Choose from one of these fabulous co-working spaces to get started on your passion project.
We have all been there! The numerous interruptions while trying to make a phone call, the tiny hands that accidentally knock paint onto your laptop and the little voice demanding attention from a busy mama. It’s tough enough being a working mother, but it’s even more challenging when you’re trying to work from home. Luckily, there is a wealth of co-working spaces for you in Hong Kong. We’ve listed some of the most popular and efficient ones. Pick the one that suits you best in terms of location, rates and facilities and get cracking on launching your business in this city of entrepreneurs!
Looking to launch your new business and need a venue for the big opening? Look no further than Metropolitan Workshop for any event, meeting, seminar or workshop that you might have lined up. A two-minute walk from the Central MTR station, it is the most convenient location for your business affairs. It can seat up to 60 people (even more standing!) and is available at a very reasonable rate of $2,000 to $2,500 per hour. The event venue at this co-working space is ideal for day-long offsite and strategy meetings and what’s more, you won’t tire of the stunning view!
If you refer someone to Metropolitan Workshop as a co-working space, it is offering you 10% of your referral’s rent for up to 12 months! For all you mamas though, there is an even sweeter deal on offer:
Mention that you are a Sassy Mama reader to the community officer while booking the event space and you will get 10% off your rental membership fee!
All you mamas venturing into the brave new world of entrepreneurship know that growing and funding your business smoothly is key to success. That’s why Ooosh might be the perfect place for you to home your operations. This flexible office space offers great growth initiatives for its members and a Venture Capital Arm – Catalyst Ventures for startups to seek fundings. The other growth-generation programmes include Ooosh OutTask, Ooosh Mentor, Ooosh Connect and a partnership with Google For Startups. It has co-working spaces both in Hong Kong Island and Kowloon and offers special supportive rates for new economy businesses (technology, digital marketing, e-commerce, etc.). While at the Ooosh community, take advantage of the large network of like-minded entrepreneurs.
For all Sassy Mama readers, there is a free hot desk trial at Ooosh for one day. Email to redeem the offer.
Ooosh, 6/F, 101 King’s Road, Fortress Hill, Hong Kong, 2155 0999
From parent company, Yoof (Youth under one roof) which offers co-living and co-working spaces for young people in Hong Kong, comes YoofHex. This conveniently located co-working space (close to the Causeway Bay MTR station) provides multiple office solutions to suit different business needs and occasions. You have the flexibility to choose from hot desk passes at $300 per day or $2,600 per month, dedicated desks at $3,500/month, the privacy of an office space (with access to a larger co-working community) at a monthly rate starting at $3,710 per desk or a venue rental option (70 people seated in a theatre setting and 110 standing) at $700 to $1,000 per hour.
YoofHex believes that partnerships and friendships often blossom in a shared space and eventually lead to great companies, so there is a lot of emphasis on building a collaborative community. Membership to YoofHex includes invitations to diverse events and activities with opportunities to network with like-minded professionals.
Interested in what YoofHex has to offer? Email [email protected] and quote “Sassy2019” for a one-week free trial.
Playground.work proudly claims to be about work-life balance. Knowing that we spend a fourth or more of our day at work, this lifestyle co-working space has embraced a “work hard, play harder” mentality. It has developed a fun and playful atmosphere for small businesses and professional individuals (complete with an in-house bouldering wall!) where you will be encouraged to get a sweat on, spend time playing board games, savour fresh, barista-brewed, handcrafted coffee and be inspired to take part in networking events, workshops and a variety of courses. Headquartered in Sheung Wan and with a branch in San Po Kong, this space is also moving overseas to Australia.
Playground.work, 11/F & 21/F, 244-248 Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong, 3897 9666
Since opening its first space in 2016, theDesk has set up several co-working offices across the city, from Admiralty and Causeway Bay to Sai Wan and Sheung Wan. It has also opened an office in Shanghai, China. With a minimalist design, its emphasis is on a tranquil and uncluttered workspace, allowing you to produce your best and most creative work. theDesk believes in creating communities drawing on the potential of the neighbourhood it is housed in. With hot desk options starting at $2,550 per person per month, it also offers dedicated desks, private offices, meeting rooms, event rentals and ideation spaces.
At Sassy Mama, we can definitely vouch for this one (our office is at its Sheung Wan co-working space)! With locations in Sai Ying Pun, Sheung Wan, Wan Chai and Central (also present in India, Thailand, Cambodia and Philippines), Garage Society Hong Kong gives its members the opportunity to socialise, network and collaborate with other companies and brands – all in a beautifully decorated and fully serviced space. We find it to be the perfect creative space and working environment (the Asahi tap and gorgeous terrace helps as well!).
