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10 Best Coworking Spaces in Porto, Portugal

Lisbon has a reputation as one of the best cities for digital nomads in Europe. But I think Portugal’s second city, Porto, is just as good. In some ways, it’s even better. That’s why I’ve compiled this comprehensive guide to 10 of the best coworking spaces in Porto.

I spent a month living near Porto last year and quickly fell in love with the place. Firstly, it’s quite a bit cheaper to live here than in Lisbon, in terms of accommodation, food, and entertainment. It’s close to the mountains and the sea – you really get the best of both worlds here – and I also love the slightly grungy underdog vibe of the city.

Overall, my experience of coworking in Porto, Portugal was overwhelmingly positive and I’m sure yours will be too. To help you find somewhere ideal to work from, here’s my pick of the best coworking spots in Porto. I hope it’s helpful.

Best Coworking Spaces in Porto, Portugal

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There might not be quite as many famous coworking spaces in Porto as in Lisbon, but there are still some excellent options to choose from.

When compiling this list of the most popular coworking spaces in Porto, I consulted a mixture of online reviews, recommendations from other digital nomad friends, and used my own personal experience. I’m confident that these are some of the very best workspaces in Porto.

1. Work Wise Co-Working & Offices (Bolhão)

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Work Wise Co-Working & Offices is a dynamic, modern coworking space in the Bolhão neighborhood. It’s a short distance from the famous Mercado do Bolhão, one of Porto’s largest and best markets, where you can buy a range of fresh produce and cooked food (ideal for lunch!).

The coworking space itself has an excellent range of amenities to suit a range of professional needs, with a blend of bright, spacious shared work areas, private offices, and state-of-the-art meeting rooms.

Its collaborative atmosphere is great for networking, and its sunny rooftop offers some epic views of Porto. Work Wise is also easy to reach via public transport and is only a short walk from Trindade metro station.

Address: R. de Sá da Bandeira 706, 4000-432 Porto, Portugal

Membership Options and Costs

Membership options start from €89 per month for unreserved coworking access. Private offices start from €600/month, and it costs €19 per hour to hire the high-tech meeting rooms.

Amenities at Work Wise Co-Working & Offices

  • Plenty of open-plan workspaces across two floors
  • High-speed dedicated internet
  • Solar panels for sustainable energy
  • Sunny rooftop terrace
  • Fully furnished private offices
  • Modern meeting rooms equipped with teleconferencing facilities
  • Virtual office services
  • Air conditioning
  • Personal lockers
  • Kitchen facilities with free coffee/tea, fridge, and microwave
  • Copying, printing, and scanning facilities
  • Ergonomic office chairs and standing desks

Pros of Work Wise Co-Working & Offices

  • Modern, comfortable, and high-tech facilities
  • Variety of different workspaces to suit different preferences
  • Regular community events and workshops
  • Easy to access via public transport
  • Amazing rooftop
  • Luxurious bathrooms
  • Great for networking

Cons of Work Wise Co-Working & Offices

  • Can get busy and crowded at peak times
  • Parking can be challenging given the central location

2. Synergy Coworking (Bonfim)

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Synergy Coworking is a vibrant coworking space in Bonfim, a neighborhood known for its traditional charm and dynamic growth that’s often described as one of the “coolest neighborhoods in the world“.

The space aims to connect innovative and creative professionals from various sectors. One of its core principles is to build community and foster cross-pollination of ideas and knowledge between its members.

The coworking space is easily accessible, with several nearby bus stops and metro stations. It’s also one of the few Porto coworking spaces on this list with a good amount of free parking, due to its location a bit further out from the city center.

Address: Av. de Fernão de Magalhães 613, 4350-154 Porto, Portugal

Membership Options and Costs

You can get a day pass for €10. Monthly unlimited coworking costs €160 per month, or it’s €61.50 for a week.

They also offer a flexible part-time monthly membership for €92, which grants you access 2 days per week from 9 am to 7 pm (booked in advance).

