Best (and Worst) Coworking Spaces in Bangkok

Eight best coworking spaces in Bangkok

Internet-based work offers plenty of advantages. There’s no need to leave your home and suffer terrible weather just to get to work. You’re not bound to one place, and can instead work wherever you please. You’re the master of your time, as you set up your own schedule.

Simply put, it allows you to take the opportunities you would otherwise have to miss. You can travel around in search of inspiration, or you may simply decide to bring some work with you when you go on vacation. The workaholics among you don’t even have to leave work to go on holiday they can have their cake and eat it too!

Pros and cons of working from home

To be perfectly honest, though, some of these advantages get old in no time. You don’t have to deal with traffic and bad weather, but you get a bit lonely without any colleagues to keep you company. Your time is your own, but more often than not, you’ll find yourself distracted by amazingly diverse issues. You’ll be hungry, and your fridge is just a few paces away. You’ll get a sudden urge to brush your teeth. And, well, seeing that your focus is a bit off today, you might just take a short nap and do the work a tiny bit later.

You don’t have to take days off work to travel, true. Still, when you do take your work with you on holiday, doesn’t it seem like an awful waste to spend half a day locked up in your hotel room?

A clever solution to all the problems associated with working from home is coworking space. It allows you to go out on the days you feel a bit restless. When you get stuck, a change of environment might be enough to get your productivity back on track. Coworking spaces are often organized and decorated in a way that boosts mood and motivation, so that is an additional plus. And, most importantly, they keep you from being cooped up in your room when on vacation.

Discover great coworking spaces in Bangkok

When you’re in Bangkok, the last thing you’ll want to do is stay in your apartment. Work or no work, you’ll want to go out and experience everything this city can offer. So, you see, finding a great coworking space is an imperative of a pleasant work holiday.

In a city of that size, it might be a bit intimidating to even try finding a good place to work. That is why this article offers you a list of eight best coworking spaces in Bangkok, organized by their proximity to the most popular tourist areas.

The Hive is our favorite coworking space in Bangkok

Source: The Hive (Thonglor)

The Hive is situated only 5 minutes by car from Thonglor BTS station, and it’s probably one of the largest and fanciest coworking spaces you’ll see. It occupies five floors, and there is a lounge area on the rooftop. The environment is beautiful and cozy, with plenty of sunlight and gentle color schemes, so it’s a great place to work.

Aside from the basics, they offer personal lockers, printers, scanners, photocopiers, and free beer and coffee. The Hive is open from 8 am to 8 pm, Mondays through Fridays, but it doesn’t work on weekends. They charge 350 THB/day.

Basics
Pricing
  • Per day: THB 350
  • Per month: THB 3,600
High-Speed Internet Yes
Open Hours
  • Monday – Friday: 8 am – 8 pm
  • Saturday: closed
  • Sunday: closed
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk Yes
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks Yes
Conference Rooms Yes
Private Offices Yes
Phone booths Yes
Coliving No

We loved these coworking spaces too

If you don’t love The Hive as much as we do, that’s perfectly fine. There are many more wonderful coworking spaces in Bangkok. Here are our favorites:

  1. Poolsub Space
  2. Hubba
  3. Kliquedesk
  4. E88
  5. ONEDAY|Forward
  6. Cluster

Coworking spaces in Riverside

Riverside is probably the most peaceful area of Bangkok. The traffic is less troublesome than in other, busier areas. It’s practically an oasis in the middle of an extremely urban environment. Unfortunately, coworking spaces are scarce there, so here’s our top pick.

Poolsub Space

Source: Poolsub Space

On the right side of the Chao Phraya River, Poolsub Space boasts a super convenient location for anybody staying in the Riverside area. They work Monday through Saturday, from 8 am to 8 pm, but are closed on Sundays. The prices start at 750 THB/day, and the space is pet-friendly.

When you get tired of all the hard work, there are options to pick from. They offer:

  • Free snacks;
  • Free tea and coffee;
  • An outdoor terrace and a chill-out area. 

Everyone needs a break from time to time, right?

Coworking spaces on Sukhumvit Road

If you’re staying somewhere in the Sukhumvit Road area, you’re probably enjoying the nightlife. You may not be sure where to go to get some work done, though. Some of the best coworking spaces Bangkok has to offer are in this area. Here are the most important ones.

Hubba

Source: HUBBA Thailand

Now, Hubba can be found in three locations. The first is about ten minutes from Ekkamai station. Prepare to be amazed: this coworking space offers a trampoline. If that is not enough for you, fine, it also provides standing desks, bean bags, scanning and printing equipment, and a separate Skype room. There’s an outdoor terrace, a chill-out area, and free beer. This is the only Hubba that accepts credit cards, and it works Monday through Sunday, from 9 am to 10 pm.

The second Hubba is at the Habito Mall Phra Khanong Nuea, and it’s open 24 h/day, seven days a week. Finally, the third is at the Siam Discovery, and this one is open 24 h/day, Monday through Friday.

For all three Hubbas, the prices start at 290 THB/day.

Kliquedesk

Source: Kliquedesk

Conveniently placed, Kliquedesk is only a five-minute walk from Sukhumvit downtown. It is also close to Nana BTS station. They offer free parking on-premise, ergonomic chairs, and free coffee.

The interior is painted bright yellow, which makes it a bit unusual in comparison to other coworking spaces, which usually favor neutral colors. Still, yellow is said to improve mood and increase optimism. So, if you’ve been feeling a bit down, this is the place that is most likely to cheer you up.

They are open from 9 am to 7 pm, Mondays through Saturdays, and charge 300 THB/day.

E88

Source: E88 Bangkok

E88 is located in—you’ve guessed it—the E88 Building. They offer printing equipment, personal lockers, and free coffee and drinking water. The location of the coworking space is great because the building has a large parking lot, and there are restaurants nearby for when you start feeling peckish.

The interior is interesting, with a few pops of color here and there and little plants scattered around on shelves. There is plenty of space, and the lighting is excellent.

Here you can pay 150 THB for two hours, or 300 THB/day. They are open every day from 9 am to 10 pm.

ONEDAY|Forward

Source: ONEDAY

ONEDAY|Forward is a part of a hostel, so it’s convenient if you want to go out of your room, but don’t feel like actually going somewhere else. If you don’t stay at the hostel, this coworking space is probably worth visiting even if you don’t have to work.

Simply put, it’s beautiful. It’s all in earthy and green, and it’s decorated with lots of plants in the corners, on the shelves, by the computer, and hanging from the ceiling. The atmosphere is great for creative work.

Other than pure beauty, this coworking space offers a ping-pong table, library, and a kitchen. There is a chill-out area and free coffee.

They are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The price per day is 350 THB.

Cluster

Source: CLUSTER Office

Cluster is situated in SSP Tower in Ekkamai. They provide an extremely pleasant environment, 24-hour security, printing equipment, and a comfy chill-out area. There is a library and free coffee and tea. 

Opening hours are every day from 9 am to 6 pm, and the monthly membership will cost you 2,500 THB.

Best (and Worst) Coworking Spaces in Cebu

Best (and worst) coworking spaces in Cebu

Cebu is an island province of the Philippines Central Visayas region. The island has a long history of settlers from different parts of the world, all of whom have left an influence on the culture. Plenty of travelers that go there to live and work will find everything they need in Cebu City. 

As it stands, it’s the only place where you’ll find reliable internet and coworking places. The island may not be the #1 place to set up your long term business plan, but it’s definitely a top pick for those who enjoy working and traveling. Remote workers who enjoy being close to nature will particularly like it. The island’s main city will be your working headquarters, while on the weekends, you can enjoy the amazing nature preserves out of town. You can also check out our local guide to Cebu to find things to see and do while staying there.

With more and more jobs moving out of corporate offices and into personal space, people no longer need to be permanently situated for work. This opened up pretty much the entire world to digital nomads and gave rise to a new work culture globally. Major tourist destinations, like Cebu, are now catering to this new age of travelers and settlers. As a result, Cebu City is full of amazing coworking spaces. Here’s the list of nine great and two bad coworking spaces:

Check out:

  1. ASPACE Crossroads
  2. The Company IT Park
  3. KMC Flexible Workspace
  4. Openmind Coworking Space
  5. Altspace Cafe
  6. ACX Outsourcing Hub
  7. Nomads Hub
  8. Avant Offices Inc
  9. Workplace Cafe

Avoid:

  1. Desko
  2. iioffice

Our favorite coworking space in Cebu is ASPACE Crossroads

Source: ASPACE Facebook

ASPACE Crossroads is highly praised for its focus on community building. It heavily invests in social gatherings, celebrating popular holidays, themed events, etc. This approach makes it a place where people come and stay for a long while. It also has a dedicated TEDx host space with some special events. The workspace interior is mostly in elegant black, white, and gray, with splashes of color from different types of artwork. It’s pet-friendly and has cozy relaxing areas where you can take a break. 

A drawback could be that it might seem a bit unprofessional since the rooms have empty concrete walls and an open ceiling, making it look unfinished. That being said, it’s among the most highly praised coworking spaces in Cebu, and the prices are also competitive.

Basics
Pricing Hot desk per day: $10 (PHP 500)

Hot desk per week: $40 (PHP 2,000)

Hot desk per month: $100 (PHP 5,000)

Dedicated desk per month: $200 (PHP 10,000)
Private office, five people, one month: $990 (PHP 50,000)

High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
    • Monday – Friday: 8 am – 8 pm
    • Saturday & Sunday: closed
  • Members have access 24/7
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk Yes
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks Yes
Private Offices Yes
Conference room / Event rooms Yes
Phone booths / Skype rooms No
Coliving No

Here are the other coworking spaces in Cebu we liked

The Company Cebu

Source: The Company Facebook

The Company Cebu coworking space is located in the city center in the area known as IT Park. The list of perks and amenities this space offers is great, but what really makes it stand out is their focus on building a community. They offer so many out-of-work activities, such as drink and lunch evenings, workshops, and even TEDx events. They also connect all the members through a Facebook group and a community app. This makes meeting new people and finding new business and other connections easy. Although it doesn’t offer its own coliving space, there are plenty of affordable Airbnb’s nearby.

Basics
Pricing Hot desk per day: $8 (PHP 400)

Dedicated desk per month: $180 (PHP 9,000)

Private office, two people, one month: $515 (PHP 26,000)
Private office, four people, one month: $871 (PHP 44,000) 
Private office, six people, one month: $1,190 (PHP 60,000) 
Private office, eight people, one month: $1,700 (PHP 86,000)
Private office, ten people, one month: $1,980 (PHP 100,000)

High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday – Friday: 9 am – 7 pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: closed
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk Yes
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks Yes
Private Offices Yes
Conference room / Event rooms Yes
Phone booths / Skype rooms Yes
Coliving No (Airbnb nearby)

KMC Flexible Workspace

Source: KMC Solutions

The Flexible Workspace is part of the KMC Skyrise 4 building—an 18 story rentable office space spanning over 13,000 square meters. The state-of-the-art building is equipped with 24/7 IT support staff, backup power generators, and multiple internet connections. Among the coworking spaces in Cebu, this office building is definitely one of, if not the most modern. The prices are surprisingly fair, all things considered. There are also plenty of community events, workshops, and social gatherings to take part in. Other useful facilities in the space include:

  • Childcare
  • Full kitchen
  • Showers
  • Lounge
  • Yoga studio
  • Meditation room

Basics
Pricing Hot desk per month: $100 (PHP 5,000)

Dedicated desk per month: $300 (PHP 15,000)
Private offices per month: Many options, contact for negotiations

High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
    • Monday – Friday: 8 am – 8 pm
    • Saturday & Sunday: closed
  • Members have access 24/7
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk Yes
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks Yes
Private Offices Yes
Conference room / Event rooms Yes
Phone booths / Skype rooms Yes
Coliving No (Airbnb nearby)

Openmind Coworking Space

Source: Openmind Facebook

Located in the IT Park of Cebu City, what immediately sets Openmind apart is that it’s open 24/7 and has rates to accommodate early birds and night owls. This feature is a favorite among young workers who enjoy flexible working hours. The space is more oriented towards freelancers and small groups. They have a set of fixed prices, but you can ask about additional discounts depending on the time you aim to be there. Usually, they’ll offer lower prices for evening and night shifts. There are a few private offices that you have to book in advance— bear in mind that they get rented out quickly. The furnishing is modern, and there’s plenty of equipment to use. Openmind also has free parking on the premises. The only downside is that most desks are somewhat clumped up.

Basics
Pricing Hot desk per day: $10 (PHP 500)

Hot desk per week: $60 (PHP 3,000)

Hot desk per month: $200 (PHP 10,000)

Hot desk, six months: $190 (PHP 9,700)/Month

Hot desk, one year: $188 (PHP 9,500)/Month

Dedicated desk per month: $200 (PHP 10,000)

High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Open 24/7
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk Yes
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks Yes
Private Offices No
Conference room / Event rooms No
Phone booths / Skype rooms Yes
Coliving No (Airbnb nearby)

Altspace Cafe

Source: Instagram @Altspace.ph

Altspace is a minimalistic cafe offering food and drinks and a great place to work or study. Owned and operated by a local couple, the place is small and able to fit 25 people tops. It’s clean and cozy and maintains a family atmosphere. The drink and food choices are good, and there are usually promotional prices on workspace packages. When you get tired, you can relax in the lounge area and grab a bite to eat or have a hot drink. The only drawback, like with other coworking cafes, is that it’s walk-in only. The cafe is also rentable for larger events.

