Best (and Worst) Coworking Spaces in Lima

5 impressive (and one disappointing) coworking spaces in Lima

Lima is the capital of Peru located on the Pacific coast and surrounded by the desert. It is one of the biggest cities in South America, with springtime temperatures in the summer and misty winters. If it’s your first time here, this vlog offers useful pointers to get by in Lima:

Expats and digital nomads in Lima usually make a base in Miraflores, one of the safest neighborhoods in South America. Cafés and coworking spaces there have the fastest, stable internet in Lima. Although the coworking community is still growing, the city offers sufficient and comfortable spaces for remote work. Check out our top choices!

Residencia Coworking is our favorite place to cowork in Lima

Image source: Residencia Coworking Facebook

Residencia Coworking is in the Leuro sub-district of Miraflores, not far from the beach. You can come here on a rented bike or an electric scooter since there are free parking spots for your ride.

If you like a more laid back vibe and less corporate feel, this is the right coworking space for you. The rooms are spacious and full of natural light, with bean bags on the floor and ergonomic chairs at the desks. A small cafeteria serves free coffee and filtered water, and we suggest trying fresh juice squeezed on the spot.

We loved that the space remained quiet even when most of the seats were occupied. A large outdoor area is also equipped for work, but people mostly go there to chat and hang out. Although we learned some basic Spanish before arriving in Lima, we didn’t need any. Everyone at Residencia Coworking speaks English and will gladly give pointers about the best cafés and eateries. If you are tired of sitting, store your things in the personal locker and use their slide on the roof. It’s fun and will get your spirits up in a matter of seconds.

Basics
Pricing
  • PEN50 per day
  • PEN210 per week
  • PEN750 per month
High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday – Friday: 7 am – 11 pm
  • Saturday: 8 am – 2 pm
  • Sunday: Closed
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk No
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks Yes
Conference Rooms Yes
Private Offices Yes
Phone booths No
Coliving No

Zona de Mejora is our least favorite place to cowork in Lima

Image source: Zona de Mejora Facebook

Zona de Mejora is located in the Pueblo Libre district, ten minutes away from the closest bus stop. Rooms are small and can’t fit more than a dozen people without turning noisy and crowded.

This coworking space has potential but lacks a better organization of seats and ergonomic furniture. It seemed more like someone’s home than a coworking office, making it a little bit awkward to work in. It’s a good thing we never leave home without our travel stand desk, so the lack of ergonomic chairs didn’t bother us much.

Zona de Mejora is not without charm. If you need a place to work with a team, Zona is decent enough to serve as your office. It has private offices, a meeting room, and a small auditorium. There’s also an outdoor area in front of the coworking space. It’s not as private as we would like, but comfortable enough to have a cup of coffee and chat with other coworkers.

Basics
Pricing
  • $13 per day
  • $53 per week
  • $183 per month
High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday – Friday: 9 am – 7 pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs No
Standing Desk No
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks Yes
Conference Rooms Yes
Private Offices Yes
Phone booths No
Coliving No

Four coworking spaces in Lima we also love

Lima is blossoming with coworking spaces, and here are the ones that stand out:

  1. Co-Labora Coworking
  2. Work Point Peru
  3. Liberal Coworking
  4. Worx Coworking & Offices

Co-Labora Coworking in Miraflores

Image source: Co-Labora Coworking Website

Co-Labora Coworking is located on the outskirts of Miraflores district, just 15 minutes away from the metro station.

We came to this coworking space for a meeting and liked it so much we stayed to work. Instead of having a meeting in the conference room, we had it on the bean bags in the lounge area. Every desk has an ergonomic chair and enough power outlets to charge several devices at the same time. If you get hungry, there is a cozy café within the Co-Labora serving healthy food and excellent coffee. At the end of every month, this coworking space hosts a party where coworkers can meet and exchange ideas.

Work Point Peru in Santa Catalina

Image source: Work Point Peru Facebook

Work Point Peru in Santa Catalina is a spacious coworking space close to several bus stops and 25 minutes from the metro station.

This coworking space has a lot of options for both individuals and startups. The outdoor terrace is also available to members, and you will often see people working there under the parasols. Not all chairs are comfortable, and if you can’t get an ergonomic one, opt for a bean bag. It’s a better sitting arrangement than plastic chairs at some hot desks. Karaoke, board games, and foosball are a nice way to break the ice and meet other coworkers. Another great opportunity for networking is coming to Work Point’s Friday parties serving beer and food.

Liberal Coworking in Miraflores

Image source: Liberal Coworking Facebook

Liberal Coworking is located in a bustling part of the Miraflores district full of bars and restaurants.

This coworking space paid special attention to details and made a creative environment with positive messages and artful pictures on the walls. The best seats are in the offices overlooking the Kennedy Park on the second and third floors. They are also the most popular, and you need to book them well in advance. It’s a shame that ergonomic chairs are not available in all rooms, although we liked that the space has so many sofas. Desks don’t have a storage area or a drawer, so ask for a personal locker to put away the things you don’t need. Aside from free coffee, you can have detox water infused with fresh fruit and cookies available in the kitchen.

Worx Coworking & Offices in Miraflores

Image source: Worx Coworking & Offices Facebook

Worx Coworking & Offices is another well-equipped coworking space in Miraflores, a minute away from the closest bus stop.

The moment you enter into this coworking space, you notice its contemporary design and lots of natural light. The lower floor is for the reception, lounge area, and hot desks. Private offices and conference rooms are on the upper floor, equipped with big TVs and ergonomic chairs. This is a great coworking space to impress clients and potential partners. Worx is a big space, and you will have to be more straightforward to meet other coworkers. This doesn’t come easy if you are uncomfortable approaching strangers out of the blue. Another downside is that it keeps short opening hours and is closed on weekends. This coworking space does offer 24/7 access, but it’s reserved for members with pricier plans.

These coworking spaces in Lima are also great:

Best (and Worst) Coworking Spaces in Guadeloupe

13 awesome (and one useless) coworking spaces in Guadeloupe

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Guadeloupe is a cluster of islands in the French Caribbean, relatively new on the digital nomad scene. This tropical paradise is far from being the best place for a digital nomad, but you can still get the job done with a little effort. Since Guadeloupe belongs to France, you will require a visa to stay and work on the islands the same as you would in the EU. If you are getting ready for your first Guadeloupe adventure, here is a travel vlog to help you out:

You won’t find many coworking spaces in Guadeloupe, and sometimes you will be better off working from your apartment or a hotel room. While Wi-Fi has replaced Internet cafés, Guadeloupe is still having trouble offering quality internet everywhere. Some places (cafés, restaurants, and bars) have free Wi-Fi, but the connection outside coworking spaces is often slow and flaky. Take a look at our suggestions of coworking spaces and cafés you can work from in Guadeloupe.

Le Spot Coworking is the most comfortable place to cowork in Guadeloupe

Image source: Le Spot Coworking website

Le Spot Coworking is the only coworking space in Guadeloupe that has all you need to work comfortably. Located in the popular Baie Mahault zone, this place is full of digital nomads from around the world. The staff is welcoming and will do anything they can to give you everything you need.

We loved the interior design of Le Spot. This is not a big space, but it’s well organized into separate areas, making it look larger. Workstations give you plenty of room to work comfortably even when someone is sitting beside you. Ergonomic chairs and desks are back-savers when you have to put in long hours over your computer.

