The 9 Best Coworking Spaces in Lisbon Right Now

Written By Becky Gillespie

The coworking scene in Lisbon is constantly growing and taking new forms. New players are constantly coming onto the scene and providing new spaces for collaboration. One trend we’ve noticed recently is the acquisition of smaller, individual spaces by larger coworking companies who cater to big companies and have multiple locations throughout the city.

One of the reasons why Lisbon has become such a popular home for digital nomads is the large array of coworking choices. This is helped by the popular Croissant app which allows its members to buy a monthly number of hours and access over 500 coworking spaces around in the world, including around 25 spaces in the great Lisbon area. These monthly plans start at 29€ for 10 hours a month. 

There are also daily, weekly, and monthly fees for floating and fixed desks at different coworking spaces, depending on the location. Whether you’re hosting an event, setting up a meeting with a client, or looking to network, here are the Top 9 coworking spaces in Lisbon right now.        

1. Avila Spaces

Avila Spaces recently won “Best Cowork in the World” at the Global Startup Awards and we have to agree that it is certainly the best coworking space that we’ve found in Lisbon. Avila Spaces currently has two spaces in Saldanha, with its second location being the first to open in a mall next to a variety of services including a food court, salons, copy shop, etc. It stands out for its innovations in getting members to engage with each other including Avila Connect, a touchscreen that instantly allows you to see member profiles and connect you with other members based on their services and business backgrounds. 

Avila Spaces Avenida da República Coworking, Photo by Becky Gillespie
Avila Spaces Atrium Saldanha, Photo by Becky Gillespie

Avila also focuses on high-quality design and decor across its spaces, going above and beyond with its free amenities. Members get access to not only free coffee but also flavored water, fruits, cake, and candy every day. There are also multiple call booths with more privacy than most and high-quality conferencing equipment in every meeting room. Monthly fixed desk members get access to Avila 24/7. Day pass and hot desk members also get access to the space from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. in addition to monthly events. For a unique Avila experience, try working from one of their cubes right in the middle of the mall in Atrium Saldanha.

Avila Spaces Avenida da República Terrace, Photo by Becky Gillespie
Avila Spaces Atrium Saldanha Cube Space in the mall, Photo by Becky Gillespie
Avila Spaces Atrium Saldanha Call Booths, Photo by Becky Gillespie

Where Avila really wins is its focus on community starting with its staff. Most coworking spaces that I visited only had one staff member on hand to welcome you (and one that I had to remove from this list had no one around or even a functioning Wi-Fi password), but Avila has 4 to 5 at its Atrium location and a minimum of two staff members at its original location at Avenida da República. They are all managed by Avila’s CEO & founder Carlos Gonçalves, always ready with a smile and a kind word when members enter the space. Carlos has been involved with the coworking industry for 13 years and his passion for the space shines through with his tireless commitment to improving Avila Spaces.

Avila Spaces Atrium Saldanha, Photo by Becky Gillespie
Avila Spaces Avenida da República Free Cake Every Day, Photo by Becky Gillespie

What sets Avila apart from the other coworking spaces in Lisbon is its community events. From yoga, meditation, different country-themed lunches, and Friday wine nights in its spaces to boat trips, golf outings, and rooftop parties, Avila is always planning its next event open to both members and non-members.

Avila Spaces Atrium Saldanha, Photo by Becky Gillespie
Avila Atrium Saldanha, Photo by Becky Gillespie

Avila’s popularity is evident when you walk in the door, and the mall location at Atrium Saldanha fills up quickly. Avila’s third space is opening in November 2023 in Parque das Naçōes. Stay tuned to its website for more details.

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  • Location: Avila Spaces – The Original: Avenida da República 6 
  • Avila Spaces Atrium Saldanha (in the mall): Praça Duque de Saldanha 1 2o andar
  •  Avila Spaces Parque das Nações (opening November 2023): Av. Dom João II 1.7.2.1., Piso 0
  • Hours of Operation: Hot desk and day rate members: 8 am – 8 pm (weekdays only), 24/7 access to fixed desk members
  • Prices: Day Pass – 50 €, 10 Day Pack – 220 €, Hot Desk – 220 €, Hot Desk Plus 4 h of meeting time per month – 275 €, Fixed Desk – On request. Please note that only the Fixed Desk option includes 24/7 access

Accepts a Croissant Membership? Yes, but log on to the app early because this place is popular

2. Second Home Lisbon

Second Home Lisbon is actually the third location for the company behind it, which started with two locations in London and has since expanded to Los Angeles. Second Home doesn’t view itself as a coworking space but as a creative accelerator, focusing on shaping creative and inspiring environments. Walking into the Lisbon location feels first like you’re entering a spaceship and then like you’re entering an urban jungle, with plants almost taking over the location. Desks need to make space for the plants here, not the other way around.

