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.
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.
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, Unit 803, 8/F, Lai Cheong Factory Building, 479-479A, Castle Peak Road, Lai Chi Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.ooosh.hk
Ooosh, Unit 2002-04, 20/F, 9 Chong Yip Street, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.ooosh.hk
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, 19/F, 299 Queen’s Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, www.thegaragesociety.com
Garage Society, 8/F & 9/F, 33 Des Voeux Road Central, Central, 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
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
Compass has office spaces across Asia Pacific, with it’s beginnings here in HK, they now have 21 centres across the city for you to choose from. They aim to provide a choice of flexible workspace solutions in major global cities and strive to always put their customers at the heart of everything.
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 Causeway Bay, 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, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.hkcocoon.org
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 coworking 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 coworking 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
Flexibility, community and productivity are the keys to The Desk! Located in the vibrant neighbourhood of Sai Ying Pun, the coworking space is a hub for creativity, bringing bright working professionals together in a relaxed and well-equipped environment. Choose from a variety of pass options, including a Power Pass where you can pay by the hour and individual offices with private balconies!
The Desk, 511 Queen’s Road West, Sai Yin Pun, Sai Wan, Hong Kong, www.thedesk.com.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
A startup community striving for a shared vision to promote entrepreneurship across Asia, Smithfield Collective is the ideal coworking environment for business founders and young professionals alike. Over 9,000 square feet of space holds a vast variety of working environments, from private offices to hot desks and a networking café to a special OtoO retail experience! Members are also entitled to an exclusive ‘INCUBATION’ session, run by K-town Academy and designed to offer help and guidance for your business.
Smithfield Collective, 5/F,Cheung Hing Industrial Building, 12-P, Smithfield Roadithfield Road, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, www.collectiveworklab.com
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, 6/F, Central 88, No.88-98, Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong, www.unocoworking.com/en