As is most cities around the world, Dublin’s residents are increasingly seeking flexibility in where and how they work – and that’s where co-working spaces come in.
Dublin’s appeal extends far beyond the stag parties and mini-break crowd. The vibrant Irish capital also plays host to large numbers of overseas visitors staying for longer periods in order to immerse themselves in the city, and often also to work. If you’re planning to spend time in Dublin and are looking for a co-working space to use during your stay, we’ve done some research and picked out 12 of the best based on various factors including rates, flexibility, location and services.
Situated in the Dublin suburb of Sandyford, five minutes from Stillorgan Luas station, Coworkinn is home to a buzzing community of solo workers. The space has a meeting room, printing and faxing equipment, storage lockers, broadband and Wi-Fi, as well as tea/coffee-making facilities. There are two membership types – Dedicated and Drop-In. Dedicated membership comes with your own desk and some storage, while drop-In membership allows you up to 15 days access per month and you can grab whichever desks are free. Pricing starts at €95 per month for two days a month access, rising to €295 for full-time access.
The Cubes Offices Beacon South Quarter / www.coworkinn.com
Immersed in the beautiful Dodder Greenway, an ideal location for entrepreneurs and start-ups looking for a professional and friendly environment to run their businesses, The Edge is an Incubation Hub offering a flexible co-working space and private rental office space for up to six people. Powered by solar energy, the venue offers a sustainable and flexible space in which to work. Members can meet with colleagues and clients in the Hangout space or the Black Box, and can also reserve a table in the artisan food and coffee shop. But it’s more than just office space, hosting a community of diverse professionals with creativity and innovation being the unifying traits. Co-working passes are available for 5 or 10-day packages, or you can pay monthly.
Avonmore Road, Tallaght / www.theedgedublin.com
Regus have a large presence in Dublin with ten venues dotted across the city. Their contemporary workspaces have hot desks, permanent desks, and private offices. Membership includes access to amenities and facilities such as printers, scanners and photocopiers, plus invites to 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. Prices vary by location, but in Dublin start at around $329 per month for full-time access to their coworking areas. Five or ten days a month packages are also available for cheaper rates.
Venues across Dublin / www.regus.com
The Tara Building
This city centre coworking space, a few minutes’ walk from the banks of the River Liffey, is spread across two open-plan spaces and offers a range of flexible packages and deals with 24/7 access. There’s a strong community focus, with a busy calendar of events for members including social activities, wellness classes and creative development workshops. There are meeting rooms, storage facilities, post and printing facilities, telephone booths, lockers, bike storage, shower rooms, and a communal kitchen. Full-time hot desking membership is €285 per month, or you can buy multiple-day packages starting at €95 for a 4-day a month bundle. Day passes are also available for €28 per day.
Tara Street / www.thetarabuilding.com
Located in the city centre, south of the River Liffey and close to Trinity College, Huckletree D2 is a co-working facility that’s spread across 30,000 square feet and offers both hot desks and private studios. Amenities include meeting rooms and event spaces, along with a zen-like forest room and yoga and massage studio that offer respite from work. Regular workshops, presentations and product launches are held here too and there are also weekly breakfasts. Unlimited hot desk use can be rented for a minimum of one month, priced at €315 per month, or you can get 10 days a month access for €235, or day passes for €25.
The Academy, 42 Pearse Street / www.huckletree.com
Situated in a converted warehouse in the heart of Dublin’s Silicon Docks, DoSpace is home to some 60-plus members ranging from start-ups to sole traders operating across a diverse mix of industry sectors. The venue offers high speed internet, conference rooms, standing desks, and an event space. For extra-curricular activities, there’s a bar serving draft beers, a cosy lounge area and weekly community and networking events, plus social activities including yoga. There are dedicated desks for €299 per month, or workers seeking only short term use of the space can purchase five day passes for €125 or 10 day passes for €200.
23, Trinity Technology & Enterprise Campus, Pearse Street, Grand Canal Dock / www.dospace.io
Positioned in George’s Quay Plaza in Dublin’s Docklands, adjacent to Tara Street train station, Element78 offers a beautifully designed, flexible co-working space with 24/7 access for members and guests. Both freelancers are small businesses can be accommodated here, with a mix of desk configurations available. On-site facilities include break out spaces, meeting rooms, a shared kitchen, storage units, and showers. Monthly membership rates are €350, and short-term visitors can sign up for a month or two without locking themselves into a lengthy contract. Those wanting even more casual access can buy day passes for €45.
One George’s Quay Plaza, George’s Quay / www.element78.co
A well-established industry name with coworking venues situated in cities across the world, SPACES have two fully-serviced Dublin locations, both featuring everything from super-fast Wi-Fi to stylish furniture – not to mention a community of creative entrepreneurs. Contracts are fully flexible, with coworking membership starting at $235 per month at both spaces. Rates are all-inclusive, with utilities, cleaning and everything else all included in one simple price. Members can make use of on-demand meeting rooms of varying sizes and a busy calendar of networking events.
Two venues in Dublin / www.spacesworks.com
Opened in 2015, this vast and impressive facility is situated on the banks of the Liffey, within the historic chq Building, and is at the heart of Dublin’s burgeoning tech and financial scene. The co-working spaces include dedicated desks, hot-desking and private offices, all spread across three distinct areas. The majority of hot-desks can be found in the purpose-built Urban Garden, which also serves as an events space for community meet-ups, hackathons and innovation workshops. Hot-desking rates start at €150 per month for 8 days a month access, rising to €300 for unlimited access.
The CHQ Building, Custom House Quay / www.dogpatchlabs.com
Guinness Enterprise Centre
A not-for-profit co-working space located in the Liberties area of Dublin, the Guinness Enterprise Centre features world-class facilities, a supportive start-up ecosystem and a strong culture of community. Facilities include conference and meeting rooms, photocopying, car parking, a café and shower rooms. Workers can also benefit from regular business seminars, networking events and recreational activities including running and yoga clubs. Rates start at €120 per month for 10 days’ monthly use of the space. Workers must sign up for a full 12 months, although you can cancel your contract with one month’s notice.
Taylor’s Lane, Ushers / www.gec.ie
Centrally located, CoCreate hosts a dedicated community of freelancers, creatives, techies, entrepreneurs and other professional workers. Offering a cosy workplace with a homey feel, desks are paired with ergonomic chairs and 24/7 access to a well-equipped kitchen and lounge area. The venue also runs a regular programme of workshops, courses and various networking events. Pricing for hot-desking is €200 for unlimited weekday access. Dedicated desks can also be rented for a minimum of one month, priced at €225 per month.
Two venues in Dublin / www.cocreate.ie
Us & Co
This flexible co-working space with a relaxed but dynamic vibe is located in the heart of Dublin’s prime business and leisure district. Offering both day passes or monthly memberships, the venue is ideal for drop in and part-time workers or anyone needing a hot-desk for no more than 10 days per month. Among the services and amenities available here are super-fast Wi-Fi, high-tech meetings rooms, a members’ club space, regular events, secure bike storage, showers and drying room, and freshly ground coffee. Hot-desking rates start at €350 per month and fixed desks for €550 per month.
5 School House Lane East / www.usandco.com