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How to Find Accommodation for Digital Nomads (21 Great Options).

Finding accommodation as a digital nomad is one of the first major things you have to deal with after switching to remote work. It can be one of the most intimidating factors when starting this lifestyle, and it can even be what stops a lot of people from making those first moves.

It’s also something you have to deal with as you continuously move on to new places, but having a plan in place and some reliable options can go a long way in making it easier. And, I promise, it soon bcomes second nature!

accommodation for digital nomads

While many digital nomads stay in hotels and hostels, this isn’t always the most cost-effective or convenient way to live, especially if you’d like something a little longer term.

Luckily, it’s become so much easier with the wave of new remote workers and companies springing up all over the globe to offer accommodation options such as pre-vetted properties suited perfectly to remote workers, co-living spaces for anyone looking to network, and companies that will organize all of your accommodation for you taking that pressure off completely. 

There are alternative options such as housesitting, which has always been a very successful money-saver for us while working on the road. There are even some free options – believe it or not!

So here’s everything you need to know about finding accommodation as a digital nomad and remote worker for every kind of traveler.

Best Short-Term Accommodation for Digital Nomads (Monthly Rentals for Remote Workers)

If you like to pick your own space and have flexible dates and locations, these short-term and long-term stays for digital nomads are ideal.

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A housing marketplace just for digital nomads and remote workers. You’ll find everything from co-living spaces, to extended stay hotels, and private apartments on Anyplace. Most importantly, all the accommodation has been vetted as suitable for working in and is fully furnished.

They also have ‘Select Apartments’ that come with video conferencing facilities. The accommodation is also fully flexible in that you can easily extend your stay or leave if needed with no hassle (although the minimum stay is typically 30 days).

Check accommodation at Anyplace


This short-term accommodation platform (originally known as flOasis) was built with remote workers in mind. All the properties are vetted as suitable to get work done while providing a wholesome living experience.

Flatio properties are incredibly varied but have also been vetted, so you don’t have to worry that the internet might be bad or there isn’t a desk. Using their intuitive platform, you also benefit from joining their community of global nomads and enjoying their tips and advice.

Check accommodation at Flatio

Nomad Stays

Nomad Stays provide hundreds of remote worker-friendly properties with great wifi and space to work and guaranteed coworking spaces nearby. The properties on Nomad Stays are available to instantly book with an all-inclusive price so there are no hidden surprises. With properties worldwide, this is an easy solution when you need somewhere to stay instantly.

Check accommodation at Nomad Stays


With rooms to suit high-end travelers, backpackers, solo explorers, and groups, Selina provides digital nomad accommodation for every budget. From luxury lofts to comfortable suites, micro-rooms, and even hammocks, embrace the option to stay your way.

You will also have access to Selina’s coworking and wellness spaces where you can work and relax with other digital nomads, creators, and entrepreneurs.

Check accommodation at Selina

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A long-time favourite of digital nomads, Airbnb is global and dominates the market for short-term stays. You can usually get a discount if you’re staying for a month or longer and can easily negotiate for a lower rate with the property owner themselves.

You will have to make sure the property suits your work needs yourself. With added cleaning fees, Airbnb for digital nomads is getting more expensive, but this remains one of the easiest solutions to finding short-term accommodation as a digital nomad. 

Check accommodation at Airbnb

Note: You can also find apartments on, as they are expanding outside just hotels.

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Remote Worker Home Swaps

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A new trend in digital nomad accommodation is swapping homes with fellow remote workers; think about the film The Holiday but for freelancers. We love this because it builds a sense of community with people with similar lifestyles, and it’s a highly affordable way to travel and work.

It’s also a more sustainable alternative to short-term rental platforms since it doesn’t take real estate off the market, which has contributed to rapidly rising rental costs in many places. Here are some great options.


We love this platform for remote workers and digital nomads to swap homes around the world because it is community-focused first. It makes workstations and traveling more accessible and affordable because this service is free. All homes on Swaphouse feature fast Wi-Fi and dedicated workspaces, so you can work comfortably and see some cool local areas.

Once your home listing is created, you can start swiping through other homes and ‘heart’ the ones you like. You can filter for the perfect match based on criteria like beach access, coffee machine, pets allowed, etc.

Then, you’ll get matched with a fellow remote worker, and you can get to know each other and share travel plans.

Find accommodation on Swaphouse


Swap your luxury home with other luxury homes or gather credits to stay in private family residences, villas, luxury estates, residence clubs, and even yachts. This is truly for remote workers who want an upscale experience at a fraction of the cost and want an accommodation that will make everyone back home envious.

Each stay has an exchange fee that is determined by the time of year it’s available, size, and location and is charged per week; these stays can be cheaper than one night in a luxury hotel, so it can still work out cheaper if you’re in the luxury market. You also have to apply for membership before you can start swapping.

Many people who own an Airbnb will put their accommodation on ThirdHome so that they can gather credits to travel, so there are plenty of options and price ranges.

Browse accommodation on ThirdHome


In twenty-seven countries, Swapoffi offers vetted home swaps where you can either host people and gain swappie credits to then stay in other people’s homes or do a two-way swap.

It’s a great way to travel without paying for accommodation, work in a dedicated workspace, and meet new people! It’s free to join, there’s a private chat feature to chat with people before your swap, and you get 1000 credits when you complete your profile.

Find accommodation on Swapoffi

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Organized Digital Nomad Stays

If you just want to sit back and have everything sorted for you as well as meet some amazing people, then maybe an organized remote work stay is for you. These tend to come at a higher price range, but if you don’t want any worries, want to meet other nomads, or are traveling with a family, then read on.

