Bali is a well-known paradise for tourists, treating them to its beautiful beaches, volcanoes, scenic rice fields, great food, and an abundance of adventurous island activities. What you may not know is that Bali has a fast growing startup scene. There are many entrepreneurs, initiatives, events, startups, and some tech talent based on the island.
As the ecosystem emerges, co-working spaces are popping up across Bali to facilitate startups’ growth and development. Digital nomads are flocking in.
If you’re looking for a nice place to work, interact, and collaborate on this island of Gods, here are eight co-working spaces in Bali to consider:
Hubud was founded by expats Peter Wall, John Alderson, and Steve Munroe. The place is designed with an open space concept, surrounded by gardens, and equipped with amenities such as fast internet, a printer, a scanner, a copier, and a seminar room.
To use the space, you’ll need to pay US$60 for 25 working hours in a month or US$275 a month for unlimited access. Hubud operates 24 hours a day. The co-working space also holds regular, free events like meetups and discussions for members.
Pricing: US$60 – US$275 (monthly)
Operating hours: 24/7
Address: Monkey Forest Road 88x Ubud, Gianyar, Bali, 80571, Indonesia | Contact: +62 361978073
2. Lineup Hub
Lineup Hub is a relatively new co-working space located in the Seminyak area. It opened in May last year and has wifi, a seminar room, a coffee brewer, and a PlayStation 4 that can be played by members in their free time.
Lineup Hub’s pricing ranges from IDR 800,000 (US$59) per month for the basic package (access to five working days per month, locker, and 75 free print-outs) to IDR 2.2 million (US$162) per month for the full-time package (unlimited access during operating hours, priority on use of the seminar room, locker, and more ). For those who just want to drop in, the co-working space has a day rate of IDR200,000 (US$14).
Pricing: IDR200,000 (US$14) (daily) – IDR2.2 million (US$162) (monthly)
Operating hours: Monday – Saturday, 10am – 1am
Address: Sunset Permai 3, Jalan Sunset Road, Seminyak, Kuta, Bali, Indonesia | Contact: (0361) 894750
3. The Sanur Space
The Sanur Space (TSS) is a co-working space founded by the Indonesian branch of Dutch research and consultancy firm Emic Research. TSS aims to be flexible for local and international professionals from a variety of sectors, backgrounds, and cultures. The co-working space occasionally holds social events.
There are four spaces offered by TSS: the main room, the Batak room, kitchen bar, and the garden green. The main room is usually used as a work space. It is equipped with things like a printer, a scanner, a copier, and a whiteboard. The Batak room is ideal for presentations, workshops, or meetings.
The Sanur Space’s shared desk pricing ranges from IDR 400,000 (US$29) per week to IDR 1.5 million (US$110) per month. It also offers a daily rate of IDR 80,000 (US$5.80)
Pricing: IDR 80,000 (US$5.80) (daily) – IDR1.5 million (US$110) (monthly)
Operating hours: Monday – Saturday, 6am – 10pm
Address: Jalan Sekuta, Gang Seroja No. 2, Sanur, Bali, Indonesia | Contact: +6281237401660
Kumpul is a new co-working space located in the Sanur area. It shares the same building with a creative house called Rumah Sanur and a popular coffee shop named Kopi Kultur. This co-working space was founded by Faye Scarlet Alund and Dennis Alund. Faye was formerly a social worker and Dennis is a programmer.
Like other co-working spaces, Kumpul provides internet, a printer, a scanner, a seminar room, and free drinks to visitors. Since the co-working space shares the same building as Rumah Sanur, there are occasional events such as musical performances, poetry readings, and dance workshops.
Kumpul’s pricing starts at IDR 450,000 (US$33) per week for a flexible package with 20 hours access. For IDR 2.5 million (US$183) per month you can get unlimited access. To help the local community, Kumpul offers up to a 50 percent discount for locals.
