Looking for a co-working space that inspires? We’ve put together a handy list of the best in Hong Kong.
There are countless reasons as to why working out of a co-working space is an incredible experience (so many in fact, that we just had to write a post about it!) so if you’re looking for a place to set up home, regardless of whether you’re new in business or a seasoned professional, then check out some of these well-equipped spaces around town! From meeting like-minded professionals and bright entrepreneurs to fully-stocked fridges and fresh outdoor spaces, nothing beats the sense of community you’ll build in a co-working environment.
Editors note: This post was originally published on January 25, 2017 and updated on 19 July, 2018
Constantly on the go here in Honkers, it’s important that we’re able to strike a balance between our professional and our social lives. Knowing that the average Hong Konger is working well beyond the normal 9-5pm grind, Playground.work had developed a fun and playful community for small businesses and professional individuals – complete with an in-house bouldering wall and all (we aren’t kidding). Located right in the heart of Sheung Wan and San Po Kong this innovative space embaces a ‘work hard, play harder’ mentality, where each member is encouraged to get a sweat on, spend time playing board games, savour fresh, barista brewed, handcrafted coffee and be inspired to take part in networking events, workshops and a variety of courses.
A home away from home for budding entrepreneurs and businesses all over the globe, Compass Offices has combined private, serviced offices with trendy co-working areas in order to meet all of your needs and create an environment that encompasses (pun intended!) a productive, secure, comfortable and social atmosphere.
Think stylish workspaces that have been laid out in an array of formats designed to help you focus on growing your business and at the task at hand. Compass Offices inspires creativity and encourages collaborations (you never know who you just might meet!), but also offers unique business support services to help its clients focus and meet their goals. It knows how hectic Hong Kong can get, so it takes care of all the small stuff, so you don’t have to!
Sassy perk: Bag yourself a free, one-hour meeting room voucher by emailing [email protected] and simply reference Sassy!
Nestled amongst the city’s most exciting multinational corporations and startups, inspiration is abundant at Swire Properties’ premium co-working and event space in Taikoo Place, Blueprint! With its “whatever it takes” attitude, Blueprint boasts everything that you need to run an effective business. Not just for powering through the day to day, Blueprint’s luxe, designer space also indulges those looking to host alfresco cocktails on its gorgeous terrace, product launches in its chic event venues, or team lunches in its funky café.
Sassy perk: Take Blueprint for a test-drive and enjoy a complimentary week free for you and your team, and snap up a bottle of rose to enjoy on the terrace at the end of your stay! Simply sign up here and include “Sassy x Blueprint” in the “any other questions” section of the form.
Blueprint, 2/F, Dorset House, Taikoo Place, 979 King’s Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong, www.blueprint.swireproperties.com
theDesk offers you the best of both worlds — a workspace expertly designed to boost productivity, which also makes you feel a part of an inclusive community. With locations in the vibrant Sai Wan and bustling Causeway Bay districts, theDesk has accessibility to a wide range of lifestyle and corporate businesses in Hong Kong! Like a blank canvas, theDesk invites professionals, entrepreneurs, SMEs to MNCs to get creative and produce their best work. Its minimalistic design offers a bright, tranquil and uncluttered workspace which is perfect for those who want a well-focused and productive work environment. The versatile event space has housed both intimate gatherings and corporate functions for 250 people.
Bringing people together is theDesk’s priority. Bridging the gap between professional relationships and hosting events, the team not only helps members connect with each other but also with neighbouring businesses. The industry-agnostic is the perfect hub for brainstorming and exchanging diverse ideas and services.
theDesk, 14/F One Hysan Avenue, 1 Hysan Avenue, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.thedesk.com.hk
theDesk, 20/F Leighton Centre, 77 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.thedesk.com.hk
theDesk, 511 Queen’s Road West, Sai Wan, Hong Kong, www.thedesk.com.hk
Offering much more than desks and chairs, Ooosh is a space that nurtures startups and brings businesses together. This co-working community prides itself in diversity. Home to members from a variety of different industries, Ooosh provides an array of services to suit all of your needs. Work amongst companies who successfully adopted tech-driven solutions as well as startups who have gained traction (and even funding) through interacting within the community.
Just starting out? Ooosh runs an incubation programme, HackLab, in conjunction with CatalystBuilder, a staple in the startup scene for those looking to make valuable connections and make real progress.
