Whether you’re an entrepreneur looking to start up your own company, or a small business owner who doesn’t want to commit to yearly office rental contracts, 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’ve rounded up some of the best co-working spaces around Hong Kong which offer great amenities and even the occasional bar.
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
As one of the fastest-growing players in Hong Kong’s co-working scene, 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. Campfire even has a location in Tseung Kwan O, where the co-working space is combined with a large play area for kids, top education providers on-site, and a cafe as part of a brand new ‘co-learning’ site. It’s perfect for entrepreneurial parents who want to work, but don’t want to be separated from their little ones the whole day.
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
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 over 200 locations in 37 cities!
Ucommune, locations vary
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 Wan Chai, Central, Sai Kung, and Kennedy Town (where MakeHive and Hive Studios 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.
theDesk, locations vary
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
Andother Space is a stylishly cosy workspace located in the heart of Central. What makes this space unique is that business owners or even students can drop in anytime without the pressure of having to become a full member, whether that’s just for the day, or an hour. And if you decide you need more time, then take a look at their flexible monthly plans. There are five different zones you can choose to work in, including a library silent zone and meeting room areas, making this a suitable fit for many types of businesses.
Andother Space, 1/F, Hoseinee House, 69 Wyndham Street, Central | (+852) 2503 3999
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.
Ooosh, locations vary
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, their headquarters in Sheung Wan 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.
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 lunch 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 ten 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
Not sure if you’re a good fit for Paperclip’s co-working space? No problem, give their free two-day trial a go before you decide to make a commitment. Business owners on the go can take advantage of the Flexipass which allows you to fit in your work sessions whenever you like, according to your own schedule. And with regular events and workshops covering topics such as legal issues, marketing, and the latest technologies, Paperclip makes sure that you can stay up-to-date in today’s fast-changing business environment.
Paperclip, 3/F, Nam Wo Hong Building, 148 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan, (+852) 3586 2888
The Metropolitan Workshop offers a wide array of 24-hour co-working spaces ranging from hot desks to private rooms and even virtual offices! With multiple locations all across Hong Kong, including Central, Admiralty, Wan Chai, Tin Hau, and Kwai Chung, 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. With an emphasis on affordability, flexibility, mobility, and diversity, the Metropolitan Workshop is definitely worth checking out.
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