Looking for somewhere to work remotely in Barcelona and connect with people? The city’s impressive range of coworking spaces gives you quite a choice. There are literally dozens spread across the various neighbourhoods, from cosy coworking cafés to vast repurposed industrial spaces. This is a city buzzing with creativity that has become a hub for digital entrepreneurs and startups. In this quick guide, we’ve compiled some of the best coworking spaces in Barcelona with flexible passes to help you find the perfect one.
We’ve included price details for each Barcelona coworking space. We aim to keep this updated regularly, but it’s best to double check on the spaces’ websites as well.
The coworking scene in Barcelona: a quick intro
Barcelona has always been a creative place. The art and culture scene is one of the things we love most about the city, and it keeps us returning time and time again.
Over the last few years, we’ve seen a big change in the working culture here. The Covid-19 pandemic, of course, has brought about a surge in remote working all around the world, but in Barcelona this shift was already happening.
A new generation of young entrepreneurs has spearheaded an explosion of startups in Barcelona over the last decade. This trend has been reflected by the emergence of dozens of coworking spaces, providing flexible environments for remote workers and the opportunity to find community.
The laidback Mediterranean lifestyle goes hand in hand with flexible coworking culture, and remote working is now a way of life in the city. This is great news for anyone who works independently or has flexible arrangements with their employers. And for travellers like us, it has opened up an exciting new way to experience Barcelona, and to visit more frequently.
How about visiting the Catalan capital to try working here for a while? Our guide to taking a workation in Barcelona will help you plan your first remote working trip. Keep reading on below for our selection of the best coworking spaces in Barcelona.
Best coworking spaces in Barcelona
1. Aticco MED
📍 Poblenou · monthly fixed €330+ · monthly flex €220+ · day pass €35 · flexible options
Aticco Med was the first coworking space we visited in Barcelona, We were instantly struck by the beautiful seafront location, which really stands out, as most of the city’s coworking spaces are in the inner city.
This space is located off the beaten path in the Poblenou neighbourhood, which has become a hub for startups and entrepreneurs. Aticco has a fleet of five coworking spaces in Barcelona in total, each offering something a little different. A standout feature at Aticco Med is the outdoor terrace area with a swimming pool, looking out onto the sea.
Towards the end of the day during my visit, some coworkers used the terrace as an exercise space. Classes are held here frequently, and there are also tables where you can work or mingle. Talks are sometimes held outside on the beach too.
The facilities inside are excellent. It’s a big space, set across three high-ceilinged floors. There are various fixed and hot-desking spaces in an open-plan area, and also meeting rooms and quiet areas for when you need it. Communal spaces are dotted throughout, including kitchens, lounge areas and a ping-pong table.
In addition to the regular price options for monthy membership or day passes, Aticco also offers Bono 5/30 and 10/30 packages, giving you access for five days (€125) or ten days (€179) during a 30-day period.
Find more details on the Aticco website.
2. La Vaca Coworking
📍 Poble Sec · monthly fixed €235 · monthly flex €185 · day pass €19 · flexible options
Poble Sec is a quieter neighbourhood of Barcelona situated a little out of the way, at the foot of Montjuïc Hill and next to its plentiful green spaces. It’s a lovely base for working as you can enjoy the peace and quiet of the tree-lined streets while still being within walking distance of city centre attractions.
La Vaca Coworking is nestled just off Av del Paral·lel, the main thoroughfare in Poble Sec. This places it close to lots of local amenities and quirky cafés.
You might be aware that “vaca” translates to “cow”. The name reflects that the coworking space is built in a huge old cowshed, where local residents once frequented to buy milk. Coworking spaces that are set in repurposed buildings like this are often the most imaginative, and that’s definitely the case here!
The main space at La Vaca covers 300 square metres, which is put to good use. Integrated around the desk spaces are chill zones, soundproofed phone booths and meeting spaces. Downstairs, there is a further space in a 150-square-metre basement, which includes a pool table and smoking area.
There always seems to be something happening at La Vaca, whether it’s yoga practice, foodie events or late night sessions. It’s a big, inspiring coworking space that really brings that community vibe.
Looking for some extra flexibility? La Vaca offers a “1/2 Flex” coworking package for €130, which lets you choose between morning or afternoon shifts. The day rate is also one of the very best in the city.
Find more details on the La Vaca website.
3. Cahoot Coworking
📍 Sant Antoni · monthly fixed €245 · monthly flex €185 · day pass €20 · flexible options
Continuing the repurposed building theme, Cahoot Coworking is set inside a converted industrial warehouse. It has a minimalist design, with sofas and plants placed sparingly around the warehouse layout. I always find spacious environments like this so incredibly relaxing!
Cahoot is located in Sant Antoni, one of Barcelona’s up-and-coming districts. A modern foodie scene has burgeoned around the large 19th-century Sant Antoni Market, and it’s now a hotspot for restaurants.
