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 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 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.

Other coworking spaces in Goa:

Best (and Worst) Coworking Spaces in Boracay

5 great coworking spaces in Boracay (and one to skip)

Located in the Philippines, Boracay is a small island full of resorts, hotels, restaurants, and cafés. Although there is still a long way to go to make this place ideal for expats and digital nomads, this island is taking small and sure steps in that direction. Boracay is usually a weekend stop for digital nomads who stay in Manila, offering a peaceful beach setting and magnificent views of the sea. Take a look at this travel vlog to get ideas for what to do and see in Boracay:     

Those who use the island as their work base have to accept that the internet is slow and not meant for major uploads and downloads. On the plus side, since foreigners love to visit Boracay, you won’t have a problem communicating with the locals since they know sufficient English. While you won’t find a real coworking space here, coffee shops and eateries are adequate to replace them. Here are some of them you can work from, and one that you should skip.

The Lazy Dog Bed & Breakfast is the nicest place to cowork in Boracay

Image source: The Lazy Dog Bed & Breakfast Facebook

The Lazy Dog Bed & Breakfast is located close to the Bulabog Beach in the Balabag district. This is not an ideal coworking space, but you will find everything you need here to have a productive day. 

The Wi-Fi is better than in some coffee shops but still not even close to the speeds you can find in Manila. If you don’t have to send huge files or download anything big, you can do just fine with the internet here. In-house Whiskey’s Café is perfect for working in peace in the shade of the palm trees and drinking freshly squeezed juice. The chairs are far from ergonomic, but comfortable to sit on for a while. To change position, you can use low walls as standing desks or sit down on the cushions and work at the coffee table.

We love that this hostel is true to its name, and dogs and cats are all around, sleeping or stopping by for pets. If you want to go for a walk or swim, you can leave your things in the lockers and not worry about them. In the evenings, guests from all over the world gather at the café and mingle, which is a great opportunity for networking.       

Basics
Pricing estimates Moderate
High-Speed Internet No
Open Hours
  • Monday–Friday: 7 am–10 pm
  • Saturday: 7 am–10 pm
  • Sunday: 7 am–10 pm
Workspace
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk Yes
Phone No
Coliving Yes

 Little Wave is our least favorite place to cowork in Boracay

Image source: Little Wave Facebook

Little Wave is a small coffee shop in the Manoc-Manoc district, close to the main road on the island. It’s located in a cluster of many eateries and cafés, so you don’t have to go far to find a more comfortable place for work. Chairs are on the top of our list of the most uncomfortable, made from some sort of metal and without upholstery.

During our stay, the Wi-Fi was unreliable and disappeared from the list of available networks several times. This was a miscalculation on our part since we came here during the lunch hour, and too many people were connected. 

We gave up working after a while and decided to enjoy the food with many vegetarian options. The salted egg coffee is their signature beverage and something we recommend you try when in Little Wave. The staff was friendly and stopped by our table a few times to make sure everything was in order with our food.

Basics
Pricing estimates Moderate
High-Speed Internet No
Open Hours
  • Monday–Friday: 8 am–10:30 pm
  • Saturday: 8 am–10:30 pm
  • Sunday: 8 am–10:30 pm
Workspace
Comfortable Chairs No
Standing Desk No
Phone No
Coliving No

Five places to cowork in Boracay’s Balabag district we also enjoyed

No matter if you are having coffee, cake or beer while you work, the following places are good enough to get the work done:

  1. Starbucks
  2. Titos
  3. Tom N Toms
  4. Sea Breeze
  5. Coco Cafe

Starbucks

Image source: Starbucks Facebook

Starbucks is located in a three-story building, with the roof being the best part if you want to work while looking at the beach below. This is a familiar place with decent coffee and reliable but still slow Wi-Fi.

If you are lucky to come here when it’s not crowded, you can take the comfortable seats by the wall. Otherwise, you will have to either make do with wooden chairs or use your travel stand desk as we did. The staff speaks several languages, so you won’t have problems communicating with them. Too bad the internet connection is less than perfect, or we would come here to work every day.        

Titos

Image source: Titos Facebook

Titos is the best place to try Filipino dishes and have lunch on the roof with a wonderful view of palms and the beach. The Wi-Fi will not falter even when the place is crowded, so you will have no problem working here until your food arrives. 

We don’t recommend staying here for long since the colorful chairs are far from comfortable, and our backs weren’t that happy after an hour of sitting. If you plan to come here, note that Titos opens at noon, and you will hardly find it without guests. If you want to concentrate on work, it’s best to find another place and come here only for the local cuisine.    

Tom N Toms Coffee in Balabag

Image source: Tom N Toms Coffee Facebook

Tom N Toms Coffee is a Starbucks doppelganger — all with comfortable chairs and a great choice of coffees. 

The Wi-Fi here is unreliable. Some days it works well, and you can finish your tasks without too much fuss, and others, it will be annoyingly slow and useless. The good thing is that Tom N Toms is not a loud place, and you can work without distractions from other patrons. The big plus is that they’re open 24/7, so you can come here and work anytime you want (if the internet is operational).

The Sea Breeze Café in Balabag

Image source: Sea Breeze website

Sea Breeze is part of the Henann Regency Resort & Spa on the Beachfront. This is a big space full of comfortable chairs and serving buffets for reasonable prices.

It is a good place to come for breakfast and start on the morning tasks since it’s quiet. The internet was fine, but nothing to write home about, like everywhere else in Boracay. Avoid coming here to work in the afternoons since that is family time, and you will hardly be able to work from all the noise.

Coco Cafe in Balabag

Image source: Coco Café Facebook

Coco Cafe is one of the few air-conditioned coffee shops on the island, so working there was especially nice.

