If you are a business owner, there is one thing that you are always looking for is nothing but the ways to cut costs. And nowadays, it has become very difficult to find a cost-effective place as a workplace, for business meetings, or for conducting interviews. Many a time it’s not possible to invest in an office infrastructure for early-stage businesses and that’s where co-working spaces come into the picture.
Co-working spaces are a new trend going viral in metro cities, which provides you the most creative and vibrant office spaces which are mainly a Shared Office facility opted by freelancers, smart professionals and even start-ups where all of them work independently or in collaboration.
It is the most cost-effective option where you can get a decent working place without hampering on your cost. They provide shared facilities like WiFi, fax, communal printer, parking, copier, gaming area, CCTV, etc. and various provisions such as furnished offices, conference rooms, kitchens, and cafeteria, etc. are the major USP’s of such places.
Let me take you through such top 10 Co-working spaces which are based out of various urban cities like, Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, and Bangalore, Hope this will help you to choose the best option that suits your requirement.
Mumbai Co-working is the best option for you if you’re looking for a cost-effective and excellent option as your office space. This place offers various efficient features such as Night co-working (for companies with international clients), hassle-free process, High-speed internet, Spacious desks, Private cabins, Storage spaces, Adequate ventilation, Daily cleaning services, Conference and meeting rooms, Sufficient washrooms and uninterrupted Water supply.
Location: Andheri West, Mumbai.
Timings: 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. (Mon-Sat)
Rent: Rs. 500 per seat/day, Rs. 7000/- per seat/month for fixed desk and Rs. 5000 per seat/month for the floating desk.
Awfis is one of the leading and the biggest shared workspace provider in India having its nationwide presence at 55 centers with 25000+ seats in 9 major cities and 45 small markets. It has a strong client using their coworking spaces ranging from country’s many start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. Awfis provides access to more than 500+ exclusive events for its community members. The company also inspires collaboration through many fun events like festival celebrations, special breakfast and lunch events, musical fests, birthday celebrations, stand-up comedy trips, and group expeditions. They have in-house technology systems for maintaining the attendance records and access control for the members.
They provide many more features such as Courier Services, IT Support, Printers, Accounting services, Meeting rooms, Storage, Food services, Waiting room, WiFi, Scanners, Parking (Free/ Paid), etc.
Location: New Delhi – 55 centers in 9 cities
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday)
Rent: Rs 500/- per day for flexible seats, Rs 750/- per day for fixed seats, Rs 4,500/- per month for floating desk, Rs 39,000/- per month for cabin and daily pricing starts at Rs -300 per day .
It is a vibrant co-working company who provides working spaces to freelancers, start-ups, and business owners. They have 5 centers in Bangalore and has recently launched its new center in Navi Mumbai. 91 Springboard provides many ultimate features suitable for a high-class working environment such as High-speed Wifi, printing and scanning facilities, photocopying, conference room, advice from mentors, several events with best offers, 24/7 power backup, cafe lounge games, etc.
Location: Indira Nagar, Bengaluru 560038
Rent: Rs 6999/- per seat/month for open space, Rs. 7999/- per seat/month for private space with accommodation of 2-14 people, For part Time: Rs. 4499 per seat/month (12 days), Open-Flexi: Rs 5499/- per seat/ month, Batman: Rs. 3499/- per seat/ month.
GoWork is the world’s biggest co-working space and Asia’s first shared campus with 1 GHZ of internet speed in partnership with Spectra. It organizes special workshops, pitching sessions and hackathons for its various clients. They provide many innovative offerings like gyms, spas, fun zones, herbal waters, cafes, bars, nutritionist support, vegan food, crèche facility, sleeping pods, activities such as stand-up comedy sessions, beer pong, and group vacations. Goworks provides various amenities such as food court, World art café, frustration zone, gym, crèche, spa, brewery, gaming zone, urban sleeping pods with TVs, Badminton and Basket Ball courts, live kitchen, Island Bar and shuttle facility.
Annual member fees: Day Tripper: Rs 350 per day, Tourists: Rs 3,750 for ten days, Resident: Rs 6,500 per month, Citizens: Rs. 8,250 per month, Virtual Office: Rs 2,500
Locations: Two locations in Gurugram.
