Surely, you know the advantages of coworking spaces and the range of amenities and services, such as high-speed internet, meeting rooms, and printing facilities, which can make remote work easier and more efficient.
Our list is mainly focused on community-focused coworking spaces. Although many coworking spaces claim that they provide a warm welcome into the existing community, I know by heart that this doesn't apply to many of them (I founded a coworking space in Vietnam and I am living in the coworking world since 2015).
Many hotels offer "coworking" and provide nothing different than a tiny dark business center. Cafés often promise they offer "coworking" but in fact, they are cafés and not designed for focused workspace.
I think a good coworking space has an existing and growing community, where strangers become friends quickly.
Another factor is that coworking spaces are often located in prime locations, which can provide opportunities to explore new cities and cultures more easily. Overall, visiting coworking spaces while traveling and working remotely can help you to be more productive, and feel more connected to others. Both aspects influence your mental state in the long term.
So let's which coworking spaces are our favorites.
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#1 🇮🇩 Outpost in Bali
The beautiful Outpost coworking space in Bali is a shining example of what a coworking space should be. It is welcoming, inclusive, and collaborative, with a focus on wellness and sustainability. Members often describe feeling a strong sense of belonging and connection, and many credits the community for their personal and professional growth.
The space has implemented several sustainability initiatives, including a zero-waste program and a plastic-free policy. Members are also encouraged to participate in local community projects and give back to the environment and the community.
Outpost Coworking space in Bali has three locations: one in Ubud, one in Canggu, and one in Bali's capital city, Denpasar.
The airport of Denpasar, called Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) is one of the busiest airports in Indonesia and serves many international airlines. You can find direct flights to the most important Asian cities and to several Australian destinations. From there, it is recommended to take a taxi or hire a private car to reach Outpost coworking space.
One of the unique aspects of the community at Outpost is the focus on wellness and personal growth. The space offers yoga and meditation classes, as well as wellness programs and coaching sessions.
You will be encouraged to take care of your physical and mental health, and the space is designed to promote relaxation and mindfulness.
Monthly membership: €176
#2 🇻🇳 Hub Hoi An in Hoi An
Finally, the Hub Hoi An is back! With a Re-opening in February 2023, we are happy to announce that one of our favorite coworking spaces is operating again after nearly two years of rebuilding the space. Hub Hoi An is a popular spot for digital nomads traveling throughout Asia and since its opening a great community has been established.
Hub Hoi An is located in the beautiful small town of Hoi An, which is known for its tailor-made clothes and beach vibes. The space is nestled in rice patties and a relaxed spot with scenic views and chilled vibes.
The closest airport is Danang Airport (DAD), located 40 km from Hoi An. Da Nang is the main hub for central Vietnam so you will find direct flight connections from and to other Asian cities such as Bangkok, Taipei, Singapore, or Kuala Lumpur. From Da Nang Airport you can travel to Hoi An best by Taxi or private transfer. One-way transfer by taxi is between €15 to €23 and has to be negotiated.
Hoi An has become a popular destination for digital nomads due to its charming old town, affordable living costs, and vibrant community of expats and locals.
The community of digital nomads in Hoi An is diverse, and Hub Hoi An coworking space provides a popular gathering spot for digital nomads in the area. The community at Hub Hoi An is supportive and welcoming, making it easy for new members to connect with like-minded individuals and find resources to help them thrive in their nomadic lifestyle.
Here strangers become friends or even family while being abroad.
- Monthly pass: €154
- Weekly pass: €50
#3 🇰🇭 Workspace 1 in Phnom Penh
The cool and artsy Workspace1 is a popular choice among digital nomads as the design is high-end innovative and sustainable and incorporates recycled and eco-friendly materials. However, what makes Workspace 1 truly unique is its commitment to social and environmental responsibility, which includes initiatives to support local communities and reduce waste.
Workspace 1 is located in the Chroy Changvar area of Phnom Penh close to the riverside.
The major airport is Phnom Penh International Airport (PNH). The distance from Phnom Penh airport to the city center is about 10km and takes approximately 45 minutes. Transfer by tuk-tuk costs between 5-10 Euros or between 7-12 Euros by taxi.
It is easy to take a plane and visit neighboring countries such as Thailand, Vietnam, or Laos. Once immigration laws ease up again after being tightened due to Covid, it is possible to cross borders to Vietnam and Lao by boat, or bus.
Scooter/Bicycle rental: Once you reach Cambodia, it is likely that you will travel around Phnom Penh by scooter or bicycle, which is also a good option for getting to the workspace and around town.
Workspace1 is dedicated to creating a supportive and inclusive community for its members, helping them to grow both personally and professionally. They offer mentorship programs for entrepreneurs and startups, and partner with local organizations to support social and environmental initiatives.
Additionally, the space fosters a sense of community through its common areas and events, which help people get to know each other in a friendly and informal environment.
Monthly membership: €65
#4 🇲🇦 Sundesk in Taghazout
Our next favorite coworking space is Sundesk Coworking, a popular coworking space located in the beautiful surfing village of Taghazout, Morocco. It was founded in 2011 by two British entrepreneurs who fell in love with the town's laid-back lifestyle and natural beauty.
Since then, Sundesk Coworking has become a hub for remote workers, digital nomads, and entrepreneurs seeking a work-life balance in an inspiring and relaxed environment.
Sundesk Coworking is committed to sustainable and eco-friendly practices, including using recycled materials, reducing waste, and supporting local businesses. The space is also powered by renewable energy, making it a great choice for those who value environmental sustainability.
Besides the professional and modern infrastructure of the coworking space, you can also check out their coliving options.