Basics
Pricing Hot desk per hour: $0.50 (PHP 35)

Hot desk per day: $5 (PHP 250)

Hot desk per week: $20 (PHP 1,000)

Hot desk month: $70 (PHP 3,500)

High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday – Friday: 8 am – 00:00 am
  • Saturday: 10 am – 7 pm
  • Sunday: closed
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk Yes
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks Yes
Private Offices No
Conference room / Event rooms Yes
Phone booths / Skype rooms No
Coliving No

ACX Outsourcing Hub

Source: ACX Hub Facebook

ACX Hub is an IT and digital marketing agency based in Cebu. Within their offices, they offer a small coworking space. It is noteworthy because it’s exceptionally affordable and has plenty of rates to choose from. It’s quiet, making it ideal for students to study or work on projects. The furniture is not as great as in some other places, but having in mind the more-than-reasonable price, it’s definitely not bad. 

Individual freelancers might like their simple cubicles, while small groups can use the big tables.  Unfortunately, it’s not equipped to hold entire teams of people. Still, within this relatively small space, they manage to organize community gatherings, workshops, and events you can attend. The internet speeds are crazy good, easily going over 300 Mbps. While not offering a lot, ACX is definitely worth mentioning.

Basics
Pricing Hot desk per hour: $0.50 (PHP 30)

Hot desk per day: $5 (PHP 250)

Hot desk per week: $20 (PHP 1,000)

Hot desk month: $70 (PHP 3,500)

Dedicated desk per month: $80 (PHP 4,000)

High-Speed Internet 300+ megabit fiber
Open Hours
    • Monday – Friday: 9 am – 5 pm
    • Saturday: Friday: 9 am – 6 pm
    • Sunday: closed
  • Members have access 24/7
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes (not everywhere, though)
Standing Desk No
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks Yes
Private Offices No
Conference room / Event rooms Yes
Phone booths / Skype rooms Yes
Coliving No

Nomads Hub

Source: Nomadshub.ph Facebook

Nomads Hub is one of the few coworking and coliving spaces in Cebu. Apart from getting work done, guests can rent hostel beds, use the laundromat, and get food and drinks while they stay. The location is also nice and central, with plenty of things to see and do around the motel. The drawback is that there aren’t dedicated workstations, so it tends to fill up quite fast, and you could end up without space. Members enjoy being part of a tight community that holds events like:

  • Social gatherings
  • Workshops
  • Mentorship programs

Basics
Pricing Hot desk per hour: $0.70 (PHP 35)

Hot desk per day: $6 (PHP 300)

Hot desk month: $90 (PHP 4,500)

High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Open 24/7
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk Yes
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks No
Private Offices No
Conference room / Event rooms Yes
Phone booths / Skype rooms Yes
Coliving Yes

Workplace Cafe

Source: Facebook Workplace Cafe

As the name suggests, the Workplace Cafe is aimed towards those that enjoy working under the coziness of a cafe but need the reliability of an office. The atmosphere will be casual, but the furniture looks classy. There are a total of three Workplaces Cafes around Cebu:

  1. Ramos, Cebu City
  2. Banawa, Cebu City
  3. Tipolo, Mandaue City

Feel free to visit any of their branches. The cafes are all good at what they offer to the individual workers but definitely aren’t for group projects. They’re worth checking out, though.

Basics
Pricing Hot desk per hour: $1 (PHP 50)

Hot desk per day: $6 (PHP 300)

Hot desk der week: $31 (PHP 1,600)

Hot desk month: $100 (PHP 5,000)

High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday – Friday: 8 am – 2 am
  • Saturday: closed
  • Sunday: closed
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk Yes
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks No
Private Offices No
Conference room / Event rooms No
Phone booths / Skype rooms No
Coliving No

Avant Offices Inc

Source: Avant Offices Facebook

Avant Offices is a gorgeous office setting where less means more. The interior design is simplistic but not monotone. This does leave visitors with a slightly more corporate and serious vibe. Unfortunately, that’s pretty much all Avant Offices offers. 

The space doesn’t exactly offer any reason to pick it over the others. It’s more of a “get in, get work done, and leave” type of setting. This reminds people too much of regular jobs, which freelancers and remote workers tend to run away from. The private offices are great, though. Because of this, we recommend this place much more to groups than to individuals. Smaller businesses and startups might find a home in this space.

Basics
Pricing Hot desk per day: $10 (PHP 500)

Hot desk per month: $160 (PHP 8,000)

Dedicated desk per month: $200 (PHP 10,000)

Private office, Six people, one month: $1,485 (PHP 75,000)

Private office, 12 people, one month: $1,680 (PHP 85,000)

Private office, 20 people, one month: $3,170 (PHP 160,000)

High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
    • Monday – Friday: 8:30 am – 7:30 pm
    • Saturday: closed
    • Sunday: closed
  • Members have access 24/7
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes (not everywhere)
Standing Desk No
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks Yes
Private Offices Yes
Conference room / Event rooms No
Phone booths / Skype rooms No
Coliving No

These are the two coworking spaces we would not recommend

Desko Cebu

Source: Facebook Desko

Desko is a 24/7 coworking space with an onsite restaurant and cafe, and plenty of free drinks. And that’s all the positives summed up. The space offers no private office or dedicated desks, meaning you have to find your own space. That won’t be an issue, though, as it’s been quite empty recently. Users have reported issues such as:

  1. Water shortage
  2. Internet losing connection or slowing down
  3. Unavailable or uninterested staff

To make things worse, the prices are quite high for what it offers. There are just too many better options, even nearby.

Basics
Pricing Hot desk per hour: $1 (PHP 50)

Hot desk per day: $10 (PHP 500)

Hot desk per week: $50 (PHP 2,500) 

Hot desk per month: $150 (PHP 7,500)

High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Open 24/7
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk No
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks No
Private Offices No
Conference room / Event rooms No
Phone booths / Skype rooms No
Coliving No

iioffice Cebu

Source: iioffice Facebook

At first glance, there’s nothing wrong with iioffice. The interior is nice, and it seems well equipped. So, what’s the issue? Every desk, office space, and conference room are on a first-come, first-served basis. You can’t rent your spot in advance and be sure you’ll have it. This makes it practically impossible for groups of people to coordinate, much less work in private. You may even end up without a place to sit if you come in too late. There are some ergonomic chairs, but not enough of them. Some are reported to be overused and in dire need of replacing. This leaves some people sitting on plastic chairs or armchairs. 

The positive note about iioffice is that it is noticeably cheaper. Other than that, the company doesn’t offer us good enough reason to choose it over other spaces.

Basics
Pricing Hot desk per day: $6 (PHP 300)

Hot desk per month: $80 (PHP 4,000)

High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday — Friday: 9 am – 7 pm
  • Saturday: 9 am – 7 pm
  • Sunday: closed
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes (not everywhere)
Standing Desk Yes
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks No
Private Offices No
Conference room / Event rooms No
Phone booths / Skype rooms No
Coliving No

Best (and Worst) Coworking Spaces in Vietnam

Check out these 9 best (and 3 worst) coworking spaces in Vietnam

Vietnam is quickly rising in popularity among digital nomads and people looking for a permanent place to move to in east Asia. Previously overlooked for popular nearby countries of Thailand, Malaysia, and even Japan, recent economic and technological prosperity put major cities of this region on all remote worker maps.

More and more jobs are moving out of big, expensive offices, and into people’s living spaces. Both companies and workers see a mutual benefit:

  • Businesses save on money on space, office supplies, and regular maintenance
  • Individuals enjoy the freedom to work from wherever they feel most comfortable and are close to or at home

Recently, coworking spaces have started to become more popular and requested. They bring a new dynamic of relaxed working and socializing, without the added pressures of either. Previously, what was holding Vietnam back was relatively low average internet speeds (5 Mbps). However, major cities have significantly upped their game with the increase in popularity of online gaming, streaming services, and coworking, among other things.

Our favorite coworking cities in Vietnam

Before we show you the best coworking spaces, we have to talk about the best areas to station yourself in. We’ll give you three major locations across the country and list three amazing, and one bad coworking space to know about in each. Our top cities are:

Hanoi The capital city
Ho Chi Minh City The largest city packed with digital nomads
Da Nang A less crowded, coastal city

Best (and worst) coworking spaces in Hanoi

Hanoi is the capital city of Vietnam and a force rapidly rising on the global economic map. Like many cities in this situation, Hanoi is suffering from its own success. The city center and major business districts are booming, but so are the prices. While many come to the city to find success in their business or career, it’s getting harder for the average Vietnamese citizen.

There’s an obvious gap in development between rural and inner-city areas. That being said, people working in modern industry sectors such as IT, marketing, finance, and similar have great opportunities waiting for them in Hanoi. Here are the coworking spaces worth the mention:

  1. Toong Embassy
  2. CoGo Viet Tower
  3. UP@VPBank
  4. (AVOID) VSV Corner

Our favorite coworking space in Hanoi is Toong Source: TOONG Facebook

Toong coworking spaces are a massively popular chain for many good reasons. Their areas are spacious and have lots of natural sunlight. The interior designers did an amazing job, as well. The work stations are modern, elegant, and full of plants. Every room is colorful and gallery-like. 

The working space is located in a high-end building with both office and living spaces. Because of that, the building complex features amenities like a gym, swimming pool, library, and more. Toong Embassy is one of the rare spaces that work on Sunday, as well. The only downside might be the off-center location in the north of the city.

Basics
Pricing Hot desk, one day: $4.3 (VND 100,000)

Hot desk, one month: $69 (VND 1,600,000)

Dedicated desk, one month: $100 (VND 2,320,000)

Private office, four people, one month: $141 (VND 3,300,000)

High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Every day 8 am – 8 pm
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk Yes
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks Yes
Private Offices Yes
Conference room / Event rooms Yes
Phone booths / Skype rooms Yes
Coliving Yes

These coworking spaces in Hanoi are also great

CoGo Viet Tower

Source: CoGo Facebook

CoGo is another famous chain of coworking spaces in the city, with (soon to be) five offices in total. CoGo’s home in Viet Tower, Hanoi, takes up a stunning 3,300 square meters. The area is spacious and airy, and it offers great views of the city from all sides. It has everything you expect from a high-end office space. There are plenty of desks or smaller offices to choose from at a reasonable price. It also hosts plenty of learning and community events. The building itself offers accommodation, so you can work and live in one place.

Basics
Pricing Hot desk, one day: $6.45 (VND 150,000)

Hot desk, one month: $81 (VND 1,900,000)

Dedicated desk, one month: $129 (VND 2,400,000)

Private office, one month: $150 (VND 3,500,000)

High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday – Friday: 8 am – 10 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday:  8 am – 9 pm
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk Yes
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks Yes
Private Offices Yes
Conference room / Event rooms Yes
Phone booths / Skype rooms Yes
Coliving Yes

UP @VPBank

Source: Up-Co

This facility is part of the UP Coworking Spaces chain. It is located on the 21st and 22nd floor of the luxurious VPBank Tower. The modern office spaces have an inspiring “I made it” vibe because the building and equipment are so state-of-the-art. The space offers some awesome, unique additional features, such as a swimming pool, trampoline, a podcasting room, and more. There are plenty of social and learning events hosted in the building, and it has a dedicated TEDx host space. Other utilities include on-site parking, personal lockers, kitchen, and more. The only issue you might have with Up-Co is that, with such a high-end space, the prices are a bit inflated, especially when it comes to food and entertainment in the surrounding area.

Basics
Pricing Hot desk, one month: $124 (VND 2,900,000)

Dedicated desk, one month: $167 (VND 3,900,000)

Private office: From $322 (VND 7,500,000) per month, depending on the size (negotiable)

High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Every day 7:30 am – 10:30 pm
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk Yes
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks Yes
Private Offices Yes
Conference room / Event rooms Yes
Phone booths / Skype rooms Yes
Coliving Yes

Avoid VSV Corner

Source: VSV Facebook

There are multiple things wrong with VSV Corner. For one, the official website is “under construction”, despite the place being operational since 2017. The place also has no official social media where you can scout them out. It doesn’t offer anything worth mentioning, and mostly relies on the reputation of the Vietnam Silicon Valley, where the space is located. This gives false promises that you’ll find many new leads for your career and business. Although they do have conference rooms and private office spaces in the building, they aren’t listed as for rent.

We can assume they’re only used for private arrangements. The location is fine, but there are plenty of amazing and developed coworking spaces nearby, not to mention that, since this is a major business hub, prices for space are not competitive. Nearby entertainment and food prices can also be massively inflated.

Basics
Pricing Hot desk, one day: VND $6.45 (VND 150,000)

Dedicated desk, one month: $129 (VND 3,000,000)

High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday – Friday: 7 am – 7 pm
  • Saturday:  7 am – 7 pm
  • Sunday: closed
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk No
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks Yes
Private Offices No
Conference room / Event rooms No
Phone booths / Skype rooms No
Coliving No

Best (and worst) coworking spaces in Ho Chi Minh

Ho Chi Minh City, commonly known as Saigon, is the largest and most populated city in Vietnam. It is home to nearly 8.5 million citizens when rounding up all municipalities. It is estimated that as much as 25% of the city’s population are foreign workers, mostly from other Asian countries. Here are the coworking spaces to know about:

  1. The Hive Thao Dien
  2. Dreamplex Dien Bien Phu
  3. Wor.Kafe
  4. (AVOID) WeWork E. Town Central

Our favorite coworking space in Ho Chi Minh city is The Hive Thao Dien

Source: The Hive Facebook

The Hive is our first mention in Ho Chi Minh City. The interior is elegant and mostly made of wood, making it feel more natural. The Hive Coworking spaces can be found across Asia and overseas, including in cities like:

  • Melbourne
  • Bangkok
  • Hong Kong, and more.

