In Part 2 of our ultimate list of co-working spaces in Metro Manila, we take a look at the spaces outside of the central business districts of Makati and Bonifacio Global City where startups, freelancers, students and entrepreneurs can work and share experiences and ideas.
27th Floor of Jollibee Plaza along F. Ortigas Jr. Road in Ortigas Center
For their co-working space, A Clean and Well-Lighted Place only charges Php100 per hour and Php800 per day. A dedicated desk will cost you Php15,000 for a month, inclusive of unlimited premium coffee, ultra-fast internet and special deals for startups like discounts for .ph domains, web hosting and more. They also offer fully-furnished private offices with access to their facilities, utilities, and on-site tech support.
Perfect for: Those in the fast tech startup scene who just want peace, order and a healthy amount of quiet to boost their productivity.
Contact : Call 637-2104 local 117 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
2. co.lab Xchange
Unit 301, 3 Brixton Street, Kapitolyo
Grab a dedicated desk for only Php540 per day. To access the co-working spaces, pay Php110 per hour or Php600 per day.
Perfect for: Social entrepreneurs who want to build a community of other social entrepreneurs working on proudly Pinoy products. By working at co.lab, you do not only get a roof over your head when you work on your projects, you also gain a network. They usually have workshops and talks on relevant sessions such as crowdfunding.
Contact: Call 661-7616 or email them at email@example.com
Unit 210-214 Robins Design Center, 31 Meralco Avenue, Ortigas Center
Individual pass packages are Php450 daily, Php2,000 weekly and Php7,500 monthly. For a team pass with a maximum of five members, it’s Php4,500 for 10 days and Php6,000 for 20 days.
You can also rent their meeting rooms with a six-person capacity on an hourly basis: Php500 for members, Php700 for walk-ins and Php800 on weekends. If you want it for half a day or for four hours, it’s Php2,000 for members, Php3,000 for walk-ins and Php3,500 on weekends. To rent their meeting rooms for the whole day or for eight hours, it’s Php3,000 for members, Php5,000 for walk-ins and Php5,500 for weekends. If you want to rent their event space on a weekend, it’s Php6,000 for four hours and Php12,000 for eight hours.
All packages include internet, coffee (except for meeting rooms and event space), telephone for local calls and print and copy services. BoardRoom also offers legal and management consultations to help jumpstart your business.
Perfect for: Individuals and small teams on the verge of a breakthrough. If you want to stay focused on your passion project, take advantage of BoardRoom’s offer on legal and management consultation services so at least you can tick that box off your list.
Contact: Call 836-5809 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
2nd Floor Commercenter Alabang, Commerce Avenue cor. East Asia Drive, Filinvest Corporate City
For a co-working desk space, it’s Php200 for three hours, and Php500 for a day pass. It’s Php1,000 for 10 hours, Php6,000 for a monthly pass, Php16,000 for a three-month pass and Php30,000 for a six-month pass.
Dedicated or a permanent desk space for a small team of four costs Php30,000 monthly, Php87,000 for three months and Php168,000 for six months. For teams of eight, it’s Php64,000 monthly, Php186,000 for three months, and Php360,000 for six months.
LaunchPad also has private offices which you can rent for Php120,000 for three months and Php228,000 for six months. To rent their meeting rooms, it’s Php700 per hour. If you want half of the co-working space for half a day, it’s Php4,000 and Php7,000 if it’s for a full day. To rent the entire co-working space, it’s Php7,000 for half a day and Php13,000 for the whole day.
Amenities include internet, coffee, lockers, lounge area, printer, fax, scanner, and copy machine, an outdoor smoking area, 24-hour secure parking and security, secretarial services, accounting and legal services, event ideation and activation, etc.
Perfect for: those living in the South and aspire for a healthy work-life balance. This co-working space is also near health and fitness centers and shopping malls.
Contact: Call 776-3321 or email email@example.com
1. 47 East
47 Esteban Abada Street, Brgy. Loyola Heights
Membership fee for individuals costs Php500. For members, rates are: Php300 per day, Php5,000 per month, Php14,000 per quarter and Php40,000 for a year.
For groups of three, membership fee is Php1,000. Daily rate for group members are Php850 per day, Php14,100 per month, Php40,000 per quarter and Php98,000 per year. Perks of members include discounts and offers from partner establishments near the area.
Day pass for non-members are Php500 for a whole day and Php300 for half a day.
Meeting rooms good for eight people cost Php3,000 for four hours and Php5,000 for eight hours. They also have event spaces that can accommodate different capacities starting from 25 people up to 130 people for four to eight hours. Rates range from Php7,000 to Php25,000.
If you really need to burn the midnight oil, they are partnered with Solana Suites located at the third floor of the same building. Transient rate is P750 per day, inclusive of semi-furnished room, WiFi, a separate bath and other amenities.
