Coworking has become the new norm. See what it’s all about with Hive Life’s picks for the 10 best coworking spaces in Vietnam.
From increasing productivity to connecting with like-minded people, there are endless upsides to working alongside others who share the same values, mentality and work as you do. Considering the immense benefits coworking brings, it’s no wonder the trend has taken the world by storm. Read on for Hive Life’s top 10 picks for coworking spaces in Vietnam.
Whether you’re a globetrotter stopping off in Saigon or looking to make your mark in the local industry, The Hive is the largest boutique coworking network in the Asia Pacific, perfect for entrepreneurs, creatives and startups. There are three Hive locations in Saigon: the Hive District 1 with its six light-filled floors, a vibrant cafe, and a beautiful 360º view of Saigon from its rooftop, the Hive Thao Dien in District 2, serene and sunny with a strong community base, and the Hive Villa with its lush gardens, poolside cafe and relaxed vibe where you can rediscover work in a whole new way. With a total of 22 locations in the Asia Pacific, the Hive is a great fit for entrepreneurs who travel frequently for work, allowing members access to their other locations via a ‘Hive Passport’. Plus, they host a whole series of events, whether it’s a ladies’ networking brunch or a digital marketing workshop, so you’re sure to find something right up your alley.
Insider’s Tip: The Hive offers special membership packages for startups and early-stage companies. Just enquire via their website!
Address: 29 Nguyễn Bá Lân, Thảo Điền, Quận 2, Hồ Chí Minh 713385, Vietnam (they also have District 1 and Thao Dien locations!)
Open From: Mon-Fri: 8am-8pm (24-hour access for all full-time membership plans)
Price Range: Hot Desk: VND 1,500,000 per month / Dedicated Desk: VND 3,400,000 per month / Private Office: VND 5,500,000 per month (Rates vary across locations, so check out their website for membership details of the location closest to you!)
With venues across Districts 1, 3 and 4, CirCO provides coworkers with bustling, conveniently accessible spaces. Their Dien Bien Phu and Nguyen Trai locations allow for quick access to local bars and neighbouring offices, while Hoang Dieu offers a spacious 120-pax capacity event space as well as a Fitness & Yoga Center where you can sweat away the toil. Fresh, vibrant colours across the locations and a selection of drinks and snacks in each pantry make for a cheery and approachable environment where you can flourish with your work.
Insider’s Tip: Need to make a private phone call? Make use of the incredibly well-soundproofed booths.
Address: 222 Dien Bien Phu, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City (CirCO also has a space in Hoang Dieu)
Open From: Mon-Fri: 8am-6:30pm
Price Range: Daily Pass: VND 150,000 / Weekly Pass: VND500,000 / Dedicated Desk: VND 3,500,000 per month
Having hosted a visit from Obama to their flagship location in Nguyen Trung Ngan in 2016, Dreamplex now has four venues around town where their modern aesthetic with a comfy, cosy atmosphere is topped by friendly staff. From the beautiful city and waterside views at their Trang Quang Khai venue by the IMC Tower to the massive Dreamplex Auditorium in the Dien Bien Phu office, which has up to 300 people capacity and high-def audio and lighting systems, Dreamplex offers you a choice of a few very different locations with the common theme of encouraging both a hotbed of open space, conversation and activity.
Insider’s Tip: Tasty breakfast is provided on Mondays. Check it out!
Address: Level 9-10-11, 21 Nguyen Trung Ngan Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (spaces located in Tran Quang Khai and Dien Bien Phu are also available)
Open From: Mon-Sat: 9am-6pm (24-hour member access)
Price Range: Hot Desk: VND 150,000 per day / VND 600,000 per 5 days / VND 1,800,000 per month / Dedicated Desk: VND 3,100,000 per month
You might also like Wantedly: Where Work Drives Passion
One of the first coworking spaces to open their doors in Saigon back in 2012, Spiced emphasises a ‘Work & Life’ approach where you can combine your coworking experience with a coliving experience through the convenience of on-site Airbnb-style accommodation. In addition, they host frequent networking parties and have large, multi-purpose rooms to allow you to mingle and strike up partnerships with like-minded entrepreneurs.
Insider’s Tip: Join the Spiced Lunch Club where a local chef prepares delicious food daily for community lunches.
Address: 15/1 Duong so 10, Binh An Ward, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Open From: Mon-Fri: 9am-6pm
Price Range: Day Pass: VND 160,000 / Week Pass: VND 650,000 / Hot Desk: VND 2,200,000 per month / Dedicated Desk: VND 2,800,000 per month
A coworking café stocked with cute espressos and juices, Wor.kafé is well suited for both independent workers or teams and offers a flexible coworking environment in a quiet, yet friendly, space. Whether you’re going on your own to get some work done or having a meeting, the relaxing atmosphere and sweet treats ensure that it’s just as good for both needs. What’s more, they offer an easy hop-in / hop-out alternative if you opt to pay by the hour.
