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Originally published by Jenny Leung. Last updated by Beverly Ngai.
Whether you’re an entrepreneur looking to start up your own company, a small business owner who doesn’t want to commit to yearly office rental contracts, or a boutique agency trying to embrace the digital age and the modern doodads that come with it, co-working spaces offer the perfect solution to working in a relaxed environment that meets your budget and allows you to build connections with like-minded people. With this in mind, we have rounded up some of the best co-working spaces around Hong Kong which offer great amenities and even the occasional bar!
Boasting an enviable address in Taikoo Place, inviting interiors, and a full suite of world-class amenities, this brand new 24,000-square-foot co-working space is a dream home for start-ups and entrepreneurs looking to join Quarry Bay’s burgeoning hub of finance, legal, media, and tech professionals.
Whether you want to book a hot desk in the lounge or rent a dedicated office for your growing company, you are guaranteed enterprise-grade WiFi, artisanal coffee, and plenty of contemporary comforts to help you stay focused and plough through your to-do list. There’s also a whole host of business and lifestyle events held regularly for members to connect with like-minded people!
The Great Room, 23/F, One Taikoo Place, 979 King’s Road, Quarry Bay | (+852) 3850 8600
Set up your workstation in this luxurious yet homely, light-filled space and get cranking on your next big idea! Located just two minutes away from Causeway Bay MTR station, The Work Project is unrivalled when it comes to convenience and providing a comfortable, work-conducive atmosphere for freelancers, small businesses, and creative types.
Within the 30,000-square-foot premise, you will find spaced-out sofas, well-equipped meeting rooms, and long, open tables that cater to collaborative projects. While you’re here, maximise your experience by accessing their gourmet pantry and grabbing a cup of freshly brewed coffee or attending one of their networking events!
The Work Project, 15/F, Soundwill Plaza ll–Midtown, 1–29 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay | (+852) 3896 1000
Keeping it simple and affordable, Desk One is ideal for those looking for a no-frills place to study or get work done. It’s no extravagant office space, but all the essentials are there: a tranquil ambience, ample natural lighting, high-speed WiFI, and light refreshments to keep you fuelled throughout the day! With a minimum charge of $44, you can flexibly rent a spot for as little as a one hour to a month. And if you get a multiple visit pass, you will have access to all four of their locations across Hong Kong!
If you’re looking for a hip, modern, and unique workspace, then WeWork is the place to be. With more than 400 locations across 100 cities around the world, WeWork is a global platform for all kinds of creators and entrepreneurs.
Currently with nine locations in Hong Kong, each beautiful and unique, WeWork LKF Tower is the newest location in the city. If you’re looking for somewhere with more open space, the Two Harbour Square location in Kwun Tong has a large outdoor terrace with stunning sea views. And if relaxation is what you need, its Quarry Bay location has a unique game lounge where members can unwind after a hard day of work.
Offering beautiful spaces and vibrant communities, stylish meeting rooms, flexible month-to-month plans, and all the micro-roasted coffee you can guzzle, WeWork is the perfect co-working space for start-ups and small businesses.
Campfire Collaborative Space is all about building a tight-knit, collaborative community, where companies can define their own culture and vision, while fully embracing the importance of work and play. With two locations in Kennedy Town and Wong Chuk Hang, its function-driven interiors are perfect for young professionals who need a dedicated space to focus on their start-ups.
Located right in the heart of Causeway Bay, Yoofhex is an easily accessible co-working space inspired by the constant buzzing energy of our city. Offering a range of facilities for its members, this beautifully designed co-working space has everything from a small bar with unlimited coffee, tea, and other soft drinks, to a quiet zone where busy bees can get some quiet time to really buckle down and work. If this sounds like your dream workspace, then you’ll be glad to hear that Yoofhex’s membership prices are super affordable, too!
Yoofhex, Levels 14, 15 & 20, East Exchange Tower, 38–40 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay | (+852) 2618 0882
UCommune is a co-working space that sprouted from a simple desire to encourage small businesses to grow beyond economic restraints. Founded by Dr Mao Daqing, UCommune aims to empower innovative minds, while providing a supportive community for like-minded individuals. There are currently only two locations (Sheung Wan and Mong Kok) in Hong Kong, but its global network already spans 197 locations in 42 cities!