Perfect for: Freelancers and college students who want to have fun and be productive in a bright, colorful co-working space.
Contact: Call 426-0133 local 300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Unit 3G, Symphony Tower 1, Sgt. Esguerra Avenue, South Triangle and 94 10th Avenue, Cubao
Racket Room has a fixed period subscription and the rate per person is Php600 daily, inclusive of internet access, unlimited coffee, tea and water, unlimited scanning and use of pantry. Their weekly pass is Php2,400, with the same inclusions plus a designated locker, while a monthly pass is at Php6,000, with additional mail receiving and forwarding and complimentary one-hour use of conference room.
They also have a consumable pass for five days and another for 20 days. A five-day pass valid for one month costs Php2,400, inclusive of internet access, unlimited coffee, tea and water, unlimited scanning and use of pantry. For the 20-day pass valid for three months, it’s Php6,000, with the same inclusions plus mail receiving and forwarding and one-hour use of the conference room.
Racket Room Collective can also be used as a virtual office with the following rates: Php2,000 per month, Php10,500 for bi-annual and Php18,000 for annual use. These include use of conference room for one hour per month or one day use of co-working space for one person.
Perfect for: Startups, freelancers, creatives and developers looking for a chill and conducive environment to work on their “rackets.”
Contact: Call 358-5735 or email email@example.com
Unit 106 Eagle Star Condominium, Fabian Dela Rosa Street, Loyola Heights
To use Cuago’s common areas, pay Php349 for eight hours and Php499 for 12 hours (within 9 a.m. to 2 a.m). If you want your own cubicle, pay Php449 for eight hours and Php659 for 12 hours. These packages include high-speed internet, dedicated power outlets, free-flowing coffee, free document printing of up to 20 pages, free document scanning, free use of tools and equipment such as bookstands, whiteboards, etc.
Perfect for: College students or crammers, developers, artists working odd hours because they’re open until the wee hours of the morning.
Contact: Call 952-3068 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
All around Metro Manila and Cebu
FlySpaces provides short-term work and meeting space solutions to entrepreneurs, startups, SMEs and mobile professionals. You can rent co-working spaces, virtual offices, meeting rooms and private offices for an hour, a day, a week or a few months. Rates vary, but you can rent co-working spaces for as low as Php620 per person per day up to Php360,000 per month for 30 people.
If you have extra spaces in your office, you can also have it rented out by simply filling out the forms in the website.
All around the Philippines, including Makati, Pasay, Pasig, Cebu, Clark and Davao
Regus has 25 locations for rent around the Philippines. They have office spaces for rent, as well as co-working spaces and virtual offices. The rate for an office space is usually Php318 per person per day for a fully-furnished, IT-enabled workspace. For a co-working pass, it’s Php287 per person per day that comes with a first-come, first-served desk space. For a virtual office, you can get a professional business address, telephone answering, mail handling and use of an office for Php62.70 per person per day.
Makati City and Bonifacio Global City
MyOffice also compiles spaces for rent from different offices around Makati City and Bonifacio Global City. You may log in to their website to request for a quote whenever you want to build your own virtual office, rent work stations or avail of other business solutions.
Manila, Makati City and Bonifacio Global City
vOffice primarily offers virtual offices in different parts of the metro. Their silver package for Php1,300 a month includes a business address, mail, parcel and courier services, instant SMS or email notification when you have new mail, local and international mail forwarding, scanning and email services, and meeting room usage. The gold package for Php2,480 a month includes a business address, a dedicated telephone number, a receptionist to answer your call in your business name, instant SMS or email notification when you have new mail, local and international mail forwarding, scanning and email service and meeting room usage. Finally, their platinum package costs Php3,250 per month and includes a business address, a dedicated telephone number and fax number, a receptionist to answer your call in your business name, instant SMS or email notification when you have new mail, local and international mail forwarding, scanning and email service, call forwarding and meeting room usage.
Makati City, Pasig City and Bonifacio Global City
Impact Hub Manila is passionate about startups and training them. They have several packages to entice technopreneurs. A virtual membership for a year starts at Php400 per month. The starter package that includes a lounge workstation from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. costs Php2,900 per month for a minimum of three months. They also have a regular package that includes the use of the lounge and private rooms from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. for P4,900 per month for a minimum of three months, and finally, a resident package which comes with a dedicated private room, costs of which are available upon request. Benefits include free or discounted rates on skills-sharing or education events, premium events and digital access to the global community. Of course, the usual internet, free-flowing coffee and water and printing and office supply stations also apply.
Nicai de Guzman is the marketing head of Rising Tide, a technology solutions company. She is also the Manila bureau manager of Probe Media Foundation's Mulat Pinoy-Kabataan News Network and a regular contributor for SPOT.ph. Follow her on Twitter @nicaideguzman and LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicaideguzman