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As we’ve seen an increase in tourism in Split we have also noticed a significant number of digital nomads coming to work here. This has given rise to a small number of coworking spaces, and luckily for you they are all unique in their own ways, and in different parts around Split.
They work closely together on a number of projects, such as Hack4Split and Freelancer’s Week, and are hives of energy and information, having shared information with people like you for the past few years. So here’s a brief overview of who they are and what they do.
Amosfera were the first coworking space on the scene and are based in the student zone of Split – Split 3.
Split 3 almost became the new centre of Split some forty years ago which means there is plenty around the area, supermarkets, bars and restaurants. Throughout the academic year, the buzz of students fills the cafes and bars locally. It’s about 25 minutes from the old town, and 10 minutes to the local beach – Trstenik.
Amosfera offers up to 30 seats for coworkers, high speed internet, a small kitchen and printing services. They also have a conference room which can be booked for meetings or Skype. It’s run by a non-profit, CEDRA Split, and therefore spends its profit on encouraging entrepreneurship in Split and Dalmatia through workshops and mentoring. The coworkers are predominantly Croatian, so you’ll get to learn about Split, the culture and the importance of coffee breaks!
They have excellent connections to the non-profit sector in Split, so if you fancy getting involved in the local community while you’re here they’ll help you find something that suits you. The local youth club Klub Mladih Split, work in the same space, and run workshops and events almost every evening in Amosfera.
CoCreative is a cool coworking space based in Spinut, a calm neighbourhood near the centre.
Spinut is a residential area, a 10 minute walk from Stari Plac – Hajduk Split Football Team’s old ground. They are also a 10 minute walk from the gates of Marjan, the city park where you can go to jog or cycle or take a stroll and clear your mind.
Cocreative offers up to 24 seats for coworkers, high speed internet, a small kitchen and printing services. It’s run by an architect firm, which explains its clean, neat and professional feel inside. They are all Croatian, and are happy to share tips about the local area and tell you all about the history of Split and its diverse architecture.
SaltWater were the newcomers to coworking in Split in 2017, and a year after opening their first, they’ve opened their second! They are based in the old town and boast two wonderful spaces.
Their first is a boutique coworking space just behind the National Theatre and next to Stari Plac. From here you are 10 metres from icecream, 4 metres from fritule, and 30 minutes from ćevapi, a dangerous mix! Their second space is 100 metres from the green market in Split, just near Đardin, one of the smaller parks in the centre. Perhaps the healthier option!
SaltWater is run by Tanja, a returning Croatian Australian with a passion for agriculture, development and gin. Make sure you call or e-mail before you turn up, as a boutique space in the centre, seats get taken quickly during the summer months. SWI offers 6 seats which are usually taken by long termers, whilst SWII offers 30 seats for short termers of groups. They offer high speed internet, a donation-based bar (more gin) and regular community events. They have a meeting room that can be booked too.
WIP put coworking on the map in Split as they renovated a beachside space into a kick-ass coworking space. They’re on Žnjan, a 25 minute cycle from the centre of Split.
Žnjan was the place where the Pope spoke to the masses, before turning into the place for easy Sunday mornings, electro beats and swimming. It’s currently being renovated into a modern party/chill/swim area, that have clear views across the ocean.
WIP is run by Remote Year, a company that provides year long coworking and travelling experiences to people of all backgrounds and ages, from all over the world. These groups stay at WIP throughout the year, and therefore the space boasts seating for up to 70 people, a bar area, a kitchen, 4 Skype booths and a meeting room. They also host community events and meetups on a regular basis.
It’s hard to pick a favourite, with each space being so diverse and offering something different, all thanks to their owners. Whichever one you choose, we can guarantee you’ll be met with a friendly smile, a willingness to help and long-lasting memories.