Cowork Central

The hub for creative, independent minds situated in the heart of Lisbon

Fed up of working at home? Just moved to Lisbon and looking to get plugged into the city? Remote worker in need of human interaction? On holiday but on a deadline? Well, you've come to the right place! Cowork Central really is Lisbon’s favourite coworking spot.

Over two locations – in Cais do Sodré and Principe Real – we provide a shared workspace to dozens of people each day. We have desks and rooms available to rent on a flexible basis and a friendly, international gang of workmates to make you feel right at home.

As freelancers ourselves we understand how hard it can be to work at home every day, with the washing-up to distract us and only the cats for company. We missed the focus and fun of a real office, so we’ve tried to create the perfect environment to share ideas, inspire and collaborate.

We hope you like it as much as we do! Learn more below about what makes us special or come along for a visit today.

Book a day pass for 15€  or  ask us a question

Cowork Central — Principe Real now open!

We’re pleased to announce that our second space in Principe Real is now open. We're still working to update the website but, in the meantime, see photos and check out the location, book a roaming or day pass – or book a tour. Desk prices are the same as Cais do Sodré (though we have some new XL desks for people with several monitors). We also have some private rooms available for teams of 2-4 people. Those with a 5 or 10 day desk pass are able to jump freely between locations. Let us know if you have any burning questions.

“Indisputably the best co-working place in Lisbon for community, view, location, team and lots of other stuff – go!”

Alex, Teacher Horizons, UK

Cowork desk space

Whether you’re just starting out on your Lisbon adventure or just passing through we have options to suit everyone, all with a lovely view over Lisbon and a friendly bunch of coworkers.

Desk rental is available by the day, week or month. Come every day, or whenever you like with a 5- or 10-day pass. We don't offer desk rental by the hour but it is available at Cowork Central as part of a Get Croissant subscription.

Individual roaming and day passes can be booked in advance via this website. If you are a regular member multi-day pass please book via email – we recommend booking in advance as we often get very full.

One day… over the rainbow

  • Roaming
    • € 10
    • € 8.13 + IVA
    • Need a calm spot to work for just a few hours? Our roaming pass gives you access to our lounge and kitchen for the day. Perfect for nomads or those needing to answer some emails on the move…

      Note that you don't get access to our meeting room or a desk with our roaming pass

      Book and pay online

    What’s included?

    1. Reserved desk for your use only
    2. Flexible desk (booking in advance advised)
    3. Lounge access with kitchen
    4. Amazing river views
    5. Friendly faces and lovely people
    6. Free coffee
    7. Crazy-fast internet via wifi or ethernet
    8. Private call booths
    9. Meeting room (one hour per day included)
    10. Meeting room – 5€ per hour
    11. Open 9am to 9pm, 5 days a week, and Saturday by arrangement
    12. 24 / 7 / 365 access (by prior arrangement)
    13. Metro, train, tram, bus and boat on the doorstep
    14. Lockers to store your stuff
    15. Air conditioned rooms
    16. Printer access
    17. Lift access
    18. Bathroom with shower
    19. Regular surf trips
    20. Secret lunches and after work drinks
    21. Receive letters and parcels
    22. Bike shed
  • Daily
    • € 15
    • € 12.20 + IVA
    • Pay as you go. Your very own desk for the day – grab a spare desk and get to work. Booking in advance recommended.

      Cancel at no cost until midnight the day before

      Book and pay online

    What’s included?

    1. Reserved desk for your use only
    2. Flexible desk (booking in advance advised)
    3. Lounge access with kitchen
    4. Amazing river views
    5. Friendly faces and lovely people
    6. Free coffee
    7. Crazy-fast internet via wifi or ethernet
    8. Private call booths
    9. Meeting room (one hour per day included)
    10. Meeting room – 5€ per hour
    11. Open 9am to 9pm, 5 days a week, and Saturday by arrangement
    12. 24 / 7 / 365 access (by prior arrangement)
    13. Metro, train, tram, bus and boat on the doorstep
    14. Lockers to store your stuff
    15. Air conditioned rooms
    16. Printer access
    17. Lift access
    18. Bathroom with shower
    19. Regular surf trips
    20. Secret lunches and after work drinks
    21. Receive letters and parcels
    22. Bike shed

Fast and loose

  • 5-day pass
    • € 65
    • € 52.85 + IVA
    • Come every day for a week, once a week or whenever you feel like. Use at either Cais do Sodré or Principe Real – just tell us when you book.

      Cancel until midnight the day before without cost. Valid for 3 months

      Book by email

    What’s included?

