We all know how expensive rent can be in Hong Kong – even for the smallest of commercial spaces. Between the flexible leases, cool office perks, networking opportunities and community spirit, it’s no wonder that established multinationals, small startups and freelancers alike are trading their traditional office or work-from-home set up for a coworking space. Thankfully, with the number of coworking spaces in Hong Kong on the rise, there are plenty of choices to choose from!
If you’re looking for an alternative workspace option that won’t cost an arm and a leg, you’re in luck! Read on for our ultimate guide to the most affordable coworking spaces in Hong Kong.
PS: all of these coworking spaces offer a day pass for under HK$200, so go check them (and many others) out on the BOOQED app! Workspace hopping can definitely be a thing :) Download here: link
With locations in Mong Kok and Kwun Tong, The Wave is an integrated business platform that provides serviced offices, shared offices, coworking spaces and event spaces aimed at satisfying the needs of entrepreneurs and small businesses. It places great emphasis on creating a community-minded environment and regularly holds exclusive events for its members, also called “wavers”, to foster collaboration and business growth between tenants.
In addition to offering fast WiFi and complimentary refreshments on their day pass scheme, The Wave also offers 24-hour access and a mailing address if you go for their hot desk, dedicated desk or private office plans, so whether you’re an early bird or a night owl, you can schedule your workday in a way that best suits you!
Desk One is a coworking space, a library and a café all rolled into one, resulting in a quiet, comfortable space conducive to working, studying and reading. Each of its venues in Causeway Bay, Mong Kok and Tsuen Wan are designed to create a light, tranquil ambience, and are all furnished with comfy sofas, floor-to-ceiling windows, individual and shared desks, individual cubicles and private rooms.
They offer flexible pricing options by the hour, day or month so ditch the noisy coffee shop next time and spend an hour or two by the window at this peaceful oasis while enjoying one of their delicious handcrafted beverages. This is the place to go if you want to put your head down and get some work done.
Having just opened its doors in December last year, WanderLoft might be a newcomer to the coworking industry, but it’s already made a name for itself as the coworking space for designers. Situated in the rapidly emerging Kwun Tong district, this modern workspace occupying 6,000 square feet offers lots of natural light, stunning vistas of the surrounding area and fully equipped facilities to provide an environment that is both inspiring yet comfortable to work in.
Want to mingle with like-minded creatives? WanderLoft’s members originate from a wide range of creative backgrounds and include graphic design and artistry to interior design, engineering and more. At its core, WanderLoft wants its community to function as one big family through collaborative opportunities, and regularly organizes events that focus on design-related topics so members can network, share knowledge, and work with each other to create meaningful work.
Address: 22/F, 9 Chong Yip Street, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong
Conveniently located a five-minute walk away from Causeway Bay MTR station, Commons Workshop is a sleek, elegant space featuring a raw industrial design, exposed ceilings, big wooden desks, lots of plants and a panoramic view of Victoria Harbour.
(If you haven’t read our guide to Causeway Bay yet, be sure to check it out for top tips on where to go and what to see!)
In addition to offering a selection of private offices as well as shared spaces, this space boasts many sought-after amenities including unlimited complimentary refreshments and high-speed Internet, creating the perfect environment to conduct business and meet clients. What sets them apart from other coworking spaces, is their mindset that “today’s connections could be tomorrow’s new business direction”. And with that, Commons recently launched several schemes to support its startup tenants connect with resources and other companies.
Address: 28/F, Sunshine Plaza, 353 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
First launched in 2017 as Emperor Group's first-ever coworking solution, Mustard Seed has dedicated its mission to nurturing those in the creative industry. The space frequently hosts talks, workshops and networking events attended by well-established professionals in the creative industry. They don’t just think of themselves as a space provider, but a group of people committed to helping entrepreneurs and startups find the right resources, opportunities and connections they need to grow. The gorgeous office just happens to be a plus.
