Looking for somewhere to work outside of your home and meet other professionals in your field? In Barcelona, you can find a range of great co-working spaces that range from casual pay-per-hour spaces to full-blown monthly membership packages. Here are 15 of the best places to set up an office for the day in the Catalan capital.
Talent Garden Barcelona
Part of an international network of co-working spaces dedicated to digital technology, Talent Garden Barcelona welcomes companies, entrepreneurs and freelancers who work in the digital field. The space can host 35 ‘taggers’, as they like to call themselves, resulting in a close-knit network of professionals who work in areas such as graphic design, web developers and online marketers.
Talent Garden Barcelona, Carrer de Muntaner, 239, Barcelona, Spain, +34 636 78 15 71
Housed in a typical Eixample townhouse with its high ceilings and tall windows, Meet BCN is a stylish, modern co-working space that offers top-of-the-range facilities. This place is great for those looking for a medium to long-term place to work and the chance to get to know their co-workers, but they also offer daily and weekly passes.
Meet BCN, Rambla de Catalunya 125, 3º 2ª, Barcelona, Spain, +34 931 76 30 76
Located in the trendy Gràcia neighbourhood, Betahaus is a fresh-faced co-working space with a lively atmosphere and friendly vibe. They attract a hip crowd of creative types and regularly host events on everything from 3D printing to street food. The application process to become a member involves being interviewed by fellow co-workers to make sure you will fit in with the family and feel right at home.
Betahaus, Carrer de Vilafranca, 7, Barcelona, Spain, +34 657 80 47 66
Valkiria Hub Space
Located in the up-and-coming Poblenou neighbourhood, Valkiria Hub Space is a co-working and event space that really harnesses the creative spirit of the area. More than just a co-working space, Valkiria offers meeting rooms and event spaces and hosts regular workshops, conferences and other activities for both members and non-members.
Valkiria Hub Space, Carrer de Pujades, 126, Barcelona, Spain, +34 933 09 50 47
If you’re a fan of open-plan workspaces, then the CREC in Poble Sec is worth checking out. A converted warehouse, it boasts a 500-square-metre (5,382-square-foot) open area including desk space, chill-out areas and a number of private rooms that can be hired: a photo studio, event space, meeting rooms, therapy room and more. And if you own a pet, then you’ll be pleased to hear that CREC is animal-friendly so that you can take your furry friend with you.
CREC, Carrer de Blesa, 27, Barcelona, Spain, +34 931 16 55 85
Meaning ‘little by little’ in Catalan, Apocapoc is an eco-friendly co-working space located in the heart of El Born. Wherever possible, the space uses reused materials to create furniture and prides itself on its sustainable practices. For those who like a good lunch, Apocapoc regularly has a chef cook healthy, vegetarian dishes that are available for both members and non-members to buy.
Apocapoc, Passatge de l’Hort dels Velluters, 5, Barcelona, Spain, +34 618 06 32 93
If you think that a healthy work environment is about more than just a good coffee machine, then Felisa CoWork is the place for you. Offering fresh juices, massages and personal coaching sessions to its members, they believe that well-being and personal improvement are the keys to professional success.
Felisa CoWork, Carrer del Rosselló, 295, Bajos, Barcelona, Spain, +34 935 39 05 88
MOB Makers of Barcelona
As its name suggests, MOB is a co-working space where ‘making’ is key: they offer access to some of the latest making technologies, such as 3D printers and laser cutters, as well as a community of like-minded professionals with whom to develop new ideas. One of the best things about MOB is the range of flexible packages they offer, from a full premium membership to day passes and multi-access packages.
MOB, Carrer de Bailèn, 11, 08010 Barcelona, Spain, +34 936 67 41 65
If you’re a fan of art, or a budding artist looking for a community of fellow artists and art professionals to help support, then you should check out Cor23. Both an art gallery and co-working space, they offer a range of different membership packages ranging from a single day to a premium monthly membership. They offer advice and support for growing your business and attract a cosmopolitan crowd of young entrepreneurs looking to develop their ideas.
Cor23, Carrer d’En Cortines, 23, Barcelona, Spain, +34 615 32 75 15
Depot Lab is a fun, young co-working space that offers desk space, meeting rooms and private office space at a range of attractive prices. Their motto is ‘working independently together’, combining the best of both worlds: working in your own time and space but with the advantage of having a network of collaborators around you to learn from and generate new ideas together.
Depot Lab, Carrer del Bruc, 149, Barcelona, Spain, +34 655 17 39 25
This bright, spacious co-working space is located in the 1000-square-metre (10,764-square-foot) penthouse of a period building in El Born, offering plenty of room and light for your blue-sky thinking, while the modern facilities combine style and functionality. One of the best features of Aticco Coworking is the 360-degree terrace with views over the whole of Barcelona. In addition to the co-working facilities, Aticco also offers a range of additional services such as accounting, online marketing and even a catering service.
Aticco, Ronda Sant Pere 52, Ático, Barcelona, Spain, +34 688 92 68 29
This minimalist co-working space is located in the heart of El Raval and offers affordable, easy-to-access space for freelancers and creative types. If you’re looking for a no-fuss, no-thrills place to work from and meet other workers from your community, then RavalCo is a good option. Their current members include architects, translators and software engineers, while the one-day pass means there are always new faces around too.
RavalCo, Carrer de Sant Vicenç, 21, 08001 Barcelona, Spain, +34 646 06 84 50
Half way between your favourite coffee house and an office, Coco Coffice is the perfect solution for anyone who’s fed-up with having to work from a café but doesn’t want the commitment and formality of a co-working space. The concept is simple: simply give your name at reception upon arrival, and when you leave, you pay for the number of hours you’ve stayed. For those who want more stability, day, week and monthly passes are available too.
Coco Coffice, Carrer de Manso, 17, Barcelona, Spain, +34 931 42 85 36
When Nook Architects were looking for a new studio, they decided the easiest solution would be to design their own. They converted a warehouse in the Poblenou district and decided to open a co-working space alongside their own offices: Zamness. The result is a designer work area that has a chill-out area, bar, showers and even secure bike spaces for those who like to cycle.
Zamness, Carrer de Zamora, 46, Barcelona, Spain, +34 661 80 71 37
Located just a few minutes walk from Plaça Catalunya and the University of Barcelona, Uni31 is a co-working space for entrepreneurs, startups and design, creativity and communication professionals. Located mere footsteps away from central Plaza Catalunya and its metro, not only are the 14 working spaces easily accessible but the bright co-working studio and meeting room are perfect for exchanging ideas and collaborating on new projects.
Uni31, Ronda de la Universitat 31, 3er 4a, Barcelona, Spain, +34 636 72 32 60