These Coliving Spaces Are Way Cooler Than an Average Hostel
The rise of "work anywhere" jobs has encouraged workers to finally ditch their pricey city apartments and travel the world. Sure, you can stay in Airbnbs and hotels along your journey, but wouldn't it be fun to live, work and play alongside like-minded people from all over the world? The answer is yes.
Enter, coliving. It might not be a new concept, but it's a concept that has become more prominent in the last two years with new spaces popping up all over the world. Coliving spaces offer flexible communal living at extremely affordable rates (way less than your rent in the States) — and in highly sought-after locations. You can stay in a private room and share a workspace with other entrepreneurs, creatives and remote workers from around the globe.
In addition to providing a colive-cowork space, these environments also offer their own programming like happy hours, group exploration tours, potlucks, yoga and fitness classes, and so much more. Coliving provides an amazing opportunity for remote workers, freelancers, entrepreneurs and creatives to commune, experience other cultures and learn from each other.
So, what are some of the coolest, most highly rated spaces where you can colive and cowork across the globe? We're so glad you asked.
Location: Bocas Del Toro, Panama
Your own private eco-down in the jungle, steps away from beautiful Caribbean beaches? Yes, please! Nowhere Panama, a colive space created for digital nomads, features private domes, a glass-walled cowork space in the jungle and plenty of amenities like a pool and yoga deck to enjoy.
Selina Santa Teresa North
Location: Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
Surf's up! Selina has multiple locations throughout the world, and this location in Santa Teresa is perfect for digital nomads that want plenty of beach time or to learn how to surf. Yoga is also big in Costa Rica, so you'll be able to take part in that, along with enjoying some of the area's nature preserves.
Play House Quito
Location: Quito, Ecuador
The first coliving space in Ecuador, Play House Quito is a space for community. Situated in Quito's most artistic neighborhood, residents will be able to explore art, culture and connect with other like-minded people.
Location: Oaxaca City, Mexico
If you love authentic Mexican food and sustainability, this space is for you. Niyana is located in the heart of Oaxaca City, and it emphasizes a focus on community and being ecoconscious.
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
U-Co also has locations in Mexico City. If you want to experience one of the biggest digital nomad hubs in the Americas, this is the place for you. Colonia Juarez is in the Cuauhtemoc borough of the city, which features amazing galleries, restaurants and bars.
Location: Medellin, Colombia
Step into the bright world of one of the biggest digital nomad hubs of South America. Low costs of living and pleasant year-round weather make Medellin a hot spot. Flamingo offers colorful live-work spaces, fun community events and is centrally located.
Masaya Santa Marta
Location: Santa Marta, Colombia
After you've explored the rich culture in Medellin, head over to Santa Marta, a port town in Colombia. Masaya is located near both the historic center of the city as well as the beach, it and features a colive-cowork space in a colonial house with two pools and a terrace bar.
Location: Antigua, Guatemala
Antigua is a small town surrounded by gorgeous, mountainous volcanoes in Guatemala. Selina Antigua is a perfect location to live and work in between discovering the world UNESCO site and experiencing the culture of Guatemala.
Location: Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
When you're done exploring Antigua, hop over to Lake Atitlan to explore its many villages, incredible volcano views and ancient Mayan culture. Selina Atitlan offers a comfortable colive-cowork space, yoga classes and special event nights featuring local DJs.
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
If you're ready for a party, Selina Rio is for you. You can start your morning with a wellness class before coworking with others in Rio's startup scene. Selina Rio is located in the center of the historic district where the local art scene is bustling. When you aren't soaking up the culture, you can party at the beach or experience Rio's all-night dance parties in the street.
OPTA Coliving Montevideo
Location: Montevideo, Uruguay
Settle into this new, upscale coliving space in the capital of Uruguay. Voted one of South America's safest and most untapped cities, there's a wealth of culture to explore here.
Selina Palermo Soho
Location: Buenoes Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires is a fantastic place for digital nomads. Spanish colonial architecture, the best steaks in all the land and sizzling South American nightlife are just the beginning. You're also close to Patagonia if the ultimate outdoor adventure calls to you. Selina Palermo Soho is located in a trendy neighborhood with easy access to the rest of Buenos Aires.
A Landing Pad Barcelona
Location: Barecelona, Spain
If a sun-filled spanish adventure is what you fancy, you'll want to check out A Landing Pad in Spain's city that never sleeps. This colive space is especially inviting to creatives, with the space itself being designed by international artists.
Sun and Cove Jávea
Location: Jávea, Spain
Maybe seaside, away from the hustle and bustle of the city is what you prefer. Sun and Cove was a 2021 Coliving Award winner and for good reason. It places a huge emphasis on community and experience — all while being located in an ideal location for year-round adventure including hiking, biking, scuba diving, sailing, surfing and kayaking.