Your membership status and perks can be carried over to those places as you travel for work. Being a multinational company, the staff speaks proper English. It’s no surprise that non-local workers quite prefer their spaces. The Hive strives to not just be a place of work, but also a community. When you’re not working, you can enjoy the in-house relaxation room, swimming pool, and rooftop terrace. The only drawback is that the location is slightly off the city center, across the Saigon Bridge 1.

Basics
Pricing Hot desk, one day: $9 (VND 210,000)

Hot desk, one week: $38 (VND 880,000)

Hot desk, one month: $107 (VND 2,500,000)

Dedicated desk, one month: $146 (VND 3,400,000)

Dedicated desk, one year: $131 (VND 3,060,000)/month 

Private office, two people, one month: $473 (VND 11,000,000)

Private office, three people, one month: $710 (VND 16,500,000)

Private office, five people, one month: $1,182 (VND 27,500,000)

Private office, two people, one year: $425 (VND 9,900,000)/month

Private office, three people, one year: $638 (VND 14,850,000)/month

High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday – Friday: 8 am – 8 pm
  • Saturday: closed
  • Sunday: closed
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk Yes
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks Yes
Private Offices Yes
Conference room / Event rooms Yes
Phone booths / Skype rooms Yes
Coliving No

Other coworking spaces to check out in Ho Chi Minh

Dreamplex Dien Bien Phu

Source: Facebook Dreamplex

The Dreamplex brand has three coworking spaces in Ho Chi Minh City. All of them are highly recommended, but our favorite one is Dien Bien Phu. The location is great, being just outside major central city areas. The interior is creative and colorful, and the three floors it covers offer plenty of space. 

It also houses a state-of-the-art auditorium where events, such as TEDx talks take place. Brand members also enjoy perks with their brand’s sponsors. This includes things like special discounts at certain food and entertainment places, among other things. 

The price is also worth mentioning, as it’s competitive compared to similar spaces. If there’s one drawback, it’s the corporate-like working hours. If you prefer a flexible schedule, as opposed to regular nine-to-five, you should pick another place.

Basics
Pricing Hot desk, one week: $26 (VND 600,000)

Hot desk, one month: $64.5 (VND 1,500,000)

Dedicated desk, one month: $133 (VND 3,100,000)

Private office, eight people, one month: $1,376 (VND 32,000,000)

Private office, twelve people, one month: $2,064 (VND 48,000,000)

Private office, fifty people, one month: $8,600 (VND 200,000,000)

High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday – Friday: 9 am – 6 pm
  • Saturday:  9 am – 5 pm
  • Sunday: closed
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk No
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks Yes
Private Offices Yes
Conference room / Event rooms Yes
Phone booths / Skype rooms Yes
Coliving No

Wor.Kafe

Source: Wor.Kafe Facebook

As the name cleverly suggests, Wor.Kafe is a work-friendly cafe designed with coworking and comfort in mind. The cafe is located on the ground floor and serves as a part of the ta.maison Boutique Hotel. This makes it a great meeting place for coworkers, and even a long term stay option for remote workers and expats. 

This place is ideal for those who don’t require too much office space and enjoy a more laid back, social dynamic. Since the space is oriented towards working, you won’t have to worry about any regular cafe distractions, such as rude customers, loud music, and inefficient workspace.

Although smaller than many other coworking spaces, the place manages to pack quite a few designated rooms. It even has a TEDx community space on site. The location is a pleasant commercial area, in the dead center in the city. The only downside is that the price is noticeably higher than other equally good spaces.

Basics
Pricing Hot desk, one hour: $2.15 (VND 50,000)

Hot desk, one day: $6.45 (VND 150,000)

Hot desk, one week: $30 (VND 700,000)

Hot desk, one month: $107.5 (VND 2,500,000)

Hot desk, three months: $96.75 (VND 2,250,000)

Hot desk, six months: $86 (VND 2,000,000)

Dedicated desk, one month: $161 (VND 3,750,000)

Dedicated desk, three months: $145 (VND 3,375,000)/month

Dedicated desk, six months: $129 (VND 3,000,000)/month

Private office, four people, one month: $516 (VND 12,000,000)

Private office, four people, three months: $490 (VND 11,400,000)/month

Private office, four people, six months: $464 (VND 10,800,000)/month

Private office, four people, one month: $438 (VND 10,200,000)/month

High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday – Friday: 8 am – 9 pm
  • Saturday: closed
  • Sunday: closed
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes, but not everywhere
Standing Desk No
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks Yes
Private Offices Yes
Conference room / Event rooms Yes
Phone booths / Skype rooms No
Coliving Yes

In Ho Chi Minh, we recommend you avoid WeWork E. Town Central

Source: Facebook WeWork

WeWork E. Town Central supposedly has everything you might need, but, unfortunately,  it doesn’t. Although there’s plenty of space, there aren’t too many rooms to make use of. The policy of only being able to rent on a monthly basis is ridiculous. Who wants to risk paying one month upfront and not liking it? That’s awful for those looking for short-term solutions. Then again, those looking to settle for longer periods can find better offers elsewhere. 

The prices are through the roof compared to other places. The only positive note is that it’s accessible 24/7. Everything else can be found in other places, but either better or cheaper.

Basics
Pricing Hot desk, one month: $215 (VND 5,000,000)

Dedicated desk, one month: $258 (VND 6,000,000)

Private office, two people, one month: $812 (VND 18,900,000)

High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • 24/7
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes, but not everywhere
Standing Desk Yes
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks Yes
Private Offices Yes
Conference room / Event rooms No
Phone booths / Skype rooms No
Coliving No

Best (and worst) coworking spaces in Da Nang, Vietnam

For those looking to avoid crowded cities, overflowing with tourists and foreign workers that just rack up the prices, Da Nang is the place to be. The small (for Asian standards) coastal city is not only expat-friendly, but it’s also home to some of the top beaches in Vietnam. This makes it ideal for those looking to escape from winter in the western hemisphere and enjoy working in their extended summer. 

The public transportation is at a decent level, and Da Nang has its international airport, making for good inner and outer city connections. Here are the noteworthy coworking spaces:

  1. Danang Coworking Space (DNC)
  2. TOP Coworking Space
  3. Enouvo Coworking and Coliving Space
  4. (AVOID) IoT Space

The best coworking space in Da Nang is DNC (Danang Coworking Space)

Source: DNC Facebook

Danang Coworking Space takes the number one on our list. Its offices are spacious, well-lit, and the high ceilings and good air conditioning keep the rooms cool. The interior design is colorful and vibrant, but not overdone. 

The location is great, close to the river Han. The bridge nearby makes both sides of the city easily accessible. There are plenty of rental options, and the prices are fair when compared to other options nearby. The space is also home to both social and educational events for its members. The ambiance is youthful, both staff and visitors speak proper English, and there’s plenty of room to grow your social and working network.

Basics
Pricing Hot desk, one day: $3.20 (VND 75,000)

Hot desk, one month: $42.5 (VND 990,000)

Dedicated desk, one month: $62 (VND 1,450,000)

Private office, ten people, one month: $541 (VND 12,600,000)

Virtual office, six months minimum: $42 (990,000 VND)/month

High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday – Friday: 8 am – 9 pm
  • Saturday:  8 am – 6 pm
  • Sunday: closed
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs No
Standing Desk No
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks Yes
Private Offices Yes
Conference room / Event rooms Yes
Phone booths / Skype rooms Yes
Coliving No

Other coworking spaces in Da Nang we liked

TOP Coworking Space

Source: TOP Facebook

Our second choice is TOP Coworking Space. There are plenty of positive things we can say about it:

  • Free underground parking with security 24/7
  • Backup generator assisting against power outages
  • Relaxation and entertainment rooms
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Personal lockers

The office setting is colorful and spacious, and there are lots of options to choose from. Compared to similar spaces, the pricing is great. TOP also has lots of community activities, such as workshops, gathering events, and even a dedicated sports team. The only issue with this space is the working hours, as it’s only open until 5:30 pm and doesn’t work on weekends.

Basics
Pricing Hot desk, one day: $3 (VND 70,000)

Hot desk, one month: $43 (VND 1,000,000)

Dedicated desk, one month: VND $51 (VND 1,200,000) 

Dedicated desk, six months: $30 (VND 700,000)

Private office, one hour: $5.60 (VND 130,000)

Event space, half-a-day: $86 (VND 2,000,000)

Virtual office, one month: $43 (VND 1,000,000)

High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday – Friday: 8.30 am – 5.30 pm
  • Saturday: closed
  • Sunday: closed
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs No
Standing Desk Yes
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks Yes
Private Offices Yes
Conference room / Event rooms Yes
Phone booths / Skype rooms No
Coliving No

Enouvo 2 Coworking and Coliving Space

Source: Facebook Enouvo Space

Enouvo has two coworking facilities within a few minutes from each other. Their facility on Ta My Duat Street is worth checking out, but it’s the An Nhon Street facility that really puts Enouvo on the map. Enouvo 2, as it’s known, houses both coworking and coliving spaces, making it fully equipped for every form of remote living and working. The building has important living necessities, such as:

  • Private rooms
  • Showers
  • Laundry room
  • Gym
  • Free parking
  • Social events

The location is also convenient and central. On-site, you will find plenty of additional services such as projectors, private lockers, equipped photo and video studio, extra monitors, and similar.

Basics
Pricing Hot desk, one hour: $0.60 (VND 15,000)
Hot desk, one day: $4.3 (VND 100,000)
Hot desk, one week: $19 (VND 450,000)
Hot desk, one month: $77 (VND 1,800,000)
Dedicated desk, one month: $95 (VND 2,200,000)
Private office, five people, one month: $300 (VND 7,000,000)
Private office, seven people, one month: $560: (VND 13,000,000)
Private office, ten people, one month: $730 (VND 17,000,000)
Private office, 15 people, one month: $900 (VND 21,000,000) 
High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday – Friday: 8 am – 7 pm
  • Saturday: 8 am – 5 pm
  • Sunday: closed
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk Yes
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks Yes
Private Offices Yes
Conference room / Event rooms Yes
Phone booths / Skype rooms Yes
Coliving Yes

If you’re in Da Nang, avoid IoT SPACE

Source: IoT Facebook

Seeing negative reviews always feels bad, especially when a place looks promising on photos. That’s the issue with IoT SPACE. There are plenty of positive things to stay:

  • Modern office area
  • Comfortable chairs
  • Good tables
  • Lots of natural light

That being said, all the benefits we could list are honestly more or less what is expected of a modern-day coworking space. Some people have raised genuine concern with hygiene, maintenance, and distracting noises coming from the rest of the building. 

Another worrying trend is that great customer reviews seem to be older, while the negative ones are more recent. It doesn’t help that the prices are not competitive either. For example, TOPCo, which is #2 on our list of good spaces, is only a few blocks away. There are just better options out there.

Basics
Pricing Hot desk, one day: $3.5 (VND 80,000)

Dedicated desk, one month: $55 (VND 1,300,000)
Dedicated desk, three months: $50 (VND 1,170,000)/month

Private office, nine people, one month: $410 (VND 9,600,000) 

Private office, 13 people, one month: $515 (VND 12,000,000)

Private office, 20 people, one month: $655 (VND 15,300,000)

High-Speed Internet 100 mbps fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday – Friday: 8 am – 9 pm
  • Saturday: 8 am – 5 pm
  • Sunday: closed
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk Yes
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks Yes
Private Offices Yes
Conference room / Event rooms No
Phone booths / Skype rooms No
Coliving No

Best (and Worst) Coworking Spaces in Koh Tao

The best (and worst) coworking spaces on Koh Tao island

The island paradise of Koh Tao, Thailand, is an ideal place to escape the urban culture and enjoy a laid back work-to-life balance. The perfectly preserved white sand beaches and crystal clear water are enough to attract any tourist, but it’s the relaxed, minimalistic lifestyle that makes people want to stay forever. Digital nomads who have visited the island report coming back to the island multiple times. Eventually, many of them settle there for a long-term stay. 

Today, we’re going to talk about how you can live and work remotely using the coworking spaces available in Koh Tao. We also have our local guide to Koh Tao that you should check out. It will show you the best areas to stay in, as well as our favorite things to do on the island.

Let’s get one thing out of the right now. There is only a single dedicated coworking space on the entire island. Being a remote island that can only be accessed by water, Koh Tao is not an overly popular digital nomad settlement. 

However, as it steadily rises in popularity, garnering some 600,000 visitors per year, we expect more and more coworking and coliving spaces to pop up eventually. There are also plenty of cafes and hotel lounges where you can connect to decent Wi-Fi. Working from a beach bar would also be amazing if it just wasn’t so distracting. Here’s the list of places to know about:

  1. TAO HUB
  2. Indie Cafe
  3. Dots Coffee
  4. This Is a Book Cafe
  5. AVA Hostel Koh Tao
  6. (Avoid) Plug and Play Cafe

The best (and only) coworking space on Koh Tao is TAO HUB

Source: TAO HUB Facebook

TAO HUB is located in the most popular tourist area and entry point to the island, Mae Haad Pier. It may not be visually as impressive as coworking spaces you might see in big cities, but it will get the job done. 

