To my surprise, Bali has some of the best coworking spaces I’ve ever seen and for Digital Nomads in the region, Bali is an absolute must-go.
I lived in Bali for the first month of my Digital Nomad Journey and checked out most of the coworking spaces on island. I’ve now prepared this article to give you the full-scoop on what Bali has to offer.
in Ubud | $12 USD per day | $60-275 USD per month
The space offers timed memberships from 25 hours to unlimited ranging from 60-275 US Dollars per month. At this price-tag, Hubud is probably the most expensive in Indonesia but if you can afford it, it’s definitely worth it.
The space has one of the best communities you will find in a coworking space and with events being run almost daily, there’s always something going on. I met a lot of cool people from my brief time at Hubud, some of which are now my good friends.
If you’re interested in Hubud, check out my interview with one of the founders, Steve Munroe.
in Seminyak | 200K rupiah per day | 800k-2.2m rupiah per month
After two weeks in Ubud, I positioned myself in Seminyak near Lineup Hub for the next two weeks. I had little knowledge about the other spaces on this list (apart from Hubud) and thought that this space was ‘the space’ on the West Coast.
In reality, Lineup Hub turned out to be more of an internet cafe than a coworking space. The whole bottom floor is basically rows of computers while the second floor offers a small space to bring your own computer and sit on bean bags.
in Sanur | 200k rupiah per day | 900k-2.5m rupiah per month
On the other side of Bali is Kumpul coworking space, a space with a more local clientele and an industrial-design feel.
The space shares a complex with a cool cafe to the bottom which you can bring up food and drink while working and a few other businesses which help to add to the surrounding network.
The founders were very nice and supportive at Kumpul however, the standard had been set high from my experience at Hubud. You’ll, of course, get all the usual features of a quality coworking space (internet, events, printing, etc) but for me, Kumpul was not the kind of place you would travel across the island for on a regular basis.
in Sanur | Contact Sanur Space for details
I see Sanur Space as the perfect place for someone for looking for a lot of quiet and minimal distractions. Apparently, the space is run by a local Balinese family and has a very open-home feeling.
in Canggu | 150k rupiah per day | 500k-2m rupiah per month (during renovations)
At the time of writing, Dojo in Canggu had been open less than 6 months and wow, have they grown fast!
Dojo offers a thriving community and unique resort-style working space, 300m from the sand at Canggu’s Echo Beach. It embodies the surfer/hipster culture of Canggu and is popular with a younger crowd of digital nomads.
For me, Dojo has the best community out of any coworking space on the west coast however, if you’re the kind of person that likes a quiet space with little distractions, Dojo is probably not your ideal.
If you’re interested in Dojo, check out my interview with the founder Michael Craig
in Ubud | $14 USD per day | $170-270 USD per month
I didn’t end up visiting Outpost during my time in Ubud but I thought it remiss to not mention this newer coworking space in Ubud.
There’s not much I can say given my lack of experience with the place, so I asked the founder, David Abraham to describe what Outpost is like for digital nomads. Here’s what he said:
Imagine what Google would offer if they opened up an office in Bali. That’s Outpost. You want to go swimming? We have two pools and a river. Thirsty? We deliver coconuts to your desk. Neck hurt from staring at your screen? We have a masseur on staff.
People come to Bali and have amazing experiences. Our mission is to ensure they’re productive too. At the most basic, that means comfy chairs, big desks and a community of successful people. (And of course, stable and redundant internet connections.) Our focus on productivity makes good business sense. Members stay longer because they accomplishing more. And although we’ve only been opened (soft) for five months, we noticed members are coming back to the largest co-working facility on the island.
David Abraham, Founder of Outpost
Coworking in Bali for Digital Nomads
As I mentioned in my Bali wrap-up article, my plan was to skip Bali completely and head straight to Thailand however, I’m so glad that we decided not to.
I now see Bali as a huge hub for ‘Destination Working’. It’s a location that is seen as just a holiday destination but on this great island, I was able to work and meet so many great people.
One thing is for sure, I will be coming back.
Until next time,
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