A soundproof room upstairs has a ring light and is in high demand among the podcast crowd. If you want to stretch your legs or chill in the lounge corner on the upper floor, you can use personal lockers to store your belongings. Le Spot also has a library, so you can borrow something to read during your break. Coffee is free, and you can drink as much as you want since they make several fresh batches during the day. If you want to network, Le Spot organizes events and occasionally hosts TEDx.

Basics
Pricing
  • €25 per day
  • €80 per week
  • €290 per month
High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday–Friday: 9:30 am–6:30 pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk Yes
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks Yes
Conference Rooms No
Private Offices No
Phone booths No
Coliving No

Talent Hub is our least favorite place to cowork in Guadeloupe

Image source: Talent Hub Facebook

Talent Hub is a small coworking space in the Saint Claude commune you can skip when in Guadeloupe. We were invited to meet with some digital nomads here, and we were also hoping to get some work done afterward. That didn’t go as we planned since Talent Hub is great for teams but lousy for individual work.

The coworking space consists of only one room, with a large desk serving as a conference table when needed and a cozy kitchen. Foosball is installed in the corner of the same room, so when someone is playing, the space turns loud and annoying. One standing desk and a cozy couch are the best parts of Talent Hub when it comes to amenities. People and the staff are also great, and you will feel accepted the moment you walk through the door.

Basics
Pricing
  • €18 per day
  • €250 per month
High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday–Friday: 9 am–5 pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs No
Standing Desk Yes
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks No
Conference Rooms No
Private Offices No
Phone booths No
Coliving No

Six spots to cowork in Guadeloupe we also liked

Although Guadeloupe is just starting to figure out the coworking scene, it also has wonderful cafés and restaurants with reliable Wi-Fi. Here is one coworking space and other places fine enough to work from:

  1. Le FORT CoWorking Social Hub
  2. Gelato & Cappuccino Maître Glacier Italien
  3. Café de France
  4. Le Thé Penseur
  5. Désirs du Palais
  6. Cafè des Arts

Le FORT CoWorking Social Hub in Basse Terre

Image source: Le FORT CoWorking Social Hub Facebook

Le FORT CoWorking Social Hub is a coworking space that appears as though it’s part of a wine cellar. The décor is full of wood and exposed brick, with barrels serving as standing desks, giving this space a familiar coziness.

This space has lots of natural light and expands to a large terrace where you can also work or enjoy a free cup of coffee. Chairs are wooden and hard, so after a couple of hours, you will get stiff and sore. We dealt with this by installing our travel stand desk in the other room and were able to get a lot of work done on our feet. Le FORT is far from perfect, and it will take a while until it’s fully transformed into a coworking space. For now, coffee and company are worth coming here and working for a few hours.

Gelato & Cappuccino Maître Glacier Italien in Sainte Anne

Image source: Gelato & Cappuccino Maître Glacier Italien Facebook

Gelato & Cappuccino Maître Glacier Italien is both a café and an ice-cream shop with decent Wi-Fi to kill a couple of hours. We loved coming here for after-dinner gelato, to finish some minor work. The place is small, with simple wooden furnishing, so we don’t recommend using this spot as your coworking base. It can also get noisy since families with kids frequent this place, so focusing on work may be a challenge.

Café de France in Baie Mahault

Image source: Café de France website

Café de France is an eatery where we encountered a lot of digital nomads. Tables and chairs are great to spend an afternoon working, although they are far from ideal. If you don’t have anywhere else to work, Café de France has tall tables that can serve as standing desks. To get some privacy and avoid crowds, you can use the seating area behind the half walls. Our advice is to try their freshly squeezed juice — it will give you energy for those demanding tasks you need to do.

Le Thé Penseur in Baie Mahault

Image source: Le Thé Penseur Facebook

Le Thé Penseur is a charming tea shop with comfortable couches and cushioned chairs. We liked coming here in the morning to have breakfast and check our emails before starting any serious work elsewhere. This is a perfect spot to work and have a healthy lunch, although afternoons are the busiest here, so it can get crowded. The good news is that lots of foreigners come here, so it’s a good opportunity for networking.

Désirs du Palais in Sainte Anne

Image source: Désirs du Palais Facebook

Désirs du Palais is probably the best pastry and ice-cream shop in Guadeloupe. This was our favorite spot to work on tough tasks since it’s bursting with positive vibes. We didn’t have any problems with the Wi-Fi and even used this place for more demanding tasks. Chair and tables weren’t comfortable enough to stay long, but excellent cakes will make you forget that for a moment.

Cafè des Arts in La Pointe À Pitre

Image source: Cafè des Arts Facebook

Cafè des Arts is a Caribbean restaurant with excellent food and internet for both meetings and individual work. Outdoor space is full of plants and overlooking the marina, making this place perfect for those in the creative industry. The chairs and tables are comfortable enough for working, although the internet could be better. You should avoid coming to work here in the evenings since they often have live music, and it’s hard to find a table even just to eat.

Here are other cafés and restaurants to cowork in Guadeloupe:

Best (and Worst) Coworking Spaces in Taipei

Coworking spaces in Taipei you’ll love (and one you’ll hate)

Taipei is a unique metropolis where cultural heritage and urban infrastructure coexist in peace. Impressive old temples and buzzing night markets stand shoulder to shoulder with state-of-the-art buildings. The tall Taipei 101 overlooks them all. This bamboo-shaped skyscraper is the perfect symbol of the city. You can explore it all using their popular Youbike rental system. If this is your first time visiting Taipei, check out this travel vlog:

Luckily for all of you who’d like to experience this first-hand, Taipei is warming up to digital nomads. There are now coworking spaces all over the city. Here are some of them.

FutureWard is our favorite place to cowork in Taipei

 

Image source: FutureWard Facebook

FutureWard is a coworking space in the central area of Taipei, or more precisely, in the Songshan District. It is five minutes away from Nanjing Fuxing MRT station. You can easily hop on the metro to explore the city. This coworking space is nestled inside a huge basement. Before you sound the alarm, take a look at the picture above. The space is bright and luminous thanks to the skylight. Their ventilation system is flawless, and the air is always fresh.

The friendly staff will make you feel at home. You can choose from a variety of office and desk options where free snacks and coffee will await you. Feel free to bring Fido with you as furry companions are welcome here. If you want to loosen up and mingle after hours at a desk, there are foosball and ping pong tables available. Their laid-back community gathers for various events there too and community drinks. Fun fact: they even hosted TED talks!

Basics
Pricing
  • TWD 500 per day
  • TWD 5,000 per month
High-Speed Internet Yes
Open Hours
  • Monday – Friday: 9:30 am – 8:30 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

Workis is our least favorite place to cowork in Taipei

Image source: Workis

Workis is a small, intimate working space located in the Da’an District of Taipei. This part of the city is its educational core and home to National Taiwan University. Workis happened when a freelance designer decided to make his studio into a coworking space.

We can’t say that this place is bad. It is a warm, hospitable venue that nurtures a close-knit community. As an effort of a single man, Workis is a great space for creatives to work together and exchange ideas. It’s just that there is a great number of coworking spaces in Taipei which are better organized. The Wi-Fi is not as reliable as in some bigger venues. Because of its laid-back atmosphere, the desks can get a bit messy and cluttered. The chairs are not exactly back-friendly. You can solve this issue by attaching a travel stand desk to the surface. Work standing up and store your stuff beneath. If you are a social and creative soul, we still recommend it. They even have a cat!

