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10 Best Coliving and Coworking Spaces in Portugal | Hostels & Hotels

With the rapid increase of digital nomads, the availability of coworking and coliving spaces has followed suit. As more people choose to nurture a healthy work-life balance, these spaces are popping up all over the world.

Portugal is one country that checks all the boxes for a relaxing, productive, and fun-filled location. This Iberian country boasts plenty of trendy locales, cafés with high-speed internet, and a growing community of digital nomads.

So let’s dive in and take a look at some of the best places to live in Portugal for freelancers and digital nomads.

10 Best Coworking & Coliving Spaces in Portugal

Outsite Coliving — Best Private & Shared Coworking

Outsite coliving cafe in Lisbon

  •  Price: ~ $1,565 per month
  • Location: Cais do Sodré, Lisbon
  • Features: Coworking spaces, chill-out areas, shared kitchen and lounge
  •  Room Types: Private bedrooms with bathroom, shared community rooms
  • Organized Activities: Parties, yoga, cultural excursions, movie nights
  •  Other Locations: Ericeira, Intendente, Cascais – Portugal; Europe & USA
  •  Ratings: Facebook (4.6 out of 5 – 87 reviews), Coliving.com (4.8 out of – 84 reviews), Google (4.6  out of 5 – 53 reviews)

Located in the vibrant Cais do Sobré, Outsite Coliving is in the heart of Lisbon’s nightlife hub. This bustling neighborhood is a digital nomad’s haven with an abundance of restaurants, cafés, and cultural centers, all within walking distance.

Outsite – Cais do Sobre features 67 fully-furnished bedrooms and 52 bathrooms; guests can stay in private bedrooms or community rooms that share a bathroom. The space oozes good vibes —  hosting parties, movie nights, and cultural excursions to nurture an excellent work-life balance.

Nearby attractions include the Teatro Nacional D. Maria II, the bustling Rossio Square, and St. George’s Castle. Take a Lisbon walking tour and see all the city highlights in one go. Foodies will love visiting Time-Out Market. The expansive food hall is lined with vendors serving gourmet cuisine, fish from the day’s catch, cultural shows, and ample seating.

What we liked: The space is located in a trendy Portuguese neighborhood, with plenty of bars, restaurants, historical attractions, commerce hubs, and public transportation.

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GSpot Hostel — Best Party Hostel

The GSpot bar

  • Price: ~ $46 per night
  • Location: Santo Antonio, Lisbon
  • Features: Self-catering facilities, furnished dorms, vending machines, bar, Wi-Fi, common rooms
  • Room Types: Mixed dorms with private bathroom
  • Organized Activities: City tours, pub crawls, festivals, V.I.P. entrance to the best clubs in Lisbon
  • Other Locations: None
  • Ratings: Facebook (4.8 out of 5 – 367 reviews), Google (4.1 out of 5 – 349 reviews)

GSpot Hostel is Lisbon’s first and only party hostel. If you want to fully experience Portugal’s nightlife, GSpot is the place for you. Located in the vibrant Santo Antonio area, this party hub offers mixed dorms, complete with fresh linen and safety lockers.

Spend your days working in any of the designated co-work spots, and grab a complimentary coffee and muffin to keep hunger at bay. Guests can prepare their lunch and dinner or slip out to enjoy classic Portuguese cuisine in a nearby restaurant.

Visit the 19th-century Avenida da Liberdade for some shopping and sightseeing. Or go on a Lisbon pub crawl and see what the nightlife offers.

What we liked: GSpot Lisbon is perfectly curated for digital nomads who appreciate history and a wild night out.

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WOT Peniche — Best Hostel for Surfing

WOT Peniche shared lounge

  • Price: ~ $31 – $102 per night
  • Location: R. Alexandre Herculano, Peniche
  • Features: Bicycle hire, laundry facilities, common rooms, self-catering facilities, vending machines, food & drinks available
  • Room Types: Private apartments, family rooms, mixed dorms
  • Organized Activities: Board games, foosball, PlayStation, pool table
  • Other Locations: Lisbon, Ericeira, Lagos
  • Ratings: Facebook (4.8 out of 5 – 23 reviews), Google (4.5 out of 5 – 116 reviews)

If you’re looking to catch the largest waves in all of Portugal, W.O.T. Peniche is where you need to be. The hostel offers a range of amenities, from private bedrooms to family apartments and mixed dorms.

Wake up to the fresh sea breeze while enjoying a cup of coffee. The artistic and colorful space boasts plenty of coworking spaces and common rooms; enjoy a game of foosball before heading to the beach for a surfing lesson.

