Encompassing 14 islands on an archipelago in the Baltic Sea, the Swedish capital of Stockholm is one of Northern Europe’s most popular destinations. Its cobblestone streets, ochre-coloured buildings and charm-drenched Old Town combine with the city’s unique geography to attract tourists in their droves – despite Sweden’s notoriously high cost of living for visitors.
One way of offsetting these steep prices is by working here and earning in local currency. Many of those who do so choose to find work in Stockholm due to the city’s thriving commercial scene, particularly in the fields of design and technology. If you’re an entrepreneur or freelancer planning to work in Stockholm, the city is home to a large number of coworking venues offering the chance to rent desk space with plenty of flexibility. To help you, we’ve picked out 10 of the best coworking spaces in Stockholm right now.
Billed as a cultural den for freelancers, entrepreneurs and established companies within the fashion, media, food and music industry, A house offers a wide range of membership packages to suit every need. Pricing starts at 2500 kr (€237) per month for Lobby Membership, which provides the flexibility of always picking the spot that best fits your daily schedule, whether it’s a low table for relaxed meetings, a chair at the community table, or a secluded spot in the quiet area. This package also includes bookable and pop-in meeting rooms, printer access, quality teas, and other amenities. One day passes are also available and can be purchased at the venue, priced at 300 kr (€28) per day.
LOCATION Östermalmsgatan 26A WEBSITE www.ahousestockholm.com
Established in 2002, The Park has three locations in central Stockholm. They are a creative and personal space that now consist of approximately 1300 members divided on around 400 companies. and Amenities and services include high-speed WiFi, printing, coffee, lounges, breakfast buffets, mail management, receptionist service and conference rooms. At their office in Södermalm they have a big café that serve great lunches and fika. There are four membership levels: Room, Fulltime, Mobile, and Lounge, each offering varying levels of access, with rates starting at from 1,900 kr (€180) for the most limited package. Other notable perks include regular events and workshops, and the venues also employs “Mood Managers” dedicated to helping members get the most of their working days.
LOCATION Hälsingegatan 49, Magnus Ladulåsgatan 3, Kungsholmsgatan 21 WEBSITE www.thepark.se
Situated in Stockholm’s picturesque and historic Old Town, The Castle aims to challenge the idea of a conventional workspace by fostering a fun, inclusive and productive working environment for its large community of freelancers and entrepreneurs. Flexible membership is priced at 3700 kr (€350) per month for fulltime access and 2500 kr (€237) for 2 days a week access, with a notice period of one month. All memberships include invites to a regular programme of community events and activities. The venue also runs a low income program that provides discounts for those who can’t afford regular membership.
LOCATION Slottsbacken 8 WEBSITE www.thecastle.nu
A creative community and working space focusing on collaboration and co-creation, SBG 18’s Stockholm venue aims to help drive and inspire fellow creatives with their professional and personal projects. The space focusses on project development, events and workshops, all designed to help with setting-up, growing, or launching ideas, projects and companies. SBG 18 is also well served by transport links, with the subway station Mariatorget and the commuter train station Stockholm Södra both located on the same street.
LOCATION Swedenborgsgatan 18 WEBSITE www.sbg18.se
Housed within a converted loft on top of an old brewery building in the centre of Stockholm, Block has grown to become one of the city’s most acclaimed coworking spaces since opening its doors back in 2001. Boasting a charming, atmospheric setting with bright, open rooms, the space has all the ingredients for a productive and welcoming working environment where like minded folk can engage and interact both professionally and socially. The Block community comprises a large number of artistic, creative types including artists, illustrators and photographers, many of whose work even adorns the venue’s walls. In terms of membership packages, flexible desks are priced at 1900 kr (€180) for 10 days per month, or 2900 kr (€275) for unlimited access for per month.
LOCATION Åsögatan 115, 6 trappor WEBSITE www.blockstockholm.se
Located in Stockholm’s oldest neighbourhood in a beautiful national heritage building dating back to the early 15th century, Knackeriet offers a choice of community membership, flexible seating, fixed desks, or private offices, with discounts available for struggling freelancers, entrepreneurs and start-ups. Membership includes the chance to join in with community events and activities such as a lunchtime running crew, a beginners sailing club, a summertime swimming club, cross-country skiing, and more. There are also weekly events like Wednesday Breakfasts and yearly events such as skiing offsites in the Swedish mountains. Standard membership is priced at 290 kr (€407) per month and includes 24/7 flex desk use at either sit-and-stand desks or comfy sofas, plus access to meetings rooms, phone and shower room.
LOCATION Svartmangatan 9 WEBSITE www.knackeriet.se
Openlab Co-working space is centrally located on the premises of the KTH Royal Institute of Technology. It is designed for companies looking to play an active part in innovations for a sustainable city and is open to companies and project groups of up to 4 people. Its activity-based office environment is ideal for startups, researchers and the public sector to meet, to develop and to be challenged. The space offers flexdesking (no fixed seating), focus rooms, meeting rooms, workshop rooms, couches and a kitchen perfect for social activities. Memberships include full-time and part-time coworking, with pricing starts at 2 500 kr (€407) per month. The space is also open 24/7 for maximum convenience.
LOCATION Valhallavägen 79 WEBSITE www.openlabsthlm.se
Designed for creativity, entrepreneurship and networking, Embassy House offers a wide range of affordable, full-service desks, private offices, and coworking lounges with both fixed and hot desks. Providing 24/7 access, services and amenities available for members at the space include super-fast WiFi, meeting rooms, printer access, coffee/tea-making equipment, on-site security, a kitchen, and a ping pong table. Hot desking prices start at 3000kr per month and fixed desks at 3500 kr (€332).
LOCATION Linnégatan & Medborgarplatse WEBSITE www.embassy.house
Convendum offers several modern coworking spaces across Stockholm’s Central Business District, with the possibility of flexible rental agreements for both coworking, lockable offices and conference rooms. Members get 24/7 access to all these venues, with each one staffed during weekdays. All office related services included such as post service, printer, lockable storage, and fast WiFi, as well as on-site amenities such as gyms and breakfasts, are included in your membership. Members also get access to exclusive events and offers for local restaurants and attractions, while a dedicated Members App lets you book meetings and conference rooms directly from your phone. Short termination times allow you to change your contract in case you need to increase or decrease your use of the spaces.
LOCATION Venues across Stockholm WEBSITE www.convendum.se
A community of more than 100 fast-growing companies and entrepreneur housed within the former headquarters of an ancient bank, Helio GT30 is self-styled as akin to a club or a lab as much as a conventional workplace. The space boats vast coworking areas, meeting rooms, and event spaces, as well as other perks such as a bike repair shop, podcast studio, gym, courtyard, bakery and an on-site restaurant. Rates start at 5350 kr (€507) per month for a flexible hotdesking, rising up to 7350 kr (€696) for a permanent desk.
LOCATION Grev Turegatan 30 WEBSITE www.helio.se