We all know how expensive rent is in Hong Kong – even for commercial spaces. If renting your own office is looking too costly, thankfully, Hong Kong is awash with co-working spaces you can use as an alternative base. Head on over to one of these convenient spots for the perfect answer to your spatial needs.
RECOMMENDED: Have the four walls of your office become a bit suffocating? Head out to these quiet outdoor places for a change of scenery or pop along to one of the city’s best cafés for a break.
Hong Kong’s best co-working spaces
Whether you need a space for short term or long term use, Campfire is agreeably flexible. Membership includes access to a wide variety of creatively fun events and workshops, useful networking opportunities with other members, and 24-hour access. Boasting locations in areas like Kennedy Town and Wong Chuk Hang, each venue has its own industry speciality such as tech or fashion, respectively. The company also happens to be dog-friendly – super important.
CoCoon is the ideal place to incubate your business ideas and see them come to life. Encouraging networking through its community filled with entrepreneurs, engineers, designers and corporate partners, this brand helps you connect with exactly the right people. The CoCoon Foundation also delivers entrepreneurship education and work experience to students where guests can learn the skills they need to take their business to the next level.
Desk One combines a co-working space, library and café all in one. There are three venues to choose from: Causeway Bay, Mong Kok and Tsuen Wan. Each location is furnished with comfy sofas, desks in front of floor-to-ceiling windows and private cubicles and rooms. With high-speed internet and power sockets at every table, this is the place to go if you need to put your head down and work.
Co-working space theDesk has expanded fast over the past couple of years. After starting life in a Sai Wan enclave, it's grown to include two massive, airy spaces in Causeway Bay and braches in Admiralty as well as Sheung Wan, garnering rapidly increasing membership thanks to its 'inclusive community' ethos where members and neighbouring businesses are encouraged to collaborate both in and out of the space, on and offline. The minimalistic, bright interiors - including private offices, dedicated desks, hotdesks and a wealth of event spaces - are designed to increase productivity for businesses of all sizes from a wide range of industries. theDesk has become way more than just a desk...
A cross between a private member’s lounge and a co-working office, Eaton Club is a chic, refined workspace where members can work, socialise and network with others over amazing food and beverage options (think champagne breakfast meetings, Irish coffee afternoon catch-ups and more). Both of their flexible workspaces in Kowloon and Central can also be rented out for parties, conferences and a variety of other events.
Want to move beyond hipster-esque co-working spaces and take your business to the next level? Then The Executive Centre needs to be on your radar. Offering sophisticated businesses centres all around the world, including 10 branches here in Hong Kong, these spaces provide everything from 24-hour access and barista-made coffee to standing desks and limo services.
Designed to look professional yet still warm and inviting, The Great Room's sleek interior is reminiscent of the lobbies of contemporary, five-star and high-design hotels. Mondays start with a complimentary breakfast spread, good tunes and a barista serving up your favourite coffee, and as your working day draws to an end, a turn-down cart brings around a warm cookie for those who are staying late to work. We certainly can get used to that kind of service.
With four locations dotted around Hong Kong Island (Central, Sheung Wan, SYP and Wan Chai), Garage Society is the ultimate spot for events and a community feel. Its mission is simple – to build a platform for the next generation of entrepreneurs. While each venue has its own particular attraction – the SYP branch is pet-friendly, Wan Chai boasts a big outdoor space – and all the branches host regular talks on many different topics to help build motivation and increase productivity.
With locations across Southeast Asia, this co-working community is home to young companies, entrepreneurs and freelancers looking to meet like-minded people. Each space is ideal for events, informal meetings and other community happenings – so check the schedules to see if anything peaks your interest. Each location has its own niche. The Kennedy Town spot is home to The Hive Studios – perfect for photographers, while the Wong Chuk Hang outpost is built for artsy types.
Located a few minutes from Diamond Hill MTR Station, this co-working space welcomes entrepreneurs and small businesses into its homey venue. The Loft offers a plethora of resources to help you get your business rolling, from a business concierge service, 24-hour access as well as your pick of dedicated hot desks or private office units. This co-working space is the perfect place to work without feeling like you’ve left home.