Where I could start coworking in Seoul?

If you are going to visit Seoul anytime soon and you are looking for some place to coworking — you are just in the right place. Seoul is a vibrant city where you will find creative workers around in this UNESCO design city. There are rising creative class lingering around the city and occupy public spaces — whether in works, brands, products, or even people.

In this article I’m going to guide you by giving coworking spaces map in Seoul. You will found out that coworking is a serious business here, and it’s growing though it’s relatively new. Some of these coworking spaces are community driven, built and developed by community minded people who eager to build networks. Some are real estate based, providing spaces to work with multiple schemes of membership. Governments and private foundations also take their roles here, providing incubations and foster start ups environments.

So, have you grab your ticket to Seoul? Then you are ready for to start cowork in Seoul! Hint: Click the map below for complete locations.

Seoul Coworking Space
Coworking Space Around Seoul!
Red: Community Driven
Blue: Foundation Based
Yellow: Government Supported
Green: Business Center

Here are some featured spaces:

HIVE ARENA

Hive Arena is a coworking space located in Gangnam. It’s nearby to Seonjeongneung Station (선정능역). Just walk around 500 meter and you will find it across Acrohills Apartment. It’s a small space, but you will find it so comfortable with maker and media workers. They are really open and great people to discuss with. If you can’t speak Korean, the owner will welcome you with English. She is really nice.

You can try this space for free in a day. If you like it, then you can use this space for only about $150 a month (and it’s in Gangnam!). Are you a maker? Then you can use their 3D printer as complimentary facility. Beverages, coffee makers, and small library are ready to support your work.

Where: 서울시 강남구 봉은사로 303 502호 하이브아레나 ( 37.509384, 127.040114)

Contact: Visit their website http://hivearena.com/ or drop by their Facebook https://www.facebook.com/hivearena

IDEA FACTORY

Are you an art and culture worker? Then Idea Factory is the hub for you alike. Majority of the coworkers here are artist and designer, or they who involved in cultural activity. The manager, Yong-in, will guide you on the activities here. Be ready for the vibrant of the space, with its industrial looks and comfy ambient. You can also browse some artworks hanging in their walls as they sell it to public. They have daily membership for $8, and you can have free coffee or juice with you. Start from $150, get this space for monthly membership. There’s free flow self service minibar included. They provide good meeting place inside, look for more in their website.

Where: 서울특별시 강남구 테헤란로4길 14 미림타워 별관 B2 You can get down at Gangnam Station. It’s really close. ( 37.497067, 127.029464)

Contact: Visit their website http://www.idea-factory.kr/ or sent your email to ideafactory@bogonco.com

COW & DOG

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Can’t get cool enough? Then you will be surprised with this cool coworking space and cafe. Occupy an own building, they feature cool architecture and space. They provide coworking cafe if you want to drop by, or register your membership here if you like it. They regularly held event, such as pop up markets, workshops and talkshows.

Where: 서울시 성동구 왕십리로 2길 20 Get down at Seoul Forest Station, exit 1. ( 37.542954, 127.046991)

Contact: They got website http://www.cowndog.com/ or maybe you can conveniently mail them to info@cowndog.com. Drop by their facebook too https://www.facebook.com/cowndog/

YOUTH ZONE

From their facebook account https://www.facebook.com/youthzone2

How about taking a look to government run coworking space? It’s just as cool as other spaces. And it’s free too. Not just a coworking space, it’s also a community center, social hub for the neighbourhood. It’s dedicated for the community, to foster the development of start ups and entrepreneurs. If you plan to have one in your city, take a look and propose it to your major. Ensure them that coworking is a good investment for the city!

Where: 서울시 동작구 대방동 340–5 Just close to Daebang Station Line 1, take exit 3 (37.512294, 126.926702)

Contact: They got websites http://youthzone.kr/ Check for regular updates from their facebook https://www.facebook.com/youthzone2