The space is equipped with both working and living accommodation, making it a decent all-in-one package. Basic refreshments like water, coffee, and ice tea are free. They also have a bike rental service, which will make covering the island territory easy. There is also a strong focus on community building, with plenty of social events to attend, including things like:

  • Movie nights
  • Community lunches
  • Yoga sessions
  • Parties
  • Ping-pong competitions

The space is also open 24/7/365, meaning you can get work done or chill out whenever you want. The only downside is there are no dedicated desks or private office space. The best part about TAO HUB is that it’s only two minutes from the beach.

Basics
Pricing Hot desk per day: $12.50 (THB 400)

Hot desk per week: $47 (THB 1,500)

Hot desk per month: $156 (HRK 5,000)

High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Open 24/7
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk No
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks No
Private Offices No
Conference room / Event rooms No
Phone booths / Skype rooms No
Coliving Yes

Here are some other cool places you can work out of in Koh Tao

Indie Cafe

Source: Facebook Indie

Indie Cafe takes a close second place on our list. It is located near Sairee Beach, which is our favorite area for nightlife on the island. It’s a western-style cafe both in the interior design and the menu. It could be your ideal combination of coworking, coliving, and socializing in one location. 

On-site, you have a hostel, great familiar food, and access to a rooftop lounge area. The downstairs area can get crowded and loud during peak hours, so it’s the upstairs area where you should set up an office. It has a standing desk, a couple of ergonomic chairs, and electric sockets you can use. 

Since people do come to Indie as a substitute coworking space, the upstairs is going to be quiet. The only downside is that the space is quite limited, though. We also loved the quirky Wifi password: quityourjob.

Basics
Pricing No desk prices, open seating in the cafe as long as you order something
High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Every day 6:30 am to 7 pm
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes (not everywhere)
Standing Desk Yes
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks No
Private Offices No
Conference room / Event rooms No
Phone booths / Skype rooms No
Coliving Yes

This Is A Book Cafe

Source: This Is A Book Facebook

This Is A Book is a small cafe in the northern part of Mae Haad pier. The idea of the place is to sit down, grab a drink, and read a book. With that in mind, it’s not hard to see how working can fit in as well. The chairs may not be office-level, but they’re better than in most cafes, and the table is decently high too. Just ask the staff to remove the plant from it, and move it closer to one of the exposed electric sockets, and you’ll be able to set up your workstation. 

The cafe serves sweets and drinks, meaning you can treat yourself while you work. The place is small and peaceful, with no major distractions that could hinder productivity. The cafe works every day, from 8am to 6pm.

AVA Hostel Koh Tao

Source: AVA Koh Tao Facebook

AVA Koh Tao is a hostel with neat rooms at a reasonable price point. This makes it a good choice for coliving and a decent one for coworking. You can choose to work from your terrace table or hop downstairs to the reception area, where you’ll find a minibar. 

The wooden tables and chairs at the bar may not be ideal for long, continual sitting. However, the tables are stable and at a good height to place a laptop.  You can also use the bar table as a standing desk. The hostel is just a few meters from the beach, and right across the street from the TAO HUB coworking space, in case you need something more.

Dots Coffee

Source: Dots Coffee Facebook

Dots Coffee does advertise itself as a coworking and meetup space for digital nomads. So, how does it compare to similar spaces? It definitely has some of the, if not the fastest internet connection in the area. According to speed tests, it reaches over 300 Mbps, which is amazing for a remote island. The furniture is not ergonomic and comfortable to sit for more than a few hours, though. 

Still, plenty of visitors mention how much they enjoy to sit down, grab a drink, and finish up on some work while at Dots Coffee, because of its good internet and laid back atmosphere. The place is definitely great when you have to drop by and finish some things on the go, and a good meeting spot.

We recommend you avoid Plug and Play Cafe

Source: Plug and Play Facebook

In the search for an ideal coworking space on the island, Plug and Play’s name sparked our interest. We already knew of a coworking spaces chain in the East Asia region called “Plug and Play”. For that reason, we were expecting this cafe to offer something similar. The logo featuring an electric socket made us believe we’ll get to plug in our devices, recharge them, and get some work done. 

We were hopeful that what we saw in the photos was just the front, and that the back of the cafe had more to offer. However, there are no exposed sockets to use, and the chairs and tables were definitely not work-friendly. We can recommend Plug and Play for many reasons, such as friendly staff and fresh fruit, just not for coworking.

Best (and Worst) Coworking Spaces in Kathmandu

6 of the best (and 2 worst) coworking spaces in Kathmandu, Nepal

Kathmandu is the capital of the Republic of Nepal—the country famous for being home to eight of the ten highest mountain peaks in the world, including Mount Everest. Although the nation’s total population is over 30 million, the city of Kathmandu barely has over one million residents. That’s rather small compared to neighboring countries and their capital megacities. This is because the Nepalese mostly live in rural areas and rely on agriculture and tourism to make a living.

That being said, the capital city is following global trends and offers rare, but meaningful opportunities in fields such as IT, finance, marketing, and similar, typically office-based jobs. If you’re planning a business trip or long term work stay in Kathmandu, we strongly encourage you to check out our local guide to the city. It will show you the best neighborhoods to stay in, as well as things to do in your spare time.

For small businesses without corporate offices, and those who work remotely, there’s a handful of excellent coworking spaces in Kathmandu. Some of them belong to multinational chains, while others have appeared because local communities recognized a need for them. They may not all be state-of-the-art, as we’ve seen in some other major cities, but they will get the job done. 

What really makes Kathmandu attractive is the prices. They’re extremely low by global standards, especially for expats from the western hemisphere, that like to work and travel. Here are the six coworking spaces you should visit, as well as two to avoid:

  1. Innovation Hive
  2. Rem.Work HQ
  3. Regus Kathmandu Trade Tower
  4. Rem.Work@Fairfield by Marriott
  5. Work Around
  6. Rem.Work@Vivanta Hotel
  7. (AVOID) Mero Office
  8. (AVOID) Lindu

Our Favorite Coworking Space in Kathmandu is Innovation Hive!

Source: Innovation Hive Website

Innovation Hive sets up very high standards and is the most well-rounded coworking space in Kathmandu. The offices are located in the Movers and Shakers corporate tower, which is a standout building in the city. Apart from the workspace packages, the facility offers great amenities such as:

  1. Parking on-site in a secure, enclosed parking lot or on the building’s premise
  2. An on-site restaurant/canteen where you can grab fresh, local food at a reasonable price
  3. Meditation and lounge rooms located throughout the building
  4. A rooftop terrace with an open bar, where you can grab a drink
  5. 24/7 access to the facility

The interior design is professional, with splashes of color and contemporary artworks making sure it’s not monotone. Innovation Hive is truly great, even by global standards.

Basics
Pricing Hot desk per month: $76 (NPR 9,000)

Dedicated desk per month: $100 (NPR 12,000)
Small private office per month: $295 (NPR 35,000)

For larger offices, you’ll have to inquire based on your needs

High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Open 24/7
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk Yes
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks Yes
Private Offices Yes
Conference room / Event rooms Yes
Phone booths / Skype rooms Yes
Coliving No (Airbbnb’s nearby)

Other coworking spaces in Kathmandu we also recommend

Rem.Work HQ

Source: Rem.Work Facebook

Rem.Work HQ is one of the three current coworking spaces in Kathmandu under the Rem.Work brand. The founders, Nirvaan and Nirakaar, clearly understood what they were doing when they made this space. It’s fully equipped and provides vital support to freelancers, startups, and small businesses. 

The place provides social and educational programs, such as the member Facebook group, Slack channel, workshops, and event pitching. The workspace is equipped to provide vital support to freelancers, startups, and small businesses. Many loyal customers cite that Rem.Work HQ was integral in kick-starting or advancing their careers.

When not working, help yourself to the reading area, full kitchen, grab some free tea or coffee, and play some board games or table tennis. The level of focus on community building and growing with its users makes this coworking space a “Top 3” in Kathmandu, for sure. To top things off, the prices are great.

Basics
Pricing Hot desk per hour: $1.7 (NPR 200)

Hot desk per day: $4.25 (NPR 500)

Hot desk per week: $25.50 (NPR 3,000)

Hot desk per month: $51 (NPR 6,000)

Dedicated desk per month: $51 (NPR 6,000)
Private office, two people, per month: $203 (NPR 24,000)

Private office, three people, per month: $254 (NPR 30,000)

Private office, four people, per month: $296 (NPR 35,000)

Private office, six people, per month: $440 (NPR 52,000)

High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Every day 8 am–8 pm
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk No
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks Yes
Private Offices Yes
Conference room / Event rooms Yes
Phone booths / Skype rooms Yes
Coliving No

Regus Kathmandu Trade Tower

Source: Regus Website

Regus is a global chain of office rental spaces with over 3000 locations worldwide. One of them is located in the Kathmandu Trade Tower business center. Registered Regus members have access to and can use credits for all of their office spaces across the globe. 

Among other services, Regus offers a “Virtual Office” service, starting at $0.75 (NPR 90) per day. This means that, apart from a full-time working space, your startup or company may find its new permanent address at the Regus facility. Members also enjoy worldwide connections through private channels, such as the Regus community app. This is why Regus is our top pick for registering or relocating your business.

Basics
Pricing Hot desk per day: $5.30 (NPR 630)

Private office per day: starting at $7.82 (NPR 930)

Virtual office: $0.75 (NPR 90)

Regus offers many offices and additional services, but you’ll have to inquire about them with the company

High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday–Friday: 8 am—8 pm
  • Saturday: closed
  • Sunday: 8 am—8 pm
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk Yes
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks No
Private Offices Yes
Conference room / Event rooms Yes
Phone booths / Skype rooms Yes
Coliving No

Rem.Work@Fairfield by Marriott

Source: Rem Facebook

Opened on February 5th, 2020, Rem.Work@Fairfield by Marriott is the newest coworking space from the Rem.Work brand. These office spaces are luxurious, with premium furniture and lots of natural light coming in. As it stands, they only offer walk-in, daily options for rent. Long term, private office solutions will have to be discussed separately, as the 3-star Fairfield Hotel owns them all and leases to Rem.Work for rent. On-site you’ll find amenities such as:

  • Showers
  • Nap rooms
  • Cafe and restaurant
  • Lounge areas
  • Gym

Most of them, however, will have to be paid out of your pocket. This is also one of the few office spaces in Kathmandu that offers standing desks. Those who are looking for a high-class work and travel experience should look no further.

Basics
Pricing Hot desk per day: $7.15 (NPR 850)
High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday–Friday: 8 am–8 pm
  • Saturday: closed
  • Sunday: 8 am–8 pm
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk No
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks No
Private Offices No
Conference room / Event rooms Yes
Phone booths / Skype rooms Yes
Coliving Yes (Hotel)

Work Around

Source: Work Around Facebook 

Work Around is a coworking space that self-describes as a “startup for startups”. It may not be as visually impressive or full of perks as some of the other spaces, but it has a big following (10,000 Facebook likes) for good reasons.

Firstly, not only does it have the lowest prices in the city, but we’re talking way lower than competitors. That being said, the only work station you can get is a hot desk. The entire venue can only fit up to 30 people. There is no private working space, and it only works on a “first come, first served” basis.

Secondly, they have a membership program that allows monthly members to declare a beneficiary to their subscription. It allows two people to split time for a single price. This feature is especially popular among students looking for a quiet place to study a few days per week. The vast internet following has allowed Work Around to become a place for frequent learning and social events as well. I would not recommend it for groups of people, though, as the space is limited.

Basics
Pricing Hot desk per hour: $0.40 (NPR 50)

Hot desk per day: $2.12 (NPR 250)

Hot desk per week: $11 (NPR 1,300)

Hot desk per month: $38 (NPR 4,500)

High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Every day 9 am–6 pm
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs No
Standing Desk No
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks No
Private Offices No
Conference room / Event rooms No
Phone booths / Skype rooms No
Coliving No

Rem.Work@Vivanta Hotel

Source: Rem Facebook

Another extension of the Rem.Work coworking spaces, located inside the Vivanta, a 4-star hotel. These office spaces offer typical coworking amenities, such as ergonomic chairs, printers, phone booths, and free refreshments. At your own expense, you may also enjoy the hotel’s perks, such as:

  • On-site cafe and restaurant
  • Swimming pool
  • Outdoor terraces
  • Lounge room

These spaces are also used for many community and learning events. Unfortunately, there are no dedicated desks, and those looking for private office spaces will have to inquire with the hotel. Individuals who enjoy work-and-travel and aren’t afraid of spending a little more will love this place.

Basics
Pricing Hot desk per day: $6.50 (NPR 767)
High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday–Friday: 10 am–6 pm
  • Saturday: closed
  • Sunday: 10 am–6 pm
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk No
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks No
Private Offices No
Conference room / Event rooms Yes
Phone booths / Skype rooms Yes
Coliving Yes (Hotel)

These are the two coworking spaces we would not recommend!

Mero Office

Mero Office is a single office space in an otherwise residential building that offers nothing noteworthy. The interior is ugly, the lighting is terrible, and the furniture is old and dusty. The office is also hard to reach since it’s located all the way down south in the city. The single table only has room for six people. Even worse, the prices are just ridiculous. For the same price—$4.25 (NPR 500) per day—you can get a space in Rem.Work HQ, or go to Work Around for half as much. Don’t waste your time with this one—it’s just plain bad.

