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Best 17 Cities for Digital Nomads in Eastern Europe

Think twice if you believe that Eastern Europe is too cold to pay a visit. On the contrary, the subcontinent has many unique cities that receive more and more digital nomads every year. Its diversity includes beaches, exotic western-eastern architecture, nightlife, traditions, festivals, and even snow activities. That’s why we prepared this list of the best 17 cities for digital nomads in Eastern Europe. Each spot has an estimated cost of living, weather conditions, the best places to stay, and some notes and tips on why you should visit. Let’s cut to the chase and talk about them!


best cities for digital nomads in Eastern Europe
best cities for digital nomads in Eastern Europe

Best 17 Cities for Digital Nomads in Eastern Europe:





 

Vilnius (Lithuania)


Vilnius
Vilnius

The capital city of Lithuania, Vilnius, is an epicenter for the arts, culture, and technology of the country. Among the many perks, Vilnius has a solid public wifi network, something digital nomads will definitely benefit from. Housing is affordable and building startups comes with many incentives. If you like architecture, Vilnius has many historic churches to check out, and the structures combine both a soviet and occidental style which is seldom seen.


  • Who is it for: digital nomads looking for tech cities with history and architecture

  • Population: 592,389

  • Cost of living: USD 1200-3700+

  • Average weather range: 2.5°C to 33°C (36°F to 91.5°F)

  • Best neighborhoods to stay in: Old Town, Downtown (Naujamiestis), Užupis



Top 3 Coworking Spaces in Vilnius:

  1. Rockit Vilnius: cool and cozy, ideal for startups. Location: Gynėjų g. 14, 01109 Vilnius, Lithuania

  2. Laisvės Namai: modern place with a good atmosphere. Location: 2 aukštas, Verkių g. 31B, 09108 Vilnius, Lithuania

  3. Wolf Space: welcoming environment and numerous networking opportunities. Location: Naugarduko g. 3, 03231 Vilnius, Lithuania





Tallinn (Estonia)


Tallinn
Tallinn

Moving to Estonia, Tallinn is located between Russia, Europe, and Scandinavia, drawing influences and inspiration from the three of them. Also known for its wildlife preservation, Tallinn has one of the largest bear populations in the world, an animal you might spot in the beautiful Lahemaa National Park. The Tallinn Tower is a must-visit central part of its history. And if the weather is good enough, the place has beaches for you to visit. Plus, the city has a beer brewing tradition, with tours and activities centered around it.


  • Who is it for: remote workers who like all kinds of activities in just one place

  • Population: 437,811

  • Cost of living: USD 1200-2600+

  • Average weather range: 0°C to 19°C (32°F to 66°F)

  • Best neighborhoods to stay in: Old Town, Kalamaja, Pirita and Kadriorg



Top 3 Coworking Spaces in Tallinn:

  1. LIFT99 Telliskivi Hub: an innovative hub for creative workers. Location: Telliskivi 60a/5, B-building, 10412, 10412 Tallinn, Estonia

  2. Spring Hub: a woman-led coworking business. Location: Pärnu mnt 148, 11317 Tallinn, Estonia

  3. Rävala 8: excellent for meetings. Location: Rävala pst, 10145 Tallinn, Estonia





Riga (Latvia)


Riga
Riga

Medieval towns have a charm in their own right. Riga is one of those, combining history with a modern startup incubator profile. It’s a quiet place and the traffic is relatively low, making it ideal to wander around and discover something new at every corner. For digital nomads, internet connectivity is among the best in the world. Riga is particularly sought after for its unique cuisine and eco-friendly policies, though the weather is not the best throughout the year.

  • Who is it for: creative and entrepreneur digital nomads

  • Population: 614,618

  • Cost of living: USD 1100-2600+

  • Average weather range: 1°C to 19°C (34°F to 66°F)

  • Best neighborhoods to stay in: Mežaparks, Brasa, Old Town



Top 3 Coworking Spaces in Riga:

  1. Teikums: clean and modern space with convenient amenities. Location: Gustava Zemgala gat. 78, Vidzemes priekšpilsēta, Rīga, LV-1035, Latvia

  2. Double9 coworking: cozy and filled with areas to chill. Location: Šarlotes iela 18a, Centra rajons, Rīga, LV-1001, Latvia

  3. Mill Riga: features an active calendar of evening events. Location: Tallinas iela 10, Centra rajons, Rīga, LV-1001, Latvia





Warsaw (Poland)


Warsaw
Warsaw

When in Warsaw, you will be amazed by the city’s resiliency. Destroyed in multiple wars, the city stands from its ashes and has been reconstructed many times, something you can tell in its architecture. Today, digital nomads appreciate its history as well as its good life quality with reasonable prices. There are many museums and activities, such as the Copernicus Science Center, and POLIN Museum, something for every taste. Warsaw’s cuisine is also widely popular.


