Best (and Worst) Coworking Spaces in Vietnam

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

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

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

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

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

Our favorite coworking cities in Vietnam

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

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

Best (and worst) coworking spaces in Hanoi

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

These coworking spaces in Hanoi are also great

CoGo Viet Tower

Source: CoGo Facebook

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

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

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

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

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

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

UP @VPBank

Source: Up-Co

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

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

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

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

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

Avoid VSV Corner

Source: VSV Facebook

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

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

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

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

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

Best (and worst) coworking spaces in Ho Chi Minh

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

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

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

Source: The Hive Facebook

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

  • Melbourne
  • Bangkok
  • Hong Kong, and more.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Other coworking spaces to check out in Ho Chi Minh

Dreamplex Dien Bien Phu

Source: Facebook Dreamplex

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wor.Kafe

Source: Wor.Kafe Facebook

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Source: Facebook WeWork

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Source: DNC Facebook

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Other coworking spaces in Da Nang we liked

TOP Coworking Space

Source: TOP Facebook

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Enouvo 2 Coworking and Coliving Space

Source: Facebook Enouvo Space

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

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

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

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

If you’re in Da Nang, avoid IoT SPACE

Source: IoT Facebook

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Best (and Worst) Coworking Spaces in Zagreb

8 best (and one worst) coworking spaces in Zagreb, Croatia

Ever since it entered the EU, Croatia has become more and more popular with work-and-travel enthusiasts. The capital city, Zagreb, is small compared to other major cities, having just around 1,000,000 citizens with all provinces combined. However, the city packs everything into this small package. With English being taught in school from a young age, and quality of education being on a high level, expats should have no trouble navigating around this city and making new connections. 

If you’re planning on visiting Zagreb soon, we recommend you check out our Where to stay in Zagreb guide. You’ll learn about which areas to stay in and what you can do when you’re not busy coworking.

The new-age digital jobs are moving people out of corporate office buildings and into their personal space. More and more freelancers and remote workers are seen occupying spaces like cafes and libraries. Rental offices aware of this trend decided to adapt to this new demand. They started offering individual spaces, desks, rooms, etc. instead of entire office blocks for rent. Today, coworking spaces can be found in every corner of the world, especially in major cities like Zagreb. Here are our eight favorite (and one not so great) coworking spaces:

  1. HUB385
  2. Impact Hub Zagreb
  3. Regus HOTO
  4. Virtual Office
  5. ZICER
  6. InstantOffice
  7. BIZkoshnica
  8. (AVOID) Travel&Tech Hub
  9. (AVOID) Corner Office

Our favorite coworking space in Zagreb is HUB385

Source: HUB385

HUB385 is possibly the most well-rounded coworking space in Zagreb. It has a decent amount of desks, private offices, conference rooms, and event spaces to choose from. At its heart, the center is dedicated to learning, innovation, and sharing ideas. It hosts many community events, educational courses, and workshops for different generations and skill levels. 

The interior design is a modern workspace with splashes of color, giving it a more friendly and casual vibe. compared regular corporate offices. There are plenty of packages to choose from, but the space is rather popular, so you should look to reserve in advance. They offer a “Virtual Office” service, with perks such as:

  • A corporate address
  • Reception services
  • Brand recognition by the company
  • Discounts and bonuses to use within their workspace

This is ideal for anyone with a small company looking for a place to call home. The prices are also reasonable compared to similar spaces.

Basics
Pricing Hot desk per day: $15 (HRK 100)

Hot desk per week: $73 (HRK 500)

Hot desk per month: $183 (HRK 1,250)

Dedicated desk per month: $172 (HRK 1,175)

Dedicated desk, one year: $155 (HRK 1,057)/Month

Private office, three people, one month: $635 (HRK 4,325)

Private office, three people, one year: $572 (HRK 3,892.50)/Month

Private office, six people, one month: $1,110 (HRK 7,550)

Private office, eight people, one month: $1426 (HRK 9,700)

Private office, eight people, one year: $1,283 (HRK 8,730)/month

High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
    • Monday–Friday: 9 am–9 pm
    • Saturday: 9 am–4 pm
    • Sunday: closed
  • Available 24/7 to monthly members
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 some other awesome coworking spaces in Zagreb

Impact Hub Zagreb

Source: Impact Hub Zagreb

Impact Hub is a global brand of workspaces with stations on pretty much every corner of the globe. The Zagreb branch is part of their well-organized community, and members have access to worldwide connections. Their office spaces are our top recommendation for smaller coworking groups (6–10) people. The group package prices are unmatched. Within them, you’ll find everything a team would need: 

  • Projectors
  • Whiteboards
  • Flipcharts
  • TV screens

The office spaces are known for their “less is more” approach, with a simple interior that’s kept tidy and clean. Impact Hub Zagreb also hosts learning and entertainment events, such as workshops, debates, courses, and more. Their location in the city of Zagreb is also as good as it gets, being just outside the city center.

Basics
Pricing Hot desk per day: $11 (HRK 75)

Hot desk per week: $33 (HRK 225)

Hot desk per month: $191 (HRK 1,300)

Dedicated desk per month: $191 (HRK 1,175)

Private office, three people, one month: $367 (HRK 2,500)

Private office, four people, one month: $411–470 (HRK 2,800–3,200)

Private office, six people, one month: $500 (HRK 3,420)

High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
    • Monday–Friday: 9 am–6 pm
    • Saturday & Sunday: closed
  • Available 24/7 to monthly members
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes (not everywhere)
Standing Desk No
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks Yes
Private Offices Yes
Conference room / Event rooms Yes
Phone booths / Skype rooms Yes
Coliving No

Regus HOTO

Source: Facebook Regus

Regus is another global chain, with 3000 office spaces for rent worldwide. They have two places in Zagreb. The one we will mention is known as Regus HOTO (name of the business tower) or Regus Savska (name of the street that it’s located in). The space is top-notch, professional-looking and clean. 

The interior is modern and roomy, with big windows allowing lots of natural light inside. The minimal design does not distract, although it may be too bland and corporate-looking for some people. We know young entrepreneurs and freelancers prefer a more casual, laid back office setting. The prices are also a bit high, compared to some other great spaces. Still, it’s worth checking out.

Basics
Pricing Hot desk per day: $7.35 (HRK 50)

Hot desk per week: $29 (HRK 200)

Dedicated desk per month: $132 (HRK 900)

Private office, two people, one month: $720 (HRK 4,900)

Private office, four people, one month: $1,130 (HRK 8,900)

Private office, five People, one month: $1,117 (HRK 7,600)

High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
    • Monday–Friday: 9 am–5 pm
    • Saturday & Sunday: closed
  • Available 24/7 to monthly members
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk No
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks No
Private Offices Yes
Conference room / Event rooms Yes
Phone booths / Skype rooms No
Coliving No

Virtual Office

Source: Facebook Virtual Office Croatia

Virtual Office Croatia is a company that offers everything under one roof. Whether you’re a freelancer looking for a place to work, a business looking for their new home, or an event organizer looking for a space for your corporate meeting. Among many things, the office has:

  • Hot desks
  • Dedicated desks
  • Private offices
  • Virtual office addresses
  • Mailing addresses
  • Fixed telephone service
  • Business consulting
  • Marketing solutions

The company offers plenty of packages for individual or connected working spaces. Top it off with 24/7 availability for monthly users, and you have a well-rounded space for all your work needs.

Basics
Pricing Hot desk per hour: $7.35 (HRK 50)

Hot desk per day: $55 (HRK 375)

Hot desk per week: $73 (HRK 500)

Hot desk per month: $132 (HRK 900)

Hot desk, three months: $125 (HRK 855)/month

Hot desk, six months: $119 (HRK 810)/month

Hot desk, one year: $105 (HRK 720)/month

Dedicated desk per month: $220 (HRK 1,500)

Dedicated desk, three months: $216 (HRK 1,470)/month

Dedicated desk, six months: $211 (HRK 1,440)/month

Dedicated Desk, One Year: $209 (HRK 1,425)/month

Private office, three people, one month: $323 (HRK 2,200)

High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
    • Monday–Friday: 9 am–5 pm
    • Saturday & Sunday: closed
  • Available 24/7 to monthly members
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

ZICER (Zagreb Innovation Center)

Source: Facebook ZICER

ZICER is a 7,300 square meter space dedicated to creative work. Over 100 startups, small businesses, and freelancers are situated there. At ZICER, you can meet lots of like-minded individuals and companies striving for similar goals. The place is ideal for smaller businesses and startups. 

There are plenty of mentorship programs, workshops, and community gatherings, where you can exchange information and gain new contacts. Major entrepreneurship events take place here all year round. Joining their network means your projects and work will be exposed to plenty of inside and outside opportunities. 

The only drawback is that, unlike other coworking spaces, it’s a long way from the city center. With that in mind, the prices are definitely very competitive, and there’s a huge variety of spaces to choose from.

Basics
Pricing Hot desk per hour: $3.40 (HRK 23)

Hot desk per day: $13 (HRK 90)

Hot desk per week: $29 (HRK 200)

Hot desk per month: $88 (HRK 600)

Private office, four people, one month: $220 (HRK 1,500)

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

InstantOffice

Source: Facebook InstantOffice

The InstantOffice coworking space is located on the 5th floor of the gorgeous Zagreb Tower. The space and the offer are modest, but they shouldn’t be underestimated. The interior is elegant, with wood being the primary decoration material. 

Users have access to a great kitchen and lounge area, where they can relax and socialize in between working sessions. They offer individual walk-in and dedicated desks, and daily private offices for rent. 

However, if you’re looking for an office long term, you’ll have to inquire about those. This also goes for conference and event rooms. The company also offers services such as Virtual Office spaces, Cloud servers, landline and fax numbers, etc.

Basics
Pricing Hot desk per week: $57 (HRK 390)

Hot desk per month: $147 (HRK 1,000)
Dedicated desk per month: (HRK 1,250)

Private office, three people, one day: $730 (HRK 497)

Private office, five people, one day: $102 (HRK 697)

High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
    • Monday–Friday: 8 am–5 pm
    • Saturday & Sunday: closed
  • Available 24/7 to monthly members 
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

BIZkoshnica

Source: Facebook BIZkoshnica

The clever play on words in the name of this space can be read as “Bees Hive”:

  • BIZ being short for Biznis (Business), and pronounced similar to “Bees”
  • “Kosnica” meaning “Hive” when translated

The idea behind it is sharing space, knowledge, and work between freelancers, startups, entrepreneurs, and other like-minded people. Individuals or small groups will find themselves at home in BIZkoshnica. That being said, the space is limited and functions on a first-come, first-served basis, meaning it can get full. It’s definitely not recommended for larger groups. The interior is nice and colorful, and there is a full kitchen and relax room where you can take a break. The owners do go out of their way to organize social and learning events as well. The drawbacks are a lack of ergonomic furniture and corporate-like working hours.

Basics
Pricing Hot desk per day: $16 (HRK 110)

Hot desk per month: $125 (HRK 850)

High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday–Friday: 9 am–5 pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: closed
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


Travel&Tech Hub

Source: Gacka16

The offices of Traven&Tech Hub are located in the building known as “Gacka 16”. They are mainly oriented towards travel agencies and tourism workers, however, their space is open to everybody. The people who will find the most use of their services are:

  • Travel bloggers
  • Small business owners, particularly in the field of tourism
  • Social media influencers focused on travel
  • Those looking for a short-term working space when traveling to Zagreb

The company is focused on building a tight community around their brand. They offer plenty of social and learning opportunities, such as:

  1. Workshops
  2. Mentorship programs
  3. Community barbecues
  4. Organized sports teams
  5. Community drinks

Their office space is pet-friendly and packed with cool amenities, such as a kitchen, lounge, nap room, rooftop terrace, etc.

Basics
Pricing Hot desk per day: $10 (HRK 70)

Hot desk per week: $44 (HRK 300)

Hot desk per month: $175 (HRK 1,200)

Dedicated desk per month: $175 (HRK 1,200)

Dedicated desk, three months: $167 (HRK 1,140)

Dedicated desk, six months: $160 (HRK 1,080)

Dedicated desk, one year: $140 (HRK 960)

High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
    • Monday–Friday: 8 am–4 pm
    • Saturday & Sunday: closed
  • Available 24/7 to monthly members
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk No
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks Yes
Private Offices No
Conference room / Event rooms Yes
Phone booths / Skype rooms No
Coliving No

The coworking space in Zagreb you should avoid is Corner Office

Source: Corner Office Facebook

Corner Office advertises itself as a coworking space. However, it’s really just an apartment with a setup desk and whiteboard. We could see how students working on a group project may find this place useful. It could also be used for a small, private business meeting. However, space is definitely not worth the title coworking. On top of that, we can’t find the prices listed anywhere.

Best (and Worst) Coworking Spaces in Berlin

13 best (and one worst) coworking spaces in Berlin

Berlin is the vibrant capital of Germany and the main cultural metropolis in Europe. Its industrial grit is juxtaposed with upscale glamor and its heavy recent history with youthful zest. It’s an unrivaled hotspot of artistry and innovation in Europe, with a new startup emerging every 20 minutes.

It’s no wonder that digital nomads are crazy about Berlin, as it offers the perfect measure of work and play, or rather, an excess of both. Check out this nomad’s advice on what to do in the city:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1I7xQZL6rvU

Berlin has a huge number of coworking spaces, and we’ve listed the creme de la creme among them.

Weserland is the king of coworking spaces in Berlin right now

Source: Weserland Facebook

Conveniently located in Berlin’s Neukölln district on Waserstraße, Weserland is one of the most popular coworking spaces in Berlin. You can find many lunch and after-work options in the neighborhood, as there are numerous restaurants and bars nearby.

Weserland has a Coworker Members’ Choice Award under its belt and rightfully so. As soon as you enter the space, you feel at home. Colorful paper cranes, plush cushions, plants, and daylight make for the most pleasant environment. The owners put a lot of thought in the ergonomics. You can choose from a variety of seating options, which range from sturdy benches to Bosu ball chairs. Some of these seats may look uncomfortable, but they were all carefully designed with your back in mind.

The owners will make you feel welcome in every way. They sometimes cook food for everyone, and you can use the kitchen to prepare your own food. When you need a break, you can even take a nap in their nap room or recline in a hammock.

Basics
Pricing
  • Per day – €18
  • Per month – €160
High-Speed Internet Yes
Open Hours
  • Monday – Friday: 24 hours
  • Saturday: 24 hours
  • Sunday: 24 hours
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk Yes
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks Yes
Conference Rooms Yes
Private Offices Yes
Phone booths Yes
Coliving No

Rent24 in Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 34 is our least favorite space to cowork in Berlin

Source: Rent24

Rent24 has six coworking spaces in Berlin and more in other German cities and eight other countries. This particular hub spans several floors of a building in East Berlin. It’s our least favorite Rent24 location. It is followed closely by their Potsdamer Straße space, which displaced one of the oldest youth centers in Berlin to the great dissatisfaction of many.

This place is also our least favorite coworking space in Berlin. Although it spans a remarkable 7,700 sqm and offers a range of open-plan spaces, private offices, and more, their guests have reported numerous issues. Some of them are the following:

  • It still resembles a construction site, even though it’s been open for guests for over a year (cables hanging from the ceiling, holes in the ground, etc.)
  • It is too dark (black walls and a large poster on the building covering the windows)
  • Kitchen appliances often break down
  • It is too hot in the summer

These are only some of the complaints made by their guests. We recommend you stay away from Rent24.

Basics
Pricing
  • Memberships start from €125
  • Hot/dedicated desk per month from €300
High-Speed Internet Yes
Open Hours
  • Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • 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

12 other cool coworking spaces in Berlin

Here are some other spaces to cowork in Berlin:

  1. Ahoy
  2. betahaus
  3. CoWomen
  4. Techspace
  5. KAOS
  6. Mindspace
  7. House of Clouds
  8. Thunderbolt Collective
  9. tuesday coworking
  10. b+office
  11. Enklave
  12. skalitzer33

Ahoy at Wattstraße 11

Source: Ahoy Facebook

Ahoy is a nautical-themed coworking space in a convenient location surrounded by many cafes and food places. There’s even an onsite cafe, so you don’t have to stray further. A metro station is within walking distance.

The space has a laid-back air and fosters the same community. The whites and blues that dominate Ahoy spaces go well with the relaxed atmosphere and contribute to it. You can find a variety of seating options in multiple rooms. There are private and conference rooms as well as large event spaces. Ahoy’s event managers can help you host a workshop or any other meetup there and make sure that everything goes smoothly.

This place has great options to help you fill in your breaks, such as:

  • Foosball
  • Ping pong table
  • Pool
  • Library

The price per day is 15 and per month 150.

betahaus at Rudi-Dutschke-Straße 23

Source: betahaus

There are two betahaus locations in Berlin. We’ve decided to write about this one on Rudi-Dutschke-Straße because it represents the headquarters of betahaus. This space is one of the oldest coworking spaces in Berlin. It’s in the multicultural and diverse Kreuzberg, at a well-connected location. There’s also free parking on the premises.

This is one of the most popular startup meetup locations in the city. On the ground floor, it has a cafe where you can socialize, while other floors are coworking areas. betahaus has all the rooms you might need, from open areas and event spaces to phone booths, as it spreads across 3,000 sqm.

They organize various events to help their users become successful startupers. The most notable ones are betabreakfasts with tech or entrepreneurial focus that take place on Tuesdays.

The monthly price for a hot desk is 159.

CoWomen at Am Krögel 2

Source: CoWomen Facebook

CoWomen is a gorgeous, spacious coworking hub in the center of Berlin. It’s situated in a charming old renaissance building known as Alte Münze. The central location makes it easy to reach and move from. 

If you’re a solo female traveler, this might become your home away from home. You’ll feel completely at ease at this place as it was designed by women for women. Its main purpose is to help female entrepreneurs build a strong network and teach them many useful skills.

