Portugal is fast becoming one of the best digital nomad destinations in the world due to the country’s natural beauty, sunny climate, easy going lifestyle, business-friendly policies, and affordable cost of living. As the digital nomad scene in Portugal booms there are many options for digital nomad accommodation and even specialised places offering stylish, sociable, affordable and hassle free digital nomad coliving in Portugal!
Portugal is really shaping up as a digital nomad hotspot. Forbes named Portugal as one of the top 3 countries in the world to live in, a new digital nomad village recently opened on the island of Madeira and a new digital nomad visa (D7) for Portugal has been introduced! When you’re not working Portugal offers beautiful, historic and cultured cities to explore, the best surfing in Europe, rejuvenating yoga retreats and a plethora of natural beauty spots to discover.
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The most popular place for digital nomads in Portugal is the buzzing and beautiful capital Lisbon which has plenty of coworking spaces, like minded people to meet and events to get involved with (check out my Lisbon digital nomad guide here) The city of Porto in the North with it’s lovely riverside setting is another digital nomad hotspot and those who love the sun, sea and sand head to Lagos and Faro in the Algarve.
Accommodation and Coliving in Portugal
It can be hard to find suitable short term accommodation with the right equipment and good enough WiFi to enable you to live and work productively and stress free. Air BnB’s are an option but the cost can really add up and they might not have the facilities you need, hostels can be too noisy with not enough privacy to allow you to focus on work and traditional house rentals often require longer commitments and too much paperwork. I’ve also found it can get a bit lonely as a solo digital nomad in a foreign city.
Luckily, there are now many fantastic option for coliving in Portugal where the whole property is focused on meeting the unique needs of digital nomads and where you’ll have the perfect combination of your own private space whilst also being able to meet other like minded digital nomads. You’ll often also get access to onsite coworking spaces too and won’t have to worry about long term commitments, deposits or complicated paperwork.
A great place to find all the best digital nomad accommodation and coliving in Portugal is Anyplace.com They have buzzing coliving spaces and fabulous fully furnished apartments set up especially with remote workers in mind, not only in Portugal but all over the world. The benefit of using Anyplace over trying to rent an regular apartment yourself is that it’s flexible meaning you can live month-to-month in any city. It’s easy to find and apply for apartments online and there’s no hassle as the properties are fully furnished and ready to move in to and are all inclusive as utilities, WiFi and often weekly cleaning are included too.
Here’s a few of my favourite digital nomad accommodations and coliving in Portugal …
5 Best Coliving Spaces
Selina has become a popular chain of coliving spaces across the world, check out this one in Lisbon to realise why. Selina Secret Garden is located in Lisbon’s trendy Cais de Sodre neighborhood which gives you easy access to the area’s ever growing ecosystem of art, culture, history and lively nightlife. Selina is the perfect coliving in Portugal for those who like a lively and sociable atmosphere within walking distance of the amazing nightlife of Bairro Alto, Lisbon Cathedral, the waterfront and many cultural hotspots.
Selina offers one of the most affordable coliving accommodations in Lisbon if you opt for the dorm which is complete with plenty of storage lockers, privacy curtains, comfortable beds and a stylish wooden finish. There’s also quirky private bedrooms but the highlight of Selina Secret Garden is the fabulous, sunny rooftop deck with a swimming pool and patio area. There’s also a bar, restaurant and co-working space on site as well as Wifi, AC, laundry, housekeeping and a shared kitchen. There’s also a full weekly program which includes dance classes, wellness and yoga, social nomad meetups and more. You’ll never get bored at Selina Secret Garden! Click here for more info, prices and to book!
Lisbon is the biggest digital nomad hotspot in Europe and this is one of my favourite places for coliving in Portugal. Same Same Creative Coliving is located in the heart of Mouraria – one of the most exciting, eclectic and multicultural neighbourhoods in Lisbon that is a great place for exploring the local culture, the 11th century castle and it’s a pleasant walk down cobblestone lanes to the waterfront. The friendly team at Same Same Creative Coliving have created a wonderful meeting place for both locals and the international community and host all kinds of events from live music to yoga classes, art exhibitions and many workshops.