  • Who is it for: digital nomads looking for a good quality of life and many cultural options

  • Population: 1.8 million

  • Cost of living: USD 900-2800+

  • Average weather range: 5°C to 27°C (41°F to 80°F)

  • Best neighborhoods to stay in: Śródmieście, Saska, Praga



Top 3 Coworking Spaces in Warsaw:

  1. Mindspace Koszyki: helpful and dedicated staff. Location: Koszykowa 61, 00-667 Warszawa, Poland

  2. WeWork - Powierzchnia Biurowa i Coworking: the well-known international brand. Location: Grzybowska 62, 00-844 Warszawa, Poland

  3. BIURCO - office, coworking and meeting rooms for hours: peaceful and affordable prices. Location: Twarda 44, 00-831 Warszawa, Poland





Krakow (Poland)


Krakow
Krakow

Another stunning medieval city, Krakow is a cultural, academic, and artistic hub. Nightlife, food, and welcoming locals (who speak fluent English in general) make it a popular destination among remote workers. Florianska Street is the place to be, filled with restaurants, cafés, and bars; a stroll you cannot miss. The Forum Przestrzenie is also a must, a cool and chill place to relax as well as go to occasional parties with DJs.


  • Who is it for: digital nomads who enjoy culture and nightlife

  • Population: 800,653

  • Cost of living: USD 1100-2500+

  • Average weather range: 3°C to 17°C (38°F to 63°F)

  • Best neighborhoods to stay in: Kazimierz, Kleparz, Stare Miasto



Top 3 Coworking Spaces in Krakow:

  1. Yolk: a community-focused coworking space that is comfortable and stylish. Location: Józefa Sarego 5, 31-047 Kraków, Poland

  2. Business Link High5ive: modern and bright green space in the center of the city. Location: Pawia 9, 31-154 Kraków, Poland

  3. Kalafiornia: free coffee, high-speed internet, and all the amenities you need are available in this space. Location: Józefa Sarego 18/1, 31-047 Kraków, Poland





Gdansk (Poland)


Gdansk
Gdansk

The past conflicts between Poland and Germany have written the history of the gorgeous medieval town by the sea, Gdansk. It is now a very safe place to move, especially to visit the city’s landmarks such as Trakt Królewski, Neptune’s Fountain, and Saint Mary’s church. Be sure to check the museum of the Second War as well.


  • Who is it for: digital nomads who love 20th-century war history

  • Population: 470,621

  • Cost of living: USD 900-2600+

  • Average weather range: 2°C to 25°C (35°F to 78°F)

  • Best neighborhoods to stay in: Wrzeszcz, Old Town, Przymorze



Top 3 Coworking Spaces in Gdansk:

  1. O4 Coworking: friendly space that opens 24 hours. Location: Aleja Grunwaldzka 472B, 80-309 Gdańsk, Poland

  2. WORQ więcej niż biuro: good internet connection and offices for hire. Location: Świętojańska 43/23, 81-391 Gdynia, Poland

  3. Leśna HUB Coworking: strategically located and have comfortable chairs. Location: Leśna 1, 81-854 Sopot, Poland





Kosice (Slovakia)


Kosice
Kosice

Kosice is known for its rich tradition and multicultural background. Among the many opportunities for digital nomads, the city is filled with working cafes with different flavors and styles for you to sip a good cup while getting some work done. The place is also very affordable, making it an ideal place to spend some time while backpacking through Eastern Europe.


