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. This chic space has also launched GoWork Thamrin 2.0, where there’s Woodpecker Coffee for your daily caffeine fix, a designated events space and private nooks for quiet collaboration. And given its stunning interiors and central location, this spot offers surprisingly wallet-friendly memberships. Trust us, we know.
GoWork, Chubb Square 8th-9th Floor, Jl. M.H. Thamrin No. 10, Central Jakarta, p. +62 21 3000 6718, e. firstname.lastname@example.org; 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.
Kedasi, Jl. Cempaka Atas No. 24, Jati Pulo, Tomang, West Jakarta, p. +62 21 2940 1112, follow @kedasi.space on Instagram.
Whether you’re in North Jakarta, Central Jakarta, South Jakarta, or even BSD, you can always find a place to work at EV Hive as they have 13 locations in Jakarta and Tangerang alone. Want some alone time to get inspired or simply doze off because the sleepiness is too hard to handle? Recharge at their futuristic sleeping pod or get your bottomless coffee or Red Bull to boost your energy. And if you ever feel bored, you can always play billiard, ping pong, bowling, or even putt putt golf at their game room.
EV Hive City, Plaza Kuningan 9th-11th floor, Jl. H.R. Rasuna Said, South Jakarta, p. +62 8787 1111 880
EV Hive Tower, International Finance Centre, Jl. Jendral Sudirman Kav. 22-23, South Jakarta, p. +62 8787 1111 880
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.
If you’re looking for a place to cowork in the north part of Jakarta, you’ll want to check out Concrete Space in Pluit. Just like its name, the space uses grey concrete walls as the main part of their interior design, making their every corner an Instagrammable spot. This is also a great place if you’re working in the field of fashion, design, or photography, as they have a spacious photo studio with windows that allow natural light, backdrops, 3-point lighting, furniture, and other props. They also have a library, game station, and – our favourite – a Zen Garden if you feel like having some fresh air or working outdoor!
Concrete Space, Jl. Pluit Timur Raya No. 17, North Jakarta, p. +62 21 662 1868; Hours: Mon-Sat 9am-9pm.
Want a place to work in the heart of Jakarta CBD? Then you’ll love working at Rework, which coworking spaces are located at Sudirman and Kuningan (and soon FX Sudirman), where you can get easy access to the heart of the city. We love how they name each of their meeting rooms after the last name of successful entrepreneurs like Jobs, Gates, and Rowling – who knows you’ll be the next Steve Jobs after working here?
Rework Sudirman, Citilofts Sudirman, Suite 2601-2603, Jl. K.H. Mas Mansyur Kav. 121, Central Jakarta, p. +62 21 2926 4178
Rework Kuningan, Setiabudi 2 Building, Ground Floor, Unit 102 AB, Jl. H.R. Rasuna Said Kav. 62, South Jakarta, p. +62 21 2926 4178
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.
Kolega Tebet, LIMATIGA Building 3rd floor (above Comic Cafe), Jl. Tebet Raya no. 53, Jakarta
Kolega Suryo, Jl. Suryo no. 50, Senopati, Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta
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 2751 0329; Hours: Mon-Sun 24 hours.
Located in Kuningan, Kantorkuu allows you to work side by side with other creative-minded individuals, startups, and entrepreneurs. Our favourite part at Kantorkuu is their bright, naturally-lit lounge, where you can get your daily dose of coffee and sit on the steps or the colourful bean bags overlooking the high-ceiling open space. The use of wooden floors and furniture dominate their interior design, making it feel like you’re working at home away from home at Kantorkuu.
Kantorkuu, Agro Plaza, Ground Floor, Jl. H.R. Rasuna Said Blok X2 No. 1, South Jakarta, p. +62 21 520 3030; Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-6pm.
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, p. +62-21/2912-6145; Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-8pm, Sat 9am-4pm.
Union Space, which was originally called Cre8 before their rebranding, is designed for creative minded people to create and innovate. The coworking space currently has two locations in North Jakarta and South Jakarta, and plans to expand to three more locations in Jakarta and more outside Jakarta. The great thing about being a member at Union Space is that you can use their facilities in other countries such as Malaysia and the Philippines and their workspaces can accommodate teams of various sizes from one to 50 people. Did you know that their North Jakarta branch is located at PIK Avenue shopping mall? So whenever you feel like eating, shopping, or even watching movies, you know where to go!Union Space North, PIK Avenue Level 6, Jl. Pantai Indah Kapuk Boulevard, North Jakarta, p. +62 21 2922 2922; Hours: Mon-Sun 8am-10pm.
Union Space South, Metropolitan Tower Level 13-A, Jl. R.A. Kartini, TB Simatupang, South Jakarta, p. +62 21 2922 2922; Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-8pm.