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15 Best Coworking Spaces in Stockholm

Entrepreneurship
May 16 2019


The Swedish startup ecosystem continues to thrive, which means a couple of things: One, entreprenör is now actually a legit Linkedin title. Two, there’s no shortage of coworking spaces available, especially in Stockholm.

And while we’re certain startups are some of the best places to work at, sometimes you will gain a lot from sharing ideas (and fika) with employees in different companies. Which is why today we’ve selected the 15 best coworking spaces in Stockholm, for solo entrepreneurs and startups of all sizes.

1. A House – Brutalism, fashion, food and media

A house Stockholm
A house Stockholm

Founded in 2015, A house certainly isn’t your average open-plan office with shared desks. The former architecture school was turned into a space with a strong concept centered around innovation, networking, and communication.

You’ll find the entrepreneurs in A house’ tend to be like-minded, sharing a love of sustainability, ethical commerce architecture and fashion. Oh, and also fantastic food, which you’ll be able to sample for yourself at the free Thursday breakfasts.

  • Membership price: you get a wide range there, from 250 SEK per day to 12,500 SEK per month for renting out a full office space.
  • Things to note: visitors are only allowed during “working hours”: Monday – Friday, 8AM-5PM.
  • Extra perks: free breakfast on Thursdays, free weekly yoga and meditation, event space discount…
  • Best for: all kinds of creative and innovative entrepreneurs, really. Funded startups, solopreneurs, large companies. You can actually find a directory of all A house members here.

 

2. Alma – For creatives, by creatives

Alma Stockholm
Alma Stockholm

Another coworking space with a strong ethos, Alma aims to provide intellectual and social nourishment to its members, which is to say: a place to meet, exchange, dine and help each other. It was also named the coolest work space in Stockholm by Vogue, so it’s not just a well-kept secret any longer.

In terms of the actual premises, Alma is almost too beautiful to call it an office. There’s fantastic Nordic design everywhere you look, from the chairs to the tableware in the restaurant, turning the space into a giant showroom which fosters creativity, inspiration, and innovation.

  • Membership price: there are five memberships types, but the prices aren’t listed unless you can join. You’ll need to to check with Alma directly.
  • Things to note: Alma is on the smaller side, so spaces are limited. If you want to bring your whole 10+ staff team, maybe look elsewhere. Besides, members are allowed by committee, which preserves the close-knit feeling.
  • Extra perks: rich cultural programme or talks, exhibits, parties. Small, vibrant community.
  • Best for: solo entrepreneurs and small teams working in technology, design, architecture or media.

 

3. Goto 10 – Building the future of the Swedish Internet

Goto 10 Stockholm
Goto 10 Stockholm

Goto 10 almost feels more like a think tank than a member’s club. This is because every organization there is accepted on the basis that their work helps promote positive Internet development in Sweden. This may sound restricted and niche, but you’ll find a good mix of talent, from nonprofits collaborating on promoting digital literacy to recruiting companies and privacy startups.

You need to be a Goto 10 member to join the coworking programme. It’s free to join, and the office rental will be 50% subsidized by the Internet foundation for the first year. There are two kinds of spaces available: fixed offices (where you have your permanent desks) and activity-based spaces, which are good for casual work.

  • Membership price: fixed offices for the first year are 2,500 SEK per month (50% subsidized). Second year is 5,00 per month. Activity-based are cheaper, at 1,250 SEK per month (50% subsidized) for the first year, and 2,500 per month for year 2.
  • Things to note: maximum 6 seats per organization. Minimum rental is 3 months, maximum 2 years.
  • Extra perks: tons of regular events and workshops on things like IoT and 3D printing.
  • Best for: (and only really valid for) small Swedish organizations focusing on Internet tech.

 

4. H2 Health Hub – All about health

h2 health hub stockholm
h2 health hub stockholm

As the name suggests, H2 Health Hub is all about shaping the future of the Nordic HealthTech. It is a place for events showcasing the latest research by prominent speakers, but also a great coworking space that will allow you to mingle, network, and access a solid network of healthcare partners.

