On the lookout for a workplace that merges productivity with community? Check out our guide to the best coworking spaces in Hong Kong’s for office spaces that promise a more comfortable work environment.
Whether you’re an entrepreneur looking to lay the foundations of your startup, a freelancer looking to make connections, a creative seeking collaborations with other designers or a small business searching for a flexible solution to the office space conundrum, there is a coworking space out there for you. Here are the best coworking spaces in Hong Kong – each with their own unique flair and perks.
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This 5,000 square foot boutique coworking space in Sheung Wan has the additional boon of a startup academy that provides aspiring entrepreneurs with events and workshops that offer advice on everything from legal matters to finance and technology, meaning you can add tools to your arsenal even as you pave your way into your respective businesses. This workplace offers a choice between 3-month contracts and a cheaper ‘flexipass’ for 10 sessions across 3 months for those looking for more of an ad hoc solution.
Insider’s Tip: With membership, enjoy free mentoring services from industry experts, which cost HKD 200 per session for non-members.
Best For: Early-stage businesses
Address: 3/F, Nam Wo Hong Building, 148 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Pricing: Hot Desk: from HKD 2,200/month / Dedicated Desk: from HKD 3,400/month / Office Room: Upon request. Call +852 3586 2888 or email [email protected]
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The latest coworking space on the block, Nexen Workshop offers the most bang for your buck. It has locations in Chai Wan, San Po Kong and Kwai Chung with additional offices set to open Lai Chi Kok, Kwun Tong and Tsuen Wan by early 2021. The company provides members with 24/7 access to its self-owned workspaces and is the only coworking space to offer fully-furnished private balconies in Hong Kong. Electricity, furniture and printing services are offered on a pay-as-you-use model. Some rooms also come with independent water supply systems tailored for creatives who get their hands dirty when they work.
Insider’s Tip: Members are also privy to services like seed funding, business growth consultation sessions, and referrals to suppliers, designers, and professional services.
Best For: Early-stage startups on a budget; Creatives
Address: 6/F,Chi Ko Industrial Building, 17 Cheung Lee Street, Chai Wan | Block F, 10/F, Wah Hing Industrial Mansions, 36 Tai Yau Street, San Po Kong
Pricing: Hot Desk: From HKD 1000-1500/month / Fixed Desk: HKD 1500-1800/month / Private workshop: from HKD 2980/room
Check out their website to keep track of their upcoming locations.
With a range of venues across the city in Kwun Tong, Central, Causeway Bay, and Kowloon Bay to name but a few, in addition to hundreds of offices across the globe, WeWork are great for its geographical spread and reach. Great for accommodating larger corporate teams, each of their Hong Kong workplaces has its own unique, sleek feel and aesthetic. From the scenic rooftop terrace at Two Harbour Square to the artsy lounges of Bonham Strand, you’re provided with excellent design-led communal spaces with more of a focus on office spaces that the hotdesk format.
Insider’s Tip: The nearby Western Market provides dining options aplenty for both the Bonham Strand and New Street locations.
Best For: Established companies
Address: Locations in Central, Causeway Bay, Wan Chai, Taikoo Shing, Sheung Wan, Sai Ying Pun, Kowloon Bay and Kwun Tong. Check their website for more details.
Pricing: Hot Desk: from HKD 3,800/month / Dedicated Desk: from HKD 4,860/month / Private Office: from HKD 7,200/month
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Offering 10 vibrant, open-plan spaces located in prime spots across Hong Kong, The Hive is the perfect place to build lasting connections. Part of a growing network of 22 locations across the APAC region, their design-led coworking spaces provide a range of options from hotdesks to private offices as well as collaborative spaces for their respective communities. Check out their extensive schedule of events from social media marketing workshops to fireside chats with industry experts, language classes, film screenings and fun socials. Plus, there are in-house cafes and specialised services in some spaces – MakerHive offers hardware designers and crafters a prototyping workshop, whilst the Hive Studios is ideal for creatives who value professional photography studios.
Insider’s Tip: Stop by the Hive Wan Chai on ‘Try Out Tuesdays’ for a free day pass to check out their vibe.
Best For: Community
Address: Locations in Central, Wan Chai, Sheung Wan, Kennedy Town, Wong Chuk Hang, Lai Chi Kok and Sai Kung. Pop onto their website for full details.
Pricing: Hot Desk: from HKD 2,800/month / Dedicated Desk: from HKD 5,500/month / Private Office: from HKD 6,500/month
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Priced a little higher than average, Eaton Club’s swanky coworking spaces in Central and Kowloon are designed with comfort and size in mind, with a third location in Wan Chai that’s coming up soon. Sizeable spaces that can be used for seminars, product launches, networking events, and even music gigs are available for hire. And, additional perks of membership include options for a 24/7 dedicated desk and suites for larger teams, all in an environment which feels as much a luxurious member’s lounge as it does an amiable, welcoming social workspace.
Insider’s Tip: Eaton Club offers members a mailing address, and business and guest registration by default. But if you’re looking to step up your client-facing business, they also offer a receptionist service as an add-on, which means they’ll receive calls on behalf of your company!
Best For: Luxury
Address: Locations in Central and Kowloon. Hop on to their website for location-specific information.
Pricing: Hot Desk: HKD 2,500/month (Kowloon), HKD 4,000/month (Central) / Studio: HKD 7,000/month (Kowloon), HKD 10,000/month (Central)
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There’s something for every workplace mood at Playground.work. This Sheung Wan workspace gives you the option to sneak yourself away to a quiet room, aptly named The Cave, or let off a bit of steam with more active facilities such as an indoor bouldering wall and table football (foosball). The workspace itself suits everyone from freelancers to small businesses, with the additional option of 24/7 access, and a choice between individual, corporate and travellers memberships, depending on the frequency and type of usage – a no-pressure approach fitting for a relaxed environment.
