Where Are the Best Digital Nomad Hubs in Europe?

This article is in partnership with Day Translations.

Working at a hub that has been specifically designed around the needs of digital nomads can make a positive difference to productivity.

There are many places around Europe that offer excellent facilities for digital nomads. While there are costs involved, of course, probably one of the best intangible and unquantifiable benefits is the access to brilliant minds thanks to many networking opportunities.

What Features Should a Good Digital Nomad Hub Have?

Working hubs are like a blend between a hotel and an office, where you can hire some space to work independently but also choose to mingle with fellow “guests” or “coworkers”.

To find which hub is the best fit for you, you can look for the following features:

  • reliable wifi, which nowadays is a given and the service should be guaranteed to be uninterrupted;
  • dedicated desks and adequate quiet zones to allow for better focus;
  • breakout areas such as inhouse cafes to offer a bit of variety to your working day;
  • shower facilities if you cycle to get to the hub;
  • a daily or monthly hire rate that is affordable and represents good value for money;
  • access to networking events that are specifically tailored to digital nomads and to online resources listing freelance work opportunities;
  • a location that is easy to get to both from an airport or train station and from your accommodation, and that is close to good amenities ranging from parks and green spaces to places of interest like museums.

Which European Cities Have the Best Hubs?

From Northern to Southern Europe, many cities have created working spaces that are specifically targeted at digital nomads and remote workers.

Berlin, Budapest, Lisbon, Madeira, Tallinn and Tenerife have excelled in their offerings in the past few years.

Here are some more details for each location:

  • Berlin offers a lot especially in terms of nightlife and cultural activities, as well as modern working spaces;
  • Budapest offers plenty of wellness choices with its thermal spas and one of the main pull of the city is that it is very welcoming;
  • Lisbon combines modernity and history for the discerning digital nomad;
  • Madeira offers plenty of beautiful landscapes to help reset after a hard day working;
  • Tallinn is a great place for innovation and for finding out what will be trending in the future;
  • Tenerife offers good climate throughout the year and access to beautiful beaches.

Examples of Hubs in Each City: Berlin, Budapest, Lisbon, Madeira, Tallinn, Tenerife

Here are some examples of digital nomad hubs in six European cities.

Betahaus in Berlin, Germany, offers multiple locations and a thriving, innovative atmosphere.

Colab Budapest in Budapest, Hungary, offers its own onsite café.

Hub Lisbon in Lisbon, Portugal, offers multiple locations around the town and values the collaboration between digital nomads.

Now Coworking Madeira in Madeira, Portugal, offers one of the best views over the ocean from dedicated desks.

Springhub in Tallinn, Estonia, offers an exciting atmosphere where startups thrive and many networking events at their facilities.

Coworking Tenerife in Tenerife, Spain, offers traditional shared office spaces with great views.

Ultimately, your individual needs as a digital nomad will shape how you choose a working hub that offers the best facilities in a location that is suitable for your work/life balance.

While the above are simply suggestions, there are many other European cities that have excellent hubs which may also be off the beaten track.