Part of California’s famed tech hub of Silicon Valley, Palo Alto has a cutting edge work culture, and is home to several coworking spaces that foster collaborative & productive work environments.
At the heart of Silicon Valley, HanaHaus is located inside the historic Varsity Theater. This landmark building on University Avenue in Downtown Palo Alto offers a modernised flexible by-the-hour coworking space with a public boutique café, seeking to foster innovation, connection, and creativity. HanaHaus welcomes everyone in the community, not requiring any long-term membership. The workspace provides a dynamic range of resources to reserve, consisting of open seating starting at $2 per hour, lounges and group tables starting at $10 per hour, along with focus and meeting rooms starting at $20 per hour. Users have access to monthly community events, hourly onsite parking, lockers for personal items, movable whiteboards, and more.
456 University Avenue www.hanahaus.com
Located in the heart of Palo Alto, Enerspace features hot desking in open floor plans, communal desks for teams and private offices in a bright, airy atmosphere . There are several flexible, month-to-month membership options, with rates for hot desking in the venue’s open areas starting at $250 per month, including unlimited coffee. Other amenities include high-speed WiFi, printer/copier equipment, fridge and microwaves, showers, bike storage and a courtyard. Members can benefit from 24-hour access as well as a regular programme of weekly events, from socials to networking to workshops, plus access to Enerspace’s sister locations across the globe.
2225 East Bayshore Road www.enerspacecoworking.com
Converted from a church, Sacred Space is a truly unique coworking venue and community asset. A place for building relationships, working and spiritual solace, if offers freelancers, artists, students, stay-at-home parents, new residents and others a chance to share ideas, flourish and learn from each other. There are drop-in work spots for people who require a creative space to achieve their tasks, providing access to hot desks, conference rooms and lounges. Hot desking is free of charge, while use of the conference rooms is priced at $15 per hour.
2490 Middlefield Road www.sacredspace.io
A large and highly regarded coworking facility, Pacific Workplaces offers on-demand, flexible office spaces, well-appointed meeting rooms, and private office spaces. There’s live phone answering and other support services, including onsite support staff and IT services on request. All of the venue’s membership packages are provided on flexible terms, from month-to-month to 12-month agreements. Open 24/7, coworking rates start at $49 for three days’ access per month and rise to $249 per month for unlimited drop-in access, and $495 for a dedicated desk. There are also day passes costing $25 per day. Amenities include super-fast WiFi, beverage services, meeting room discounts, onsite staff, and colour copying/printing equipment.
2225 East Bayshore Road www.pacificworkplaces.com
Nordic Innovation House
Nordic Innovation House is exclusively designed for entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized companies hailing from the Nordic region who are yet to fully establish themselves. They offer members office spaces, meeting rooms and a strongly connected community to help you hit the ground running. The venue also hosts regular tailored events that invite you to gain market insights, learn practical information and meet like-minded individuals. Membership starts at $650 per month, which allows you to use the workspace on a daily basis, as well as gain access to the venue’s conference rooms and event spaces.
470 Ramona Street www.nordicinnovationhouse.com
Since opening its doors several years ago, MakeX has evolved from its time doubling as a coworking space for nearby companies to become a fully-student run makerspace. Catering to budding craftspeople of every stripe, the venue offers completely free-of-charge access to a wide range of sophisticated tools and equipment, as well as teen-led mentorship on how to use them. Among the equipment and work spaces available are laser cats, an electronics lab, 2D/3D printers, computers and an art studio.
4000 Middlefield Road www.makexpaloalto.org
Inno Spring offers diverse workplace options for tech startups and entrepreneurs keen to establish themselves within a collaborative community environment. Coworking membership rates start at £249 per month and you can hire conference rooms starting at $25 per hour. On-site facilities and amenities include lockers, printing equipment, high-speed Internet, a kitchenette, and complimentary coffee and tea. The venue can also arrange bespoke financial/accounting services for individuals or business starting at $350 per month.
3401 El Camino Real www.innospringus.com
Another major global player in coworking spaces, WeWork boasts a huge presence in the Bay Area start-up and coworking scene. Its spacious, three-story Palo Alto venue offers private offices and hot desk memberships just minutes from Stanford University. The space also is also home to expansive lounges and frequent networking events for members. Hot desking membership rates start at $270 per month and there are also day passes available for $29 per day.
3101 Park Boulevard www.wework.com
One of the largest providers of shared workplaces in the world, Regus has four Palo Alto coworking spaces, each offering flexible work settings which are particularly popular with business professionals who travel frequently. There are individual and team office spaces, virtual offices, meeting rooms and business lounges. Flexible membership plans are tailored to suit your requirements, with options including access to the business lounge, coworking desks, and private offices. Coworking membership starts at $93 and rises depending on the number of days’ access you’d like per month. There are also break out areas and networking events to foster collaboration and growth.
Venues across Palo Alto www.regus.com
Situated at the core of Silicon Valley, OnePiece Work provides coworking space to innovators and anyone who has a passion for learning, along with mentorship for members to help them grow their venture. Flexible seating membership rates start at $450 per month and rise to $550 per month for dedicated desks. Membership also affords a wide variety of additional amenities and other benefits, including 24/7 access, meeting rooms, IT facilities, high-speed Internet, phone booths, onsite staff support, coffee and snacks, modern furniture and access to events.
824 San Antonio Road www.onepiecework.com