The space is beautifully designed and has all the amenities a coworking space should feature. You can enjoy free tea and coffee while working on your thing alone or exchanging ideas with other inspiring coworkers. They organize regular workshops to help their members hone many different skills.

A day in this lovely hub costs €22, and a full month is €249.

Techspace at Lobeckstraße 36

Source: Techspace Facebook

Techspace is a network of coworking spaces in Europe. It features two locations in Berlin. We picked the one in Kreuzberg in southeast Berlin. Techspace repurposed an old industrial building and made it into a modern one filled with coworking facilities. It spans across a total of four floors.

Techspace has retained a bit of the industrial vibe of the old building but made it modern and trendy. There’s a number of offices, phone booths, and a huge event space that can place up to 100 people. If you prefer working outdoors, there are a spacious balcony and a courtyard at your disposal. You can choose from a variety of seats, from standing desks to bean bags.

You can get a dedicated desk for €429 a month.

What we don’t like about Techspace

Even though the place looks like a space shuttle, there’s no air conditioning, so you’ll want to avoid it during the summer.

KAOS at Wilhelminenhofstraße 92

Source: kaosberlin

KAOS is a coworking space truly representative of Berlin. It’s inside an industrial warehouse on the River Spree. It’s a great location if you’d like to sit by the water, and it’s also close to the center of Berlin.

This is a space best suited for creative souls, especially those in art, media, and product design. Apart from offering coworking offices, KAOS features:

  • Workshops
  • Exhibition spaces
  • Event spaces, etc. 

It also has an outdoor terrace where you can hang out with other creative people after work. 

KAOS hosts many cool events. It is especially important for Berlin’s design scene. If you’re any kind of designer, artist, or just a creative mind, we recommend you check this place out.

You can rent a hot desk for €150 per month. 

What we don’t like about KAOS

Beware that some of their furniture is not best suited for long hours spent at your laptop. You can bypass this issue by bringing a travel stand desk and working standing up.

Mindspace at Friedrichstraße 68

Source: Mindspace

Mindspace is a global co-working space provider. It has three locations in Berlin:

  1. On Friedrichstraße
  2. On Krausenstraße
  3. On Skalitzer

Our favorite one is on Friedrichstraße in the heart of Berlin. It’s minutes away from public transport. Their space on Krausenstraße is close by, so you can check them both at once and see which one you prefer.

As many Berlin-based co-working spaces, this one also features hard industrial elements, but they’re softened by cozy furniture and large murals. There are all the usual rooms: open areas, conference rooms, private offices, etc. All of their seats are ergonomic and back-friendly.

You can mingle with an international crowd of remote workers here while drinking free tea, coffee, and even beer. 

The monthly cost for a hot desk is 300.

House of Clouds at Oldenburger Straße 6

Source: House of Clouds Facebook

House of Clouds is located in Moabit, a neighborhood in the center of Berlin. There’s a lot of greenery around it as well as shops and cafes. Moabit’s main street Turmstraße, which is minutes away from this spot, offers many places where you can grab a bite.

This coworking space is much more traditional and conventional than most places on this list. If you’re old-school and prefer to work in a space with an actual office feel, this is the right one for you. You get to sit at adjustable desks and recline in comfy chairs. There’s also a lot of storage space for your stuff. 

The place is open 24/7, and the price is €15 per day and €200 per month.

Thunderbolt Collective at Paul-Lincke-Ufer 20

Source: Thunderbolt Collective Facebook

Thunderbolt Collective is another coworking space in the creative heart of Berlin—Kreuzberg. Being at such a central location, the place is easily accessible. It is surrounded by cute cobblestone streets, fancy cafes, art galleries, and more.

As Germans love repurposing old industrial buildings, this space occupies a former electrical substation. That is why it features an unusually high ceiling, which has an awe-inspiring effect similar to that felt in churches and cathedrals. There’s a 600-sqm open area, beautifully designed loft space, conference rooms, a game room, etc. You can even rest your eyes in a nap room.

There’s also a living room with a fireplace where you can take a break while enjoying your free coffee and chatting. You’ll meet many creative people here from various industries.

You can get a dedicated desk for €400 per month.

tuesday coworking at Belziger Straße 71

Source: tuesday coworking Facebook

tuesday coworking offers intimate spaces in Schöneberg at two locations:

  1. Belziger Straße 71
  2. Feurigstraße 51

By paying membership for one of these, you get access to both. These are lovely, homelike spaces best suited for individuals or small teams of creatives. You get access to all the amenities you may need.

tuesday coworking was created as an alternative to commercial workspaces, which are becoming larger, more expensive, and more impersonal by the day. At this place, they truly put a focus on community and culture instead of business and money. You’re sure to meet the most eclectic crowd of coworkers this city has to offer here.

The price for a hot desk is only €85 per month.

b+office at Dudenstraße 10

Source: bplusoffice

b+office is located in the historic Bauhaus loft. With bike parking and public transit stations nearby, it’s easy to access and move around from. The place is also close to the famous Bergmannkiez.

This space is airy and filled with natural lights thanks to its high ceilings and huge windows. The design of b+office is minimalist but still trendy and fully functional. There are a wide-open area and smaller offices as well as large conference rooms.

The community at b+office is laid-back and friendly. You can network with them during your breaks at an outdoor terrace or play foosball or darts. If you’re visiting during the summer, be sure to come here on Friday as that’s when they make a delicious barbecue, which includes both meat and veggie options. 

The price is €17 per day and €195 per month.

Enklave at Kienitzer Straße 100

Source: Enklave Facebook

Enklave is a community-oriented space in Berlin’s Neukölln. It’s a super convenient location whether you’re coming by bus, on foot, by bike, or by car. There are public transport stations in the vicinity and car and bike parking on the premises.

This is a great place, both for locals and traveling remote workers. As a member, you get 24-hour access. The space is divided into three zones:

  • Social
  • Focus
  • Silent

They also offer a variety of technical equipment ranging from dual-monitor computers to video recording equipment.

Even though a buzzing community gathers here, you can still isolate yourself if you want to. Once you’re done with work, you can join one of their daily food events—lunches, brunches, beer tastings. If you want to meet like-minded new people, this is the place to be.

You can get a taste of the place by signing up for a free trial. Otherwise, you’ll pay €100 per month.

skalitzer33 at Skalitzer Straße 33

Source: skalitzer33

This name of this place is not the most creative one, but it reveals a convenient location. skalitzer33 is at the heart of Kreuzberg between “Kotti” and “Görli.” It’s in an industrial brick building with high ceilings and lots of light. There are parking on-site and public transport stations nearby.

You can choose a desk in the open-plan space, or if you prefer more peace and quiet, you can go to a smaller, more private office. You’ll have plenty of storage space at your disposal to put away all your unnecessary stuff. You can use their small kitchen when you need to grab a bite.

When you need more space for a project, you can rent their spacious loft. Another cool thing about this place is that you can even set up a pop-up store there at their shop with a window front. You can take a nap in the nap room or hang out at the outdoor terrace. If you need clean clothes, there’s even a laundry service here.

The price is €15 per day and €196 per month.

Best (and Worst) Coworking Spaces in Budapest

The nine best (and one not so impressive) coworking spaces in Budapest, Hungary

In the age of flexible working hours, remote jobs, and freelancing, the popularity of coworking spaces around the world has skyrocketed. The trend is just as present in the capital of Hungary. We set out to explore what this city has to offer in terms of coworking hubs.

Here are the nine spots we singled out as the best in Budapest and also one that didn’t quite live up to our expectations:

  1. Our top choice—Impact Hub Budapest
  2. The one that left us underwhelmed—UP Center
  3. KAPTÁR coworking
  4. Collabor8district
  5. The Other WorkSpace
  6. Loffice
  7. KUBIK
  8. Eco-Office
  9. Mosaik
  10. Muse

Impact Hub Budapest—our top choice 

Source: Impact Hub Budapest

What we love about Impact Hub is that it has offices all around the world. This is an exceptionally important detail for all digital nomads reading this article. With Impact Hub’s Global Passport, you are welcome in any of their offices worldwide!

As far as their Budapest location is concerned, it is not unlike the other spaces they’ve got set up around the globe. It is located in the city center, in an area of over 600 square meters. That speaks of the sheer range of options that this spot provides to its members.

In Impact Hub Budapest, you will have access to:

  • Spacious shared coworking areas
  • Chill-out lounge room
  • Community bistro
  • Self-service kitchen (free wine alert!)
  • Workshop rooms
  • Meeting rooms
  • A variety of events 
  • Room for podcasting, Skype, and telephone calls
  • On-site showers

The rooms are equipped with the latest tech, Herman Miller ergonomic chairs, air conditioning, and optic-fiber Wi-Fi.

Basics
Pricing
  • Per day, hot desk: HUF 4,900
  • Per week, hot desk: HUF 22,500
  • Per month, hot desk: HUF 54,500
  • Per month, dedicated desk: HUF 67,000
High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday—Friday: 9 am – 6 pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed
  • 24-hour member access: Yes
Address Ferenciek tere 2.

