19 Best Hostels with Co-Working Spaces for Digital Nomads

In this technological age, digital nomads are on the increase, and so is the demand for great on-the-move workspaces. So, to support fellow working travellers, we’ve collected the coolest hostels with co-working spaces from around the world!

 

Feel free to skip to your desired destination:

 

Europe Hostels with Co-working Spaces

Europe can be an expensive continent as a digital nomad, which is why staying in hostels is a good idea. The hostels here have done well to integrate awesome workspaces with affordable food, drinks and those all-important organised events.

 

Portugal: Selina Secret Garden Lisbon

People working at desks
Selina Secret Garden Lisbon

Selina Secret Garden is so much more than just a place to stay; travelers from all walks of life come together to work, eat and play! The workspace is just awesome. Spread out on the big wooden tables, enjoy fast WiFi, ample charging sockets and lots of light flooding in from the window doors. Coffee can be bought from the on-site restaurant/cafe. When you’re done, relax on the rooftop, join a yoga class or simply enjoy a refreshing drink by the pool. We’re not sure you even need to leave the hostel at all!

Hostel highlights:

  • 24-hour reception and no curfew
  • Swimming pool
  • Air-conditioning
  • Bar and Restaurant

🏠 Address: Beco Carrasco nº1 , Lisbon, Portugal

🏘 Neighbourhood: Cais do Sodré

🚍 Nearest bus stop: R. Poço Negros

Book your stay at Selina Secret Garden Lisbon now!

 

Spain: The Loft Hostel in Barcelona

 

Two people working at a desk
The Loft Hostel in Barcelona

Where do we start?! This gorgeous boutique hostel has a cozy little library area that is ideal for working quietly on your computer. When work is done, take yourself over to the La Menuda bar and treat yourself with a cold beverage! The Loft Hostel also offers free weekly activities and communal meals — two super easy ways to meet people in your spare time. What’s more, the privacy curtains on bunk beds support a good night’s sleep, and the restaurant meals save you time by not having to go out to find food.

Hostel highlights:

  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Free WiFi
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Self-Catering Facilities

🏠 Address: carrer Provença 318, Barcelona, Spain

🏘 Neighbourhood: Eixample

🚍 Nearest bus stop: Pau Claris – Rosselló

Book your stay at The Loft Hostel in Barcelona now!

Belgium: YUST Antwerp

People sitting outside on a roof terrace
YUST Antwerp

You might find it difficult to decide on your favourite workspace at YUST Antwerp. This large, quirky hostel offers plenty of inspiring design-led spaces to choose from! There’s the cosy indoor “fire pit” room; the patio with a vertical garden; a library; plus several board meeting rooms. Oh, and how could we forget the rooftop! If you’re feeling anti-social, make use of the bunk privacy curtain and USB port. As there are no organised events here, you can really knuckle down and focus more on your work.

Hostel highlights:

  • Fitness Centre
  • Free WiFi
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Bicycle Hire

🏠 Address: Coveliersstraat 6, Antwerp, Belgium

🏘 Neighbourhood: Berchem

🚍 Nearest bus stop: Antwerpen Haringrodestraat

Book your stay at YUST Antwerp now!

Czech Republic: Dream Hostel Prague

People sitting outside on wooden benches in a garden
Dream Hostel Prague

Dream Hostel Prague has serious style! The team has done a grand old job at creating the ideal co-working space for freelancers. Gaze out the window as you work, or take your laptop to one of the recreation and entertainment areas. There are big benches in the garden to work on; the work area even has laptops you can use…pretty cool! And yes, you’ll find coffee at the onsite cafe.

Hostel highlights:

  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Bar
  • Mini Supermarket
  • Cafe

🏠 Address: 600/23 Ve Smečkách str, Prague, Czech Republic

🏘 Neighbourhood: New Town

🚍 Nearest bus stop: Smečkách

Book your stay at Dream Hostel Prague now!

 

Asia Hostels with Co-working Spaces

It is a well-known fact that Asia, and particularly South-East Asia, is particularly popular among digital nomads. Just think what Bali and Chiang Mai have to offer! Many hostels picked up on this and now cater to the needs of the location-independent workers.

 

Thailand: Luk Hostel Bangkok

A wooden outside seating area
Luk Hostel Bangkok

Ok seriously, there are too many cool things to mention about Luk Hostel. Here’s a roundup:

  • Dedicated co-working area
  • Rise Bar (rooftop bar & restaurant)
  • Rise cafe (endless coffee supply whilst you work)
  • Super-fast & free WiFi
  • Privacy-led dorms

As you can see, this hostel offers a wonderful balance between work and play. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!

