Barcelona's top spaces to work and study: calling all digital nomads and students
The recent evolution of technology and the effect of the pandemic on work and study has led to soaring numbers of digital nomads and remote students. The lifestyle, sunshine and stunning architecture make Barcelona an ideal setting to work or study from. Coworking spaces are now popping up across the city, accommodating all kinds of needs and budgets.
Just around the corner from Speakeasy, digital nomads and students will enjoy this free coworking space. Imagin Café’s location and the fact it’s free make is incredibly popular. It is well suited to those who are only planning to be in Barcelona for a short amount of time, as well as those who are only looking for a space to work from time-to-time. Open from 9am to 9pm, this coworking space fills up early, so later in the day it might be difficult to find a space to work. The venue has everything you’d expect to find at a coworking space plus more: a café, event, lab and gaming spaces and a busy calendar of events including workshops, talks and exhibitions.
Betahaus is a flexible coworking space catering to remote workers and companies. It is open 24/7 and provides workers with a variety of spaces, outdoor terraces, coffee stations on each floor, and a variety of plans ranging from day passes and hourly passes to fixed desks and offices. The coworking space is made up of five floors and is based in the trendy Gracia neighborhood. Betahaus has locations in six European cities, which makes it popular amongst international remote workers and attracts tech and creative types.
WeWork has over 800 locations worldwide, with 6 of them in Barcelona. Our favorite is the coworking space at Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes. It is situated in a lively area of Poble nou, focused on technology and innovation. The modern nine-floor building is close to a wide selection of dining options, bars and clubs, and most importantly, the beach is just a short distance away.
Another one of our favorite coworking spaces in Poble nou is Aticco Med. Aticco has coworking spaces in both Madrid and Barcelona, with six different locations in Barcelona. The Aticco Med location boasts incredible sea views and a rooftop pool! When you aren’t taking a break by the pool and are finished with work, they offer a weekly schedule of events, after work trainings and free talks that will help you grow professionally and expand your network.
In Sant Antoni, Coco Coffice is a hybrid between a coworking and a café. Workers can escape the crowds of coffee shops while still feeling like they are in a café. Coco Coffice creates a coworking space that doesn’t come with the organized networking events that many coworking spaces offer and allows workers to work more independently. Workers don’t need to commit to fixed desks, you pay per hour with flexible plans.
La Vaca coworking
La Vaca is a former dairy shop from the 50s in Poble Sec that was transformed into a creative coworking space. They organize weekly events for the community such as workshops, networking events, yoga, beach volley, lunches, and afterworks. The plans are flexible with day passes, monthly plans, half-day plans, and fixed desks. And most importantly, they offer a free trial day for all new workers and a 10% discount for students.