When staying at Same Same you’ll enjoy the privacy of your own cosy, comfortable bedroom with ensuite bathroom as well as enjoying the social lifestyle of the shared open plan living area, fully equipped kitchen and dinning room, backyard terrace and garden. There’s also two bright and airy studios and three 2 bedroom apartments. There’s great Wifi, AC to keep you comfortable in the hot summer months, onsite laundry and weekly cleaning services so all you have to worry about is your work projects and enjoying exploring Lisbon with your new housemates. You can also include access to co-working spaces by paying an extra 7€ per day Click here to find out more, get prices, availability and to book!
Lisbon has been called “the California of Europe” and the ecosystem for start-ups in Lisbon is booming. Draper Start Up House is where you’ll find an exciting and eclectic community of entrepreneurs, incubators and accelerators to connect with and be inspired by. Draper’s is a coliving space set in a modern building in the historic district of Estrela giving you easy access to explore all the historical sights of Lisbon as well as the most buzzing restaurants and bars.
There’s a modern hot desk coworking space, shared kitchen complete with a coffee machine and laundry facilities. You can choose from a spacious private double room, smaller economy twin bunk bed room or a pod style dormitory. If you want to be able to concentrate on your work or start up without all the distractions of some of the other coliving spaces then Draper’s is a great choice. Click here for more info, prices and to book!
After Lisbon, Porto is Portugal’s second most popular city and it’s lovely historic riverside setting and famous vineyards are places all digital nomads should explore. Luckily, there’s also a Selina coworking and coliving space in Porto too! It’s located in a newly renovated building within walking distance of Riberia – the city’s enigmatic, medieval, waterside district from where you can take a cruise along the picturesque Douro River.
There’s an airy and bright coworking space with high speed WiFi and meeting rooms, an onsite cafe and you can enjoy evenings with like minded digital nomads with live music and a bar in the courtyard. Choose from comfy dorms with plenty of privacy, lockers and sockets or splash out on the spacious private rooms. What I love about Selina Porto is that most of the rooms have really large floor to ceiling windows offering lots of natural light and views of the courtyard or city. Selina Porto also offers daily excursions like visits to interesting places like the Serralves Museum, the Virtudes Garden and the Coliseu do Porto. Click here for more info, prices and to book!
Portugal is the best surfing hotspot in Europe (check out my recommendation of the best Portugal surf spots and surf camps here) if you want to surf and work then Selina Peniche is the perfect coliving in Portugal, the only problem is there’s so much to enjoy it might be difficult to tackle the boring paperwork you’ve been putting off! Peniche, once a famed fishing port is now Portugal’s surf capital and Selina Peniche is located in a beautiful white and blue building right in the heart of all the action and offers a coworking space, library, cinema room, pergola garden, plunge pool, Mediterranean restaurant, bar, and rooftop terrace that hosts daily yoga sessions as well as weekly workshops and live music events. There’s even a skateboard ramp.
Save money by staying in the stylish dorm which has loads of storage lockers and comfy beds complete with privacy curtains or go for one of the cute and colourful private bedrooms or suites. What I love about Selina Peniche is that most of the rooms have large terraces too. There’s also a shared kitchen and large communal dining area, housekeeping and laundry onsite, AC, Wifi and public parking. When you’re surfed out, explore the local markets, sample the local delicacies and enjoy soaking up the views and the sun along the cliff trails to places like Cabo Carvoeiro’s lighthouse and the Sao Joao Baptista fortress. Click here for more info, prices and to book!
5 Best Digital Nomad Apartments
If you prefer the feeling of having your own apartment and living like a local then check out this comfortable, full furnished, bright and airy 2 bedroom apartment located on one of the most popular streets in the Principe Real area of Lisbon – the chic neighborhood which is home to some of Lisbon’s most popular restaurants, bars, and art galleries. The apartment is next to the botanical gardens and just steps from the local markets, bars, shops and restaurants giving you a real feel of living in amazing Lisbon.
