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8 Co-Working Spaces in Metro Manila
Coworking spaces are becoming more and more popular among freelancers, startups, and home-based professionals who want a distraction-free workplace. These coworking spaces have become a hub for collaborating and sparking new ideas. With services including free-flowing coffee, tea, and water, fast Wi-Fi connection, telephone use, or even use as a business address ‑ coworking spaces have a lot to offer.
Because of its growing demand, there are many to choose from here in Metro Manila! Located in its bustling business districts, here are eight unique coworking spaces you’ll love from around the metro:
1. A Space
With two branches in Makati and BGC, A Space lives up to its name. It provides the biggest coworking space with an events venue that can host up to 100 people. In fact, it has been the go-to venue for everything: from seminars to business launches.
A Space provides a fun and artsy modern workspace with plenty of colorful displays to inspire you. Their monthly rate is between P9,000 to P12,000, depending on the package. However, they also offer a “Lounge” daily rate of P1,000. Function rooms cost P1,400 per hour.
They have branches in Manila, Makati, Pasay, and Pasig. They pride themselves as the world’s largest provider of flexible workspaces. They have a goal of helping clients become more globally competitive with packages designed to help entrepreneurs be able to focus on work. Most products include use of printers, scanners, and photocopiers. Their reception can handle mail and can provide administrative functions such as arranging for couriers and document collation.
Their products include desk spaces, office spaces, meeting rooms, and even virtual offices. Desk spaces start from P299/person per day, while their fully-furnished, IT-enable workspaces start from P334 depending on your package. Their “Businessworld” packages provides access to drop-in offices in any of their 3,000 branches.. Ideal for jet-setting professionals.
3. 47 East
Located near universities in Quezon City, 47 East is an ideal coworking space for both students and professionals alike. Their daily rate is P300 (P500 for non-members) with membership perks and discounts at various partner establishments. They provide packages for both individuals and teams, with a discount for groups of 3.
Their most unique feature yet is that they have a dorm called “Solana Suites” where you can sleep, for those days when you are simply too tired to go home.
4. Boardroom PH
Located at Meralco Ave., Ortigas, Pasig City, Boardroom PH provides a platform ideal for collaboration and innovation, with an aim of helping next-generation entrepreneurs. To that end, they even provide legal and management consulting.
They have a daily rate of P450 and a monthly rate of P7,500. When renting meeting rooms, they can add lunch with dessert, and a drink at P150 per order, making it ideal for lunch meetings.
5. Virtual Office
Also known as vOffice, they are located in Bonifacio Global City, between 31st Street and 3rd Avenue. Their monthly package starts with their Silver plan at P1,500 per month which includes use as a business address, as well as invitations to workshops, seminars, events, and their special “Serendipity Evenings”. This also includes a few hours usage of their meeting room, business lounge, and workspace.
Their premium platinum package starts at P3,680 per month and includes unlimited use of their business lounge as well as administrative functions such as professional call answering, SMS/email notifications, and personalized voice mail.
They are the first coworking space to spring up in Alabang, Muntinlupa City. For first-timers, they offer a free 7-day trial. Their “Day Fly” pass costs P500 and their monthly pass is P4,000. But they also offer a 6-month pass at P22,500 for their coworking desk spaces. For teams, they offer fixed or permanent desks at P22,500 per month for 4 people and P45,000 for 8 people. They also offer meeting rooms, event spaces, and even private offices, ideal for startups and SMEs.
7. The Common Space
This coworking space is situated in Pergola Mall, BF Homes, Parañaque City. Their location is easily accessible for professionals around the area. They have an open parking space, several food options, and financial institutions nearby. Their daily rate starts at P400 per person while their monthly rate is P4,000. They also provide spaces for groups of 4 and 6, as well as private offices, meeting rooms, virtual office, and event spaces. They also provide nightshift slots but must be scheduled beforehand.
8. First Coworking Community
Escolta street in Manila probably is not your first choice for a fresh, metropolitan business district, but First Coworking Community seeks to revive the culture of the area. Once a bustling commercial space of the 1920s, but now with the hip vibe of millennial corporate culture.
A good view of 1920s architecture with the comfort and functionality of modern offices is what its founders hope will inspire this generation of creatives. It costs P350 per day to sample this blend of old buildings with renewed style.
There are so many options with each coworking space, offering different package deals to suit the needs of professionals everywhere. Lacking the constraints and office politics of a traditional office as well as the distraction of a café, coworking spaces are perfect for professionals everywhere looking to get work done in a conducive environment.