KNACKERIET

Coworking Space & Members' Club in Stockholm

KNACKERIET - "Best Office Space in Sweden" award winner

KNACKERIET is a members' club and coworking space in Stockholm. We strive to create a community of nice startups, interesting entrepreneurs and fun individuals.

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Our 50 to 60 members share two-and-a-half floors in a historical building near the Main Square in the Stockholm Old Town. Our building connects to the courtyard Cepheusgården - a large, lush and secret garden in the Old Town. In the summertime it's a small paradise. 

A few of our ~50 members!

What makes Knackeriet special?

It is true that Knackeriet is a place to work. But just as much it is a community of fun and talented people who enjoy spending time together and learning from each other. We have grassroots organized events of all types: a lunchtime running crew, a beginners sailing club (seasoned sailors can borrow our boat themselves), a summertime swimming club ("Knackeriets Badsällskap") and more. Some members occasionally organize events around squash, tennis, cross-country skiing, cross-country skating, virtual reality, and watching popular TV-series. We had a book club, but it needs revitalizing! Some people at Knackeriet also organize some of Stockholm's coolest conferences, that we try to attend. A female coding community hangs out at Knackeriet every other thursday.

We also have weekly events like our popular Wednesday Breakfasts. And yearly events like a two-day Archipelago Offsite and a two-day Skiing Offsite in the Swedish mountains. There's also a yearly Crayfish party, a Summer party, a Christmas party and a Lucia celebration. And once a year we leave  town onboard M/S Enköping, the worlds' oldest passenger ship still in traffic, for our Christmas Table dinner. There are also other types of events and parties organized by our members: book release parties, product release parties, and other events.

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History of our Building

Our neighbourhood is the oldest in Stockholm. Commerce and entrepreneurship has been going on right here for more than 800 years. Back then, most of what we now call the "Old Town" was still under water.

Our building is a national heritage of the highest classification in Sweden, a so called "Statligt Byggnadsminne". The oldest parts of the building is from 1420.

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Our building became the office for the Royal Numbers Lottery - "Nummerlotteriet" in 1771. The Numbers Lottery was founded by King Gustav III, who also founded the Opera and the Swedish Academy.

King Gustav III made an unbloody coup d'état in 1771. The iconic poet Carl Michael Bellman supported the king in his songs and writings. A few years later the king appointed Bellman as the secretary for the Number Lottery.  Bellman officially worked here from 1776 until his death in 1795  - though he probably spent most of his time in bars and brothels.

Our largest meeting room, the Bellman Room, has interior from around 1780-1790. The hand painted wallpaper is from the 1930's. Many of our books with Bellmans' poems and writings are from 1840. 

History of our Garden

Our large beautiful garden "Cepheusgården" is the flowering oasis of the Old Town. In mid-april the Magnolia tree blossoms, an event that signals the arrival of summer in Stockholm.

The history of  our garden is richly intertwined with the history of Stockholm. In 1930 the Old Town was considered a real slum and there were serious plans to demolish the entire Old Town.

Some people opposed this. As an experiment, the buildings in the Cepheus neighbourhood were bought up and and carefully restored and sanitized. Under the guidance of architect Albin Stark, thirteen buildings were torn down to give the remaining buildings more light. Our beautiful garden was created.

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As this experiment was considered successful, it was decided that the rest of the Old Town would be saved from demolition. 

Becoming a Member

As a KNACKERIET member you can choose between a community membership,  flexible seating, fixed desk, or to get your own room/s. If you are a struggling entrepreneur we can offer some discounts! Regular membership includes access to Knackeriet 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Please note that we do not have drop-in or day-passes. We prefer members that remain for at least a few months, preferably longer. 



If you would like to become a member, please apply for membership by sending us an email at [email protected] or use the contact form below. Don't forget to tell us about yourself and/or your team, and include links to current or previous work.

Knackeriet  is an intimate community and the membership committee meets monthly to admit new members when space is available.