    1. Reserved desk for your use only
    2. Flexible desk (booking in advance advised)
    3. Lounge access with kitchen
    4. Amazing river views
    5. Friendly faces and lovely people
    6. Free coffee
    7. Crazy-fast internet via wifi or ethernet
    8. Private call booths
    9. Meeting room (one hour per day included)
    10. Meeting room – 5€ per hour
    11. Open 9am to 9pm, 5 days a week, and Saturday by arrangement
    12. 24 / 7 / 365 access (by prior arrangement)
    13. Metro, train, tram, bus and boat on the doorstep
    14. Lockers to store your stuff
    15. Air conditioned rooms
    16. Printer access
    17. Lift access
    18. Bathroom with shower
    19. Regular surf trips
    20. Secret lunches and after work drinks
    21. Receive letters and parcels
    22. Bike shed
  • 10-day pass
    • € 120
    • € 97.56 + IVA
    • Pay for 10 days at a time but have the flexibility to come and go as you wish. Use at either Cais do Sodré or Principe Real – just tell us when you book.

      Cancel until midnight the day before without cost. Valid for 6 months

      Book by email

    What’s included?

    1. Reserved desk for your use only
    2. Flexible desk (booking in advance advised)
    3. Lounge access with kitchen
    4. Amazing river views
    5. Friendly faces and lovely people
    6. Free coffee
    7. Crazy-fast internet via wifi or ethernet
    8. Private call booths
    9. Meeting room (one hour per day included)
    10. Meeting room – 5€ per hour
    11. Open 9am to 9pm, 5 days a week, and Saturday by arrangement
    12. 24 / 7 / 365 access (by prior arrangement)
    13. Metro, train, tram, bus and boat on the doorstep
    14. Lockers to store your stuff
    15. Air conditioned rooms
    16. Printer access
    17. Lift access
    18. Bathroom with shower
    19. Regular surf trips
    20. Secret lunches and after work drinks
    21. Receive letters and parcels
    22. Bike shed

Regular Lisboeta

  • Monthly
    • € 225
    • € 182,93 + IVA
    • A fixed desk of your very own. Bring your photos of loved ones, your monitor – even your dog. And, at Principe Real only: super-size your desk – a 180cm-wide desk all to yourself for 280€ per month (perfect for those with lots of screens)!

      One month contract; 15 day notice period, 24/7 access.

      Book by email

    What’s included?

    1. Reserved desk for your use only
    2. Flexible desk (booking in advance advised)
    3. Lounge access with kitchen
    4. Amazing river views
    5. Friendly faces and lovely people
    6. Free coffee
    7. Crazy-fast internet via wifi or ethernet
    8. Private call booths
    9. Meeting room (one hour per day included)
    10. Meeting room – 5€ per hour
    11. Open 9am to 9pm, 5 days a week, and Saturday by arrangement
    12. 24 / 7 / 365 access (by prior arrangement)
    13. Metro, train, tram, bus and boat on the doorstep
    14. Lockers to store your stuff
    15. Air conditioned rooms
    16. Printer access
    17. Lift access
    18. Bathroom with shower
    19. Regular surf trips
    20. Secret lunches and after work drinks
    21. Receive letters and parcels
    22. Bike shed
  • Quarterly
    • € 615
    • € 500 + IVA
    • Pay for three months at a time to save 20€ per month. Well done – now you’re really part of the family! (At Principe Real save 20€ per month on a super-sized desk also. Ask for details)

      30 day notice period. 24/7 access available on request.

      Book by email

    What’s included?

    1. Reserved desk for your use only
    2. Flexible desk (booking in advance advised)
    3. Lounge access with kitchen
    4. Amazing river views
    5. Friendly faces and lovely people
    6. Free coffee
    7. Crazy-fast internet via wifi or ethernet
    8. Private call booths
    9. Meeting room (one hour per day included)
    10. Meeting room – 5€ per hour
    11. Open 9am to 9pm, 5 days a week, and Saturday by arrangement
    12. 24 / 7 / 365 access (by prior arrangement)
    13. Metro, train, tram, bus and boat on the doorstep
    14. Lockers to store your stuff
    15. Air conditioned rooms
    16. Printer access
    17. Lift access
    18. Bathroom with shower
    19. Regular surf trips
    20. Secret lunches and after work drinks
    21. Receive letters and parcels
    22. Bike shed

Online payments are processed by Stripe. Visa, Mastercard and American Express credit and debit cards accepted.
Prices include VAT / IVA payable at the applicable rate

Photos

For the most up to date photos follow our Instagram @coworkcentral – that’s where all the love happens!

