It may be best known for its tropical beaches and colourful culture, but the Indonesian island of Bali is also home to a burgeoning coworking scene.
A favoured back-packing destination, the idyllic island has long since attracted bright-eyed travellers to its shores. Little surprise, therefore, that Bali is at the vanguard of the coworking explosion sparked by changing work patterns among young professionals the world over. Whether you’re a digital nomad, a self-starting entrepreneur, or any other kind of remote worker, Bali offers a wide number of coworking spaces. Here are 10 of our favourites.
Nestled in the heart of Kuta, just a short drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport, GoWork Park23 is your go-to place for when you need a serious work focus. Despite its location, this coworking space stands apart from its counterparts in Canggu or Uluwatu. It boasts a contemporary yet comfortable interior, with plenty of workspace both indoors and outdoors. Furniture and desks are all well-kept and squeaky clean, lounges exude warmth and comfort, and they even have phone booths and dedicated offices when you need more privacy. While it may not look like your typical coworking space in Bali, it’s here where you’ll benefit from maximum productivity.
Park23 Bali Creative Hub, 3rd Floor, Jl. Kediri, Tuban, Kuta, Badung Regency / www.go-work.com
B Work Bali
Located in Bali’s Kuta Utara district, BWork is committed to bringing the best work space experience to entrepreneurs, digital nomads, traveling professionals, and small business teams. Combining functional design with flexible membership packages, their community place allows you to socialise with high-quality people, get good feedback, develop your skills, and consistently deliver results. Amenities include leisure areas, meeting rooms, focus rooms, lockers, a studio room, a swimming pool, a cafe, and a yoga shala. Membership rates start from $47 for weekly plans and up to $227 per month for unlimited access, with rolling contracts meaning no commitment beyond each month. Day passes are also available starting at $18 per day.
Jl. Nelayan No.9C, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung / www.bwork.id
Designed as a ‘home from home’, where members can connect with nature and each other, Beluna offers a coworking space, cafe, podcast studio and private office. Overlooking the rice paddies of Sok Wayah in the town of Ubud, the open workspace is flooded with natural light and is beautifully designed to help you get into your full creative flow. Guests can choose from an open air space, or a cooling upstairs room with air conditioning, floor-to-ceiling glass windows and volcano views. Flexibility is at the heart of everything they do – and we’re not just talking about the owner’s penchant for yoga. Guests can come and go as they please, choosing the desk, chair, hammock, sofa or bean bag that they fancy, with day passes starting at $10 per day or $5 for 4 hours. For those seeking regular use of the venue, monthly hotdesking membership packages start at $42 per month.
Jl. Subak Sok Wayah Jl. Raya Ubud, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar / www.belunabali.com
Gg. Pratama No.1A, Tibubeneng, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung / www.pucorooftop.com
Situated on the Bukit Peninsula at the southern end of the island, Coop is a space for young professionals and entrepreneurs who are looking for a motivational place to work. Everything has been thought of to maximise your work productivity, including blue light filter glasses, leg raisers, comfy chairs, timers, and air conditioning to keep Bali’s oppressive heat at bay. There’s also a library filled with books, printers and scanners, zoom booths, a canteen and coffee shop, weekly meditation circles, and regular evening meetups. Membership includes free coffee/tea, and use of all coop facilities, with rates starting at $48 per week, or $128 per month. Day passes are $9.
Uluwatu St, Ungasan / www.coopbali.com
Home to a community of professionals, creatives and artists, Tropical Nomad is located in the heart of the famous Canggu tourist hub and is a haven for nomads seeking the right balance between work, travel, and living life. Open 24/7, amenities include an open concept workspace, air conditioning, a spacious garden, an exercise area, a webcast/podcast studio, showers, lockers, a surf rack, and an on-site café. Various membership packages are available, starting at around $70 per month for unlimited access and including 50 hours WiFi credit, 3 hours Skype Booth credit, and 10 pages of printing credit. There’s also a membership package for Night Owls ($105 per month) which offers access to the space between 5pm and 7am, and day passes which are priced at around $12 per day.
Jl. Subak Canggu No.2, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung / www.tropicalnomad.org
Genesis Creative Centre
Genesis Creative Centre Bali was created to offer a unique facility that provides people with resourceful studios and incubating workspaces. Complete with film & photography studio, music & recording studio, art studio as well as a workshop & meeting room, they’ve made inter-disciplinary creation accessible and affordable. All monthly members get dedicated desks meaning you can safely leave your external monitor, pet plants and any other personalised items. Rates start at $182 per month for unlimited access to the space, plus complimentary water, use of printing/copying/scanning, a library lounge, and parking. Day passes are priced at $12 per day. There are also regular workshops and seminars for members.
Jl. Pantai Berawa No.99, Tibubeneng, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung / www.inspireatgenesis.com
Located in the peaceful town of Sanur, on the east coast of Bali, and a 5-minute walk to the sea front, Livit Hub provides perfectly-lit spaces, packed with perks to enhance productivity and comfort including ergonomic chairs, multi-purpose rooms, air conditioning, standing tables, hammocks, video conference rooms, snack stations and a slide. There’s also a rooftop offering unbeatable views, an on-site café, and a busy programme of both professional and social events for members. There are a choice of three membership packages, starting at $144 a month for unlimited coworking in the café and rooftop areas and rising to $369 per month for a dedicated desk. Day passes are also available for $9 per day.
Jl. Bumi Ayu Gg. Pungut Sari No.6, Sanur, Denpasar Selatan, Kota Denpasar / www.liv.it
A premier coworking and coliving space in the heart of Bali, Biliq Bali has two venues – one in the island’s expatriot capital of Biliq Seminyak and a second located along Sunset Road, Bali’s main arterial road. Both venues feature high-speed internet, comfortable workstations, and all the amenities you need to be productive and focused, as well as recreational facilities such as a swimming pool, a communal kitchen, and an on-site cafe. Shared desk membership starts at $42 per month for 5 days a month access, rising to $120 per month for unlimited use. There are also day passes priced at $9 per day.
Two venues across Bali / www.biliqbali.com
Hub Bali have two venues on the island, both offering affordable, comfortable, and inclusive coworking and coliving opportunities. Membership gives you access to coworking facilities and community, as well as amenities such as a Skype booth, meeting rooms, lockers, and even a swimming pool at their Legian space. There’s also printing/scanning, pantry supplies, and free on-site parking. Pricing is extremely low here, with weekly coworking rates starting at $38 per week and monthly rates at $77 per month. You can also book in for a day for $8 or an hour for just over $1.
Two venues across Bali / www.hubbali.co