The conference rooms and offices provide all the infrastructure you’ll need, and the excellent location in Vasastan is ideal if you want quick access to some of the city’s best parks. It’s also a mere 3 minute walk from Odenplan station – so ideal for commuters.

  • Membership price: not available unless you book a tour with H2. But there are 3 tiers depending on how often you need to use the space, as you can see here.
  • Things to note: every member can contact the H2 Health Hub partners, an impressive roster that includes Pfizer, Stockholm Science City, and Biogen, amongst others.
  • Extra perks: free hot drinks, free Thursday breakfast, fully equipped kitchen, event access…
  • Best for: health-focused entrepreneurs and innovators.

 

5. Impact Hub Stockholm – Purpose-driven ventures

Impact Hub Stockholm
Impact Hub Stockholm

Impact Hub, a space which acts as headquarters for a global movement, is also present in 100+ locations around the world. Their offices host a large community of changemakers and social entrepreneurs dedicated to making a positive impact. With around 17,000 professionals in their global network, joining Impact Hub Stockholm does indeed open a lot of doors.

Their central location behind Sveavägen 44 brings everything you need under one roof, and the wide range of membership prices makes it super flexible for small startups who dream big and want to scale in the same space for many years to come.

  • Membership price: something for every budget, from 190 SEK per month for casual workspace access, to 3,190 SEK per month for all the bells and whistles.
  • Things to note: 24/7 access starts with the 990 SEK per month tier. You can also book their event room for 1,600 an hour.  
  • Extra perks: free event access, post delivery address, loads of discounts on a wide range of things like hotel bookings, park admission fees, legal representation, video editing services, and more…
  • Best for: social-driven startups who want space and resources to scale.

 

6. Norrsken House – Home of 100+ socially conscious companies

Norrsken House stockholm
Norrsken House stockholm

Norrsken House is another coworking behemoth in the center of the capital with 30+ conference rooms, a media studio, playroom for families who bring children to work, meditation room and more. As their website says: “the space where you spend most of your time need to be functional, adaptable and beautiful”. This is exactly what their architects have managed to create – and more impressively, on a huge scale. It feels more like a Silicon Valley campus than a shared office.

There are currently 117 companies using Norrsken House as their base, mostly in the verticals of social inclusion, support and finance, and wellbeing. Membership isn’t exactly cheap at 6,000 SEK/month, but they might subsidise some of the cost if they really like what you’re doing.

  • Membership price: 6,000 SEK/month with option to be subsidized.
  • Things to note: you might have heard of Pepstop, their excellent indoor 100% vegan and gluten-free cafe (no membership discount, sadly).
  • Extra perks: gym discount, pet-friendly offices, full event access.
  • Best for: medium-sized, socially-driven startups who want to take things to the next level.

 

7. SUP46 – Early stage startups only

SUP46 Stockholm
SUP46 Stockholm

One of the earliest coworking spaces to open its doors in Sweden, SUP46 has made its name by being the headquarters of the heavily-funded Fishbrain, amongst others. Interestingly, because of SUP46’s policy, Fishbrain probably isn’t allowed to share a space there anymore: when companies grow to hire more than 10+ employees or go through a successful funding round, they’re asked to make space for smaller startups.

This focus on early stage is what makes the space special. SUP46 has access to dozens of high profile investors, which aligns it more with an equity-free incubator dedicated to acquire your first round of funding. Be aware that it won’t be easy to become a member though. Startups are cherry picked, and only 15% of the application they receive every month makes the cut.

 

8. The Park – Growing and helping you grow

The Park Stockholm
The Park Stockholm

Based in three strong locations across Stockholm (the latest one opened in Soldermam in March 2019), The Park covers around 3800 square meters, which includes 25 conference and meeting rooms for up to 70 people, fully-equipped premises, and hired “Mood managers” to help you get the most of your work day in the nicest atmosphere possible.

In terms of work colleagues, you’ll be in good company too – but not always working with like-minded entrepreneurs. There is no real preferred vertical at The Park, which makes it more open to any kinds of startups.

