Best Co-Working Spaces in Hong Kong
In a city where the apartments are cramped and space is scarce, co-working spots are a godsend. Quit plugging away on your tiny coffee table, or spending endless hours in noisy cafes, and get in on some of the best co-working spots in Hong Kong. They’re not just for writers – these prime picks also cater to those toting aprons and tool belts who need room to work.
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These co-working spaces offer flexible options and diverse facilities, so there’s something to suit every type and size of business.
theDesk is a pioneer in the Hong Kong co-working industry, with six locations across the city in Admiralty, Causeway Bay, Hung Hom Bay, Sai Wan and Sheung Wan. At theDesk the focus is on more than stylish interiors – they’re redefining the co-working space by building an inclusive community and bridging connections. theDesk is on a mission to support and nurture business relationships among members and neighbors, which in turn drives outstanding business results. Their trademark minimalist environments are designed to encourage productivity, and users can find relaxing communal areas, private offices, dedicated desks and hotdesks. theDesk offers a variety of flexible packages to suit all sizes of business from solopreneurs to large corporations.
Where: Admiralty, Causeway Bay, Hung Hom Bay, Sai Wan & Sheung Wan
Boasting inspirational style and commuter convenience, Finest Design Nest is an extraordinary co-working space for Hong Kong’s community of designers. Centrally located in Kowloon, just a short 5 minute walk away from Lai Chi Kok MTR station, the 8,200 sq. ft space delights with its modern European aesthetic. Over 82% of the footprint is dedicated to social spaces for client meetings, networking, events and talks, making it ideal for those who thrive on collaboration and meeting new people. You can get help with your projects too as FDN has a roster of experienced CAD designers ready to support you on all things drafting and 3D rendering and will soon have a library of resources that members can use.
Where: Lai Chi Kok
Wouldn’t you like a co-working space where you can be yourself? Ucommune lets you do just that by collaborating with other entrepreneurs, start-ups and SME’s. This nurturing workspace helps you grow both professionally and personally, by empowering innovative minds and building a community through smart deployment of tech. Ucommune coworking space has a global network of over 600,000 members in China, Hong Kong, Singapore, United States and more. With a network of more than 197 spaces worldwide, your membership links you to a global community where you’re valued and recognized. Secure a private office or hot desk in either of their Sheung Wan or Mong Kok spaces and get access to hot desks globally – just bring your laptop and find an open spot! Exclusive tailored office plans, events, kitchen and fitness spaces are also available. It’s all designed to make you more efficient and inspired, so you can focus on your wins, not your worries.
Where: Sheung Wan, Mongkok
Contact: 2360 9188 or [email protected]
BLOOM hit the Hong Kong co-working scene with a bit of a twist, marketed as a female-friendly co-working space with workshops, pitching nights and other events tailored to female entrepreneurs. Of course, all are welcome to the bright and welcoming location designed for startups, SMEs and MNCs and those looking for an area to boost productivity, network and even have some fun. Choose from four different membership types (private studio, dedicated desk, full or part time hot desk) and start flexing those creative muscles.
Where: Tsim Sha Tsui
Contact: 2961 4225 or [email protected]
Where have you been, BiteUnite, ask the many enterprising HK cooks and bakers fed up with small countertop ovens that can barely roast a chicken and only churn out six muffins at a time?! This kitchen co-working space is great for aspiring and practising chefs who want to perfect their craft and/or run a professional food business. The large, fully equipped kitchen area allows for hosting cooking classes, private meals and has generous room for culinary creativity, with business support and food delivery services too for food business owners.
Where: Wan Chai
Contact: 2366 3231 or [email protected]
If you’re packing tools instead of a Mac, MakerBay is your next new home. This unique maker group has two locations in Hong Kong providing spaces, tools and a community with the aim of using innovation for social and environmental impact. They host plenty of events and workshops where inventive folk (members include scientists, engineers, designers and artists of all levels) can learn new skills, develop their inventions and grow their businesses. Kids can even get in on it, spending some fruitful hours at the “Junior MakerBench” and getting their hands dirty with wood and other materials under safe supervision.