Basics
Pricing
  • $300 per day
  • $5,000 per month
High-Speed Internet No
Open Hours
  • Monday – Friday: 9:30 am – 19 pm
  • Saturday: closed
  • Sunday: closed
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs No
Standing Desk No
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks Yes
Conference Rooms Yes
Private Offices Yes
Phone booths No
Coliving No

4 coworking spaces in Taipei we also love

Here are more Taipei coworking spaces to check out:

  1. The Hive
  2. Connect
  3. ImpactHub
  4. Kafnu

The Hive in Zhongzheng District

Image source: The Hive (Taipei) Facebook

The Hive is placed in a beautiful centenary building in the center of the city. It’s within walking distance of Taipei main station and minutes away from two metro stations. An excellent location in the heart of Taipei. The Hive has coworking spaces all across the Asia-Pacific region. It enjoys a great reputation among digital nomads and other remote workers.

This coworking hub has a great mix of locals and non-locals in their community. The social events there are a blast — check out their Halloween party photos. Trendy, vast spaces attract everyone who needs to get some work done. All of their offices are fully equipped, from printers to microphones, and they even have a handy community app. The Hive is also praised for being environmentally conscious. Different cans for separating recyclable materials and reusable coffee cups are some examples.

Connect in Da’an District

Image source: Connect

Another gem in Da’an District, Connect coworking space lives up to its name. It sits just outside the exit of an MRT station. Indeed a well-connected location! If you’re coming by car, there are several parking lots in the area. You won’t have to worry about finding a spot for your car.

This place also connects people of different professions and ethnicities. They come together in a vast open area or seek privacy in one of several smaller offices. A stylish meeting room is available, as well as a library and personal lockers. Bright, airy spaces with lots of seating options will help make your work more enjoyable. The venue also hosts different networking events for professionals in various fields. If you’ve come to Taipei to connect, this is the right place!

Impact Hub in Da’an District

Image source: Impact Hub

Impact Hub is an inspiring space in Da’an District, accessible both by bus and metro. The Technology Building Station is right next to it. It’s a nice, quiet neighborhood, perfect for work.

Furnished in pale yellow wooden desks, the space is reminiscent of neat classrooms. Don’t be surprised if you encounter many university students hard at work here as this is the Taipei University area. The space in the picture might look a bit dark, but don’t worry — they have adjustable lighting. There’s even a room called The Art Corner, which serves as an experimental gallery. They exhibit art by students and Hubbers, established and new artists. If you’re a designer or any kind of a young digital nomad, you’ll like this place. Startups also love meeting at Impact Hub. With friendly and bilingual staff, you’ll feel at ease here.

Kafnu in Songshan District

Image source: Kafnu

Kafnu is not an ordinary coworking space. It is a whole urban village where all of your needs will be met. Its central location makes it easily accessible, and it’s even close to the airport. This is good to know as Kafnu also offers accommodation in the form of private rooms and capsules.

They pride themselves on catering to all aspects of your life. From shared workspaces and rooms for rest to fitness studios and green rooms, they have plenty to offer. Photographers will love this place as it features professional studios and lighting equipment. You can even pass the time playing board games while waiting for that important email. They serve all kinds of coffee and snacks. At the on-premise restaurant, you’ll be blinded by all your options. There are even a whole Paleo menu and a spectrum of vegetarian dishes. The design of their spaces is clean and contemporary, almost futuristic. Kafnu takes coworking to another level!

Honorable mentions

If you want to explore beyond this list, check out these coworking spaces:

Best (and Worst) Coworking Spaces in Osaka

7 best (and worst) coworking spaces in Osaka

Osaka is becoming increasingly popular among digital nomads. It’s no wonder since it is a megahub of tech startups and fresh entrepreneurship. For those who love Japan but find Tokyo overwhelming, Osaka is a great alternative for work and travel. If you’re visiting this cosmopolitan city for the first time, you may take a look at this video:

Osaka is a true coworking hotspot, with over 30 places for working travelers. Here are some we singled out to help you narrow down your choices.

Osakan Space is our favorite place to cowork in Osaka

Image source: Osakan Space Facebook

Located in the heart of Osaka’s business district, Osakan Space is the most welcoming shared space for international professionals. You’ll be in the city center, just minutes away from the central Honmachi station. There are various restaurants around it and even a Starbucks nearby for those of you who prefer the tried and tested over local and new.

Osakan Space has a Coworker Member Choice Award under its belt and rightly so. Whatever your style of coworking, they can accommodate your needs. If you like to chit chat and network, you’ll love their vast open space area. For those who prefer peace and quiet, there is a large concentration room with no talking. If you want to get super comfy, check out their snug sofa room. If you have a travel stand desk and get tired of all the sitting around, attach it to any surface in any of the rooms to work standing up.

The best thing about this place is the warm and friendly atmosphere. The spaces are luminous and pleasant. They even host different social events there. You’ll be surrounded by various professionals from around the globe willing to help and co-learn. With many different skill sets in the mix, you may even find a new business partner or prospect.

Basics
Pricing
  • 2,000 yen per day
  • 12,000 yen per two weeks
  • 15,000 per month
High-Speed Internet Yes
Open Hours
  • Monday – Friday: 10am – 6pm
  • Saturday: closed
  • Sunday: closed
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk No
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks No
Conference Rooms Yes
Private Offices Yes
Phone booths Yes
Coliving No

Line-up is our least favorite space to cowork in Osaka

Image source: Line-Up Facebook

The Japanese are known for their perfectionism, and a great metropolitan city like Osaka is another proof of that. This holds true for their coworking scene as well. We had to be nit-picky when choosing our least favorite Osaka coworking space.

Line-up is a decent open-concept coworking space in Nishi Ward. It’s on the first floor of a modern building near the Dotonbori river. The place is fresh and hip, great for young creative people who wish to exchange ideas over coffee. The problem lies in the fact that Line-up often hosts various events. Since it is one large open area, this is unfortunate because you cannot work there during these events. If you still decide to give it a go, better check their Facebook page to see if there’s anything scheduled for the day.

Basics
Pricing 500 yen per day
High-Speed Internet Yes
Open Hours
  • Monday – Friday: 10am – 7pm
  • Saturday: closed
  • Sunday: closed
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk Yes
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks No
Conference Rooms No
Private Offices No
Phone booths No
Coliving Yes

4 coworking spaces in Osaka we also like

Narrowing our choices down wasn’t easy. But here are the rest of the best:

  1. Common Room Nakatsu in Kita
  2. Inseed in Chuo
  3. D-SPOT-COM Nagahori in Chuo
  4. Juso Coworking in Yodogawa

Common Room Nakatsu in Kita

Source image: Common Room Nakatsu Facebook

Common Room Nakatsu is in the north of the business district, in a modern building where it spans over several floors. It is near a subway station, so it is well connected with the rest of the city. In its vicinity, you can find various shops, parks, and amazing food places.

It’s open 24/7, and across its several floors, you can find everything you may need. Apart from all the usual stuff (and it offers ALL the usual stuff), Nakatsu also features such things as a soda fountain and a library. It may be the most peaceful place to work in Osaka, with its traditional Japanese elements. Once you enter, you get to slip into their indoor slippers and sip fresh herbal tea. There is even a tatami room where you can relax and meditate (or work, while also trying to meditate). You get a full, immersive experience of the traditional Japanese culture while working stress-free.

Inseed in Chuo

Image source: Inseed

Inseed is yet another coworking gem in the heart of Osaka. Its location is perfect as it’s close to the metro station, and you can easily move around from there. As opposed to our previous pick, this place is more modern and slick. The great look comes with a greater price, so be sure to check your budget before venturing here.

