There are so many co-working spaces in Canggu, Bali. And every couple of months, a new one pops up.
If you ask me, I would say they are all good, but it depends on your goals and what you would like to achieve.
Do you want to build a network? Get more clients? Get your work done without distractions? Find the right people, because you need help? Do you just want to get your work done? Or being surrounded in an inspiring space?

If you know what you want, you can choose your space. So, I collected the best co-working spaces in Canggu, with the ups and downs, to make a good overview for you to decide where you want to go!

#1 Dojo

It wouldn’t be a surprise that I mention this one, in the beginning, however, it’s not my favourite space. But it’s the most popular so far, so worth sharing at number one.

Pros:

– If you work at Dojo, you can Hubud in Ubud with the same membership!
– Good wifi, open 24 hours, a cafe/ swimming pool area downstairs and skype rooms available.
– This place is extremely social. There are many events, workshops and talks.
– Discounts (10% off) in other places like restaurants, yoga schools and gyms.
– There is a really good community, people are helping each other with sharing a lot of skills. You will definitely make friends.
– They have hourly passes, so you don’t have to commit to a full month (ideal for me as a photographer)

Cons:

– The co-working place can be really crowded.
– It’s quite pricy, more expensive than when you’re working from cafes or so.
– There isn’t so much space in the aircon rooms.

  

More about Dojo

#2 Outpost

Pros:

– If you work at Outpost Canggu, you also can work in Outpost Ubud with the same membership!
– Good wifi, open 24 hours, a cafe/ swimming pool area downstairs and skype rooms available.
– They have the best chairs, co working space-wise, in Canggu.
– They offer workshops, events and member lunches
– Discounts (10 % off) in other places like yoga schools, gyms and restaurants.
– They have hourly passes, so you don’t have to commit to a full month (ideal for me as a photographer)

Cons:

– The community isn’t that good as Dojo.
– Sometimes it can be really busy in the space, a bit too busy for my liking.

 

BTW, I wrote a whole review about my month working at outpost btw, in case you’re curious!

Review working in Outpost

#3  Tropical Nomad (My favourite)

Pros:

– The coworking space is pretty, has outside seatings, inside seatings, ac rooms, skype rooms a balcony. for everyone there is something.
– There is a cafe in the co-working space.
– They have events and talks. Also for non-members of tropical nomad.
– People work mostly quiet so it’s a good place to focus and get your work done.
– There is a free day pass to try it out!
– They have hourly passes, so you don’t have to commit to a full month.

Cons: 

– It’s not great for working in the evening/night because of the club next to it (pretty poison)
– It’s not always easy to come here, because of the traffic in the shortcut. (especially during high season and in the late afternoon)
– No swimming pool, in case you’re going for that haha.

  

More about tropical nomads

#4 Conco Work Hub, Bali

This one is quite unknown, opened recently (May 2019) and is worth sharing.

Pros:
– Central location, but still quiet for working.
– Pretty productive space with lot’s of different rooms, a kitchen, a pool, a shower and free coffee and tea.
– Really good chairs (blue ones!)
– There is a kitchen, a pool, showers and a big restaurants downstairs that you can use. Ideal for your work break.

Cons: 
– there is no community yet, the place is new so it takes time to build that up.
– Some chairs are awful, the blue ones are nice though.
– Sometimes it’s hard to park your bike because it’s located on the main street in Canggu.

  

More about Conco Work Hub

#5 Matra

It’s not my favourite one, but it’s worth mentioning. Why you may ask?

Pros:
– It’s cheap. It’s only 50k a day, but you can spend the money on food and drinks (so you’re not losing the money)
– It’s mostly quiet
– The wifi works good and is reliable.
– Not really a cafe vibe, but really an office vibe.

– They also offer co-living, this is a bit more pricy but has everything included (accommodation & a coworking place)

Cons:
– It’s doesn’t have a good community or events, it’s mainly a cafe with good wifi to get your work done.
– The food isn’t the best, but hey you’re there for working right haha? The drinks are pretty okay.

 

More about Matra

My conclusion:

I think all of the coworking spaces I collected are good, otherwise, I wouldn’t collect them haha. Trust me, in Bali, there are so many coworking spaces that it’s kinda hard to keep track.

But, I also think that not every coworking space fits for everyone. It totally depends on your goals.

  • Searching for networking opportunities /socialising/sharing skills/ social events: DOJO
  • Searching for a less crowded place, where you can work quietly and aircon rooms. Also still focused on skill-sharing, but a bit less on social events? : Tropical nomad & Outpost.
  • Searching for a place just to get your work done, without a lot of distractions? Conco Work hub & Matra.

Hope this will help to find the right coworking place for you!

x Suus

 

 

 

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