20 Must-Visit Coworking And Coliving Spaces Around The World
Closely aligned with coworking, coliving offers community-style accommodation that’s especially popular with digital nomads. Check out these 20 coworking and coliving spaces around the world to inspire your next adventure.
Coliving is more than just accommodation — it also offers opportunities for networking, learning, and meeting new people while working and travelling abroad.
Digital nomad, Andy Stofferis shares his pick of 20 coliving and coworking spaces in beautiful locations around the world.
From the Mediterranean island of Malta, to Mexico City, to the cultural city of Sydney in Australia, here are some of the most beautiful coliving locations to inspire your next trip.
If you’re keen to work and travel around the world as a digital nomad, then you’ll probably be interested in reading more about 20 of the best coworking and coliving spaces in the world.
When it comes to digital nomadism, coliving has grown rapidly in popularity. Coliving is more than just a convenient way of organising accommodation and coworking facilities while travelling. It’s a trendy new sub-culture that creates opportunities for networking, learning and meeting new people while working and travelling abroad.
And of course, it’s also popular because these coliving spaces usually offer the opportunity to live in incredible locations, while providing fast internet, communal living areas, great facilities and interesting curated events and activities.
Coliving, which is essentially living with other people in a shared house or in apartments with some shared facilities, also offers an immersive travel and work experience that can spark business opportunities, jobs ideas, and friendships.
What is coliving?
Coliving is a flexible, community living arrangement. Coliving spaces are communal and are often located in some of the best and most scenic or culturally attractive places on the planet.
Accommodation options vary and can include luxury private rooms with communal facilities like lounges, kitchens, pools, saunas, and workspaces. For the savvy traveller, these coliving spaces can also be quite reasonably priced and for entrepreneurs and creatives they can be a great way to meet like-minded people.
Some coliving spaces offer private rooms, typically with all utilities included in the rates (which can be charged weekly or monthly), and you may either have shared bathrooms and kitchens or private ones. There are usually weekly cleaning services included as well as fast internet, laundry facilities, and security. Some even arrange networking events and outings.
Not all coliving spaces offer the same facilities, rates or experiences. That’s why we’ve curated a list of some of the best rated coliving spaces in the world, most of which have access to coworking spaces. These include coliving and coworking spaces in Mexico, Spain, Indonesia, Portugal, Italy, Australia, South Africa, Germany, Morocco, Greece and Norway.
The Top Coworking and Coliving Spaces in the World
1. Outpost (Ubud, Bali, Indonesia)
Outpost in Ubud is an exquisite coliving space that is a popular remote working destination. Outpost is located near to many cultural attractions and Balinese temples as well as the well-known Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, yoga studios and gyms.
For companies that are keen to build corporate culture, reward and engage employees through team building events, Outpost also arranges and designs personalised retreats to enhance collaboration.
Founded in 2015, Sun & Co offers a Mediterranean coworking and coliving experience that aims to enhance personal and professional growth. To date, over 800 guests with 47 different nationalities have stayed here with over 325 community events being organised.
In 2021, Sun & Co received the ‘best community and user experience’ award by Coliving Awards.
Sun & Co is therefore one of the best European coliving spaces which helps people to work remotely and connect with others while advancing their personal and professional goals.
Private and shared rooms
Spacious common areas: living room, chillout patio and foyer
Launched in 2020, Neighbourgood in South Africa offers several coworking and coliving venues across the ‘mother city’, Cape Town. They are situated in trendy and popular areas of the city: De Waterkant, Green Point, the City Bowl, and Woodstock. Each space offers flexible rental options and various communal facilities as well as private rooms which gives you the option of being as social or secluded as you like.
Neighbourgood aims to create an accepting and inclusive community of entrepreneurs, creatives and professionals who are open to sharing and networking.
Situated in the heart of San Francisco’s Mission District, 20Mission is an artistic coliving space offering 41 private rooms with shared communal spaces and bathrooms, close to Silicon Valley. They offer flexible weekly and monthly rentals and encourage collaboration, foster connectivity and networking, and value community.
The Collective offers two different coliving spaces in London, each of which includes serviced living spaces with fully furnished private rooms. Choose between private studios or en-suite rooms with communal spaces, and meet fellow entrepreneurs, digital nomads and travellers – letting you feel connected to the coliving community.
The iconic London locations include Canary Wharf and the Old Oak in West London – the former offering both long and short stay options.
Situated in the Guatemalan Highlands of the Sierra Madre mountains, Lake Atitlán is a crater lake that was formed by volcanic activity. It’s surrounded by Mayan villages, nature reserves and scenic trails. Selina Atitlan provides remote workers and digital nomads the chance to explore Guatemala while working and living in the country.
This coliving space has coworking facilities, a bar and restaurant, an outdoor pool, a movie room and a communal kitchen – in addition to on-site parking and various types of accommodation. That includes private and shared rooms (doubles, triples and family rooms), each with unique and traditional Guatemalan decor.
Close proximity nature reserves and cultural attractions
Masaya Coliving in Quito offers flexible housing and living options with private and shared dorm rooms and communal areas. This large colonial style house boasts a garden and chill area which is unusual to find in the centre of a busy city.
Location independent professionals in Spain will enjoy this Barcelonan coliving, which has been creatively designed by international artists. It boasts en-suite bedrooms, a communal kitchen and lounge, and outdoor chill areas and work areas. The venue cultivates a strong sense of community and curates regular social events to make guests feel welcomed.
Located above the small town of Volos, the Makrinitsa coliving space in Greece is a perfect Mediterranean workation destination and is fast becoming popular with digital nomads. As a Greek digital nomad visa is pending approval, this coliving space is particularly appealing to many remote independent workers.
