Before we delve into the best coworking spaces for Malta, here are some facts for digital nomads. Later in the article we list the top coworking in Malta.
Arrivals of Digital Nomads to Malta
Arrivals of Digital Nomads to Malta over the past 6 years. Ranges between 200-1200 arrivals per month. The most interesting to note is that the highest peaks of 1200 repeated in January 2019 and January 2020. This shows that the Digital Nomads seek off-season as well as peak season. With the low prices and affordability of January contributing to arrivals during this time.
A clarification for E-residency:
E-residency is a term coined by Estonia to describe their digital residency program. This is not to be confused with the Maltese E-ID card and physical residency program of Malta such as the Digital Nomad Visa.
The Digital Residency Program in a nutshell
A digital residency Program allows anyone, regardless of their nationality, or country of residence, to obtain a digital identity issued by the government.
This digital identity ID is not a travel or residence document. It does not allow you to travel or stay in Malta, Europe, or anywhere else. What it does allow you is to open a company in Malta completely online. This European company can be established and have access to a bank account and invoicing without needing to set foot in Malta.
This is especially interesting for entrepreneurs who travel regularly (such as digital nomads) who need a legal business framework in Europe, without red tape, and completely online, to establish a business that travels with them wherever they go.
The Digital Nomad Visa in a nutshell
The Digital Nomad Visa allows an entrepreneur or remote worker to reside and work in Malta for an extended period, from six months to a year.
For this, such entrepreneurs do not need a company in Malta. What’s more, this Visa is aimed at entrepreneurs or remote workers who do NOT have a company in Malta, but want to stay in Malta for a while doing business or working in Malta for their companies established outside Malta. It allows them to legally operate in an EU Schengen country with their business abroad while staying in Malta for up to a year.
A case example: Digital Nomad Visa
Johan is a remote worker developing software for a company in the United States. His company allows him full location independence. That means that Johan can work 100% online. He wants to take advantage of this fact to travel and live as a digital nomad. Johan decides to start his travels by spending six months in Malta, while working for his American company. However, in order to be in a legal situation in Malta, allowing him to work there for a foreign company, Johan needs a visa. The Digital Nomad Visa is the perfect solution for him.
A case example: Digital Residency
Anna, on the other hand, has been a digital nomad for quite a long time. She is from Tunisia, but has not been in her country for a decade. She lives in different Asian countries throughout the year. However, keeping her company in Tunisia is a nightmare for many reasons: geographical limitations, problems with banks, the need to visit Tunisia regularly to attend administrative matters, paperwork, etc. As an entrepreneur in Tunisia, she is also obliged to pay certain social fees for services that, not living in the country, she is not able to enjoy. Anna needs a legal framework that allows her to establish a business where she can forget about paperwork, save on those unnecessary fees, and allow her to manage everything online. Opening a company in Malta through the Digital Residency program is the ideal solution for her.
|Digital Nomad Visa||e-Residency|
|Right for remote workers to temporarily stay in Malta for up to 1 year.||Secure, government-issued, digital identity for personal, online authentication.|
|For digital nomads who can work online & independent of location:For an employer registered abroadFor their company registered abroad, orAs a freelancer for clients mostly abroad||Remote entrepreneurs gain digital access to Malta’s e-services:Establish and run a company onlineDeclare taxes & access banking/paymentsLow-cost, minimal bureaucracy alternative|
|Path to permanent residence in Malta or EU?||No right of citizenship, residence or travel to Malta or EU.|
|Apply at your nearest Malta Embassy or by Post.||Apply online|
|Process takes at least 15 days.||Process takes 6-8 weeks.|
|Pick up your visa at the nearest Maltese Embassy. Standard visa rules & procedures apply.||Receive your Digital Residency kit at pickup points around the world after verifying identity.|
Cost of Living Malta
💵 Cost of living for nomad$2,666 / month
💵 Cost of living for expat$1,801 / month
💵 Cost of living for family$4,079 / month
💵 Cost of living for local$1,165 / month
🏠 1br studio rent in center$846 / month
🏢 Coworking$230 / month
🏨 Hotel$1,287 / month
🏨 Hotel$60 / night
🏠 Airbnb (1,001 listings)$1,975 / month
🏠 Airbnb$65 / night
🥤 Coca-Cola (0.3L)$1.61
🍺 Beer (0.5L)$4.84
Bleu Business Hub
Bleu Business Hub is a contemporary, new coworking space which provides the perfect amenities and opportunities for professionals to grow while working in a dynamic hub along side other creative individuals. Whether you are looking for a private office, open coworking desk or a virtual office, BB HUB has the right membership solution for you and your business to help you flourish as your business journey expands and reaches new heights. Situated in the centre of Malta and in front of the impressive Marina, our dedicated space offers the perfect opportunities to boost your business in the right direction. Redefine your office solution with BB HUB.