  • Membership price: four monthly packages from 1,750 SEK to 7,200 depending on access.
  • Things to note: there are often limited offers available. At the time of writing, for instance you can get 50% discount for 2 months membership at the Södra location.
  • Extra perks: gym access (certain locations only), Friday breakfast buffet, postal service, print outs, etc…
  • Best for: growing startups who want room to develop at a prestigious location.

 

9. Epicenter – the digital innovation house

epicenter stockholm
epicenter stockholm

Epicenter is indeed located right in the center of Stockholm, and is currently the headquarters for 300+ companies of all sizes. Their goal? To supercharge innovation and knowledge through shared spaces all over Northern Europe (they also have spaces in Oslo, Amsterdam and Helsinki).

There’s a slight corporate feel to Epicenter’s premises, but with a strong focus on functionality and luxury. Their membership offers are flexible and scalable, which means you can set up shop there whether you’re a solo entrepreneur, or a company with 500+ employees looking for an extra base in the nordics. All of the plans let you attend the great events, and there’s even a Housing option to relocate your team in Stockholm.

  • Membership price: the entry level is 2,750 SEK per month and lets you access the premises whenever you want, set up shop in a common space and enjoy the free hot drinks. After that you’ll need 6,250 SEK monthly for a private desk.
  • Things to note: memberships are for 3 months minimum
  • Extra perks: free hot drinks, postal service, budget for print outs, discounts on gyms, restaurants, and a lot more.
  • Best for: everyone who wants to work in a shared space, really.

 

10. Embassy House – For tech ambassadors

Embassy House stockholm
Embassy House stockholm

You have to hand it to Embassy House: their online marketing material is excellent. The name, slogan, logo and company website are all finely tuned to give you a sense of their mission, goal and values. But don’t think it’s all style and no substance, Embassy House has shown real dedication to fostering innovation, and their first location was the first hub in Sweden to combine Fintech, Regtech, Insuretech and Blockchain.

In terms of facilities, you have two locations to choose from in Östermalm and Södermalm – and plenty of room to grow. The first one has 50 offices from 6-200 square meters, and the second has 80 offices from 8 – 300(!) square meters – all fully-fitted for your startup needs.

  • Membership price: Office prices start from SEK 7500/month for 2-4 people, SEK 11500/month for 5-7 people, SEK 16500/month for 8-14 people
  • Things to note: Embassy are also one of the biggest art galleries in Sweden with ongoing art exhibitions all year round – maybe a plus if you’re doing art meets tech stuff.
  • Extra perks: open 24/7, meeting rooms, mail services, table tennis, printers and scanners, hot drinks…
  • Best for: small, to mid-size startups focussed on digital and new technology.

 

11. OpenLab – Small, perfectly formed coworking

OpenLab Stockholm
OpenLab Stockholm

Tucked right behind the Stockholm Östra station is OpenLab, a small coworking space which includes a shared kitchen, focus room and maker space – ideal for startups with a DIY attitude. There isn’t a specific focus here, but you’ll find the ethos are generally centered around diversity, sustainability and community.

In their own words, what makes OpenLab different is their partner relationships. If you think your company can benefit from collaboration with The City of Stockholm, the Stockholm County Council, the Stockholm County Administrative Board, KTH, Stockholm University, Södertörn University or the Karolinska Institute, this is an excellent bet.

  • Membership price: the first tier that gives you a desk in the coworking space is the “Coworking member”, at 3,500 SEK per month full time, or 2,450 SEK per month for part time attendance.
  • Things to note: you can become a “community friend” for free. This lets you attend the events and get discount on events. Also, there used to be a café, but it’s now closed.
  • Extra perks: event invites, discounts on OpenLab education, option to host events.
  • Best for: small, sustainability-focused companies in the education / social sphere.

 

12. The Castle – Cozy and Inclusive

The Castle
The Castle, Slottet

The Castle, as the name implies, is a picturesque 1500 square meter palace located in Gamla Stan, known for its stunning interiors and high ceilings. The co-working space is currently a home to over 40 companies working with over a dozen fields, varying from landscape photography to designing portable travel accessories.

