11 best coworking spaces in Boston

Choose from trendy shared offices in creative Back Bay to high-rise hot desks in the financial district

Boston is home to one of the East Coast’s most dynamic and rapidly evolving startup cultures. In recent years, this historic city has emerged as one of the country’s most important centers for tech, finance, and design innovation, attracting talent and investors from around the world. 

In a single month last year, venture capitalists pumped $624 million into 58 startups in the Boston area, and for two years running, the city was named by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation as the number-one city in the country for startups. The city’s vibrant business community also includes the headquarters of established companies like Liberty Mutual, Santander Bank, and Reebok.

The explosion of new and growing businesses has created the need for more agile and flexible workspaces in Boston. Now more than ever, young companies, creative freelancers, digital nomads, and organizations in need of expansion are seeking out innovative and inspiring new places to work.

Choosing the right coworking space for your business can be a challenge, so let’s take a look at some of the best shared workspaces in Boston.

Downtown

One Lincoln Street

Hot desks starting at: $520/mo

Nearby Transit: South Station

Cross Streets: Lincoln St & Essex St

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Startups in the banking and finance sectors will feel right at home in this modern coworking space right in Boston’s popular financial district. You can sample dumplings in Chinatown with the team after work or take a rejuvenating afternoon stroll through the nearby Boston Commons.

Set over 11 stories of the historic State Street Financial Center, this collection of private offices and hot desks in a highly sought-after area of the city appeals to companies of all sizes.

33 Arch Street

Hot desks starting at: $460/mo

Nearby Transit: Downtown Crossing station

Cross Streets: Arch St & Hawley Pl

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You can’t get more central than this dynamic and energetic coworking space at 33 Arch Street, where you’ll not only be part of Boston’s ever-evolving skyline but also be spoiled for choice when it comes to lunchtime dining options. For some fresh air, the lawns of Post Office Square are just a few minutes’ stroll away.

WeWork 33 Arch Street in Boston.

This flexible office space on Arch Street is packed with amenities and features bright and airy lounges, on-site support for professional and social events, hot desks, and sleek private offices for teams of all sizes.

745 Atlantic Avenue

Hot desks starting at: $420/mo

Nearby Transit: South Station

Cross Streets: Atlantic Ave & Beach St

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Boston’s historic Leather District is known for its eclectic selection of laid-back bars, artisanal coffee shops, and local restaurants, making this shared workspace in a classic brownstone corner terrace ideal for small, energetic teams looking to grow.

Spanning nine floors of the building, this modern coworking office features an event space suited for networking and meetups, as well as a selection of dedicated desks, naturally lit private offices, and flexible hot desk memberships.

711 Atlantic Avenue

Hot desks starting at: $470/mo

Nearby Transit: South Station

Cross Streets: Atlantic Ave & East St

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Situated just a few minutes from Boston’s lively theater district, this shared creative space downtown offers professionals the opportunity to unwind with a show after hours. Walk a little further and you’ll be in the quaint neighborhood of Bay Village, where you’ll find delightful nightlife options and kitschy local diner The Friendly Toast.

WeWork 711 Atlantic Avenue in Boston.

One of the best coworking spaces in the downtown Boston area, 711 Atlantic Avenue is well suited to startups in search of temporary office space, thanks to its large and collaborative conference rooms, smart private offices, and light-filled lounges.

One Beacon Street

Hot desks starting at: $400/mo

Nearby Transit: Government Center station

Cross Streets: Beacon St & Tremont St

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Located in the heart of downtown Boston, One Beacon Street offers unrivaled convenience for startups wanting to be in the center of a vibrant community of established companies and dynamic creatives. Alongside historic investment firms, a number of architecture and design studios share this 37-story skyscraper.  

WeWork One Beacon Street in Boston.

Not only does the 15th-floor coworking space boast stunning views and copious natural light throughout, but it also features break rooms with recreational games, secure bike storage for cyclists, and a fully equipped fitness center and gym.