Lindu

Lindu is a coworking cafe that’s an extension of the hostel in the same building. The only positive thing about it is that it offers backpackers a place to sleep on-site. Other than that, there are many things wrong with it. First of all, it’s an open-air cafe, meaning it’s heavily weather dependent. Nobody wants to work around exposed electric sockets and risk their equipment being damaged from the possibility of wind and rain. To top it off, many users have reported the cafe is used casually as well. This means that distractions like music, laughter, and conversation are all present while you try to work. The place is much more suited for backpackers to grab a drink, recharge their electronics, check their emails, catch up on social media, etc.

Best (and Worst) Coworking Spaces in Cambodia

11 best (and 2 worst) coworking spaces in Cambodia

Although less popular than its neighboring countries, Thailand and Vietnam, Cambodia is seeing an increase in popularity among all forms of tourism. The capital city, Phnom Penh, has especially seen prosperity since the rise of the Internet, which brought entire new industries and work opportunities to Cambodia. This sparked the attention of digital nomads from all over the world. 

But what really gets the interest of people who like to work and travel are the most affordable prices in the region. If you’re planning on visiting this beautiful country soon, I recommend you check out our “Where to stay in Cambodia” guide. You will learn about the best places to stay, as well as what to do in your spare time.

The biggest concentration of coworking and similar shared office spaces can be found in the capital city of Phnom Penh. That’s to be expected, considering it’s the only major city in the country. That being said, a few noteworthy places are located in other popular tourist areas, most notably Siem Reap

The only recurring issue with office spaces in Cambodia is that the internet is decent at best. This is something worth knowing so that it doesn’t surprise you. Here’s a quick rundown of our 11 favorite (and two not so great) coworking spaces to check out.

Phnom Penh:

  1. The Desk
  2. SAHAKA Coworking Space
  3. Emerald HUB
  4. The Green Penthouse Coworking
  5. Emerald Hub BKK3
  6. OMO Hub
  7. Workspace 1
  8. Coworking Today
  9. Regus Canadia Bank Tower
  10. (AVOID) Cowork Art Shop

Siem Reap:

  1. Garage Society Siem Reap
  2. AngkorHUB
  3. (AVOID) BioLAB Coffee & Office

Our favorite coworking space in Phnom Penh is The Desk

Source: The Desk Facebook

The Desk is not just a coworking space — it’s an entire community of digital workers. The space is home to many startups, small businesses, freelancers, bloggers, etc. All of these people benefit from being under one roof. It’s the perfect place to be regardless of whether you’re at the beginning of your career or an expert in your field. 

When not working, members of The Desk have plenty of community and learning events to look forward to. At these events, you can build your social and business network with like-minded individuals. The offices are also located in a great neighborhood, just down the street from Aeon Mall, the biggest shopping mall in the country. The Desk is a great place even by global standards and has some of the best prices in the city, which is why we highly recommend it!

Basics
Pricing Hot desk per day: $5

Hot desk per month: $60

Dedicated desk per month: $80
Private office, six people, one month: $350

Private office, eight people, one month: $450

High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday – Friday: 8 am – 8 pm
  • Saturday: 8 am – 12 pm
  • Sunday: closed
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk Yes
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks Yes
Private Offices Yes
Conference room / Event rooms Yes
Phone booths / Skype rooms Yes
Coliving No

Here are the other coworking spaces in Phnom Penh you should check out

SAHAKA Coworking Space

Source: SAHAKA Facebook

SAHAKA (sometimes spelled SAHA’KA) barely misses out on the #1 spot for best coworking space in Cambodia. Two things held it back:

  1. The venue is smaller, meaning there is less workspace
  2. The company is newer, meaning their community is still developing

The space it does occupy is amazing, though. The high ceiling makes the room airy, and there’s plenty of distance between workstations and individual seats on each table. 

The interior design is simple and bright, with lots of natural light coming in through the large windows. If you plan on working remotely from Phnom Penh, you must visit SAHAKA. When you’re not working, help yourself to the onsite cafe downstairs, or chill and socialize in the lounge area. The only issue we have with SAHAKA is the location—it’s quite down south in the city.

Basics
Pricing Hot desk per day: $8

Hot desk per month: $80

Dedicated desk per month: $120

Private office, one person, one month: $250
Private office, two people, one month: $350

Private office, four people, one month: $550

High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday – Friday: 8:30 am — 8:30 pm
  • Saturday: 8 am — 12 pm
  • Sunday: closed
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk No
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks Yes
Private Offices Yes
Conference room / Event rooms Yes
Phone booths / Skype rooms Yes
Coliving No

Emerald HUB

Source: Emerald HUB Facebook

The brand Emerald HUB has two coworking spaces operating in Cambodia at the moment. First, let’s talk about the original one. Despite being older, it edges out the other one just slightly. The space can host a large capacity of people and has plenty of room for individual workers, as well as smaller teams. 

If you and your coworking partners require more space, you can choose a private office. Otherwise, inquire with the staff, and they will save you a separate table with enough spaces for everyone, without extra cost. The community building in Emerald HUB is on par with The Desk, with lots of events to look forward to. The excellent amenities it offers include, but are not limited to:

  • Free parking on the premise
  • Onsite cafe
  • Library
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Lounge area
  • 24/7 membership access

The location is also fantastic, being nearly dead center in the city, right next to the national Olympic Stadium.

Basics
Pricing Hot desk per day: $5

Hot desk per week: $30

Hot desk per month: $60

Dedicated desk per month: $120

Private office, four people, one month: $330
Private office, six people, one month: $450

Private office, eight people, one month: $550

High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday – Friday: 8 am – 8 pm
  • Saturday: 8 am – 5 pm
  • Sunday: closed
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes (not everywhere)
Standing Desk Yes
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks Yes
Private Offices Yes
Conference room / Event rooms Yes
Phone booths / Skype rooms No
Coliving No

The Green Penthouse Coworking

Source: The Green Penthouse

The Green Penthouse office space is located inside the stunning Yellow Tower office building. The self-described urban oasis is the ultimate office plus nature combination. The exterior and interior are full of greenery, and almost every piece of furnishing is made from natural materials like wood. The amenities inside are endless (keep in mind that some will have to be paid for out of your pocket):

  • Free parking on-premise
  • Relax rooms
  • Onsite cafe and restaurant
  • Pool table
  • Open-air terraces
  • Lots of cool furniture all around
  • Gym
  • Dance and yoga studio

The high ceiling and plants keep the room full of air, while the huge side windows allow tons of natural light to come in. The place also works as an “open-space” office, meaning you can sit and work from pretty much everywhere, whether it’d be the work desks or beanbags on the terrace. 

Once you’re done working, head on over to the rooftop bar to enjoy a drink and a 360-degree view of the city. The best part is that this luxury experience comes at a regular price range. The building also offers shared or private living accommodation, meaning there’s the opportunity for coliving too. The only issue is that the space is so popular, it tends to be full to the top, so make sure to book in advance.

Basics
Pricing Hot desk per day: $5

Hot desk per week: $19

Hot desk per month: $50

Dedicated desk per month: $75

Private offices: Paid per square meter of space. Must be inquired either with Yellow Tower or Green Penthouse

High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Open 24/7
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk Yes
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks Yes
Private Offices Yes
Conference room / Event rooms Yes
Phone booths / Skype rooms Yes
Coliving Yes

Emerald HUB BKK3

Source: Emerald HUB Facebook

After success with the first coworking space, the brand Emerald HUB launched its second office titled BKK3. The differences between the two are minimal, even the locations are only 15 minutes apart from each other, though BKK3 is slightly smaller. The main difference-maker is that, unlike the first one, Emerald BKK3’s reception works 24 hours every day, except for Sunday, when they work from 8 am to 5 pm. This means that you don’t need to have a monthly plan or membership to drop in at any time of day. 

The prices are pretty standard too, with slight differences compared to their other facility. Contrary to the internet issues we mentioned earlier, this place gets highly praised for having a stable and fast connection.

Basics
Pricing Hot desk per week: $30

Hot desk per month: $60

Dedicated desk per month: $150

Private office, four people, one month: $330

Private office, eight people, one month: $500

High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
    • Monday – Friday: Open All Day
    • Saturday: open all day
    • Sunday: 8 am – 5 pm
  • Members have 24/7/365 access
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes (Not everywhere)
Standing Desk Yes
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks Yes
Private Offices Yes
Conference room / Event rooms Yes
Phone booths / Skype rooms Yes
Coliving No

OMO Hub

Source: OMO Hub Facebook

OMO Hub is the newest coworking space on my list, and quite promising. The offices contain a decent amount of shared or private workstations with state-of-the-art furnishing. Apart from the amazing, modern workspace, the company offers essential services that can kick-start your business or career. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Branding and marketing solutions
  • Web development and design
  • eCommerce handling
  • Content creation

The only downside is the enclosed space, where you mostly rely on internal lighting and air ventilation/conditioning. Luckily, it isn’t an issue. The future is looking exciting for OMO Hub.

Basics
Pricing Hot desk per day: $5

Hot desk per week: $20

Hot desk per month: $60

Dedicated desk per month: $80

Private office, eight people, one Month: $300

Private office, 12 people, one month: $400

Private office, 20 people, one month: $500

High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday – Friday: 8 am – 8 pm
  • Saturday: closed
  • Sunday: closed
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes (Not everywhere)
Standing Desk Yes
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks Yes
Private Offices Yes
Conference room / Event rooms Yes
Phone booths / Skype rooms Yes
Coliving No

Workspace 1

Source: WS1 Facebook

Workspace 1 or WS1 is located inside the FACTORY business center in the south of the city. The huge workspace is full of unrivaled numbers of amenities, such as:

  • Free parking on-premise
  • Nap/relax room
  • Game room
  • Lockers
  • Showers
  • Podcasting room
  • Ping pong table
  • Cafe and restaurant on site

They offer tons of renting options and cool bonuses with each, such as free drinks, credits for their in-house facilities, discounts for additional members, etc. The community around Workspace 1 is huge, and members get to take part in lots of social and learning events that take place there. The only downside is the slightly out of town location.

Basics
Pricing Hot desk per month: $70

Dedicated desk per month: $120

Shared team desk (up to six people): $150

Private office, two people, three months minimum: $280

Private office, four people, three months minimum: $450

Private office, six people, three months minimum: $550

High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Open 24/7
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk Yes
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks Yes
Private Offices Yes
Conference room / Event rooms Yes
Phone booths / Skype rooms Yes
Coliving No

Coworking Today

Source: Coworking Today Facebook

Another solid coworking space worth mentioning in Phnom Penh is Coworking Today. In short, it has everything you’d expect from a modern office, and the location is great. But what really sets this place apart is the in-house support you can get. Coworking Today offers many services that can elevate your performance or business, such as:

  • Mentorship programs
  • Training and workshops
  • Support for startups
  • Marketing and branding support, and more

The prices are fair. Users can help themselves to the onsite cafe, restaurant, snack bar, lounge, terrace, and use the free parking on-premise. The space also puts a high value on community building, so there will be lots of educational and social events to attend. 

Basics
Pricing Hot desk per day: $7

Hot desk per week: $30

Hot desk per month: $60

Dedicated desk per month: $100

Private office, five people, one month: $400

Private office, five people, six months: $350

Private office, eight people, one month: $600

High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday – Friday: 7:30 am – 7:30 pm
  • Saturday:  7:30 am – 7:30 pm
  • Sunday: closed
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk Yes
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks Yes
Private Offices Yes
Conference room / Event rooms Yes
Phone booths / Skype rooms Yes
Coliving No

Regus Canadia Bank Tower

Source: Regus

Regus Canadia Bank Tower is one of two Regus a global office rental agency coworking spaces in the city of Phnom Penh. Their offices are located on the 18th floor of one of the most critical financial buildings in the country. It’s also one of the few places that offer a “virtual office” service. This means you can register your business at their facility and enjoy perks like having a:

  • Business address
  • Mailing address
  • Reception
  • Landline/fax
  • Meeting room

The only downside about Regus is that they almost exclusively offer long term contracts, so you might be asked to sign for one or even two years for a single space or smaller office. Regus is a good choice for companies looking for long term solutions, but individuals might find other options to be better.

Basics
Pricing Hot desk per day: $6

Private office, per person: $7

Virtual office, per day: $3

High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday – Friday: 8:30 am – 6 pm
  • Saturday:  closed
  • Sunday: closed
  • Members have 24/7/365 access
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk Yes
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks Yes
Private Offices Yes
Conference room / Event rooms Yes
Phone booths / Skype rooms Yes
Coliving No

We recommend you avoid using Cowork Art Shop

Source: Cowork Art Shop Facebook

Cowork Art Shop has plenty of good things going for it. The location is great, close to the river bank. There is lots of valuable equipment inside, including things like:

  1. Photo equipment
  2. Lighting equipment
  3. Projector
  4. Microphone
  5. Printer
  6. Projector

The place offers free basic tea, coffee, and beer, and has an onsite cafe. The art gallery is also a unique addition. So, what’s the issue? This place is small and only has three tables. It’s not a real coworking space. 

The prices are also questionable, being on par with some amazing coworking spaces in the city. We’re not saying avoid Cowork Art Shop altogether. We’re saying avoid it as a coworking space. Here is our honest thought to the owners: Just renovate everything to a regular cafe with all the cool amenities, and you’ll have a unique and cool place for people to hang out.

