Best places in Barcelona: Boundra’s digital nomad guide

At Boundra, our mission is to enhance the digital nomad lifestyle through our exceptional properties. But we understand that a significant part of this lifestyle extends beyond the walls of your residence. Your experiences beyond your home greatly influence your perception of the city you've chosen to call your temporary abode. That's why it's crucial to swiftly discover the finest local gems that surround you.

For remote workers, their needs differ from the conventional. They require amenities like a dependable 24/7 coworking space, a conveniently located gym, or a charming cafe to spend a productive afternoon. In this edition of Boundra's Newsletter, we're diving into precisely these aspects, uncovering the essential resources that make your digital nomad journey truly exceptional.

Coworking spaces

Wework Passeig de Gràcia

Located midway between the renowned Casa Batlló and Plaça de Catalunya, this WeWork office space offers a vibrant and convenient workspace. Surrounded by diverse dining options, theaters, museums, and cultural landmarks, it's an ideal place to mix work and leisure. The eight-story building features private offices, conference rooms, coworking spaces, and a range of amenities, including balconies and rooftops for scenic breaks. Additional perks include bike storage, parking, a mother's room, and dog-friendly policies. Plus, there are regular events for networking and inspiration.

Pg. de Gràcia, 17, 08007 Barcelona, Spain 1.3 km - 18 min walk


Wework 444 Diagonal

Discover a peaceful haven for work and networking just a 5-minute walk from Casa Milà at Diagonal 444. This WeWork space offers eight floors of versatile workspaces, catering to solo entrepreneurs and larger businesses. Solo workers can choose from hot desks, lounges, and phone booths, while larger companies can opt for full-floor offices. There are beautifully designed meeting rooms for collaborative sessions, and you can unwind in serene gardens just outside. Plus, with numerous nearby cafes, bars, and restaurants, you'll have plenty of options for post-work relaxation and socializing.

Av. Diagonal, 444, ground floor, 08037 Barcelona, Spain 2.2 km - 29 min walk

There are 3 other Wework locations to visit in Barcelona. I highly recommend trying them out. Here is my detailed article on Wework locations dating back to 2020! https://medium.com/the-weworker/best-wework-locations-in-barcelona-5597094e1bce


Cahoot

Cahoot is an ideal destination for working professionals who unwind with fine food and thrilling games. This Barcelona coworking space, housed in a converted warehouse in the vibrant Sant Antoni district, offers a spacious and architecturally impressive environment designed by Oriol Hostench. Its location in a renowned food district adds to its appeal for food enthusiasts.

Cost: €15 day pass; 135 euros for a flexible desk; 180 euros for a fixed desk.
Where: Carrer de Floridablanca 92, 08003 Barcelona
2.1 km - 26 min walk
https://cahootcoworking.com/


Betahaus

Betahaus is the ultimate coworking space in Barcelona for those seeking regular events to enhance skills and network with like-minded individuals. It fosters a dynamic environment where coworkers are constantly in "Beta" mode, emphasizing feedback, skill development, and continuous improvement. Notably, Betahaus offers 24/7 access and is located on Carrer de Vilafranca, providing comprehensive support for businesses aiming to progress. Cost: €25 for a day pass up to €176 per month for 24/7 access and a fixed workstation

Where: Carrer de Vilafranca, 7, 08024 Barcelona
3.2 km - 43 min walk

Instagram : Betahaus
https://www.betahaus.es/


Aticco Urquinaona - Coworking en Eixample

This centrally located office building in Barcelona offers a range of services included in your lease. Spread across 6 floors, it provides a variety of office options, including private furnished offices, open workspaces, and meeting rooms. Additional amenities include call booths, a canteen, workshop, gym, relaxation areas, and event spaces. The building boasts 360º terrace views of Barcelona and features high-speed internet, daily cleaning, reception service, complimentary coffee, tea, and osmotic water, 24/7 access, and on-site parking. It's a comprehensive solution for businesses in a prime location.

Rda. de Sant Pere, 52, 08010 Barcelona, Spain 650 m - 9 min walk
https://aticco.com

Gyms

Viva Gym

Viva Gym offers 12 locations in Barcelona, making it convenient for fitness enthusiasts. Their Annual membership is priced at €322 with no joining fee. You can also opt for a monthly premium membership (access to all 4 clubs) at €31 with a €30 joining fee, or a monthly membership (1 club) at the same price but with a €15 joining fee. Despite the low cost, Viva Gym provides modern workout equipment, making it one of the most budget-friendly gyms in the city. However, it doesn't offer amenities like a swimming pool, sauna, or spa facilities, making it an ideal choice for those seeking an affordable fitness option.