Hostel highlights:

  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Air-conditioning
  • Bar
  • Games Room

🏠 Address: 382-384-386 Vanich 1 Road, Chakkrawat, Samphanthawong , Bangkok, Thailand

🏘 Neighbourhood: Chakkrawat

🚍 Nearest bus stop: Yaowarat Market (Old)

Book your stay at Luk Hostel Bangkok now!

 

Indonesia: Kos One Hostel in Canggu, Bali

An outside seating area
Kos One Hostel in Canggu, Bali

Let the photos speak for this stunning boutique hostel known as Kos One; our selected 5 Star Hostel in Canggu, Bali. The “social hub” is the place for co-working and relaxing — comfortable seating and high-speed internet await. Just know that you might just be tempted away from the laptop by the weekly events, incredible cafe food and absolutely knock-your-socks-off design. Think pool bar, outdoor pool, jacuzzis and day beds…wowzers.

Hostel highlights:

  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Swimming Pool
  • Fitness Centre
  • Bar and Restaurant

🏠 Address: Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong No.78 Canggu , Canggu, Indonesia

🏘 Neighbourhood: Canggu

🚍 Nearest bus stop: N/A

Book your stay at Kos One Hostel now!

 

Cambodia: Lub D Siem Reap

A seating area and a projector
Lub D Siem Reap

Pay a small daily fee to enjoy the modern and well-equipped co-working space at Lub D Siem Reap. Features include high-speed WiFi, a printer and an open floor plan with tons of natural light. There are even lockers to store your laptop and files. Time off? Head to the pool and swim-up pool bar, or relax in the common/games area. Nice.

Hostel highlights:

  • Air Conditioning
  • Swimming Pool
  • Travel Desk
  • Bar and Restaurant

🏠 Address: 7 Makara Street, Wat Bo Village Sala Kamreuk Commune, Siem Reap, Cambodia

🏘 Neighbourhood: Sala Komrark District

🚍 Nearest bus stop: Sivatha Rd

Book your stay at Lub D Siem Reap now!

 

Philippines: Murals Hostel and Cafe in Cebu

A dorm room and lockers
Murals Hostel and Cafe in Cebu

This fun-loving hostel often hosts events such as quiz nights, and the all-day free breakfast is not to be missed! Let’s cut straight to it and see what Murals Hostel and Cafe offers digital nomads:

  • Shared spaces with 100 Mbps WiFi connectivity
  • Unlimited coffee
  • Office services: printing & scanning documents

Hostel highlights:

  • Air Conditioning
  • Book Exchange
  • Travel Desk
  • Bar and Restaurant

🏠 Address: Corner President Roxas and President Magsaysay Str, Kasambagan, Cebu City , Cebu, Philippines

🏘 Neighbourhood: Kasambagan

🚍 Nearest bus stop: Cebu North Bus Terminal

Book your stay at Murals Hostel now!

 

Nepal: WanderThirst Hostels in Kathmandu

An outside seating area and bar
WanderThirst Hostel in Kathmandu

For those of you that love to balance work and play, WanderThirst Hostels is a superb option. Make use of the dedicated co-working space by day, and join new work buddies in the restaurant-bar by night. The coffee shop will make sure you stay alert, and the open garden movie theatre will constantly entice you. Hey, you can even get a tattoo done at the on-site parlour if you really fancy it!

Hostel highlights:

  • Air Conditioning
  • Book Exchange
  • Travel Desk
  • Bar and Restaurant

🏠 Address: Kaldhara Marg, Paknajol Marg , Kathmandu, Nepal

🏘 Neighbourhood: Paknajol

🚍 Nearest bus stop: Tourist Bus Pokhara

Book your stay at WanderThirst Hostel now!

 

Malaysia: Bed Attitude Hostel in Langkawi

A common area with people playing pool
Bed Attitude Hostel in Langkawi

Ok, let us be honest: there is no dedicated co-working space here. However, the super groovy common area at Bed Attitude Hostel is not to be missed! This is your opportunity to work amongst other travelers – ideal if you enjoy working in a lively atmosphere. There are plenty of chairs and tables to rest your laptop, have a break and lounge on a beanbag, grab a cheap drink or simply strike up a conversation.

Hostel highlights:

  • Air Conditioning
  • Cafe
  • Travel Desk
  • Pool Table

🏠 Address: No.1, first floor cenang view hotel,, Jalan pantai cenang, Langkawi, Malaysia

🏘 Neighbourhood: Jalan pantai cenang

🚍 Nearest bus stop: N/A

Book your stay at Bed Attitude Hostel now!

 

North America Hostels with Co-working Spaces

The cool thing about North American hostels is that in many cities there is a ‘hotel law’, keeping dorms to a cosy maximum of 4-beds. They’re big on social events, and for an affordable price, you can enjoy awesome amenities such as outdoor swimming pools and big rooftop areas.