Doorbell 60, 1st floor on the left

Budapest

Hungary

Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk No
Workspaces
Dedicated Desk Yes
Conference Room No
Private Office No
Event room Yes
Phonebooth / Skype room Yes
Coliving No

UP Center—our least favorite coworking space

Source: Up Center Coworking

Up Center is known for being a digital academy, but it also has a coworking space. As far as the academy is concerned, it works on a pay-as-much-as-you-want basis as there are no fixed prices. For the coworking space, they have hot and dedicated desk packages, but they are one-off and monthly ones that don’t offer much flexibility. 

This place has many positive reviews and is lauded for the sense of togetherness and community it nurtures. It also seems to be great for co-studying

What we didn’t like is that, apart from those benefits, it doesn’t have much more to show for itself, especially when compared to other coworking spaces in Budapest. There are no conference rooms on offer nor private offices. The place is not that big, and not all of the furniture is ergonomic. 

The official website and the Facebook page don’t have English language versions, so it’s practically impossible for international audiences and digital nomads to get familiar with what the place has to offer.

It strikes us that this space is fantastic for local youth and students, while it may be the wrong choice for foreigners and more serious entrepreneurs.

Basics
Pricing
  • Per day, hot desk: €10
  • Per month, hot desk: €100
  • Per month, dedicated desk: €120
High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday—Friday: 9 am – 7 pm
  • Saturday: Closed 
  • Sunday: Closed
  • 24-hour member access: No
Address 29-31 Bartók Béla út

Budapest

Hungary

Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk Yes
Workspaces
Dedicated Desk Yes
Conference Room No
Private Office No
Event room Yes
Phone booth / Skype room No
Coliving No

KAPTÁR coworking

Source: KAPTÁR coworking

KAPTÁR coworking is situated in the heart of Budapest, so anyone wanting to visit this place shouldn’t have trouble finding it. In case you need to rush to the bank, grab a bite to eat, and get right back to work, you won’t have to waste a lot of time on those activities before you’re back in the office.

The interior is showered with lots of natural light, making it a perfect setting for work. There is an on-site self-service cafe, in case you need a caffeine kick. 

As for the seating arrangements, you can choose where you want to set up shop— by the window, on a comfy sofa or an armchair, or at a counter table. There are also standing desk options and a Skype room in case you need to make a video call in private.

This coworking space is ideal for digital nomads, freelancers, and other solopreneurs working in Budapest as it has hot and dedicated desk plans. It also offers rooms for meetings and events, so it may be a good choice for teams, too.

Basics
Pricing
  • Per day, hot desk: HUF 4,600
  • Per week, hot desk: HUF 20,600
  • Per month, hot desk: HUF 45,000
  • Per month, dedicated desk: HUF 59,000
High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday—Friday: 8 am – 8 pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed
  • 24-hour member access: Yes
Address 1065 Révay köz 4.

Budapest

Hungary

Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk Yes
Workspaces
Dedicated Desk Yes
Conference Room Yes
Private Office No
Event room Yes
Phone booth / Skype room Yes
Coliving No

Collabor8district

Source: Collabor8district

The interior of this impressive coworking space in the midst of Budapest’s 8th district is bright, vibrant, and uplifting. The huge windows let in natural sunshine, and the cheerful red chairs add to its energy.

Collabor8 offers a good choice of packages to suit a variety of needs, from hot and dedicated desks to private offices. You can work on a daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly basis, depending on your necessities.

Another great thing about this hub is that it has excellent availability. It has 11 rooms and an outdoor terrace, plus 24-hour member access, so you can come and go as you please.

What is particularly suitable for digital nomads who come here is that the staff speak several languages. Collabor8 maintains a Hungarian, English, and Spanish speaking environment.

Basics
Pricing
  • Per day, hot desk: HUF 4,000
  • Per week, hot desk: HUF 16,000
  • Per month, hot desk: HUF 35,000
  • One month, dedicated desk: HUF 45,000
  • Six months, dedicated desk: HUF 42,750 a month
  • One year, dedicated desk: HUF 40,500 a month
  • Per month, private office: HUF 200,000
High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday—Friday: 8 am – 8 pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed
  • 24-hour member access: Yes
Address 34. II.1 Baross utca, II.

Budapest

Hungary

Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk No
Workspaces
Dedicated Desk Yes
Conference Room No
Private Office Yes
Event room Yes
Phone booth / Skype room Yes
Coliving No

The Other WorkSpace

Source: The Other WorkSpace

The Other WorkSpace, as its name suggests, was set up with the aim of providing a different coworking spot from what dominates the market. The founders aimed to open a quiet place that doesn’t have inflated membership prices and is not overly crowded.

We’d say they have partially succeeded. The place is not too busy, there are spacious desks and comfortable chairs, and the offices are open 24/7. However, the prices are not low enough to write home about. Another disadvantage, in our view, is the somewhat dull and uninspiring white backdrop.

Overall, this place is a bit more affordable than others, so it’s suitable for those on a budget who don’t have high demands and expectations of coworking amenities but just need a comfy workstation.

Basics
Pricing
  • Per day, hot desk: HUF 1,520
  • Per month, hot desk: HUF 45,539 
  • Per month, dedicated desk: HUF 45,539 
  • Private office, one month: HUF 197,568
  • Private office, three months: HUF 180,379 a month
  • Private office, six months: HUF 175,234 a month
  • Private office, one year: HUF 162,435 a month
High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours 24/7 member access
Address 11-15 Victor Hugo utca

Budapest

Hungary

Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk No
Workspaces
Dedicated Desk Yes
Conference Room No
Private Office Yes
Event room No
Phone booth / Skype room No
Coliving No

Loffice

Source: Loffice Coworking

Loffice is a coworking space that is quickly expanding. It is available in two countries (Hungary and Austria) and currently has five offices. It’s safe to say that they have the coworking space game down. Whatever you need, you’ll find here, be it shared or fixed desks, private offices, meeting rooms, or event spaces.

The interior design has been carefully executed, and a lot of thought has gone into making the place feel hip, youthful, and modern. We certainly were impressed by all that. We were also left wondering—how comfortable are all these chairs and quirky-looking workstations for prolonged work?

Our demands for ergonomic chairs weren’t met here, but we did like the overall vibe of the place. If you need a spot to work from for shorter periods, this place will work for you.

Basics
Pricing
  • Per day, hot desk: HUF 5,715
  • Per week, hot desk: HUF 25,400
  • Per month, hot desk: HUF 57,150
  • Per month, dedicated desk: HUF 67,311
  • Private office: HUF 832,000 a month
High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday—Friday: 9 am – 5 pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed
  • 24-hour member access: No
Address Paulay Ede utca 55

Budapest

Hungary

Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs No
Standing Desk Yes
Workspaces
Dedicated Desk Yes
Conference Room No
Private Office Yes
Event room No
Phone booth / Skype room No
Coliving No

KUBIK 

Source: KUBIK coworking

KUBIK coworking is one of our favorite remote working spots in Budapest. The place extends on over 400 square meters and is situated in a prestigious business district. Apart from its central location, we were also fascinated by the array of options it offers

This all-encompassing coworking hub has:

    • Open-space shared workstations
    • Private offices for up to four people
    • Meeting rooms for up to 16 persons
    • Virtual office service
    • 100 square meters of rentable event space
  • Phone and Skype booth
    • On-site cafeteria with coffee, tea, home-made soda, and sandwiches
  • KUBIK Partner Programs
    • Add-ons: lockers and different gadgets
  • Shower rooms
    • Stable internet connectivity
    • 24/7 availability
  • Lounge room

It is safe to say that you will find a plan that works for you in this coworking hub. If you are not sure if this type of place would be suitable for you, make sure to use their trial day offer free of charge and test them out.

Basics
Pricing
    • Per day, hot desk: HUF 4,500
    • Per week, hot desk: HUF 20,000
    • Per month, hot desk: HUF 35,000
  • One FREE trial day
  • Private office: from HUF 99,000 a month
    • Meeting room: from HUF 2,500 an hour
    • Virtual office: HUF 15,000 a month
    • KUBIK Club, yearly membership: HUF 30,000 (12 months/a person)
  • One FREE trial day
High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours 24/7 member access
Address Jászai Mari tér 5-6.

Budapest

Hungary

Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk No
Workspaces
Dedicated Desk No
Conference Room Yes
Private Office Yes
Event room Yes
Phone booth / Skype room Yes
Coliving No

Eco-Office

Source: Ecooffice

Eco-Office was envisioned as a green space that will get your creative juices flowing. It has a lot of greenery around the place to ensure a relaxed, zen-like atmosphere. The design and the services available at this coworking spot make it a perfect combo of a shared office and a chill-out coffee shop. 

The idea behind Eco-Office was to provide a flexible remote working option for individuals and groups who thrive when being surrounded by like-minded coworkers

Although we like the look and feel of the place, we didn’t appreciate its misleading name. With the rise of eco-conscious tourists and nomads, one might think this place is self-sustainable or eco-friendly in any other way. What we found is lots of plants, wooden furniture, and unlimited filtered water. Suffice it to say we were underwhelmed.