Insider’s Tip: Ask about the various perks you get with different packages that include anything from free drinks and coffee to unlimited printing and meeting room discounts.
Address: 382/34 Nguyễn Thị Minh Khai, Phường 5, Quận 3, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
Open From: Mon-Sun 8am-9pm
Price Range: VND 50,000 per hour / VND 150,000 per day / VND 700,000 per week (check out their website for flexible and fixed monthly rates)
Situated within the elegantly modern Viettel Building, Workyos has spectacular views across the skyline from the 12th floor, with pretty sights and soothing light streaming in from its big windows to brighten your mood. This neat workspace doesn’t compromise on functionality or aesthetics, with a spacious layout across lovely wooden floors featuring different workspaces ranging from high tables to desks and sofas. There’s even an excellent barista and bartender service over an elongated bar where you can relax and have a drink.
Insider’s Tip: Be sure to keep an eye on their website for regular promotions on desk prices.
Address: Viettel Complex, Tower A, 12th Floor, 285 CMT8, District 10, Ho Chi Minh City
Open From: Mon-Fri: 8:30am-6pm; Sat: 8:30am-12pm
Price Range: Day Pass: VND 150,000 per day / Flexible Desk: VND 2,500,000 per month / Fixed Desk: VND 3,500,000 per month
OfficeSpot Coworking has facilities that are set to the highest standard. The best of both worlds is attained with an open office that has direct access to a green space, a well-equipped theatre with a projection and sound system, and a great support base which provides help with manufacturers, administration, translation and more.
Insider’s Tip: OfficeSpot offers a one-day free trial for you to check out their facilities. Just call ahead or book via their email listed here.
Address: 79C Điện Biên Phủ, Đa Kao, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam (check out their website for their other two locations!)
Open From: Mon-Fri 8am-9pm; Sat: 8am-5:30pm (24-hour member access)
Price Range: Day Pass: VND 140,000 / Open Desk: VND 1,650,000 per month / Dedicated Desk: VND 3,000,000 per month
Accommodating companies and individuals from all sectors, Toong is one of the most popular coworking chains in Saigon and prides itself on its scope across Indochina. Whether it’s the old-school urban charm of their Nguyen Thi Minh Khai location or the modern-historical hybridity of the 87 Ham Nghi building, the style of each workspace is refined, and comes alongside all the expected amenities of comfortable workspaces like frequent events and convenience.
Insider’s Tip: Toong regularly hosts all types of tech events, so check their Facebook to stay up-to-date!
Address: Floor 2 & 3, No.126 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, District 3, HCM City (click here for their other locations across both Vietnam and Asia!)
Open From: Mon-Sun 8am-8pm
Price Range: Day Desk: VND 150,000 per day / Associate Desk: VND 220,000 per month (three days a month) / Resident Desk: VND 1,900,000-2,400,000 per month / Citizen Fixed Desk: VND 2,800,000-3,900,000 per month
The Ho Chi Minh Technical University is home to a booming technology business hub where members can find an enthusiastic, passionate support group for startup companies and entrepreneurs with 24-hour access to a workspace that can be specifically tailored to your needs. This is a professional, corporate environment which, when combined with convenient transport access and services ranging from event management to account and book-keeping services as well as recruiting/staffing help, all represent a solid support system.
Insider’s Tip: Make use of the snazzy guest lounge to welcome your clients or guests!
Address: 268 Ly Thuong Kiet Str., District 10, Ho Chi Minh City
Open From: Mon-Sun: 8am-9pm (24-hour member access)
Price Range: From VND 2,000,000 per month depending on individual plans
A co-working space orientated towards female entrepreneurs, Co-Space offers a multi-purpose space available through flexible payment packages. With comfortably lit, brightly-coloured interiors, this spot tailors itself to making the most of the connections it offers and creates a thoughtful events program (they’re often hosted in the mornings and less often in the evenings to suit participants with kids).
Insider’s Tip: Keep an eye out for events ranging from public speaking workshops to digital marketing masterclasses, perfume and fashion shows and workshops.
Address: 5th floor, 104A Xuan Thuy Thao Dien, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Open From: Mon-Fri: 8am-6pm; Sat: 9am-1pm (enter through basement before 10am)
Price Range: Day Pass: VND 180,000 / VND Flexible Desk: 2,800,000 per month / Dedicated Desk: VND 3,800,000 per month