From power cuts to distractions, the pitfalls of ‘working from home’ are endless. But do not fear – whether you want your office to double up as a watering hole, need to take your pet to work, or prefer to get busy in the small hours of the morning, the city now has co-working options for every freelancer or start-up.

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NUMA Bengaluru

Formerly known as Cobalt BLR, gets a thumbs up from us for its super central location, you can select an open space if you want to interact with those around you, or a quiet corner if you need pin drop silence to work. Social activities include Tuesday movie screenings, which members can invite guests along to.

Where: 5th Floor, 46/1, Church Street

Contact: 080 65691530

Price: INR 300 upwards for a day pass, and INR 6,500 upwards per month {approx.}

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365 Shared Space

The biggest draw here is 24-hour wifi access at reasonable rates. The space in Indira Nagar is currently being refurbished, but the HSR Layout branch remains open.

Where: 7-T, 17th Cross, 19th MAIN, 3rd Sector, HSR Layout

Contact: +91 8861786648

Price: INR 4,000 upwards {approx.}

Check out their website here.

Bangalore Alpha Lab

Apart from the usual options, you can become a virtual member here, if what you need is an occasional meeting space, plus call handling and mail box facilities. Laptops can also be rented, perfect for those inevitable technology emergencies.

Where: 1316/C, 9th Cross, JP Nagar 2nd Phase, and 114, 6th Cross, 6th Block, Koramangala

Contact: +91 9341212569

Price: INR 250 upwards for a day pass, INR 1,000 upwards for virtual membership, INR 4,000 upwards per month {approx.}

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Bangalore Co Working Hub

A prime location, reasonable rates, plus the usual benefits like wifi, flexible desk space, and tea and coffee making facilities makes this an infinitely sensible choice.

Where: 2124/ A, 2nd Floor, 6th Cross, 15th Main, Kodihalli

Contact: +91 9964483636

Price: INR 3,800 upwards per month {approx.}

Check out their website here.

BHiVe Workspace

Pick BHiVe if you want to feel part of a community. There are regular speaker events, and membership includes access to cross-industry mentors. Plus, you get discounts with brands such as the Snap Fitness chain of gyms and Amazon Web Services. The Indira Nagar branch is our pick, because of its rooftop terrace overlooking the Double Road Park.

Find a BHiVe near you here.

Contact: +91 80 88822364

Price: INR 250 upwards for a day pass, INR 4,500 upwards per month {approx.}. Discounts for students

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CoWork Café

CoWork Cafe

CoWork Cafe

CoWork cafe opens from 9am in the morning until 4am, to cover Indian, UK and US shifts. Access to operational help {including IT, HR and accounting} and the chance to display your logo on the site, makes it popular with start-ups.

Where: 8 Bloomingdale Layout, Kaikondrahalli

Contact: +91 9886683030

Price: INR 300 upwards for a day pass, INR 4,000 per month {approx.}

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CoWork India

This is one of the best options for small app and web technology-based businesses, as there are currently over 30 such start-ups based out of one of the three CoWork India sites. Pet lovers should note that bringing your dog to work is encouraged – there’s an outdoor space for your furry friends to hang out too.

Find a CoWork near you here.

Contact: +91 7760151525

Price: INR 330 upwards for a day pass. INR 4,700 upwards per month {approx.}

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Jaaga

Now housed in a light, airy, penthouse space, Jaaga was perhaps the city’s first co-working option. It now has fewer events and focuses on housing promising start-ups more than individual freelancers. Perks include yoga on the terrace three times a week.

Where: 5/1, Penthouse 01, 6th Floor, Rich Homes Apartment, Richmond Road

Contact: +91 9740188337

Price: INR 4,000 upwards per month {approx.}

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Social Offline

Social Offline

Social Offline

Bringing together the creatively inclined, Social provides a work space in the upstairs area above the main bar. Equipped with printers, wifi, stationary, lockers and café-style seating, the aim is to encourage physical interactions. The fact that the monthly fee is redeemable against food and drink makes this a rather good deal, but the only catch in this bar-meets-work situation is that Social asks for applications and you can’t just walk in. Also, they function on a monthly fee and don’t allow daily or weekly access.

