Where to Get Some Coworking Done in Medellin?

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Hi-speed internet, high-speed networking and great coffee. Tick, tick, tick. Three essential ingredients that make Medellin a world class destination for digital nomads.

Pre-pandemic Medellin was flying as a popular pitstop for digital nomads heading south in search of wonderful, all-year-round weather, friendly locals, a healthy sprinkle of geographic arbitrage and plenty of fantastic reasons to tilt your work-life balance away from work and more towards living the life we all dream of. This magical mix and Medellin’s burgeoning reputation as a forward-thinking city with a government focused on attracting startups, made it one of the most attractive cities for remote working in the western hemisphere. Even given the exodus of foreigners that came with the health crisis and the sharp reduction in the number of digital nomads cruising through Colombia, Medellin is still receiving a large amount of visitors looking to make the most of their newfound freedom and the opportunities of working ‘from home’ (a new home) in the new normal. Always quick to spot a business opportunity, the paisas, have invested heavily in the offices of the future, with a host of cool, comfortable and contemporary, coworking spaces popping up throughout Medellin in the last two years. The city’s coffee culture has come on leaps and bounds also, so as we all slowly re-emerge from our splendid isolation, a hot desk has never felt more exciting, so here’s our hotlist of the hottest hot desks and coworking spaces in Medellin. This coworking compilation is for those digital nomads out there that want to escape the zoom room, do away with social distancing, and throw themselves wholeheartedly back into some old school networking ITRW.

Circular Coworking / Poblado & Laureles
With two expansive, upscale venues in Poblado and Laureles, Circular Coworking has the two most popular neighborhoods for digital nomads in Medellin covered. Sign up for a plan or invest in some tickets and you’re free to work from either of the spaces, both of which offer ultra high-speed internet. The Circular Lauret venue is a pristine building in Laureles with ample, contemporary office space and a versatile rooftop that means there’s plenty of room for solopreneurs or startups gaining traction. Their other venue made of old containers in Poblado is further up the hill to Avenida Las Palmas and offers great views of the city and some lovely outside areas to socialize or work al fresco. A third venue will open soon in the Masaya Hostel in Astorga (Poblado) in the heart of the city’s startup crowd. Circular was one of the first companies to set up a co-working space in Medellin so they have a good network and know how to keep their customers coming back with an interesting mix of extra-curricular activities.

Hot desks from: USD$8 / day

Opening Hours:

Monday
8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sunday
Closed

Contact & Address:

T. +57 301 340 2946

Web: https://circularcoworking.com/

IG: https://www.instagram.com/circularcoworking/

Laureles

Circular Edificio Lauret

Circular 72 #39A-22, Laureles, Medellin

El Poblado

Circular CBox

Cra 38 # 26-156 Poblado, Medellin Masaya Hostel 

Calle 8 No 43ª-89, Poblado, Medellin  

Noi Coworking / Ciudad del Rio
Offering a hot desk for every day of the year, with the exception of Christmas and New Year’s Day, Noi, is one of the biggest coworking spaces in Medellin, operating out of an old warehouse decked out with repurposed shipping containers and the ubiquitous contemporary, post-industrial interiors vibe. With 363 desks available and 22 different spaces of all shapes and sizes, you could literally change your office every day of the year if you wish. One of only three Colombian coworking offices belonging to the Impact Hub network, Noi, has a steady flow of globe-trotting entrepreneurs and digital nomads moving through its doors in search of high-speed internet. Its location in Ciudad del Rio, close to Medellin’s Museum of Modern Art (MAMM) is almost equidistant between the more popular residential neighborhoods of Laureles and Poblado and it has another office in the Monterey Shopping Center, closer to the Poblado metro station.

Hot desks from: USD$1 / hour (when you buy a minimum of 100 hours) 

Opening Hours:

Monday
8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sunday
Closed

Contact & Address:

T. +57 3054695347

Calle 17 #43F-287, Ciudad del Río, Medellin

Web: http://noi.work/

IG:  https://www.instagram.com/impacthubmedellin/

Semilla Café Coworking / Laureles
This is another Laureles coworking newbie that opened its doors shortly before the pandemic closed them again. Thankfully the seed survived and Semilla has blossomed with the return of some semblance of workplace normality. Set over two floors with a patio area that looks out onto the leafy Primer Parque de Laureles, this small but welcoming coworking office attracts a faithful crowd of digital nomads that have fallen for the coworking space’s healthy menu and more intimate coffee shop vibe. As well as all the basics you would expect from a coworking space – high-speed internet, comfy chairs, boots, meeting rooms, etc – the food really is the star attraction here. Once you’ve tried their chickpea curry or the Lebanese platter, you’ll find it hard to go back to your zoom room.

