14 Best Co-working Hostels Europe – Work Hard & Croissant

Coworking Hostels in Europe

Are you a digital nomad? Are you interested in the idea of traveling while working in Europe? If you answer “yes,” you have come to the right place.

Working remotely is becoming more popular by the day. Many employees and companies have shifted from traditional office environments to working entirely remotely, which, in most cases, benefits both parties. 

Therefore, those with wanderlust get to travel the world and work at the same time. For that reason, we compiled a list of coworking hostels in Europe.

Having comfort and practicality in mind, these hostels offer the best of both worlds!

List of Countries with the Best Coworking Hostels in Europe

Good to know: If you’re hopping around Europe quite a bit, we have other guides that could come in useful, like the one on the Best hostels in Europe (and dedicated ones to the best beach, ski, and female hostels in Europe). We also have tips on how to travel in Europe cheaply.

Money-saving tip: Hostelz.com is a hostel price comparison site. You can save money with every comparison!

As many of you know, accommodation in Europe can be quite expensive. Because of that, more and more hostels are starting to adapt to the need for affordable accommodation and coworking spaces.

Although not all the hostels on the list are coworking hostels, they do offer spaces where you can comfortably work from.

Coworking hostels in Europe are on the rise, and we hand-picked the best ones to help out the digital nomad community.

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Some tips for staying comfortable in a Coworking hostel

  • Get a pair of noise-canceling headphones. This is a great way to ensure that you will always have your quiet space.
  • Book a spot in the coworking space on time to avoid last-minute headaches
  • Make sure you have a backup. If the coworking space is full, maybe you can get some work done in the common area or a local library.

Overview: Best Hostels by Traveler Type

🧖Co-work and Sauna in Denmark: Book1 Design Hostel
🤸🏽Co-work and Yoga in Portugal:Salty Pelican
👯Co-working for Groups in France:The People hostel
👩‍💻Best Co-working Hostel in Germany:Project Bay Hostel
🌇Co-work with Views in Greece:Selina Athens Theatrou
🥳 Co-work and Party in Rome:YellowSquare
♻️ Co-Working Eco Hostel in the Netherlands:Ecomama
🏄🏻‍♀️ Co-work and Surf in PortugalSalty Pelican
👑Co-work in Luxury in Denmark:The Steel House
🙎‍♀️ Best for Female Solo Travelers in Italy:YellowSquare
👫 Co-work and Socialize in the Netherlands:The Social Hub
⭐ Co-work in a 5-star Hostel in Portugal:The Passenger Hostel

Best Coworking Hostels in Denmark:

1. Book1 Design Hostel, Aarhus

In true Scandinavian fashion, Book1 Design Hostel has a distinctive minimalist design. The hostel is conveniently located 1km from Aarhus Central Train Station. There are many different types of rooms, including private double, twin, and dorm rooms.

We should highlight the common area where you will find neatly organized tables which you can use to work. This hostel is unique because it has a sauna where you can relax after your work day.

Good to know: This hostel has an indoor mini-golf!

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BOOK1 by Brøchner Hotels

2. Steel House, Copenhagen

The Steel House is a new luxury hostel set in the heart of Copenhagen within 5 minutes from the central station. This highly modern accommodation boasts beautiful rooms in different configurations, such as private and dorm rooms.

The hostel has several quiet areas to work in without anyone disturbing you. But keep in mind this is not a typical co-working hostel.

Regarding leisure activities, it is equipped with a gym, swimming pool, and cinema room too. There are also bicycles that you can rent, so you can also explore the city.

Book The Steel House here

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Steel House Copenhagen Coworking Space

Best Coworking Hostels in France: The People, Lille

Nestled in the historic part of Lille, the gorgeous The People hostel should be at the top of your list. Beautifully decorated with practicality in mind, it offers more than just a place to rest. You can book a family room, duplex studios, double or twin rooms, and dormitories, depending on your digital nomad needs.

Because The People is very quiet, it is a great place to work. The large garden provides ample seating space, but there is also an area inside if you prefer working indoors. There is a stable internet connection throughout the entire hostel.

For your convenience, within walking distance, you will find plenty of places to eat and bars to socialize.

Book The People here

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The People - Lille

Best Coworking Hostels in Germany: Project Bay – Workation / CoWorking, Lietzow

Located in the small town of Lietzow, by the sea, Project Bay Hostel is specifically made for co-working and co-living. The property offers both private and shared rooms with access to shared bathrooms.

For the digital nomads out there, this is the ultimate spot to work from while enjoying a relaxing stay, making it one of the best coworking hostels in Europe. The large business center features desks, office-style chairs, and IT equipment.

