Co-working spaces are the solution to the problems of emerging companies, and how! Good environment, reduced expenditure and well, an overall sense of unity. The perfect answer to a good working environment and of course, the oh-so-important concept of networking, co-working spaces are the new in-thing, and loads of cool ones are popping up all over the city. We’ve listed out a few that you can check out, if you’re a part of an emerging organisation and want to have the experience.
Bye Bye Office: Check Out These Gorgeous Co-Working Spaces In Mumbai
Ministry Of New
One of the most beautiful co-working spaces in South Bombay, Ministry Of New is located in Fort, and having worked there ourselves, we still look back and reminisce about the classy design and the décor of the space. Ministry Of New charges INR 11,000 for 10 days and their monthly plan is for INR 19,500. Want to use their services just for a day or just an hour? That too is possible. It's INR 1500 per day and INR 450 per hour. These rates are exclusive of taxes. Huge, well-lit, airy, homely and well furnished–what else could one possibly need?
Located in Versova, Harkat Studios is a beautifully-designed art studio which also provides co-working space to freelancers simply looking for a quiet and peaceful place to work at. The studio is well-decorated, and is tastefully designed with antique furniture, greenery, library and of course, the game-changer, unlimited tea and coffee! Do look out for the friendly office-attendant, Ramu, to help you at every stage. Harkat charges INR 300 a day, but if you’re securing a 10-day pass, you get one day free! Monthly charges amount to INR 7,500.
WorkAmp is a gorgeous working space in Thane, which includes all kinds of cool things such as a stocked-up cafeteria, regular gigs, cocooned desks and chairs for the ones looking for a private space and even indoor games. And we haven’t yet mentioned the coolest part yet. They have a 2,000 sq. ft. hammock and even an amphitheatre with tons of books to enhance the experience. WorkAmp charges INR 500 a day, and for a monthly pass, the price is INR 9,500.
Located in a bungalow in a quiet lane in Santacruz (another location in Bandra West), Workbay provides a peaceful co-working space with fast WiFi and unlimited coffee. The décor is clean, organised and calming. The windows are large, the rooms airy and the atmosphere, peaceful. There are beverages, loads of comfortable cushions and regularly placed desks, and if you want a break, there’s another break room for you to chill in. Workbay charges INR 850 (inclusive of taxes)for a day and INR 6,000 for 10 days. Whereas their monthly package is for INR 9000 (exclusive of taxes).
For starters, they offer a one-day free trial to ensure you're comfortable and whether you want to go ahead with the same.
Located inside a lovely cottage in Versova, Yoga 101 is one of the most unique work-spaces in the city, due to its unconventional yet absolutely gorgeous environment as well as the flexible work timings for the members and the variety of asanas they practice. The founders had basically converted a beautiful cottage into a yoga-studio as well as a co-working space, and what a good idea that was, for we can think of no better lifestyle than to work with a calm mind at this beautiful space and cool off with some yoga and cutting chai to follow up! Yoga 101 charges INR 400 a day and INR 6,000 for a month. Oh, they also have three adorable dogs. So if you want a peaceful space to work at, and also are interested in yoga, you know where to head to!
With multiple outlets across the city, (Khar, Versova, Lower Parel, Carter Road), Social is the torch-bearer of the co-working space movement. They offer you membership at INR 5,000 a month that is completely refundable against food and drinks. If that doesn’t motivate you to work, what will?
VORQ in Andheri and Lower Parel is a freelancer’s dream. Why? It’s affordable and it’s ‘Bring Your Dog To Work Day’ every day there. Started by Akshit Mehta, a Law Graduate, he aspires to change the co-working game in India.
An affordable workspace in Andheri, Fort and Lower Parel, VORQ is co-working we’d like work at. Why? a) because its pocket-friendly and b) they have dogs allowed!
With ready- to-move-in offices, flexible contract options, low rental deposits, office infrastructure under its belt – this is slowly becoming our first choice. Not to forget, you get to be a part of a large and helpful co-working community. The plans here won’t pinch your pocket and if you live in and around both their offices, even the travel won’t pierce your heart. Now if that isn’t a double whammy, what is?
Starting at INR 700 for per day and INR 10,000 for a month. Space is open 24 hours. Make that a triple whammy, homie.
CoWrks the newest member of coworking spaces scene in the city, had opened shop at Worli last year, and is spread across 95, 000 sq. feet to accommodate over 1,200 members at the same time. Now, that’s a lot of space that’s full of amazing new amenities!The best bit? It’s located in Century Mills, which means that it’s just across Kamala Mills, that houses some of the city’s finest restaurants, bars and lounges.
A global working experience with state-of-the-art social infrastructure and equipped with amenities like a spacious yoga and dance studio, a fully-equipped gym, a banquet hall and even a unique F&B experience. I mean, seriously, can we hope for anything better?
They have three workspace formats here – flexible desks, dedicated desks and private studios, so you have your space whenever you need it, or even enough space for those last-minute meetings.
You get to do everything under just one roof, from your work to even getting fit and meeting so many people with varied tastes and interests. It’s awesome that Mumbai’s opening up to new experiences like these that can get people closer; we’re all for it!
Dedicated desks are at INR 26,499 per month and private studios are INR 40,599 per month.
Situated in the hip financial hub of the city, Awfis is everything you want your workspace to be, and then some.
It’s the go-to workspace option for both budding and established companies for its modern, vibrant decor, networking opportunities, and central locations. A gorgeous collaboration zone with café-like seating, comfy couches, and throwaway cushions greet you as you enter. This space doubles up as an event space where unique and interesting experiences are hosted for the Awfis community. Right from dance sessions to yoga classes, food tasting, and workshops – this is where it’s at!
Dedicated desks start at INR 750. Read more about this co-working space here.
Dextrus is the newest addition to coworking spaces in the city, and it's giving all others a run for their money. Spread across 15,000 square feet, founder Robin Chhabra has created an architectural statement in the form of a workspace.
Workaholics, this is your paradise. On a business trip and need a space to work? Or just bored of the corporate walls and want a change of space? This place will spoil you with all their amenities and comfort for the workaholic in you. And there are a plethora of choices for you to choose from, be it private and open-plan workspaces, meeting rooms or business lounges.
From gourmet coffee to high-speed internet, from storage and locker facilities to valet services - get ready to be pampered during working hours! Think of cafeteria, pantry, unlimited beverages, office supplies, accessible bathrooms (there is even a shower!) - they will cover all your workplace needs under one roof. We think we have found the perfect work wife.
Where you work says loads about your business. Starting at INR 900 for their daily rental packages, this place gives off an aura of grandeur. Ideated by experienced architect Robin Chhabra, Dextrus has focused heavily on an acoustic design with top-notch tech infrastructure, balanced with stylish architectural design.
Located in the city’s new cosmopolitan district, BKC, this Mumbai office space offers 16 full floors to Mumbai’s professionals, designed with an international standard of business in mind. From private offices to conference rooms they have it all sorted for you. Best part? Evenings roll into an equally exciting nightlife, with favourites like the Bar Stock Exchange and Yauatcha nearby, plus regular flea markets, food festivals, marathons, and exhibitions. So, your Friday night plans are sorted!
Also, we've heard every Monday, WeWork brings to all members a breakfast menu with a twist to helps them beat their Monday blues and start the week on an upbeat note.
Prices for a hot desk start at INR 18,000 per month; the prices for dedicated desks start at INR 25,000 per month.