We love WeWork, but have you checked out all the other options Hong Kong has to offer?
What makes it unique: theDesk focuses on creating an “Inclusive Community” by providing the platform for its members and neighbouring businesses to connect and collaborate. They believe that businesses today can only succeed from cross pollination of ideas and close partnerships, and they spread their core principles of Flexibility, Productivity, and Community across over 64,000 square feet around Hong Kong, which means a lot of room and opportunities to make things happen.
Four total ,with one in Admiralty, one in Sai Wan, and two in Causeway Bay.
- theDesk Leighton Centre: 20/F, 77 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
- theDesk One Hysan Avenue: 14/F, One Hysan Avenue, Causeway Bay
- theDesk Sai Wan: 511 Queen’s Road West, Sai Wan
- theDesk United Centre (opening in first quarter of 2019): 5/F, 95 Queensway, Admiralty
Minimalist interiors designed to maximize productivity; Great locations, all just a few minutes’ walk from MTR stations; Event spaces for events and functions of up to 400 people; Terraces at most locations; 24/7 access.
Private offices: Starting from $4300 per head per month
Dedicated desk: Starting from $3150 per head per month
Hotdesk: Starting from $2550 per head per month
What makes it unique: The Wave is registered as a “B Corp” — one of only seven in Hong Kong — and that means it is in business to both make money and perform a social good. Investors can’t push it to do things against its social mission, which is pretty rare in a compound-interest town like Hong Kong.
They list their core values as: “Go beyond limits, Celebrate differences, Be agile, Be inspired, Make things happen.”
Make things happen!
Kwun Tong and Mongkok.
The Wave Kwun Tong: Level 7–11, The Wave, 4 Hing Yip Street, Kwun Tong, Kowloon
The Wave Mongkok: Level 20, 21, 25, Ginza Plaza, 2A-2H Sai Yeung Choi Street South, Mongkok, Kowloon
24/7 Access; Marketing Exposure; Business Matching; Exclusive Waver Benefits; Retail/ Product Showroom; Superb locations.
Day Pass: $100/ day
Hot desk: from $2000/ month
Fixed desk: from $2500/ month
Private office: from $3500/ month
Plus, non-members can book meeting room (5–20 pax) and event space (40–500 pax) in both locations.
The Work Project
What makes it unique: In a word… uniqueness! The Work Project takes pride in their “Think Design” philosophy, where they “blend the two of elements of extremely beautiful and high-performance spaces together.” Each project of theirs is made in collaboration with some of the most talented architects, designers, artists and botanists in the world. You read that right: Botanists!
Management spares no expense on furniture (think: Herman Miller) and other details (everything from security systems to acoustic engineering) are top of the line, which is probably why they’re a favorite of blue-chip corporate types, VC and consultancy firms, fin-tech and creative companies.
One in Hong Kong so far on the fifteenth floor of Soundwill Plaza II — Midtown, 1–29 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay.
Plus two more in Singapore and two more on the way there as well.
Full-service pantry; weekly happy hours; top quality brewed coffee; 24/7 access to the house and supporting facilities including partnership access to over 20 restaurants, 4 gyms, hotels, and lifestyle services.
Day Pass: starting at $350/day
Part-Time Hot Desk: starting at $2250/ month
Full-Time Hot Desk: starting at $4450/ month
Private Office: starting at $5600/ month
FYI: Non-members can book their meeting and event facilities, some of which can hold over 100 guests, making them great for showcases, media events, award ceremonies, product launches, etc.
What makes it unique: Ooosh has an innovative metric for measuring their own success. It’s not how fast Ooosh grows, but how fast the companies working in Ooosh grow that matters. That stat so far: On average, companies joining Ooosh have grown 3.6x since moving in. Not bad at all!
One on Hong Kong Island, and one in Kowloon.
Ooosh Hong Kong: 6/F, 101 King’s Road, Fortress Hill, Hong Kong
Ooosh Kowloon: Unit 803, 8/F, 479 Castle Peak Road, Cheung Sha Wan, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Businesses resources; advice and mentoring; access to their in-house VC firm (Catalyst Ventures); friendly community; free flow tea and coffee in the pantry; regular social and networking events, etc.
Ask for details at email@example.com
What makes it unique: Arco City prides itself on being a coworking space that appeals to both startups and SMEs by providing not only the usual basic coworking services, but also several professional product and service offerings, including administrative support, mail handling, phone call management, company formation, business alliance networking, and more. It’s the place to be if you’re looking for an office that doubles as a part of your team.
Wan Chai and Causeway Bay.
Wan Chai — 18/F, East Town Building, 41 Lockhart Road
Causeway Bay: 6/F, Overseas Trust Bank Building, 160 Gloucester Road
Coffee, tea, great meeting spaces, and a full array of business center services and support.
Currently starting at $3000 per month, but their Causeway Bay space is offering a1 month free trial if you sign up now.
What makes it unique: At 7 countries and 19 spaces and counting, The Hive is quickly building one of the region’s most exciting coworking networks. Their purpose-built locations offer facilities for makers (think 3D printers and prototyping materials), creatives (a full photo/video studio), and worker bees (sleek office spaces, meeting rooms, and kitchens). Oh yeah, and they have a farm too.
