Work from home or do it somewhere else? This is the eternal question that entrepreneurs or freelancers ask themselves when they decide to take the next step and start working on their own. Beginnings are not simple and money, in most cases, is not abundant. That’s why reducing expenses is what most people do in the beginning.
But does it really benefit us to save in every way? The truth is, no, and the workplace is one of them. That’s why at Worktel we bet on having a coworking service available, either on a regular basis, by hour or, simply, where you can work every time you go to work in another city.
In this sense, the city with the greatest potential for freelancers and entrepreneurs, especially young people, is Madrid. A city as big as coworking options exists. But the choice should not be trivial.
And a coworking should not only be reduced to being the place where you perform your work, but should also offer options such as networking through events, having rooms where you can have your moments of distraction and, of course, where you can eat.
For this reason and so that you can work from the best coworking in the city, we have selected the 10 best coworking in the Spanish capital. All of them are, without a doubt, “la crème de la crème”, as our French neighbours would say.
But, on what have we based ourselves to make this list? In Worktel we have selected the following criteria to determine our selection:
- The community that is created in the coworking: We believe that the community is the soul of a coworking. A good coworking is not just a place to work, it must be a place where you can do networking. That’s why we’ve looked at those spaces that take care of this aspect, promoting it, organizing events, etc…
- The characteristics of the spaces and services they offer: The size of the coworking, the variety of spaces (flexible stalls, fixed, private, kitchen office …), variety of services (printing, lockers, showers, pet access, bike parking, etc …)
- Design: A good design of the space is essential for a coworking is a pleasant environment to work and be productive. Not only should it have comfortable and suitable furniture for work, but it should also have spaces where we can relax for a few minutes, have a cup of coffee…and why not…play a game of foosball!
- Location: We all know that location plays a key role in any business and the location of our workspace is equally important. The fact that it has multiple accessible services (restaurants, shopping, health, etc…), that it is close to communication networks (metro, buses, etc…) or close to potential clients and/or partners is something we should take into account.
Let’s have a look at our selection of the 10 best coworkings in Madrid.
3 are the coworking that the international company Wework offers you in the centre of Madrid: Paseo de La Castellana 77; Paseo de La Castellana 43 and Eloy Gonzalo 23, the latter located in the mythical district of Chamberí.
All of them are ideal spaces for freelancers who work alone, as well as for those who have more members in their team. Wework adapts to your needs and offers you the option of having a private office, a hot desk or a personal desk.
These 3 spaces have excellent communication to reach them and a modern and vanguard design, ideal for developing creativity to the maximum. Wide spaces that have high-speed Internet are open every day of the year and have computer and office support, so you only have to worry about your work.
In addition, both Eloy Gonzalo 27 and Paseo de La Castellana 77 allow access to dogs, so you can work with your pet. Both places also have showers and meditation rooms, so you can feel at home.
Finally, we would like to highlight the calendar of events organised to improve the lives of the people who work in these places, which in turn allow you to network and meet people, especially during the Happy hour that usually takes place in Paseo de La Castellana 77.
Wework Castellana 43
Highlights: Unlimited freshly roasted coffee, wellness room, bike racks and ping-pong table.
Busining City María de Molina
Busining is a chain of business and coworking centres that currently has four centres in Madrid. Busining Maria de Molina, Busining Torre Europa, Busining O’Donell and Busining La Finca.
In the heart of Madrid and with unbeatable communications, the Busining City coworking Maria de Molina is undoubtedly one of the best spaces in Madrid to create and grow your business. Why?
On one side, because it is a place where you can breathe an atmosphere of tranquility and cooperation between workers in which you will never feel alone. In fact, it has a reception service that will guide you at all times from 8 am to 9 pm. This also helps to give a good image to your customers.
In it you can choose between fixed and flexible positions, depending on the needs you have. In addition of your usual workspace, you also have at your disposal meeting rooms with wifi and capacity between 4 and 12 people.
If you need to celebrate an event, you have at your disposal an exclusive room for it, with 140 m2 HD projector, large format screen, blackboards, flipcharts, sound, WiFi, electrical connections, as well as guest care, catering, temporary decoration or hostesses, among other services, if you wish. In short, everything you need for the organization of your event to be a success.
For more formal meetings, nothing like organizing a meeting in the Club Room, decorated in the purest Victorian style. Complete the services of this coworking, the lockers and the lounge work where you can eat, have a coffee, relax or continue working in a relaxed atmosphere. All of this without forgetting the events that are organized for the community.