Cambridge

625 Massachusetts Ave

Hot desks starting at: $400/mo

Nearby Transit: Central station

Cross Streets: Massachusetts Ave & Prospect St

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The relaxed and affordable coworking space at 625 Massachusetts Ave, the first WeWork north of the river, is set within a classic three-story Boston townhouse far from the bustling high-rises of downtown. Wedged between Harvard and MIT, you won’t struggle to attract some of the brightest new talent to your business.

WeWork 625 Massachusetts Ave in Cambridge.

The shared office space features a wellness room designed for meditation and relaxation, as well as an open and airy event space equipped with the latest technology, lighting, and sound systems.

Back Bay

501 Boylston Street

Hot desks starting at: $470/mo

Nearby Transit: Back Bay station

Cross Streets: Boylston St & Clarendon St

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This newly renovated coworking space at an enviable address in Copley Square spans two floors of the historic building and offers a beautifully designed open-air terrace overlooking Boston’s effortlessly cool Back Bay area.

WeWork 501 Boylston St in Boston.

The tree-lined streets are packed with hipster eateries, boutique designer stores, and independent coffee shops, making this the perfect base of operations for creative startups and sociable, dynamic teams.

31 St. James Ave

Hot desks starting at: $500/mo

Nearby Transit: Arlington station

Cross Streets: Arlington St & St. James Ave

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One of the best coworking spaces in the Back Bay area, 31 St. James Ave offers a dog-friendly shared office that’s well positioned between the restaurants and stores of this trendy neighborhood and the nearby financial district.

WeWork 31 St. James Ave in Boston.

Ideal for bigger companies interested in staying close to the action in Boston, this flexible workspace features sleek and naturally lit private offices, dedicated desks, and hot desk options for freelancers.

West End

200 Portland St

Hot desks starting at: $390/mo

Nearby Transit: North Station, Bowdoin station

Cross Streets: Causeway St & Portland St

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A beautiful and affordable coworking space in a vibrant part of Boston’s West End— where companies from every industry come together—200 Portland Street is the ideal home for new startups and established businesses alike.

WeWork 200 Portland St in Boston.

The office is structured around a pair of stunning atriums on two floors and boasts art-filled lounges, well-designed private offices, and meeting rooms for brainstorming sessions and informal gatherings.

Seaport

One Seaport Square

Hot desks starting at: $530/mo

Nearby Transit: Courthouse station, South Station 

Cross Streets: Sleeper St & Northern Ave

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Set amid the shops and restaurants of Seaport Square, this coworking space in Boston’s fast-changing Innovation District offers waterfront views and plentiful green spaces nearby. For a quick getaway, Logan Airport is less than 15 minutes away.

WeWork One Seaport Square in Boston.

WeWork occupies two floors of One Seaport Square, offering expansive common areas, sophisticated private offices, and hot desk memberships for on-demand access to this dynamic workspace. 

51 Melcher St

Hot desks starting at: $410/mo

Nearby Transit: South Station 

Cross Streets: Melcher St & Necco St

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A truly unique coworking space set inside a former wool factory, this dog-friendly and creative-focused shared office is just a short walk from the popular Trillium Brewing Company and Coppersmith. 

The brick building’s expansive interiors allow for tons of natural light illuminating industrial-chic common areas that feature high ceilings and cement floors throughout. Private offices, dedicated desks, and hot desks are all available in this remarkable shared premises.

Whether you’re a startup looking for a flexible workspace or a Fortune 500 company looking to expand to a new city, there’s a WeWork location in Boston to fit your needs. WeWork’s coworking spaces offer a collaborative environment for businesses of any size, in the most sought-after, connected locations.

Steve Hogarty is a writer and journalist based in London. He is the travel editor of City AM newspaper and the deputy editor of City AM Magazine, where his work focuses on technology, travel, and entertainment.

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