 

USA: Hostel Fish in Denver

A mirror and stools
Hostel Fish in Denver

The reading lounge at Hostel Fish is also the co-working space, designed to help you get your head down and your work done. We suggest you get it done fast because there’s a lot more going on; from pub crawls and free drinks to a downstairs restaurant and music venue. With a full bar, modern kitchen and multiple lounges, we doubt you’ll have any trouble meeting people here.

Hint: Make sure you book a dorm that has privacy curtains so you can rest well for the next working day.

Hostel highlights:

  • Air Conditioning
  • Book Exchange
  • Travel Desk
  • Bar and Restaurant

🏠 Address: 1217 20th Street , Denver, USA

🏘 Neighbourhood: Central Business District

🚍 Nearest bus stop: Denver Union Station

Book your stay at Hostel Fish now!

 

Mexico: Selina Playa del Carmen

A swimming pool surrounded by palm trees and deck chairs
Selina Playa del Carmen

The best thing about Selina Playa del Carmen? It’s set up for a wide range of remote workers thanks to the awesome room types on offer. You can opt for a 20-bed community room, a smaller 4-bed dorm or a private room to yourself. There are both shared and private working spaces, too!  Spare time surprises include a swimming pool, rooftop, yoga lessons and an on-site bar.

Hostel highlights:

  • Air Conditioning
  • Swimming Pool
  • Travel Desk
  • Bar and Restaurant

🏠 Address: Calle 2 Esquina con la Quinta Avenida, Colonia Centro , Playa del Carmen, Mexico

🏘 Neighbourhood: Playa del Carmen

🚍 Nearest bus stop: ADO Tourist Terminal

Book your stay at Selina Playa del Carmen now!

 

Central America Hostels with Co-working Spaces

Travel further south in the Americas and watch the price drop and the hostel quality increase. Seriously. Central America is home to some impressive co-working hostels which offer networking opportunities and luxuries such as poolside bars & live music events.

 

Costa Rica: Selina San Jose

A desk area with people working
Selina San Jose

In true Selina style, the San Jose hostel will not let you down. Get ready for an edgy urban vibe with striking wall art. The co-working space here offers plenty of networking opportunities – great for entrepreneurs. Free tea & coffee can be found in the kitchen; Yoga and wellness sessions, plus killer cocktails at the on-site bar, are just a few more highlights of this place.

Hostel highlights:

  • Air Conditioning
  • Swimming Pool
  • Travel Desk
  • Bar and Restaurant

🏠 Address: Ave. 9, Calles 13 y 15, Barrio Otoya, El Carmen , San Jose, Costa Rica

🏘 Neighbourhood: Barrio Otoya

🚍 Nearest bus stop: Parada Parque Espana

Book your stay at Selina San Jose now!

 

Guatemala: Selina Antigua

A work area with private booths and a meeting room
Selina Antigua

Yes, another Selina! It’s hard to ignore them when they prove to be the best hostels with co-working spaces in Central America. Selina Antigua has an emphasis on stunning spaces and fun events. Outdoor pool and live bands, anyone? The on-site restaurant-bar supports you and your work-time; you can take your lunch and cocktail to your laptop.

Hostel highlights:

  • Air Conditioning
  • Swimming Pool
  • Travel Desk
  • Bar and Restaurant

🏠 Address: 6ta avenida norte # 43-A, Antigua, Guatemala

🏘 Neighbourhood: Antigua Centre

🚍 Nearest bus stop: Museo La Merced

Book your stay at Selina Antigua now!

South America Hostels with Co-working Spaces

In South America, there is a chance to relax in nature within a calm, homely hostel environment. Or, if you prefer a lively atmosphere, head to one of the bigger cities. The countries of this continent vary dramatically, and so do the hostels – it all depends on what kind of atmosphere you’re looking for.

 

Peru: Wolf Totem Guesthouse in Pisac

A conservatory area with sofas and a fireplace
Wolf Totem Guesthouse in Pisac

How about a quiet stay that feels more like a home than a hostel? Wolf Totem Guesthouse is a small slice of paradise in the Sacred Valley. The WiFi is super-fast, and the gorgeous living area is an ideal place to knuckle down. When you’re done, you’ll certainly be struggling to decide whether to jump in the sauna, laze in a hammock or go for a trek in the mountains. Wow!

Hostel highlights:

  • Sauna
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Travel Desk
  • Bar and Restaurant

🏠 Address: Pardo 613, Písac 08106, Peru , Pisac, Peru

🏘 Neighbourhood: Pisac

🚍 Nearest bus stop: Pisac/Cusco

Book your stay at Wolf Totem Guesthouse now!