Ooosh Hong Kong, 6/F, 101 King’s Road, Fortress Hill, Hong Kong https://www.ooo.sh/ooosh-
Ooosh Kowloon, Unit 803, 8/F, 479 Castle Peak Road, Cheung Sha Wan, Kowloon, Hong Kong https://www.ooo.sh/ooosh-
If flexibility is key to you or your business, then listen up! Metropolitan Workshop has set up camp in an array of convenient locations across the city, all equipped with workspaces perfect for freelancers, entrepreneurs and smaller companies and corporates. Each workspace is themed so that you can pick and choose which environment is best suited for your needs. Its Central space is designed like a cozy French Cafe with its rooms adorned with Parisian paintings, whereas its Admiralty branch is a green oasis equipped with a swing and lined with greenery – a huge mix of inspiring spaces to ignite new ideas.
Choose a plan which compliments your schedule best, and opt for private workspaces, dedicated desks, hot desks or work remotely in a virtual office, with all the support you need available to you, when you need it. Metropolitan Workshop really has thought of it all.
Sassy perk: Metropolitan Workshop is currently running a promotion where if you refer somebody to the co-working space, you’ll earn 10% of your referral’s rent for up to 12 months! However, as a Sassy reader, you’ll also get 10% off of your membership – simply mention that you are a Sassy reader to Metropolitan’s community officer.
To enjoy the referral programme just email [email protected] with your own and referral’s name, contact no, email and other key information! *Terms and conditions apply
Metropolitan Workshop, Café Le Lourve, 3/F, World Trust Tower, 50 Stanley Street, Central, Hong Kong, Tel: 3955 8550, Email: [email protected], www.metroworkshop.com.hk, www.facebook.com/metropolitanworkshop
Metropolitan Workshop, The Golden Boy, Unit 603, 6/F, Tower 1, Admiralty Centre, 18 Harcourt Road, Admiralty, Hong Kong, Tel: 3955 8550, Email: [email protected], www.metroworkshop.com.hk, www.facebook.com/metropolitanworkshop
Metropolitan Workshop, What a Beach, 17/F, Tesbury Centre, Queen’s Road East 28, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, Tel: 3955 8550, Email: [email protected], www.metroworkshop.com.hk, www.facebook.com/metropolitanworkshop
Metropolitan Workshop, Black & White, 917A, Block B, Sea View Estate, 2 Watson Road, Tin Hau, Hong Kong, Tel: 3955 8550, Email: [email protected], www.metroworkshop.com.hk, www.facebook.com/metropolitanworkshop
Metropolitan Workshop, Studio 52, Workshop 301, The Galaxy, 313 Castle Peak Road, Kwai Chung, Hong Kong, Tel: 3955 8550, Email: [email protected], www.metroworkshop.com.hk, www.facebook.com/metropolitanworkshop
There’s nothing quite like a beautifully-designed and tranquil space to get you feeling positive and ready to face the work day head on. So trust us when we say that the award-winning, The Work Project is giving us some serious office envy. Recognised as one of the five most beautiful co-working spaces in the world by Forbes, this unique co-working space is on a mission to create a co-working environment and serviced offices which incorporate its ‘Think Design’ concept, an initiative which combines functionality with design to in an effort to “inspire greatness.”
Offering a variety of packages and pricing plans for you to choose from, The Work Project not only boasts a gourmet pantry (priorities!) but has built a community through its many networking projects and co-working members’ events – perfect for if you’re trying to expand and grow your reach in both Hong Kong and beyond.
The Work Project, 15/F Soundwill Plaza II – Midtown, 1-29 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.theworkproject.com
If you’re looking for co-working space options across the harbour, then why not consider Vspace Prime, a brand new luxurious co-working space situated in Kowloon Bay. Its 6,000 square-foot space is comprised of an event space, meeting rooms, a common area, private phone booth and private offices, along with hot desks for members to work at. And that’s not all, as along with offering its members a spacious working area and all of the essential tools and business services necessary to thrive in a global landscape, Vspace Prime also offers up a stunning 180 degree sea view. Day Passes, 10-Day Pass and Monthly Memberships are all available, or check out our exclusive perk below and try out Vspace Prime for yourself!
Sassy perk: Sassy readers can get a free three-days trial at Vspace Prime, and 50% off on hot desks for the first month, simply by mentioning this article when contacting Vspace Prime!