Basics
Pricing
    • Two hours: HUF 1,500 
    • Half-day ticket: HUF 2,000
    • Per day: HUF 3,000
    • Per month, unlimited: HUF 40,000
    • Per month, 12 hours: HUF 32,000
    • Per month, eight hours: HUF 22,000
    • Per month, four hours: HUF 12,000
    • Laptop rental: HUF 7,000 a day
    • Meeting room, 2–6 people: HUF 4,000 an hour
    • Meeting room, 6–12 people: HUF 5,000 an hour
    • Lecture hall, up to 32 people: HUF 6,000 an hour
  • One FREE trial day
High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday—Friday: 10 am – 4 pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed
  • 24-hour member access: Yes
Address Budapest Izabella 68/b

1064 Magyarország

Budapest

Hungary

Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk No
Workspaces
Dedicated Desk No
Conference Room Yes
Private Office No
Event room Yes
Phone booth / Skype room No
Coliving No

Mosaik 

Source: Mosaic Startup Hub

Although Mosaic has an excellent coworking space that has all the standard amenities that similar spots offer as well, it stands out from the crowd for being a learning center, too.

Mosaic Academy offers support for people looking for a career change. There are various courses to take up here to take your skills to the next level. Tech workshops are among the most popular.

Another interesting offer in Mosaic is that every week they organize an event called CloudTuesdays. You get an exclusive chance to meet and learn from Microsoft software engineers in person. The seats are limited, so you would need to apply in advance. You don’t have to be a coworking space member to attend.

Basics
Pricing
  • Per day, hot desk: €10
  • Five days a month, hot desk: €50
  • Per week, hot desk: €70
  • Ten days a month, hot desk: €100
  • Per month, hot desk: starting from €130
  • Per year, hot desk: €1,500
  • Dedicated desk fee: €30 a month or €300 a year
  • Locker fee: €15 a month or €150 a year
High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours 24/7 member access
Address Pannónia u. 32.

Budapest

Hungary

Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk Yes
Workspaces
Dedicated Desk Yes
Conference Room No
Private Office Yes
Event room Yes
Phone booth / Skype room Yes
Coliving Yes

Muse 

Source: Muse Közösségi Iroda

Muse may well be the most beautiful coworking space we’ve ever seen! The stylish cast-iron railing that envelopes the interior, the fashionable, contemporary furniture, the abundance of wooden surfaces, and plenty of natural light make this place a must-see for any Budapest resident or visitor.

Regardless, Muse is more than just a pretty interior. It is conveniently located in downtown Budapest, near all the public transport hotspots and the main tourist attractions. 

Among its amenities, you will have fast internet, bag storage, gallery seats, on-site showers, a cafe, a terrace, and a mini-golf course at your disposal. On top of all that, you are welcome to bring your pup to work, too!

Basics
Pricing Coworking:

  • Per day, hot desk: HUF 3,500
  • Four days a month, hot desk: HUF 13,000
  • Eight days a month, hot desk: HUF 24,000
  • 12 days a month, hot desk: HUF 35,000
  • 20 days a month, hot desk: HUF 50,000
  • 20 days a month, dedicated desk: HUF 60,000

Meeting room / Event:

  • Up to four people: HUF 3,000
  • Up to six people: HUF 3,500
  • Up to eight people: HUF 4,000
  • Up to 12 people: HUF 5,000
High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday—Friday: 9 am – 6 pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed
  • 24-hour member access: No
Address 15 Szent István körút

Budapest

Hungary

Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs No
Standing Desk No
Workspaces
Dedicated Desk Yes
Conference Room Yes
Private Office No
Event room Yes
Phonebooth / Skype room No
Coliving No

Didn’t find what you were looking for? There are more coworking spaces in Budapest!

On the odd chance that none of our picks above are quite up to your alley, we’ve come prepared! Check out these honorable mentions:

  1. HubHub Budapest Kiraly 26
  2. Szikra Coworking
  3. UrbanFood Cafe & Coworking
  4. Urban Lobby – Coworking & Luggage Storage
  5. Baobab Coworking Club
  6. CoWo – Coworking Budapest
  7. Loft Living Budapest
  8. New Work Labs
  9. Vagabond Nation
  10. Forrás Jóllét Stúdió

Best (and Worst) Coworking Spaces in Krakow

11 best (and two worst) coworking spaces in Krakow, Poland

Krakow is a Polish town known for having one of the youngest demographics in Europe. Many young people initially come to this city for studies. With such a large pool of smart and talented people connecting into one place, backed up by the rise of the Internet, Krakow’s digital work sphere started booming. 

The city is now full of entrepreneurs, startups, freelancers, and other experts in areas such as IT, marketing, content creation, and similar new-age jobs. If you’re planning a trip to, or possibly a long term stay in Krakow, check out our local guide to the city. We’ll teach you the best areas to stay in, as well as what to do in your spare time.

Digital jobs are moving more and more people out of corporate offices and into their own space. Many now enjoy the comfort of a work-from-home lifestyle. However, some people still require a professional space where they can meet with their work partners, clients, and like-minded individuals. 

The culture of working from cafes has been on the rise in the past two decades until we finally saw the creation of coworking spaces. There are plenty of them in Krakow, ranging from small cafes with fast internet, to full-scale office buildings explicitly designed for coworking. Here are our 11 favorites, and two not so great, coworking spaces in Krakow:

  1. Cluster Cowork Jozefitow 8
  2. OffOffice Coworking
  3. Czysta Coworking
  4. Office&Cowork Center Krasinskiego 4/12
  5. Cowork Mrowisko
  6. Coworking Rynek 28
  7. Office&Coworking Zamkowa 2a
  8. Rise.PL Fabryczna Office Park
  9. Yolk CoWorking
  10. Rise.PL 65A Krolewska
  11. Iterators Cowork Krakow
  12. (AVOID) Creative Coworking
  13. (AVOID) Regus Office

Our favorite coworking space in Krakow is Cluster Cowork Jozefitow 8

Source: Cluster

Cluster Cowork is a brand of coworking spaces with two offices in Krakow. The one located on the Jozefitow 8 street was our love at first sight. The high ceiling and ventilation keep the rooms airy, while the tall windows let lots of natural light inside. 

The interior of the place is colorful, while the workplace design is kept minimal to reduce distractions. This is exactly what we look for in a coworking space—a professional-looking environment that turns laid back and casual the moment you step out of the office. 

There are plenty of social and learning events taking place here, and members get to be part of the group Slack channel, which helps kickstart new connections. This is also one of the few places that have coliving arrangements as well. The location is superb, being a few minutes walk from the city center. 

The only issue people may have is the slightly higher than average prices, especially for private office spaces.

Basics
Pricing Hot desk per day: $12.50 (PLN 50)

Hot desk per week: $50 (PLN 200)

Hot desk per month: $163 (PLN 650)

Dedicated desk per month: $188 (PLN 750)

Private office, six people, one month: $1,631 (PLN 6,500)

Private office, ten people, one month: $3,010 (PLN 12,000)

Private office, 14 people, one month: $3,640 (PLN 14,500)

Private office, 30 people, one month: $5,900 (PLN 23,500)

High-Speed Internet 500 megabit fiber
Open Hours
    • Monday—Friday: 9 am – 5 pm (reception hours)
  • Members have access 24/7
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk Yes
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks Yes
Private Offices Yes
Conference room / Event rooms Yes
Phone booths / Skype rooms Yes
Coliving Yes

OffOffice Coworking

Source: OffOffice Facebook

OffOffice comes in close second and is one of the most well-rounded coworking spaces in Krakow. If it had slightly more space, it would easily take #1 on our list. It’s also one of the few places where you can register your Virtual Office. This allows you to have a stable business address, mail service, and the receptionist at your disposal. 

Depending on your agreement, you will be granted free access to conference rooms where you can bring clients, as well as have your logo displayed on a plaque at the entrance. 

Basic refreshments (water, tea, and coffee) are free. There are snacks for purchase on-site, and you can order catering with the company. OffOffice puts a large emphasis on community building, with members enjoying perks such as:

  • Community dinner and drinking events
  • Facebook group for members
  • Organized sports team
  • Social and learning events

When you’re tired, help yourself to the outdoor terrace or lounge area, where you can relax or even take a nap on beanbags or hammocks. Otherwise, play some of the available board or arcade games with other members. 

The only possible downside to this location is that it’s relatively far from the city center.

Basics
Pricing Hot desk per hour: $1.75 (PLN 7)

Hot desk per day: $7.20 (PLN 29)

Hot desk per week: $30 (PLN 119)

Hot desk per month: $100 (PLN 399)

Dedicated desk per month: $100 (PLN 399)

Private office, three people, one month: $376 (PLN 1,500)

Private office, five people, one month: $627 (PLN 2,300)

High-Speed Internet 500 megabit fiber
Open Hours
    • Monday—Friday: 9 am – 6 pm
    • Saturday: 9 am—12 pm
    • Sunday: Closed
  • Private office users have 24/7 access
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk Yes
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks Yes
Private Offices Yes
Conference room / Event rooms Yes
Phone booths / Skype rooms No
Coliving No

Czysta Cowork

Source: Czysta

Czysta Cowork is a space made by people who work remotely in the IT sector, so they knew exactly what they were doing when creating it. The space is well equipped, and the interior is lightly designed—the walls are not empty and bland, but not distracting either. 