Yet the Castle is not only known for its high ceilings and beautiful interior: What sets The Castle apart is their dedication to building a like-minded, yet diverse culture and community. No matter if you are new to town or a true Stockholmer, happy or sad, this is the place where you will be always encountered with warmth and a warm cup of tea.

  • Membership price: They offer flexible desks for 3700 SEK monthly, 4-12 desks and your own room for 5500 SEK. They even have a “Low-Resources Membership” for 2800 SEK a month. Valid for 6 months, conditions apply.
  • Things to note: “Både Och” culture; both one and the other side of things should be warmly welcomed.
  • Extra perks: Located in Gamla Stan, Gym with sauna, Sqm art studio, Toga room, Frequent activities including code workshops and lectures, Beautiful meeting rooms and event spaces available.
  • Best for: Startup teams and solopreneurs looking for an inclusive and inspirational culture.

 

13. No 18 – the professional members club

No 18, in Stureholm

If you are looking for a touch of elegance and wellness to your hectic schedules, head to No 18 office and co-working spaces in the heart of Stureholm and just above Central Station. These locations are known for their premium outlook and offering. In no 18, members can enjoy a variety of wellness services including a bistro, a juice bar and a free gym.

  • Membership price: Not disclosed. You’ll need to to check with N0 18 directly.
  • Things to note: Probably the most elegant co-working space in the market. Members receive complementary breakfast every Monday. They are opening to another location, above the main hall of Stockholm Central station.
  • Extra perks: Gym, Cafe, Lounges, Conference and meeting rooms, catering services, community events. 
  • Best for: Startups and entrepreneurs that value a classy, professional environment.

 

14. Knackeriet – Work is fun

Knackeriet

If you are looking to set up shop somewhere that truly feels like home, Knackeriet is the place to go. Here you can start your day with a friendly ping pong match with the startup team next door, prepare your budget sheets under the Mangolia trees in the garden, and even stay overnight on site when necessary.

For history enthusiasts this co-working space also offers an additional layer of interest: The actual building in Gamla Stan is actually of national heritage of the highest classification in Sweden, with its’ oldest parts dating back to 1420.

  • Membership price: Not disclosed. You’ll need to to check with Knackeriet directly.
  • Things to note: A unique plethora or fun activities, from ski trips to crayfish parties. No daily passes, since they prefer people to stay at least a few months or longer.
  • Extra perks: Private garden, community events, Open 24/7, 
  • Best for: Solopreneurs and startup teams that strive for work / fun balance.

 

15.Cafe Co – The atmosphere of a cafe

Cafe Co

Cafe Co is known as the “Creative Hub of Stockholm”. And no wonder why – it is one of the most buzzing working spots in the city center. The space consists of 15-seat co-working seats that you can occupy with a daily rent, two meeting rooms and the famous cafe that is open to the public.

Hence Cafe Co offers the coffee-lovers of the world the best of three worlds in one: the cozy café vibe where you can meet other like-minded people, amazing coffee from Johan & Nyström and an actually functional space with sockets available where you need them and super-comfy bean bags in case you need a mid-day nap.

  • Membership price: 400 SEK per person 20 hours total, 1440 SEK per person unlimited access, 4900 SEK for a premium access includes fixed workstation, 24/7 access, food and meeting room discounts and more.
  • Things to note: The perfect mix of cafe coworking space.
  • Extra perks: Bistro & cafe, Central, conference rooms, events, networking.
  • Best for: Perfect for solopreneurs.

 

A Fantastic Coworking Space Stockholm Ecosystem

We’ve only picked 15 coworking spaces, but there are dozens more to choose from in Stockholm. Honourable mentions go to especially the music-focused STHLM Music City, the excellent Changer’s Hub and Helio, present in 8 locations. And at least these 24 coworking spaces are also worth checking out: 

There truly is something for projects of every size available in the Swedish capital. And the good news? While you’re probably only likely to need one place to make your headquarters, there are dozens of coworking spaces actively offering events, chats and meets. If you truly believe collaboration and the exchange of ideas fosters innovation and creativity, Stockholm is the right place for you.


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