The tables aren’t too close to each other, so you can have privacy, and no one can take a peek at your computer. We had some trouble connecting to the Wi-Fi, but once we did, it worked fine. We suggest you try their mango smoothie. It will help you start the day energized and ready to give your 100% at work.

Here are other places to cowork in Boracay:

Best (and Worst) Coworking Spaces in Shanghai

15 terrific (and one bad) coworking spaces in Shanghai

Shanghai, also known as the New York of Asia, is the biggest city in China. Digital nomads love to start their exploration of China in Shanghai because of its colonial history and international culture. A popular expat destination, Shanghai is a cosmopolitan city where almost everyone speaks English. March to May is the best period to be a digital nomad here since the weather is pleasant compared to the cold winters and rainy summers. If it’s your first time in Shanghai, take a look at this travel vlog:         

With over 100 coworking spaces in Shanghai, you will have no trouble finding the one that suits your needs. Here are our suggestions of spaces to try and to avoid.

Agora Space is our favorite place to cowork in Shanghai

Image source: Agora Space Facebook

Agora Space is located in the Xuhui District, 15 minutes from Hongqiao, one of the four major stations in Shanghai.

We love that instead of open space, Agora Space has several rooms with 10–20 desks and private offices on three floors. The underground area used to be a bomb shelter, and now it’s full of gorgeous paintings, bean bags, and ergonomic furniture. Agora Space also offers a daycare area for children and an outdoor terrace perfect for brainstorming and lunch. 

All their routers have built-in VPN, so the Internet is fast and works without a glitch. The space also has rooms for monthly rent, with prices depending on whether you want a private bathroom and a kitchen.    

Basics
Pricing
  • CNY 1,160 per month
High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday – Friday: 24 hours
  • Saturday: 24 hours
  • Sunday: 24 hours
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk Yes
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks Yes
Conference Rooms Yes
Private Offices Yes
Phone booths Yes
Coliving Yes

 

Linckia is our least favorite place to cowork in Shanghai

Image source: Linckia Website

Linckia is in the Yangpu District, a Shanghai area full of universities and residential buildings. There are a lot of eateries around, while the Tiantian Changba Tea Garden is barely 20 minutes away. 

While this coworking space has private offices and conference rooms, it lacks some basic things like ergonomic chairs. It can get crowded surprisingly fast, as students from the local universities come here to study, so make sure to bring your earphones. Linckia may not be a great place for individual work, but it’s a big space perfect for events and presentations. A Skype room and phone booths give it extra points, but not enough to spend all your working hours there.

Basics
Pricing
  • CNY 1,000 per month
High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday – Friday: 9 am – 11:30 pm
  • Saturday: 9 am – 9 pm
  • Sunday: 9 am – 9 pm
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs No
Standing Desk No
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks Yes
Conference Rooms Yes
Private Offices Yes
Phone booths Yes
Coliving No

Five coworking spaces in Shanghai we also love

If you are in Shanghai, make sure to check these coworking spaces:

  1.  XNODE
  2. WeWork
  3. MIXPACE Wonderwall
  4. KrSpace
  5. Arcc Offices

XNODE 

Image source: XNODE Website

XNODE is in the Jing’An District, one of the central districts in Shanghai. 

If you are looking to make friends in the startup community, XNODE is the right place. This coworking space gathers people, innovators, and startups in one place and helps them team up on projects. Lots of natural light and café on-site will help you stay awake and focused on your work. Conference rooms and private offices are also available, and dedicated desks are wide enough to offer privacy in large spaces. Pay attention to events if you are looking for new business opportunities.      

WeWork 

Image source: WeWork Website

WeWork is located in the Huangpu District and has coworking spaces all over Shanghai. 

Being in the city’s central districts attracts a lot of foreigners, which is what makes WeWork an ideal place for networking. Besides offering private offices and dedicated desks, this space also has hot desks in the nooks. Although ergonomic chairs are scarce. Luckily, if you bring your travel stand desk, you can work standing up. This coworking space has a ping pong table, and the lounge area is perfect to have free beer or coffee.      

MIXPACE Wonderwall 

Image Source: Mixpace Wonderwall Website

MIXPACE Wonderwall is on the West Nanjing Road in the Wonderwall, a historical building in Shanghai. Metro lines 2, 12, and 13 stop near Wonderwall.

The first thing you notice in this coworking space is the modern design full of wood. This space has several perks, including standing desks, a nursing room, and a shower room. With CNY 2,700 for a desk per month, this is among pricier coworking spaces in Shanghai, but the quiet and comfortable atmosphere is worth it. MIXPACE is pet-friendly, so you can bring your furry friend with you to keep you company.  

KrSpace 

Image source: KrSpace website

KrSpace is located in the quiet Changning District, close to metro lines 2, 3, and 4.  

With bike storage and 24/7 access, KrSpace is popular among digital nomads and locals. The staff will welcome you with complimentary coffee and tea, and you can buy snacks at the café. Private offices are equipped with ergonomic chairs, while hot desks have regular ones that are a bit uncomfortable. Projectors are available in conference rooms and upon request for the common area during events and workshops.

Arcc Offices

Image source: Arcc Offices Website

Arcc Offices occupies the 12th floor of the Platinum Tower in Shanghai’s Xintiandi District. It is a couple of minutes away from the Huangpi South metro station, and it has a great view over the Taipingqiao Park and the lake. 

The staff is friendly, and the lounge area is perfect to meet new people. This space offers dedicated server space with data security protocols in place, for a fee. If you want to impress your clients or partners, Arcc Offices’ modern design will certainly win you a few points.      

Here are other coworking spaces in Shanghai: