The COVID-19 era has ushered in a new normal of remote working. Even with stay home orders and restrictions lifting, it looks like a hybrid solution will be here to stay. Around the world, firms are down-sizing office space along with efforts to digitalise and streamline work online. In Vietnam, office staff have threatened to quit rather than return to a full-time office schedule.
Working from home and remote working has many perks, allowing us to spend less time commuting, balance our different commitments, and utilise our peak productivity hours better. However, homes tend to lack many basic services from printers, meeting rooms, or even high-speed internet, and of course, networking events. The answer to this is of course occasionally utilising a coworking space.
Digital nomads, tech entrepreneurs, start-up staff, or people who are newly working from home - look no further, here are the top 10 coworking locations in Ho Chi Minh City:
- The Hive District 1
- WeWork Coworking Space
- Hello World Saigon
- Dreamplex Nguyen Trung Ngan Street
- Workyos Office
- Toong Pham Ngoc Thach
- CirCo Dong Du
- The Hive Villa
Great Coworking Spaces for Networking
Calling all entrepreneurs, digital nomads, and independent workers looking to connect with like-minded individuals! Networking is key to growth and success, socialising and mixing with others allows us to form partnerships, bounce ideas, refine processes, exchange best practices, find investors, and so on.
We have listed two great coworking spaces with global locations, allowing you to form meaningful connections with members in Vietnam and across the world.
1. The Hive District 1
The Hive is an established coworking brand name across the Asia Pacific with Hive locations in 7 countries, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, and Vietnam. The Hive Saigon is a collection of three spaces, one in District 1, and two in Thao Dien. Join The Hive as a member and get access to not just the other locations in Ho Chi Minh City but also the overseas ones as well, giving you a truly global network.
We listed The Hive District 1 as the best coworking space for networking given that it is the largest Hive office in Ho Chi Minh City and also located in the city center. The Hive has a vibrant membership community and often host online and in-person networking events. Members can choose from taking a hot desk option, getting a dedicated desk, or having their own private office room.
- Hot desk rate: 2,300,000 VND/ month
- Address: 26 Huynh Khuong Ninh, Da Kao, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
- Website: https://thehived1.com
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thehivesaigon
2. WeWork Coworking Space Ho Chi Minh City
There is little need to introduce WeWork, one of the coworking pioneers of the world. WeWork has over 500 locations across the entire world and is used by Fortune 500 companies as well as budding entrepreneurs - thus a fantastic place for networking!
WeWork has two locations in Ho Chi Minh City, one in District 1 and one in the nearby District 4. WeWork comes at a much heftier price tag compared to most coworking spaces in the city, but this means they take coworking spaces to the next level with state-of-the-art facilities and interiors, along with thoughtful touches such as phone booths for private calls. The District 1 office building even has an art gallery-like reception area to wow any visiting clients and to inspire your team.
- Hot desk rate: 5,300,000 VND/ month
- District 1 Address: Lim Tower, 29A Nguyen Dien Chieu, Dakao Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
- District 4 Address: E Town Central, 11 Doan Van Bo, Ward 13, District 4, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
- Website: https://www.wework.com/l/coworking-space/ho-chi-minh-city
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WeWorkVietnam/?brand_redir=330321486979917
Private Office Best for Small Teams
Coworking spaces are made for start-ups - it is the most flexible option for growing businesses, allowing you to take up more workspace as your team needs it. Moreover, coworking spaces are fully equipped, many come with conference rooms, business lounges, event space, reception area, on-site cafes, and of course fast internet. Not having to sign a long term lease and out-fit one's own office can mean a lot of money, time, and effort saved for busy entrepreneurs and your team. Here are two of the best coworking spaces in Ho Chi Minh City that offer private offices for members.
3. Hello World Saigon
Hello World Saigon is particularly equipped to cater to growing small businesses. The eight-storey building has almost 3000m2 of space is one of the largest co-working spaces in the city, and has a swimming pool. This coworking space boasts floor to ceiling windows letting in tonnes of natural light, beautiful parquet floors, and plenty of indoor plants, and of course access to many services like free coffee and tea, and meeting rooms hours.
The private offices can accommodate teams of 1 to 20 people and come fully furnished. You can also access your beautifully designed workspace 24 hours, 7 days a week.
The coolest thing about Hello World Saigon is that it is both a coworking and coliving space. Whether you have team members who need a long-term accommodation solution, or perhaps you have business partners visiting, staying at the rooms at Hello World Saigon gives them access to the coworking workspace.
- Private office rate: inquiry-only
- Address: 92A Nguyen Huu Canh St., Ward 22, Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
- Website: https://www.helloworldsaigon.com
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/helloworldsaigon
4. Dreamplex Nguyen Trung Ngan Street
The term 'co-working space Vietnam' immediately calls to mind Dreamplex - this is the coworking space that President Obama visited in 2016.
Opened in 2015, this Dreamplex location stretches across three floors flooded with natural light. As one of the Vietnamese pioneers of coworking spaces in Ho Chi Minh City, Dreamplex offers everything from dedicated desks to branded office space and promises a world-class experience for all its members.
Impressively, Dreamplex can host private, branded offices for teams up to 150 members; this means you truly have room to grow. The perks of housing your business there give you access to plenty of amenities including phone booths, meeting rooms, social events and more.
- Private office rate: inquiry-only
- Address: 21 Nguyen Trung Ngan Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
- Website: https://dreamplex.co/locations/ho-chi-minh-city/district-1/nguyen-trung-ngan/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dreamplexvn
Hot-Desk/ Ad-Hoc Perfection
Sometimes you just need a change of scene, or perhaps private rooms to host business meetings, or simply access to basic office supplies. Coworking spaces offer an elegant solution to these problems.
This is a boutique coworking space located in hipster District 3. A shared office and a cafe space, Wor.kafe is cute and well designed.
Wor.kafe is for those looking for a coworking space without too many bells and whistles, but rather a spot that is quiet and great for banging out work efficiently. In fact, Wor.kafe's pricing fits this niche perfectly, ranging from 50,000 VND for a two hour option to a monthly hot desk option with a very reasonable price.
Wor.kafe also offers an integrated accommodation solution for those wanting to really work from home.
- 2-hour rate: 50,000 VND
- Hot desk rate: 995,000 VND/ month
- Address: 382/34 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
- Website: http://workafe.vn
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/workafesaigon
6. Workyos Office
The Workyos Office location is at the Viettel Complex in District 10, and has been recognised as one of the 'Best Serviced Office in Southeast Asia' by Dot Property Singapore Magazine. This coworking space sits on the 12th floor and offers great views of the bustling city.
Workyos offers great value for someone not willing to join a coworking space as a long-term member. Here you can get a daily pass whenever you need a professional environment to conduct business. Take it a notch up and book a private meeting room or event room when it is necessary.
- Daily pass rate: 150,000 VND/ month
- Address: Viettel Complex, Tower A, 12th Floor, 285 CMT8, District 10, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
- Website: http://workyos.com/
Prime Location in Ho Chi Minh City
Location is everything. At times you simply need an office located at the city center to house your client meetings or to have a base from which it is easy to zip about town.
7. Toong Pham Ngoc Thach
Toong is one of the most established coworking spaces brands in town and has many locations across the city and the country. We chose Pham Ngoc Thach for its prized location in District 1, near many iconic places of interest including Ben Thanh Market, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Independence Palace.
Boasting complimentary tea and coffee, mailing handling services, a receptionist, high-speed internet, and more premium services, Toong is a full suite coworking space in Ho Chi Minh City. From hot desk to serviced offices, there is a solution for everyone here.
- Hot desk rate: 1,900,000/ month
- Address: 1 Bis Pham Ngoc Thach, Ben Nghe Ward, D1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
- Website: https://toong.asia/pham-ngoc-thach
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/toong.asia
8. CirCo Dong Du
Circo is another top choice amongst full-service coworking spaces in Ho Chi Minh City. It is focused on creating an environment that is 'high-energy, productive, and collaborative', and from within its walls, 100,000 new businesses were launched in 2017. Expect to find many community events that are about business building, such as fundraising, founder's night, venture capital programmes, MBA talks, etc.
With three locations about town, the CirCo Dong Du office is the only one in the heart of the city, a big bright open office concept with plenty to offer. It is situated within Ho Chi Minh City's central business district and is surrounded by many of the city's top bars and restaurants. After a hard day's work, unwind with your team just around the corner. Read more on the top restaurants the city has to offer here.
- Hot desk rate: 1,800,000/ month
- Address: 41-47 Dong Du, D1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
- Website: https://circo.co/locations/dong-du/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/circo.co/
Best Coworking Spaces in Thao Dien
The expat community constitutes some of the most mobile workers in the economy, and many of the expats stay in Thao Dien. Unsurprisingly, therefore, for such a small neighbourhood, Thao Dien boasts more than its fair share of coworking spaces, making commuting particularly easy!
Vuon is perhaps the most beautiful coworking space in Ho Chi Minh City. It calls its space a 'fairy garden', aptly named for its unique design building situated in a charming garden. More of a cafe and an event space than a traditional coworking space, Vuon offers daily services, meeting rooms, conference rooms, and a large space able to host events with up to 100 guests.
This is the space for the creative who needs a tranquil and aesthetically pleasing to thrive.
- Daily pass rate: inquiry-only
- Address: 34, D11 Street, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
- Website: https://vuonthaodien.vn/?lang=en
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vuonthaodien.vietnam/
10. The Hive Villa
The Hive has two locations in Thao Dien, The Hive Villa and the Hive Thao Dien. The Hive Thao Dien is tucked away in a charming building with a courtyard full of small eateries. Whereas the Hive Villa boasts an atmospheric cafe and swimming pool.
This is the best coworking space to mix business and leisure; for full-time members, the opening hours are 24/7. New members are welcomed by the community lead and shown around. Work by the pool or inside the beautifully appointed villa, there is plenty of room here. The villa has many options, from a day pass, dedicated desk, to a private office for up to 15 people.
- Daily pass rate: 210,000 VND
- Dedicated desk rate: 3,500,000 VND/ month
- Address: 29 Nguyen Ba Lan Street, D2, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
- Website: https://thehivevilla.com
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thehivesaigon
Coworking in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Choose between full-suite services or bare-bones daily passes, between a tranquil, relaxing atmosphere or a fast-paced high-energy environment, between being located in the heart of the city or in the expat area, there is a coworking space for everyone in the city.
Whether you are looking to grow your dream company or looking for a change of scene from working from home, this list of 10 best coworking spaces in Ho Chi Minh City will serve you well. Check out our other resources and guides dedicated to helping you navigate your life in Vietnam!
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