As the home of Sassy HQ, this is one co-working space that we can 100% vouch for! With locations in Sai Ying Pun, Sheung Wan and Central, Garage Society gives its members the opportunity to socialise, network and collaborate with other companies and brands – all in a beautifully decorated and fully serviced space. We find it to be the perfect creative space and working environment (the Peroni tap and gorgeous terrace helps as well!).
Garage Collective, Shop 4 – 7, No. 158A Connaught Road West, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, www.thegaragesociety.com
Garage Society, 25/F, Arion Commercial Centre, 2-12 Queen’s Road West, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, www.thegaragesociety.com
Garage Society, 8/F & 9/F, 33 Des Voeux Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, www.thegaragesociety.com
Garage Society, Beverly House, 1F & 2F, Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.thegaragesociety.com
Paperclip strives to set itself apart from other 852 co-work spaces, by uniquely combining a startup academy with a work space. The academy focuses on startup methodologies and business model canvas tools that are designed to aid entrepreneurs on their journey to success. The space is also equipped with offices, co-work spaces, meeting rooms, classrooms and a dedicated event space.
Paperclip, 3/F, Nam Wo Hong Building, 148 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, www.papercliphk.com
Featuring private offices (for teams of up to and over 100!), along with a distinct and aesthetic vibe set to inspire, WeWork‘s communal space strives to create an environment where people work to make a life, not just a living. With plans varying from hot desks, to private office spaces and with two locations in Hong Kong, WeWork is a serious contender in the co-working arena.
WeWork, 33 Lockhart Road Wanchai Hong Kong, www.wework.com/buildings/wan-chai–hong-kong
WeWork, 535 Jaffe Road Causeway Bay Hong Kong, www.wework.com/buildings/tower-535–hong-kong
WeWork, Cityplaza Three 18 Tai Koo Shing Road, 21/F, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong, www.wework.com/buildings/cityplaza-three–hong-kong
WeWork, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.wework.com/buildings/lkf-tower–hong-kong
Conveniently located in Asia Standard Tower on Queen’s Road Central, Urban: Serviced Offices makes it easy for you to rush off to meetings and events around the city! With a hope to create a collaborative, inspiring space that’s flexible the space also gives you a variety of different environments to work in. What’s more, they use eco-friendly materials and technology to ensure that your working environment is as efficient and comfortable as possible.
Urban: Serviced Offices, 4th Floor, Asia Standard Tower, 59-65 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, www.urbanservicedoffices.com
Based out of Wan Chai, but with other locations across Hong Kong (and Asia as a whole!), The Hive is home to a creative community, with a lively vibe that’s perfect for freelancers, entrepreneurs and young companies. The Wan Chai location is spread across five floors and features a beautiful outdoor sun terrace – perfect for lunch, informal meetings and community events.
Located conveniently in the heart of vibrant LKF, Wynd houses international corporations and distinguished local businesses. Offering top amenities and maximum flexibility, they have a variety of workspace options, ranging from hot desks, dedicated desks, private offices, a virtual office option and day passes.
Wynd, Room 1003, 10/F, Yu Yuet Lai Building, 43-55 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.wynd.hk
If you’re after a co-working space on the East side of the island, CoCoon may be the one for you; located in the bustling Tin Hau area, you’ll never be far away from your next meeting. The space encourages like-minded individuals and companies to come together, collaborate and turn ideas into a reality! With their #CoCoonPitch Night’s, they also give members a great platform to showcase ideas to investors, corporate partners and potential users; or to just listen to what up and coming innovators are working on!
CoCoon, 3/F, Citicorp Centre, 18 Whitfield Road, Tin Hau, Hong Kong, www.hkcocoon.org
The first co-working and lifestyle space linked with a 5-star hotel in Hong Kong, Kanfu prides itself on establishing a work-life balance in a vibrant community of creators and entrepreneurs. If the gorgeous view from Red Sugar isn’t enough to tempt you to work here, as a member you will also have access to Kerry Hotel’s gym, jacuzzi and pool as well as its 24-hour work stations and daily happy hour including an awesome selection of craft beer. We’ve got out eye on its video games & board games room, too.
Kafnu, Kerry Hotel, 38 Hung Luen Road, Hung Hom Bay, Hong Kong, www.kafnu.com/hong-kong
A workspace designed to suit all of your needs, Regus offer an ergonomically designed working environment that expands as you do! Choose from an open or reserved co-working space, alongside private offices and scale up or down accordingly. Plus, their fully stocked kitchen is one to contend with!