Holmes Place

Holmes Place, with 4 locations in Barcelona, offers a sophisticated health center experience with an international and cosmopolitan ambiance. Their facilities include exclusive features and a wide range of activities. The Urquinaona center is particularly popular, offering amenities like a large swimming pool, full equipment, and a relaxation area. While memberships are a bit pricier at €91 per month for a minimum of 3 months, €81 per month for a 1-year membership, and €78 for a 2-year membership, Holmes Place provides a luxurious and pampering gym experience in Barcelona.


Clubs Metropolitan

Clubs Metropolitan, one of Barcelona's top gyms and part of a nationwide chain, boasts 7 locations in the city. They provide state-of-the-art equipment, luxurious amenities such as spa facilities, swimming pools, saunas, and even rooftop terraces. Their classes are led by professional instructors, and members receive personalized fitness plans. While their memberships are relatively expensive, with a 6-month all-day membership at the Sagrada Familia Club costing around €400 and an annual membership at €60 per month, the quality of facilities and services makes it an excellent choice for long-term stay residents and fitness enthusiasts seeking top-notch gym experiences in Barcelona.


Basic Fit

Basic-Fit offers two gyms in Barcelona near the Sagrada Familia, part of a vast European network with thousands of locations. Regardless of your fitness level or age, they provide tailored workouts through equipment or group classes. You can visit in person to explore or easily sign up online for a great fitness experience. Visit Basic-Fit's gym at Carrer de Sardenya 153 in Barcelona

Coffee

Indo Bar

A plant-based cute bar that offers specialty coffee and açai on Carrer del General Álvarez de Castro 5 (La Ribera).

Familia Osorio

This coffee roastery from Manresa has two locations in Barcelona. You can find them on Dr. Trueta 149 (Poblenou), and C/ Rec 16 (Born).

Cafes El Magnifico

They have a long history of good coffee in Barcelona, so if you are a true coffee fan make sure you visit them. Argenteria 64 (Born).

Hidden Café

I love how much care is put into the coffee and their matcha sourcing at Hidden Café. C/ Constança/Déu I Mata (Les Corts) and their newest addition on Carrer dels Canvis Vells 10 (Born).

La Masala Café

Wonderful little place with vegetarian goodies and specialty coffee made with love with a La Marzocco.

Nomad

These guys roast their own coffee and distribute them to quite a few places in Barcelona and surroundings. Their roastery is located in Poble Nou, and they have three locations in the city center: Passatge Sert 12 (La Ribera)

Bars and restaurants

Casa Lolea Barcelona

Contemporary Spanish cuisine & sangria in an industrial-chic space with colorful, polka-dot decor

Bormuth

Bormuth is my go-to spot for a delightful Saturday afternoon of tapas. The ambiance is wonderful, the tapas are delicious, and the prices are quite reasonable. It’s also a fantastic place for a vermouth if you have lunch arrangements elsewhere. And for those who appreciate craft beers, they offer a selection to satisfy your taste buds. Plaça Comercial 1 (Born).

Bodega La Puntual

Experience genuine cuisine crafted from top-notch ingredients within a venue steeped in history. As you enter, you’ll encounter a laid-back oyster bar offering select snacks, wine, and sparkling wine. Venture deeper inside, and you’ll discover a spacious dining area, suitable even for larger gatherings. Don’t miss the opportunity to savor the Arroz de Pluma Ibérica; it’s a true delight. Carrer de Montcada 22 (Born).

Llamber

The restaurant is absolutely gorgeous, and the food is exceptional. They recommend sharing all the dishes you select from the menu, which perfectly captures the essence of tapas dining. Carrer de la Fusina 5 (Born).

Cal Pep

Yet another timeless gem! If you have a penchant for seafood, this place is a must-visit. You can either grab a seat at the bar by the entrance or opt for a table in the cozy dining room at the rear. The menu is a treasure trove of delectable delights, and the waitstaff are not only welcoming but also quite the comedians. Be prepared for a bit of a wait, as this place tends to draw quite the crowd! Plaça de les Olles 8 (Born).

Remy Broun
Founder of Boundra.

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