  • Who is it for: location-independent workers on a budget and coffee enthusiasts

  • Population: 228,249

  • Cost of living: USD 750-2900+

  • Average weather range: 1°C to 21°C (34°F to 70°F)

  • Best neighborhoods to stay in: Old Town, Podhradova, Cermel



Top 3 Coworking Spaces in Kosice:

  1. Tabačka Kulturfabrik: brimming with life and energy from its staff and visitors. Location: Gorkého 2, 040 01 Staré Mesto, Slovakia

  2. Starport: LGBTQ+ friendly. Location: Skladná 232/58, 040 01 Košice, Slovakia

  3. FABRIKA 48: they offer delicious treats to taste while working. Location: Južná trieda 48, 040 01 Juh, Slovakia





Prague (Czechia)


Prague
Prague

Prague’s charm is simply second-to-none. Formerly part of Czechoslovakia, the city mixes western and eastern architecture, a historical landmark from the world’s recent history. The food also draws from a different heritage, blending east with west, and tradition with modernity. If you want to lose yourself by walking in the city, don’t miss the Old Town and the Astronomical Clock. There are also many museums and art galleries to check out.


  • Who is it for: remote workers looking for unique cities

  • Population: 1.2 million

  • Cost of living: USD 1200-3100+

  • Average weather range: 2°C to 20°C (35°F to 68°F)

  • Best neighborhoods to stay in: Chodov, Zizkov, Vinohrady



Top 3 Coworking Spaces in Prague:

  1. Impact Hub Praha D10: excellent location and useful meeting rooms. Location: Drtinova 557/10, 150 00 Praha 5-Smíchov, Czechia

  2. Node5: a startup incubation hub. Location: Radlická 180/50, 150 00 Praha 5-Smíchov, Czechia

  3. Locus Workspace: a warm place to feel at home and do some networking. Location: Slezská 857/45, 130 00 Vinohrady, Czechia





Budapest (Hungary)


Budapest
Budapest

Budapest remains a central city in Eastern Europe with a slower pace of life and affordable prices. Set by the Danube river, people rush to the place for its thermal baths, Buda Castle, and Fisherman’s Bastion. Budapest is also the host of festivals such as the Budapest International Wine Festival, and the Sziget music festival.


  • Who is it for: cultural digital nomads on a budget

  • Population: 1.7 million

  • Cost of living: USD 800-2700+

  • Average weather range: 5°C to 17°C (41°F to 62.5°F)

  • Best neighborhoods to stay in: Castle District, Palace District, Belváros



Top 3 Coworking Spaces in Budapest:

  1. KAPTÁR coworking - a közösségi iroda: highly recommended for digital nomads. Location: Budapest, Révay köz 4, 1065 Hungary

  2. Loffice: easy to find and comfortable premises. Location: Budapest, Salétrom u. 4, 1085 Hungary

  3. The Spot Budapest: it has a beautiful green garden. Location: Budapest, Király u. 26, 1061 Hungary





Bucharest (Romania)


Bucharest
Bucharest

Bucharest is a formerly communist city in Romania. Today, it’s a vibrant place, filled with creative spots and businesses, with more and more tourists and digital nomads coming to visit every year. Be sure to check out the Vacaresti Park Nature Reserve, and the Parliament, or enjoy one of the excellent wine tours.


  • Who is it for: digital nomads looking for up-and-coming cities

  • Population: 1.8 million

  • Cost of living: USD 700-2000+

  • Average weather range: 0°C to 18°C (32°F to 64.5°F)

  • Best neighborhoods to stay in: Piata Unirii, Universitate, Old Town



Top 3 Coworking Spaces in Bucharest:

  1. Nod makerspace: ideal for artists and entrepreneurs. Location: Splaiul Unirii 160, București 040041, Romania

  2. TechHub Bucharest: there are some free courses available. Location: Parter, Strada Nicolae Filipescu 39-41, București 020961, Romania

  3. Commons Unirii: loft design, very friendly staff. Location: Strada Halelor 5, București 030118, Romania





Brasov (Romania)


Brasov
Brasov

In case you were wondering, yes, Brasov is located in Romania’s Transylvania region, famous for its legends. It combines natural sights with baroque architecture. It’s also quite affordable for location-independent workers, so you might find yourself lost in its charms and enjoying its cultural activities. Don’t miss the chance to take a hike in the Bucegi mountains or learn more about the city’s history.