This place is fully equipped to accommodate its guests. There are a number of spaces for various purposes. Among these, you can find anything, from individual workstations and two-person booths to a large conference room with a smart projector. There are even a kitchen and a relaxation area. This place is clearly focused on providing the best service to its international guests. That’s why the staff speaks English perfectly, but they also speak Mandarin.

D-SPOT-COM Nagahori in Chuo

Image source: D-SPOT-COM Facebook

D-SPOT-COM is a cozy coworking spot downtown. It’s close to Nagahoribashi station, so it’s easy to access from any part of the city. Its rooms cover two floors. There are large open area spaces, as well as small meeting rooms and a chill zone. At 1,000 yen a day, it is also pretty affordable for such a great location.

This coworking space is filled with all the necessities, such as scanners, printers, and comfy chairs. If you carry a lot of stuff around, this may be the perfect place for you as it features personal lockers. You can safely put away anything you may not need instead of cluttering your workspace. With soft jazz playing in the background and a great deal of natural light, you will thoroughly enjoy your time here. Another important thing to mention is that receptionists’ English is pretty good.

Juso Coworking in Yodogawa

Image source: Juso Coworking

Juso Coworking is on the other side of the river, in Osaka’s popular shopping and dining area. There are many casual restaurants in the area, as well as a huge indoor shopping mall. If you’re traveling with kids, this is a perfect place to keep you both occupied because it is family-friendly.

While you work hard in one of Juso’s Pinterest-worthy rooms, your kids can enjoy the playground area. If that is not enough to keep your children at bay, don’t worry. Juso Coworking collaborates with a local childcare center. You can drop them off there and work away knowing they’re in good hands. There are different space options here too. You may sit in the main open area, a quiet concentration room, or even a private booth.

Honorable mentions

As we have said, there are plenty of cool spaces to work in Osaka. It would be a shame not to mention at least some of those that didn’t make it to this list. Here are more Osaka coworking spaces for you to explore:

Best (and Worst) Coworking Spaces in Sayulita

Your go-to guide for the best (and worst) coworking spaces in Sayulita, Mexico

Sayulita, Mexico, is a true hidden gem of Latin America. Not many people are aware of its natural beauty, the turquoise blue sea, and unspoiled landscapes. But some are starting to take notice and are exploring ways to make the most of their time spent there.

No group of people is as diligent at finding exciting places to visit as digital nomads, and they deem that Sayulita will be the next big thing on the coworking map. Let’s see what this spot has to offer in terms of coworking spaces at this moment.

The only dedicated coworking space in this small coastal town is Sayulita CoWork!

Source: Sayulita CoWork

Sayulita CoWork is the first and, so far, the only dedicated coworking space in “Sayu”, as the locals endearingly call this charming coastal town. Another entry on the “Sayolita’s first and only” list is the fiber line internet supported by a battery backup that is available at CoWork. If you are looking for a steady W-Fi connection that will help you get your work done promptly and survive any power outages characteristic of this seaside town, this is the place for you.

The Sayulita CoWork offices are air-conditioned, so you won’t have to worry about coming early and snatching a seat closest to one of the fans. You will be able to work at comfortable room temperatures and forget all about getting your sweaty fingers stuck to the keyboard.

This coworking space is located at the very center of the town, making it close-by to all the best bars, restaurants, and pubs for when you want to take a lunch break or have an after-hours drink. The place is also within walking distance of the beach. In fact, it is only three blocks away, so even if you are a first-time traveler, you won’t have any problems finding your way to Sayulita CoWork!

You have shared hot desks and dedicated desks at your disposal there, as well as a private phone booth. Glass cubicles separate the desks to ensure everybody has their own privacy even in a shared space. At present, Sayulita CoWork doesn’t offer private offices, conference rooms, or event rooms.

If you become a monthly subscriber or a permanent guest, you will be granted a Smart-Entry system, which allows you to use the premises 24/7. The need for that kind of subscription will undoubtedly depend on your personal needs.

If you are a local or planning to move to or live in Sayulita for an extended period, take that option into consideration. If you are visiting this town for a couple of days or weeks, it may be more affordable for you to go for daily or weekly packages. That will also give you the freedom to explore some of the other places that made it on our list.

Sayulita CoWork is not without its flaws. This space doesn’t host any events or meetups for its members, so unless you start chatting with another coworker yourself, you won’t have other options for expanding your network here. The cubicles also offer protection only from view but not sound. You will always be able to hear what is happening in the neighboring cubes. This is not only distracting but also questions the purpose of the cubicles themselves.

Basics
Pricing
  • Per day: MXN 250 (hot desk)
  • Per week: MXN 1,250 (hot desk)
  • Per month: MXN 2,500 (hot desk)
  • Per day: MXN 400 (dedicated desk)
  • Per week: MXN 1,850 (dedicated desk)
  • Per month: MXN 3,500 (dedicated desk)
  • Per month: MXN 4,000 (dedicated desk — private single cube)
High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday — Friday: 10 am – 5 pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed
  • 24-hour member access
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk No
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks Yes
Conference Rooms No
Private Offices No
Conference room / Event rooms No
Phone booths / Skype rooms Yes
Coliving No

Yah-Yah Cafe & Bagels has the most delicious coffee in Sayulita to quench your caffeine thirst!

Source: Yah-Yah Cafe & Bagels

Yah-Yah Cafe & Bagels is one of the most beloved coffee shops in Sayulita. It is situated in the very heart of town, so it is easily accessible to every resident or traveler. What makes this place excellent for coworking is that it has free Wi-Fi, which has proven reliable time and time again. There is a quiet indoor area as well as a peaceful outdoor terrace. The traffic is never heavy in Sayulita as everything is within walking distance, so you can choose to work from the terrace at any time without distractions.

If your tasks tend to work up your appetite, you’ll be pleased you have chosen to work from this charming cafe. They have a selection of home-made baked goods and delicacies on offer, as well as vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free meals.

Their strongest point is, nevertheless, the coffee. It is made from freshly ground Mexican-grown beans. You can opt for a hot brew or iced coffee as well as decaf. Some of the most popular coffees here are:

  • Latte
  • Cappuccino
  • Americano
  • Mocha
  • Frappuccino

In case coffee is not your preference, you can also taste exquisite tea, Chai, and smoothie beverages at Yah-Yah Cafe & Bagels.

Address Calle Niños Heroes #3, Col. Centro
Working hours 7 am – 6 pm

ChocoBanana is the most environmentally-friendly cafe in Sayulita!

Source: Sayulita Life

ChocoBanana is another popular yet peaceful cafe that is well-suited for remote working. It has a stable Wi-Fi signal, and the internet is free of charge if you place an order with the cafe. The ground floor has numerous tables where you can set up shop for the day. The upper floor is an event terrace that can be used for larger meetings, something along the lines of an outdoor private office.

What makes this place stand out is its insistence on green living. The cafe offers superb, freshly ground, organic Nayarit coffee, both in-house and as takeouts. It has completely done away with using plastic coffee cups. At ChocoBanana, you are required to bring your own cup or mug in order to get some takeaway “black gold.”

ChocoBanana promotes sustainability by not using plastic bags, straws, or styrofoam. They have reverted towards more biodegradable cups and lids in their locale. Not only that, but all the profits they make go to Ser Su Voz charity, which aims to help the environment.