 

Ecuador: Selina Quito

People working in sofa pods
Selina Quito

This Selina location offers daily classes and activities that help you tap into the energy and culture of Quito. It would make sense to stay here for at least a week. That way you can get all your work done in the awesome co-working space, and also join in on the fun.

Tip: We recommend booking a private room as the dorms do not come with privacy curtains.

Hostel highlights:

  • Meeting Rooms
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Travel Desk
  • Bar and Restaurant

🏠 Address: Diego de Almagro N24-416 , Quito, Ecuador

🏘 Neighbourhood: Guapulo

🚍 Nearest bus stop: Baca Ortiz

Book your stay at Selina Quito now!

 

Columbia: Masaya Medellin

Masaya Medellin

Masaya Medellin is a tropical home away from WFH. Its incredible rooftop terrace is just perfect for sending emails while soaking up the South American sunshine. With living spaces designed for sharing, it’s never been easier to connect with digital nomads just like you. Time to unwind? Pocket a few balls after work on their huge AF pool table.

Hostel highlights:

  • Adaptors
  • Swimming Pool
  • Roof Terrace
  • Bar and Restaurant

🏠 Address: Calle 8 #43A – 89 El Poblado , Medellin, Colombia

🏘 Neighbourhood: El Poblado

🚍 Nearest bus stop: Poblado

Book your stay at Masaya Medellin now!

 

Africa Hostels with Co-working Spaces

Africa is an up-and-coming destination for digital nomads. So, at present, there aren’t many hostels dedicated to providing co-working spaces for travelers. This may be a good place to pick a cool hostel and work from a cafe (see tips further down).

 

South Africa: ONCE in Cape Town

People working on outside wooden benches and a cafe
ONCE in Cape Town

How about setting up your workstation in a hip, friendly and fresh hostel cafe? There are 3 in-house restaurants at ONCE in Cape Town, so take your pick! This wonderfully social accommodation will ensure you meet people and have a good time alongside your work responsibilities. The outdoor fire-pit and meditation garden also give you space to work and chill.

Hostel highlights:

  • Cable TV
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Bar and Restaurant

🏠 Address: 69 Kloof street , Cape Town, South Africa

🏘 Neighbourhood: Gardens

🚍 Nearest bus stop: Lower Kloof

Book your stay at ONCE now!

 

Oceania Hostels with Co-working Spaces

Hostels in this part of the world have a strong focus on shared spaces such as on-site bars, cafes & lounge rooms. They also make for great workspaces! As the climate is so good in Oceania, it’s more common to take your laptop to seaside cafes during the day and relax at the hostel in the afternoon/evening.

 

Australia: The Mansion Melbourne

People working at a bench
The Mansion Melbourne

Cross the road and you’ll be on famous Brunswick Street in Fitzroy suburb. Once you’ve finished working, there are tons of cool things to explore in this area! Alongside great indoor and outdoor co-working spaces, The Mansion Melbourne offers:

  • A cool bar & cafe (coffee!)
  • Environmentally friendly practices
  • 14 newly renovated rooms

Hostel highlights:

  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • PlayStation
  • Bar and Cafe

🏠 Address: 66-90 Victoria Parade , Melbourne, Australia

🏘 Neighbourhood: Carlton

🚍 Nearest bus stop: St Vincent’s Hospital/Victoria Parade

Book your stay at The Mansion Melbourne now!

 

Tips on how to find Digital-Nomad Friendly Hostels

There are many more hostels designed for the digital nomad. And although we all love staying in hostels, not all of them are suited to get your work done. The question remains, how can you identify a work-friendly hostel?

  1. Check the filters for
    1. Work Space
    2. Fitness Centre
    3. Cafe and/or Common area
  1. Explore Hostelgeeks.com
  2. Check reviews and comments on WiFi Speed
  3. Check the photos for community tables and dedicated work areas
  4. No hostel for nomads available? Pick the coolest hostel and work from a Café

 

Summary of Best Hostels with Co-Working Spaces

You see, hostels can be so much more than cheap and fun accommodation. Hostels have come a long way in the last 10 to 15 years, especially with the increasing amount of location independent workers and digital nomads. They open their doors for us and give us the space we need so we can both enjoy the lifestyle of a hostel as well as get our work done. Now you’re all set when it comes to working in the coolest hostels with co-working spaces around the world!

Who are we? We are Hostelgeeks, your shortcut to finding the world’s finest hostels — the 5 Star Hostels. We are a small, international team of hostel-lovers and backpackers, living and working from the road, in hostels all over the world. Not only do we love to discover stunning hostels to meet people, connect and have unique experiences; we also love to share them with fellow backpackers. Our guides are written by travelers, for travelers.

Our question for you: What is your favourite hostel to work from? Share it here in the comments.

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