As much as we all like to work from home every now and then, finding a coworking space with the right amenities and the right community can bring a breath of fresh air and inspiration into our work. Especially for Digital Nomads, freelancers, remote workers, ex-pats and students.
But how do you find and choose the right one? Some cities will have so many options that it will be almost impossible to check and see everything, but knowing exactly what you want and what works best for you will help you to narrow down your options.
How to choose the ideal coworking space for you?
There are several things to weigh when choosing a coworking space. Amenities, comfort, meeting rooms, how much space you will actually have, are only some of the things you need to consider when looking for a coworking space.
You must think carefully about what works for you and your current situations, then make a list and use it as a reference to make your final decision. Another essential element to consider is networking and community.
Knowing what kind of people you want to meet and which projects you wish to participate in is also fundamental when choosing the perfect spot for you to work from. Each space will attract different people with different interests. It’s advisable to read reviews or even try to chat with people who are already using some of the spaces you are interested in.
Coworking spaces in Porto, Portugal
Once you know what you’re looking for, you can start going deep into your research. There are around 34 spaces for you to check out in Porto. Let’s have a look at some of them.
Porto i/o is a reference in the coworking scene of the city. It has two different spaces: one located in the historic centre of Porto and the other located by the river with breathtaking views of the Douro river. For those wishing to stay longer, Porto i/o offer 24/7 access. Another highlight of this coworking space is the regular events held there.
Address: Rua Cândido dos Reis, 81 and Rua do Infante Dom Henrique, 73 Prices: From €12,50 (per day desk) to €130 (monthly workspace)
OPO Lab is all about creativity. If you are in the creative industry, you will love it. OPO Lab opened in 2010 to educate the public about the benefits of digital technologies and inspire and help people transform their ideas into locally produced products to boost the local economy. The space is fully equipped with 2D CNC / 3D CNC machines and much more types of equipment.
Address: Rua D. João IV, 643
Prices: Start at €10 per day
CRU – Cowork offers excellent facilities and photo studios, and screen-printing workshops. It is located in the famous Rua Miguel Bombarda, known as the Port Art District. It provides an excellent environment for artists and entrepreneurs. CRU is also a good choice for creative freelancers.
Address: Rua do Rosário, 211
Prices: Monthly prices range from €40 to €130
Typographia Cowork is an excellent choice for those looking for a more relaxed and quiet atmosphere. It offers fantastic locations and large areas. Typographia is located in Cordoaria in the heart of the Historic Centre.
It provides a particular place for meals, a lounge, communal spaces and an outdoor patio. Address: Campo Mártires da Pátria, 144-A Prices: Prices start at €25 and go up to €115