Amenities at Synergy Coworking

  • Fast WiFi (1 Gbps)
  • Monitors for rent
  • Meeting rooms
  • Video recording studio
  • Printers and scanners
  • Bike parking
  • Garden
  • Air conditioning
  • Games area
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Free coffee and water
  • €5 daily networking lunch for members

Pros of Synergy Coworking

  • Located in the culturally rich and growing area of Bonfim
  • Good range amenities
  • 24/7 access
  • Excellent community spirit and collaborative vibe
  • Regular events and community-building activities
  • A bit quieter than some of the more centrally-located coworking spaces
  • Paid and free parking nearby
  • Day passes available

Cons of Synergy Coworking

  • Further out from the center of Porto than many other places on this list
  • Not as many different options for food and entertainment nearby
  • Some indoor areas lack natural light

3. WOW – Coworking Porto (Bairro do Amial)

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WOW – Coworking Porto, part of the WOW (Work on Wood) initiative by FINSA, is a versatile and dynamic coworking space. It’s been well-designed to provide for the diverse needs of its community of freelancers, startups, entrepreneurs, programmers, and artists.

The space is known for promoting collaboration and co-creation, making it an inspiring environment to work in. Its location north of the city center, free parking, and high-speed internet make this a convenient and practical place to work, especially if you prefer to commute by car.

WOW – Coworking Porto has a good range of facilities and amenities for your comfort and convenience, including high-quality chairs and furniture, free coffee and filtered water, a lounge area with a ping-pong table, and an attractive garden.

Address: Estr. da Circunvalação 9543, 4250-148 Porto, Portugal

Membership Options and Costs

WOW offers a range of different membership options. The cheapest monthly hotdesking package costs €65 per month. If you upgrade to the €85/month option you get an ergonomic office chair and a private locker.

Fixed desk membership starts from €130 per month. You can also get a private studio/office for €380 or €505 per month, depending on the size required.

Amenities at WOW – Coworking Porto

  • Free parking available
  • High-speed WiFi
  • Ping Pong table and other recreational facilities
  • Lockers for personal storage
  • Conference rooms
  • Comfortable lounge area
  • Well-maintained garden for relaxation
  • Kitchen facilities
  • Free coffee and water
  • On-site restaurant
  • Daily cleaning services
  • Mail service

Pros of WOW – Coworking Porto

  • Convenient location with easy accessibility
  • Ample parking nearby (unlike most other spaces on this list)
  • Large and well-designed space
  • Excellent range of facilities and amenities
  • Diverse community
  • Lots of opportunities for networking and collaboration
  • Recreational facilities
  • Relatively affordable
  • 24/7 access

Cons of WOW – Coworking Porto

  • Further out from the center of Porto
  • Not as many food and drink options nearby (although there is an on-site restaurant)

4. Porto i/o Riverside (Ribeira)

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Porto i/o Riverside is a popular coworking space located in a 16th-century penthouse in Porto’s historic Ribeira district, offering panoramic views of the old town, the river, and Porto’s famous bridges.

It’s one of the coolest coworking spots in Porto and attracts a diverse range of freelancers, entrepreneurs, and remote workers. The environment is inspiring, blending the building’s historical charm with modern coworking facilities.

This great coworking space opened in 2016 and is known for its vibrant community of digital nomads. Its central location in the heart of Porto makes it easily accessible from most parts of the city, and it’s only a short walk from the river and the city’s most famous sights.

Address: Rua do Infante D. Henrique 73 4º andar, 4050-492 Porto, Portugal

Membership Options and Costs

You can get a day pass for €20, a 5-day pass for €70, or a 10-day pass for €135. Meeting rooms cost €15 per hour or €100 per day to hire.

Monthly “part-time” memberships start from €95 and give you access from 10 am to 6 pm, 2 days per week. Monthly full-time access costs €150 and gives you 24/7 access. Private offices start from €200 with 24/7 access.

