Co-working spaces are shared workplaces preferred by professionals who want to be spared from the usual working-in-a-café or in-my-pajamas-all-day setups. Nowadays, freelancers and entrepreneurs – mostly startuppers – flock to co-working spaces not only to have a change of scenery and have an access to a faster internet connection but also to collaborate, and build and expand their network.
Here are 18 co-working spaces you must visit:
More than just a workplace, The Office Project serves as a community where collaboration is encouraged and passion can be profitable. When you become a member, pay only P100 for your first hour and your succeeding hours are 50% off. Rates start at P400 for students and P500 for professionals. The Office Project is located on the ground floor of Alpha Salcedo Condominium in Salcedo Village, Makati City.
Regarded as a popular co-working space in the Philippines, A SPACE is for the hip and creative professionals. It is located at 110 Legaspi Street, Makati City and is one of the largest shared workplaces in the city. At a monthly rate of P9,000 to P12,000, you can already avail of the “Club” membership; otherwise, you can opt for the “Lounge” membership for P1,000 daily if you do not plan to stay long-term. Meeting rooms are also available for P1,400 per hour rate.
O2 is famous for its extensive window and gorgeous brick wall. Located at unit 330 Mile Long Building, Amorsolo Street, Brgy. Pio del Pilar, Makati City, O2 is attractive to professionals who prefer a quiet and beautiful workplace. At a rate of P448 for four hours and P672 for eight hours, workstations, free-flowing coffee, and good internet connection are guaranteed.
Co.lab knows that collaboration is essential if success is a goal and priority. The co-working space believes in an entrepreneurial mindset. Thus, it constantly creates programs that connect start-ups and up-and-comers to a network of supportive people and entrepreneurs to ensure growth and progress. Co.lab is situated at Unit 301 #3 Brixton Street, Brgy. Kapitolyo, Pasig City.
At Palet Express, billing is pro-rated. You can stay for at least a month without the need of deposits or advances. However, if you plan to opt for a private office, a one-month security deposit and one month advance are required. It is located on the roof deck of Molave Building in Don Chino Roces Avenue, Makati City.
With a goal to build a community that makes things happen, Warehouse Eight serves as an incubator environment that promotes growth. More so, every corner offers an opportunity for collaboration among individuals and inspires innovation so ideas can develop. Warehouse Eight is conveniently located at Warehouse 8-A, La Fuerza Plaza, 2241 Chino Roces Avenue, Makati City.
Acceler8 is a humble workplace for freelancers and business starters. It also operates as a place for workshops, community events, and training. The co-working space has a daily rate of P550. Moreover, a 10-day membership for P4,450 and P8,450 for an unlimited access to shared facilities are also available. Ultimately, at P15,000 a month, get full access to a dedicated desk or private office. Acceler8 has two offices located at 7F Finman Building, 131 Tordesillas St., Salcedo Village, Makati City and LG and 111 Paseo de Roxas, Legaspi Village, Makati City.
A workplace should be neat with treated with good lighting to set a laid-back and peaceful mood. True to its name, the cleverly named A Clean and Well-Lighted Place for Work is definitely a desirable co-working space. As inexpensive as P100 per hour rate, it is an attractive place mostly for start-ups. It is located at the 27th Floor Jollibee Plaza, F. Ortigas Jr. Rd., Ortigas Center, Pasig City.
Manila Co-working believes that it is not about the space, but about the people. It aims to provide a co-dependent workplace where connections can be established. Located at EDSA Beverage Design Studio, 209 CLMC Bldg., EDSA, Mandaluyong City, it is where creativity, collaboration, and productivity are priorities. A day pass for professionals and entrepreneurs is as low as P400.
Virtual Office – or widely known as vOffice – is located at Level 10-1 Fort Legend Tower, 31st St. & 3rd Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City. It offers three monthly plans that you can choose from based on your requirements. For as low as P1,300 you can already have a prestigious business address, with meeting and conference facilities, event spaces, and private offices that are available for rent. vOffice has four local branches and 28 more around the globe.
Day offices, meeting facilities, and business lounges are just some of the many products Regus offers. With goals to help entrepreneurs be more globally competitive, prepare them to face the challenges of business in the 21st century, and help them concentrate on their core business; it has bespoke packages to suit business needs. In Metro Manila, Regus is located in Makati, Manila, Pasay, and Pasig cities.
At an inexpensive rate of P250 for half a day, BITSPACE can become your new chill workplace. It is located on the 6th Floor of the PDCP Bank Center in Leviste Corner Rufino Street, Makati City. Moreover, members and non-members alike are welcome to use its spaces for events. BITSPACE has a creative community where professionals can inspire and be inspired.
What started as a financial tech service provider office has become a co-working space where entrepreneurs and freelancers can work undisturbed and freely collaborate and share ideas with other professionals. Boardroom PH is now a venue for productivity and learning. At a rate of P450 daily to P7,500 monthly, professionals are provided with the essentials to advance their career. It is located at Unit 210-214 Robins Design Center, 31 Meralco Avenue, Ortigas, Pasig City.
Named after its location, 47East is ingeniously located at 47 Esteban Abada St., Quezon City. Its proximity to prominent universities in the Philippines makes the co-working space attractive not only to professionals but also to students. At a daily rate and quarterly rate of P300 and P14,000 respectively and for non-members a day pass of P500, 47East never fails to provide value for money. Also, it has a perks program that guarantees discounts when a member presents his membership card to certain restaurants, salons, and other partner establishments.
Located at Unit 3G, Symphony Tower 1, Sgt. Esguerra Avenue, South Triangle, Quezon City, Racket Room Collective is a place to explore new passions and develop ideas. Obviously, co-working is never just about space, but a community. Nonetheless, Racket Room is a workplace that offers lively spaces that encourage productivity and collaboration. Rates vary depending on your needs. For fixed period subscriptions, rates start at a daily cost of P600, P2,400 weekly, and P6,000 monthly.
Penbrothers not only provides good workspaces and meeting facilities, it also offers human resource services, strong legal assistance, and employment services to help the operations of a business. Terms can be on a daily, weekly or monthly basis and are all renewable. Penbrothers is located at the 5th and 6th Floors of OPL Building, in Palanca St., Legaspi Village, Makati City.
The name Cuago is inspired by the nocturnal bird owl which is called Kuwago in Tagalog. Located at 3F 311 Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City where activities do not necessarily sleep, it is open until 2AM. Rate starts at P60 an hour in the shared area and P80 for a secluded more private cubicle. Cuago is popular to students who are tired of the typically studying-in-a-coffee-shop system. It provides an environment that encourages a laid-back atmosphere to make room for creativity and collaboration.
Located at Units 214-215 2F Commercenter, Commerce Avenue cor. Filinvest Alabang and East Asia Drive, Filinvest Ave., Muntinlupa City, LaunchPad is a co-working space that guarantees a spatial, collaborative, and casual workplace. It is suitable for freelancers and entrepreneurs who do not want interruptions while at work. For P200 for three hours for a desk, professionals can escape the preoccupations of life at home and the distractions of a busy café. A private office is also for lease and meeting rooms are available at an hour rate.
These must-try co-working spaces typically offer free-flowing coffee; your daily dose of caffeine is no longer a problem.
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