The coworking revolution continues to take hold across the world, and in Copenhagen its communal work spaces are often as hip and forward-thinking as you might expect.
Perched on the coastal islands of Zealand and Amager, the Danish capital is one of northern Europe’s most desirable places to live. If you plan to be in the city for any length of time and would like somewhere sociable and welcoming where you can get some work done, we’ve picked out 12 of the best coworking spaces that Copenhagen has to offer.
When it opened in 2005 Republikken was one of Copenhagen’s first coworking spaces. Today it has been joined by a raft of others, but has retained its reputation for offering a wide range of work space solutions for entrepreneurs, freelancers, small businesses and other creative souls. Situated at the beginning of Vesterbrogade, one of Copenhagen’s most vibrant areas, the space is spread over three floors and features a coworking area with shared and fixed desks, as well as private offices, a drop-in work café, a laser cutter workshop, meeting rooms and phone booths. There’s also a communal kitchen, canteen, and lounge area. Memberships start at $132 per month for basic access without the necessity of an office outside opening hours, and rises to $292 per month for flex desk coworking access. Hourly passes are also available for $5 per hour, or $18 for a full day.
Vesterbrogade 26 / www.republikken.net
With three locations across Copenhagen’s trendy Meatpacking District, SOHO combines hip vibes with everything you need from a productive working environment. Members benefit from high-speed internet, printing equipment, massages, tea-kitchens, a canteen, showers, office supplies, free bike use, and more. There are four types of memberships, with ‘On the Fly’ coworking packages priced at $234 per month, allowing unlimited hot-desking, plus access to regular events and get-togethers designed to boost your network. Members also get free breakfast twice a month, as well as awesome fridaybars, summer parties and an annual Christmas lunch.
Venues across Copenhagen / www.soho.dk
One of the coworking sector’s biggest names, Regus have a vast presence in Copenhagen, with 17 venues across the city. Their contemporary, well-decorated spaces offer shared workspaces with hot desks or permanent desks, as well as private offices. Many of the venues boast charming neighbourhood settings, close to cafes and shops. All membership packages include access to amenities and facilities including printers, scanners and photocopiers, plus invites to regular networking and community events. Contracts are available on a monthly rolling basis, or you can ease your monthly payments by locking into a long-term contract up to 24 months. Prices vary depending on location.
Venues across Copenhagen / www.regus.com
With more than 50 companies, solo-workers and entrepreneurs spanning a wide variety of sectors, 5teSTED’s community includes accounting firms, PR companies, graphic designers and more. A cosy and sociable space, they offer We both fixed seating, hot desks and closed offices. Other notable facilities and services include conference rooms, free coffee, communal areas, a pretty roof terrace. There are also regular special activities and events designed to help members recharge their batteries, including yoga classes and skiing expeditions.
Gothersgade 11A / www.5tested.dk
Heritage meets modernity at this enticing coworking space set within the former home of a famous Danish brewery. The neighbourhood is still renowned for its industrious spirit and bohemian lifestyle, and Spaces fits right in, bringing a fresh wave of creativity and entrepreneurship with it. As for working options, you’re free to choose from private offices, shared co-working areas, and bookable meeting rooms. All members are afforded 24-hour entry,high-speed Wi-Fi, and access to the venue’s amenities including a rooftop terrace and on-site café. Coworking membership starts at $113 for 5 days a month access, rising to $264 for unlimited access.
Ny Carlsberg Vej 80 / More info
A fully serviced office and coworking space, Rocket Labs is a dynamic work environment designed to facilitate a sustainable community of cross-sector entrepreneurs and innovators, promoting collaboration and networking, skill-swapping and workplace well-being. Open 24/7, members gain access to a wide range of amenities and services including super-fast internet, printers, meeting rooms, private phone and skype booths, lounge and event areas, and bike storage. There are also frequent networking and social events, plus on-site games including a foosball table. Coworking membership prices start at $233 per month.
Hejrevej 30 / www.rocketlabs.dk
Greencubator is a not-for-profit green startup community and incubator for creative entrepreneurs, freelancers and NGOs focusing on sustainability. Members gain access to a large network of innovative minds, wih collaborative advisors and an advisory board to lean on plus plenty of free courses and presentations to increase your knowledge and skills. Coworking membership fees are flexible and affordable, with hotdesking rates starting at $123 per month and a private desk at $258 per month. All members have 24/7 access and can also make use of two bookable meeting rooms, high-speed WiFi, printing & scanning equipment a lounge/chill-out area, free coffee, a kitchen, and two weekly events.
Nørrebrogade 20 / www.greencubator.dk
Housed in the former buildings of Nørrebro courthouse and taking its inspiration from boutique hotels, Nomad is filled with contemporary art and design. Its professional workspace features private offices, open office spaces, work lounges, a café, community areas, meeting rooms and event spaces. A range of flexible memberships cater for individuals and teams who thrive in a collaborative culture. Rates start at $543 for Interim Desk Membership, designed for people who don’t want to make a long-term commitment. All members can make use of high-speed WiFi, members’ lunches, free coffee/tea, phone booths, printing/scanning equipment, meeting facilities, and invitations to regular events.
Blegdamsvej 6 / www.nomadworkspace.com
Copenhagen FinTech Lab
Dedicated solely to tech startups and digital entrepreneurs, Copenhagen FinTech Lab is billed as a springboard to accelerate your company or venture, whether you’re looking for advice, investment or partnerships. Located by the waterfront at Christianshavn canals, offering great views of one of the city’s most beautiful neighbourhoods, members get the opportunity of actively participating in frequent fintech events as well as building relations within the ecosystem through the venue’s vast network. Membership starts at $233 for part-time access, which includes a flex-desk in an open space, meeting room use, and event invites.
Applebys Pl. 7 / www.copenhagenfintech.dk
Enjoying a central position in Østerbro, close to the scenic Lakes of Copenhagen, this coworking space facilitate everything you might need as an independent and self-employed worker. Decorated with high-end interiors and special lighting, the space offers a meeting room, a fully equipped kitchen, a coffee lounge, and adjustable tables with designer chairs. There’s also a backyard garden with trees, table tennis and grilling facilities. Membership prices start from $258 for hot desking in an open plan area. Frequent events such as Friday bars and “Kitchen Talks” add to the member experience.
Classensgade 25A / www.studio-cph.com
The Rabbit Hole
Situated in the middle of the delightful Frederiksberg Allé, this coworking space features cozy yet professional interior. Minimal chic style is seen in the space’s white walls, accents of exposed bricks and cool flooring paired with fully equipped work desks and a wide range of facilities to help you make the most of your working day. Membership rates start at $186 per month for 3 days a week access, rising to $233 per month for unlimited access. The venue also hosts a regular programme of networking and social events.
Frederiksberg Allé 25 / www.therabbithole.dk
Part-owned by the University of Copenhagen, this coworking space was established in 1986 and is spread over three city locations, each operating under the mandate of strengthening entrepreneurship in Denmark. Some of the nation’s most talented entrepreneurs gather at these coworking venues, creating a vibrant space for knowledge sharing. Membership pricing starts at $216 per month for a flexible desk, and there are also daily passes priced at $30 per day, or weekly passes for $123 per week.
Venues across Copenhagen / www.symbion.dk