The Sundesk Coworking space is located just a few minutes walk from Taghazout's famous surf spots, providing a perfect balance of work and play. The town is also conveniently located near the vibrant city of Agadir, making it easily accessible by plane, train, or car. Taghazout is quite walkable as it is a small village.
The nearest airport to Taghazout is the Agadir-Al Massira Airport (AGA), located approximately 45 minutes away by car. Several airlines offer direct flights to Agadir from major cities in Europe and North Africa. From the airport, you can
There are several bus companies that offer daily services to Taghazout from major cities in Morocco, including Marrakech, Essaouira, and Agadir. The journey time varies depending on your starting location, but it typically takes between 2-4 hours.
You can also take a taxi from the airport or major cities in Morocco to Taghazout. Negotiate the fare beforehand as taxis in Morocco do not have meters, and prices can vary depending on the distance and time of day.
Sundesk Coworking has built a strong community of digital nomads who share a passion for travel, work, and creativity.
The coworking space hosts regular events and activities, including yoga classes, networking events, and group outings, to foster collaboration and build connections among its members.
It will be difficult leaving the coworking spaces without having a handful of new friends.
#5 🇭🇺 Kaptár in Budapest
Kaptár in Budapest is another must-go-to coworking space on our list, as it offers a unique and inspiring coworking experience. Its strong sense of community, unique design, and range of amenities make it a popular choice for those looking for a productive and inspiring workspace.
Kaptár is located in the heart of Budapest, in the trendy 7th district. It is easily accessible by public transport
The international airport in Budapest is well connected with direct flights from South Korea, Iceland, or the United States, and of course, everything in between. You can reach Budapest from every European capital, and many low-cost carriers, for example, Wizz Air, Ryanair, or Eurowings provide service to Budapest. After arrival at Budapest Airport, you can take Fötaxi for about €30 to the city center.
You can also take the airport bus for 900 Forint, and purchase the ticket online, by using the BudapestGo!-app, available for iOS and Android. Alternatively, you can use Bolt (similar to Uber) to get to the city center.
Hungary is part of Eurail, a European railway network that allows travelers to easily cross European countries by train. Good to know: Berlin - Budapest: 11-13 hours, Vienna - Budapest: 2.5 hours, or Warsaw - Budapest: 10 hours. Night trains are available.
Similar to the well-organized railway network, Europe comes with a well-connected bus network, too. Find your connection on Rome2Rio or Busbud and get a first overview. An affordable and trusted bus company in Europe is Flixbus.
The Hungarian coworking space has a strong sense of community and actively fosters networking opportunities among its members. Regular events and meetups are organized, and there are several dedicated community spaces within the coworking area for members to connect collaborate, and build friendships abroad.
- Flexible Desk: €160 per month
- Dedicated Desk: €220 per month
#6 🇬🇷 Stone Soup in Athens
The next coworking space we love is Stone Soup, located in Athens. What makes this coworking space so special is its strong commitment to sustainability and eco-friendliness. We appreciate the space's focus on reducing its environmental footprint and also love its strong sense of actively fostering community and network opportunities.
Stone Soup is located in the vibrant and creative neighborhood of Exarcheia, in the heart of Athens. The neighborhood is popular for its alternative culture and vibrant street art scene, which provides a unique and inspiring backdrop for their work.
The city's airport, Athens International Airport (ATH) is located approximately 33 km east of the city center. The airport is a hub for several major airlines, and there are direct flights from many cities around the world.
Athens is connected to several major cities in Europe by rail, including Belgrade, Budapest, Sofia, and Istanbul. The main train station in Athens is Larissa Station, which is located in the eastern part of the city.
Athens has a large bus station, called KTEL, which serves many destinations in Greece and Europe. Check out Flixbus, which is a popular operator connecting most European cities.
From the moment you enter the space, you are greeted by a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The staff is friendly and helpful, and they make a point of introducing new members to the existing community. Members often describe feeling like they are part of a family or a tribe, rather than just a group of coworkers which makes this space one of our top-rated coworking spaces.
Monthly membership: €140
#7 🇩🇪 Betahaus in Berlin
Betahaus Berlin is a popular coworking space located in the vibrant Kreuzberg neighborhood in Berlin, Germany. Founded in 2009, Betahaus was one of the first coworking spaces to open in the city and has since become a real institution for digital nomads visiting Germany.
As the capital of Germany, this is an urban coworking space and is located in the colorful Kreuzberg district, a must-visit neighborhood of the city. You have multiple choices to get there, like metro, subway, bus, uber or just riding by bicycle.
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Depending on your starting point, you can enter Berlin by plane as the city has its Willy Brandt International Airport (BER). The airport is well connected with direct flights to most other bigger European cities.
Germany has a really good railway system that connects not only almost every metropolitan area with smaller towns and villages but also international destinations in neighboring countries. And although Germans tend to complain a lot about Deutsche Bahn (DB), the German railway company, compared to other parts of the world, trains are safe, clean, reliable, and well-maintained.
A cheaper option to travel across Germany is by taking the bus. You can find Flixbus in many German cities and towns connecting destinations from the very north of the country with places far south and even places in neighboring countries.
Betahaus Berlin Kreuzberg is known for its supportive and welcoming community, which makes it an ideal choice for newbies and a go-to coworking space for experienced coworkers.
The space is designed to foster collaboration and interaction among its members, and there are many opportunities for networking and socializing, including events, workshops, and meetups. Members of the community come from a diverse range of backgrounds and industries, creating a unique and stimulating environment for coworking.
Monthly membership: €105