Looking for a space that’s cool and comfortable to work in? Industrial chic workspace, The Loft is one for all of our Kowloon girls out there. Close to Diamond Hill MTR, choose from a wide variety of memberships, both temporary and on a month-to-month basis. Need a break? Don’t forget to check out their in and outdoor terraces and most importantly, the barbecue court – bring on Summer!
The Loft, Block B, 3/F, Tontex Industrial Building, 2-4 Sheung Hei Street, San Po Kong, Kowloon, www.theloft.com.hk
Hands up Southside Sassies! The Coffee House hosts an active community of creative individuals, small businesses and of course, coffee professionals. Memberships are also entirely flexible with a plan to suite your schedule and company, alongside a great event space and co-working area. Oh yes, and you can bet that the kitchen dishes out some of the best beans in the bizz to fuel your day from start to finish!
The Coffee House, 10/F Aberdeen Industrial Bldg, 236 Aberdeen Main Road, Hong Kong, www.thecoffeehouse.hk
Nestled in amongst the hustle of bustle of Tsim Sha Tsui, Central Park provides the ideal working environment for busy professionals and creative alike. Join a community and build a strong network of talented freelancers in a relaxed and creative setting. Those Panoramic views of Kowloon Park make for one very tranquil lunch break!
Central Park,11/F, Daily House, 35 Haiphong Road,Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.centralpark.hk
With their core values in the name itself, Uno stands for Unity, Networks, Offices. Describing themselves as “More than an office and wider than a co-working place”, Uno provides not only a well furnished office environment, but also multiple meeting and event locations, opportunities for business networking and collaboration. The perfect, flexible environment to help members start up and expand their business.
UNO Co-Working Space,10/F, Dawning House, 145 Connaught Road Central, Hong Kong, www.unocoworking.com
UNO Co-Working Space, 301-302, Laford Centre, 838 Lai Chi Kok Road, Cheung Sha Wan, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Eaton Club is not just an office space, but a social work club – a hybrid between a private member’s lounge and a workplace. Located in the heart of Central, you can expect an exclusive and refined co-working space as well as top notch events, food and beverage option (the important stuff!) and service.
Eaton Club, 5/F, Champion Tower, 3 Garden Road, Central, Hong Kong, www.eatonclub.com.hk
Mettā was derived with one mission in mind: “to drive meaningful connections.” Although not technically a co-working space, this forward-thinking entrepreneurial club makes introductions, invites collaborations and builds a strong community, with all the support you need to grow and better your business.
Mettā, 21/F California Tower, 30-32 D’Aguilar St, Central, Hong Kong, www.metta.co
Campfire has fully embraced the needs of a modern day workforce, and knows that in this day and age, offices need to be more than just a space to work in. Campfire is giving you the fuel to “define your company’s culture and vision,” offering entrepreneurs and businesses of all sizes to embrace a work-life balance.
If you’re on the hunt for a premium space that can be customised and tailor-made to suit yours and your business’ needs, The Executive Centre is definetly worth checking out. “Build connections with like-minded professionals and open the door to new opportunities,” in a chic, sleek and modern space. There is also an on-site barista who is on hand to brew your morning cuppa any way you like it!
Strategically located in some of Hong Kong’s most thriving districts, naked Hub is, quite literally, a hub for creativity and productivity. Beautifully designed, this co-working space adopts the ‘water cooler effect’ where its community managers ‘stir the social soup,’ boosting innovation and encouraging collaborations. Whether you’re looking for a private office or happy to work in its shared space, naked Hub is all-inclusive and gives you access to any of its 21 locations around the globe. It’s entirely flexible and fully stocked (with free-flow beer!)
naked Hub, L7, 40 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, www.nakedhub.com
naked Hub, G/F 5-13 New Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, www.nakedhub.com
naked Hub (opening September 2018), 26F, #180 Wai Yip St, Two Harbour Square, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong, www.nakedhub.com
Featured image courtesy of Unsplash, image #1 courtesy of Playground.work, image #2 courtesy of Compass Offices, image #3 courtesy of blueprint, image #4 courtesy of theDesk, image #5 courtesy of Ooosh, image #6 courtesy of Metro Lifestyle, image #7 courtesy of The Work Project, image #8 credited to Garage Society, image #9 credited to The Hive via Facebook, image #10 credited to Regus via Facebook , image #11 credited to Eaton Club