Some people work best in solitude and some like conversations and exchange of ideas. Either way, Goa now has co-working spaces that let you indulge your dream of living in Goa while ensuring that you also stay on track with your deadlines. Now, whether you're moving here for a short-term project or are just tired of choppy internet and power cuts at home, these co-working spaces are a reliable option to actually get work done.
Office On Holiday: 10 Of The Coolest Coworking Spaces In Goa
The Old Quarter Hostel
The Old Quarter is a lovely hostel located in the charming Fontainhas area of Panjim. This hostel has a café that also doubles up as a co-working space. It has good wi-fi, coffee, tea and other light refreshments, and a nice ambience that is perfect to get your creative juices flowing.
Ignite Innovation Hub
A more serious, government-run innovation hub, Ignite isn't just for start-ups but for anyone on the hunt for a quiet, no-fuss co-working space. A more serious alternative to its quirky neighbour, 91Springboard, this one's open round the clock too. In terms of facilities, you'll find a pitch room, a cafe, meeting rooms, a massive auditorium for events and even private cabins. With the choice between flexi desks and dedicated work stations, it's equally conducive to digital nomads as to small start-ups. The rates range between INR 500 a day to INR 5k a month depending on whether you opt for a fixed desk or not.
Barefoot in Parra is a quiet, tropical sanctuary that offers the most perfect co-working environment ever. It cocoons you in its wooden cabin with massive glass windows that overlook the greens and transports you to a hill staycation with writing desks and the sounds of nature. They’ve got you sorted with an AC for sultry Goan summers and a high-speed internet connection and when you need to tune out for that all-important con-call, you can head to their phone booth. Barefoot’s freshly-brewed tea/coffee and a wholesome lunch every day are a bonus! And because it’s a cafe and events’ space too, they regularly host game nights, workshops, markets and the likes.
91Springboard is a multi-city co-working brand that set up its Goa outpost a while back. Located in Panjim, they offer the usual refreshments, wi-fi, conference room, and more. They have different plans and packages, so whether you are working solo or in a small team, this is good co-working set-up to explore. As conducive to early risers as to night owls, this office combines a chill vibe along with infrastructural support with rates starting at INR 440 for a day and going up to INR 9,000 for two-people cabins. The only downside? Parking in the area is painful to find.
Rasa thrives on a community-first approach and has been the hangout spot for many working folks who wish to run businesses or report to jobs while living in Goa. This cafe and co-working space is a breath of fresh air with its airy, sun-lit rooms and a view of the Mandovi river. Grab your laptop, order a hot cuppa, devour that yummy omelette and get to work. The biggest reasons to love Rasa aren't just fast internet and work desks but actually the kind of creators/artists/young entrepreneurs and digital nomads you’re likely to run into (of course it helps that it’s located in Panjim and has a full-service cafe that serves comfort food all day long).
This co-living and co-working space is a Godsend for those who want to give working for Goa a shot while experiencing the everyday life here. This place allows you to access the co-working facilities for free if you’re staying here but if not, you can pick from daily, weekly or even a monthly plan (rates start at INR 550 a day). Your back and boss will thank you for being productive in this set-up with high speed wi-fi, comfy chairs, meeting rooms, power back-up and coffee to keep you motivated.
Green Space Goa
If you’re staying around South Goa and need your fill of the early morning/early evening beach time while getting in some work hours, head straight to Kanvas. With a fun, hippie trippy vibe, it offers fast internet and charging points on the tables so you can go about your work day with only coffee breaks and perhaps a tiny time-out to gulp down a bowl meal for lunch.
When around Ashwem, we usually hop over to Prana cafe for our fill of the ocean breeze and fresh, wholesome food. We love that we’ve also been able to work here a couple of hours for that much-needed change of scenery, surrounded by art and promised a good internet with coffee to keep going. Their long-ish, community tables carved out of gorgeous wood pieces and comfy, beachy vibe also means you can huddle here for a quick work meeting.