When you’re not working, help yourself to the lounge area, open-air terrace, or meditation room. 

You can use a fully equipped kitchen that also has a washing machine, or help yourself to a shower. These are great additions for those staying in Krakow for longer. The offices are located in an apartment building, just left of the city center. The team behind the space also promises to share connections and knowledge with people in a similar branch of work.

Basics
Pricing Hot desk per month: $125 (PLN 500)

Dedicated desk per month: $125 (PLN 500)

High-Speed Internet 600 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Open 24/7
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk No
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks Yes
Private Offices No
Conference room / Event rooms No
Phone booths / Skype rooms Yes
Coliving No


Office&Cowork Center Krasinskiego 4/12

Source: Office&Co

The brand Office&Cowork Center has multiple offices around Poland and Krakow. The first one we want to talk about is located in Krasinskiego 4/12 street, a few minute’s walk from the city center. Inside the offices is an elegant, minimalistic design. The interior is mostly white with splashes of color coming from art and furniture. This coworking space provides users with free unlimited access to office supplies, including:

  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Flipchart
  • Projector, etc.

Basic refreshments—water, tea, coffee—are also free. Users have access to a full kitchen and even showers on-site.

Cowork Mrowisko

Source: Cowork Mrowisko

Another small but must-mention coworking space is Cowork Mrowisko (Cowork Anthill). It’s located inside a renovated apartment in an otherwise residential building, giving it a cozy “home away from home” vibe. The interior design is minimal, there are lots of plants, and the space is pet-friendly. 

Users have access to a full kitchen, showers, personal lockers, and there is an Airbnb for rent on-site. There’s also an emphasis on network building, with a member Slack channel, plus social and learning events to attend. The office is owned by a lovely couple, who’ve obviously put their heart into creating this space, and get lots of praise for their hospitality.

Basics
Pricing Hot desk per day: $7.5 (PLN 30)

Hot desk per week: $25 (PLN 100)

Hot desk per month: $163 (PLN 650)

Dedicated desk per month: $125 (PLN 500)

Private office, eight-ten people, per month: $1,130 (PLN 4,500)

High-Speed Internet 500 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Open every day from 6 am–9 pm
  • Members have access 24/7
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 Yes (Airbnb on-site)


Coworking Rynek 28

Source: Rynek 28 Facebook 

Located in the dead center of Old Town, Krakow, is the stunning office space of Coworking Rynek 28. With speeds of up to 1Gbps, it easily has the best internet on our list. The gorgeous interior design is only outmatched by the view of the city center from the windows. This is also one of the few places that offer standing desks. 

The downside is that the place is small and what you see in the photo are pretty much all of the desk spaces. It also works on corporate, Monday to Friday working hours, meaning you could end up without a desk unless you book in advance.

Basics
Pricing Hot desk per month: $125 (PLN 500)

Dedicated desk per month: $163 (PLN 650)

Private office, five/six people, one month: $753 (PLN 3,000)

Private office, ten people, one month: $1,380 (PLN 5,500)

High-Speed Internet 500 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday—Friday: 8 am – 6 pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk Yes
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks Yes
Private Offices No
Conference room / Event rooms Yes
Phone booths / Skype rooms Yes
Coliving No

Office&Coworking Zamkowa 2a

Source: Office&Cowork website

This coworking space is the second Office&Cowork place on our list. The building is located in Zamkowa 2a/2 street (Castle Street), hence the name. It’s located in an otherwise residential area, right across the Vistula river from the city center. 

Although modest in size, it is housed inside a gorgeous apartment with a full kitchen and bathroom at your disposal. 

Basic refreshments, including water, tea, and coffee, are free. There’s a vending machine on-site, and you can order high-quality catering. The place is pet-friendly, you can use free parking on the premise, and members have access to everything 24/7. It’s relatively small compared to other coworking spaces, but definitely worth checking out, especially if you live nearby.

Basics
Pricing Hot desk per month: $125 (PLN 500)

Dedicated desk per month: $163 (PLN 650)

Private office, five/six people, one month: $753 (PLN 3,000)

Private office, ten people, one month: $1,380 (PLN 5,500)

High-Speed Internet 500 megabit fiber
Open Hours
    • Monday—Friday: 8 am – 5 pm (reception hours)
  • Members have access 24/7
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk Yes
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks Yes
Private Offices Yes
Conference room / Event rooms No
Phone booths / Skype rooms No
Coliving No


Rise.PL Fabryczna Office Park

Source: Rise.Pl Facebook 

Rise.PL has six office spaces located in Krakow. Our favorite one is inside the Fabryczna Office Park, the biggest eco-friendly business center in the city. The office space is huge, the biggest on this list. It’s full of excellent amenities on-site, such as:

  • Restaurant and cafe
  • Gym
  • Pool table
  • Library
  • Board and arcade games
  • Showers
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Meditation room, and more

The high ceiling and excellent ventilation system give the space plenty of air, and large windows let lots of sunlight inside. The only issue, if we can call it that, is that everything might be a bit too big. An office space this large, mostly covered in glass, full of people can be a little overwhelming when you’re trying to focus. Other than that, we highly recommend this coworking space.

Basics
Pricing Hot desk per month: $125 (PLN 500)

Dedicated desk per month: $200 (PLN 800)

Private office, four people, one month: $200 (PLN 800)

High-Speed Internet 500 megabit fiber
Open Hours
    • Monday—Friday: 8 am – 5 pm (reception hours)
  • Members have access 24/7
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

Yolk CoWorking

Source: Yolk

Yolk CoWorking is one of the newest office spaces on our list, having opened its doors in 2020. Small, but noteworthy, it’s located close to the city center. This originally apartment space was reinvented into an office and is filled with state-of-the-art work equipment. The interior has a minimalistic design, with wood being the primary material, and there are lots of plants breathing air into the area. 

Members have access to the space 24/7 by using a cool phone app to unlock the smart door. We only wish there was more space, as everything else in Yolk CoWorking is great, especially the coffee.

Basics
Pricing Hot desk, ten days per month: $75 (PLN 300)

Hot desk per month: $125 (PLN 500)

Dedicated desk per month: $175 (PLN 700)

Meeting room, 12 people, per hour: $12.50 (PLN 50)

High-Speed Internet 500 megabit fiber
Open Hours
    • Monday—Friday: 8 am – 6 pm (reception hours)
  • Members have access 24/7
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk Yes
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks Yes
Private Offices No
Conference room / Event rooms Yes
Phone booths / Skype rooms No
Coliving No

Rise.PL 65A Krolewska

Source: Rise PL Facebook 

Another office worth mentioning under the Rise.PL brand is the one on 65A Krolewska street. Green is the theme of this one, as it’s the main color used in the interior, and the space is full of plants. The two floors it spans on offer a large number of hot desks, a few smaller private office spaces, and event rooms. Members enjoy access to free:

  1. Water
  2. Coffee
  3. Tea
  4. Snacks

Similar to other Rise facilities, they host a decent amount of learning and social events to keep you occupied when you’re not working.

 

Basics
Pricing Hot desk per week: $146.50 (PLN 185)

Dedicated desk per month: $154 (PLN 615)

High-Speed Internet 500 megabit fiber
Open Hours
    • Monday—Friday: 8 am – 5 pm (reception hours)
  • Members have access 24/7
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

Iterators Cowork Krakow

Source: Iterators Cowork Facebook 

Another space that recently opened its doors is the Iterators Cowork Krakow. The place is so new, it doesn’t have a website or location on Google Maps yet. The interior is much cozier than similar options of this size, and it heavily reminds of cowork cafes, rather than corporate offices. It also has slightly lower prices than other spaces nearby. The owners are friendly and seem to want to build something of their own. We wish them the best of luck on this journey. For anyone looking for a laid black space to get some work done, check out their office at Jozefa Sarego 12/2 street, right next to the city center.

Basics

Pricing Hot desk per week: $146.50 (PLN 185)

Dedicated desk per month: $154 (PLN 615)

High-Speed Internet 500 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Open 24/7
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk No
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks Yes
Private Offices No
Conference room / Event rooms No
Phone booths / Skype rooms No
Coliving No

These are the two coworking spaces we didn’t like in Krakow

Creative Coworking

Source: Creative Coworking

Creative Coworking is one of the oldest shared workspaces in Krakow, and it shows. As it stands, there is nothing wrong with it, and we can’t necessarily say it’s bad. Still, there are much better options that outclass this space, even at a similar price range. It doesn’t help that Creative Coworking is also located way outside inner city perimeters, making it harder to reach. If you’re staying nearby and want to use a cheap, but tolerable coworking space short term, go for it. Otherwise, just go somewhere else.