Basics
Pricing Hot desk per day: $6

Hot desk per week: $20

Hot desk per month: $50

Dedicated desk per month: $150

Private office, one person, per month: $150

High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday – Friday: 9 am – 6 pm
  • Saturday:  11 am – 8 pm
  • Sunday: closed
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk No
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks Yes
Private Offices Yes
Conference room / Event rooms Yes
Phone booths / Skype rooms Yes
Coliving No

Coworking spaces I liked in Siem Reap:

Garage Society Siem Reap

Source: Garage Society Facebook

Garage Society is a refreshing and colorful coliving and coworking space in the center of Siem Reap. On-site, users can enjoy the cafe, outdoor terrace, swimming pool, relax and reading area, pool table, as well as 24-hour access to everything for members. The downsides are lack of ergonomic furniture and limited private office space, with everything working on a first-come, first-served basis. There are private working areas, but you’ll have to inquire about them and hope they’re available.

Basics
Pricing Hot desk per day: $5

Hot desk per week: $25

Hot desk per month: $70

High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday – Friday: 9 am – 6 pm
  • Saturday:  9 am – 6 pm
  • Sunday: closed
  • Members have 24/7/365 access
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs No
Standing Desk No
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks No
Private Offices Yes (Inquiry only)
Conference room / Event rooms No
Phone booths / Skype rooms No
Coliving Yes

AngkorHub

Source: AngkorHUB Facebook

Although maybe not as impressive as its counterparts in Phnom Penh, AngkorHub is the most well-rounded coworking and coliving space in Siem Reap. By picking their coliving, you will also receive:

  1. Pickup at the airport
  2. Local Sim Card
  3. Bicycle

The space is available 24/7, and it has some of the fastest internet speeds in the country 150 Mbps. The company also puts heavy emphasis on community building, connecting its members through a shared Facebook group, community drinks and lunch, workshops, and similar social and learning events. On-site, you’ll also find amenities such as:

  • Pool table
  • Showers
  • Laundry service
  • Cafe
  • Home-cooked meals, etc.

Basics
Pricing Hot desk per week: $25

Hot desk per month: $89

Dedicated desk per month: $140

Private office, four people, per month: $500

High-Speed Internet 150 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday – Friday: 9 am – 6 pm
  • Saturday:  9 am – 6 pm
  • Sunday: closed
  • Members have 24/7/365 access
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk Yes
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks Yes
Private Offices Yes
Conference room / Event rooms Yes
Phone booths / Skype rooms Yes
Coliving Yes

We recommend you skip BioLAB Coffee & Office

Source: BioLAB Facebook

BioLAB is another miss at the attempt to blend a great cafe with a coworking space. The coffee there is delicious, but there aren’t any real work stations. We would not recommend sitting in the small, wooden chairs for more than a few hours, and definitely not for an entire workday. The fact that people use this space casually, which comes with regular distractions like conversations and laughter, doesn’t help either. We would recommend it ten times out of ten for:

  • Grabbing some amazing coffee
  • Recharging your devices while enjoying the fast Wifi
  • Relaxing with your laptop or reading a book
  • Doing group projects for school

But, once again, we wouldn’t recommend it as a working facility. They do offer private offices which they call “VIP rooms”, but they aren’t up to par with some of the other options nearby.

Basics
Pricing Hot desk per month: $79

Private office: Inquiry only

High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Open every day: 7 am – 9 pm
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs No (Only in VIP rooms)
Standing Desk No
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks No
Private Offices Yes (Inquiry only)
Conference room / Event rooms No
Phone booths / Skype rooms Yes
Coliving No

Best (and Worst) Coworking Spaces in Hiroshima

Seven best (and one worst) coworking spaces in Hiroshima

Don’t you just love traveling? Meeting new people and culture and admiring landscape and architecture in a new place can make you feel like all your problems are unimportant and small. You can relax and simply enjoy your free time.

If you’re a digital nomad, you know why this could be a problem—getting too caught up in the new and exciting environment can make you less focused on your work. As your lifestyle depends on your ability to stay focused, you need to find a way to be productive, even with all the distractions.

One of the most efficient ways to stay grounded and motivated is to find a coworking space you like. A productive environment will influence your creativity and motivation, so you can finish your daily tasks much faster and be free to explore the beauties of Hiroshima.

It’s not always easy to find something you like, though. For many people, the excess of choice is worse than the lack of it. But don’t worry—here is a list of best and worst coworking spaces in Hiroshima to help you decide.

Shake Hands is our favorite place to cowork in Hiroshima

Source: Coworker.com

Located in the center of the city, Shake Hands is within walking distance from the Hiroshima Museum of Art, Hiroshima Castle, Shukkeien, Peace Memorial Park, and many other attractions. There are many cafés and restaurants in the area as well, so you don’t have to limit your options to sandwiches.

Wi-Fi is fast and reliable, which is awesome for all of us who get unbearably tense upon seeing the little “loading” circle on our screens. Shake Hands offers printing equipment, projectors, and microphones at an extra fee. They don’t charge much for the additional services, but it’s something to keep in mind if you need to use the equipment. Scanning is free of charge.

The interior of Shake Hands is inspiring and conducive to hard work. The place is decorated in bright colors, and there are a lot of plants scattered around. The greenery and the colors help you stay optimistic and in a good mood. There is plenty of natural light, which makes it easier to focus and remain productive. When you get tired, you can pick a book from the library to take your mind off work for a while, or you can just grab a cup of coffee and chill out in the lounge area.

They hold different events and seminars. While the events are for the members exclusively, the seminars are open to non-members as well. This creates fantastic opportunities to meet new people and expand your connections.

There is an onsite café with a wide choice of free drinks, including cocoa, blend and iced coffee, Coca Cola, mango yogurt, ginger ale, and many more. They charge extra for beer (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and food.

Basics
Pricing
  • Per day: JPY 1,200
  • Per month: JPY 12,800
High-Speed Internet Yes
Open Hours
  • Monday – Sunday: 7 am – 11 pm
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk No
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks Yes
Conference Rooms Yes
Private Offices Yes
Phone booths Yes
Coliving No

Six coworking spaces we also loved

We loved Shake Hands but to each their own. If you don’t find Shake Hands that impressive, don’t worry—there are plenty more fish in the sea. Here are six other cool coworking spaces in Hiroshima.

  1. Fabbit
  2. Hajimari-no-mado
  3. So@r business port
  4. Port.inc
  5. Regus (5 locations)
  6. Good Office (iioffice)

Fabbit

Source: Coworker.com

Located by the Hiroshima station, Fabbit is at a convenient spot no matter where you’re staying. This place is well-connected to all parts of the city, and it is within walking distance from the city center and all its attractions.

They provide high-speed Wi-Fi and printing equipment. There are Skype rooms and phone booths, which is great for everybody who needs privacy and peace to work, such as online teachers, remote learners, and so on.

Fabbit organizes events and outings for its community, and the members can use the community app to stay in touch.

Personal lockers are at your disposal if you need them, and so is a library. When you need a break and want to relax, just grab a book and head for the lounge—it’s bright and comfy, and you’ll be able to enjoy a good novel with a tasty cup of coffee.

Coffee and tea are free, but there are fancier coffee drinks available for purchase if they’re more to your liking. After all, if we can’t indulge in an extra-large Mochaccino, how can we be expected to survive the day?

Open hours
  • Monday – Friday: 9 am – 6 pm
  • Saturday: closed
  • Sunday: closed
Price Per day JPY 1,000
Per month JPY 13,000

Hajimari-no-mado


Source: Hajimari-no-mado

As another coworking space in the heart of the city, Hajimari-no-mado is close to all the essential landmarks of Hiroshima. It is a minute’s walk away from the Peace Memorial Park, and five minutes from the Atomic Bomb Dome.

If you’re just passing by, you can get a daily pass or a pass for two hours, but you can only stay during the reception hours. If you get a monthly membership, the place is open to you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

There is printing equipment you can use for a small extra charge if you need to, but the massage chairs are free. You can only use the lockers if you’re a member, and they come at 3,000 yen extra fee.

If you want to drop in, we recommend you to call in advance, because Hajimari-no-mado is a popular space that fills up quickly.

Open hours
  • Monday – Friday: 9 am – 7 pm
  • Saturday: closed
  • Sunday: closed
Price Per two hours JPY 500
Per day JPY 1,000
Per month JPY 12,000

So@r business port

Source: So@r

So@r is a five minutes’ walk from the central park and within walking distance from the Children Museum. They provide reasonably good internet, but we don’t recommend it if you need to upload videos or hold an online class.

You can use their printing equipment at an extra charge. They offer a bicycle sharing option, which is free for up to 6 hours. This is an excellent option if you want to go sightseeing, but don’t want to take public transport for fear of missing out on something. It’s also good for your health, especially after a long day of work at your desk.

There is a lobby you can go to relax when you’re taking a break or want to meet a friend who has stopped by.

Open hours
  • Monday – Friday: 9 am – 7 pm
  • Saturday: closed
  • Sunday: closed
Price Per hour First hour: JPY 300

Every next hour: JPY 200

Per day JPY 1,000
Per ten days JPY 2,000
Per month JPY 8,000

 Port.inc

Source: Port.inc

Port.inc is in the city center, right across the river from the Museum of Art and the Hiroshima Castle. They have a stable wired and wireless internet connection.

There are printing equipment, projectors, and fax you can use for a fee. Port.inc also provides secretary services, which is fantastic for those of you who feel like you’re spending more time on trivialities than on your actual job. If you need to design a logo for your company, they do that as well.

There is also a café corner for the moments when you just need a break. It serves delicious coffee, and there are comfy sofas you relax in while you sip your drink.

Open hours
  • Monday – Friday: 9 am – 7 pm
  • Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm
  • Sunday: closed
Price Per hour JPY 330
Per day JPY 1,100
Per month JPY 8,800

 Regus

Source: Regus

There are five Regus locations in Hiroshima:

  • Ekimae Business Center
  • Inari Ohashi Business Center
  • High Building 21 Center
  • Shin-Hiroshima Building Center
  • Hiroshima Otemachi

The good thing about Regus is that it is everywhere. No matter where your accommodation is, you will easily reach a Regus or two. All of their spaces look roughly the same—traditional office spaces, if a little bit on the colder side. They provide high-speed Wi-Fi and peace and quiet. If those are the only things you’re looking for, Regus is the place for you.

On the flip side, Regus is always expensive. Their pricing system is strange, and it differs depending on the location you want to visit. Some other things vary from place to place as well—added benefits include free coffee in one location, but not in another.

All in all, Regus is a bit of a gamble either way. They provide the basics without getting too involved, so if that’s your thing, go for it.

Open hours
  • Monday – Friday: 8:30 am – 6 pm
  • Saturday: closed
  • Sunday: closed
Price On request

Good Office (iioffice)

Source: Good Office

With a slightly less central location than the other coworking spaces on this list, Good Office is right next to Higashisenda Park, and ten minutes on foot from the City Hall.

It’s a lovely and tranquil coworking space, surrounded by greenery and protected from the outside noise. If you like to have a bit of space, Good Office is what you want—it’s spacious, clean, and tidy, making it laughably easy to focus on the task at hand.

There are various types of desks and chairs, so you’ll be able to find something that suits you, and the Wi-Fi is fantastic (which suits everybody). You won’t have to worry about the connection breaking during a crucial moment, a conference call, or something similar.

The best of all is the fact that when you need a break, you can just take a leisurely stroll through the beautiful park that’s just outside of the building and stretch your legs. They provide free coffee and tea, and there is a kitchen you can use.

If you’re interested, be aware that you’ll need to book a desk online, so don’t just show up unannounced.

Open hours
  • Monday – Friday: 10 am – 6 pm
  • Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm
  • Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm
Price Per two hours JPY 600
Per day JPY 1,500

 Poliphony is our least favorite space to cowork in Hiroshima

Source: Poliphony

Poliphony is not actually a coworking space—it’s a nursery. The idea is that both children and the parents stay at the same place for a while so that the children can gradually adapt to the fact that their parents are not around them all the time.

Of course, this means that the parents need to not be in the same room as the children all the time. See where I’m going with this?

They took a couple of rooms and adapted them to the parents’ needs, so now there are a nap room and an office, which you can use for coworking. Unfortunately, the Wi-Fi is not great.

This is incredibly convenient if you have little kids, and you’re working part-time, so you can afford not to be as focused as you should. Unfortunately, the atmosphere is not conducive to work at all. Even if you don’t have any kids and just want to use the space, you won’t be able to concentrate. The parents are always coming and going, and everybody is chatting about how well or poorly their kids are adapting to the new situation. Most of the time, you can hear the children as well—even though the staff will try to persuade you that you can’t.

All things considered, while this is an excellent idea for the children and the parents, the atmosphere is simply not productive enough for the rest of us.

Basics
Pricing On demand
High-Speed Internet Yes
Open Hours
  • Monday – Sunday: 7 am – 11 pm
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk No
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks No
Conference Rooms No
Private Offices No
Phone booths No
Coliving No

What to do in Hiroshima

If you’re traveling to the land of the rising sun, it’s probably difficult to pick your main destination. Tokyo, Kyoto, and Hakone are all well-known tourist attractions with enough history, culture, and beautiful sites to satisfy even the most ardent of travelers.

Hiroshima, on the other hand, is often unjustly overlooked. There is so much the city can offer. Its history is rich and fascinating. The Hiroshima castle, built in the 16th century and rebuilt after World War II, was home to the daimyo—Japanese feudal lords—of the Hiroshima han. It is now a must-see historical museum. If you prefer newer history, you know that for Japan, it was particularly painful, and there is an Atomic Bomb Dome in Hiroshima to prove it.