Plus, The Hive team hosts some of the best events in town on a regular basis, keeps their community strong with regular newsletters and networking opportunities, and is always ready to assist with Cantonese or a cappuccino.
9 in Hong Kong, 3 in Singapore, 2 in Bangkok, 2 in Ho Chi Minh City, 1 in Tokyo, 1 in Melbourne, 1 in Taipei.
Membership means discounted entry to their many top tier events — from movie screenings to art openings — and gets you into any of their spaces in the region, so you’re never without a place to go, no matter where you are.
Full-time hot desks start at $2800 / month, but there are some part-time rates available too. Dedicated desks and private offices start at $5500 and $7000 respectively.
Phone: 3568 6343
What makes it unique: Kafnu is a hybrid of a members’ club and a co-working space, focusing equally on both the lifestyle and work aspect of their members. They’re targeting Hyphenates — people who are active in more than one sphere or occupation — in hopes of helping them reach their goals faster and discover new things about themselves through our network and calendar of activities. In practice that means a whole lot of extra perks…
Kafnu Hung Hom: 38 Hung Luen Road, Hung Hom, Kowloon. 2/F of the Kerry Hotel.
They also have other branches in Taipei, Bangalore, Sydney, and Ho Chi Minh City.
Unlimited printing; complimentary Nespresso coffee; tea and beer from Hong Kong’s craft breweries; plus use of Kerry Hotel’s gym, pool, jacuzzi and 20% off the hotel’s F&B outlets; and a calendar full of learning, social, wellness events and more.
Part Time Hot Desks: Starting from HKD 1800
Full Time Hot Desks: Starting from HKD3600
Private Offices: Starting form HKD5000 per person
phone: 3974 5125
What makes it unique: Location, location, location. Or, more accurately: locations, locations, locations. uCommune has over 200 spaces, across 37 cities, many of which are in China. If your business is going to take you to the mainland, this may be the membership for you.
Sheung Wan — 11/F, Grand Millennium Plaza, 181 Queen’s Road Central
Mongkok — 17/F, Tower 1 Grand Century Plaza, 193 Price Edward Rd W
The folks at uCommune are firm believers that private offices are important for businesses to achieve more, so they’ve focused on creating the perfect mix of breakout spaces and private workstations. Add to that bespoke business solutions and services packages to help startups and enterprises with back-end needs, free light snacks and beverages, and access to all of their global and china offices.
Membership plans start at $5000 per pax per month
What makes it unique: Uptown is by founders, for founders, and focused on making sure startups get off the ground successfully. That means mentoring opportunities, investor connections, and even their own in-house accelerator program. Plus, they make a point of trying to charge less than the market rate in order to attract the kinds of startups and SMEs that need a little extra runway to take flight. And if they meet the right startup in their offices, Uptown may even invest themselves.
3 minutes from HKU MTR Station, on the outskirts of Kennedy Town, 10 minutes from Central.
Block A, 2/F Hong Kong Industrial Building, 444–452 Des Voeux Road West
Reasonable rates; investor connections; in-house mentorship and accelerator programs; popular Thursday happy hours; and the comfort of knowing you’re in a space full of startups like yours, run by founders like you.
Hot desk (Day Pass) $50/ Day
Dedicated desk (Monthly Pass) $2,400/Month
4–9 pax Private Office from $11200/Month
Virtual Membership $350/Month with a minimum 12 month contract
What makes it unique: If you’re looking to turn heads with bright colors and bold artwork, Blueprint has you covered. And with over 10,000 square feet of event space, you won’t need to look further than your own building to host that big launch party you’ve been planning…
Location: Their huge space is located in Taikoo Place, Quarry Bay.
The standards (WiFi, printing, security, mail handling) plus special Member Benefits and Blueprint Member Toolkit, the aforementioned 10,000 sqf of event venues for hire, and lots of break-out areas including the Café housing Nutsy Coffee Bar and a Bon-Licious Food Hall, Lounge & Terrace.
Contact for details.
Phone: 2617 2793 / 9631 1106
What makes it unique:
In a word: Zones. Unlike other coworking spaces, andotherspace is designed in a series of micro-climates of sorts, each one specifically tailored to suit a particular mood or work style. Whatever you need to do, there’s a zone for that. It breaks down like this: Library — Silence zone; Lounge — Relax zone; Coffeestand — Professional coffee bar; The View — Me-moment focused on work; The Room — Suitable for two to six people for meeting, projects and group discussion. Partitioned with glass walls to maintain privacy without sacrificing transparency or natural light.
Also nice? All six of these zones are housed in one building, smack bang in the heart of Central.
andotherspace is located in Central, close to MTR Central station, Lan Kwai Fong, SoHo and more. Tai Kwun is right across the street.
Redefine Co-working Space
The big perk here is tranquility and relaxation. That comes with free hand-drip coffee, selected tea, drinks and snacks. andotherspace encourages you to: “Take a break while you work. Browse our magazines and relax. Recharge, refresh and work better.”
Website : www.andotherspace
Phone: 2503 3999