Besides having fantastic coffee on offer, CB has many desserts that are made with local, organic eggs. They also come in vegan and vegetarian options. The most popular desserts in ChocoBanana are:

  1. Muffins
  2. Brownies
  3. Banana bread
  4. Lemon tarts
  5. Choco dipped bananas (the specialty of the house)
Address The Plaza Sayulita, Nayarit, Mexico
Working hours 6 am – 6 pm (every day)
Coffee price (takeouts) MXN 17 (if you bring your own cup)
Choco Bananas (Family pack of 10 pcs) MXN 150

El Espresso is yet another cafe with exceptional, locally grown coffee that you can sip while you work!

Source: Sayulita Life

If you happen to disagree with our previous two choices for coworking in Sayulita, but you would still like to enjoy a good cup of coffee while you work on your projects, give El Espresso a try. Wi-Fi is free and quite stable. This coffee shop offers a unique mix of beans from different breeds of Mexican coffee from three regions:

  • Chiapas
  • Oaxaca
  • Veracruz

Keep in mind that, in peak seasons, the tables could get a bit too squeezed together for any effective work to be done. In those periods, it may be best if you explored other coworking-friendly cafes in the area.

Address Av Revolución # 51, Centro
Working hours 7 am – 10 pm

El Break Cafe and Bar could be the worst place to work from in Sayulita

Source: El Break Sayulita

El Break came out as our least favorite place to work from in Sayulita. Although it is an open-air cafe with a breathtaking view of the beach, we found that it has many drawbacks for coworking.

Since the weather is generally enjoyable in Sayulita, beachfront cafes are extremely popular and frequented, which makes it particularly distracting to work from them. Outdoor weddings are quite common too. There are a lot of locals going around and selling their products to the people in the cafe, which could interrupt your work significantly.

Since all of the desks are on the beach itself, there are also no available sockets to charge your laptop. Make sure it is charged to maximum capacity before you head out and invest in a quality external battery.

In case you do decide to give beach coworking a try, you will be pleased to learn that the food here is delicious. The cafe serves anything from breakfast to dinner, so you won’t have to go to another place to have meals if you decide to stay here the whole day.

Address #1 Malecon, Sayulita
Working hours 8 am – 10 pm

Will you be visiting Sayulita any time soon?

Sayulita is a beautiful Mexican coastal town that has exceptional, unspoiled nature at every turn. It is undoubtedly worth visiting at some point in your life. Giving coworking a go here might prove a difficult task, but it may also be entirely satisfactory, depending on what your needs are.

Best (and Worst) Coworking Spaces in Bogota

The 6 best coworking spaces in Bogota, Colombia

Bogota is the capital and the largest city in Colombia. With a metro population of over 10,000,000 people, it is the epicenter of business opportunities in the country. It comes as no surprise that digital nomads have an eye on this city when looking for the next place to work and live from. We give you the rundown of all the popular places you can cowork from in Bogota. Along the way, we also share some useful tips on how to make your life there easier.

So without further ado, here are the best places to cowork from in Bogota:

  1. Panda Lab — Carrera 8b
  2. HubBOG — Calle 98
  3. Work&Go — Zona T / Calle 98
  4. Co+Labora — Usaquen
  5. Emprendu — Zona T
  6. CoWo — Chicó Norte / Quinta Camacho

Panda Lab is our top pick for coworking Bogota-style!

Source: Panda Lab

Panda Lab is located in Carrera 8b, a street just outside Bogota’s bustling city center. Its location gives it a very good selling point — it is close enough to all the major spots in town, but far enough not to be swallowed up by its traffic noise. So, if you prefer working on your stuff without interruptions, this super affordable place is definitely worth taking a look.

Another huge advantage of this place is its budding community. Gatherings of all kinds are held regularly here — one of the most popular is the Artificial Intelligence Meetup. Those of you who are aiming to broaden your network should take advantage of such events and join the Panda Lab coworking space.

If you do join, you will have access to their kitchen with an assortment of snacks and free coffee. Another plus is that you can store your valuables safely in a personal locker. The Wi-Fi signal is stable, and there are plenty of power outlets. You can also opt to work from the outdoor terrace (although Bogota weather is generally horrible) or the lounge area with excellent ergonomics.

What took our breath away is that this space is so carefully designed that it offers time-out activities as well. Hop up to the fourth floor, and have a blast playing virtual football and golf with other innovators frequenting this place. Seriously, how much cooler can a coworking space get?

Basics
Pricing
  • Per day —
  • Per week —
  • Per month COP 385,000
High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday – Friday: 7 am – 7.30 pm
  • Saturday: 8 am – 12 pm
  • Sunday: Closed
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk Yes
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks No
Conference Rooms No
Private Offices No
Conference room No
Phone booths No
Coliving No

HubBOG comes in as a close second coworking spot in Bogota, Colombia

Source: HubBOG

Located at Calle 98, HubBOG is ever so slightly closer to the city’s center than our number one pick. Just like it, that place is equipped with many standing desks and the coziest chairs you could wish for. But it is not as affordable as our top choice, so we lowered our ranking.

That is not to say that HubBOG is not an exquisite coworking space. It is open 24/7 and has a strong internet connection, which is something Bogota cannot quite boast about. So, it is worth noting that the Wi-Fi signal does play an important role in this part of the world. The offices are wheelchair-accessible, which is another big plus as this feature is quite rare for coworking places. Also, you get unlimited usage of the printer and scanner.

What really sets this spot apart is that it has many options for large coworking groups. Not only is there a huge open-plan shared office with many hot desks but also three private offices for groups of up to 10 people. It has a 50” screen, a sound system, and a library. Even more impressive, they have an event space that can host up to 80 people for workshops, seminars, or conferences.

It also rejoices us to say that you can also have fun while you are there. There is a rooftop terrace where you can, hopefully, soak up some sun. Also, there is a mini-golf course and foosball. We should also mention that the staff here speaks solid English. That always puts a smile on a Gringo’s face because rarely anyone speaks English in Colombia.

Basics
Pricing
  • Per day: COP 50,000
  • Per week: COP 200,000
  • Per month: COP 539,000
High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday – Friday: 24h
  • Saturday: 24h
  • Sunday: 24h
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk Yes
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks No
Conference Rooms Yes
Private Offices Yes
Conference room Yes
Phone booths No
Coliving No

Bogota has more cool coworking spaces for you to choose from

Here are some additional awesome coworking spaces in Bogota, listed in no particular order:

  1. Work&Go
  2. Co+Labora
  3. Emprendu
  4. CoWo

Work&Go — Zona T

Source: Coworker

Work&Go is located in the Zona T district, which is popular with foreigners. There are many amenities around, such as shopping malls, bars, cafes, and restaurants. It is a true digital nomad’s heaven. There is also rich nightlife, as people in Bogota work hard during the week, but on the weekends, they make sure to party just as hard. But you should keep your valuables close by at night — this is a notoriously crime-ridden city.

Work&Go’s members are known for being extremely polite. They will take their phone calls outside, allowing you to work without interruptions. There are ways to connect with other members. Community-building events are held on a regular basis, and you can also find other members on social media channels, like Facebook and Slack.

This coworking space is also cozy and relaxing. The lounge area is perfect for chit-chat. There, you can lay back on beanbags and perfect your Spanish speaking skills with other visitors. Conveniently, there is also an Airbnb close by.