Amenities at Porto i/o Riverside

  • Air conditioning
  • High-speed WiFi
  • Printer access
  • Meeting room
  • Chill-out area
  • Kitchenette
  • Coffee and snacks
  • Fruits and filtered water
  • Pet-friendly
  • Individual access code
  • Panoramic views

Pros of Porto i/o Riverside

  • Stunning views of the Douro River and old town
  • Historic building with modern amenities
  • Central location
  • Great community with plenty of opportunities for networking
  • 24/7 access (full-time members only)
  • Day passes available

Cons of Porto i/o Riverside

  • It’s a very popular coworking space and can get crowded at popular times
  • Limited private space in some workstations due to the layout

5. Facts Coworking (Boavista)

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Facts Coworking, established in 2010, offers a professional yet friendly working environment. It’s located in the business center of Porto, just 100 meters from the Rotunda da Boavista, making it highly accessible from most areas of the city.

The atmosphere at Facts Coworking is relaxed and informal, with a collaborative environment that’s ideal for getting work done.

They have all of the modern amenities you’d expect from a coworking space, a decent kitchen, showers, and even a chill-out room with a PlayStation and Ping Pong table. There’s also a little cafe called Ponto 2 just down the road that’s a great spot for lunch.

Address: R. de 5 de Outubro 185, 4100-175 Porto, Portugal

Membership Options and Costs

Monthly coworking memberships start from €100 for a table shared with up to 5 other people. It’s €120/month for a table shared with only one other coworker, or €150/month for your own table.

Private offices start from €400 per month.

Amenities at Facts Coworking

  • Close to public transport, including metro and bus
  • Paid parking available
  • High-speed internet access
  • Printing and scanning facilities
  • Personal lockers
  • Showers and changing rooms
  • Meeting room
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Chill-out room with TV, PlayStation, and Ping Pong

Pros of Facts Coworking

  • Central location
  • Easy to access via public transport
  • Professional and collaborative working environment
  • Good range of amenities

Cons of Facts Coworking

  • No free parking nearby
  • Some internal areas lack natural light
  • The busy, central location may be a distraction for some

6. CRU Creative Hub (Bombarda Art District)

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CRU Creative Hub is a unique coworking space in Porto located in the artistic Bombarda Art District, just northwest of the city center. It’s a multidisciplinary workspace where people from a wide range of fields come together to do their thing.

As well as being a coworking space, this place is also a design store, coffee bar, art exhibition area, and digital production studio. It’s designed to support and enable artistic creation, productivity, networking, and collaboration.

This is a great option for people working in creative industries, or anyone who prefers their non-traditional office environment to be even more non-traditional! It’s an original, inspiring concept in the heart of Porto’s vibrant art scene.

Address: Rua do Rosário 211, 4050-524 Porto, Portugal

Membership Options and Costs

CRU’s “Flexible” coworking membership gives you access to the space 10 days per month, on a hotdesking basis, and costs €60.

If you want your own fixed desk and unlimited access, this only costs €90, making it one of the best value fixed desk coworking memberships I’m aware of in Porto.

Amenities at CRU Creative Hub

  • Multidisciplinary workspace for various creative industries
  • Individual and shared tables
  • Well-equipped kitchen and dining area
  • Mail recaption
  • Fast WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Bike racks
  • Patio area for relaxation and socializing
  • Meeting rooms
  • Video/phone booth

Pros of CRU Creative Hub

  • Located in Porto’s vibrant art district
  • Highly creative atmosphere
  • Regular networking events
  • Pet friendly
  • Diverse community of creative professionals
  • Great opportunities for networking
  • Relatively affordable

Cons of CRU Creative Hub

  • The artistic focus might not suit everybody, depending on your field and style of work
  • The vibrant atmosphere could be distracting if you prefer a quieter environment
  • Closed on Sundays

7. Typographia Cowork (São Nicolau)

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Typographia Cowork, located in a 100-year-old building in the heart of Porto’s historic center, is a coworking space that blends historical charm with modern amenities. Fantastic views of the city help make this an inspiring and enjoyable place to get work done.

Initially a traditional printing office, the space has been renovated to maintain its original identity while providing a comfortable work environment for digital nomads as well as other freelancers and entrepreneurs.

Typographia is known for its vibrant and collaborative atmosphere. You’ll be working alongside a diverse range of professionals providing ample opportunities for cross-pollination of ideas and shared creativity.