If you’re more interested in the culture, you can’t neglect the Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines. Mitaki-dera will take you breath away with the sheer beauty of the buildings, sculptures, and surroundings. You can’t not visit Gokoku-jinja—it’s an integral part of the life of every resident of Hiroshima. They celebrate Hatsumode (the first few days of the year) and Shichi-Go-San (the traditional rite-of-passage for children) there.

The parks are nothing short of amazing. Momijidani Park is a gorgeous, magical place that makes you feel calm and happy. Shukkeien, a historic Japanese garden, is a thing of beauty as well. Both of these places have a kind of enchanting atmosphere that pulls you in and makes you forget about your worries and your strife.

There are so many great places to stay, and whichever you choose, your hosts are bound to be hospitable and kind. Enjoy your stay, and keep your head in the game!

Best (and Worst) Coworking Spaces in Ha Long Bay

Ten spots we liked and disliked as coworking spaces in Ha Long Bay

Digital nomads coming to Vietnam tend to stick to the big cities, like Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. These cities offer fast and reliable Internet in coworking spaces and coffee shops. As one of the most popular destinations, Ha Long Bay seems to attract a fair share of digital nomads as well, even though it has zero coworking spaces. This area is considered one of the most beautiful in Vietnam, so they rightfully want to spend some time here, both sightseeing and working. If you’ve never been to Ha Long Bay before, this video will help you explore it:  

If you decide to work in Ha Long Bay, you will have to do it from cafés, restaurants, and hostels. Wi-Fi is free and mostly available, but its quality and speed vary from place to place. If you decide to go on a cruise, you may have access to 4G onboard or even Wi-Fi, just make sure to ask before you book a tour. Since working conditions are not ideal, it may be wise to have your travel stand desk with you at all times. 

Take a look at our list of spots decent enough to use for work, as well as one place to skip.

Halong Ecolodge—Eco House is the best place to cowork in Ha Long Bay

Image source: Halong Ecolodge—Eco House Facebook

Halong Ecolodge—Eco House is a treehouse-like hotel in the mountains by Ha Long City. This may be an ideal spot for those working long hours or looking for a quiet place to focus on their work.

Everyone here speaks English, so you will communicate with staff and other guests easily. The in-house café is surrounded by windows, so you will have an abundance of natural light. The view is breathtaking, and you will easily find inspiration overlooking the forests and the Ha Long Bay from above. There are several high spots to use as standing desks when you grow tired of sitting down in available wooden chairs.

Although Halong Ecolodge is all about nature and tranquility, you will have the best Wi-Fi in the bay. It’s not only available at the café, but also in the rooms, which come equipped with a small coffee table and chairs, so you can also work from there. If the weather is nice, the best place to work from is the observation deck, with a gentle breeze and beautiful sunsets. Coffee is not free, but it’s cheap, and enjoying some while you work will hardly make a dent in your budget.

Basics
Pricing estimates Moderate
High-Speed Internet Yes
Open Hours
  • Monday–Friday: 24 hours
  • Saturday: 24 hours
  • Sunday: 24 hours
Workspace
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk Yes
Phone No
Coliving Yes

 CAM café is our least favorite place to cowork in Ha Long Bay

Image source: CAM café Facebook

CAM café is a charming little café on a busy street and a nice place to have a cold drink. If you want to work here, you should think twice before unpacking your laptop, though.

While chairs and the one couch are fine enough for coworking here, there isn’t much else supporting that idea. When it comes to Wi-Fi, it’s mostly unreliable, and there were moments we could hardly check our email.

Since the windows are always open, you will be exposed to the noises coming from the outside traffic and daily rush. The place is also acoustic, so closing the windows doesn’t make this café any quieter if there are a few guests inside. We were surprised by the prices, which are a bit higher than they should be for the food and beverages they have on the menu.   

Basics
Pricing estimates Moderate
High-Speed Internet No
Open Hours
  • Monday–Friday: 8 am–11 pm
  • Saturday: 8 am–11 pm
  • Sunday: 8 am–11 pm
Workspace
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk No
Phone No
Coliving No

Four places to cowork in Ha Long Bay we also liked

The following places can’t replace the amenities of coworking spaces, but are good enough to catch a few hours of work when in Ha Long Bay:  

  1. Wander Station
  2. Eco Cafe
  3. Yeu Cong Ha Long
  4.  Nam Phong Coffee Novotel – Bai Chay

Wander Station

Image source: Wander Station Facebook

Wander Station is a café in Ha Long Bay, where you are most likely to meet other digital nomads. The place is often packed with foreigners thanks to its excellent Wi-Fi, making it a perfect spot for networking.

The coffee is one of the best in the bay and made by professional baristas, which is another reason why we liked coming here to cowork. If you come early, you can sit at more comfortable tables without having to slouch over your laptop.

Being such a popular place has a disadvantage, and Wander Station’s major downside is that it is always noisy. It’s nothing headphones can’t solve, so make sure to pack them before you come here.

Eco Cafe

Image source: Eco Cafe Facebook

Eco Cafe is a cozy coffee shop, located on one of the main streets of Ha Long Bay. It’s nestled between buildings with a narrow path leading to the entrance, keeping it away from the noisy traffic.

This is the reason many digital nomads find this café one of the most tranquil and pleasant place to work from. The stable Wi-Fi also adds to the café’s good reputation, although downloading and uploading big files is somewhat challenging.

Wherever you choose to work from, you will be surrounded by plants of all shapes and sizes, inside and in the garden. Some seating arrangements may be more comfortable than others, but you will be able to work comfortably for at least a couple of hours.

While the staff is trying to do their best, we had some problems with communication. They don’t speak English well enough to understand complex sentences, so you will be better off just showing them what you want from the menu.

Yeu Cong Ha Long 

Image source: Yeu Cong Ha Long Facebook

Yeu Cong Ha Long belongs to the franchise of coffee shops with vintage décor, reflecting different periods in Vietnamese history. Even though entering this café seems like traveling back in time, their outstanding Wi-Fi will remind you what year it is.

This café has several sitting options. The best ones are those secluded from other patrons that give you enough privacy to make calls and work in peace. These are also the most popular seats in the house and, if you come early, you may be able to get them.

In the evenings, Yeu Cong Ha Long usually holds some kind of thematic event, like game night or music performance, so stick around after work and have some fun.

Nam Phong Coffee Novotel—Bai Chay

Image source: Nam Phong Coffee Novotel—Bai Chay Facebook

Nam Phong Coffee Novotel—Bai Chay is a coffee shop belonging to the Starbucks-like franchise available all over Vietnam. It has a spacious open floor with comfortable chairs ideal for working all day long. The Wi-Fi didn’t disappoint, and we were even able to watch some videos online.

This is one of the rare cafes in Ha Long Bay that doesn’t allow guests to smoke inside, which we appreciated. On the downside, families come here with small children running around, so that is a little bit distracting, making it hard to concentrate on work. Other than that, coffee was great and inexpensive, so you will get all the caffeine boost you need to work.  

Check out other spots for coworking in Ha Long Bay:

Best (and Worst) Coworking Spaces in Lombok

The rundown of the 10 best coworking places in Lombok

Lombok is an Indonesian island located between the islands of Sumbawa and its more famous cousin, Bali. While Bali is so exquisite that it has become a household name, trust us that Lombok isn’t lagging behind. Not only is it of approximately the same size and population density, but it also has the same cultural heritage. Lombok also abounds in lush, green forests, turquoise lagoons, sandy beaches, and lava rock formations characteristic of this region. It is surrounded by numerous islets, the most well-known of which are the three Gili Islands — Trawangan, Meno, and Air — located off its northwest coast.

There is another similarity between Lombok and Bali — both are staples on digital nomads’ to-visit lists! Modern remote workers and freelancers are exploring new places from which they can most successfully live up to their “work hard, play hard” reputation, and tropical paradises, such as this one, are the ideal choices!

If you are interested in jumping on the digital nomad bandwagon, we’re here to help. Hop over to Lombok and check out the best coworking spaces that we could find there. While you’re at it, make sure you also see our selection of coworking-friendly cafes there. The dedicated coworking spaces that are available on Lombok and the surrounding isles are:

  1. South Lombok Cowork
  2. Salon de nomad Gili T.
  3. Acibara Coffee & Co-Working Space

South Lombok Cowork is our top coworking space pick on this awe-inspiring island!

Source: southlombokcowork

South Lombok Cowork is the first coworking space that opened on this island. It has a beachfront position with a fantastic view of the ocean. That is one of the perks of working from a tropical island — you can get your tasks done from the comfort of an air-conditioned room while listening to relaxing sounds of waves hitting the shore.

This coworking space has a lot of natural light, super-fast Wi-Fi, a backup generator, and a barista coffee service. In terms of workspaces, it has hot and dedicated desks, a meeting room suitable for brainstorming and conferencing, and a comfy chill-out zone on offer. This one is also the only place in this corner of the world where you will find a 24/7 keycard member access, should your work schedule demand so. There is no need to worry about parking either as the space is located in the Segara Anak hotel with ample on-site parking spots.

Basics
Pricing
  • Per day: IDR 150,000
  • Per week: IDR 650,000
  • Per month: IDR 1,800,000
  • Three months: IDR 5,100,000
  • Aquarium meeting room (six people): IDR 200,000 an hour
High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday — Friday: 8.30 am – 5.30 pm
  • Saturday: 8.30 am – 12.30 pm
  • Sunday: Closed
  • 24-hour member access: Yes
Address Segara Anak Hotel
Jl. Pariwisata Pantai Kuta,
Pujut, Kabupaten Lombok Tengah,
Nusa Tenggara Barat
Indonesia
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk Yes
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks Yes
Conference Rooms Yes
Private Offices Yes
Event rooms Yes
Phone booths / Skype rooms No
Coliving No

Salon de nomad Gili T. is the runner-up in the race for the best coworking spaces in Lombok!

Source: Salon de nomad Gili T. : Coworking space

Salon de nomad Gili T. is a part of Coco Hub Gili Air, which is a community of digital nomads living and working together within a 1,500 m radius. Although there isn’t a coliving space operated by this community, the Trawangan island offers a good deal of Airbnbs for you to stay — you could even share a space with another nomad!

The coworking space itself is the only dedicated coworking hub on the Gili islands of Lombok. You can make use of the communal working area, the outdoor terrace, or a private office — whatever best suits your needs. The internet signal is fast and stable, which is a feat in itself on tiny tropical islands such as Trawangan. During your downtime, you can stream Netflix without a glitch.

Basics
Pricing
  • Per day: IDR 130,000
  • Per week: IDR 820,000
  • Per month: IDR 2,500,000
High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday — Friday: 8 am – 8 pm
  • Saturday:  8 am – 8 pm
  • Sunday:  8 am – 8 pm
  • 24-hour member access: No
Address Gili Trawangan
Gili IndahPemenang,
North Lombok Regency
Lombok
Indonesia
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs No
Standing Desk No
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks No
Conference Rooms No
Private Offices Yes
Event rooms No
Phone booths / Skype rooms No
Coliving Nearby Airbnb

Acibara Coffee & Co-Working Space is a star on the rise among Lombok coworking spaces!

Source: Acibara Coffee & Co-Working Space

Acibara Coffee prides itself on serving the delicious, locally-grown Sembalun Arabica coffee. It has a mouth-watering nutty flavor that its visitors simply cannot get enough of.

This coffee shop is also a laptop-friendly coworking cafe that has been on the local freelancers’ radar for quite some time. The foreign visitors are also starting to catch up, and Acibara has seriously upped its game. There are several membership packages available that you can accommodate to your needs. There are also indoor and outdoor spaces for hosting meetings, presentations, workshops, and other business gatherings for up to 50 people.

Basics
Pricing Coworking space:

  • Per hour: IDR 15,000
  • Per day: IDR 35,000
  • Per week: IDR 200,000
  • Per month: IDR 650,000

Meeting room & event space, per hour:

  • Talkshow indoor A: IDR 250,000
  • Talkshow indoor B: IDR 300,000
  • Talkshow outdoor A: IDR 200,000
  • Talkshow outdoor B: IDR 250,000
  • Block indoor: IDR 500,000
  • Block outdoor: IDR 400,000
High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday — Friday: 10 am – midnight
  • Saturday: 10 am – midnight
  • Sunday: 10 am – midnight
  • 24-hour member access: No
Address Parking Area Lesehan Mimi Asri
Jendral Sudirman St, no 76
Rembiga
Mataram
Indonesia
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs No
Standing Desk No
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks No
Conference Rooms No
Private Offices Yes
Event room Yes
Phone booths / Skype rooms No
Coliving No

There are also some pretty amazing coworking-friendly cafes and restaurants in Lombok! Check them out!

Although this picturesque Indonesian island doesn’t have many dedicated coworking spaces, there are still numerous cafes and restaurants you can work from. If you don’t need a private office, a conference room, or an event space, you may as well make a coffee shop table your own hot desk! Here are some coworking space alternatives that you should explore while in Lombok:

  1. Kenza Cafe
  2. Basecamp Lombok
  3. Rock Gilis Coffee
  4. Loka Surf and Fitness Lodge
  5. Warpindo
  6. TERRA — Food That Loves You Back
  7. La Chill Bar & Restaurant

Kenza Cafe is our coffee shop crush!