The apartment is lovely and bright with lots of natural light and street views coming from the floor the ceiling windows. There’s a fully equipped kitchen complete with washing machine, a dining room that leads onto a large, tastefully furnished living room complete with cable TV, WiFi, lovely wooden flooring and doors opening out to the balcony. There are 2 cosy, ensuite bedrooms making this apartment perfect for 4 people or 2 couples. Utilities are included. Click here to see more, get prices and to book!
This modern 3rd floor 2 bedroom apartment can sleep 7 guests and is located Alfama, a popular, traditional, medieval area of Lisbon. This apartment has a fantastic location, design and views and is a great base from which you can become immersed into the real Lisbon lifestyle of one of the city’s most exciting districts. It’s just steps away from iconic landmarks, restaurants and cafes and also has good transportation links which make exploring the rest of the city easy.
The apartment is split across 2 levels and features panoramic views over the city and the ocean. There is a large open plan living and dinning room with lovely wooden flooring and views over the sea and a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher and washing machine and nice traditional brick touches. Upstairs are 2 comfortable eave bedrooms with skylights and ensuite bathrooms. The large sofa can also be converted into a bed meaning that this apartment can comfortably accommodate up to 7 guests at a time. TV, WiFi, and utilities are also included. Click here for more information, prices and to book.
Choose from a 1 bedroom or 2 bedroom apartment on the beach front of Estoril in popular Cascais. Estoril Beachfront Apartments offer the perfect combination of a relaxed seaside setting just a stones throw to the train station that will whisk you to exploring all the buzz of exciting Lisbon in just 35 minutes. It’s also only a 15 minute drive from the magical, UNESCO heritage site of Sintra making these apartments a great base for exploring the best of Portugal.
The apartments are homely, well furnished and have everything digital nomads need including a kitchen, washing machine, WiFi and comfortable furniture. I especially like the large floor to ceiling windows in the living room that open up to views over the municipal gardens and out to the ocean. Estoril Beachfront Apartments are also super close to the renowned Tamariz Beach as well as the shops, supermarkets, bars, cafes and restaurants. Click here for more information, prices and to book.
This amazing 2 bedroom open plan penthouse apartment is located in the heart of the pedestrianised Old Town of Funchal on the beautiful Portuguese island of Madeira where Portugal’s first digital nomad village has been set up in nearby Ponta Do Sol. These spacious apartments are conveniently located close to the market, shopping areas, restaurants and bars, marina and sea promenade and the cable car to Monte making it a perfect base to explore all Funchal has to offer.
These apartments feature an open plan lounge and dining area for 4 people that opens up to a french balcony facing the sea. It’s fully furnished and equipped with a flat screen TV and digital channel box and WiFi. There’s also a sofa bed meaning the apartment can sleep 5 guests. The kitchen is large and fully equipped and there’s also a washing machine. Both bedrooms have comfortable king size beds and share a modern bathroom with a bath. Click here for more information, prices and to book.
If you’re looking for something extra special located close to the exciting new digital nomad village of Ponta Do Sol on the island of Madeira then look no further! This is a truly special place that will definitely have you waking up every day feeling super inspired by the views of the ocean. Seacrest is a stunning, modern 3 bedroom villa set on a hilltop with amazing views over the sea that really has the wow factor and all the mod cons.
The open plan layout and floor to ceiling glass windows and doors make the most of the stunning location and the large terrace and infinity swimming pool is just heavenly. The whole villa is ultra modern and sumptuously furnished with everything you could ever wish for, there’s even a games room. For a group of 6 digital nomads this could be an amazing taste of the luxury life while coliving in Portugal! Click here for more information, prices and to book.
If none of these properties suit your needs you can find many more digital nomad apartments and coliving spaces in Portugal on Anyplace.com. If you find this post useful and choose to book one of these fantastic places I can earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you and I hope you have a fab experience coliving in Portugal!