SOHO Office Space – St Julians & Gzira
SOHO Offices provide a platform for digital, tech, and creative professionals to work, connect, and grow. Offering stress-free solutions instead of limited, long term leases, our multi-location offices allow our clients the ability to move fluidly between our business centres as they expand their ventures. SOHO Offices creates a fully serviced office experience for individuals or companies of various sizes, generating a work environment encouraging efficiency, helping your company rise above in increasingly competitive markets.
Whether you are looking for a private office, open coworking desk space, or virtual office experience, we are here to adapt and grow along with you on your business journey.
Our business centres feature unique concepts designed to support creativity, including all in workspaces, relaxation areas, and inventive, modern meeting rooms.
Grand Central Co-working
An amazing coworking site with stunning roof terrace, members lounge and all services. No long tie in or large up-front payments. Hot-desks, coworking desks and private offices available.
Situated in the heart of Valletta, a UNESCO World Heritage site, Grand Central not only provides our users with a prestigious address, but also all the amenities one would expect from a European capital city.
An abundant choice of cafes, restaurants and bars, excellent transport links, shops and professional services, museums and culture, all set against the beautiful backdrop of this Baroque city. At Grand Central you will be ideally placed for both business and pleasure.
SC Coworking Campus Malta
With the SC Campus you choose the idale location for Coliving or Coworking it is an inspiring spot for team projects, startups, team building or a spot where to meet-up and network with other digital nomads on the Campus in Malta. It offers you all you can wish – Open 24 hours 7 days a week, on sight accommodation, meeting rooms, good equipment and offices, fast WiFi and a wonderful atmosphere.
With us you can fully focus your attention on the essential and create distance to the distractions of everyday life. We bring together everything you need to develop your potential on one campus. You will find an inspiring environment with plenty of amenities. Motivate yourself or your collaborators by allowing yourself to work in such an environment. It releases new potential!
Enjoy your stay on the Malta Campus with numerous shared or dedicated workplaces, private offices, conference rooms (including beamer or whiteboards) with space for teams of any size plus accommodation for everyone’s needs. All options include free usage of all common areas such as the pool and sun deck.
Our modern apartments and studios are located directly on campus and are all equipped with a fully functional kitchen and WiFi. In the apartments you can live together with other like-minded people. Sharing an apartment is not only more affordable but also a great opportunity to rediscover the cominity feeling of bygone days and a great opportunity to develop new friendships. If it is okay for you to share a room with another coworker, it is also possible, so you save money again. In our Coliving Appartments you can cook together, plan activities away from work or be inspired by the perspectives of others. If you prefer to live on your own, our studios are the place to be. They consist of a bedroom, a private bathroom and a fully equipped kitchenette.
Our dedicated leisure coordinator organizes many activities and excursions at reasonable prices. Some activities such as beach volleyball tournaments, our beer tasting or music evenings take place on the campus while others take you to the most beautiful and exciting places on the island. Of course there is also an island tour organized with the help of which you will get an overview of the most important sights of Malta
The Penthouse Co-working
Co-working at The Penthouse doesn’t only provide you with a place to work, but gives you the opportunity to mingle with like-minded office-mates and enjoy the “office” environment. For many people, this type of atmosphere increases productivity and makes work more enjoyable.
The Penthouse offers shared office space on extremely flexible terms and also provides you with the expert backing that many do not be available at home or in a small office, including legal and accounting services, IT and technical support, mail and call handling and a full-time front office staff. All of this is accompanied by the use of our high-end executive boardrooms, meeting room facilities, on-site parking, a prestigious address, as well as a large selection of entertainment and relaxation areas including a fully stocked bar, kitchenette and lounge terraces to enjoy your breaks or work outdoors.