Second Home, Photo by Becky Gillespie

Members can enjoy free coffee in the working area along with a cafe in the main entrance area where they can high-quality coffee and baked goods. Other amenities include unlimited printing, phone booths, and fiber optic broadband.

Second Home, Photo by Becky Gillespie

One of the best things about Second Home is its location above the Mercado da Ribeira and Time Out Market, a huge gourmet food court. Right outside the market is the Dom Luis Garden where you can lay out on the grass or have coffee in the kiosk before returning to work. 

Second Home Lisbon, while expensive, might be worth it for the location and inspired working space.

  • Location: Mercado da Ribeira, Time Out Market, 1o andar, Avenida 24 de Julho
  • Hours of Operation:
  • Hot desk and day rate members: 8 am – 10 pm (weekdays only), 24/7 access to fixed desk members
  • Prices: Day Pass – 30 GBP (yes, British pounds), Hot Desk – 307 €, Fixed Desk – 418 €

Accepts a Croissant Membership? No

3. Idea Spaces

Idea Spaces prides itself on being an entrepreneurial community offering premium spaces in four locations across the city. In many ways, it is similar to Avila Spaces in terms of location and focus on attracting a mix of workers from large companies and individual entrepreneurs. Compared to Avila, it doesn’t put as much effort into creating consistent events to engage its members or using the latest conferencing equipment. There are also a limited number of phone booths for the size of the spaces and dogs are allowed, which can sometimes cause noise issues for people on conference calls.

Idea Spaces Palácio Sottomayor, Photo by Becky Gillespie

If you are living near one of the Idea Spaces, it is a fair option. I would choose it as an alternative to Avila if their space was filled or they were not taking any more members.

  • Location: 4 locations across the city are included in the membership fee, including Av. Fontes Pereira de Melo 16 (Palácio Sottomayor) and Av. Defensores de Chaves 4 (Saldanha)
  • Hours of Operation: Hot desk and day rate members: 9 am – 6 pm (weekdays only), 24/7 access to fixed desk members
  • Prices: Day Pass – 15 €, Weekly Pass – 60 €, Hot Desk – 120 €, Fixed Desk – Inquire at the space

Accepts a Croissant Membership? Yes

4. Heden Coworking

Heden Coworking is another coworking chain based in Lisbon that prides itself on cultivating inspiring spaces. Its newest location is attached to the Rossio Train Station and offers an interesting array of spaces to work from within the space, whether it’s a private booth, conference room, couch, or long table overlooking the entrance. Other locations include Santa Apolónia, Chiado, and Graça. Heden offers big spaces with free high-quality coffee and tea, microwaves, refrigerators, a copy machine, and even options to rent out spaces for art studios in some of their locations.   

Dogs are also welcome in Heden’s spaces so please keep this in mind for those who may take a lot of calls. Many members take calls right at their computers without going to a private booth, so the environment can sometimes get noisy.

Overall, I appreciated Heden’s creative spaces and friendly staff. If you’re looking for a more relaxed space and a fun, buzzing environment, Heden might be your answer. 

Heden Rossio entrance, Photo by Becky Gillespie
Heden Rossio, Photo by Becky Gillespie
Heden Rossio, Photo by Becky Gillespie
  • Location: 4 locations across the city included in the membership fee, including Largo do Duque de Cadaval 17 Fracção I (Rossio) and Largo Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro 29 2nd floor (Chiado)
  • Hours of Operation: Hot desk and day rate members: 9 am – 6 pm (weekdays only), 24/7 access to fixed desk members
  • Prices: Day Pass – 20 €, Hot Desk – 250 €, Fixed Desk – Inquire at the space

Accepts a Croissant Membership? Yes

5. Nimbler Spaces

Nimbler Spaces started out in the USA with locations in Chicago and Miami before moving over to the Iberian peninsula with Barcelona and now Lisbon. Located in the easy-to-access Marquês do Pombal, Nimbler Spaces offers a small, cozy lounge area for day pass and Croissant members with access to free coffee, tea, and snacks. There is also a vending machine offering simple snacks and meals. The staff here are incredibly friendly and are on hand to help with anything you may need. Two phone booths are also located at the lobby level while conference rooms and private offices take up the higher floors in the building. There is a small rooftop on the 7th floor to enjoy those sunny Lisbon days.

