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Best (and Worst) Coworking Spaces in Hong Kong

The 15 best coworking spaces in Hong Kong, China

According to a Flexjobs 2017 survey, 32% of people reported having quit their jobs because they lacked flexibility. And the percentage has only grown since. More and more people turn to remote work, whether company-based or freelance, for the numerous benefits that come with it. Not only do they save both money and time working outside of the office but they are able to spend time with their families, and most importantly, choose where they work from!

Hong Kong is one of the most popular places for remote work. It is swarming with people from all over the globe, offers countless business opportunities, and is renowned for its tech-forwardness. What more could a digital nomad wish for?

With the size of 1,106 square kilometers (110 times smaller than New York!) and a population of almost 7,500,000, Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated cities on the planet! In fact, over 5% of its permanent residents are foreigners, and even more people stay and work there on a part-time basis.

It should, then, come as no surprise that coworking spaces in this thriving city are plenty? But how do you choose the best one for you? To our mind, it’s all about what separates them from the competition. Here are some that caught our eye:

  1. The Hive Central
  2. Uptown Co-Workshop
  3. Campfire — Kennedy Town
  4. BLOOM by Jumpstart
  5. Banyan Workspace
  6. Garage Society
  7. Kafnu Hong Kong
  8. Cocoon
  9. Dim Sum Labs
  10. Work Together – Yau Ma Tei
  11. The Desk Hong Kong
  12. OOOSH Coworking
  13. Metropolitan Workshop
  14. Ucommune
  15. WeWork

The Hive Central is our top pick for the ultimate globetrotters!

Source: The Hive Central

The Hive is one of the most well-established chains in Asia. Its office in the Hong Kong Central area is so welcoming it practically feels like home. It is a five-minute distance from the charming South China Sea, so you can easily take a break from work by stretching your legs for a stroll at the beach. Alternatively, take in some picturesque views from The Hive’s 14th-floor rooftop terrace. That way, you will filter out the bustling city noise and soak up some of that precious sunshine.

This coworking space offers open-plan hotdesk workspace, as well as dedicated desks and private offices. The indoor areas are air-conditioned, have a stable Wi-Fi connection, and are equipped with scanners, printers, photocopiers, and other technology.

They also promote community building by organizing weekly Language Mix events. Put on flag stickers for your language and any others you would like to learn, pour a drink, and chat someone up! That is an excellent opportunity to expand your network and hone in your second or third language skills at the same time. In a multicultural city like Hong Kong, where English is the primary language for business but surprisingly uncommon among the local population, an event like this one is awesome for meeting local entrepreneurs.

But what we liked about it the most is the advantages you can get by becoming a member. The Hive has several offices in Hong Kong, but also in Taiwan, Vietnam, Tokyo, Bangkok, Singapore, and Thailand. By joining one coworking space, you get unlimited access to any of their locations across South Asia. What better offer could a digital nomad get?

Basics
Pricing
  • Per day: HKD 300
  • Per month: HKD 3,200
High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday – Friday: 8 am – 8 pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs No
Standing Desk Yes
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks Yes
Conference Rooms No
Private Offices Yes
Conference room / Event room Yes
Phone booths / Skype Rooms Yes
Coliving No

Uptown Co-Workshop is our recommendation for startups!

 

Source: Uptown Co-Workshop

Located merely five minutes away from the Uptown metro station, Uptown Co-Workshop could be the most all-encompassing coworking space we’ve ever come across. What amazed us is that they deliver on what they promise in their name — this establishment actually works with their young startup members to strengthen their ventures, connect them with others, and nurture their careers.

They support creative individuals by giving them the necessary resources they need. Founded by seasoned businesspeople, Uptown Co-Workshop offers guidance and instruction to untested entrepreneurs. Numerous networking events and workshops are organized on a regular basis so that young startups can adopt a variety of new skills.

Uptown has a lengthy list of businesses they’ve partnered up with so that their members can learn from professionals in different fields — marketing, design, and business development, to name a few. With their Accelerator program, they can also provide funding for startups from lots of investors and mentors they collaborate with.

Apart from all that, you will have access to meeting rooms, event spaces, virtual offices, excellent Wi-Fi, and a lounge and chill-out area. What’s more, they have a brand-new branch in Uptown Seoul. If you ever find yourself in Korea, you will be welcome there as well. An added bonus is that this place often gives discounts for free membership of up to two months, so make sure to check that out, too.

Basics
Pricing
  • Per day: HKD 60 (hot desk)
  • Per month: HKD 2,400 (dedicated desk)
  • Per month: HKD 10,800 (private office)
High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday – Friday: 9 am – 6 pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs No
Standing Desk Yes
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks Yes
Conference Rooms Yes
Private Offices Yes
Conference room / Event room Yes
Phone booths / Skype room No
Coliving No

Campfire — Kennedy Town is our choice for trendy Millennials!

Source: Campfire

Basics
Pricing
  • Per day: HKD 300 (open desk)
  • Per month: HKD 1,950 (open desk)
  • Per month: HKD 3,850 (dedicated desk)
  • Per month: starting from HKD 29,700 (private office)
High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday – Friday: 9 am – 6.30 pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs No
Standing Desk Yes
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks Yes
Conference Rooms No
Private Offices Yes
Conference room / Event room Yes
Phone booths / Skype room Yes
Coliving No

BLOOM by Jumpstart is the most female-friendly coworking space in Hong Kong!

Source: LinkedIn

Basics
Pricing
  • 8-day pack: HKD 1,500 (part-time)
  • 10-day pack: HKD 300 a day
  • Per month: HKD 3,000 (full-time)
  • Private studio: HKD 7,000 a person
High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday – Friday: 9 am – 7 pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk Yes
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks Yes
Conference Rooms Yes
Private Offices Yes
Conference room / Event room Yes
Phone booths / Skype room Yes
Coliving No

Banyan Workspace is the most eco-friendly coworking space in Hong Kong!

Source: LinkedIn

Basics
Pricing
  • Per day: —
  • Per week: —
  • Per month: HKD 5,000 (hot desk)
  • 6 months: HKD 4,000 a month (hot desk)
  • Per month: HKD 6,500 (dedicated desk)
  • Per month: starting from HKD 14,000 (private office)
High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday – Friday: 9 am – 6 pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk Yes
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks Yes
Conference Rooms Yes
Private Offices Yes
Conference room / Event room Yes
Phone booths / Skype room Yes
Coliving No

10 more exceptional coworking spaces in Hong Kong

Hong Kong offers countless coworking spaces, and we struggled to pick the five that we think stand out the most. It seems unjust to neglect others. With that said, here are 10 more places that we also checked out and, frankly, loved:

  1. Garage Society
  2. Kafnu HongKong
  3. Cocoon
  4. Dim Sum Labs
  5. Work Together – Yau Ma Tei
  6. The Desk Hong Kong
  7. OOOSH Coworking
  8. Metropolitan Workshop
  9. Ucommune
  10. WeWork