Busining City María de Molina
No. of places: 40
Prices: 15€/day, 120€/month
Highlights: Free cafeteria, events and workshops for members
With 6 coworkings located in the center of Madrid, Utopicus offers you spaces designed by prestigious architects and designers who have had in mind that freelancers like you can develop their work in the best environment.
The coworking Duque de Rivas, Colegiata, Gran Vía, Conde de Casal, Príncipe de Vergara or Ourense are all equipped with the most advanced technologies and the most comfortable furniture, so that you always feel at home.
All of them have meeting rooms, spaces and services for events, as well as offering you a legal advice service or access to financial aid, to resolve all the doubts that arise while being freelance.
If you want to give your company a more professional look, don’t forget to ask for your fiscal address in any of these 6 spaces. All coworkers have different options of payment and workspace, depending on your needs. You can work in them for days, months or weeks.
In terms of services, all have fiber optic wifi, printing service, rest areas and office where you can eat or relax while you have a coffee or snack. It should be noted that all of them encourage networking through different events, which (except Gran Via) are all Pet friendly and that you can practice Yoga and Mindfulness, undoubtedly ideal therapies for any worker.
Utopicus Conde Casal
No. of places: 100
Prices: 15€/day, 135€/month
Highlights: Parking for bicycles, yoga and mindfulness, pet friendly
3 are the spaces that the international company SpacesWorks offers you in the heart of Madrid. Places that have been specially designed to maintain the enthusiasm and creativity of all the people who work in them. Its studied design and all the events that take place throughout the year make it easier for people to make friends and do networking to grow their business.
In all of them you have the option of spending a free day working and get to know both the individual work spaces that you can access at the time you want, as it is open 24 hours a day.
Flexibility that you will also find when making contracts or requesting the square meters you need. In SpacesWorks they are the ones who adapt to you and your business.
All SpacesWorks coworkers in Madrid have perfectly equipped meeting rooms where you can have, for example, a catering service. In the same way, we have created open work areas and spaces where you can rest, disconnect and eat or have a cup of coffee.
In the words of one of their clients in the centre of Atocha:
“Excellent office space in Madrid. The service is exceptional, they really make an extra effort to make you feel comfortable and “at home” in the office”.
Spaces Madrid Atocha
No. of places: 550
Highlights: Next to the retreat, Parking for bicycles, showers, cafeteria
The Shed Coworking
Located at 48 Hermosilla Street in Madrid, The Shed coworking is a space designed for creative and flexible minds, where the workplace adapts to you and your business and not the other way around.
A coworking where you can choose between flexible or permanent positions located in large rooms with great lighting and a minimalist and colorful decoration that invites productivity and in an unbeatable environment where motivation is always present.
In the same way, they offer you different meeting rooms with capacity for 8 to 55 people, where you can hold not only team meetings or meetings with clients, but also training, presentations or cocktails, in short, everything you need to grow and publicize your business.
Of course, in The Shed Coworking they have not forgotten the relaxation spaces and for this they have a room equipped with microwaves, coffee maker and kitchen, where they have had the detail of adding a small library and where you can disconnect or make an informal meeting in their comfortable little tables.
On the other hand, its ‘Patio-terraza’ space is a place thought to carry out events or pop up store, particular parties or product presentation, where the decoration will make your clients or guests feel really comfortable.
The Shed Coworking
Prices: 15€ day, 180€/month
Impact Hub Madrid
The famous community created to support entrepreneurs and freelancers offers in the capital of Spain 4 different coworking spaces, where you can choose between flexible or permanent positions, as well as offices for freelancers or small businesses wishing to locate their business in one of these 4 facilities.
All of them are located in the center of Madrid and have easy access by public transport (metro, bus or Bici Madrid) and 2 of them have parking nearby (Gobernador and Alameda).
In all of them you will find meeting rooms, as well as event rooms that you can book by the hour or by the day depending on your needs. These rooms are fully equipped and, if you wish, you have the possibility of adding services according to meetings or events, such as catering or hostesses, among others.
One of the highlights of coworking and the Impact Hub community is that they help freelancers and companies to carry out their innovation projects (national and international), through new methodologies, in entrepreneurship processes, intra-entrepreneurship and studies of emerging markets.
Impact Hub Alameda
Prices: Day 15€, 200€/month
Highlights: Designed with recycled furniture, free consultancy, access to financing
Bee Lab Coworking
For freelancers, self-employed and SMEs and for less than 4 euros a day, Bee Lab coworking, located in a quiet street in the center of Madrid, is an ideal workspace to work, develop projects or exchange ideas that make your business grow.