Source: My Lombok Magazine

Kenza is a restaurant, resort, and yoga retreat located in the center of Kuta, Lombok, and also on the Gili Air. Both locations are coworking-friendly and offer scrumptious meals and terrific coffee. There are also power outlets next to every table, and the setting is genuinely beautifully designed. You can settle in for the full day of work and never lack a thing!

The Gili Air location also offers accommodation options, so it is suitable for those looking for a coliving arrangement as well. It is at a beachfront resort with rooms and cottages overlooking the sea, ideal for both families and individuals. While you are there, you can make use of the on-site yoga studio. What better way to stretch after hours of sitting at a desk?

The cafe is suitable for working, but it does have moderate background noise. If you need absolute quiet while you work, it may not be the best option for you. Another disadvantage may be that the place doesn’t have AC. If fans don’t provide enough ventilation for you, you won’t feel comfortable working from here.

Basics
High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Every day: 7.30 am – 10 pm
  • 24-hour member access: No
Address Jl. Raya Kuta No.5, Kuta
Pujut, Kuta Lombok
Nusa Tenggara Barat 83573

Basecamp Lombok is the right spot for those looking to work from and explore the island too!

Source: Basecamp Lombok

Basecamp Lombok is a place where you will instantly feel at home. The staff is extremely hospitable, and the service is exceptional. There is a wide array of organic dishes available and some great local coffee. You can also rent outdoor gear if you want to explore the rich natural landscape that Lombok prides itself on.

During the day, Basecamp is a quiet cafe bar you can efficiently work from without disturbance. In the evenings, it becomes a packed spot with live music, frequented by people from all four corners of the globe.

Basecamp Lombok also has 16 dormitories on offer, so if you are a digital nomad looking for an affordable place to stay, give this one a go. You can also explore the surroundings with their guide, as they offer several tour packages, such as Climbing Mount Rinjani and Exploring Three Gilis.

Basics
Pricing
  • Beverages: IDR 7,000
  • Appetizers: IDR 10,000 
  • Dinner: IDR 15,000 
High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Every day: 4 am – 11.30 pm
  • 24-hour member access: No
Address Jalan Koperasi No.177B
Dayan Peken
Kota Mataram
Nusa Tenggara Barat 83113
Indonesia

Rock Gilis Coffee has the widest array of coffees in Lombok!

Source: Rock Gilis Coffee — Senggigi

What we loved about the Rock Gilis Coffee is the assortment of coffee-based drinks that they have! Coffee is an essential component of a proper coworking spot, so this one definitely ticks that box on our list. With so many different brews, you are sure to get your caffeine kick and start the workday on the right note. You will also find a variety of dishes, including pizza, pasta, snacks, and desserts.

The downside is that, although you could work from here without a problem, you won’t be able to do it for very long. We believe anyone would feel uncomfortable sitting on wooden chairs and benches for extended periods.

Basics
High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Every day: 8 am – midnight
  • 24-hour member access: No
Address Jalan Langko no. 23 F & 23 G,
Mataram
Lombok
Indonesia

Loka Surf and Fitness Lodge is the obvious choice for those who want to be both active and productive!

Source: Loka Lombok

Loka Surf and Fitness Lodge is located on the south coast of Kuta, enveloped in the unspoiled nature from one side and the crystal clear water from the other. This place is all about a healthy lifestyle. There is a cafe with healthy snacks and beverages, accommodation with non-smoking rooms, a fitness center, and a gorgeous garden on the premises.

We believe that you will thrive working from their bar. Not only will you get your job done but also have many different activities during your stay here. Work out a sweat at the gym to shake off the sedentary lifestyle, munch delicious healthy salads, and even learn how to surf with Loka’s certified surfing coach!

Basics
High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Every day: 7 am – 11 pm
  • 24-hour member access: No
Address Jl Raya Pariwisata
Kuta, Lombok
Nusa Tenggara Barat
Indonesia

Warpindo is a cozy and affordable place to set up camp for the day

Source: Warpindo

Warpindo is a cafe bar with the best and most affordable local food. Not only can you eat your fill but also treat your taste buds to some rather unconventional yet still delish coffee mixes. Our recommendations are:

  • Strawberry Field Coffee
  • Rex Orange Coffee
  • Monster Milo
  • Ice Charcoal Latte

Warpindo is a quiet, air-conditioned place during the day, so you can rest assured that you can focus on your work without an issue. In the evenings, there are frequent live gigs, so you can stick around after your work is done and have some fun, too. 

Basics
High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday — Saturday: 10 am – 11 pm
  • Sunday: 4 am – 11 pm
  • 24-hour member access: No
Address  Jln. Panji Tilar Negara no. 35, Mataram,
Lombok
Nusa Tenggara Barat
Indonesia

TERRA — Food That Loves You Back is ideal for those who appreciate gastronomic surprises!

Source: TERRA — Food That Loves You Back

TERRA has a front entrance takeaway bar, an air-conditioned lounge, and an outdoor terrace. You can choose whether to set up your workstation for the day on the breezy balcony or in the cozy lounge, and even take some delicious food and beverages with you when you leave for the day.

What makes TERRA unique in the Lombok area is that its menu is 100% plant-based. The food is 51% raw and also gluten- and dairy-free. You can be sure that their nutritious dishes will quench your hunger and soothe your palate. They also have the food lab for the more experimental diners and offer cooking classes as well.

Basics
Pricing
  • Hot drinks: IDR 25,000–45,000
  • Cold-pressed juices: IDR 45,000 
  • Smoothies: IDR 45,000
  • Bottled drinks: IDR 80,000
  • Salad combos: IDR 75,000
  • Raw black pizza: IDR 85,000
High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Every day: 8 am – 9 pm
  • Thursday: Closed
  • 24-hour member access: No
Address Raya, Jl. Kuta Lombok No.83582
Kuta, Pujut
Nusa Tenggara Bar.
83582
Indonesia

La Chill Bar & Restaurant is not for the frail-hearted!

Source: La Chill Bar & Restaurant — Senggigi, Lombok

La Chill Bar & Restaurant attracts a young and crazy crowd. If you are looking to meet seasoned professionals, this is not the place for you. This beach hangout is a favorite of youngsters and freelancers who travel to Lombok and anyone who can work in a crowded place with ease. 

It is an idyllic spot to work from, as the tables are set right on the beach. The downside is that it is always packed and that on the most faraway tables, the Wi-Fi signal can get a bit unstable. 

If you are looking for some ideas on what to do on a Saturday night, at La Chill, there are awesome live gigs that often last until the break of day!

Basics
Pricing
  • Fresh teas: from IDR 20,000
  • Juices: IDR 40,000 
  • Cocktails: from IDR 75,000
  • Salads: from IDR 50,000
  • Burgers: IDR 70,000
  • Pizzas: from IDR 70,000
  • Local dishes: from IDR 45,000
High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday — Friday: 8 am – 1 am
  • Saturday: 8 am – 1 am
  • Sunday: 8 am – 1 am
  • 24-hour member access: No
Address JL. Raya Senggigi KM8 Batu Bolong Senggigi
Beach Front Transit Hotel
Lombok
Nusa Tenggara Barat
Indonesia

How do you like our picks of coworking places in Lombok? Hopefully, you can find a spot on our list that will be to your liking. Just in case you feel that it is high time something new was introduced to Lombok’s coworking scene, we have some great news. PuraWorka has partnered up with Dome Lombok to open a brand new coworking space here in 2020. We can’t wait to check it out when it is ready!

Best (and Worst) Coworking Spaces in Goa

Eleven coworking spaces in Goa to try and one to avoid

India has turned into a real treat for digital nomads, with coworking places blooming all over the country, especially during the last few years. Besides Mumbai and New Delhi, Goa is right there on the list of favorite destinations for nomads and expats. This is an eco-friendly region that offers a peaceful working environment and relaxing activities, like yoga and meditation, to eliminate work-related stress. If this is your first time in Goa, here is a little help to get to know it better:        

As a southwestern state in India, Goa has coworking spaces in several cities. Unlike cafés and restaurants, where the quality of the Internet is not a guarantee, most coworking spaces offer everything for working comfortably, including fast and reliable Wi-Fi. We suggest you try the following coworking spaces in Goa, and also one to steer clear of unless there isn’t anything better in the vicinity.

MeWo is the greatest coworking space in Goa

Image source: MeWo website

MeWo coworking space is designed to fulfill your every wish. This modern and well-organized space is relatively new and already attracting a lot of attention in Goa. The Internet here is fast and even has a backup in case of a blackout, although MeWo’s generator kicks in if electricity is down.

If you come here with your team, you will like the private offices. Each is equipped with a whiteboard, an air-conditioner, and monitors, if requested. Dedicated desks are arranged in the open area full of artificial plants dropping from above, while desk separators ensure that there is sufficient privacy. Everyone at MeWo gets an ergonomic chair and a personal locker located above the desk, so your belongings will be safe when you take a breather.  

Coffee and snacks are available in the kitchen, and you can have them at the in-house café whose ceiling emulates a clear, blue sky, with vintage street lamps by the walls. The café is also everyone’s favorite meeting spot, although MeWo has excellent conference rooms with full AV equipment.

Every member receives biometric keycards to access MeWo, and the whole place is monitored with CCTV. If you have any problems or need help with anything, a receptionist is there to take care of any potential issues.

During breaks, you can borrow a book from the library and read on the comfortable couch in the lounge area. If you want something more exciting, MeWo has an impressive game zone where you can do some networking while playing with the other members.      

Basics
Pricing
  • INR800 per hour
High-Speed Internet 150 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday–Friday: 8 am–8 pm
  • Saturday: 8 am–8 pm
  • Sunday: Closed
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk Yes
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks Yes
Conference Rooms Yes
Private Offices Yes
Phone booths No
Coliving No

 Blue Lotus is the coworking space to skip in Goa

Image source: Blue Lotus website

Blue Lotus is part of the concept that promotes coliving and coworking for digital nomads. This extremely small coworking space is located within a 140-year-old property in the village of Ucassaim.

The biggest problem we had with Blue Lotus is that it’s the least dedicated to coworking, and the most to community building. There are one proper desk and two chairs in their area intended for coworking, with a couple of beanbags on the side. Some rooms have desks, but you need to make that request when booking to make sure you get one.

Since we didn’t feel comfortable working in the small coworking area, we were able to work in the common room, thanks to our travel stand desk. The Internet was great, but in the evenings, when everyone was back inside and online, it tended to slow down.

Blue Lotus is far from being a bad place to stay, but it’s not even close to being a great coworking spot, especially because of all the available activities. The staff takes guests for regular hikes in nature to the surrounding forest and hills. You can take yoga lessons at the studio outside, and also participate in a group meditation. 

Since the place is an international hub, you will meet great people and fellow digital nomads here. Even if you don’t get a lot of work done, you will have fun networking and relaxing.

Basics
Pricing
  • INR100 per hour
  • INR600 per day
  • INR2,000 per week
  • INR8,000 per month
High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday–Friday: 9 am–6 pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk No
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks Yes
Conference Rooms No
Private Offices No
Phone booths No
Coliving Yes

 Three coworking spaces in Goa not to miss

Here are more coworking spaces that deserve your attention:

  1. 91SPRINGBOARD
  2. NomadGao
  3. Ignite EDC Innovation Hub

91SPRINGBOARD

Image source: 91SPRINGBOARD website

91SPRINGBOARD is a coworking space in Panjim occupying two floors, available 24/7 to its members. It has an open floor plan for hot desks and separate areas for private offices, conference rooms, and dedicated workstations.

If you prefer to work on your feet, you can use one of the standing desks by the windows. Ergonomic chairs are available for all members, except for those at the hot desks, although they can work on the couch or beanbags in the lounge. If you want to play foosball or read in the library, you can leave your things in a personal locker, available for all members.

The space is pet-friendly, so you are welcome to bring your doggo or kitten to keep you company while you work. The free coffee and tea at the in-house café will keep you focused on your work. If you want to grab something to eat, you will have to go for lunch at one of the eateries nearby.       

NomadGao

Image source: NomadGao website

NomadGao is located in a quiet neighborhood, Assagao, offering rooms as well as one of the fastest Internet connections in Goa. If you decide to rent a room, you will get 24/7 access to the coworking space, which is otherwise available only on workdays. 

Wood and potted plants dominate the interior design of this coworking space and make it homey and cozy. Ergonomic chairs are available at every hot desk, so you don’t have to worry about the back pain or stiff neck.  

This coworking space is all about building a community of digital nomads, so you will have excellent networking opportunities. NomadGao often hosts events aimed at bringing Goa’s coworking community together and helping local startups.         

You will always have a company for coffee and tea, since everyone is nice and friendly, including the staff. The in-house café also serves amazing food, and you can have lunch in the lounge area outside, or inside on a comfy couch and beanbags.     

Ignite EDC Innovation Hub

Image source: Ignite EDC Innovation Hub Facebook

Ignite EDC Innovation Hub is a big enough space to fit almost 100 people and is completely equipped with private offices, conference rooms, and individual workstations. Ergonomic chairs are everywhere, but if you need a standing desk, you will find them only in the dining area.

Space is more dedicated to collaborative work and building startups, so it can be a little bit loud when teams gather to discuss a project. Ignite EDC Innovation Hub often organizes workshops and events for the local community, so you can meet a lot of interesting people and maybe start new collaborations. Thankfully, phone booths and Skype rooms are isolated, so you can make calls without any interruptions or surrounding noises.  

The staff is friendly and will gladly show you around when you come here for the first time. Coffee and tea are free of charge, although you will have to pay for snacks in the kitchen, or you can bring your food and keep it in the refrigerator until lunch.

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