Pricing: IDR 450,000 (US$33) (weekly) – IDR 2.5 million (US$183) (monthly)
Operating hours: Monday – Sunday, 9am – 10pm
Address: Rumah Sanur Jl. Danau Poso 51A 80228 Sanur, Bali, Indonesia | Contact: +62361281739
5. WAVE Bali
WAVE is a co-working space founded by Ryuta Saito and Noritaka Kobayashi in February 2014. The place aims to facilitate innovators, startups, communities, or individuals.
The Kuta-based co-working space provides wifi, a printer, a scanner, a copier, and free mineral water to members. WAVE can also be rented for events.
Among all the places on the list, WAVE’s pricing is the cheapest. Members pay IDR 150,000 (US$11) for weekly access, a two-week package is IDR 300,000 (US$22), and a monthly package is IDR500,000 (US$36). For those of you who just want to drop in, there’s a daily rate of IDR 50,000 (US$3.60).
Pricing: IDR50,000 (US$3.60) (daily) – IDR500,000 (US$36) (monthly)
Operating hours: Monday – Sunday, 10am – 6pm
Address: Jl. Patih Jelantik, Komp. Istana Kuta Galeria, Kuta, Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia | Contact: (0361) 769072
6. Dojo Bali
Located a one-minute walk from Echo Beach in Canggu, Dojo Bali would be the choice for digital nomads who love surfing, while still want to get the job done. The co-working space is equipped with dual high speed internet connections, three professional conference rooms for private meetings, webinars, and workshops. Dojo Bali will open a new branch soon in Seminyak.
Other facilities like computer and accessories rentals, private Skype booths, lockers, surf racks, pool, and hot showers are also provided. Dojo Bali’s pricing ranges from IDR700,000 (US$51) per week to IDR 2 million (US$146) per month for unlimited access. For those who just want to drop in, the co-working space has an hourly rate of IDR 50,000 (US$3.60) as well as a day rate of IDR 200,000 (US$11).
Pricing: IDR 50,000 (US$3.60) (hourly) – IDR 2 million (US$146) (monthly)
Operating hours: 24/7
Address: Jalan Batu Mejan No. 88, Canggu, Echo Beach, Kuta Utara, Badung, Bali, Indonesia | Contact: +6281238166144
Designed as a hybrid co-working space and shared office, Outpost is a new option in the Ubud area.
The sizeable space fits over 50 people and has individual offices that accommodate up to twelve people. In addition to that, Outpost also provides a communal lounge with valley views, meeting rooms, a seminar room, showers, and lockers. The venue holds regular events like meetups and discussions that visitors can join in.
Outpost offers various pricing packages that range from US$40 for a 40-hour package to $270 per month for full-time co-workers. There’s also a daily rate of US$15.
Pricing: US$15 (daily) – US$270 (monthly)
Operating hours: Monday – Friday, 8am – 8pm
Address: Jalan Raya Nyuh Kuning, Ubud, Bali | Contact: (0361) 972374
8. Livit Spaces
Different from other co-working spaces in the list, Livit Spaces (formerly Startup Getaway) serves as a tech startup community, co-working space, and co-living concept at the same time. It’s founded by Liv.it (formerly Contenga). There’s also a special Startup Studio that offers mentoring and seed funding in exchange for a stake in fledgling startups.
Livit Spaces provides nine villas for you and your team to work-live-play your passion and dreams. In addition to office space, you can use the kitchen, swimming pool, gazebos, library, and outdoor cafe. The best part? You don’t need to think about your daily chores, because Livit Spaces will do them for you. The villas are located in a quiet and private corner in the Gianyar area and are surrounded by an exotic panorama of paddy fields.
Customers at Livit Spaces are usually startups that rent a house for a certain period of time. However, you can also work here as an individual with a term you can set yourself. Livit Spaces’ rates depends on the duration of time and the type of room you rent. The cheapest starts from US$50 per day.
Pricing: Starting from US$50 (daily)
Operating hours: 24/7
Address: Perumahan Bumi Santi No. 14. Jl. Pratu Made Rembug, Batu Bulan, Gianyar Bali, Indonesia
(Updated October 2015: We add Kumpul, Dojo Bali, and Outpost to the list and updated pricing information. The article was first published July 2014.)