Working at Bee Lab Coworking is really enjoyable and, in fact, they were the 2018 winners of the Coworker Member Choice Awards. Undoubtedly, the atmosphere of collaboration and creativity that is breathed in it, have had a lot to do with this award.
But what services and spaces do they offer? On the one hand, the coworking where you have flexible or permanent workstations depending on your needs. On the other hand, a meeting room with capacity for 8 people, a training room with capacity for 25 people and, finally, offices with capacity for 3, 4, 5 and 8 people.
On the other hand, we would like to highlight the agency and professional advice service, thanks to which you can resolve all your doubts and forget about your agency tasks, as well as the virtual office service where you will not only be able to domicile your business, but also have a reception and telephone service, distribution of correspondence received or inclusion of the logo in your coworkers directory, among other services. That is to say, a team of professionals who are in charge of making your life much easier.
Bee Lab Coworking
Highlights: Events and breakfasts, Agent’s office
As those in charge explain, this is a space created by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs. And what does this mean? Do not miss even the smallest detail so you can develop your work in the most comfortable and professional way that exists.
Located in a singular space of 5,000 m2, its particularity is that it brings together startups and large companies, with the objective of connecting and materializing their ideas in real and scalable projects.
Focused on technological startups, they have agreements with large corporations so that they form part of the innovation ecosystem, achieving in this way that companies, entrepreneurs and startups have a meeting point thanks to innovation events and acceleration programmes.
For this they have 2 large coworking spaces, one of them with fixed squares and the other located in the cafeteria area to be able to work in a more relaxed atmosphere. In the same way, they provide users with meeting rooms with catering services, a training room, a multipurpose space located in the cafeteria and ideal for informal events and, finally, a room equipped with the most advanced technology, where events can be held at the height of the most demanding technology companies.
Bee Lab Coworking
Highlights: Startups, investors, MIOTI Institute
La guarida creativa
La guarida creativa are 3 coworking spaces located in the towns of Fuenlabrada, Alcorcón and Móstoles, where the largest community of entrepreneurs in this area meets. A community where good atmosphere and networking are basic and where the decoration and distribution of spaces positively influence the creativity and productivity of their coworkers.
We begin our tour by the coworking of Móstoles. A space of 400 m2 that opened its doors in 2010 and is characterized by a modern and functional design, which highlights its chill out terrace of 80 m2. In addition to the work stations area, they also have private offices, meeting rooms and an office where you can eat or take a break. Rest that you can do in the relax area that has everything you need to distract you, including consoles.
For its part, the La guarida creativa space located in Fuenlabrada is decorated in the purest New York loft style. It is located in the center of the town and has easy access by public transportation, as well as easy parking in the area. In addition to the coworking space, it has a meeting room, a multimedia room with capacity for up to 12 people and a multipurpose room with capacity for 50 people. All this without forgetting the office and a rest area with sofas and pufs.
Finally, we talk about coworking La guarida creativa which is located in Alcorcón. This is the new centre that will soon open its doors and in which you will have flexible and fixed workplaces, as well as independent offices, meeting room, office, Telephone Box cabins, as well as all the added services that the community itself offers, where the networking that is generated and the events that are carried out are highly valued among the more than 200 coworkers that compose La guarida creativa.
La Guarida Creativa Móstoles
Highlights: Terrace Chill Out 80m2
Campus Madrid Coworking
A totally different concept to what you can find in other coworkings in the city. Campus Madrid is much more than just a cowoking; it is a community where dreams come true, thanks to the support you are going to receive from the people in charge of this place located in the centre of the city and which belongs to the multinational Google. It has a cafeteria space completely free for registered members of the Campus and really competitive prices for the rest.
As for coworking, it is divided into private spaces for residents and work spaces for entrepreneurs. In both cases, you will have, if you wish, a team of entrepreneurial professionals who will help you launch your idea to the top. The coworking space is for resident startups and longer periods of stay ( permanent workstations), which can go from 6 months to 1 year. In addition, Campus Madrid also has an events room which, by the way, is always in constant activity, as well as work rooms where you can meet other members, coach or have personal meetings with your clients.
Being a member of Campus Madrid has many advantages, in addition to those already mentioned, such as the free use of Wifi or priority access to all training and events organized on site.
Both the reception and the cafeteria are open from Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 9 pm. However, the event space can be used all afternoon or evening, including the weekend.
Google Campus Madrid
Highlights: Access to Google’s network of experts.
Free of charge and without transfer of shares.