  • Who is it for: location-independent workers who like a balance between nature and tradition

  • Population: 253,200

  • Cost of living: USD 700-2400+

  • Average weather range: 3°C to 14°C (37.5°F to 57°F)

  • Best neighborhoods to stay in: Scheii Brasovului, Blumana, Old Town



Top 3 Coworking Spaces in Brasov:

  1. NETWORKING Premium Coworking, Events, Rooftop (Rakovska HQ): great location for workshops. Location: ulitsa „Georgi S. Rakovski“ 25, 1202 Sofia Center, Sofia, Bulgaria

  2. Hub 1317: neat, clean, with a decent internet connection. Location: Strada 13 Decembrie 17, Brașov 500199, Romania

  3. Kool Werk: located in the heart of the city. Location: Strada George Barițiu 2, Brașov 500025, Romania





Sofia (Bulgaria)


Sofia
Sofia

Sofia is a city of growing popularity among digital nomads. Though not a rich country, Bulgaria has a lot to do at a low cost, ideal for travelers on a budget. The transport network works very well and it connects you with the city’s many parks. Be sure to go to an Opera show or green areas like Yuzen park.


  • Who is it for: cultural remote workers on a budget

  • Population: 1.2 million

  • Cost of living: USD 1000-2100+

  • Average weather range: 6°C to 16.5°C (43°F to 61.5°F)

  • Best neighborhoods to stay in: Boyana, Mladost, Ivan Vazov



Top 3 Coworking Spaces in Sofia:

  1. NETWORKING Premium Coworking, Events, Rooftop (Rakovska HQ): safe, modern, and silent coworking space. Location: ulitsa „Georgi S. Rakovski“ 25, 1202 Sofia Center, Sofia, Bulgaria

  2. Puzl CowOrKing: if you need a break, try their craft beer bar. Location: bulevard "Cherni vrah" 47, 1407 Hladilnika, Sofia, Bulgaria

  3. SOHO - Sofia Holistic Coworking Company: it’s a welcoming spot to network beyond the professional aspect. Location: ul. "Iskar" 4, 1000 Sofia Center, Sofia, Bulgaria





Bansko (Bulgaria)


Bansko
Bansko

Close to the Pirin Mountains lies the city of Bansko. It is a great destination for nature lovers, with plenty of outdoor activities to do. Visitors enjoy hiking, skiing, climbing, and any kind of winter sport you can imagine. Plus, it’s close to the Greek coast in case you need a quick hot getaway.


  • Who is it for: digital nomads who prefer winter wonderlands

  • Population: 8,873

  • Cost of living: USD 700-2700+

  • Average weather range: 3.5°C to 15°C (38.5°F to 59°F)

  • Best neighborhoods to stay in: you can stay by the city itself, close to the ski lift gondolas, or by the old town



Top 3 Coworking Spaces in Bansko:

  1. Coliving And Coworking In Bansko Apart-Hotel Four Leaf Clover: you can lease a desk and a room to stay in while in Bansko. Location: ul. "Yavor" No.18, 2770 кв. Глазне, Bansko, Bulgaria

  2. Coworking Bansko: praised for its community. Location: ul. "Toma Vishanov" 2, 2770 кв. Стария град, Bansko, Bulgaria

  3. Altspace Coworking - Gotse Delchev Street: identified as a woman-led coworking business. Location: ul. "Edelvays" 6, 2770 кв. Новия град, Bansko, Bulgaria





Thessaloniki (Greece)


Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki

With a strategic location, great cuisine, and intense nightlife, Thessaloniki has it all. A university city, it beams with young vibes and an intense pace. Many people choose the city as a base to visit the country because of its proximity to the Thessaloniki Airport Makedonia. Plus, you will find a digital nomad community that is eager to receive more and more new members each year.


  • Who is it for: location-independent workers seeking a cool, youthful, and beautiful city

  • Population: 812,000

  • Cost of living: USD 1500-4000+

  • Average Weather Range: 10°C to 20.5°C (50°F to 69°F)

  • Best Neighborhoods to stay in: Ladadika, Downtown, Ano Poli



Top 3 Coworking Spaces in Thessaloniki:

  1. coho - the coworking home: superb, well-equipped, with backup fiber-optic internet. Location: Str. Napoleontos Zerva 10, Thessaloniki 546 40, Greece

  2. i4Gpro: an inspiring space for networking. Location: Egnatia 154, Thessaloniki 546 36, Greece

  3. Regus - Thessaloniki, Karolou Ntel: another well-established brand in the heart of Thessaloniki. Location: Vasileos Irakleiou 53 &, Karolou Ntil, Thessaloniki 546 23, Greece





Belgrade (Serbia)


Belgrade
Belgrade

Many digital nomads have recently discovered the impressive capital of Serbia. Those who want to visit the Balkans can certainly set camp in Belgrade, an affordable and medium-sized city that is a pleasure to walk around. Visitors adore Kalemegdan Park and the Belgrade Fortress right inside it, an important landmark of this foot-friendly city.


