10 coworking spaces you should know about in Lisbon
isbon is brimming with shared places to work, which is hardly surprising given the amount of tech and creative talent that has flocked to its startup scene.
From a space made out of a shipping container to large attic spaces where an entrepreneur or two can collaborate, it’s safe to say there are a variety of coworking spaces to choose from in the Portuguese capital.
Whether you’re a digital nomad, small company or larger enterprise, Lisbon has a range of spaces to cater to all needs. We’ve put together a list of the top coworking spots from Startup Guide Lisbon to help you pick which one suits you best.
1- Village Underground Lisboa
📍Rua Primeiro de Maio 101, 1300-472 Lisboa
Village Underground Lisboa is a coworking community with a difference. Its structure consists of two multi-colored buses perched on top of fourteen shipping containers, which have been recycled into office spaces, a restaurant and a meeting room.
📍Avenida Casal Ribeiro 28, 1000-092 Lisboa
Previously a stamp collector’s haven, the CTT postal services office in central Lisbon has had a new lease of life. After years of semi-abandonment, Beta-i, a support organization for Lisbon startups, is gradually renovating the building to produce a bright, young, DIY space for budding businesses to work.
📍Rua Rodrigues Faria 103, 1300-501 Lisboa
Located in LX Factory, a former industrial complex, Coworklisboa couldn’t be in a trendier location. Founded by Fernando Mendes in 2010, this coworking space is designed with freelancers, nomads and businesses in mind. With desks for teams, by-the-hour meeting rooms, and a cafe with a view, Coworklisboa is committed to providing services to accommodate the huge range of entrepreneurs flooding into Portugal’s capital.
4- Startup Campus
📍Rua Rodrigo da Fonseca 11, 1250-189 Lisboa
A bright white space with laminate floors and the odd brightly-colored chair, Startup Campus is an affordable, functional space that helps make entrepreneurial dreams a reality. Offering flexible desks and larger office spaces, Startup Campus provides weekly events such as breakfasts for entrepreneurs, founders’ lunches, practice demo nights and rooftop socials.
5- Mouraria Creative Hub
📍Rua dos Lagares 23, 1100-022 Lisboa
Once a site for a public bath, Mouraria Creative Hub is steeped in artistic history. The innovation center is now home to a range of creative industry workers, from chefs to designers. Since opening in 2015, Mouraria Creative Hub calls on people to apply to incubate their businesses, using the working space as well as its mentors and training services.
6- The Surf Office
📍Rua Maria Andrade 8A, 1200-275 Lisboa
Hidden behind a door with no sign lies The Surf Office. Despite its central location, this relaxed work and living space is easy to overlook. Based on the stay-work-play concept established by the Slovakian web designer Peter Fabor, The Surf Office is an elegant apartment of two offices, a meeting room and kitchen, and twelve bedrooms. If your application is accepted you can use this as a base to work, sleep and even hit the surf.
7- Startup Lisboa
📍Rua da Prata 80, 1100-420 Lisboa
Adorned with blackboard walls and an AstroTurf carpet, Startup Lisboa is a municipal project with a difference. The venture includes a six-story building of variously sized offices, a shared kitchen, lounge and an eating space. It also has a second building for bigger startups, a residence for entrepreneurs with fourteen bedrooms to rent nearby (CASA Startup Lisboa) and a commercial business center at Lisbon airport.
8- Liberdade 229
📍Avenida da Liberdade 229, 1250-142 Lisboa
Located in a beautifully preserved former apartment, Liberdade 229 provides a homely environment to visionaries of all kinds. Artwork from the previous chief tenant, Leo Xavier, adorns the walls, including red, topographical maps of Lisbon and an eight-pronged chandelier. The space is equipped with seven workrooms, a well-equipped kitchen and a meeting room with table tennis and television – handy for weekly winter movie sessions.
9- Lisbon Innovation Kluster
📍 Rua Braamcamp 88, 1250-052 Lisboa
Founded by startup consultancy META ICG, Lisbon Innovation Kluster provides facilities for budding tech businesses to develop their products and IoT solutions. From the picture of Albert Einstein on the meeting room wall to the superhero's corridor featuring images of Mr Spock and Yoda, LIINK’s office certainly has an eclectic mix of occupants.
10- Lisbon WorkHub
📍 Rua Amorim 2, 1950-022 Lisboa
The rich history and rustic charm of Lisbon WorkHub has attracted entrepreneurs seeking something different. Previously owned by winemakers, Lisbon WorkHub contains small offices, a well-ventilated attic for coworking and a large events room to host everything from yoga classes to filming.
All photos: Startup Guide
*This article was originally published on October 17, 2018 and updated on December 1, 2018 and February 15, 2021.