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Coliving Coworking Portugal: 13 Best Shared Spaces, 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.

13 Best Coworking & Coliving Spaces in Portugal

Outsite Coliving — Best Private & Shared Coworking

Outsite coliving cafe in Lisbon

  • Price: ~ €1340 ($1,450)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 (4.5 out of 5 – 148 reviews), Google (4.6 out of 5 – 68 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 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 shared living 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: ~ €29 ($31) 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: Hostelworld (7.9 out of 10 – 5,061 reviews), (7.6 out of 10 – 1,273 reviews) Google (4.1 out of 5 – 403 reviews)

GSpot Hostel is Lisbon’s first and only party hostel, but it also doubles as one of the nation’s best coliving spaces. 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: The Lisbon coworking hostel 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: ~ €13 – €94 ($14 – $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 (4.5 out of 5 – 55 reviews), Google (4.4 out of 5 – 224 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 coliving 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: ~ €94  ($102) 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 (4.2 out of 5 – 4,342 reviews), (8.3 out of105 – 7,534 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: ~ €98 ($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 (4.7 out of 5 – 182 reviews), Google (4.4 out of 5 – 110 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: ~ €13 – €177 ($15 – $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 (3.9 out of 5 – 911 reviews), Facebook (3.8 out of 5 – 282 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: ~ €31 ($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: Hostelworld (7.3 out of 10 – 2,708 reviews), Facebook (4.8 out of 5 – 92 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 in Portugal is suitable for solo travelers and digital nomads traveling on a tight budget.

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Selina Peniche

Selina House Peniche exterior

  • Price: ~ €18 – €188 ($20 – $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: (9.4 out of 10 – 209 reviews), Google (4.2 out of 5 – 251 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: ~ €13 ($14) per night
  • 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 (4.1 out of 5 – 28 reviews), Google (4.1 out of 5 – 365 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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Manas Coliving

Manas Coliving Office

  • Price: ~ €892 ($969) per month
  • Location: Rua Vasco da Gama 46, Sines
  • Features: Coworking spaces, dining room, office with ocean views, community events, chill-out areas, Wi-Fi, Skype room, yoga
  • Room Types: Private ensuite bedrooms
  • Organized Activities: Movie nights, surfing, music and art studios, cultural excursions, parties and gatherings
  • Other Locations: None
  • Ratings: Google (5 out of 5 – 16 reviews), (5 out of 5 – 20 reviews), (5 out of 5 – 1 review)

Manas Coliving is the perfect spot for remote workers who believe work is only incredible when balanced with a bit of fun. It’s a stunning beachside coliving space with the beach just a few minutes away for swimming and surfing.

You can choose a private room with either ocean or terrace views, as well as one with a balcony. In each room, you’ll get a fair amount of natural light, cleaning services, and fast Wi-Fi.

Before experiencing all the beauty of Sines, you can head to the official coworking space to get started on your tasks. If you need a bit more privacy, you can book the private office, which must be done ahead of time.

When it’s time for relaxation, you can head to their living room or lounge around in the backyard with a beautiful garden, outdoor shower, and a hammock.

What we liked: The beachside location is ideal for surfers and swimmers, it has a private co-working space, and some rooms have incredible views.

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Samesame Coliving

Same Same Coliving

  • Price: ~ €45 ($49) per night
  • Location: Rua da Madalena 214, Lisbon
  • Features: Fast Wi-Fi, creative coworking space, community events, on-site bar and restaurant,
  • Room Types: Private ensuite bedrooms, shared rooms
  • Organized Activities: Movie nights, gallery tours, sports sessions, networking events, yoga
  • Other Locations: None
  • Ratings: Google (4.8 out of 5 – 36 reviews), (5 out of 5 – 9 reviews), (5 out of 5 – 1 review)

Samesame’s mantra is “Rest. Create. Linger”, which perfectly captures the vibe here. It’s the first creative coliving space in Lisbon, and it aims to inspire creativity.

For “Rest”, you can choose between studios, shared or private apartments, and shared or private rooms. Each includes 60s-inspired furnishing, weekly cleaning, fast Wi-Fi, and climate controls.

Samesame lives up to the “Create” with two coworking spaces, one traditional and another that’s for the creatives. The traditional coworking space features 5 work tables shared by 25, a meeting room, a phone booth, and speedy Wi-Fi. The unique coworking space is an atelier made for plastic artists that also happens to be an open-door gallery that hosts monthly exhibitions and workshops.

“Linger” is all the fun you’ll ever need, with community events made to immerse you into the local culture. This includes movie nights, creative workshops, tours to galleries, and neighborhood tours. They also have a bar-restaurant with delectable drinks and foods, with community events also hosted here.

What we liked: The atelier is perfect for digital nomad artists, the creative development opportunities, and their commitment to sustainability.

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Villa Dos IrmaosVilla Dos Irmaos

  • Price: ~ €736 ($800) per month
  • Location: R. do Cocholongo 4, Mafra
  • Features: Chill-out areas, balconies, barbecue facilities, fast Wi-Fi
  • Room Types: Private bedrooms, mixed dorms
  • Organized Activities: Yoga, beach volleyball, surf trips, jam nights
  • Other Locations: None
  • Ratings: Google (5 out of 5 – 38 reviews), (5 out of 5 – 22 reviews)

Villa Dos Irmaos is one of the best Portugal coliving spaces for beach lovers. It’s ideally located a 6-minute walk away from the Sao Lourenço Beach, which can also be viewed from the balconies. 

It has just a handful of rooms, which are either private rooms or mixed dorms, but they all boast incredible amenities. They get plenty of natural light, a balcony with city or ocean views, and fast Wi-Fi. The creme de la creme of the rooms is an en suite with two balconies, with one featuring a coffee table and the other has a hammock.

Outside of the communal areas, the villa does have a small coworking space ideal for remote workers. The desk is shared and is on the outside, meaning you can work while having the beautiful ocean in your sight, and you can also catch a beautiful sunset.

What we liked: The proximity to the beach, the organized yoga sessions, and the scenic coworking space.

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Luna House Hub

Luna House Hub

  • Price: ~ €1335 ($1450) per month
  • Location: Av. Costa Pinto 560, Cascais
  • Features: Fast Wi-Fi, swimming pool, communal areas, complimentary breakfast.
  • Room Types: Private ensuite bedrooms
  • Organized Activities: Yoga, tai chi classes, Portuguese classes, community dinners.
  • Other Locations: None
  • Ratings: Google (4.9 out of 5 – 92 reviews), TripAdvisor (5 out of 5 – 6 reviews), (5 out of 5 – 1 review)

Luna House Hub offers incredible co-living spaces in Cascais between November and March. During your stay in their private bedrooms, you can expect a complimentary breakfast, garden views, and weekly cleaning.

A stay also grants you access to their coworking space, which has all the amenities you could wish for. High-speed internet? Check. Dedicated hot desk? Double-check. Phone booths and meeting rooms? Of course.

As a plus, you also get access to the common areas and a swimming pool, perfect for relaxing between your work hours.

What we liked: The complimentary breakfast, swimming pool, and Portuguese classes only made traveling through the country easier.

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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.

You’ll find villas, hotels, and hostels in Portugal, 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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