The freedom to work outside a traditional office environment is a luxury, but working from home can be isolating, even in this city. The popularity of coworking in Barcelona has led to a plethora of spaces opening up across the city. With so many options, freelancers and others looking for a bit of social interaction, plus all of the amenities of an office, can choose a space that reflects their personality and professional needs.
For the Stylish Start-Up
With three locations in Barcelona at Placa Catalunya, Marina Port Vell and Catedral, OneCoWork offers a variety of working spaces and rates. Each location has its own personality, with Port Vell offering beautiful views of the sea, Placa Catalunya a rooftop terrace, and Catedral a wide and open floor plan. The stylishly decorated spaces have many seating options, including flex desks, personal offices, booths for private calls, and meeting rooms. OneCoWork also has fresh food available for purchase to help keep you on-task, without compromising healthy eating.
Address: Carrer de l’Escar, 26; A/ de la Catedral, 6, 8; Carrer d’Estruc, 9
Rates start at 70 euros for once per week to 360 euros for a private office.
For the Fitness Fan
Boasting six locations in Barcelona, Aticco is a one-stop shop for professional and personal needs. Aticco coworking locations offer a free gym, daily food service, free weekly yoga and pilates classes, and happy hours for its members. Their spacious terraces with amazing city and mountain views are available to rent for events or for members to simply enjoy as outdoor workspace, making Attico especially attractive given the near year-round sunny weather in Barcelona.
Address: Av. de Josep Tarradellas, 123; Provença 339; Ronda Sant Pere, 52; Pallars 108; Passeig de Garcia Faria, 49; Rambla Marina, 456
Rates vary by location
For the Prolific Artist
Located in Eixample, Transforma supports all types of businesses and entrepreneurs, but has a special focus on artmakers. Crafters receive heavily discounted memberships and there are events dedicated to highlight the art created here. Transforma aims to have a comfortable space where productivity is heightened, with the usual workspace of hot and fixed desks, along with ping pong tables for de-stressing. The real hidden gem, though, is Vivant, the bar area adjoining the coworking space, where members get discounts on fresh, Mediterranean-inspired cuisine perfect for a working lunch or client meeting.
Address: Consell de Cent, 394
Hours: 9:00 to 21:00, Monday through Friday.
Rates start at 50 euros for part-time crafters and 100 euros for non-crafters.
For the Productive Minimalist
The light and open space at Sowo lends to the type of good vibes that make work feel, well, less like work. Located in the heart of Barcelona, Sowo modeled their space to be inviting and inspiring with bright open spaces and simple office furniture for serious work. The amenities needed to get work done, though, are not forgotten. Internet, photocopies, water/coffee, meeting rooms, and mail delivery services are all available (depending upon the type of membership).
Address: c/Consell de Cent, 413, Planta 4
Rates start at 70 euros for a hot desk and go up to 265 euros for a fixed desk.
For the Constant Gardener
Gardens need someone tending to them to grow and Garden Coworking believes that people need each other to grow. By sharing this open space in the Garcia district, members are encouraged to share their ideas and collaborate. The open office even has a DIY atelier area for those looking to express their creativity. Workshops on everything from photography to painting and gastronomy are available.
Address: c/Planeta, 12
Hours: Half-day, full-day, or 24/7 access, depending upon the type of membership
Rates start at 80 euros and go up to 285 euros for extra-large shared desks for two people.
For the Up-and-Coming Professional
Just blocks from La Sagrada Familia, Felisa CoWork, offers a small, but charming, space for professionals who want to work on both business and personal growth. What it lacks in size, it more than makes up in professional support through coaching, mentorship, and advice on legal and accounting matters. Packages include individualized coaching, bimonthly massages, fruit, organic breakfasts, and the usual coffee and tea options. Felisa also offers coaching and development to its members on an as-needed basis.
Address: c/Rosselló, 295
Hours: Full-day or 24/7 access, depending upon the type of membership
Rates begin at 85 euros for a weekly pass, up to 310 euros for a premium package.
For the Urban Vaquero
Located in Poble Sec (near Carrer de Blai, hello pintxos!), La Vaca Coworking is a former dairy shop turned coworking space. La Vaca prides itself on being a space that adapts to what its coworkers (or vaqueros as they are called here) need, whether that be work or play. With a self-service cafeteria, free coffee, and a basement with pool tables, ping pong and gaming consoles, La Vaca strives to create an environment to get creative juices flowing.
Address: Carrer de la Creu dels Molers, 19
Hours: 9:00 – 20:00 Monday through Friday
Rates Nomad passes are 15 euros; part-time flex starts at 90 euros; full-time flex is 165 euros; residents pay 215 euros.