What we liked: The proximity to the beach makes it suitable for avid surfers, lone travelers, and families seeking a Portuguese coastal hideaway.

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V.I.P. Executive Art’s Hotel — Best Coliving for Creatives

VIP Executive Art's hotel exterior

  • Price: ~ $137 per night
  • Location: Parque das Nações, Lisbon
  • Features: Laundry facilities, Wi-Fi, safe deposit box, restaurant, bar, elevator, wheelchair accessibility, conference rooms
  • Room Types: Single, twin, and double ensuite bedrooms
  • Organized Activities: None
  • Other Locations: None
  • Ratings: Google (4.1 out of 5 – 3,597 reviews), Booking.com (4 out of 5 – 4,545 reviews)

V.I.P. Executive Art’s Hotel is a fusion of coliving and modern technology. The 300-roomed hotel is excellently located in the Parque das Nações business center, with public transport facilities, cafés, and restaurants all close by.

The hotel has a modern eclectic design with retro decor, photo galleries, lecture halls, and stylish suites with stunning views of the Vasco da Gama Bridge. Have a meeting in one of the eight conference rooms or head to F.I.L. – Exhibition and Congress Center, the biggest conference facility in Lisbon.

What we liked: V.I.P. Executive Art’s Hotel uses advanced technology and modern art to curate a comfortable coliving and coworking space for its guests.

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The Salty Pelican Yoga & Surf Retreat — Best Beachside Hostel

The Salty Pelican pool and outdoor terrace

  • Price: ~ $106 per night
  • Location: Travessa dos Moinhos, Ericeira
  • Features: Swimming pool, outdoor terrace, key card access, security lockers, common rooms, bicycle parking, washing machine
  • Room Types: Mixed dorms, 8-bed female dorms
  • Organized Activities: Sunset meditation, game nights, hikes, wine tasting nights
  • Other Locations: Cascais, Peniche
  • Ratings: Facebook (5 out of 5 – 134 reviews), Google (4.5 out of 5 – 29 reviews)

The Salty Pelican Yoga and Surf Retreat is an all-in-one stop for relaxing meditations, beach activities, and tranquil coworking spaces. Located in the picturesque and peaceful fishing town of Ericeira.

This hostel offers guests custom-designed beds with security lockers and stunning coastal views from their private terrace. Guests can enjoy a daily breakfast featuring fresh fruits, nuts, pastries, and smoothies.

You’ll be treated to daily yoga sessions hosted by in-house experts. Alternatively, you can book surfing lessons, a session with the in-house masseuse, or go on hiking tours.

What we liked: The Salty Pelican is full of vibrance and like-minded people who value the balance of physical and mental wellness.

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Safestay Lisboa

Safestay Lisbon exterior

  • Price: ~ $51 – $193 per night
  • Location: Santo Antonio, Lisbon
  • Features: Outdoor terrace, common rooms, Wi-Fi, laundry facilities, security lockers, B.B.Q.
  • Room Types: Mixed dorms, private bedrooms with shared bathroom
  • Organized Activities: Board games, party nights, walking tours
  • Other Locations: Across Europe
  • Ratings: Google (4 out of 5 – 811 reviews), Facebook (2.5 out of 5 – 11 reviews)

Safestay Lisbon brings together digital nomads from all walks of life. The hostel offers 154 beds across all bedrooms. Choose between mixed dorms that sleep up to 14 people and private bedrooms with four beds and a shared bathroom.

Either way. Safestay is the perfect place to meet new people and explore the history of Lisbon. All while working and living with like-minded people in one of the best cities to live in Europe.

Enjoy breakfast while checking your emails at the rooftop terrace before retreating to one of the chill-out areas or heading to the bar for a cool drink. Alternatively, spend the day exploring the eclectic Bairro Alto and Chiado neighborhoods. 

What we liked: The space has excellent amenities. It provides plenty of opportunities for working and relaxing, like organized pizza parties and meet-ups at the Safestay Bar.

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Oasis Backpackers’ Hostel

Oasis Backpackers' Hostel exterior

  • Price: ~ $34 per night
  • Location: Misericordia, Lisbon
  • Features: Key card access, common rooms, book exchange, Wi-Fi, housekeeping, outdoor terrace, elevator
  • Room Types: Mixed dorms sleeping four to eight people
  • Organized Activities: Cocktail hour, costume parties, B.B.Q.s
  • Other Locations: Sintra, Granada, Seville, Toledo – Spain
  • Ratings: Google (4.1 out of 5 – 228 reviews), Facebook (4.9 out of 5 – 94 reviews)

If you’re on the hunt for the best coliving and coworking spaces in Spain and Portugal — Oasis Backpackers offers a budget-friendly stay with social activities and spacious rooms. Suitable for lone travelers, the Oasis Backpackers Lisbon Mansion features an excellent staff, an animated on-site bar, and a great atmosphere for making new friends.