Address: Campo dos Mártires da Pátria 144 A, 4050-368 Porto, Portugal

Membership Options and Costs

Monthly hotdesking memberships start from €80. If you’d prefer a fixed desk, this costs €130 per month.

Amenities at Typographia Cowork

  • Shared and individual desks
  • Meeting rooms
  • High-speed internet
  • Common kitchen and lounge area
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Lockers for personal storage
  • Natural light and inspiring city views
  • Regular community events and workshops
  • Multi-functional events space

Pros of Typographia Cowork

  • Situated in a historic building in the city center
  • Offers a blend of modern facilities and historic charm
  • Vibrant community and networking opportunities
  • Attractive decor and beautiful original features (I particularly like the ornately painted ceilings)
  • Plenty of space and natural light
  • Calm, productive environment

Cons of Typographia Cowork

  • Limited parking options due to the central location
  • Lack of ergonomic desk chairs

8. Temporada Cowork Café (Cedofeita)

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If you’re looking for a highly flexible coworking space in Porto, where you only pay for the hours that you actually use, check out Temporada Cowork Café.

Temporada is one of the few coworking spaces in Porto that I know of where you can pay hourly. This makes it a great choice if you only need to use the space intermittently and don’t want to commit to a monthly membership.

If you’re looking for a coworking space where you can work 20+ hours per week, this probably isn’t the best option for you. You’ll likely end up paying more than you would for a monthly membership at most other places on this list. Plus, the facilities are a little on the basic side.

However, if you just need somewhere that you can dip into for a few hours here and there, this is a great place. The food in the onsite cafe is great too.

Address: Rua da Torrinha 151, 4050-611 Porto, Portugal

Membership Options and Costs

The unique feature of this coworking space is its hourly payment concept. Accessing the space costs €2 per hour.

Amenities at Temporada Cowork Café

  • On-site cafe with vegan food and drinks
  • Stable and reliable WiFi
  • Simple, pleasing decor
  • Quiet and productive atmosphere

Pros of Temporada Cowork Café

  • Highly flexible workspace with pay-by-the-hour concept
  • Great food (the homemade banana bread is particularly good)
  • Comfortable and stimulating creative environment
  • Pet-friendly

Cons of Temporada Cowork Café

  • Limited weekday opening hours (and closed on weekends)
  • Doesn’t offer as many amenities as larger coworking spaces
  • Expensive for what you get if you intend to use it a lot (€2 x however many hours per month you work)

9. Armazém Cowork (Praça do Marquês)

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Armazém Cowork is a creative and tranquil coworking space offering a serene and productive environment for digital nomads and other remote workers in Porto.

Located just a 5-minute walk from Praça do Marquês Square and close to the attractive Quinta do Covelo park, it’s not super central but is still easy to access via bus or metro from most parts of the city.

The main advantage of this location is that it’s quieter and more peaceful than most places in the heart of the city center.

The space itself is light and airy, with attractive decor, loads of potted plants, and other greenery. It also has a large, sunny garden where you can work outside or take a break under the shade of a tree.

Address: R. António José da Silva 63, 4200-082 Porto, Portugal

Membership Options and Costs

Basic “Lounge” access to the main open-plan area costs €77 per month giving limited access to the space’s facilities. “Club” membership costs €104/month and gives you access to a hotdesking area with larger workspaces and more amenities.

Fixed desk memberships start from €132 per month, or you can pay €148/month for a larger desk and more perks (more meeting room credits, etc.).

If you’re a team of two, Armazém Cowork also offers a “Duo” membership for €286 per month. This includes a comfortable space for two people, two dedicated tables, and your own private storage shelves.

Amenities at Armazém Cowork

  • Meeting rooms
  • Phone booths
  • Shower
  • Kitchenette and pantry
  • Free tea, coffee, and fresh fruit
  • High-speed internet
  • Air conditioning
  • Lockers for personal items

Pros of Armazém Cowork

  • Tranquil work environment
  • Plenty of natural light
  • Beautiful decor
  • Large, sunny garden
  • Peaceful location

Cons of Armazém Cowork

  • Fewer facilities and amenities than in other coworking spaces on this list
  • Lack of ergonomic seating
  • Located further out from the city center

10. PortoSoul Cowork (Ribeira)

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PortoSoul Coworking is another great coworking space located in the heart of Porto’s central Ribeira district, near the cathedral. It’s housed inside a beautiful historic building.