Basics
Pricing
  • Per hour: COP 12,000
  • Per day: COP 30,000
  • Per month: COP 420,000
  • 3 months: COP 342,000 / month
High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday – Friday: 7 am – 9 pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk Yes
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks Yes
Conference Rooms No
Private Offices Yes
Conference room / Event space Yes
Phone booths / Skype room Yes
Coliving Yes

Co+Labora

Source: Coworker

Basics
Pricing
  • Per hour: COP 13,750
  • Per day: COP 51,000
  • Per week: COP 210,000
  • Per month: COP 696,000
  • 3 months: COP 668,160 / month
  • 6 months: COP 633,360 / month
  • Per year: COP 605,520 / month
High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday – Friday: 8 am – 8 pm
  • Saturday: 8 am – 2 pm
  • Sunday: Closed
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk No
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks Yes
Conference Rooms No
Private Offices Yes
Conference room / Event space Yes
Phone booths / Skype room Yes
Coliving No

Emprendu

Source: Coworker

Basics
Pricing
  • Per day —
  • Per week —
  • Per month: COP 550,000
  • 6 months: COP 522,500 / month
  • Per year: COP 495,000 / month
High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday – Friday: 24h
  • Saturday: 24h
  • Sunday: 24h
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk Yes
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks Yes
Conference Rooms No
Private Offices Yes
Conference room No
Phone booths / Skype room Yes
Coliving Yes

CoWo

Source: Coworker

Basics
Pricing
  • Per day: COP 50,000
  • Per week —
  • Per month: COP 365,000
High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday – Friday: 7 am – 7 pm
  • Saturday: 7 am – 4 pm
  • Sunday: Closed
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk Yes
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks Yes
Conference Rooms No
Private Offices No
Conference room / Event room Yes
Phone booths / Skype room Yes
Coliving No

Best (and Worst) Coworking Spaces in Kuala Lumpur

15 awesome (and one not so great) coworking spaces in Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, is a city with one of the most developed infrastructures in Southeast Asia. Expats and digital nomads love it here since visas are issued for 90 days, and, after a week in another country, you can extend your stay for another three months. Since Kuala Lumpur is a popular destination, you will get to meet people from all over the world and get by with English. Take a look at what to expect to see and do during your first visit to Kuala Lumpur:

When it comes to the Internet, the quality and speed vary from place to place. Although Wi-Fi is available everywhere (hostels, cafés, and restaurants), it’s not always as fast as promised. Another possible issue for some digital nomads is that coworking spaces are more focused on startups and companies, and less on individuals. This is good for expats who are looking to stay a while in Kuala Lumpur and develop their business ventures on the local market. Whatever the case may be, you will find decent coworking spaces in this city. Here are our top (and bottom) picks.

Common Ground is our top coworking space in Kuala Lumpur

Image source: Common Ground Facebook

Common Ground, located in the Bukit Bintang neighborhood, is one of the best equipped coworking spaces in Kuala Lumpur. It occupies three top floors of an office tower, with 21,000 square feet at its disposal.

This coworking space is all about bringing people together through weekly events, workshops, and panels. You can use their CG app to communicate with other members or the staff if you want to meet up for drinks later or solve a problem. We spent a whole day working in Common Ground, mostly because of the fantastic ergonomic chairs and standing desks. The entire coworking space is exposed to natural light thanks to large windows surrounding it from all sides.

The free and excellent coffee made by professional baristas helped us stay caffeinated and focused on our tasks. If you do want to rest your eyes for a bit, Common Ground has an on-site nap room. You can also go out onto the outdoor terrace and enjoy the view. An added perk is that, once you buy a membership plan at one Common Ground, it’s valid in all others in Kuala Lumpur and the rest of Malaysia.

Basics
Pricing
  • MYR499 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 Yes
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks Yes
Conference Rooms Yes
Private Offices Yes
Phone booths Yes
Coliving No

Stray Folk Studio is at the bottom of our list of coworking spaces in Kuala Lumpur

Image source: Stray Folk Studio Facebook

Stray Folk Studio is a small coworking space on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, a 50-minute bus ride away from the city center. We needed a quiet spot to work from and to see more of the city, so other digital nomads suggested this place.

We do love a challenge, but Stray Folk Studio proved to be a handful. Plastic chairs were the only ones available, and they didn’t even have cushions. To make the trip worthwhile, we used a travel stand desk to comfortably work standing up. The plus side is that Stray Folk Studio is quiet, which makes it perfect if you are working on a demanding project. Free coffee and cookies did make our day a bit better, and, as time passed, we got used to these far-from-ideal working conditions.

Basics
Pricing
  • MYR9 per hour
  • MYR18 per day
High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday–Friday: 10 am–9 pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs No
Standing Desk No
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks No
Conference Rooms No
Private Offices No
Phone booths No
Coliving No

Five coworking spaces in Kuala Lumpur we also liked

When in Kuala Lumpur and looking for a great place to work from, stop by these coworking spaces:

  1. WORQ
  2. Sandbox Space
  3. UnionSPACE Malaysia
  4. Dojo KL
  5. Komune Coworking

WORQ in Taman Tun Dr Ismail

Image source: WORQ website

WORQ has the most sunlight of all the coworking spaces we visited. Situated in Taman Tun Dr Ismail, this coworking space is open Monday to Sunday, with 24/7 access for higher membership plans.

We like the way WORQ uses color to make the space more comfortable and visually appealing. The lounge area is made of colorful beanbags scattered on the floor, where you can lie down and relax. All chairs offer perfect back and neck support, but if you feel the need to change position, you can transfer to a standing desk by the kitchen. WORQ is a great spot to meet new people or learn new things since it hosts incubator programs, pitching events, and workshops regularly. If you need a break from work, you can go to the nap room, take a shower, or play board games in the lounge.

Sandbox Coworking Space in Sri Petaling

Image source: Sandbox Space Facebook

Sandbox Space is one of those coworking spaces that impresses you with its design. Its large open space area is divided into several zones based on their purpose.

Every workstation has an ergonomic chair, except for hot desks where you will have to settle for the reasonably comfortable plastic ones. The great thing about Sandbox is that you can do your laundry here and get in shape in the on-site gym. This coworking space is fully equipped for video production, with a podcasting room, green screen, and lighting equipment. Free coffee, tea, and snacks are available in the kitchen, where you can also use the refrigerator and microwave.

UnionSPACE Malaysia in Bangsar

Image source: UnionSpace Malaysia Facebook

UnionSpace Malaysia is a big coworking space located in an old printing factory. This is a place with laid-back vibes and a friendly atmosphere, perfect for those who like a more relaxed working environment.

The open floor plan is designed to include a lot of natural light and greenery. Everyone gets an ergonomic chair, regardless of whether you pay for a hot or dedicated desk. UnionSpace has a large presentation area that can fit up to 180 people and often hosts events there. Free coffee, tea, and fruits are available throughout the day, and you can even ask an in-house barista to prepare you something special.

Dojo KL in downtown Kuala Lumpur

Image source: Dojo KL Facebook

Dojo KL is located in the center of Kuala Lumpur, combining traditional Japanese design with modern motifs. Wood and greenery are the main details, with a Zen garden and rattan swings as the most popular areas in this coworking space.

It’s all about creating a stress-free environment here, and that becomes obvious the moment you walk in. Some chairs are better and more comfortable than others, but Dojo KL has enough standing desks, so you can choose not to sit at all. Weekly yoga lessons are available for a small fee if you want to stretch and relax after a long day. If yoga is not your thing, you can attend painting lessons or after-hour meets.

Komune Coworking in Bangsar South

Image source: Komune Coworking Facebook

Komune Coworking is all about meeting other coworkers and getting the work done at the same time. This means that the room can become noisy from all the chatter and networking.

