Keen to try out a new way of renting? Check out our pick of the best co-living spaces in Hong Kong.
We’ve all heard of co-working, but another hot trend in the Hong Kong scene is co-living. Adopting the same principles as the popular shared workspaces, co-living aims to offer young professionals an alternative to traditional renting. Not only do the spaces strive to bring a more affordable option to our city’s pricey property market, but they also provide a much more flexible way of living that’s perfect for our transient city. Many of the options available have stylish open-plan shared spaces, complete with all the amenities you’ll need to feel at home and well looked after. Keen to try it out? We’ve rounded up the best co-living spaces in Hong Kong.
Co-Living Spaces In Hong Kong
Encompassing three five-storey buildings, with each floor designed to a different theme, this hip residence includes a common area and rooftop available for organising get-togethers. From free yoga classes, game nights and workshops, Bibliotheque hosts a range of activities for its tenants and their friends to enjoy. By collaborating with Coliving.hk, the concept store at the ground floor is open to tenants 24/7, which includes a fully equipped shared kitchen and games.
Dash Living manages over 500 units of co-living and serviced apartments for rent in Hong Kong, with each coming fully furnished and fitted with their own private bathrooms. Conveniently located across prime districts in Hong Kong Island and Kowloon, its newest en-bloc locations, The Aberdeen and The Sheung Wan, include a gym, laundry facilities, outdoor communal spaces and more.
With multiple spaces available across Hong Kong, you can narrow down your search by area, home type, length of stay and price to find your perfect home. Spaces vary from rooms in shared houses to single-occupancy studios, but all-inclusive membership plans include a fully furnished home, utilities, unlimited wifi, weekly cleaning, maintenance, access to community events and the assistance of Community Managers.
Offering the best of both worlds, The Nate offers a range of furnished studio apartments, complete with a communal lounge for socialising. What’s more, all residents have access to a fully equipped kitchen, self-service laundromat and rooftop. The Nate offers both short and long-term rentals, with studios sizes between 125 sq ft and 160 sq ft.
The Nate, 176 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, WhatsApp: +852 6688 3746, www.livethenate.com
Blending the comfort of a serviced apartment with the community elements of co-living, Oootopia is a serviced residence that provides flexible term rentals with well-designed rooms and living spaces to tick all the boxes for the modern working individual.
Owl Square Co-living provides minimal, affordable and functional living spaces, with high-quality furniture sourced from Europe and Asia. Each unit comes with a fully equipped kitchen and unlimited wifi, as well as weekly cleaning and point-to-point laundry services. To make your life even easier, the Owl Square app allows you to unlock your door and pay your bill with a simple tap.
Co-living start-up Slash Living offers multi-functional housing that combines living, sharing and community for young professionals and students. Striving to create a space that connects individuals in a multitude of ways, the Slash common area features a reading and games area, a fully-equipped pantry, a balcony area and more. Both private and shared rooms are available, complete with 24-hour CCTV, regular cleaning and high-speed wifi.
Balancing privacy with community, YOOF’s co-living space YoofHill features individual rooms alongside communal spaces (including bathrooms, a large living and dining room, and a fully equipped kitchen). In addition to hosting regular events and activities, the shared rooftop, gym and self-laundry facilities, provide plenty of opportunities for neighbours to connect.
Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on 14 February, 2021 and was most recently updated in May 2021.