Makrinitsa’s boutique, hotel-style coliving space is housed in a mansion close to the coast with a jacuzzi, cafe, wellness centre, restaurant, and a rooftop terrace with panoramic views. Stay in a private and shared room and explore nearby sites and adventure activities like hiking, mountaineering, biking, canyoning, skiing, and snowboarding.
Located on the outskirts of Germany’s capital city, Berlin, Coconat is an outdoor lover’s paradise offering a wide range of activities and complete with an orchid, forest, campsite, library, sauna, pub and coworking hub.
The underlying values of Coconat include being focused on creating a positive impact on the world through sustainable tourism based on workation, coworking and coliving.
Glamping, camping and private rooms
Close proximity to the thermal baths in Bad Belzig
Located in Serbia’s northern region, Mokrin House is a modern coliving space that’s close to nature areas and in a vast rural setting. It’s a great place to relax and meet other freelancers or nomads, offering daily meals, workspaces and ensuite bedrooms. Enjoy the regular movie nights and other events as well as the eco pool and onsite gym.
This coworking space is particularly suited to creatives as there are onsite workshops. The Scandinavian-style decor and expansive rooms, as well as in-house chefs and modern coworking stations, and a choice of communal or private rooms, lets you enjoy the tranquillity of this place in style.
Singapore is a notoriously expensive destination to live in, so coliving spaces like Lyf Funan help to make it more affordable to relocate for a few months, and suits a range of budgets. Located in the central business district, it offers modern coliving apartments with fast internet, a friendly community and it arranges regular networking events.
Lyf Funan’s coliving spaces have a communal kitchen, a social gym, and various other convenient services.
UKO Newtown is located in a cultural and foodie paradise in Sydney, Australia, that’s close to live music venues, galleries and shops as well as indie bookstores, coffee shops and cafes.
Choose between urban, retro or courtyard studio apartments that come with private en-suite bathrooms and kitchenettes. You’ll also have access to laundry facilities, community events, fast internet and community spaces that include a shared kitchen, free tea and coffee and shared bike storage.
17. Karma Surf Retreat (Figueira do Guincho, Portugal)
Live in a luxury villa with views over the sea and nearby hills at the Karma Surf Retreat’s Guincho Bay Villa in Figueira do Guincho, Portugal. This small and intimate coliving space can accommodate up to 14 guests and has 5 bedrooms plus an apartment as well as various common areas.
The villa has a pool, sauna, jacuzzi, a yoga and meditation deck, and a coworking space. Visitors benefit from many additional services like fast internet, cleaning, and breakfast plus optional meals.
Karma Surf Retreat is particularly popular among surfing enthusiasts and anyone who wants to learn how to surf, as they have their own in-house instructors. And if you’re also keen on outdoor adventure, their in-house guides can take you mountain biking, sightseeing, hiking, or climbing.
Nest Copenhagen is located in the heart of the city, close to the central station which makes it a convenient base from which to explore the city and network with other entrepreneurs, locals and travellers.
Comprising four apartments which are next to each other, each with several residents and shared spaces, there is space for 21 residents, each of whom is profiled on Nest’s website.
This compact, cosy and engaging coliving space fosters collaboration and networking. Every second Sunday of the month all residents eat together to share and learn from their different experiences – and each week you’ll dine communally with your roommates.
Dojo Bali is a coworking and coliving space that has created a real community of entrepreneurs and digital workers from around the world. It aims to be a home away from home and to inspire positive social and environmental change, as well as a community of passionate and purpose-driven individuals.
Dojo hosts exciting and inspiring events and networking sessions, and is located close to the famous Echo Beach which is a well-known surf spot. The house has a lush tropical garden, a pool, fast internet, air conditioning, conference rooms, a coworking space, a cafe and a range of accommodation options to suit different budgets.
Conference room facilities
Surfing and yoga lessons available
Private ensuite bathrooms
Close proximity to cafes, a grocery store, a gym, yoga studio, shops, and bars
U-Co offers a range of coliving and coworking spaces across Mexico – from Guadalajara, Tequila Oaxaca de Juarez and Mexico City. Their shared housing options give travellers and digital nomads a soft landing in a new city, where everything is provided and where you can feel at home. Choose between private or shared rooms and enjoy all the facilities you need to live comfortably.
Coliving is a new way of travelling the world while working and meeting new people and making new connections. It lets you create immersive experiences while living with a group of people from diverse backgrounds and lets you connect and network with fellow entrepreneurs, creatives and digital nomads.
While coliving is an attractive new concept, not all coliving spaces offer the same services or facilities. It’s a good idea to look at reviews and photos from other travellers to get a good sense of what to expect before making a booking.
And with the growth in popularity of coliving spaces around the globe, it can be overwhelming to choose which one to travel to. Some of the services and facilities to consider, when deciding where to stay, are whether they offer shared or private rooms and bathrooms, whether all utilities are included, and whether there are shared and communal areas.
Also consider whether the hosts curate networking and skillsharing events and actively foster community-building – this may be particularly important if you want to meet new people and expand your business. Also consider whether the space has laundry facilities and cleaning services, and whether there’s access to parking and security.
It’s also relevant to check the payment terms and see if there’s a flexible payment structure – some offer weekly amounts while others offer monthly rentals, and some may request a deposit.
I run a blog about digital nomadism and remote work. I believe digital nomads are the future of remote work. I've been travelling over different parts of the world over the past 6 years while running a full remote digital marketing agency - Sendabee. I'm interested in cultural differences and in the local mentality of each destination I live in. I enjoy hiking in nature and discovering hidden gems all over the world.