Basics

Pricing Hot desk, ten days in one month: $7.5 (PLN 30) per day

Hot desk per week: $32.50 (PLN 130)

Hot desk per month: $88 (PLN 350)

High-Speed Internet 500 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday—Friday: 8 am – 6 pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk No
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks No
Private Offices No
Conference room / Event rooms Yes
Phone booths / Skype rooms No
Coliving No

Regus Office

The global rental brand Regus has over 3,000 office spaces worldwide, with six currently operational in Krakow. We firmly believe you should avoid all of them in this city. But how come we’ve recommended Regus for other destinations, but this time we’re saying stay away? That’s because there are so many greater options at a much better price range and agreement terms. Regus offers nothing you can’t find in other places, on top of only serving long term contracts (12/24 months), and more or less hiding the prices behind negotiation. For these reasons, the company is obsolete when it comes to coworking in Krakow.

Basics

Pricing Dependant on negotiation
High-Speed Internet 500 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday—Friday: 8 am–5 pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk Yes
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks Yes
Private Offices Yes
Conference room / Event rooms Yes
Phone booths / Skype rooms Yes
Coliving No

Best (and Worst) Coworking Spaces in Sao Paulo

Eight best (and one worst) coworking spaces in Sao Paulo

Latin America is always worth a visit. Every single country in this part of the world boasts incredible history, rich culture, and breathtaking art and landscapes.

Brazil, though, takes everything to the next level. The beauty and the atmosphere of the country are undeniably attractive. Sao Paulo, in its different parts, perfectly encapsulates the spirit and the grandeur of the country.

With many distractions in Sao Paulo, it isn’t so easy to stay focused. For digital nomads, this problem is even worse. Their ability to travel and experience other cultures directly depends on their ability to work even when the surroundings are so attractive.

So, how to get any job done in Sao Paulo? Here’s an easy answer—find a functional coworking space to keep you grounded. A productive and motivating environment will help you keep your head in the game, and finish your daily tasks much faster and more efficiently.

There are about 120 coworking spaces in Sao Paulo, though. How do you pick the best one? Don’t worry; we’ve narrowed it down for you. Here are our top picks for a coworking space in Sao Paulo.

oWork is our favorite place to cowork in Sao Paulo

Source: oWork.space

Our favorite coworking space in Sao Paulo is located in Cidade Vargas, close to the zoo and the botanical garden. Sao Paulo Expo is nearby as well, which is convenient when you need to shop.

oWork is a co-living space, as well. The combination of co-living and coworking space is a great way to save time because you don’t have to commute.

If you’re a digital nomad, you know how important it is to have a reliable connection. The glitches in the web coverage affect the focus, cause frustration, and slow down the work. oWork provides excellent Wi-Fi to keep you productive and motivated.

They also provide standing desks, bean bags, and ergonomic chairs. The seating options ensure you’ll be comfortable because wiggling on an uncomfortable chair breaks your concentration and wastes your energy. Standing desks help you keep working even when you can’t bear to sit down for another moment, but you don’t want a break just yet. Bean bags are great if you like working while almost-laying down.

The community in oWork is nothing short of amazing. The people are optimistic, hardworking, and always willing to help. oWork organizes workshops, events, and community lunches and drinks to help the members make friends and help them develop in their field and skills.

There is printing equipment you can use if you need it. If you don’t feel like bringing our laptop with you, you can use one of the available PCs.

There are phone booths and personal lockers you can use. The kitchen is at your disposal if you want to prepare a snack or heat up a meal, but you can also buy snacks onsite.

Coffee is free, but there is an onsite cafe if you crave something more elaborate than a simple cup of coffee. If you can’t start your day properly without an extra-large caramel Mochaccino, you can breathe a sigh of relief because you have everything you need here.

When you need a break, you can chill out in the lounge area, or you can grab another nomad and play ping pong!

Basics
Pricing
  • Per hour: BRL 29
  • Per day: BRL 99
  • Per week: BRL 199
  • Per month: BRL 699
High-Speed Internet Yes
Open Hours
  • Monday – Friday: 8 am – 8 pm
  • Saturday: closed
  • Sunday: closed
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk Yes
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks Yes
Conference Rooms Yes
Private Offices Yes
Phone booths Yes
Coliving Yes

Seven coworking spaces in Sao Paulo we also loved

It takes all sorts to build a world, and not everybody likes the same things. If oWork doesn’t seem like your cup of tea, don’t despair; there are plenty of other options. Here are seven more coworking spaces in Sao Paulo that we enjoyed.

  1. Colab
  2. Blocktime
  3. Pixels
  4. Josefin
  5. Sharing E.C.
  6. Wit.Working
  7. Mako Coworking

CoLab

Source:  CoLab

Located in Pinheiros, CoLab is less than 200m from Butanta and Fradique Coutinho subways. There are plenty of restaurants and cafes in the neighborhood, in case snack food and plain coffee don’t work for you.

The atmosphere is conducive to work, and the crowd is helpful and optimistic. There is excellent Wi-Fi, which can help you get some work done efficiently, and CoLab provides ergonomic chairs and standing desks, so there are options for those who don’t enjoy sitting down too much. You can use the printing equipment.

There is a pretty outdoor terrace where you can go to chill out, and coffee is free. The space is wheelchair accessible, which is great.

Open hours
  • Monday – Friday: 9 am – 7 pm
  • Saturday: closed
  • Sunday: closed
Price Per day BRL 60
Per month BRL 650

Blocktime

Source: Blocktime Coworking

Blocktime is one block away from the Sumare subway station, in Pinheiros. They provide excellent internet connection and ergonomic chairs, which makes working there stress-free and comfortable. There are no standing desks, though, so you might want to take a few short breaks to stretch and walk around.

The community there is cheerful and happy to help with everything you need.  Blocktime organizes workshops and events, and it hosts TEDx events. The members often meet for drinks and stay in touch.

If you need extra equipment, you can use printers, projectors, and microphones that are available in Blocktime. There are Skype rooms if you need some privacy and personal lockers if you don’t like dragging your stuff around. You can use the kitchen for brewing some coffee or whipping up a quick snack.

The place is cat and dog-friendly, so you and your four-legged monster don’t have to be apart longer than you want. When you get tired, you can grab a cup of coffee, or you can find some other nomads and organize a karaoke contest!

Open hours
  • Monday – Friday: 8 am – 10 pm
  • Saturday: 8 am – 6 pm
  • Sunday: closed
Price Per hour BRL 15
Per day BRL 60
Per month BRL 500

Pixels

Source: Pixels

Set up in the district of Moema, Pixels is close to Bike Sampa bicycle station and many bus stops.

They offer high-speed Wi-Fi, so you don’t have to worry about whether or not you’d be able to do your work and finish it on time. There are ergonomic chairs and bean bags, so you can choose your seating option according to your preference. There is even a hammock if you like to be a bit more comfortable while you work.

You can use the printer, scanner, and personal lockers. There is a kitchen at your disposal in case you need a snack or a cup of coffee. Coffee is free and unlimited.

When you need a break, you can browse through their little library or simply chill out in their great lounge area.

Open hours
  • Monday – Friday: 9 am – 7 pm
  • Saturday: closed
  • Sunday: closed
Price Per day BRL 79
Per week BRL 349
Per month BRL 799

Josefin

Source: Josefin Coworking

Josefin has two locations:

  • Garden
  • Villa Mariana

The place is comfortable to work at because they provide fast and reliable Wi-Fi, as well as ergonomic chairs and standing desks. It’s great for all of you who don’t want your time at work to take a toll on your back.

If you and your pet suffer from separation anxiety, worry not—Josefin is cat and dog-friendly, so you don’t have to leave your four-legged pal all alone in a room somewhere while you work. There is a library for the times when you need a break and entertainment. There is also an impressive outdoor terrace, so you don’t have to stay inside during your breaks.

The community is fantastic and very cheerful. Josefin organizes many events to keep its members together and help them develop their talents and skills and improve their knowledge.

Open hours
  • Monday – Friday: 9 am – 9 pm
  • Saturday: closed
  • Sunday: closed
Price Per day BRL 80
Per month BRL 900

Sharing E.C.

Source:  Coworker.com

Located in Pinheiros, Sharing E.C. is surrounded by different restaurants, pastry shops, and other food options, which is great for the picky eaters who can’t live on sandwiches.

There is a kitchen with a fridge and a microwave, though, so you can always bring your own lunch and heat it when you want. There is also free coffee and at least eight flavors of tea. The lounge area is large and comfortable, so you can recharge our batteries when you take a break.

Wi-Fi is lightning fast, and there is backup internet as well, so you can rest assured that you won’t be left offline in a critical moment. They provide ergonomic chairs, which are very comfy, but they’re the only seating option. You might want to take frequent breaks to preserve your back. The space is well-lit, even during the hours when there’s little natural light. The interior is cluster-free, and the whole place makes it easy to focus and get some work done.

Open hours
  • Monday – Friday: 9 am – 5 pm
  • Saturday: closed
  • Sunday: closed
Price Per month BRL 499

Wit.Working

Source: Wit.Working

Wit.Working is located in Sao Jose do Rio Preto. It is a coworking and a co-living space, which can be a great time-saver since you don’t have to travel to and from the workspace.