Since this is a large open space, it often hosts community events you can attend for free with your membership plan. Ergonomic chairs are not available for all, but Komune has enough seating booths and sofas to make you comfortable. Healthy food options and free coffee are available at the on-site café, and you can also order in from the local eateries. The entrance security is tight, so make sure to have your keycard with you at all times.

Here are other coworking spaces in Kuala Lumpur worth your time:

Best (and Worst) Coworking Spaces in Barcelona

15 best (and one worst) coworking spaces in Barcelona

If you’re planning a trip to the land of flamenco, fiesta, Don Quixote, and afternoon naps, you’re bound to make a stop in Barcelona. And how could you not? As the largest city of Catalonia, it contains a plethora of attractions unique to the region.

If it sounds great so far, it’s because it is. But here’s the catch—you mustn’t let the many charms of Barcelona distract you. If you’re a digital nomad or you’re traveling for work, you have to make sure you’re productive enough. It’s easy to get lost in the moment and forget about your worries and responsibilities, but your trips depend on your ability to work hard even when you find yourself in such a beautiful place.

So, what’s the best way to keep your head in the game? From our experience, a motivating coworking space is the most efficient way to keep your feet on the ground and get down to work. Unfortunately, in a city this popular, coworking spaces grow like mushrooms, and it may be challenging to pick the best option. To save you some trouble, we’ve compiled a list of the most productive and charming coworking spaces in each neighborhood of Barcelona.

We think that La Vaca is the coolest place to cowork in Barcelona

Source: La Vaca

If you care about the atmosphere as much as you want to get some work done, La Vaca is the place for you. The vibe is incredibly positive, and this coworking space boasts a colorful community of about 60 members of different profiles and nationalities. If you’re a social person, you’ll quickly find a new bosom friend or two here. The space organizes community lunches and drinks, events, and workshops every week. If you happen to be there at the right time, you may enjoy a Paella Day or some other fun event. Vaqueros—the community members—even have their own sports team!

Location is another benefit of this coworking space. La Vaca (The Cow) is set up at a place that used to be a dairy shop—hence the name—and you can find it in the center of Poble Sec.

Even though the community in La Vaca is an unusually cheerful one, you’d be mistaken to think that the environment is anything but productive. The people who cowork there stick to the same idea—to play hard, you first have to work hard. This is one of the most conducive-to-work places we’ve visited so far.

Many things in La Vaca can make your life easier. Wi-Fi is fast and reliable. Seating is nice and comfy, with bean bags, Bosu ball chairs, and ergonomic chairs.

There is a relatively large kitchen equipped with a microwave oven, a regular oven, espresso machine, a fridge, and everything else that can help you stay properly nourished while you work. Tea and coffee are free.

The chill-out area is in the basement, and it includes a pool table. There is a library and, more importantly, a nap room. Siesta is a serious thing in Spain, and you know, when in Rome…

You can take your dog with you, which should boost the quality of your life immensely. People who don’t have canine companions don’t really get the struggle of having to leave your four-legged buddy for a half a day, every day. La Vaca understands your troubles and is there to make you and your pup a little happier.

When it comes to extra equipment, there are:

  • Projectors
  • Professional lighting equipment
  • Microphones
  • Chromecast
  • Printing equipment

All things considered, La Vaca is an awesome coworking place, so make sure you give it a shot!

Basics
Pricing
  • Per day: EUR 15
  • Per week: EUR 65
  • Per month: EUR 165
High-Speed Internet Yes
Open Hours
  • Monday – Friday: 9 am – 8 pm
  • Saturday: closed
  • Sunday: closed
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk No
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks Yes
Conference Rooms Yes
Private Offices Yes
Phone booths Yes
Coliving No

Other great coworking spaces in Barcelona

La Vaca is our favorite, but to each their own. If you don’t appreciate the space as much as we do, there are many other (almost equally) fantastic alternatives. Here are the best of them, organized by the neighborhoods in Barcelona.

Coworking spaces in Hospitalet

Aticco Hospitalet

Source: Aticco

Just one part of the Aticco family, Aticco Hospitalet is located between the city and the airport. Depending on your accommodation, this can be the definition of convenience or a deal-breaker.

It catches plenty of natural light, so it’s easy to stay productive and optimistic. It also gives you beautiful views of the city through the windows.

The community is great, the chairs are comfy, and the Wi-Fi is reliable. There’s even a ping pong table. What else do you need?

Open hours Monday – Friday: 9 am – 6 pm

Saturday: closed

Sunday: closed

Price Per day EUR 19
Per week EUR 60
Per month EUR 99

Honorable mentions

  1. La vitrina
  2. Coworking esplugues
  3. The Bridge
  4. Emcoworking

Coworking spaces in Urquinaona

Utopicus Urquinaona

Source: Utopicus

With about 1400 m2, Utopicus is spacious and pleasant to work in. They have not one, but two terraces, from which you can enjoy the view with a cup of coffee or tea in your hand. Every private office has a private balcony or terrace as well!

The Wi-Fi is fast, so that should make your job much easier. They give you access to the printing equipment, and security cameras cover the entire place.

When you get tired of work, you can do yoga in their yoga studio.

Open hours Monday – Friday: 9 am – 7 pm

Saturday: closed

Sunday: closed

Price Per month EUR 175

Honorable mentions

  1. Aticco Urquinaona
  2. Sky 4 Office
  3. Coworking Centric

Coworking spaces in Gothic Quarter

The Foundery

Source: The Foundery

Set up in a 19-century building, The Foundery is a pretty coworking space with a prettier terrace with the prettiest view over the Gothic Quarter.

The Foundery provides ergonomic chairs, so you can be comfy while you work. To save you some headaches, they make sure that the Wi-Fi there is fast and reliable.

You can bring your dog if you want, to keep you happy and inspire you. If you have a cat, though, tough luck—only dogs are allowed here.

Open hours Monday – Friday: 9 am – 7 pm

Saturday: closed

Sunday: closed

Price Per hour EUR 10
Per day EUR 20
Per week EUR 100
Per month EUR 250

Honorable mentions

  1. Barcelona Reial Coworking
  2. OneCoWork Plaça Catalunya
  3. Canvas Barcelona
  4. PIPOCA Coworking

Coworking spaces in Gràcia

Coworking Gràcia

Source: Coworking Gràcia

Coworking Gràcia is a coworking space that’ll offer everything you need. They provide both wired and wireless internet connection. If you need a stable connection, you should use the wires. If you don’t mind a bit weaker signal, but like to move around, you’ll use the Wi-Fi.

When you need to chill out, there is a beautiful terrace, and you can take you coffee or tea and enjoy the sun, gather some vitamin D, and get back to work with new vigor.

Open hours Monday – Friday: 9 am – 9 pm

Saturday: 9 am – 9 pm

Sunday: 9 am – 9 pm

Price Per month EUR 80

Honorable mentions

  1. Coworking Blitz Gràcia
  2. COCO PLACE
  3. Aurea Coworking
  4. Garden Coworking

Coworking spaces in El Poble Sec

CREC

Source: CREC

If you need to cowork in Barcelona, CREC is one of the places to visit. It has two locations—this one and the other one in Eixample, so at least one of the two is bound to be convenient for you.

They care a lot about their community and organize many events, workshops, and the like. The members have their own Facebook group to stay in touch.

The space is dog-friendly and wheelchair accessible. They have a ping pong table and offer free beer, which is fantastic when you need to relax a bit.