Insider’s Tip: If you’re thinking about committing to a coworking space for more than six months, Playground.work offers discounts for various memberships. Just ring up to ask for more details via +852 3897 9666.
Best For: A great balance between productivity and relaxation
Address: 11/F & 21/F, 244-248 Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong
Pricing: Hot Desk: from HKD 2,500/month / Dedicated Desk: HKD 5,000/month / Private Office: Upon request. Call +852 3897 9666 or email [email protected]
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As befitting their name, the Hong Kong coworking spaces of Garage Society aim to provide a suitable environment for the different motors of their individuals. With the Sheung Wan office geared towards more digital and creative demographics and the Central office described as more suited towards professional services, each workspace is nevertheless extremely flexible and accommodates a wide range of functions. In addition, there are perks – if you love your pet too much to leave at home, bring him or her along to work at the Sai Ying Pun office! They also host a varied array of events on a regular basis and their Garage Commons platform connects you to other business individuals across Asia.
Insider’s Tip: Make use of their fully-equipped meeting rooms with a wide range of AV and catering options.
Best For: Convenience and flexibility
Address: Locations in Central, Sheung Wan, Sai Ying Pun and Wan Chai. Check out their website for a breakdown of what each location offers.
Pricing: Flexible Seating: from HKD 1,200 – 2,500/month / Dedicated Office: from HKD 5,000 – 12,000/month / Events & Meetings: from HKD 2,000 – 3,300/hour (depending on location)
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A hopping pass grants members access to any of the 24-hour working spaces provided by Metropolitan Workshop in Central, Admiralty, Wan Chai, Tin Hau, and Kwai Chung. Priding itself on catering to the specific needs of the metropolis, amenities range from meeting rooms to photo studios with the options of daily, weekly or monthly plans – and are particularly suitable for small businesses and freelancers with its strong interactive environment, which promotes members to connect with fellow occupying companies within the workspace.
Insider’s Tip: Check out their coworking website for discounts by chatting to their MetroBot.
Best For: Smaller businesses
Address: Locations in Central, Admiralty, Wan Chai, Tin Hau and Kwai Chung. Their website offers more details on each location.
Pricing: Hot Desk: from HKD 1,000 – 2,500/month / Dedicated Desk: HKD 3,500 – 4,000/month / Private Room: from HKD 3,000 – 7,000/month (depending on location)
The Work Project
So well-equipped is The Work Project in Causeway Bay that it feels like a work of art in itself. Stepping into the venue, you’ll find an intricately curated library, a spacious gourmet pantry, and in-house designed gardens and art pieces that give the place an air of welcoming grandeur. Coupled with a large event space that can accommodate around 100 people, it’s just a 2-minute walk from the Causeway Bay MTR station in a building which also houses companies such as Google, Alibaba, and Apple. Membership also grants you access to exclusive rewards at various restaurants, hotels, lifestyle services, and health & wellness services.
Insider’s Tip: Keep an eye out for the ‘Work Anywhere’ pricing plan that grants added flexibility to your membership.
Best For: Membership benefits
Address: 15/F Soundwill Plaza II – Midtown, 1-29 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Pricing: Day Pass: from HKD 350/day / Part-Time Hot Desk: from HKD 2,250/month / Full-Time Hot Desk: from HKD 4,450/month / Private Office: HKD 5,600/person
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Right in the heart of vibrant Tsim Sha Tsui, Bloom is a coworking space known for its friendly, energetic atmosphere. With 8 different design settings for workspaces, members can ‘free-float’ around working environments depending on their mood. There are also workshops and pitch nights that tailor to various business enterprises, and particularly worth noting is their #girlbosshk campaign, which both supports and is supported by female entrepreneurs.
Insider’s Tip: Bloom offers plenty of discounts for both their private studio and hotdesk options! Check their website for the latest deals.
Best For: Inclusivity
Address: Unit 905-6, 9/F, Silvercord Tower 2, 30 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Pricing: Full-Time Hot Desk: HKD 3,000/month / Part-Time Hot Desk: HKD 1,500/month / Private Studio: HKD7,000/person
A global community across 250 cities, in Hong Kong, Spaces offers locations in buildings across the city’s buzzing districts. With a reputation for excellence in design – the Causeway Bay Lee Garden office space won the LEED Gold Award for A-Grade office space, their airy, warehouse-like floors feature bright accents and wood detailing with plenty of space for mingling. And, for those keen on a relaxed atmosphere that balances professionalism and comfort, their Business Club offers everything from ‘think tank’ areas to coffee corners, quiet spaces to casual meeting spots.
Insider’s Tip: Spaces offers flexible contracts that can be tailored to your business’s needs. Just contact them here.
Best For: Connections
Address: Locations in Central, Wan Chai, Sheung Wan, Wong Chuk Hang, Causeway Bay and Kwun Tong. More details can be found on their website.
Pricing: Dedicated Desk: from HKD 2,528 – 6,498/month / Coworking: from HKD 3,980 – 4,428/month / Office Space: from HKD 3,378 – 9,288/month (depending on location)
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The Coffee House
An active community of creatives, small businesses and naturally, coffee professionals, memberships at The Coffee House are flexible and offer plans to suit all company budgets. As you can imagine, the pantry serves up delicious cups of joe.
Best for: small businesses
Address: 10/F Aberdeen Industrial Building, 236 Aberdeen Main Road, Hong Kong. More details can be found on their website.
Pricing: Hot desk: from HKD2,000/month / from HKD2,500/month / workstation (1-2 people) from HKD2,500 – 4,000 / month / private office from HKD2,500 – 4,500.
Note: This post was originally published on 16, January 2020 and was most recently updated by the Hive Life team
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