During your spare time, you can enjoy the many outdoor activities offered. You can borrow a kayak, hike, or just relax by the beachfront. This hostel creates the perfect balance between vacation and work, or as they would call it – a workstation.

Book Project Bay – Workation here

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Project Bay - Workation

Best Coworking Hostels in Greece: Selina Hostel Athens

Selina hostels can be found all around the world, but this time we will only focus on Selina Athens Theatrou, situated in Theater square in Athens. This is a great hostel for both regular tourists and digital nomads.

You can choose to stay in micro or standard rooms, both equipped with double beds, or one of their dormitories with comfortable single beds with privacy curtains. The rooms have private balconies offering fantastic panoramic views of the city.

You can work either in the common area, the office-like co-working space, or at the rooftop terrace/bar, where you can enjoy stunning views of the Acropolis while working.

You should definitely check out the area while you’re there since it has lots of local restaurants and cafes where you can take a break from work and enjoy a nice meal.

Book Selina Athens Theatrou here

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Selina Hostel Athens Coworking Space

Best Coworking Hostels in Hungary: Baroque Hostel & Coworking, Budapest

The Baroque Hostel is located 200 meters from Hero square in a newly renovated baroque-style building. The rooms have kept the distinct baroque style, with a mix of new and rustic furnishing.

Since the building is large, a few communal areas have co-working spaces. If you like working outdoors, there is also a garden with plenty of seating options.

The area surrounding the hostel is quiet, so you will have a peaceful working environment. There are a few kitchens in the hostel as well as many local restaurants nearby.

Many museums and galleries within walking distance will provide you with entertainment during your stay here.

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Baroque Hostel & Coworking

Best Coworking Hostels in Italy: YellowSquare, Rome

Located near Termini station, YellowSquare has managed to redefine working and leisure. You can book private rooms or dorms, depending on your preference or needs.

The hostel has two types of dorms, female-only and mixed dorms. All rooms have their en-suite bathroom and big lockers under the beds with a safe box inside.

The hostel’s unique coworking space features desks with lamps, free Wi-FI, printers, and the Yellow bar service. There is also a meeting space where you can gather your team or group for a quick digital nomad meeting.

After working hours, you can visit the arcade room or hang out at The Yellow Bar. Additionally, you can also use the common area to relax, play a game of billiards, or meet other fellow travelers.

Book YellowSquare here

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YellowSquare Rome

Best Coworking Hostels in the Netherlands

1. The Social Hub Groningen, Groningen

Although not exactly a hostel but rather a hotel, The Social Hub offers a variety of rooms, ranging from single, double, and family rooms. All rooms have private bathrooms and work desks; some even have a small kitchen.

Moreover, if you are a student, you can avail of the hotel’s discounts.

As part of the hotel, there is a restaurant, gym, and an amazing social/leisure room. To get some work done, they offer dedicated desks with ergonomic chairs as well as private office spaces available to book.

Book The Social Hub Groningen here

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The Social Hub Groningen Coworking Space

2. Ecomama, Amsterdam

Located in the center of Amsterdam, close to the central station, this eco-friendly hostel offers seven types of accommodation, from private rooms to shared dormitories, to meet everyone’s budget.

Ecomama‘s large common areas with ample working space are a great place to get some work done. There is even a garden which you can use to work or relax.

This joyful hostel has a large living room, a fully equipped communal kitchen, a large table, and even a tepee tent. Quirky decorations and furniture with a sense of conscious hospitality will inspire you throughout your stay and greatly improve your workflow.

If you want to explore the city, you can get free maps and rent a bicycle directly from the hostel.

Book Ecomama here

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Ecomama Coworking Space

Best Coworking Hostels in Portugal

1. Salty Pelican, Ericeira

This fantastic retreat is 500 meters from the beach in Ericeira and the town center and features rooms equipped with comfortable beds, personal lockers, and air conditioning. Some rooms feature a private balcony, while some have private bathrooms.

At the Salty Pelican, the beds are custom-made with comfy mattresses to ensure you get a good night’s sleep.

Their beautifully decorated common area features desks and lounge chairs to make your working hours more comfortable.

Their free buffet-style breakfast is a great way to start your day, after which you can take a dip in the pool or do some morning yoga by the beach.

Book Salty Pelican here

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Salty Pelican Coworking Space

2. The Passenger Hostel, Porto

Located in the S. Bento train station, The Passenger Hostel offers private and shared accommodation. The spacious rooms feature bunk beds with individual lockers and curtains for more privacy. All rooms have access to a shared bathroom and a laundry room.

