What is the difference between coworking and office hotels?

The traditional type of office hotel has existed in Sweden since the 1980s, with a focus on providing private offices and certain business services, such as reception services. Coworking spaces emerged in the early 2000s as a response to the perception that traditional office hotels were too unsocial. The trend of coworking spaces grew across the Atlantic and made its way to Sweden through Berlin and other European cities.

Mindpark Helsingborg opened in 2008, back then we were pioneers in coworking in Sweden.

Coworking spaces, like traditional office hotels, rent out private offices but instead they focus on promoting collaboration, networking, and creativity. Coworking spaces often include shared workspaces, meeting rooms, lounge areas, and event spaces. These advantages have made coworking an attractive alternative for many businesses and freelancers around the world.

Today, many people mix up the terms office hotel and coworking, but they usually refer to coworking when they say office hotel.

What are the advantages of coworking compared to regular offices?

Coworking spaces offer many advantages compared to traditional offices – increased flexibility, cost-effectiveness, opportunities for collaboration and networking, inspiring work environments, sustainability benefits, and access to professional facilities and services. These advantages have made coworking an attractive alternative for many small and large businesses around the world.


Having a workspace or renting an office at a coworking space can be significantly more cost-effective than renting and maintaining a traditional office. By sharing space, facilities, and resources with other companies and freelancers, your costs can be reduced. At a coworking space, all or almost all costs are usually included in the rent. When comparing costs between renting an office at a coworking space versus renting a traditional office, you need to consider all the company's expenses in a traditional office, from wifi, coffee, and cleaning to hidden administrative costs. 


Coworking spaces offer flexible lease agreements that can be tailored to your company's needs. You can easily scale up and down in size as your company grows or changes. This means you can rent an office or workspace on short-term agreements with often as little as 1 or 3 months notice period. This is ideal for growing companies or for startups and small businesses that may not be ready to commit to long-term leases.


A sustainable world begins in everyday life! In coworking spaces, shared spaces, facilities, and services are utilized, which together contribute to reduced climate impact.  


Coworking spaces create a dynamic environment where you can meet and interact with people from various industries and backgrounds. This opens up opportunities for collaboration, knowledge exchange, and potential business contacts that you might not encounter in a traditional office setting. 


Coworking spaces are often designed to be modern, bright, and inspiring environments. These environments can help boost creativity and productivity among people working there by offering various work areas and opportunities for relaxation and social interaction.

Access to professional facilities and services

Many coworking spaces offer a wide range of facilities and services. This can include everything from meeting rooms and conference equipment to shared kitchens, reception services, event spaces, events and activities, and sometimes even business support and mentorship.


How does coworking function at Mindpark?

Mindpark offers flexible office solutions in Skåne and Gothenburg.

Our workspaces are located in convenient locations with easy access to public transportation and everything else that facilitates for you and your team. We take care of all services, and it's included in the price, of course. You can also scale up and down according to your needs in a smooth manner.

We have offices of varying sizes, and there is the possibility to rent individual offices as well as several interconnected office rooms, depending on what you and your team need. Our smallest offices are 6 square meters, and our largest are several hundred square meters, which allows us to tailor a solution completely to your company's needs. 

At Mindpark, there are also several flexible coworking options available in the form of desks and lounge areas that can be rented separately or in combination with offices. More information on that can be found here.

Mindpark is located in LundMalmö city, Malmö HyllieHelsingborg and also in Göteborg cityand at Järntorget and in Mölndal. 

With us, companies can grow and thrive by focusing on their core business. We take care of the rest for you. An office solution at Mindpark creates community, relationships, and a functional workday. This is thanks to our fantastic service and personalized approach from our staff, who ensure that you feel right at home!


What's included for you as a coworker at Mindpark?


Mindpark has great locations in Malmö, Lund, Helsingborg and Gothenburg. As a coworker, you get access to all our locations. Perfect when you want a change of scenery or need to take a meeting elsewhere.