Hot desks from: USD$8 / day

Opening Hours:

Monday
8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact & Address:

T. +57 3003771165

Calle 39c #73-7, Laureles, Medellin

Web: https://www.semilla.com.co/

IG:  https://www.instagram.com/semillacafecoworking/

El Open Space / Manila
Talented architecture firm, Yemail Arquitectura, intervened in an old Manila warehouse to create one of one of Medellin’s trendiest coworking venues, El Open Space. Owner Carolina Alzate, the founder of digital agency, Open Lab, keeps the space interesting with a steady flow of events tailored to socially conscious creatives and digital nomads including early evening events designed to transition Open Space’s remoters effortlessly from working to networking. The in-house restaurant and coffee shop, Café Dragon, serves up superior caffeine hits to keep you productive and there are plenty of hip restaurants and bars in the neighborhood. Bar hopping happens on the rooftops of Manila’s poshtels – el Viajero, Los Patios and the suitably named, Nómada Hotel – all of which will give you a good excuse to leave your computer in the locker and venture out of an evening with the intention of taking your networking with the locals up a notch. The place also hosts some fun pop-up retail therapy at the weekend.

Hot desks from: USD$8 / day

Opening Hours:

Monday
8:00 am – 6:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am – 6:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am – 6:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am – 6:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am – 6:30 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Sat & Sun: Closed (except for pop-up events)

Contact & Address:

T. +57 3177647380

Calle 12 #43B-31, Manila, Medellín

IG:  https://www.instagram.com/elopen.space/

Selina / Poblado
For professional procrastinators, Selina’s trendy coworking space in Provenza, has plenty of distractions right on the doorstep. There’s a big old bar downstairs, that’s all too tempting so you need to be able to exercise discipline, if you’re planning on getting some work done in this popular coworking venue in Poblado. Plans start from USD$165 / month with 24 hour access to the office, which is convenient for night owls that are more productive after dark. There’s also a recording studio for musicians, podcasters and YouTubers as well as all the stimulating activities – yoga, photography workshops, cooking classes, etc, that you would expect from the ultra-successful poshtel brand.

Hot desks from: USD$6 / day (when you sign up for a month)

Opening Hours:

Mon-Sun: 24 hours

Contact & Address:

T. +57 44807250

Cra. 32d #9-17, Poblado Medellín

Web: https://www.selina.com/es/colombia/medellin/

We Work / Poblado
No global nomad hotspot is complete without a fancy office, dressed beautifully by the world’s leading coworking brand, We Work. Medellin’s no different and the coworking chain has three spacious offices found in some of the city’s most striking new buildings. Antejardin in Astorga is possibly our favorite, found in between Casacol’s Poblado properties and Medellin’s financial district. Perfectly located within striking distance of the biggest expense budgets, the Astorga WeWork is also conveniently located close to the city’s best culinary districts for power lunching including Juan Manuel Barrientos’s Cuon and El Cielo restaurants. Impeccably decorated and filled with the city’s movers and shakers, you know exactly what you’re getting with WeWork.  

Hot desks from: USD$6 / day (when you sign up for a month)

Opening hours:

Monday
9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Contact & Address:

T. +57 15087576

#1 – Astorga, Poblado Calle 7D # 43A-40

#2 – Las Palmas, Poblado Km 5 Av. Las Palmas

#3 – Aguacatala, Poblado Carrera 42 #5 Sur-145

Web: https://www.wework.com/buildings/km-5-av-las-palmas–medellin

Indie Studio / Laureles
With a mission to concentrate the city’s cultural forces in one colorful coworking and coliving space, the Indie creative universe is hard to miss. The technicolor tower in the heart of Laureles is Medellin’s ground zero for talented types that want to get their creative juices flowing in the company of other like minded film-makers, influencers, writers, musicians and photographers. The rooftop bar is one of the hottest and most stimulating in the city and there’s always something happening in the Content LAB from photography workshops to drone classes. There’s also a top-notch recording studio where some of the city’s up-and-coming artists go to record. Indie has big plans to expand its universe further up the hill in Avenida Las Palmas as well as a second bigger venue in Laureles.

Hot desks from: USD$6 / day (when you sign up for a month)

Opening hours:

Monday
8:30 am – 8:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am – 8:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am – 8:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am – 8:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am – 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am – 10:00 pm
Sunday
10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Contact & Address:

T. +57 3157478687

Laureles 

Cra. 71 #17, Laureles, Medellín

Web: https://www.indie.com.co/

IG: https://www.instagram.com/indiestudio.med/

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