Nimbler Spaces, Photo by Becky Gillespie
Nimbler Spaces, Photo by Becky Gillespie
Snack Cart, Photo by Becky Gillespiev
  • Location: Av. Duque de Loulé 110
  • Hours of Operation: Hot desk and day rate members (weekdays only): 9 am – 6 pm, 24/7 access to fixed desk members
  • Prices: Day Pass – 25 €, Weekly Pass – 50 €, Hot Desk – 175 €, Private Office – Please contact the space

Accepts a Croissant Membership? Yes

6. Resvés Cowork Space

Resvés Cowork Space is a delightful space not far from Jardim da Estrela with two floors of coworking possibilities. Day passes are available, but sadly the wait to become a monthly member is five months long! This is perhaps due to Resvés Cowork’s lovely location in Campo de Ourique, an area with no other coworking spaces of its quality available. It is clearly popular with its members and pays great attention to building its community. It offers several weekly events including lunch with its members and Portuguese-English exchange. Enjoy the outdoor terrace or make new friends in the front lobby. Hopefully, Resvés can expand to a second space to be able to open up more monthly membership options. 

Resvés Cowork Space, Photo by Becky Gillespie
  • Location: R. Saraiva de Carvalho 1C
  • Hours of Operation: Hot desk and day rate members (weekdays only): 9 am – 6 pm, 24/7 access to fixed desk members
  • Prices: Day Pass – 25 €, 4-Day Pass – 88 €, No Hot Desk available, Fixed Desk – 260 € (please join the wait list)

Accepts a Croissant Membership? No

7. LACS Communitivity of Creators

LACS (which stands for Lisbon Art Center & Studios) is another chain of coworking spaces across Lisbon including spaces in Anjos, Santos, and Cascais. This specific location is in Alcântara. Prices here are a bit lower for monthly memberships than some of the other coworking spaces in town, but this is traded off with a slightly less reliable internet connection. Enjoy the rooftop terrace with great views of the Tejo River along with regular community events. For those looking for a coworking space in the western part of the city, this is a good option. 

  • Location: Rocha do Conde de Óbidos
  • Hours of Operation: Hot desk and Croissant members (weekdays only): 9 am – 7 pm, 24/7 access to fixed desk members
  • Prices: Day Pass 24€/3 Days (please check this at the front desk), Virtual Office – 45 € (includes using LACS as your address, mailbox, and access to LACS events), Hot Desk – 120 €, Fixed Desk – 190 €, Ateliers and Private Offices – 250 €

Accepts a Croissant Membership? Yes

8. Lisbon Workhub

Lisbon Workhub is a large, well-organized space in a warehouse/art-deco wine factory near Braça da Prata on the northeastern side of town. It is popular with start-up founders and tech workers. Members can rent small offices or workspaces for presentations and meetings. The monthly membership is quite affordable here for the size and amenities of the coworking space. Three private phone booths are available, and members can also enjoy free tea and fresh fruits on Tuesdays. There are places to eat nearby and a few coffee shops.     

Lisbon Workhub Entrance, Photo by Becky Gillespie
Lisbon Workhub, Photo by Becky Gillespie
  • Location: R. Tabaqueira A2
  • Hours of Operation: Hot desk and day rate members (weekdays only): 9 am – 6 pm, 24/7 access to fixed desk members
  • Prices: Virtual Office – 45 € (includes using Workhub as your address, mail box, and 4 hours of time in meeting rooms), Day Pass – 19 €, pack of hours – 20 €/10 hours, Hot Desk – 120 €, Fixed Desk – 175 €

Accepts a Croissant Membership? Yes

9. Spaces Lisbon

Spaces is a brand of Regus, one of the largest shared spaces around the world. Centrally located in Marquês de Pombal, Spaces Lisbon is next to the sweeping Parque Eduardo VII, a great place to take a break in the middle of the day. Spaces has great staff ready to help you with whatever you need whether it’s lunch catering or preparing a delicious coffee at the in-house cafe. The central location and connection with Regus makes this a more expensive coworking membership compared to some others on the list. The well-maintained facilities and proximity to other services in the area may make it worth it.  

  • Location: Praça Marquês de Pombal 14
  • Hours of Operation: Hot desk and day rate members (weekdays only): 9 am – 6 pm, 24/7 access to fixed desk members
  • Prices: Virtual Office – 69 € (includes Spaces Lisbon as your address and mailbox), Hot Desk – 5 days per month – 79 €, 10 days per month – 109 €, full month – 179 €, Fixed Desk – 239 €, Private Office – 269 €

Accepts a Croissant Membership? No

Whatever type of coworking setup you’re looking for, Lisbon can provide it. The large number of affordable coworking spaces in various parts of the city was one of the many reasons that I decided to move to Lisbon. I also recommend getting a Croissant membership when you first arrive in Lisbon, so you can try out a number of places without needing to sign up at each place. Once you have found your favorite spot, I recommend getting a monthly membership to tap into the local community, get 24/7 access, and stay connected. Happy coworking in Lisbon!

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