Taiwan has taken to coworking. Here are the 7 best coworking spaces in Taipei to try out, each bringing plenty of cool and their own sense of community to the capital’s entrepreneurial crowd.
Located in a historic building that used to be a heritage library in the bustling district of Ximending is the Hive Taipei, winner of a Members’ Choice Award 2019 on Coworker.com. Spread over four floors, this coworking venue offers cosy, comfortable touches surrounded by wooden accents and floor-to-ceiling, industrial-style windows that fill the space with inspiring natural light. With its own cafe, plus a whole host of events ranging from screenings to socials, there are plenty of ways to make the most of the tight-knit, international community that congregates here for work and play. Head there for a ‘Try Out Tuesday’ to check it out for free for a day.
Best For: Creatives and entrepreneurs looking to be a part of a community
Location: No. 119, Section 1, Chongqing South Road, Zhongzheng District
Closest Station: Ximen / Taipei Main Station
Pricing: Hot Desk: from NTD 3,000 / Dedicated Desk: from NTD 6,000 / Private Office: from NTD 9,000
As part of national initiative HeadStart, a programme designed to attract global talent to innovate in Taiwan, the Centre of Innovation Taipei (CIT) offers open workspaces where creativity can thrive. With options ranging from a long-term office unit for teams of eight and up, to a flexible desk membership plan as well as a spacious event space suitable for all kinds of workshops, product launches and presentations, CIT meets the needs of a diverse range of coworking styles and fosters a community of engaged members who are looking to discuss and deliver.
Best For: Creatives, individuals and smaller teams
Location: No.1, Yumen St., Zhongshan Dist.
Closest Station: Yuanshan Station (Exit 1)
Pricing: Hot Desk: NTD 4,000 / Dedicated Desk: NTD 5,000 / Dedicated Block: NTD 14,500 / Private Office: NTD 18,500
Keepworking is a brightly lit space popular amongst locals. It strikes a good balance between a productive work environment and an open atmosphere –and offers free trials for those who want to check it out, not to mention 10-Day Passes to suit if you happen to just be passing through Taipei. Their space also houses lively events and offers a great venue that you can rent for the day.
Best For: Freelancers
Location: 4F, No. 30-2, Beiping East Road, Zhongzheng District
Closest Station: Shandao Temple (Exit 6)
Pricing: Day Pass: NTD 400 / 10-Day Pass: NTD 3,200 / Hot Desk: NTD 5,300 / Dedicated Desk: NTD 6,800 / Private Office: from NTD 9,660
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Whether you’re new to Taiwan or have settled in for a while, FutureWard offers its members guidance in several business-specific fields ranging from visa applications to accounting and local law. Five minutes away from Nanjing Fuxing MRT station, it claims to be one of the largest coworking spaces in Taipei with dedicated desk options alongside pods for those who prefer working in private.
Best For: Early-stage start-ups or established companies
Location: B1F., No. 343, Changchun Rd., Songshan Dist., Taipei City 105, Taiwan
Closest Station: Nanjing Fuxing
Pricing: Hot Desk: NTD 5,000 / Dedicated Desk: NTD 7,000 / Dedicated Pod: NTD 10,000 / Private Office: Call to Enquire
Makerbar is the dream space for designers and makers. From 3D printers to electric kilns and sewing machines, it’s all here for people itching to craft and create. Their coworking space operates via a monthly membership scheme starting at NTD 3,600. Hosting frequent events, they attract talent and strive to connect local creatives together as a part of the Maker movement.
Best For: Designers and Makers
Location: 5F., No.9, Sec. 1, Jinshan S. Rd., Zhongzheng Dist
Closest Station: Xinyi Anhe
Pricing: Monthly membership from NTD 3,600
Located in the Eastern District of Taipei, Connect attracts an international crowd, especially members of the Japanese community. Easily accessible with a keycard, it is open 24 hours for people who like to work late into the night and even provides a night-only membership for truly dedicated night-owls.
Best For: Newbies in Taiwan
Location: 5F., No.1, Ln. 147, Sec. 4, Zhongxiao E. Rd., Da’an Dist., Taipei City
Closest Station: Zongxiao Dunhua
Pricing: Day Pass: NTD 380 / 10-day Pass: NTD 3,000 / Private Office: from NTD 5,980
Skyco’s workspace is designed with pops of colour to brighten up your day. It’s got two convenient locations in the centre of the city; in fact, one is located just two minutes away from Nanjing Fuxing station. This is a professional space with 24/7 access through fingerprint and facial recognition – and free coffee!
Best For: Those looking for a convenient location
Location: Nanjing Fuxing: 9/F, No. 287 105, Nanjing East Road, Songshan District Section 3 (Closest Station: Nanjing Fuxing)
SYS Memorial Hall: 7/F, No. 270, Section 4, Zhongxiao East Road, Da’an District (Closest Station: Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall)
Pricing: Hot Desk: NTD 5,000 / Dedicated Desk: NTD 7,000 / Private Office: NTD 39,000