, you can become a volunteer or make a donation which in return gets you things money can’t buy, such as free hospitality space, room rental and fitness subscriptions.
Basel - Kleinhafen
Kleinhafen is a beautiful space full of bright rooms and plants, which creates a very welcoming and harmonious environment for any freelancer, start up team and solo worker. They also offer a storefront space for those who have a product to showcase in the shop, which gives e-commerce businesses the unique chance to market their product physically as well as digitally.
Lausanne - Cospire
Cospire is a bright, open and funky space created from a renovated auto parts shop, so is an inspiring environment to build your brand and business. They are also members of the Village Office which is the largest coworking platform in Switzerland.
Verbier - Mountain Hub
In heart of the Swiss Alps in the beautiful ski resort town of Verbier, you can truly appreciate and make the most out of flexible working, as you can ski one day and be working hard in the office the next. This coworking space has an edgy mountain resort vibe and will be full of like-minded snow enthusiasts.
Austria is one of the up-and-coming coworking destinations in Europe. Tourism researchers and location experts are predicting a growth, especially in the ‘workation’ section of the industry. Being active and working – this could be the promising USP for Austrian coworking/coliving enterprises. (9)
Vienna - Stockwerk Coworking
Stockwork has taken flexible working to the next level. Whether you want to use the space long term, short term, on certain days, only during the week, maybe just on weekends, they got you! You can also totally customise your membership with add ons such as coffee, a company key, a company address and much more. If you are genuinely a flexible worker, then this is the flexy workspace for you.
Innsbruck - Das Wundervoll
“With us, you meet people from different industries and of all ages. What do they have in common? They are like you: they live their dream. On 800 m2 and five levels, we offer inspiring work, meeting and thinking spaces for people who advance their ideas and projects.”- Could we really have said it better ourselves? This coworking space is also surrounded by some epic mountain views. Just saying.
Salzburg - CoWorking Salzburg
Do what you love in the best company, surrounded by like-minded people, all in the same boat. Remote workers, sided projects, flexi creatives, nomads and more, this is the space for you. For a few days, every now and then or for a more extended period – whatever you want, they have a membership for you. Guess what too, for any badass mums out there they have a childcare and co-working option which is pretty darn impressive.
Graz - Spacelend
If you are the type of creative who needs mad space to really get the inspiration flowing, maybe you need quiet tranquillity or the chance to bond with people in the same industry then Spacelend is for you. The first co-working space of its kind in the galaxy, even the oldest in the area, you can enjoy their enormous desks and regular events on a membership that suits you.
In the Netherlands, 35.7% of all employees (2018) were able to work from home ocasionally or on a regular basis. They are therefore leading the European index for home office work. The opportunities for remote work are steadily growing, which makes The Nertherlands a great destination for remote workers from all over the world. (10)
Amsterdam - The Thinking Hut
The Thinking Hut is the new and innovative creative co-working space based in hip Amsterdam. The building once filled with horses has now been restored to re-open its doors to become a 9 to 5 (or beyond) home for unique entrepreneurs, freelancers, zzp-ers, designers, writers, web developers, marketing minds, account and project managers and many more. A workspace where you can feel comfortable focusing on your projects while also sharing, engaging and creating with others.
The Hague - TSH Collab
The Collab is a global community of ambitious & driven creatives, entrepreneurs and startups changing the world. With flexible memberships options, cool perks and a growing network of locations, it’s the best place to begin to scale your business in The Hague. This coworking space is part of a student hotel, so you will dive right into the exciting world of digital nomads from all over the world.
Rotterdam - 42workspace
42workspace is Rotterdam’s best coworking space and community gathering for tech and digital enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, freelancers, digital nomads, startups and scale-ups. 42workspace can be found right in the centre, the workspace offers the ideal environment to work and network, boosting your business to the next phase. Why not join a community of driven and experienced tech startups, software-driven companies, and hyper-growth scale-ups aiming to take over the world!
Coworking in Belgium is on the rise. Brussels is already one of the most popular cities for coworking in Europe, with coworking spaces already making up 22% of all office space in the city. (5)
Brussels - WAO We Are Open Coworking
Become a WAO member and enjoy all that comes with it. You can enjoy a fully equipped kitchen, a lounge, a bar, entertainment rooms, and much more. You will also be invited to all their amazing events from drawing sessions, board game nights to professional networking. All locations are drenched in natural light and surrounded by the serenity of plants. Some areas are using musical environment. If you want absolute silence and a calming environment, they are developing a library area, so watch this space as this will be a co-working game changer.