Swiss Escape Grimentz
Location: Grimentz, Germany
Although most nomads flock to big-city hubs or sunny destinations, the opportunity to ski in the mountains in Switzerland before working hours should not be overlooked. Grimentz is the perfect location for skiing (the lift is two minutes away), hiking and exploring. Swiss Escape features a comfortable chalet, community events and plenty of activities.
Novovento Coliving Azores
Location: Azores, Portugal
A smaller-scale coliving space in the Azores, Novovento is a typical Azorian stone house with a sea view and a huge garden, complete with a veranda to enjoy the ocean view with plenty of communal areas to come together. Soak up the sun, hike and enjoy cliffside sunsets.
Coconat Bad Belzig
Location: Bad Belzing, Germany
Just an hour outside of Berlin lies Coconat, a coliving space on the German countryside. The space offers multiple coworking areas indoors and outdoors as well as an open and diverse community life, all surrounded by nature.
Casa Netural Matera
Location: Matera, Italy
Located in a rural town in Italy, Casa Netural provides an amazing space for like-minded people to come together, share Italian meals and explore the ancient rocky town in the Mediterranean.
Same Same Portugal
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Our list wouldn't be complete without a location in Lisbon, one of the fastest-growing digital nomad hubs in the world. Remote workers come to Lisbon for the amazing weather, vibrant culture and bustling city life. Same Same is building a creative and sustainable neighborhood with a space made up of a coliving home, two creative and artistic coworking spaces as well as its own sustainable restaurant and cultural event venue.
Nine Coliving Tenerife
Location: Tenerife, Spain
An opportunity to live in the unique Canary Islands should not be passed up. The Spanish archipelago off the coast of Africa offers volcanic isles known for black- and white-sand beaches. Nine Coliving Tenerife is located in the historical center of La Orotava and is an old Canarian house that was transformed into a place where digital nomads live, work and meet.
Chateau Coliving Normandy
Location: Normandy, France
Have you ever wanted to live in a castle? Here's your chance. Add France to your digital nomad journey, and head over to Normandy. Chateau Coliving will have you literally living and working in a 12th-century castle. Hike by the beach and visit museums and areas known for their World War II history. You can also check out medieval architecture in towns nearby.
The Collective Old Oak
Location: London, England
If big-city living is your jam, check out The Collective. A 20-minute train ride will take you into central London, and when you're not exploring the city, the posh space has multiple community events and experiences in which to participate.
Location: Makrinitsa, Greece
Believed to be the vacation location of Greek Gods, Makrinitsa is rich in culture, full of 19th-century mansions and unbeatable views. Coliving Makrinitsa features a cafe, wellness center, indoor movie room, Mediterranean restaurant and a rooftop terrace all within a gorgeous Greek mansion.
Stay in the beautiful island country of Montenegro and enjoy the Adriatic Sea, vast mountain ranges and historic towns with orange rooftops. Playworking is designed for full comfort and functionality, built with minimalism and inspired by Scandinavian sensibility.
Mokrin House of Ideas Serbia
Location: Mokrin Village, Serbia
Mokrin House is a coworking and coliving space located in the northern region of
Serbia. It's an avant-garde project with a futuristic design in a remote part of the country. Since the space is an estate, activites include a learning exchange, dips in the swimming pool, movie nights and bike rides.
Location: Taghazout, Morocco
Quaint surf town in Morocco? Sign us up. SunDesk fosters a vibrant coworking community where skills can be shared, relationships can be built, and fun can be cultivated. Day trips to Marrakesh, an Arabic language learning program and community breakfast are just some of the highlights.
Location: Namibia, Africa
Stay in the capital of Namibia during the week, and take in all the local culture, nightlife and community events. Then, on the weekends, explore the surrounding areas by climbing sand dunes, surfing the Atlantic, sky diving and biking. WildWifi offers this live-work experience for three months out of the year.
Location: Canggu, Indonesia
Asia boasts some of the most affordable, yet luxurious living for digital nomads. Doji Bali is no exception, with its location in the surfing haven of Canggu, which is incredibly close to the world-famous Echo Beach. When you aren't beachside, Dojo Bali has a range of community events in which to participate.
Hub 53 Chiang Mai
Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Chang Mai has long been a destination for travelers due to its affordability, amazing food and sunshine. Hub 53 is eight minutes from the famous Nimman Road and the Maya Mall. The space hosts community events and places importance on creating a sense of home.
Location: Koh Lanta, Thailand
Take a tropical break from city life in Thailand, and head to Koh Lanta. This is where Kohub offers a family-style environment and is a warm haven for people looking to enjoy the relaxed island lifestyle. Close to beaches and markets, this location is perfect for those who want a chill experience while still being able to work.