With more and more people moving their work online, it is becoming important to find places outside of your home that are good for a productive day of work. A co-working space is the embodiment of this concept! If you are a nomad that prefers not to stick to your office, the following workplaces in Ho Chi Minh City will make you smile. If you are still wondering whether a co-working place in Ho Chi Minh City is what you are looking for, or whether it’s better to co-work or find a coffee shop, skim through the answers at the end of our article!

WeWork Saigon

With a network spreading through many countries and territories, WeWork is a well known American brand that facilitates high quality working environments for individuals and start-ups around the world. WeWork Ho Chi Minh City opened in December of 2018 and has received lots of good feedback since.

The space is most suitable for dynamic entrepreneurs and individuals who want to work in an international environment. The location is convenient for those that need to access District 1, 4, and 7 frequently.

WeWork has a motto: “Above all, we believe in humanizing the startup process, encouraging inclusivity and diversity, and connecting people to one another.”

Website: WeWork Webpage
Packages: Tailor to your needs
Address: E. Town Central, 11 Doan Van Bo street, District 4
Opening hours: 24/7

Artfolio

As a designer, which option sounds more appealing to you: a nomad team or a professional with a desk for business talk? If the latter is what you want, yet a fixed office might not facilitate good inspiration to create, check out Artfolio!

digital nomads in ho chi minh city co-working spaces
Photo: theartfolio.net

Located on an art street, this workplace is designed for creative minds and productive workers. Here you can work and network with other artists. The meeting room can hold up to 50 people, and the library might lure you with its extensive list of titles. Occasionally, there will be events that connect designers with clients or startups with investors. Artfolio also features offices for a team of one to 15 people. You will have full access to:

  • High speed internet cable
  • Good air conditioning and lighting system
  • Free access to the meeting room for four hours per week
  • Free motorbike parking lot for members
  • Other discounts at Artfolio Cafe

Webiste: Artfolio Webpage 

Packages:
500,000 VND per six days (Flexible Desk)
2,000,000 VND per month (Fixed Desk)
12,000,000 VND per month (Private Studio)

Address: 5A/2 Tran Phu street, District 5
Opening hours: 24/7

Start-Saigon

Start-Saigon stands out because it is both a workplace and a co-living space. It is located very close to the city center, you can even walk to the Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon. The work space is ideal for either expats or travelers, especially tech guys!

start saigon coworking space
Photo: start-saigon.com

Not only will you have a private space to take a nap when you are tired, you will also have a whole swimming pool to give your brain a fresh start! This young tech community is continually sharpening their skills, ready to share amazing tips in Ho Chi Minh City too! You are not paying for a work space, you are paying for a home where you can work well!

Website: Start-Saigon Webpage 
Packages: Find a comprehensive plan here
Address: 18bis/14 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai street, District 1
Opening hours: 24/7

Saigon Coworking

Located in Phu Nhuan District, this space was founded by a Vietnamese and an Italian, who both used to study in France. “Residents” here include people from a diversity of backgrounds: designers, HR consultants, market researchers, software/ game developers, etc. They also come from different countries. Quite often, interesting networking events are organized so the residents really have a chance to get to know each other well.

coworking space saigon
Photo: saigoncoworking.com

The building has four areas, with the ground floor home to the team founder’s office and coffee lounge. The first floor and second floor are reserved for residency (fixed seats) and hot desks (flexible seats). The rooftop holds one meeting room and a small terrace cafe.

Website: Saigon Coworking Webpage 
Packages: Tailor to your needs
Address: 101 Cu Lao street, Phu Nhuan district
Opening hours: 24/7

DreamPlex

DreamPlex is a large space that sprawls over three floors (the ninth, tenth, and eleventh) of Miss Ao Dai Building. Thanks to its location, the office boasts beautiful vistas over an elegant area of District 1. It was also here that the former US president Obama gave a speech to the Vietnamese entrepreneurs when he visited Ho Chi Minh City.

dreamplex coworking space
Photo: Instagram @dreamplexvn

This workspace features private desks, desks for small teams, studios for large teams of up to 20 people, six meeting rooms with the capacity of four to 16 people, six private booths for phone calls, together with a wonderful range of office and meeting stationeries. You will also get free coffee and tea working here.

