With the rise in entrepreneurs, freelancers, aspiring business owners and budding bloggers, co-working spaces have also boomed in popularity. Add in to the mix balmy temperatures, tropical backdrops and a cheaper cost of living, and it’s easy to see why Bali has become one of the world’s hottest destinations for communal work spots. Boasting networking opportunities aplenty, inspiring talks and the opportunity to knuckle down and get work down in a creative space, many are now flocking to Bali for more than just its beaches. Fancy giving the digital nomad life a go? We’ve curated Bali’s best coworking spaces, whether you are living in Bali or planning a temporary tropical sea change.
Lucy Pearson | Cover Image © Dojo Bali
Living in Bali
Bali has exploded in popularity for expats in last decade. Living in Bali is an attractive prospect in particular for start up CEOs, digital nomads, long-term travellers and creatives alike. Where better to network and build your empire than a Bali coworking space. Set up your laptop by the beach or overlooking the rice paddies, these are some of the best work spaces in Bali; bound to get your creative juices flowing.
Bali’s Best Coworking Spaces
Hubud | Jl. Monkey Forest No.88X, Ubud, Bali
Located in the heart of Ubud, a stone’s throw from the town’s famous Monkey Forest, is one of the original co-working spaces, Hubud. Hidden away from the hustle and bustle of the busy streets, Hubud is nestled at the top of a staircase and opens up into a spacious and airy space boasting an outdoor area, a meeting room, and an on-site café that has ample vegan and vegetarian options, in keeping with Ubud’s foodie scene. A place for both dreamers and doers, Hubud runs frequent talks, workshops and brainstorms all year round, has weekly welcome brunches for new members and regular social events. They have an in-house Mac doctor for all your techy needs, and also offer co-living experiences for anyone wanting a more gentle introduction to the digital nomad lifestyle.
Dojo Bali | Jl. Batu Mejan No.88, Canggu, Bali
With surf racks, a beach shack vibe, an outdoor pool and scooter parking a-plenty, Canggu’s Dojo brilliantly aligns with the ethos of this hip surf town. It’s a coworking space Canggu style. A two-storey space a short walk or scoot from Canggu’s famous Echo Beach, Dojo is perfect for anyone that wants to fuse beachside living with entrepreneurial thinking. As well as offering Skype booths and computer rental, Dojo also regularly hosts speaking events, think tanks, skill sharing, workshops and art exhibitions for the community. Catering for all manner of remote workers, Canggu coworking at Dojo offers flexibility with a range of rates, from hourly and daily drop-ins, to longer term memberships.
Outpost | Jalan Raya Nyuh Kuning, Ubud, Bali
With a friendly community, Google-inspired offices and a quiet location a short distance from Ubud’s centre, is co-working space Outpost. More than just a co-working space, Outpost was created for those chasing a lifestyle design rather than a salary. With everything from outdoor decking to standing desks and Skype rooms, this co-working space caters for everyone, and offers unbeatable views of the Balinese jungle. Fully ingrained in Bali’s ethical way of living, Outpost partner with a number of sustainable businesses, and encourage members to do the same. Whether you simply want a space to co-work or are looking for all-inclusive co-living, Outpost will have the membership for you.
Genius | Genius Cafe, Mertasari Beach, Sanur, Bali
Looking for the ultimate antithesis of office-working? Why not set yourself up co-working on the beach? Genius Café is located on Sanur’s endless stretch of beach, meaning you can listen to the sound of the waves lapping as you work. Offering co-workers the perfect work/life balance, Genius brilliantly combines a creative place to work, alongside a healthy and nutritious environment, and offers everything from movie nights to salsa dancing in the sand. With co-working memberships that are literally as cheap as chips, Genius is the ideal spot for would-be entrepreneurs who aren’t yet ready to spend a substantial amount on monthly co-working fees. With plans to grow into a worldwide network of Entrepreneur Beach Clubs that offer guidance and inspiration for would-be business people, this simple and laid-back space is just the beginning.
Lucy Pearson is a certified bookworm, wanderluster and a qualified yoga teacher with a thirst for adventure and love for life.
Lucy has her own blog, The Unlikely Bookworm and also contributes to Stylist Magazine and Hip and Healthy.