Nairobi is evolving in so many great ways and it’s gradually becoming one of the best global focal points for activities that have a global influence in freelance entrepreneurs and startups. This has in turn caused a great sprout of working spaces in Nairobi.
A co-working space is a shared workspace where diverse people can rent a work desk , work space or work office that fits their business needs and budget and this allows people to collaborate , learn and interact with like minded people .
If you’re looking to save on costs of putting up a traditional office or avoiding distractions from working from home , then a co-working space will be ideal for you .
They’re over 30 workspaces in Nairobi and I narrowed down Nairobi’s favorites in this blog post .
Kofisi is a beautiful office space with an inviting interior, private offices, dedicated desks, meeting rooms, break-out lounge, tea and coffee station, weekend access , uninterrupted power and super-fast wi-fi. Kofisi offers a total of 10 office spaces with flexible and unique plans tailored to cater to diverse co-working needs. The Kofisi locations are Westlands, Riverside, Upperhill, Karen ,
Kofisi is open from Monday to Friday 7am to 6pm and on Saturday’s from 7am to 1pm. Kofisi pricing is as follows ;-
A dedicated desk for $250 per month , a flexible desk for $150 per month and availability to hold events and private offices one can inquire from their team .
Ikigai Nairobi (Westlands) is a coworking space on James Gichuru road, General Mathenge drive in Nairobi that inspires, supports and challenges one to find their reason for being. Ikigai cultivates environments where meaningful intreactions are nurtured.
Ikigai has these locations in Nairobi ; Westlands, Lower Kabete, Lavington and Riverside . They offer a flexible seating arrangement which allows members to choose, from standing desks to private booths, from swings to couches and everything in between , either indoors or outside.
Ikigai offers a communal membership that includes shared amenities such as meeting rooms, specialty coffee bars, outdoor cafes, complimentary yoga & meditation , phone booths, prayer rooms, mother’s rooms, showers and so much more.
They also offer virtual offices , private offices and high speed Wi-Fi.
Ikigai’s membership rates are as follows ;- Kshs.2000 for daily membership , communal membership is Kshs.20,000 per month and a dedicated desk membership is Kshs. 25,000 per month . All these rates exclude VAT.
iHit is a House of Innovation and Tech establishment with a modern co-working space called Haftohasht. Haftohasht has been designed to the satisfaction of a freelancer , a startup or a company that needs privacy. Haftohasht is equipped with fast internet , classy and elegant boardrooms, a lounge and a tech-shop.
Haftohasht coworking membership packages are as follows ;- an individual package which gives an all month access team package with customized rights at Kshs. 12,0000 per month plus VAT , a day pass at Kshs. 1500 per day plus VAT and a team pacakage that is Kshs. 42,000 per month plus VAT.
Workify is a women-owned and operated business with a vision to provide professional office space that is accessible to all. Workify has two amazing locations , all of which are minimalist and with a tasteful vibe. Workify is located at the 12th floor of their Kilimani office and at ABC place . The offices have big glass windows with amazing views of Nairobi and real good natural lighting .
Workify’s coworking space is called Studio 12 and they have a day pass which is Kshs.1200 per day excluding VAT , a 10 day pass which is Kshs. 9500 and a membership package that is Kshs. 17,000 per month excluding VAT .
Workify offer amenities like coffee and tea, fresh water, wifi, dedicated desk , locker storage, reception service , phone boots and a 24/7 access.
5.)THE TWIG COWORKING
The Twig workspace is a fun space to work located at the 6th floor of West End Towers along Waiyaki Way. The Twig offers a great space for founders, freelancers and startups to grow their businesses. The Twig has numerous amenities such as coffee, tea and water , fast internet , printing services, meeting rooms and a physical address .
The Twig’s pricing is Kshs. 2500 per day .
6.) REGUS COWORKING SPACE NAIROBI
Regus is a global network of co-working spaces that enable diverse people to work wherever business takes them. Regus has thousands of locations around the world in every major town, city and transport hub.
Regus spaces are designed to promote collobaration and business relationships. The coworking spaces comes with great amenities susch as a business lounge , neraby fitness suite , on-site coffee bar , meeting facailties and outdoor area. In addition to these amenities Regus has a friendly and experienced on-site team to make sure everything runs smoothly.
Regus has four locations in Nairobi , Westlands, Kilimani, Kitisuru and in Nairobi CBD.
Regus has membership options which benefit subscribers from a simple monthly subscription. They offer a number of different membership options , which include office membership that is $141 per month ,Co-work membership that is $84 per month , Lounge membership that is $75 per month and a day pass that is Kshs. 1000.
7.) THE HIVE NAIROBI
The Hive is a premier and ideal sharing working space situated in Westlands, Nairobi. The Hive is perfect for founders, freelancers, and entrepreneurs who wish to build businesses and networks.
The Hive has high speed internet , standing desks, 24hr member access, free coffee and drinking water, printer, scanner and photocopier .
The Hive costs Kshs. 1650 per day .
8.)JENGA LEO COWORKING
Jenga Leo Coworking space is a vibrant workspace that offers amazingly designed spaces equipped with premium amenities that help create better productivity. Jenga is focused on community and building a collaborative environment for all . Jenga Leo also boasts a yoga studio , restaurant , in-house gym and views to die for .
Jenga Leo is located at the 12th and 13th floor of Westpark Towers Westlands and its open from 8am to 5:30pm.
Jenga’s pricing is as follows :- day pass at Kshs. 990 , Jenga Virtual that is Kshs. 5000 per month , Jenga Gold at Kshs. 15,000 per month and Jenga Platinum at Kshs. 18,500 per month .
9.)THE FOUNDRY AFRICA
The Foundry Africa – Viking House is a co-working space along Waiyaki way in Nairobi that offers freelancers and founders an environment to grow their businesses. The Foundry promotes creativity, networking and growth. The Foundry has a parking lot, an amazing office view, printing and photocopy services , meeting spaces and free coffee and tea.
The Foundary has a month package for Kshs. 20, 0000.
10.) iHUB NAIROBI
iHub Nairobi is an innovation center dedicated to accelerating the application of social capital and technology for economic prosperity . iHub is popular for its affordable membership plan , diverse membership and partnerships with other African innovation centers and startups.
iHub is open daily from 8am to 8pm.
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