Now let’s talk about the space itself. In addition to the usual hot desk, common areas and complimentary fibre internet, members also have access to a virtual reality studio and various entertainment facilities. And, did we mention the pool table in the common area? What a great way to cue up a bit of fun between meetings!
Address: 2/F, Emperor Group Centre, 288 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Created with an “inclusive community” ethos where members and like-minded businesses are encouraged to network and collaborate to grow each other’s brands and social circles, theDesk has come a long way from being “just a desk”, and has expanded rapidly over the past few years since it first opened in Sai Wan to add branches spread across Hong Kong’s most prestigious business districts including Causeway Bay, Admiralty, Sheung Wan, and Hung Hom.
Each of its venues has a sleek minimal design and bright, airy interiors, complete with hot desks, meeting rooms, private offices and multipurpose event spaces, aimed at optimizing its member’s productivity whilst providing an affordable office solution.
The atmosphere at MyBase is warm, laid-back and welcoming, and you most likely won’t see anyone in suits or heels. You can’t help but feel relaxed here surrounded by other people quietly studying, have a cup of coffee or chatting with each other in the common areas.
MyBase offers a collection of spaces designed for both individuals and groups – choose between a private cubicle, a hot desk, a private meeting room or a comfy sofa by the window, there’s a little something for everyone. They also offer complimentary snacks and drinks so you can fuel up before getting started on a big project. They also cater to students and thus have a selection of exam reference books and materials on hand. We wish we had places like MyBase when we were still in school!
Address: 5-7/F, 562 Nathan Road, Mong Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Banyan Workspace's hot desks are a little above the budget at 250 HKD, but we think it's worth spending extra for the experience at their space.
Luxurious, chic and refreshing are the words that come to mind when we think of Banyan Workspace. With elegant wooden furnishings, plenty of greenery and tons of bright natural light, Banyan Workspace has a more boutique aesthetic angle compared to the other spaces on this list. Its uplifting environment is perfect for businesses in the corporate space looking for a more affordable office solution.
Another great feature is that the space was designed with sustainability as one of its main priorities! The majority of their furnishings are made using locally and regionally sourced materials and recycled accessories. They also provide ethically sourced drinks and snacks and boast an extensive recycling system. Now you can feel good about being more eco-conscious too!
Address: Suite 1204, Eastern Harbour Centre, 28 Hoi Chak Street, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
Whether you’re a solo entrepreneur or a sizeable corporate team, the Metropolitan Workshop offers various packages ranging from hot desks, dedicated desks, private rooms, multi-location memberships and even virtual offices to cater to diverse needs which means you can choose the perfect office solution for you.
With several locations strategically situated all over Hong Kong, you don’t have to be limited to a single spot again! Furthermore, each workspace comes with its own interior style, community and events, meaning that you can try a workshop at two locations and experience a completely different atmosphere. And, if you’ve ever dreamt of working on a beach, Metropolitan Workshop has created a dream come true at one of their most recent venues in Wan Chai – think palm trees swaying in the wind and sand under your toes, but indoors! It’s about as far from a boring traditional office as you can get.
Although this 5,000 square foot boutique coworking space doesn’t typically offer a day pass option for purchasing, we had to add Paperclip to the list for its free 2-day trial so you can experience what the space has to offer without any commitment.
It’s also worth noting that Paperclip is Hong Kong’s first mentoring-focused coworking space and startup academy that combines startup and innovation programs, incubators, and coworking and office spaces so aspiring startups have everything they need to pave their way in one place. Simply reach out to inform them what challenges you’re facing, whether it be legal, financial or technological matters, and their team will try to match you with someone suitable to offer potentially valuable advice.
Address: 3/F, Nam Wo Hong Building, 148 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Want to try an alternative office solution in Hong Kong that won’t hurt your wallet? Browse the BOOQED app for a range of economical coworking spaces near you. It’s as simple as choosing the location, what amenities you need, and your budget to instantly book a hot desk or meeting room for the day.
Plus, you can use the code HK50 to get 50% off your first booking in Hong Kong! What are you waiting for?!