You can easily walk to all of the sights and attractions of downtown Porto, and you’re only a stone’s throw away from some amazing cafes, bars, and restaurants. VOLTARIA Petisqueira Portuguesa and Floresta Cafe by Hungry Biker are two of my favorites nearby.

This space is ideal for both individual and collaborative work, with a good range of flexible workspaces, excellent amenities, and lightning-fast 400 Mbps fiber-optic WiFi. Each desk comes with ample physical storage, access to 10 GB of private cloud storage, and 1000 free prints per month.

Address: R. de Mouzinho da Silveira 226, 4050-417 Porto, Portugal

Membership Options and Costs

Day passes cost €12.50, although (at the time of writing), they’re currently offering a promotion where you pay for one day pass and get a second one free! Weekly coworking access costs €50, or you can get a monthly membership from €100.

Amenities at PortoSoul Cowork

  • Superfast 400 Mbps internet
  • 1,000 free prints or photocopies per month
  • Access to a fixed landline phone number if required
  • Meeting room
  • Heating and air conditioning
  • Standing desks
  • Lounge area
  • Private lockers for personal items
  • Kitchenette with coffee machine and microwave
  • Free coffee

Pros of PortoSoul Cowork

  • Great central location close to all of Porto’s major attractions
  • Easily reachable via public transport (bus, metro, or train)
  • Situated inside a beautiful historic building
  • High-quality office furniture
  • Professional, productive atmosphere
  • Amazing internet (up to 400 Mbps)
  • Flexible workspaces suitable for both individuals and teams
  • Flexible membership options
  • Day passes available

Cons of PortoSoul Cowork

  • Can get busy and crowded at popular times

Best Coworking Spaces in Porto, Portugal: FAQs

Here are some answers to the most commonly asked questions about the best places to cowork in Porto, Portugal:

What is coworking?

Coworking essentially means sharing an office space with other people from various different fields and professions.

Are there free coworking spaces in Porto?

While most coworking spaces in Porto charge for access, there are many great cafes in Porto where you can work, providing you buy food or drink every couple of hours. My favorite of these is FÁBRICA Coffee Roasters – they have amazing coffee and great decor!

What’s the best coworking space in Porto?

The best coworking space in Porto depends on your personal needs and preferences. Porto i/o Riverside is highly rated for its great location, aesthetics, and supportive community.

How much does a coworking space cost in Porto?

The cost of coworking spaces in Porto varies. On average, you can usually expect to pay between €80 and €150 per month for hot-desking, and between €130 and €200 for a dedicated desk membership. Private offices tend to cost between €200 and €600 per month.

What’s the cheapest coworking space in Porto?

The cheapest coworking space in Porto that I’m aware of is WOW Coworking. Here, you can get a no-frills monthly hotdesking membership for as little as €65 per month.

What’s the most popular coworking space in Porto?

Porto i/o Riverside is one of Porto’s most popular coworking spaces, known for its fantastic riverside location and amazing views.

Where is the best area to stay in Porto?

Ribeira is an ideal area to stay in Porto given its central location, attractive surroundings, and proximity to a range of great restaurants, bars, cafes, and other attractions.

Is it worth paying for a coworking space?

Paying for a coworking space can be worth it depending on your needs and preferences. For example, if you don’t have a suitable place to work from where you’re staying, or if you’re likely to benefit from the networking opportunities, amenities, and structured environment it provides.

In Closing

Now you know the best places to cowork in Porto! As you’ve seen, Porto has a great and diverse range of coworking spaces, each with its own unique vibe and amenities.

Whether you’re a freelancer, entrepreneur, or digital nomad, I hope this guide helps you decide which Porto coworking space is right for you.

Whatever your needs and preferences – be it location, high-tech facilities, beautiful aesthetics, quiet places for deep focus, or a collaborative community – there’s a coworking space out there for you.

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