Great location with a lot of nice desks and equipment. The staff is always friendly and tries to help you with all the problems you might bump into. On top of that you’ll be invited to a group so you can join people for lunch, surfing or simply having a beer or coffee!

Philipp Meißner, Ziet.io, Germany

Other services

  1. Cowork add-ons

    Cowork add-ons

    Big screen and keyboard

    Price per day 3€ + IVA 
    27” 4k for 5€ + IVA

    We have a range of 23 and 24“ Apple displays available and a new LG 27” 4k display. Connections available: Mini Displayport / USB-C / Thunderbolt / HDMI / DVI / VGA. Due to high demand we recommend booking in advance. Keyboards and mice also available. 

    Computer rental

    Price per day: 10€ + IVA (12,30€)

    Trying to be on holiday but clients need an urgent file? Computer died and it'll take a while to get fixed? Don't worry – we can rent you a shiny Mac with keyboard and mouse to get out of your pickle.

  2. Room rental per hour

    Room rental per hour

    Meeting room for Cowork members

    1 hour included per day
    5€ for extra hours

    Current users of Cowork Central who rent any type of desk are allowed up to 1 hour per day of meeting room time as part of their daily pass or desk rental subscription and are eligible for further hours at a reduced rate.

    Meeting room rental for outside clients

    12,50€ per hour (booked in advance)

    We accept meeting room bookings from external individuals and companies (up to 5 people). We also offer access to our meeting room out of hours (an extra fee may apply), subject to availability. Please contact us for more information.

  3. Room rental per day

    Room rental per day

    Need a private space for a day or more for a company retreat, workshop or meetup? With high speed internet, desks, chairs and a great view we have rooms that are ready to jump into and get started.

    Up to 5 people

    We have a lovely, air-conditioned room with river view and 5 desks available – it’s perfect for a company retreat or war room, or for workshops or training for small groups. Available during the week or at weekends.

    90€ + IVA per day

    10-15 people

    Suitable for groups of up to 10-15, depending on the use, we have a beautiful, air-conditioned room with one huge desk and a river view. Available on weekdays, weekends or public holidays.

    125€ + IVA per day (up to 8h)

    90€ + IVA half day (up to 4h)

    For bigger functions (weekend only) it is possible to rent the two rooms together. The adjacent meeting room can also be rented. Contact us for availability and more information. IVA charged as applicable.

  4. Room rental per month

    Room rental per month

    Like coworking but need a bit more privacy? Want a flexible space for your new startup? Looking for an office to allow your new team to thrive in Lisbon? Don’t want to have to worry about furniture, internet, coffee and cleaning? We can help! We have a small number of offices to rent for private companies with capacity from 2 to 11 people.

    Even if we are full we are also able to provide consultancy and management services to companies looking to set up in Lisbon, from finding, designing and equipping your office through to running your office for you on a day to day basis, enabling you to focus on what you do best – running your business.

    Contact us for more information.

    Current availability: 1 private room available room for 4 people (Principe Real). Last updated 17 May 2018

“Pretty great co-work space. Lovely environment, feels more like home than office. And the people are really nice as well. Great job on creating a nice hub for work and networking! ps the covfefe machine is awesome :)”

Lev Andelman, Developer

Out and about in Lisbon

The Cowork Central family

We now provide a home from home for 85 people each day – but our family of coworkers now consists of over 500. We are a big, happy mix from all walks of life – some who work with us every day, some who come once a week or more, and others who are more spontaneous. Some of our coworkers are based in Lisbon full time and others have just come to escape the long Berlin winter.

Our family spans the globe, a diverse bunch of people from more than 60 countries and countless professions – designers, software engineers, translators, startup founders, digital marketing peeps – we welcome everyone, whether you are an illustrator, a consultant or a wedding planner! We even have a dog or two here at times. We’re open to nice people everywhere…

For regular users of the space we facilltate a variety of activities including workshops, #dinners and drinks, a weekly #surfbus, our famous #secretlunch. We’re also a proud member of the Made of Lisboa initiative.

Current coworkers represent, to name a few, Portugal, Spain, Colombia, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Chile, Italy, United Kingdom, USA, Brasil, Venezuela, Germany, France, Italy, Israel, Ireland, Poland and Canada.

Pull up a chair and make yourself at home!

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“I really like the sense of community and the international perspective. It’s by far the most friendly workplace I’ve ever been to.”

Ananda, Digital Marketeer, Brazil

Header photo by Silvie Bonne Fotografie