Nomad Pass

Offering retreats for remote workers worldwide who want to work somewhere outside of their usual space but want somewhere set up for working with gorgeous and unique surroundings.

Nomad Pass is very much focused on building a community, knowing that remote working can be lonely without the usual access to colleagues. They also cater to teams looking to have a work retreat together. It’s ideal if you don’t have time to organize accommodation and want something simple to give it a go.

Check accommodation at Nomad Pass

Remote Year

Offering everything from one-week retreats to three to twelve-month adventures with other remote workers Remote Year is great if you’re new to the lifestyle or simply want to spend time with like-minded people with no pressure regarding destinations or accommodation.

You will literally see the world while working and have nothing to worry about. You will also have access to training and workshops to build your skills while on the road.

Check accommodation at Remote Year

Boundless Life

An interesting concept for digital nomads with children, this family travel experience combines property, education, co-working, and community for remote-working families.

Boundless Life aims to create a ‘village within a village’ feel by taking out long-term leases on properties within walking distance and close to its central co-working and education hubs where parents can work. Children can study a Finnish-style education program.

Families can choose between three, six, nine- and twelve-month packages, and you will move to a new country every three months.

Similar to a digital nomad village setup, this could be precisely what you and your family are looking for.

Check accommodation for Boundless Life

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Digital Nomad Coliving Spaces

This has quickly become a popular concept, and, at this point, you can google what city you’re interested in spending time in + coliving space, and something will come up.

However, many companies now have multiple locations across the globe, which can offer consistency in your ever-changing environment. You will always know what to expect regarding your work and living space; all that will change is the people you will meet.

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Outsite – Coliving Space

Coliving spaces are ideal if you’re a new digital nomad or simply like to have a bit of a community available when you arrive. It’s great for networking, and as these co-living spaces are so set up for remote work, you won’t necessarily need to spend your time at coworking spaces and cafes, which can offset some of the costs. 

It’s a given that these kinds of living spaces will have fantastic wifi, good lighting for conference calls, optimized desk space, and coffee facilities.

Read More: Digital Nomad Coliving Spaces: Everything You Need to Know


These gorgeously presented rooms offer a perfect hybrid hotel/apartment experience. You’re provided with your own large room, fully furnished with a bright and wood-based interior, and also have access to modern shared spaces, including social spaces, kitchen, coworking space, and event space.

Zoku has everything you need to live and work offering an easy way to meet people and network. With such beautiful design and open spaces with light streaming in and no shortage of foliage, Zoku is a pleasure to live and work in.

Currently available in: (Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Vienna). Check accommodation options at Zoku.


Offering accommodation suited to digital nomads as well as shared co-living space options, Selina is a one-stop place for booking a place to stay as a remote worker. With hundreds of options available across the world, Selina specializes in finding some of the most unique and fun properties where you can truly feel like you’re experiencing an escape from life with the option of sharing that with other nomads.

Currently available in (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Greece, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Portugal, UK, US, and beyond)

Check accommodation options at Selina

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Outpost Club 

For remote workers in the NY and Jersey City area who want to build a network with other nomads and have a remote living experience, this quickly expanding network of highly aesthetic co-living houses offers a wonderful opportunity. Outpost Club is on a mission to provide an affordable, all-inclusive space that’s conducive to working and geared specifically towards freelancers, remote workers, and entrepreneurs.

Currently available in (New York and Jersey City). Check accommodation options at Outpost Club.


If coliving, coworking, and surfing as a team sound right up your street then CoWorksurf is going to be perfect for you. Offering tailored remote work properties for teams that guarantee the lifestyle you’re craving with work-approved spaces. Skip all the hours organizing a team retreat and leave it to the experts.

Currently available in (Portugal, Spain, Sri Lanka, Norway, Bali, Mexico)

Check accommodation options at CoWorksurf.


Coliving and community across the world for remote workers. Designed for creatives, these spaces give you the best of both worlds with a private room but also shared coworking spaces and access to their partner discount perks which include a number of our favourite services for digital nomads such as Safteywing travel insurance but also fitness and leisure activities.

With a simple membership system, you can access their spaces and community from any Outsite property.

Currently available in (Mexico, Switzerland, Chile, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Portugal, France, Indonesia, New York, Hawaii, California, Texas and beyond)

Check accommodations options at Outsite

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Housesitting for Digital Nomads

We have always been big fans of housesitting. It’s a way to travel for free and enjoy other people’s pets. If you are a new freelancer, building up some passive income, or simply enjoying being in a space that feels like home, then housesitting is a great option. 

house sitting guide

Generally, people have excellent WIFI (though having a portable WIFI device or ESim is always handy) and have some kind of desk space to use, though part of the fun for us is also finding out what great cafes and coworking spaces can be found nearby.

You can generally reliably find housesits but for any gaps, Airbnb (or one of the spaces mentioned above) will usually keep you sorted.

Here are some of the best house sitting platforms globally, that we’ve personally had the most success with Trusted Housesitters.

Read our guides below, if you’d like to find out if the housesitting route is for you. 

What to Pack as a Digital Nomad in Short-Term Accommodation

Living in short-term accommodation means you should pack as minimally and efficiently as possible. Having good luggage and packing the things you actually need, not want is key.

Check out our guides to the best luggage options and how to make the most of your space, written by people who have made all the packing mistakes, so you don’t have to.

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Getting a Digital Nomad Visa

While many digital nomads choose to use the 30-90 day tourist visas that most countries offer, depending on your passport, there are also options where you can legally work and live in the country of your choice for longer.

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Check out our visa guides below.

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