Founded in 2012 by serial entrepreneur, Constant Tedder, The Hive provides a dynamic workspace elegantly designed for all entrepreneurs, creatives, and start-up businesses to create a community and grow together. With locations in Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, and New Territories (including MakerHive and Hive Studios, which are specially created for designers, makers, and photographers), this unique workspace is constantly holding private and public events. So take a peek at the events calendar at each location, or see what type of membership you can apply for, and become a part of the Hive family.
With incredibly friendly staff and an endless supply of delicious coffee, TheDesk is a modern and minimalist co-working space that has all the standard amenities and services you need to make your entrepreneurial dreams come true. Not only does it offer flexibility in membership plans, and an innovative and interactive workspace for all, but its great coffee and exciting events schedule will make going to work all the more fun!
TheDesk strips away the lifestyle factors that most other co-working spaces pride themselves on, choosing instead to focus on productivity, simplicity, and an inclusive community. You can even hop onto their group medical insurance plan, exclusive for TheDesk members—a handy option to have for freelancers and small start-ups.
Located in the heart of Wan Chai, The Hub is more than your average co-working space. Although they don’t offer hot desks or monthly memberships, they do have private offices for a minimum of six months, which vary in size and can accommodate between four and eight people.
What makes The Hub unique is its large event space which is available to rent out for all sort of events, such as corporate dos and workshops to music gigs and exhibitions. This is the ideal spot for putting together that long-awaited product launch, or a grand showcase of all the designs and artworks you’ve been working so hard on.
The Hub, 1/F, Fortune Building, 150–158 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai | (+852) 2153 8888
If an office space in Kowloon is more ideal, then Ooosh is a great option. Acting as your one-stop start-up coach to help kickstart your business, these guys offer specific services such as legal drafting and accounting, public relations and brand strategies, and can even help you create your own company logo as well as a business card.
Fully embracing the idea of a healthy work-life balance, Playground.Work is a community dedicated to small businesses and professional individuals who appreciate that work should be fun. With more than just desks and chairs, the stylish co-working space features a variety of areas creatively designed to suit different needs and activities. You can go from diving into projects in their quiet room, to stretching out your muscles on their bouldering wall, or even grab yourself a signature handcrafted coffee and nibbles for that extra energy boost.
Playground.Work, 11/F, 244–248 Des Voeux Road Central, Sheung Wan | (+852) 3897 9666
With three different locations across the central areas of Hong Kong, Garage Society is a unique lifestyle hub that welcomes all entrepreneurs, business start-ups, and even pets! Featuring an outdoor terrace area, members-only lunches, and happy hour socials, a 24-hour onsite concierge, and services such as accounting and digital marketing to help you get things off the ground, Garage has everything you need to get the job done—unless you accidentally lose track of how many glasses you’ve had from their Peroni on tap, that is!
With an outdoor sun terrace and BBQ court, personal lockers, 24-hour access, and a whole list of other amenities, The Loft is a unique 8,000-square-foot co-working space that can cater to your every need. Located in San Po Kong, The Loft has a number of different membership plans you can apply for including a day pass, an office membership, and even a part-time membership where young creators can get access to the co-working space for 10 weekdays of the month. Perfect for those who have to be out and about.
The Loft, 3/F, Tontex Industrial Building, 2–4 Sheung Hei Street, San Po Kong | (+852) 3905 1000
Metropolitan Workshop offers a wide array of 24-hour co-working space options, ranging from hot desks and private rooms to event spaces and even virtual offices! With eight locations all across Hong Kong, each space has its own unique style and community that together forms a group of like-minded people who can motivate and give support to one another.
The latest addition to their portfolio is The Urban Woods, a sprawling 10,000-square-foot home for start-ups and entrepreneurs in Wong Chuk Hang. Blending a bright, airy environment with a modern, wood-themed design, the new co-working space fits right into the neighbourhood’s burgeoning creative hub. With an emphasis on affordability, flexibility, mobility, and diversity, it’s a choice option for any digital nomad looking to be productive!