This one is perfect for all jet-setting mamas! Besides having plenty of office space across the region, Compass also has 20 locations throughout Hong Kong. A very reasonable option instead of lounging at a coffee shop would be to take a U-Desk from Compass for as little as $100 a day (free tea, coffee and wifi included!).
For all mums on the east side of the island, Blueprint is a premium business and event space in Taikoo Place. It’s home to 300 companies, from startups to multinationals. Offering venue rentals that are ideal for seminars, workshops and town halls, it is also is a great location to host alfresco drinks with clients.
If you’re based across the harbour, then why not consider Vspace Prime, a luxurious co-working space situated in Kowloon Bay? It offers 6,000 square foot of space for events, meeting rooms, private phone booths and private offices, along with hot desks for members to work at. Its proximity to China is also useful for quick work trips across the border.
Paperclip strives to set itself apart from other 852 co-working spaces, by combining a startup academy with a workspace. If you need help getting your business off the ground, the academy offers great startup methodology and business model canvas tools.
A very well established name, WeWork offers private offices (for teams of up to and over 100!) with a distinct and aesthetic vibe. WeWork believes it’s in it together with its members. So right from negotiating rates on health insurance, accounting software, etc. for all its members, to creating an environment where people work to make a life, not just a living, WeWork is a serious contender in the co-working arena.
We, at Sassy Mama, love the Hive! Its bright, beautiful spaces have played host to many of our events from our recent Mama Marketplace to a Girl’s Night Out. With locations across Hong Kong (and Asia as a whole!), the Hive is home to a creative community with a lively vibe that’s perfect for freelancers, entrepreneurs and young companies.
Campfire has fully embraced the needs of a modern-day workforce and knows that in this day and age, offices need to be more than just a space to work in, so it also offers a place to work, live, learn and play. As a mum, you’ll be pleased with its industry focused amenities like a photo and recording studio, maker’s workshop and gym, as well as its emphasis on work-life balance.
For all female entrepreneurs who have always been told to “lean in” but have not quite known how to, this woman-friendly working space offers workshops, pitching nights and other events that are tailored to get you to be #GirlBossHK!
For all you crafty mums looking to make a business of your art, Crafties has a lot to offer. Whether you’re a freelancer, designer, instructor, a start-up company or a social entrepreneur, this flexible coworking space offers resources and support to help you get things done. This includes access to workshop facilities, supplies, a library and a place to just hang out and meet like-minded people. You could rent desk space on an hourly basis to work on a project or market your products at The Crafties Campus & The Crafties Souk.
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This co-working kitchen is a great option for all foodies + entrepreneurs. With modern facilities, a fully-equipped commercial kitchen (including cooking stations, freezers and chillers, dry storage space, vacuum packing machines and more), business support (FEHD food factory licence, public liability insurance and more) and a neighbourhood café, this is the ideal co-working space for the chef community.
Mettā promises “to drive meaningful connections”. Although not technically a co-working space, this forward-thinking entrepreneurial club makes introductions, invites collaborations and builds a strong community, with all the support you need to grow and better your business.
Mettā, 21/F California Tower, 30-32 D’Aguilar St, Central, Hong Kong, www.metta.co
Think Design. The Work Project is proud of its aesthetic co-working spaces that combine functionality with design in an effort to inspire greatness. It has been recognised as one of the five most beautiful co-working spaces in the world by Forbes. Offering a variety of packages and pricing plans for you to choose from, The Work Project not only boasts a gourmet pantry (priorities!) but has built a community through its many networking projects and co-working members’ events.
Located in Tin Hau, CoCoon Pitch Nights give members a great platform to showcase ideas to investors, corporate partners and potential users; or to just listen to what up and coming innovators are working on!
The first co-working and lifestyle space linked with a 5-star hotel in Hong Kong, Kanfu prides itself on establishing a work-life balance in a vibrant community of creators and entrepreneurs. If the gorgeous view from Red Sugar isn’t enough to tempt you to work here, as a member you will also have access to Kerry Hotel’s gym, jacuzzi and pool, as well as its 24-hour work stations and daily happy hours.
With Hong Kong being home to so many startups, there are plenty more options you could consider. Some of the other co-working spaces that should be on your radar are Urban: Serviced Offices, Wynd, Regus, The Loft, The Coffee House, Central Park, UNO, Eaton Club and The Executive Centre.
Editor’s note: This article was originally published on our sister site Sassy Hong Kong on 1, February 2019 and updated by Anita Balagopalan on 24, July 2019.