Open hours Monday – Friday: 8 am – 9 pm

Saturday: closed

Sunday: closed

Price Per day EUR 20
Per week EUR 100
Per month EUR 185

Honorable mentions

  1. Stansa Collective
  2. Coworking Ca l’Agustí
  3. MOB Pau – Coworking in Barcelona

Coworking spaces in El Poble Nou

BCNewt Coworking

Source: BCNewt

BCNewt is such a happy-go-lucky coworking space. The best thing about it is the warm and friendly atmosphere, and the cozy and happy feeling it gives you from the moment you step foot on the premises.

There are hammocks and ergonomic chairs, so the place is quite comfortable. There is a kitchen at your disposal, and enough free coffee to satisfy even the most hopeless among the caffeine junkies.

You can use their printing equipment, and high-speed Wi-Fi is more than reliable. What’s not to like?

Open hours 24/7
Price Per hour EUR 25
Per day EUR 114,99
Per month EUR 164,99

Honorable mentions

  1. 021Coworking
  2. Alpha Espai – Poblenou
  3. aPoc aPoc
  4. Jungle Coworking 

Coworking spaces in El Raval

Labideas — Coworking Social del Ateneu del Raval

Source: Labideas — Coworking Social del Ateneu del Raval

The best thing about Labideas is its location—not a ten minutes’ walk from Playa de la Barceloneta. It is within walking distance from the Castell de Montjuïc as well.

The interior doesn’t look like much, but the atmosphere is relaxed and easy-going, and this is a more affordable space than the rest on this list. All in all, it’s a great budget option.

Open hours Monday – Thursday: 8 am – 10 pm

Friday: 8 am – 8 pm

Saturday – Sunday: closed

Price On request

Honorable mentions

  1. Coworking RavalCo — Peaceful Coworking
  2. Coworkidea – Coworking Barcelona
  3. Carretes47

Coworking spaces in El Born

Espai Born

Source: Espai

Espai is one of the prettiest and most unusual coworking places we’ve seen. The aesthetics are unique and incredibly charming, with a certain unfinished look about the place.

The community is great, cheerful, and friendly, and you’ll fit right in. There are darts, arcade games, video games, and a punching bag in the chill-out area. They offer free beer and coffee as well.

It’s comfortable to work in, as they have both ergonomic chairs and standing desks. Wi-Fi is fast and stable, so you can work undisturbed.

Open hours 24/7
Price Per day EUR 15
Per month EUR 100

Honorable mentions

  1. Coworking Born – COR23
  2. Zamness | Coworking Space Barcelona
  3. Camaleo coworking Barcelona

Coworking spaces in Sant Antoni

THEWOOD

Source: THEWOOD

With plenty of plants scattered around, THEWOOD is another beautiful coworking space. The greenery puts you at ease and helps you focus, and the interior looks like it suffered quite a bit of wear and tear, but in a cute, if a bit quaint way.

There are a gallery and a pretty chill out area to stretch your legs when you’ve had enough work.

Open hours Monday – Friday: 9 am – 8 pm

Saturday: closed

Sunday: closed

Price On request

Honorable mentions

  1. MOB Pau – Coworking in Barcelona
  2. Cloudworks Sant Antoni | Coworking y oficinas privadas
  3. Bcn Workspace 
  4. Cahoot Coworking 

Coworking spaces in Barceloneta

OneCoWork Marina Port Vell

Source: OneCoWork

Prepare to be amazed: Marina Port Vell is a coworking space on the water. It gives you a great view of the sea and the city. If this in itself isn’t enough, Marina provides other benefits as well.

The community is relaxed, helpful, and fun. They organize many events, workshops, and outings. A community app and a Facebook group are there so the members can stay in touch.

Skype and podcasting rooms provide you with the space you need in case your job is a bit more unusual than just sitting at a computer writing articles or programs. Online teachers will appreciate the chance to have a bit of space for themselves, for example, and so will everybody who needs to attend a video-conference.

When you want to relax, there’s coffee, beer, a foosball table, a gym, and even massage onsite.

And did we mention that the place is on the water?

Open hours Monday – Friday: 8:30 am – 6:30 pm

Saturday: closed

Sunday: closed

Price Per day EUR 25
Per week EUR 80
Per month EUR 195

Honorable mentions

  1. Monday Barceloneta
  2. QUARTDENOU Beach Coworking Space
  3. Barcelona Tech City

Coworking spaces in Sarrià-Sant Gervasi

WORKSPOT

Source: WORKSPOT

WORKSPOT offers standing desks, free beer, and fast Wi-Fi.

Open hours 24/7
Price Per hour EUR 25
Per day EUR 100
Per month EUR 250

Honorable mentions

  1. Mendel4 Coworking Sarria
  2. Cwork Barcelona Coworking
  3. Talent Garden

Coworking spaces in La Ribera

Eco-Working BCN

Source: Eco-Working

Eco-Working is, you guessed it, an eco-friendly coworking space in Barcelona.

Open hours Monday – Friday: 10 am – 7 pm

Saturday: closed

Sunday: closed

Price Per month EUR 50

Honorable mentions

  1. Coworking Cèntric
  2. MOB Bailen

Coworking spaces in Eixample

Meet BCN

Source: Meet BCN

Located in an incredibly fancy building with high ceilings, Meet BCN provides high-speed Wi-Fi and ergonomic chairs to make your workday a bit easier and more comfortable.

Open hours Monday – Friday: 9 am – 7 pm

Saturday: closed

Sunday: closed

Price Per day EUR 30
Per week EUR 95
Per month EUR 292

Honorable mentions

  1. CREC 
  2. BCN575
  3. Cobuilder Hub 
  4. Coworking Platon

Coworking spaces in Les Corts

Espacio Meraki – Coworking

Source: Espacio Meraki

With plenty of natural light, Espacio Meraki makes it very easy to focus and stay productive.

Open hours Monday – Thursday: 9:30 am – 7 pm

Friday: 9:30 am – 3 pm

Saturday – Sunday: closed

Price Per day EUR 17
Per ten days EUR120
Per month EUR 250

Honorable mentions

  1. Zona Autonoma 
  2. Suitwork coworking community
  3. TuroDiagonal

Regus is our least favorite place to cowork in Barcelona

Source: Regus

Regus can be found at 12 locations in Barcelona:

  • 22 Aroba
  • 22 Arroba Mar
  • Diagonal Glorias 22@
  • Diagonal Hightech 22@
  • Gran Via
  • Diagonal
  • Sarria Forum
  • Plaza Catalunya
  • Sants Station
  • World Trade Centre
  • Mas de Roda
  • Mas Blau

Regus is our least favorite coworking space in Barcelona because of the lack of transparency when it comes to pricing.

Regus doesn’t have a clear pricing scheme. The price of their services depends on the location in question. Alone, this lack of clarity wouldn’t be that much of an issue—but you never know what is included in the price and what is not.

One of the benefits of buying services from large companies such as this one is the fact that you expect your membership to allow you access to all—or at least multiple—locations. Sadly, this is not always the case with Regus. In addition, some locations include additional benefits, such as free coffee or the freedom to use their printing equipment free of charge. Other locations charge extra for those little perks. This inconsistency is the crucial downside of Regus, and it makes us pretty unwilling to cowork there.

Basics
Pricing
  • Per day: EUR 6 – 11, depending on location
High-Speed Internet Yes
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 Yes
Private Offices Yes
Phone booths No
Coliving No

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 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.