As a coworker at Mindpark, you are part of one of southern Sweden's largest communities of people from all industries and fields. A constant source of new ideas, meetings and business opportunities.

All the practicalities such as cleaning, printers, alarm, wifi and reception services are included. Last but not least, our awesome team provides full service so you can focus on what you do best. 

What would working be without coffee and tea? Not half the fun! At Mindpark you get as much coffee and tea as you can handle. And we love to have a cup together – after all, the good stuff happens over a cup.

Additionally, Mindpark is also a pet-friendly coworking space – so bring along your furry friend!

Coworking Malmö Hyllie

A few minutes walk from Hyllie train station you'll find us. We offer flexible office solutions with both small and large rooms. Modern premisses and all practical services are included. Perfect for those who want an office at a really great location with good public transportation and parking facilities. In addition to that, you'll be located in the middle of the bubbling and growing business district Hyllie.

Coworking Malmö City

Just behind Malmö central station, in Slagthuset, you will find us. At Mindpark Malmö you find flexible office solutions and fantastic views of the harbor. This makes us the perfect option if you want an office in central Malmö. We accommodate everything from freelancers and small businesses to larger international companies. Full service, furniture and everything practical is of course included when you rent an office at Mindpark.

Coworking Lund

Mindpark Lund is just a few steps away from Lund central station. A bubbling workspace with different options for everyone from freelancers and smaller companies to larger international companies. It does not get more central in Lund than this and you will be surrounded by companies that are at the forefront of their industry. In addition, you become part of a strong community that provides both social and business benefits.

Coworking Helsingborg

Mindpark Helsingborg is located near the train station and campus. When you rent an office here you will naturally become part of an inspiring and creative environment with researchers, students and a wide range of companies. There is always something going on here – lectures, network meetings, mingles and even Pecha Kucha nights. A 5-minute walk to the train and parking facilities on the other side of the street makes it easy and convenient to get to the office.

Coworking Järntorget

Mindpark Järntorget is located right next to Järntorget, in the new Masthuggskajen neighbourhood. Here we offer flexible office solutions for all, whether you are looking for a small office for 1-2 people or larger offices for the whole team. The offices are rented furnished and all service is included. If you want an office where there's always something interesting going on, Mindpark Järntorget is the obvious choice. Our large community is of course included.

Coworking Göteborg City

Location, location, location! You'll find us just a 5-minute walk from Gothenburg central station – it doesn't get more central than that. At Mindpark Göteborg City we have offices in various sizes, which means we can customize an offer based on your needs and the size of your team. View of the harbor and full service makes Mindpark Gothenburg City the perfect option if you want an office in central Gothenburg and at the same time be part of a community that provides valuable contacts.

Coworking Mölndal

Mindpark Mölndal will have a fantastic location right between Mölndal station and Mölndal Galleria, with a comfortable commuting distance to central Gothenburg. Mindpark is the place where work, community, and opportunities come together. Just like a coworking space, we offer flexible office solutions that suit all types of businesses – the difference is that we also provide that little extra in terms of networking, community, camaraderie, and the best possible service

Missing a Mindpark in your city?

Do you miss a Mindpark in your city? Where should we establish a Mindpark next? We continuously open new workspaces in central and communication-friendly locations. We are happy to listen to your thoughts and welcome suggestions for new establishments. Contact our expansion manager, Karolina Claesson, at karolina@mindpark.se.

Book a visit at Mindpark

 - Mindpark - 

Curious about Mindpark? You can of course read about us here, but the good stuff that makes Mindpark the friendliest workspace and community in southern Sweden is best experienced live. 

Hit the button below and we will book a coffee and show you why you should choose Mindpark.

Mindpark community

Mindpark is so much more than just an office space. It is a living, breathing community where people meet, get inspired and create together. Our valuable network extends across different industries and gives our coworkers a unique opportunity to build relationships and develop their business. We regularly organize inspiring events, workshops and seminars to stimulate knowledge sharing and creativity.