Pricing

Community Membership

Do you work somewhere else but want to take part of the Knackeriet community? With this membership you can attend all Knackeriet events. Breakfasts, lunches, fika, dinners, after work, seasonal celebrations like Lucia, Christmas, Summer and Crayfish-parties, our skiing- and archipelago offsites, evening events like movie nights, VR-meetups and much more. You can take part in our communication channels, and can drop in to use a meeting rooms now and then. You can also drop in and work once-in-a-while of you want get a break from your regular office. In the summer time, you can have outdoor meetings in our wonderful yard, Cepheusgården. This membership is also perfect for Knackeriet Alumni.  

Price: 2390 sek / month.


Standard membership (”flex desk”)

Get access to Knackeriet 24/7 and take part of everything the Knackeriet community has to offer (see above). You can work from any flex desk. For those that need it we have external screens, and both sit- and stand-desks. We also have lovely comfortable sofas where many people prefer to work (and exchange ideas). You can also book one of our three meeting rooms. There is also a phone/shower  room. This is our standard membership!

Price: 4290 sek / month.

 Get your own fixed desk 

Do you want to work from the same desk every day? Perhaps you want your special high-resolution screen, or a desk where you can put your stack of books and a framed picture of your family, partner or dog? Then you need a fixed desk. Obviously you get all the other benefits of the Knackeriet community as well! Small teams of 2-3 people can get fixed desks in the same room.

Price: 5390 sek /month.

”Get a Room”-membership

Do you have a small startup and want to get your own room on a dedicated floor with other fun startups? Then welcome to the third floor! Apart from all the benefits of the Knackeriet community (see above) you also get access to another kitchen and three more meeting rooms. The meeting rooms on the third floor are only for third floor members, so you get access to a total of six meeting rooms. The minumum occupancy for getting your own room is three people (or at least you have to pay for a minimum of three).

Price: 5390 sek / month / person in the room. 

Supporting Membership

You get all the benefits of the community membership (the first option, above). PLUS: You get to have a lunch presentation at Knackeriet once a year, for our members! Lunch for up to 40 people and organizing of the event is on the house. 

Price: 2390 sek /month.


We have discounts! For struggling entrepreneurs, ”cultural” enterprises and/or newly started projects and companies. We are especially looking for nice, friendly, interesting and talented people - with a wide range of interests. People who want to contribute to the community. Because that is what Knackeriet is all about. If this sounds like you, then want to hear from you!

Final note. Prices excluding VAT.  Knackeriet has free coffee, fruit and some basic free food like pasta and oatmeal. We have a 1Gbit internet connection (high speed). 

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      Knackeriet Coworking Space

      Why is it called Knackeriet?

      It has nothing to do with the zombie movie "the Knackery". According to the english dictionary, the noun knack [næk] is 

      1. A skilful, ingenious, or resourceful way of doing something
      2. A particular talent or aptitude, especially an intuitive one

      In Swedish, knack-knack-knack is also the sound you make when you're working on a laptop. Like most of us here at Knackeriet do.

      Opening Hours

      1. Mon

        0:01 - 23:59
      2. Tue

        0:01 - 23:59
      3. Wed

        0:01 - 23:59
      4. Thu

        0:01 - 23:59
      5. Fri

        0:01 - 23:59
      6. Sat

        0:01 - 23:59
      7. Sun

        0:01 - 23:59

      The Background

      Knackeriet was founded by the web entrepreneur Ted Valentin in 2014. After being a digital nomad for many years, he wanted to create the ideal work place. The venue in itself is a lot like a huge apartment in Stockholm Old Town, filled with nice people. The goal of Knackeriet is NOT to grow like a hotel chain with franchises in Lisbon, Madrid, Hamburg, Istanbul or Singapore. Rather, Knackeriet is inspired by small and friendly boutique hotels with guests who do not want to move out. It's our own little castle in Stockholm

      Awards

      2015: Knackeriet was awarded the title Best Office Space in Sweden at Nordic Startup Awards.
      2019: Knackeriet was rated as the Best Coworking Space in Sweden 2019  by Coworkingplatser.se!