There are two large common areas, one designed in a more relaxing lounge way and the other one with sofas and large tables with comfortable chairs where you can catch up on your digital nomad work schedule.

You can also use the communal kitchen in the hostel or just walk outside the train station and find a nice cafe or restaurant nearby.

Book The Passenger Hostel here

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The Passenger Hostel

Best Coworking Hostels in Spain

1. Safestay, Barcelona (two options)

There are two Safestay hotels in Barcelona to choose from. The Safestay Passeig de Gràcia is located in the heart of the city, close to Plaça de Catalunya, and Safestay Gothic, located in the Gothic quarter close to the beach.

Safestay Passeig de Gràcia is equipped with dormitories as well as private rooms that can accommodate up to four people, whereas Safestay Barcelona Gothic has only dormitories.

Both hotels are super clean, offering all of the basic amenities you need, and have great quiet co-working spaces. You are in luck if you want a more open-air working environment. Additionally, they feature an outdoor terrace, where you can find a nice corner and work while basking in some rays.

Additionally, both hostels offer a nice continental breakfast with hot and cold drinks included so you can fuel up and get ready to work.

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Safestay Barcelona Passeig de Gracia

Below is the one in the Gothic Quarter. It has a slightly better location, in our opinion, only because you are in the absolute heart of the city.

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Safestay Barcelona Gothic

2. La Cocotera Hostel & Coworking, Tarifa

La Cocotera Hostel & Coworking is a one-of-a-kind hostel is located in the city center of Tarifa and offers a unique experience for everyone.

You can choose to stay in one of their dormitories or book a room for two, a family room, or even your own private studio with a separate entrance! The studios and family rooms come with private bathrooms.

You can use many options when it comes to coworking in this hostel. There are shared workspaces, a room for meetings, and an open-air terrace where you can work while enjoying beautiful views of the city.

All areas have a great Wi-Fi connection, and the workspaces come with ergonomic chairs.

The hostel offers a variety of activities in collaboration with local schools for sports. You can enjoy surfing, kite surfing, or yoga lessons to unwind and take a break from the hard work during the day.

Book La Cocotera Hostel & Coworkingc here

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La Cocotera Boutique Hostel Coworking Space

3. Social Coworking Hostel, Madrid

Situated in the city center, just 300m from Mercado San Miguel, Social Coworking Hostel perfectly balances social and work life. The great business center and a fast and reliable Wi-Fi connection throughout the accommodation make this place great for coworking.

You can take advantage of their meeting room if you need to have a meeting with other colleagues. In terms of lodging, you can book your stay in a private room or a dorm.

Some of the rooms have a balcony where you can relax, and there is also a large common kitchen where you can prepare your meals.

There is also a garden as well as a leisure/ TV room for the guests, and the hostel also organizes yoga classes that you can attend.

Book Social Coworking Hostel here

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Social Coworking Hostel

Getting around in Europe

What is the best way to travel to European countries? Well, there are a few different transport options to consider, and it depends on your preferred travel style, budget, and any time constraints you may have.

Once you’re in mainland Europe, it’s pretty easy to move between countries. If you prefer to stay on the ground, there are buses and trains and many affordable flights that get you to your next destination in no time.

We’ve actually written up some handy guides with European transport in mind:

  • Flixbus – connecting European cities by bus
  • Skyscanner.com – a review of the powerful flight search engine
  • Omio.com – a search engine for trains, buses & flights

Personally, we prefer Flixbus when it comes to booking flights around Europe.

If you need proof of onward travel, make sure you check out Onward Ticket. We wrote a detailed guide and review of Onward Ticket and why you need it.

Once you’ve booked your travel and hostel, don’t forget to sort out travel insurance. We recommend Safetywing.

What about the cheapest hostels in Europe?

Of course, there are always cheap hostels. But how do you actually find them? When you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you want to save every dollar, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Europe.

  1. Open Hostelz.com with a full list of all hostels in Europe
  2. add your dates
  3. Order the listings by price

Simple as that.

Hostelz.com is a price comparison site for hostels. They list every single one in the world and tells you exactly which website is cheaper to use.

Another smart Tip: Check what is actually included, and what is excluded. Take a closer look at the location, too. A further location might mean more costs in transport.

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How to book?

The most popular booking platforms are Booking.com and Hostelworld.com. On both platforms, your credit card is 100% protected and the booking 100% confirmed.

We included some handy links to each of the recommended hostel. Just click on the hostel name. The link will lead you to check prices and availability.

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We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible! All of Europe best hostels are popular; especially in high-season. To make sure you end up in those stylish and good hostels, secure your room/bed as soon as you have your travel dates fix.

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