They provide high-speed Wi-Fi, which should make your work a bit less stressful, and standing desks and ergonomic chairs, which should help you retain the health of your back.

You can use their printing equipment, and there is a kitchen, too, if you’re feeling peckish and want a quick bite. Coffee is free, and you can buy alcohol if you wish.

Open hours
  • Monday – Friday: 8 am – 10 pm
  • Saturday: 9 am – 1 pm
  • Sunday: closed
Price Per hour BRL 10
Per day BRL 60
Per week BRL 255

Mako Coworking

Source: Coworker.com

Mako Coworking is located in Vila Mariana, within walking distance from the Museum of contemporary art and the Afro Brazil Museum.

They provide fast and reliable Wi-Fi, and there are cables as well if you need your connection to be rock-solid. The internet is functional enough for virtually anything you might need, from reading a blog post to uploading a video or video conferencing.

There are printing equipment and a kitchen you can use if you want to. The lounge area is comfy enough to take a rest, have some coffee, and recharge before going back to work. Coffee is free.

The staff is friendly and helpful, and Meko organizes events for its members once a month.

Open hours
  • Monday – Friday: 8 am – 8 pm
  • Saturday: closed
  • Sunday: closed
Price Per day BRL 899

Honorable mentions

If you need more choice, here are some other fantastic coworking options in Sao Paulo.

  1. Osmose
  2. Terracota
  3. Work Lounge
  4. Serotonina Lab
  5. OpportunityWork
  6. Coletivo 47
  7. Trampolim
  8. Office&Co.
  9. Go Up
  10. Urban Cowork
  11. BUCC Workspaces
  12. Smart Place
  13. Eureka
  14. Salamandra
  15. 2Work
  16. Garden Coworking
  17. E.C. Coworking
  18. Organico Creative Coworking
  19. CoPro Coworking
  20. We Work

Pro tip

Many of these coworking spaces don’t offer standing desks. If you like a coworking space, but would also like to be able to stand up when you get too tired of sitting, you might want to consider getting a travel stand desk. It’s a much lighter option, and it’s a breeze to set up. It might be a good idea if you tend to suffer from back pains, and it’s definitely much healthier than just sitting down all the time. Here’s an added plus: you can set it up in your room when you’re feeling too lazy to go out!

Regus is our least favorite space to cowork in Sao Paulo

Source: Regus

In our opinion, Regus is the least enjoyable coworking space in Sao Paulo. Of course, it holds over 30 locations in the area, so it may seem highly convenient. You’d think that, once you get the membership, you’d be able to use all the premises, depending on which one suits your needs at the given moment.

So why didn’t we like it? There are several reasons, but the main problems with Regus are:

  • Poorly trained staff
  • Unclear pricing system
  • No community

Regus has a high staff turnover, which is always a red flag. The people who work there are, for the most part, inexperienced and untrained, which means that they usually don’t even know the system they’re supposed to work in. They’ll be unsure of which benefits you get with each package, and sometimes they won’t know if a membership is valid outside of their original location or not. Regus is a big company, so its workers tend to be cold and detached—completely the opposite of what you’d expect in a regular coworking place.

The problem with pricing is far more severe than the thing with the staff.  Every location has a different set of prices they charge for their services, and you can only get them on request. In the age of the internet, this practice is terribly frustrating, and it may even seem untrustworthy. If that wasn’t enough, here’s more—you never know what you’re paying for. Regus simply lacks a reliable pricing system, which means that you are always unsure of what you’re paying for. Obviously, you’ll get a seat and a desk, but all the other benefits, including coffee, are up for debate. In one of their offices, it will be included in the price; in the other, it’ll be charged extra

It gets even worse. It makes sense that the membership will allow you to use all of their locations. In practice, you don’t know which locations—if any—you’d be able to use. You may very well be restricted to your original offices, in which case the essential benefit of Regus—the convenience—will be completely wasted.

Since Regus is an office rental service and coworking is not its main area of business, it’s not really all that nomad-friendly. It doesn’t attract the startup crowd, so there is zero community to talk about. You may make a friend or two if you’re really outgoing and friendly, but don’t expect the atmosphere you’d get in a regular coworking space.

All in all, Regus is fine if you’re a company representative who needs offices for its staff. If you’re a digital, though, you’ll probably want to find something else. If Regus is the most convenient for you, make sure you do your homework and check what is included in the price before you pay it.

Basics
Pricing
  • On request
High-Speed Internet Yes
Open Hours
  • Monday – Friday: 8:30 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 Yes
Coliving No

Best (and Worst) Coworking Spaces in Koh Tao

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Source: TAO HUB Facebook

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Indie Cafe

Source: Facebook Indie

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

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

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

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

This Is A Book Cafe

Source: This Is A Book Facebook

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

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

AVA Hostel Koh Tao

Source: AVA Koh Tao Facebook

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

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

Dots Coffee

Source: Dots Coffee Facebook

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

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

We recommend you avoid Plug and Play Cafe

Source: Plug and Play Facebook

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

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

Best (and Worst) Coworking Spaces in Kathmandu

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our Favorite Coworking Space in Kathmandu is Innovation Hive!

Source: Innovation Hive Website

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Other coworking spaces in Kathmandu we also recommend

Rem.Work HQ

Source: Rem.Work Facebook

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

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

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

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

Hot desk per day: $4.25 (NPR 500)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Regus Kathmandu Trade Tower

Source: Regus Website

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

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

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

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

Virtual office: $0.75 (NPR 90)

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

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

Rem.Work@Fairfield by Marriott

Source: Rem Facebook

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

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

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

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

Work Around

Source: Work Around Facebook 

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

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

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

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

Hot desk per day: $2.12 (NPR 250)

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

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

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

Rem.Work@Vivanta Hotel

Source: Rem Facebook

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

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

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

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

These are the two coworking spaces we would not recommend!

Mero Office

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

Lindu

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

Best (and Worst) Coworking Spaces in Cambodia

11 best (and 2 worst) coworking spaces in Cambodia

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

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

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

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

Phnom Penh:

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

Siem Reap:

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

Our favorite coworking space in Phnom Penh is The Desk

Source: The Desk Facebook

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

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

Basics
Pricing Hot desk per day: $5

Hot desk per month: $60

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

Private office, eight people, one month: $450

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

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

SAHAKA Coworking Space

Source: SAHAKA Facebook

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

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

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

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

Basics
Pricing Hot desk per day: $8

Hot desk per month: $80

Dedicated desk per month: $120

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

Private office, four people, one month: $550

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

Emerald HUB

Source: Emerald HUB Facebook

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

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

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

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

Basics
Pricing Hot desk per day: $5

Hot desk per week: $30

Hot desk per month: $60

Dedicated desk per month: $120

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

Private office, eight people, one month: $550

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

The Green Penthouse Coworking

Source: The Green Penthouse

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

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

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

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

Basics
Pricing Hot desk per day: $5

Hot desk per week: $19

Hot desk per month: $50

Dedicated desk per month: $75

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

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

Emerald HUB BKK3

Source: Emerald HUB Facebook

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

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

Basics
Pricing Hot desk per week: $30

Hot desk per month: $60

Dedicated desk per month: $150

Private office, four people, one month: $330

Private office, eight people, one month: $500

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

OMO Hub

Source: OMO Hub Facebook

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

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

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

Basics
Pricing Hot desk per day: $5

Hot desk per week: $20

Hot desk per month: $60

Dedicated desk per month: $80

Private office, eight people, one Month: $300

Private office, 12 people, one month: $400

Private office, 20 people, one month: $500

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

Workspace 1

Source: WS1 Facebook

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

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

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

Basics
Pricing Hot desk per month: $70

Dedicated desk per month: $120

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

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

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

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

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

Coworking Today

Source: Coworking Today Facebook

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

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

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

Basics
Pricing Hot desk per day: $7

Hot desk per week: $30

Hot desk per month: $60

Dedicated desk per month: $100

Private office, five people, one month: $400

Private office, five people, six months: $350

Private office, eight people, one month: $600

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

Regus Canadia Bank Tower

Source: Regus

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

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

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

Basics
Pricing Hot desk per day: $6

Private office, per person: $7

Virtual office, per day: $3

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

We recommend you avoid using Cowork Art Shop

Source: Cowork Art Shop Facebook

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

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

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

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

Basics
Pricing Hot desk per day: $6

Hot desk per week: $20

Hot desk per month: $50

Dedicated desk per month: $150

Private office, one person, per month: $150

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

Coworking spaces I liked in Siem Reap:

Garage Society Siem Reap

Source: Garage Society Facebook

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

Basics
Pricing Hot desk per day: $5

Hot desk per week: $25

Hot desk per month: $70

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

AngkorHub

Source: AngkorHUB Facebook

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

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

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

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

Basics
Pricing Hot desk per week: $25

Hot desk per month: $89

Dedicated desk per month: $140

Private office, four people, per month: $500

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

We recommend you skip BioLAB Coffee & Office

Source: BioLAB Facebook

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

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

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

Basics
Pricing Hot desk per month: $79

Private office: Inquiry only

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

Best (and Worst) Coworking Spaces in 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