Where: Tsuen Wan, Central
Contact: 9610 8167 or [email protected]
The mammoth WeWork has a network of co-working spaces across the globe, and several shared office spaces in Hong Kong. Locations in Wan Chai and Causeway Bay rival some of the city’s hippest cafes, with cosy desks in booth settings and inviting sofas and chairs when you need to take a break. Some meeting rooms have amazing views of Victoria Harbour to give that extra boost of inspiration between brainstorming, and there’s all the usual amenities at all sites, including non-stop micro roasted coffee to keep you perky and focused on your work all day.
Where: Causeway Bay, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon Bay, Lan Kwai Fong, Taikoo Shing, Wan Chai, Central, Sai Ying Pun, Sheung Wan, Kwun Tong
YoofHex is conveniently located on Leighton Road in bustling Causeway Bay and is easily accessible via public transportation. They offer a variety of packages to meet any professional’s needs included dedicated workspace, drop-in style “hot desks” and multi-person offices. When you need a break from working on that deadline, there’s plenty of refreshments available including free-flow coffee, soft drinks and tea or you can connect and network with others in their bright and comfortable common areas.
Where: Causeway Bay
Contact: 2618 0882 or [email protected]
A dedicated space in Hong Kong for startups, Paperclip caters to innovative entrepreneurs and those not just needing a spot to work, but some mentoring and education too. Think of it as a startup academy and work space. The spacious Sheung Wan site offers an 8,000 square feet setting for meetings, classrooms or events, and certain memberships will get you 24/7 access to a dedicated desk or shared office. They’re also big on workshops and events, where everyone from aspiring coders to small business owners network and exchange ideas.
Where: Sheung Wan
Contact: 3586 2888 or [email protected]
The Hive has so much going on, from accessible city locations in Central, Wan Chai and Kennedy Town, to a tranquil riverside setting in Sai Kung with inspiring mountain views to get the wheels turning. Add to this three inventive offshoots – MakerHive, a combined workshop/workspace, Hive Studios, a work space/professional fashion photography studio, and Hive Co Farm, a community garden/farm – and there’s something for every productive type. Each location has its allure, with stylish open plan workspaces, hot desks, dedicated workstations, private offices and appealing outdoor terraces for a lovely change of pace.
Where: Central, Wan Chai, Kennedy Town, Said Kung, Yeun Long
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 8.00am – 8.00pm
Contact: 3584 7869 or [email protected]
Trendy and attractive, with cheery furniture and a breezy outdoor terrace for networking among the skyscrapers, Garage Society’s four co-working spaces throughout the city are top for serious workers with many tasks to tackle, or part-timers needing to meet a deadline now and again. Different membership packages give you 24/7 access (full time hot-desking), five days per month access (light hot-desking), and there’s even a handy day pass. Keep an eye on their exclusive weekly events, which run the gamut from fireside chats to workshops.
Where: Central, Sheung Wan, Sai Ying Pun, Wan Chai
Contact: 3952 7200 or [email protected]
Ooosh was founded by “entrepreneurial enthusiasts” in a bid to connect business and tech talents in a productive and engaging co-working space. The co-working community here comprises a host of talent, including web/app developers, consultants, data architects, digital marketers and social media specialists. You never know whose elbows you may rub in either bright location, with blooming greenery for a mental boost. If your idea well has run dry, their services can assist you with writing copy to designing logos too.
Where: Fortress Hill, Cheung Sha Wan
Contact: 2785 8588 or [email protected]
If you’re looking to grow your network or learn new skills for your business, check out our round-up of Professional Networking and Training Events in Hong Kong!
Nancy Matos is a lifestyle and culture writer from Vancouver, Canada currently based in Hong Kong and London.