MOST FLEXIBLE SOLUTION
Whether you’re a professional travelling to Malta for a few days or weeks at a time, or a very small business looking to move your business into a reputable address, The Penthouse Co-Working spaces allow you to handle your business at a moment’s notice. Contracts start from daily solutions to monthly pay-per-desk packages covering all facilities, allowing you to focus on the most important thing – your business.
We look to tailor agreements to the needs of our clients with a flexible yet comprehensive approach. Our Plans for Serviced Office Space and for Coworking Memberships come inclusive of water & electric, maintenance & cleaning, a front desk receptionist, a well-equipped kitchen, redundancy such as backup internet lines & a generator, standard furniture, as well as consumables such as tea, coffee, water, etc.
This means that there are no hidden costs for these services, and you are guaranteed a fixed and predictable cost, month on month.
BUSINESSLABS is located centrally and we offer parking spaces inclusive of our membership office space plans. We also organize several community events, such as weekly breakfast and end of month drinks so that everyone can get to know each other a little more.
Regus City Center – Birkirkara
A global network of workspaces that enable people to work where, when and how they want. Here we can tailor build your office space from 1 to 100 desks or more. We bring all the benefits of the office while your team concentrates on the business providing a choice of professional, inspiring and collaborative workspaces, communities and services. Enquire now.
Choose your product depending on your needs:
Office Space: Private, fully furnished and equipped offices for one person or an entire company which are customised for your needs. Options include Executive Office Suites in prestigious locations with iconic views, Disaster Recovery Spaces and Day Offices – access as and when you need it.
Coworking: The sociable way to work in a shared office or open plan area. Reserve a space to use every day or simply turn up and hot desk.
Meeting Rooms: Choose from thousands of available meeting rooms or customise your own. Get together for an informal chat with access to Wi-Fi and equipment, or hold a presentation, training, interviews, a board meeting or conference, for an hour or several days.
Virtual Office: Make a great impression with business addresses in prime locations, with mail handling and a professional virtual assistant to answer calls. A Virtual Office includes all this as well as unlimited lounge use and access to an office for two days a month, or five days with Virtual Office Plus.
Flexible Working Plans: Work anywhere in the world, with unlimited access to our network of business lounges in city centres, airports and stations. Flexible options include access to private offices or coworking spaces for 5, 10 or unlimited days a month.
The Swatar City Centre is on the second floor of Tower Business Centre, in the Swatar suburb of Birkirkara, a key commercial district. On the same road is the HSBC global call centre. Malta is a popular location for back office services, especially call centres, because of its reliable telecoms infrastructure and English speaking population. The Swatar City Centre is near major financial services, offshore banks and other leading companies. The country’s main industries are expanding from tourism and freight to diverse manufacturing including pharmaceuticals, electronics, rubber, plastics, packaging, security systems, marine products and biomedical equipment. The centre is opposite a new state-of-the-art hospital, also a major interchange for the public transport network. Swatar borders on the university town of Msida and the centre’s location near Birkirkara bypass makes it convenient for Malta International Airport and the capital city Valletta.
We have more than 3000 locations and more than 100.000 offices for rent starting from 50sqft to 1000sqft or more.
Regus City Center – Swieqi
Base your business just on the outskirts of the action in St Julian’s in a striking new building flanked by shops, hotels, bars, restaurants and nightclubs. Find what you need across three stylish floors, flooded with natural light from the floor-to-ceiling windows and access to a surrounding terrace. Enjoy flexible, fully equipped workspaces whether you’re looking for private offices, co-working spaces or to hire a meeting room in St Julian’s.
Regus City Center – Paceville
Work in a contemporary new-build environment that has everything you need to make your business a success in Malta. The Dragonara centre in Paceville, St Julian’s, includes serviced offices, meeting rooms and co-working areas. Some executive offices include balconies, from which you can take a breather from a busy day and enjoy this location 250m from the sea and five minutes’ walk from the sandy beach of St George’s Bay.
230 Works Co-working
Where do you go when you need a quiet space to work, escape distractions, meet clients or bring your team together? A place to find like-minded entrepreneurs and fresh inspiration.
At 230 Works we’ve created a dynamic space where you can choose how you want to work, whether it’s in a focused quiet area or within the creative buzz of a café, with all the tech and tools you’ll need. Where productivity is guaranteed.