The hostel has a communal kitchen, an open terrace, and a beautiful garden. Guests enjoy a daily buffet breakfast. You can also play a chess game in the cozy shared lounge while having a cocktail from the bar.

What we liked: The hostel is suitable for solo travelers and digital nomads traveling on a tight budget.

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Selina Peniche

Selina House Peniche exterior

  • Price: ~ $46 – $205 per night
  • Location: Av. do Mar 100, Peniche
  • Features: Swimming pool, restaurant, library, cinema, Wi-Fi, kid and pet-friendly
  • Room Types: Private rooms (ensuite options), mixed dorms with shared bathroom
  • Organized Activities: Yoga, cinema nights, macrame workshops, welcome drinks, live music events
  • Other Locations: Ericeira, Gerês, Milfontes, Porto, Lisbon – Portugal & Worldwide
  • Ratings: Booking.com (4 out of 5 – 420 reviews), Google (4.4 out of 5 – 137 reviews)

Selina Peniche is a digital nomad’s dream; the subtle blue and white façade is carried indoors, with aesthetically pleasing suites, cinema, co-work spaces, and gaming rooms. This gorgeous hostel is suitable for people of all ages. Parents can bring their children (furry and otherwise).

Solo travelers also have plenty to do, with the villa just minutes away from the beach. You can grab a drink from the bar, watch a movie at the cinema, and wrap it up with a relaxing sunset yoga session. And why not go surfing in Portugal’s surfing capital?

What we liked: The villa is suitable for all kinds of travelers, including families and lone travelers — enjoy daily yoga sessions, surfing lessons, and the vibrant nightlife.

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Travel and Live Apartments

Travel and Live apartments dining and lounge area

  • Price: ~ $410 per month
  • Location: Bonfim, Porto
  • Features: Chill-out areas, self-catering facilities, washing machine, terrace, housekeeping, coworking spaces
  • Room Types: Private rooms, mixed dorms, multi-bedroom apartments
  • Organized Activities: None
  • Other Locations: None
  • Ratings: Facebook (4.6 out of 5 – 18 reviews), Google (4.2 out of 5 – 278 reviews)

Travel and Live Apartments is located in the heart of Porto. This coliving hostel boasts various rooms, from private suites to standard apartments and mixed dorms which sleep up to eight people. The colorful building is less than a mile from Oporto Coliseum and the Bolhão City Market.

Bonfim is jam-packed with bars, commercial buildings, and borders Rio Douro. Travel and Live Hostel is ideally located in the vibrant Santa Catarina street, giving guests easy access to shops, food and wine tasting tours, and other attractions.

What we liked: The hostel is located at the heart of Porto; the main attractions are close by, and guests can enjoy idyllic views of the Douro River from their suites.

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SUNAGO House

SUNAGO House backyard

  • Price: ~ $439 per month
  • Location: Estr. da Casa Nova Romeirão, Ericeira
  • Features: Coworking spaces, chill-out areas, garden, yoga, Wi-Fi, washer, street parking, Netflix, Skype room
  • Room Types: Private ensuite bedrooms, mixed dorms
  • Organized Activities: Parties and social gatherings, movie nights, bar crawls, surfing, walking tours
  • Other Locations: Porto, Lisbon, Faro
  • Ratings: Google (5 out of 5 – 64 reviews), Coliving.com (5 out of 5 – 46 reviews), Facebook.com (5 out of 5 – 1 review)

SUNAGO House is for travelers seeking a vacation with some work and play sprinkled on top. This stunning beachside villa offers hotel amenities in a home setting. The fast internet allows productivity in the coworking spaces, while the communal areas nurture social interaction.

You get a choice between 4-sleeper mixed dorms and a private ensuite bedroom. Regardless of your pick, when coliving at SUNAGO house, you can rest assured that you’ll experience lively social dinner, daily surfing, and uninterrupted working in designated spots.

What we liked: This beachside villa is ideal for digital nomads looking to experience the Portuguese coast, meet new people, and get their work done in a relaxing environment.

Check Availability | Coliving.com

Stay at the Best Coworking Space in Portugal

Coliving and coworking are fast becoming the norm for freelancers and digital nomads across the world. If you’re looking for a European nation that checks all the boxes, Portugal is the one.

The lively country provides city center and beachside hostels, well-equipped with home and office facilities to make your life easier. Not forgetting the social events, cultural attractions, and activities at your doorstep.

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