Where: 46/1, Cobalt Building, Church Street

Contact: 080 41713016

Price: INR 5,000 upwards per month {approx.}

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Starbucks, Indira Nagar

Apart from being the go-to for informal meetings, potential recruitment interviews and a base for several start ups to operate out of, on the second Saturday of every month there is a meet-up for entrepreneurs at the Indira Nagar branch. High speed internet access and plentiful plug points mean you can work here any time there’s a spare seat. And if your coffee happens to get cold, Starbucks will make you a fresh cup absolutely free.

Find a Starbucks near you here.

Contact: +91 8884678529

Price: Coffee starts from INR 105 {approx.}

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The Den, Puma Social Club

The Den, Puma Social

The Den, Puma Social

Find yourself a cosy nook in this quirky bar with its upcycled furniture. Day membership is the norm here, and the flexibility has made it a hot spot for designers, composers and visual artistes.

Where: 777/H, Above Puma Showroom, 100 Feet Road, Indira Nagar

Contact: 080 41227648

Price: INR 400 per day {approx.}

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Work Adda

A down-to-earth, intimate space {there are around 30 workstations}, which has a good mix of freelancers, serial entrepreneurs and fresh start-ups. You won’t find mentoring or operational help here, but it’s a flexible option, and organic networking between members is common.

Where: 98/1 MMR Plaza, Jakkasandra

Contact: +91 9886051931

Price: INR 4,200 upwards per month

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WorkBench Projects

WorkBench

WorkBench

The ‘Makerspace’ concept gives those who are into digital fabrication, product design or green technology access to power tools and specialised machines, including a laser cutter and 3D printer, as well as the usual wifi and desk space. There’s also an outdoor area where practical workshops {gardening, when we visited} are held twice per month. Otherwise, it’s a great spot to have lunch.

Where: Halasuru Metro Station, Old Madras Road, Halasuru

Contact: +91 9945002529

Price: INR 3,000 upwards per month {approx.}

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The Hive

Located right in a mall {yes, you read it right}, The Hive is a collaborative workspace spread across three floors. Customisable office spaces, a common game room {to unwind with games, books or magazines}, access to a spa and discounted gym memberships are some of the highlights to look out for here. Already want to move your office there? Read more about it here.

Where: VR Bengaluru, 60/2, ITPL Main Road, B Narayanapura, Mahadevapura, Whitefield

Contact: 080 46524141

Price: INR 7,000 per month {plus taxes} for hot desking, INR 10,000 per month {plus taxes} for dedicated desk

Investopad

Specifically for startups which are tech-based, Investopad offers a dedicated workstation along with facilities like access to their pantry and Wi-Fi {of course!}.

Where: 19, 80 Feet Road, 1 Floor (Opposite Costa Coffee) 4th Block, ST, S.T. Bed, Cauvery Colony, Koramangala

Contact: +91 9811499762

Price: INR 500 upwards for day passes, INR 10,000 upwards for monthly packages

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91 Springboard

Whether you’re looking for a private cabin for your team or you’re a freelancer who prefers working late into the night and over weekends, 91 Springboard will have you sorted. Apart from comfortable workstations, they have conference rooms, a cafe and a gaming zone too! A network of mentors, regular events and the chance to connect to a community of likeminded individuals are all additional highlights of the space.

Where: 3rd Floor, Padmavati Complex, 2, 80 Feet Road, Opp NGV Indoor Stadium, Koramangala 8th Block and 4th Floor, No 22, Salarpuria Towers-I, Hosur Road, Koramangala

Contact: +91 9015419191

Price: INR 499 upwards for a day pass, INR 2,999 upwards per month

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Construkt Startup Hostel

ConstruktHostel

While this may not really fit the bill of a co-working space, Construkt Startup Hostel is where travelling entrepreneurs and startup founders can head to when in the city. Besides a comfortable stay and necessary facilities, they have plenty of space {all brightly done up, too} for you to sit around and work, without bothering to find another co-working spot in the city. And, you get to connect with the startup community, too, thanks to the folks at the hostel. Read more about it here.

Where: 3097A, 6th A Main, 13th cross, 2nd stage Indiranagar

Contact: bookings@construkt.me

Price: INR 850 per bed for a night {if you’re staying for longer periods, they customise the package for you}

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Check out their website here to book a spot.