Venture Catalysts is one of the leading and seed-funding platforms. They invest around $100K – $250K in the innovative and early-stage start-ups that have the potential to create persistent value for long terms. Venture Catalysts also provides various services such as mentoring lessons from experts, help the entrepreneurs with their best of the connections with industry network giving higher chances of success for such start-ups. Their workspaces offer many features such as In-house experts, High-Speed Wifi, Dedicated Desks, Reception, Meeting Rooms, Large Conference Room Lounge Area, Industry Connect, Investor Connect, Cloud Services, etc.
Location: Andheri East, Mumbai.
Rental: Desk – Rs. 8,000/- Per seat/month and for Cabin – Rs. 25,000/- Per seat/ month.
ISharespace provides a contemporary style workspace for all types of start-ups, freelancers and businesses. This space is very famous even amongst MNC’s for their spacious, most well-located and well fitted-out office space. They provide many features such as Limited complimentary meeting/ conference rooms, High-Speed Internet (WIFI/LAN), Cabinet/Storage space, printout/ scanning facilities, Office signage at reception (chargeable) and business services at discounted rates, etc.
Location: Shanthala Nagar, Bengaluru
Rental: Desk – Rs 20,000/- per seat/month, Desk – Rs. 1250/- per seat/day, Cabin – Rs 25,000 Per seat/month.
Timings: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Monday to Saturday)
They provide the best surrounding for freelancers and start-ups with higher discounts as compared to other co-working companies. Along with these they also offer quite a few services such as mentoring, Seminars & workshops, weekly speakers, webinars, networking mixers, social and cultural events, etc. This space has many advanced features such as feet Desk, two hours of conference room access, Storage Facility along with your workstation, High-Speed Internet, Free 100 prints and Scans, Gaming Zone, CCTV Surveillance and Security.
Location: Bhandup West, Mumbai.
Rental: They provide the spaces depending on your preference which you can see on their website.
Timings: 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. (Monday to Saturday)
Colaba Social is one of the hippest and coolest workspaces available in Mumbai. It works in a fashion where people work at day time and party at night if they wish to. The membership can be availed at a fixed credit limit and it can be renewed once expired with a discounted rate of 10% off. This place has many features such as Vibrant workspace, power backup, printers & scanners, conference rooms High-speed internet, food, and signature drinks. Members can switch in between their 2 locations (Mumbai & Delhi) if they need to.
Location: Marhuradas mill compound – Lower Parel, Kolaba, Palladium mall – Lower Parel, Bandra Kurla Complex, Khar West at Mumbai
Rental: you can hire this workspace inclusive of all facilities at approximately Rs. 5,000/- per seat per day.
Timing: 24 x 7.
As the name suggests, Geekout is a space particularly designed for geeks and techies with special cost plans for Freelancers and start-ups. They offer features such as personal desks, meeting spaces, and personal cabins varying as per individual’s needs, organize the workshops such as Hackathons and other technology-related. This place is open 24 x 7 and hence provide added benefits such as a pantry, spacious storage places, coffee machines, parking lots, Free Github Repos, Free AWS Credits, etc.
Location: Andheri West, Mumbai
Starting Price: Desk – Rs. 5,500/- per seat/ day and Geekout services can be availed for a night at Rs. 200/- per seat.
Being an Indian local brand, Innov8 has a benefit in terms of a better understanding of the market’s needs with a solid logistical advantage. Innov8 has its offices designed as per each city’s environment and central locations in each city. It is most suitable for entrepreneurship, businesses, and creative collaboration and provide many features such as contemporary design and infrastructure space, right knowledge, fruit-infused water, Cafeteria with hot coffee & cold coffee, ideation room, meeting room, conference room, Lounge area, nap room, Ping pong table, Xbox Gaming zone, rooftop area, foosball, and library, etc.
Annual membership charges: Rs. 8,000/- to Rs. 20,000/- per seat per month
Location: Nine live centers in Delhi
There are various benefits of such co-working spaces and it is evident from the fact that 90% of the people said their creativity graph rose, 71% of the co-workers also reported an increase in their creativity levels and even 62% said that their standard of working had twisted. After seeing such striking facts, one as a freelancer or even a start-up should try to take full advantage of this impudent modern working trend.