If working from home is not your thing, having an office space with conference rooms, a receptionist, phone booths, high speed internet, networking events and a flexible working environment might be a good idea.
Finding an office to rent is not that easy in Hong Kong as there are literally hundreds of possibilities and various types of offers. For instance, a business center offers a more private workspace with a dedicated office, while a co-working space will be more flexible with hot desks and month-to-month rental solutions. Nowadays, most of the shared offices in Hong Kong will propose both and we’ve found some great ones for you.
Office sharing is definitely a good solution for all types of companies (ie. freelancers, entrepreneurs, founders, digital nomads, small businesses…). That’s the easiest solution to get work done in a flexible workspace.
Compass Offices opened its first location in Hong Kong in 2009, and has since expanded to over 10 business centres in prime business districts around the city, along with serviced offices for corporates and growing enterprises in Melbourne, Sydney, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Manila, Shanghai, Tokyo, and Ho Chi Minh City. With a focus on contemporary private offices with ready-to-use facilities, they also offer co-working spaces and short-term rentals of individual suites in select locations to cater to growing start-ups and entrepreneurs.
What sets Compass Offices apart from traditional offices is their business-ready serviced offices with flexible terms, custom-built designated office space which is tailored to client specifications, and professional virtual office services which offer reputable business addresses and seamless call and mail forwarding for businesses in fast-growing industries expanding to new countries. Their professionally trained customer services team and cutting-edge tech throughout the meeting rooms, collaborative spaces, and private offices make Compass Offices the ideal office solution for established corporations and individual professionals.
Where: 13 locations in Central, Sheung Wan, Tsim Sha Tsui, Admiralty, Causeway Bay, North Point
Contact: Call +852 3796 7188 or WhatsApp +852 6396 7907
Established in 2015, Ooosh Coworking Space serves its 8th year as one of the tech startup ecosystem facilitators and enablers, currently operating a total of 32,000 sq.ft of co-working spaces across Hong Kong. Their flexible membership plans are all-inclusive of shared facilities like meeting rooms and common areas, 24/7 secure access, dedicated phone line, high-speed Internet, and contemporary furnished workspaces.
Ooosh is on a mission to build a start-up ecosystem that drives organic growth for its stakeholders, namely the start-ups, investors, service providers, and digital economy novices. Far more than a simple workspace provider, under Ooosh Tech Lab, the umbrella brand, they actively contribute by connecting, incubating, and investing in promising tech businesses and talents.
With the experience of having served over 200 local and international businesses, including tech unicorns and MNCs, Ooosh believes a true coworking space manufactures opportunities and blossoms possibilities.
Where: Ooosh Kowloon, Ooosh Central, Ooosh Island East
Contact: Call +852 27858588 (head office),+852 2785 8588 (Kowloon),+852 2785 8588 (Central), +852 2151 8383 (Island East) | Email [email protected]
theDesk runs more than 15 co-working spaces throughout Hong Kong and Shanghai. All locations provide meeting rooms, high-speed Wi-Fi, complimentary beverages, 24/7 secure access, phone booth, mailing service, and an awesome multilingual front desk team.
Each location has its own unique design according to the vibe and community. For example, at theDesk Kerry Hotel, there is a consistent industrial theme with black steel, exposed pipes and touches of warmth expressed in the lighting and wooden accents. The open layout feels like an invitation to flit around like a social butterfly when not working in a clean-cut, mind-clearing workspace. The large spaces and outdoor terraces (available in most locations) are great for socializing, as well as private events.
theDesk has one of the most extensive co-working networks in the city, with locations in business districts like Central, Causeway Bay, and Tsim Sha Tsui, as well as in emerging business hubs like Kwun Tong, Kowloon Bay, and Hung Hom, so you can plug and play no matter where you go.
Where: Locations in Sai Wan, Sheung Wan, Causeway Bay, Kwun Tong, Kowloon Bay, Hung Hom, Sha Tin
Contact: Call +852 3892 2323 or email [email protected]
Coral Hub was founded in Hong Kong in 2020, offering a modern workplace where members can select from day passes and virtual office, to flexible monthly plans with 24/7 secure access and round the clock air conditioning for hot desk, fixed desks, and private offices. Located 5 minutes away from Kwai Hing MTR station and within walking distance of restaurants, malls, banks, and accommodation, Coral Hub welcomes creative minds from all career industries.
Coral Hub is fully equipped with high speed Wi-Fi, business class printers, free-flow coffee, executive furnishings, reception and mailing services, as well as tidy washrooms inside the venue. Coral Hub’s event space is open to members and the public by booking, and has audio/video facilities for versatile events, workshops, conferences, and accommodates up to 60 guests for a seated seminar.
Where: Roxy Industrial Centre, Unit D, 21/F, 58-66 Tai Lin Pai Rd, Kwai Chung
Contact: +852 2156 1571 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 practicing 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, with business support and food delivery services too for food business owners.
Learn more: https://www.biteunite.com
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.
Learn more: https://www.thegaragesociety.com/hong-kong
If you’re packing workshop tools instead of a Mac, MakerBay is your next new home. This unique maker group has one location in Hong Kong providing office 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.
Learn more: https://www.makerbay.net
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/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.
Learn more: https://thehive.com.hk/
Ucommune serviced office space has a global network of over 800,000 members in China, Hong Kong, Singapore, United States and you can find them in more than 50 cities worldwide. You can enjoy a spacious office space with views over Mong Kok. Large private offices and hot desks are available for companies and freelancers who need an easy-to-access space in one of the most vibrant district in Hong Kong. Event space, shared area, phone booths, meeting rooms, kitchen and fitness spaces are also available.
Learn more: https://hk.ucommune.com/hk/
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.
Learn more: https://www.wework.com/l/hong-kong
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