Calling all digital nomads! With a thriving young digital creative population and a growing number of entrepreneurs, it’s no surprise that coworking spaces have started popping up around the city. Here are some of our favourites.
It is an exciting time to do your own thing in the city as we’ve seen a massive influx of new apps and digital start-ups. Luckily, cool collaborative spaces are popping up all over Jakarta. All of the spaces offer the basics needed to build your empire including Wi-Fi, electric outlets, coffee and tea, a basic printer, and private meeting rooms. Here are a few coworking spaces you need to know about now.
GoWork definitely tops our list as the most beautiful coworking space in Jakarta. Designed by award-winning interior designer Revano Satria, the coworking space is your office inspo Pinterest board come true. Whether you’re in the market for a dedicated desk space, private office, or meeting room, GoWork has it all. And given its stunning interiors and central location, this spot offers surprisingly wallet-friendly memberships. Trust us, we know.
GoWork, Chubb Square 9th Floor, Jl. M.H. Thamrin No. 10, Central Jakarta. p. +62 21 3000 6718. e. firstname.lastname@example.org. w. go-work.com. Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-6pm. Instagram @lets.gowork & Facebook /letsgowork
Thinking of joining a coworking space but don’t want to shell out loads of dough for a desk? Kedasi, located in West Jakarta’s tech start-up neighbourhood of “Slipicon Valley” is a great option for freelancers and small companies who are just starting out. Their hourly rates are less than a cup of coffee at Starbucks, comes with all the tea and coffee you can drink, and actually working high speed internet. Kedasi even set aside a private games room where hard workers can let off steam with a quick round of Playstation games.
Not only does Kolega provide a better working space for starting out entrepreneurs and freelancers, but the collaborative workspace creates an invigorating atmosphere where a diverse group of workers can exchange ideas and share knowledge with each other. The result is a coworking space with a community of independent creatives who always benefit from working in the presence of one another.
CoWork Inc., located in Kemang, is a great shared working space that frequently holds lectures and discussion sessions for young entrepreneurs. With a great network and extensive experience in business, the owners will be bringing in some awesome speakers to answer questions and help solve problems that a lot of new business owners are facing. And perhaps one of our favorite perks is that Common Grounds Coffee has a little café at the space. Now you can have your café-quality coffee and prime office space all in one place!
CoWork Inc., WIMO Building, Jl. Kemang 1 no. 7, Jakarta, South Jakarta, p. 62-21/7177-0061. Hours: Mon-Sat 9am-9pm.
Conclave has all the basics of a co-work space: coffee and tea, a lounge, and Wi-Fi, but what really sets this place apart is its chic and spacious ambiance, complete with tonnes of light. It’s also within walking distance to a number of restaurants, and isn’t too far from the SCBD, Senayan or Kuningan area. But perhaps Conclave’s best feature is that it’s open 24/7, so if you’re more productive at night, you’ll still have a place to work!
Conclave, Jl. Wijaya 1, South Jakarta, p. +62/21-27510329. Hours: Mon-Sun 24 hours.
No matter what you need from a one-off space for the day, a permanent desk or a whole office, TierSpace has it. They are also in a great location for meetings and quick lunches. A nice touch that budding tycoons will enjoy is their cute little British style “phonebooths” for taking and making important calls while maintaining your privacy. As with all the other spaces, TierSpace offers unlimited hot drinks with membership to keep those productive juices flowing.
TierSpace, Jl. Bakti no.10, Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta, phone: 62-21/2912-6145. Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-8pm, Sat 9am-4pm.
This article was originally published on 23 March 2015 and has been updated.