Antwerp - House of Ape
Ape helps you organise your work life so your work becomes your happy place. Ape hopes to create an environment where you will look forward to coming to work. The community consists of workspaces, events, workshops and a match program where you can find the job of your dreams. Everyone in the community is united by their core values, passion and enthusiasm rather than sector or industry. Through this, they have created a sincere and warm environment.
Gent - LikeBirds
“Back in 2014, LikeBirds started as a coworking experiment in the old boiler room of a former factory (Tondeliersite), designed by architect Georges Bontinck. The building was beautiful. It had 6m high ceilings, industrial windows, a garden, a sparring bridge … and also a temporary contract. But that was perfect for testing our concept.” Thankfully the experiment paid off, independent professionals found their way to LikeBirds and loved the environment they had created. They are now situated in the stunning ‘Eskimofabriek’ building.
With almost 50% of the employed population being able to work from home, Luxembourg is leading the statistics in remote working potential in Europe. (11)
Luxembourg - Silversquare
Silver Square have made co-working an art form. For over 10 years now, they have been optimising the Brussels and Luxembourg co-working spaces to support the growth and collaboration of their 1000+ members. Re-invent your working day by spending your time in these amazing spaces where you are surrounded by like-minded driven individuals.
Coworking Spaces In Southern Europe
In 2019, Spain had a total of 939 coworking spaces, which makes up 4.57 % of the world’s market share. From a European perspecitve, Spain is the second biggest player in the coworking sector. Only the UK has more active flexible work spaces. (3)
Madrid - Cloudworks
At Cloudworks you will be located in the heart of Madrid with views of the city and the awesome architecture with rooftop terraces to finish of your hard day’s work and wind down in the sun. It’s a beautiful space to work hard and network because work doesn’t have to be drab. They also offer the space for events, so you rent the space to promote your business in a professional but stunning environment.
Barcelona - Betahaus
Betahaus is a very flexible environment for you to be there as little or as much as you like, with no guilt that you are overpaying. This relaxed and friendly environment promotes a chilled setting to work hard but without any obligation. There is a great roof terrace for you to take breaks and have a good chat with your fellow hot deskers.
Zaragoza - El Gancho Coworking
At El Gancho Coworking, you will be working in a small and down to earth hub, which is ideal for those who need some space and a quiet environment, very different to the large open plan coworking set ups. For those who enjoy a more rustic surrounding, the decor is made from recovered materials, creating a calm and natural space to get your head down. There is nothing pretentious or stuffy about El Gancho Coworking which is the draw.
Valencia - Vortex Playa
There are two Vortex locations in Valencia, one in the town and one by the beach, so you can choose which vibe suits you best (an early morning swim or an afternoon dip is perfect for creative thinking, we’ve heard). The premise of Vortex is to create a hub of creativity and collaboration for freelancers and flexible workers. Both spaces have great facilities to accomodate events, workshops, talks and small companies, so ideal for any kind of business need.
Málaga - TLR The Living Room Soho
The Living Room in Malaga truly understands the concept of remote working, offering people with all kinds of set ups to be able to have a hard day’s work from anywhere. Their packages can be from hourly rates to bringing a colleague or a friend just for the day or if you travel a lot you can come in and out over 3 months. Whether you’re there every day or twice a month, they encourage everyone to network and most importantly make friends, which is just what you need if you work alone.
Seville - Arcadia Coworking
The heart of Seville is Arcadia coworking space, which is the ideal set up for remote workers to go to a professional and focused environment to thrive and be productive. It’s not pretentious or full of unnecessary distractions, but instead a calming and inspiring environment for everyone. They also offer extracurricular activities, such as yoga to encourage a healthier work/life balance.
San Sebastián - La Colmena Studio
La Colmena is just a great place for the decor alone, with funky interior and stunning layout and design, to create a lovely and modern space to work in. They are very welcoming, allowing your little furry friends to keep you company and offering daily rates for those who are just passing through the city.