Your Guide to (Co)Working in Barcelona

Your Guide to (Co)Working in Barcelona

You’re new to Barcelona and either your Wi-Fi is crap or you have spent the last five straight days in your pajamas and are in dire need of human contact. Hello? Do you even still exist?

With coworking spots popping up all over Barcelona, you need to stop burying your head in your laptop at home and go bury your head in your laptop somewhere with more interesting scenery. Luckily for you, we’ve got you covered with details on the best cafes and coworking spaces all over Barcelona...and even a library (bet you haven’t heard that word in a while now have you?)

Don’t just take my word for it, I’ve gone ahead and gotten the opinions of other digital nomads, so listen to them. Remember, this is only a list of places that have been frequented by myself and others, there are plenty of other gems out there waiting to be discovered by you. 

Oh, and there’s a handy Google map of all these locations for you here

Cafés

Federal Cafe Barelona©  

Federal Cafe Barelona©
 

Federal Café (Carrer del Parlament, 39, 08015 Barcelona, Spain and Passatge de la Pau 11, Gòtic, Barcelona) - If you’ve come alone to work, Federal offers communal tables to make it easier to meet other people. “Federal Café is one of my favorite coffee shops to go work because it offers a healthy menu, good prices and a friendly atmosphere.” - Marta Arid Muñiz

Connecting to the Wi-Fi: login with your Facebook from a security prompt.

Sandwichez©  

Sandwichez©
 

SandwiChez (multiple locations) It feels like your standard chain cafe, but so much more space and not always crowded so you’re sure to find a table.

Connecting to the Wi-Fi: grab the password when you’re making your purchase and this should work for all locations.

Hush Hush Cafe

Hush Hush Cafe

Hush Hush Cafe (Carrer del Fonollar, 4, 08003 Barcelona, Spain) My personal favorite for people watching as this cafe has indoor/outdoor seating in Plaça de Sant Cugat and by far has the friendliest/most tentative staff I’ve encountered. The Wi-Fi is good and you can practically sit all day and work without a bother while enjoying a cheese board and a cold glass of vermouth.

Connecting to the Wi-Fi: seat yourself anywhere and ask the staff for the password.

Buenas Migas

Buenas Migas

Buenas Migas (multiple locations) A chain of cafes with seating inside/outside depending on the location and good snacks to accompany your time there. Their website has detailed descriptions/images of each of their locations as well as their opening hours.

Spice Cafe (Carrer de Margarit, 13, 08004 Barcelona, Spain) “Spice Café is a tiny cosy gem in the heart of Poble Sec. They serve homemade cookies and cakes, the Wi-Fi is good and the owner is super nice. A little, quiet island, perfect to rest and focus on work! Plus - they are open on Sundays.” - Katrin Sikora

Coworking

COCO Coffice

COCO Coffice

COCO Coffice (Carrer de Manso 17, Poble Sec, Barcelona) An hourly concept that includes unlimited coffee/tea + snacks. “Coco is a place full of style, good taste and kindness. I never thought it was possible, but this combo makes the working hours more productive. Although the size is small, it has the necessary equipment and facilities for a normal working day, two private spaces for video conferences or calls, impressions of easy access. The co-founders Carole Touati and Axel Ruis are simply fantastic, and they’re always willing to help so your experience in their Coworking Space can be as delightful as possible.” - Marta Arid Muñiz

Hours: Mon - Fri, 9 am - 8 pm

Pricing: 4€ first hour, 3€ every hour after; 30€/10 hours; 15€/day; 65€/week, 135€/10 days; 210€/month

La Vaca Coworking

La Vaca Coworking

La Vaca Coworking (Carrer de la Creu dels Molers, 19, 08004 Barcelona, Spain) “After being welcomed by any of the cofounders, you will find the working area and right away you will be surrounded by the feeling ‘Gotta get to work now!’.” - Marta Arid Muñiz

Hours: Mon - Fri, 9 am - 8 pm

Pricing: Monthly rates from 150 - 200€ or 10€/day

OneCo Work (08003, Carrer de l'Escar, 26, 08039 Barcelona, Spain) They’ll be opening up a second location in Plaça Catalunya soon, but the current location has great views and is located right on the water. “This is probably the most unique coworking experience I’ve ever had. You’re surrounded by boats, can work outside on the water. Plus there’s a gym and a day spa. Also, it feels more professionally run than some of the others. The kitchen is staffed and constantly keeping things stocked. They have a portal to log in and book rooms as well as a member directory” - Daniel Vickers

Hours: contact 24 hours/7 days

Pricing: Monthly plans starting at 45 - 350€

Cloud Coworking (Carrer de Sardenya, 229, 08013 Barcelona, Spain and Ronda Sant Pere 52 6a PLANTA, 08010 Barcelona, Spain) “The terrace is everything. It’s big and has a fantastic view. From the sea to sagrada familia which is only a couple blocks away” - Daniel Vickers

Hours: 24 hour access

Pricing: Monthly rates from 180€

© CREC coworking 2016

© CREC coworking 2016

Crec Coworking (Carrer de Blesa, 27, 08004 Barcelona, Spain and Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 672, 08010 Barcelona, Spain) “Crec Coworking is not only a place to work, it is an entire community. The place is huge in every way. It has different meeting rooms, photo studio, offices, common spaces and even a therapy room.” - Marta Arid Muñiz

Hours: Mon - Fri, 8 am - 9 pm

Pricing: Monthly rates from 180 - 230€

MOB (Makers of Barcelona) Co (Carrer de Bailèn, 11, 08010 Barcelona, Spain) “MOB is a bright, clean, and inviting coworking office. The Wi-Fi is always strong, the rates are fair, and there are plenty of quiet, private spaces for conference/video calls. They even have a cool little courtyard, complete with a ping pong table when you need a quick break!” - Rob Zawadski

Hours: Mon - Fri, 9:30 am - 7:30 pm

Pricing: Monthly rates from 20 - 230€

Libraries

Biblioteca Francesc Boix Poble Sec (Carrer de Blai, 34, 08004 Barcelona, Spain) “For translators like me or people who simply need absolute silence and good internet, is the best option and the cheapest, because it is free..” - Marta Arid Muñiz

Hours: Mon - Sat, times vary for each day - closing time is always 9 pm

Pricing: The library is free, but in order to access the Wi-Fi, you’ll need to sign up for a library card. If you are not a resident and will only be in BCN temporarily, you can show your passport and give your departure date for an access code that will expire on the date given.

To help out university students in Barcelona find a place to study, Uniplaces has created an entire map, based off of the metro system and where you can find cafes/restaurants, libraries, parks/gardens, cultural centers and universities to work from.

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