Running a start-up and fancy the idea of coworking spaces? Take a look at our top picks for hot desks and private offices in Hong Kong
Hong Kong is fast becoming a playground for entrepreneurs and start-up businesses, including a bunch of self-taught Hong Kong artists and local fashion brands. To follow suit, a number of coworking spaces in Hong Kong have popped up throughout the city, as people are looking for more flexible and affordable workplaces that offer both hot desking and office options. And these are the ones that we think are doing outstanding work for the community.
Check out these coworking spaces in Hong Kong
Situated in the heart of Kowloon and dedicated to encouraging grassroots projects by local artists, Eaton House serves to be the ultimate coworking space for innovators, activists and creatives. Aside from its networking series and member events, the coworking space offers full access to the adjacent hotel’s hospitality offerings. Members can also find an array of music events taking places at its audio platform, as well as a selection of screenings and wellness programmes.
Eaton House, 380 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, p. 2782 1818, 佐敦彌敦道380號香港逸東酒店
The Crafties aims to offer a easily accessible and comfortable coworking space for crafters with a purpose. Whether you’re a freelancer, a designer or a social entrepreneur, The Crafties gives its members the freedom of setting up their own shop and home office. The space offers access to workshop facilities, supplies, a library and a gallery – one of the best coworking spaces in Hong Kong to for you to unleash your inner artist.
The Crafties, Unit 203, Bonham Commercial Centre, 44-46 Bonham Strand West, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, p. 3461 1368, 上環文咸西街44-46號南北行商業中心203室
One of the newest coworking brands in Hong Kong, Spaces is an international collection of coworking spaces that originated in Amsterdam. In 2018, the brand expects to open five shared offices throughout Hong Kong, the first one being Spaces Lee Garden 3. Set in the heart of Causeway Bay’s luxurious shopping district, if you’re looking for an address with pulling power coupled with easy access to MTR and various restaurants and shopping opportunities, then beautifully designed Spaces could be your ideal location.
Spaces, Lee Garden 3, 1 Sunning Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, p. 3769 6000, 銅鑼灣新寧道1號利園三期
Located inside Kerry Hotel Hong Kong, Kafnu builds a community for creators and innovators to share their passions and interests. The colourful space includes micro sections of individual workspaces, meeting rooms, as well as communal spaces. Not to mention, people who work here are also granted the access to Kerry Hotel’s gym and facilities, making it a triple threat work and lifestyle coworking space.
Kafnu, 2/F, Kerry Hotel, 38 Hung Luen Road, Hung Hom Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong, p. 3974 5125, 九龍紅磡灣紅鸞道38號香港嘉里酒店2樓
Home to Honeycombers Hong Kong HQ, Garage Collective raises the bar by including a pop-up style event space and a sustainable food offering from Tuckshop by Social Club. A pet-friendly space, Garage Collective was designed to be a place for tech start-ups and freelancers to come together in a beautiful location in Sai Ying Pun, and that’s why we think it’s one of the coolest coworking spaces in Hong Kong. The group also has branches in Wan Chai, Central and Sheung Wan.
Garage Collective, Shop 4-7, 158A Connaught Road West, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, p. 3952 7400, 西營盤干諾道西158A號4-7號鋪
From professional equipment to entertainment facilities and event spaces, this coworking space is dedicated to offering entrepreneurs and creative minds a comfortable platform to thrive and make their works possible. Centrally located in Wan Chai, there are also occasional talks and workshops for the community to participate in different interesting networking events.
Mustard Seed, 2/F, Emperor Group Centre, 288 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, p. 2376 3833, 香港灣仔軒尼詩道288號英皇集團中心2樓
Situated in the heart of Central, andotherspace is a modern and stylish coworking/co-study space that consists of reading and study space, a speciality coffee stand, community space and more. Most coworking spaces often hold functions and events which might disrupt people’s work, so they aim to provide a quiet, calm and efficient working environment for both professionals and students.
andotherspace, Room 101, 1/F, Hoseinee House, 69 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2503 3999, 香港中環雲咸街69號賀善尼大廈1樓101室
naked Hub is one of Asia’s largest coworking brands, with branches spread across Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Their huge coworking space in Sheung Wan incorporates tradition elements of Tea Houses (an interesting flair!) and provides a wide range of community spaces, including a living room, bar areas, breakout areas, meeting rooms and more. They also have a branch in Sai Ying Pun and apparently a third location is on the way, so look out!
naked Hub, 7/F, 40 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, p. 8191 2900, 香港上環文咸街40號7樓
Paperclip Startup Campus
Paperclip Startup Campus is perfectly positioned in trendy Sheung Wan, close to the MTR and a number of restaurants and cafes. It offers its members a range of packages, including hot desks, dedicated desks, shared office space and office rooms. As well as being a physical space for start-ups and entrepreneurs, Paperclip holds a host of events every week, such as talks on angel investing and discussions on doing business in different regions of Asia.
Paperclip Startup Campus, 3/F, Nam Wo Hong Building, 148 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, p. 3586 2888, 上環永樂街148號南和行大廈3樓
Looking for coworking spaces in Hong Kong with a bit more? Built around an ‘inclusive community ethos’, The Desk is more than your average cshared office. As well as offering hot desking and private offices, it seeks to connect users with surrounding businesses throughout Sai Ying Pun, Sheung Wan and Kennedy Town. On top of that, The Desk is the only co-working company in the world with a daily content website that features news and information from both members and the surrounding neighbourhoods – talk about business building!
The Desk, G/F, 511 Queen’s Road West, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, p. 3706 8976, 皇后大道西511號
With spaces across the United States, Asia and Europe, WeWork is one of the largest coworking space operators in the world. We particularly love the new Tower 535 space in Causeway Bay designed by NC Design and Architecture. With an urban vibe, private offices and hot desks sit next to living-room-style spaces that offer the perfect place to chat with fellow users. WeWork is also renowned for its punchy events that include everything from workshops to thought-leader panels, making it one of the most popular coworking spaces in Hong Kong. And they just opened a new one at LKF Tower for those who wish to stay closer to Central!
WeWork, Tower 535, 535 Jaffe Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, p. 3150 0101, 銅鑼灣謝斐道535號Tower 535
Providing spaces with innovative interior design, Campfire offers everything from short-term desks to private office spaces. All plans allow members access to the Campfire canteens, and monthly members have access to all of the different locations. A number of inspirational and social events are held throughout the week to allow members to learn more about each other.
Campfire, 5/F, Remex Centre, 42 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Hong Kong, p. 2780 5586, 香港黃竹坑黃竹坑道42號利美中心5樓
Starting up in Hong Kong, The Hive now has a presence throughout Asia, including Bangkok and Singapore. The mission behind the brand is to create beautiful workspaces that allow creatives, entrepreneurs and start-ups the space to build a community together. At the Wan Chai campus, hot desks, fixed desks and private offices are on offer, with each membership having access to the regular community events.
The Hive, 21/F, The Phoenix Building, 23 Luard Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, p. 3568 6343, 香港灣仔盧押道23號The Phoenix 21樓
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