  • Who is it for: digital nomads who adore hiking and are on a budget

  • Population: 1.1 million

  • Cost of living: USD 900-2500+

  • Average weather range: 9°C to 18°C (48°F to 64.5°F)

  • Best neighborhoods to stay in: Downtown, Dorcol, New Belgrade



Top 3 Coworking Spaces in Belgrade:

  1. Smart Office Coworking Belgrade: the place offers the right balance between networking and quiet time for work. Location: Задужбина Николе Спасића, Kneza Mihaila 33, Beograd 11000, Serbia

  2. Nova Iskra Workspace Dorcol: affordable and cozy, with polite staff. Location: Cara Uroša 18, Beograd 11000, Serbia

  3. TheOfficeBelgrade - Coworking space: great vibe and atmosphere. Location: Alekse Nenadovića 19, Beograd 11000, Serbia





Novi Sad (Serbia)


Novi Sad
Novi Sad

Serbia’s cultural capital, Novi Sad offers cheap activities in an easy-to-navigate location. With plenty of options for both nature and city lovers, its rich history makes for many museums or similar options to try, as well as green areas to do some sightseeing. Many decide to hit the place for the EXIT Festival, a unique experience. If you just want to chill, you can always go to Štrand beach for some peace by the sea.


  • Who is it for: digital nomads looking for alternative affordable experiences

  • Population: 277,522

  • Cost of living: USD 600-2100+

  • Average weather range: 7°C to 17.5°C (44.5°F to 63.5°F)

  • Best neighborhoods to stay in: Monasteries, Ethno village Vrdnik, National Park



Top 3 Coworking Spaces in Novi Sad:

  1. Kulturni Centar LAB: it has a very alternative culture. Location: Dr Hempta 2, Novi Sad, Serbia

  2. Startit Centar Novi Sad: located strategically in Novi Sad’s downtown. Location: Miroslava Antića 2, Novi Sad, Serbia

  3. Business Incubator Novi Sad - Poslovni Inkubator Novi Sad: ideal for new businesses. Location: Vojvođanskih brigada, Novi Sad 400101, Serbia





Split (Croatia)


Split
Split

If you thought Croatia was only Dubrovnik and Game of Thrones, you thought wrong! Split lies by the coast, meaning you will see a beautifully-designed place by the sea, full of water-related activities. Sailing, and sunbathing by the Adriatic, you can combine these with some cultural options, such as Diocletian’s Palace, or the many museums and galleries.


  • Who is it for: digital nomads who enjoy unique coastal cities

  • Population: 161,312

  • Cost of living: USD 1400-3300+

  • Average weather range: 13°C to 19.5°C (53.5°F to 67°F)

  • Best neighborhoods to stay in: Bacvice, Veli Varos, Old Town



Top 3 Coworking Spaces in Split:

  1. The Works Coworking: an LGBTQ+ friendly space. Location: Spinčićeva ul. 2b, 21000, Split, Croatia

  2. Smartspace: right in the center of Old Town. Location: Tončićeva ul. 3, 21000, Split, Croatia

  3. PROSTOR: inspiring locally-driven culture hub. Location: Plančićeva ul. 2, 21000, Split, Croatia





Closing thoughts on the best 17 cities for digital nomads in Eastern Europe


Every city is a strategic point to further visit each country or plan a longer East-European trip through these unmissable cities. Affordability is a constant between them, making the subcontinent a great opportunity for all kinds of digital nomads. Just keep this list of the best 17 cities for digital nomads in Eastern Europe on your bookmark once you decide to plan your trip. No matter what kind of location-independent work you are, Eastern Europe definitely has a couple of options for you to enjoy your stay!




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