Tips and criteria for chosing a coworking / coliving space as a digital nomad

Clément Roméas
Feb 11 · 2 min read

During the last 2 years, I have been using several coworking and coliving spaces that cater to location independent professionals, to get some inspiration for my own project in the Alps. This led me to explore a lot of spaces in Europe, as well as Morocco and Indonesia (Bali).

Dojo Bali coworking space

If you have been doing that too, you probably had hard times to figure out what to expect before you actually get there. Every coworking / coliving space is so different from the others and their website may not show all the details. Reviews and word of mouth are definitely very helpful to get a better idea, as well as blog posts / videos from the previous users.

I thought that comparing those I visited on specific criteria could help in getting a better idea about the experience you can expect at these places. I listed several criteria from the following categories: location and access, space, technical, community. Some of them are based on facts (price, distance to airport), others are based on impressions (comfort, cleanliness, integration into the community). Of course, those based on impressions are very personal and depend on the feelings I got when I spent time there. However, the experience I had may be very different from others and things might also have changed in between.

Everyone has his/her own criteria when it comes to chosing a place to work (and live). There might be other important criteria missing in that list that I would be happy to add.

Feel free to browse the 3 tabs from this file; feedback and comments to improve it will be much appreciated.

List of featured spaces:

CoworkingC, Las Palmas, Spain
The Sandbox, Las Palmas, Spain
Coworking Bansko, Bansko, Bulgaria
The Ski Locker, Chamonix, France
Swenson House, Audierne, France
Hubud, Ubud, Indonesia
The Roof, Las Palmas, Spain
Restation, Las Palmas, Spain
Coworking in the sun, Puerto de la Cruz, Spain
Hub Fuerteventura, Corralejo, Spain
Outpost Canggu, Canggu, Indonesia
Outpost Ubud, Ubud, Indonesia
Dojo Bali, Canggu, Indonesia
Mutinerie Village, Saint Victor de Buthon, France
Coworksurf, Sagres, Portugal
Coliving Provence, Forcalquier, France
SunDesk, Taghazout, Morocco
Swiss Escape, Grimentz, Switzerland
Sun and Co, Javea, Spain
Outsite Bali, Canggu, Indonesia
Roam Bali, Ubud, Indonesia
Coconat, Bad Belzig, Germany
Arctic Coworking Lodge, Norway

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