Archive for (co)Working in Hong Kong

Coworking in Hong Kong: Caffe Habitu

In case you’re not up for working all day at the coworking space, Caffe Habitu is the next best thing in Hong Kong.  With multiple locations across town, including Wan Chai and Tsim Sha Tsui, it’s a great place with FREE and UNLIMITED wifi. Not to mention delicious menu selection of pasta, salads, sandwiches and top notch Italian coffee.

If you’ve been to HK you know that finding a place where to work from can be a pain. The usual suspects such as Starbucks, Pacific Coffee and McDonald’s have a few networks to choose from, but they’re either limited to 30 minutes or require you to subscribe. Having heard of a few unfortunate credit card hacks in HK, I avoid paying online on public networks. If you’re like me, you’ll appreciate Habitu’s free no bullshit wifi.

Unfortunately the power plugs are not abundant, at least in the Wan Chai shop, just 4 for the whole place.

habitu cafe wan chai

http://www.caffehabitu.com/

Coworking in Hong Kong: The Hive

Made it to Hong Kong! In case some of you coworkers happen to be on a visa run or any other adventure in Hong Kong, don’t miss out on The Hive.

Although a day hot desking will set you back HKD300 ($40) and a month- HKD 4500 ($580), it’s worth it. Free wifi is so hard to find in HK, and even the one you find, it’s not that great.

I was welcomed by a super nice receptionist from Poland, who showed me around. They have 2 floors of hot desks and 1 floor of private offices, a sun terrace, meeting rooms, free coffee and tea, 24h access, storage locker and post boxes, which can serve as your “address” for setting up a HK company. Not a bad deal!

So, why else did I like it, despite the fact that they didn’t kick me out like the GOOD lab, where they told me to apply online to be able to hot desk! After going all the way to Kowloon, I had to go back and look for a coffee place to save the day…

Ok so back to the Hive. They also have networking events, where you can socialize with your “coworkers” and new people. The people working there seem nice and up to something- I would love to attend one of their events and hear what they’re actually up to!

It’s quiet, comfortable, good internet, nice view, easily accessible from Wan Chai MRT. A few nice places to eat at around, and bars to finish off the day.

You will find more places, perhaps suited to your location in this post on Quora:

http://www.quora.com/What-are-the-start-up-coworking-spaces-in-Hong-Kong

 

Terrace the Hive

Terrace at the Hive

Hot desks at the Hive Hong Kong coworking

Address:

21F The Phoenix Building,

23 Luard Road Hong Kong Hong Kong

http://thehive.com.hk/