More recently, the neighbourhood has become a thriving coworking area, home to a cluster of spaces. It has quickly become the best area to stay in Barcelona for remote workers.
Roof skylights fill the inside of the warehouse at Cahoot with natural light. It’s a nice, laidback atmosphere, but you’ll still find all the professional facilities you need for the job at hand. Meeting pods, workshop spaces and quiet booths are blended subtly into the layout.
Cahoot has various usage options. As well as the standard memberships and day passes, there’s also a week pass for €80, and a half-day monthly flexible desk for €160.
Find more details on the Cahoot website.
4. Cloudworks Passeig de Gràcia
📍 Eixample · monthly fixed €360+ · monthly flex €260+ · day pass €25+ · flexible options
Cloudworks is one of Barcelona’s most established coworking brands, with spaces in 12 locations across the city. One thing many of them have in common is outdoor spaces with beautiful views.
The Passeig de Gràcia space has arguably the best of these views from a stunning interior terrace. You can hold meetings, have some quiet work time or just enjoy coffee breaks out here with views over the rooftops from the heart of the city. (Oh, and if you are a coffee connoisseur, you’ll love the freshly ground coffee.)
You couldn’t ask for a more central location. It’s right next to one of Barcelona’s most famous streets, and footsteps away from iconic Gaudí buildings. When you want to explore, the historic Gothic Quarter and lively El Born neighbourhood are a short walk away.
Inside the space, the design is tasteful and inspiring, having undergone refurbishment to bring out its Catalan vaulted features. It’s set across three integrated floors that together cover more than a thousand square metres.
Find more details and see the other Cloudworks spaces across the city on the Cloudworks website.
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📍 El Raval · monthly fixed €250 · monthly flex €190 · day pass €21 · flexible options
If modern is your vibe, then CoworkIdea will probably be up your street. This is one of Barcelona’s brightest and most colourful coworking spaces, with natural light streaming in from windows all around the building.
The Raval neighbourhood is where you will find Barcelona’s creative soul, full of street art and community centres. The coworking space is situated neatly between the university and Barcelona’s Centre of Contemporary Culture (CCCB), and so it is surrounded by inspiring young and imaginative people.
Although it is centrally located, CoworkIdea is extremely quiet. There is hardly any traffic noise outside as it is situted on a tree-lined square, away from the main roads.
The owners of the space place a high emphasis on collaboration, and are proud that more than half of the resident coworkers participate on projects. Social and active events are held regularly to help foster this atmosphere. There’s also a sizeable communal lounge, kitchen and recreational space where you can meet and exchange ideas.
A Flex 5 plan is available for €105, giving you access for either five hours per day or 10 days across a month.
Find more details on the CoworkIdea website.
6. Coco Coffice
📍 Sant Antoni · 10 days €120 · week pass €70 · day pass €18 · hourly rate €3.50
2023 update: Coco Coffice has now permanently closed.
Although the working lifestyle in Barcelona is becoming increasingly flexible, it’s still difficult to find coworking spaces where you can rent desks by the hour. Coco Coffice in Sant Antoni offers this at the incredible rate of €3.50 per hour, which even includes coffee and snacks.
Coco Coffice has the feel of a cosy, laidback café rather than a formal workspace. There’s a friendly communal vibe, with desks set out in an all-in-one open plan area with a kitchen.
Unlike other coworking spaces in Barcelona, Coco Coffice has been created entirely with travellers and digital nomads in mind. You can’t buy monthly memberships; the space is accessible by the hour, day, week, or 10 days, or you can buy 10-hour or 30-hour passes in bulk.
This setup works great for anybody visiting Barcelona on workation, which is how we tend to do it these days. You can just drop in for an hour or two between sightseeing to get some work done.
7. Makers of Barcelona (MOB) Bailén
📍 Eixample · monthly fixed €220 · monthly flex €160 · day pass €20 · flexible options
We end our selection with one of Barcelona’s first coworking spaces, which is still one of the best. Makers of Barcelona Bailén is an active coworking space that is all about community and collaboration.
A 200-year-old building that was once a textile factory has been transformed into a bright, airy space with a modern feel, while retaining some original features. Large interior glass walls emphasise the generous space, and a mixture of wooden furniture and sparsely arranged plants brings a natural feel.
A large, open-plan desk space is complemented by a coworkers’ café, an exhibition gallery, event spaces, private booths, and FabCafe, a maker lab space with 3D printing. It’s a delightful maze and a hive of activity, perfect for remote workers who thrive on the energy of others.
Events are part of the space’s DNA, many of them gravitating around food and drink – breakfasts, lunch sessions, beers in the neighbourhood – you get the picture. There are also regular talks and yoga sessions.
Find more details on the Makers of Barcelona website.
Coworking spaces in Barcelona: map
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