The members’ backgrounds are very diverse, with creatives, commerce workers, IoT workers, consultants, and investment bankers being the most popular. With such backgrounds, DreamPlex usually organizes a wide range of events and workshops so that most of their members are well benefited.

Website: DreamPlex Webpage 

Packages:
150,000 VND per day (Flexible Desk)
3,100,000 VND per month (Fixed Desk)
4,000,000 VND per month (Studio)
2,500,000 per hour (Auditorium)

Address: 21 Nguyen Trung Ngan street, District 1
Opening hours: 24/7

Publik Office 

Publik Office was perhaps one of the most highly-anticipated workspace projects in Ho Chi Minh City. A collaboration between various creatives from a few different countries, this design-forward space allows its visitors and workers to fill the rooms with their own ideas. Encouraging all people from all places, this is truly a creative space with a simple design that is both true to the emerging entrepreneurial scene in the big cities of Vietnam and the original ideas of the Publik creators. 

Publik-Office-saigon
Photo: Hiroyuki Oki

After research into Berlin’s established co-working scene, Publik Office has tried to bring that same warmth and play into their space here in Ho Chi Minh City. If you are a designer, appreciative of little to no decoration, or you thrive in the clean lines of modern design, this is your co-working space.

Publik-Office-saigon
Photo: Publik Office

Here you can expect the usual amenities with a little flair, such as the concierge services and equipment rental. There are private offices available, Air Desks, private conference rooms, a seminar space, and even a photo studio. Not only is the interior an interesting architectural statement, but this same creativity is featured inside for your inspiration.

Website: Publik Office Website 

Packages:
200,000 VND (One day, Air Desk)
4,800,000 VND (One month, Air Desk)

Address: 38A Nguyen Thi Dieu Street, Ward 6, District 3
Opening hours: 8 AM – 10 PM on weekends, 8 AM – 8 PM on weekends

Why Choose A Co-workplace In Ho Chi Minh City?

Ho Chi Minh City attracts more expats than any other city in Vietnam. This also means:

1. Full Access to Office Stationery

coworking-space-access

2. Neighbor Diversity and a Culture of Collaboration

In the era of Internet of Things, skills quickly become dated and technology evolves significantly every single day. And yet, each of us still only has 24 hours per day like we used to during the Renaissance! How can we speed up to constantly update ourselves, while still having time to take care of our health and relationships? The answer might be “hard-work” and “collaboration”!

And a co-workplace is a perfect environment to stimulate those characteristics.

This space keeps you working while the sense of laziness invades you, because the people around you are all being productive. There is no office pressure. It brings people from many backgrounds together in one place. This means some front-end designers can have a chat with not only back-end developers but also web users at lunch time. A video producer can find it easy to discuss with an SEO executive. And a group of Android developers can share their new findings. You only need to be self disciplined to go to work on time!

3. More Opportunities

The diversity in member background and the sense of sharing bring a lot more job opportunities. Yet, it does not stop there. The industry 4.0 is also the industry of massive creativity, and many inventions stem from a laptop. With ambitious talents teaming up and different sets of skills collaborating, new technological inventions are born more easily.

4. Cost Efficiency

If you are an individual that works only eight hours a day, and you compare the cost per day at a coffee shop and a co-workplace, you might reach a dilemma. Yet, if you look for a work-stimulating environment that you can access 24/7, with all the above-mentioned benefits, a co-workplace proves to be very cost efficient.

Now that you have gone through the most significant co-working spaces in Ho Chi Minh City, pick one that best suits your needs. Some are fancy, some are humble, but they are all very bright and the communities can make your day! We hope you will find yourself the most suitable place to enjoy working in this city. If you are still researching tips to settle in Ho Chi Minh City, scan through our comprehensive article here.

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