Over the past 10 years Bali has seen a rapid increase in startup and freelancing culture. It seems that every Digital Nomad on Instagram passes through Bali at some stage of their online ‘career’ ?
This wave of online entrepreneurs into Southeast Asia has seen an increase in co-working spaces throughout this part of the world.
Co-working spaces are insanely popular among independent workers these days. These places offer an escape from the mundane (and sometimes lonely) environment of one’s room and provide places to work for those who have no office to call their own.
With flexible hours and terms for renting offices and desk spaces, along with networking opportunities, these places are surely a blessing for digital nomads. Bali is a hot destination not only for tourists but also for digital nomads. The island’s energetic crowds, developed working facilities, it’s creative ambiance, and the overall calming nature makes it a paradise for all these remote workers.
Here are some of my top picks for co-working spots to head over while in Bali.
Hubud is known as the place which kickstarted the digital nomad trend throughout the island. The place is a great spot for working while looking at the gorgeous beach. This breezy indoor-outdoor spot has a reputation for being host to a diverse community of local as well as foreign talent.
Hubud is set in the middle of Ubud and is flocked by creatives, business rebels, techies, startups, and all those who choose to live on their own terms. And to ease all these people into this new lifestyle, Hubud also offers co-living accommodations, a multitude of learning courses, and collective retreats.
Did I mention how it has a garden cafe with some of the best fresh salads and organic roasted coffee? And one gets to have that daily!
Talk about living in actual heaven.
Amenities: Internet, 24/7 access, indoor and outdoor area, storage space, meeting rooms, canteen, and skype booths.
Cost: Packages range from IDR 278,800 per day to IDR 836,400 – 3,833,500 per month.
Location: Monkey Forest Road 88x, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia.
Outpost is located in two locations, Ubud and Canggu. It is also the largest co-working place in Bali, therefore, not only can you work but also expand your network. Outpost’s founder, David Abraham reportedly said, “it’s the coworking place Google would create if they opened one in Bali” and if one were honest, this statement is spot on!
The place is designed to be both productive and social. You can work and hang out all within Outpost’s grounds. The place boasts modern and creative work sites.
You’ll find amazing amenities at both of Outpost’s locations. When you’re there, be sure to take advantage of the various training programs and unique stuff like parkour.
Did I mention that you can also get a coconut water and food delivered to your desk? Moreover, there’s also a massage therapist available for your elbow aches.
Amenities: Internet, indoor and outdoor spaces, desk spaces, offices, standing desks, skype booths.
Cost: Canggu – Packages range from IDR 209,100 per day to IDR 683,060 – 2,509,200 per month (depending on hours)
Ubud – Packages range from IDR 230,010 per day to IDR 683,060 – 3,192,260 per month (depending on hours)
Location: Canggu – No.1 Jalan Raya Semat, Canggu, Bali, Indonesia.
Ubud – Jalan Raya Nyuh Kuning, Ubud, Bali 80571, Indonesia.
Biliq Bali is one of the first coworking spaces in Bali to offer per-minute pricing making it one of the most affordable options. This place again has both indoor and outdoor spaces. In addition, it has several meeting rooms as well as work sites which offer a unique vibe.
Biliq Bali also has skype rooms which are available free of cost under your membership. If you feel stressed during work, you can always just head over to the pool and dip your feet into the cool waters while simultaneously working on your laptops thanks to the installed laptop support!
They also have the most delicious smoothie bowls and coffee so that you’ll never be hungry while working.
Amenities: Internet, skype rooms, meeting rooms, napping rooms, and puppy cuddles!
Cost: Packages range from IDR 30,110.40 per hour to IDR 2,369,800 per month.
Location: Jalan Yudistira No. 3A, Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia.
Liv.it is located in Sanur, Bali. It is a beautiful 4 story building with an attractive rooftop. Its supportive entrepreneurial community makes it a noteworthy choice.
Furthermore, it is near the beach. This place has a special emphasis on tech startups that makes it much more than just a coworking space. It’s a place for people to come together, collaborate and broaden their businesses.
In addition to that, Livit will also be hosting Project Getaway 2019 — a coworking project where people all over the world will come together to make revolutionary ideas come to life.
Amenities: Internet, living accommodations, 24-hour access to members, hammocks, a vegan and vegetarian menu.
Cost: A one-month package costs around IDR 5,157,800.
Location: Jl. Bumiayu, Gang Pungut Sari No. 6, Sanur, Denpasar Selatan, Sanur, Bali, Indonesia.
Dojo attracts people from all backgrounds, from bloggers and app developers to artists and jewelers. It is located very close to Echo Beach. It is a special thing about the workplace as it is literally two minutes away from delicious seafood restaurants and BBQ places.
Dojo is popular among digital nomads but also surfers. Because of it’s welcoming atmosphere, you get to experience some of the most diverse coworking environments.
Oh, did I mention the pool and garden to relax?
Amenities: Internet, Skype booths, fiber-optic lines, and conference rooms.
Cost: Packages range from IDR 225,000 to IDR 1,850,000 per month.
Location: 88 JALAN BATU MEJAN Echo Beach, Canggu, Bali, Bali, Indonesia.
Bali has long evolved from being just a vacation spot and into a hub of entrepreneurs and digital nomads. Its beaches are no longer just vacation spots but also networking places for entrepreneurs to come together and exchange their experiences. Bali’s beaches, it’s tropical fruits, and seaside restaurants certainly do deserve your visit.