Austin has become such a hub for startups and entrepreneurs that coworking has become an increasingly popular option in the business community. These days there are so many awesome spots to choose from so here’s a list of some of our favorites.
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This is the ultimate guide to the best coworking spaces in Austin by neighborhoods, amenities, and membership pricing because you’re not GSD at that coffee shop (but in case you prefer to work for free at a coffee shop, here is my guide to coffee shops in Austin).
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THE CATHEDRAL IN EAST AUSTIN
The Cathedral is one of the newest Austin coworking spaces in Austin that’s located in East Austin near Mueller. Originally a 1930’s church, The Cathedral has been refurbished with wood flooring, tile, lots of natural light pouring in from the giant windows and plenty of desks for you to get work done in a space that feels airy. The Cathedral hosts business workshops, art exhibits, yoga and meditation events, and more!
I personally love The Cathedral because they have a HUGE parking lot.
You are a: freelancer and/or work in the creative space
- Fully equipped kitchen
- High-speed Wifi
- Free monthly member events like meditation, yoga, and more
- Ample parking!
- Premium coffee provided by Atlas Coffee Club
- Natural light throughout
- Lounge areas
- Stunning coworking with 14ft ceilings
- Member discounts to all cathedral workshops
- Finished cement floors
- Private conference room
- Phone booths for private calls
- A great community of artists, designers, and entrepreneurs
Membership pricing: $250 for standard membership, $350 for the premium membership, and $450 for dedicated desk
50% off the 1st month of coworking at The Cathedral when you mention Koko
2403 E 16th St, thecathedralatx.com
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Photo credit: Son of Rand
THE COMMUNE IN CENTRAL AUSTIN
You are a: freelancer, creative, or simply enjoy a well designed + plant filled environment
- Superfast wi-fi
- Printers and scanners
- Computer monitors
- Conference Room
- Photo Studio
- Outdoor Courtyard
- Private phone booths
- Art storage and easels
- Mess sinks with oil traps
- Design Resource Library
- Mail service
- Filtered Water
- Sparkling Water
- Merit Coffee
Membership pricing: co-working memberships start at $200 for 2 days/wk, $250 for 3 days/wk, and $350 for unlimited. Dedicated Desks are $475/mo.
20% OFF THE 1ST MONTH OF COWORKING AT THE COMMUNE WHEN YOU MENTION KOKO
101 E. North Loop Blvd, www.thecommuneatx.com
Photo via Impact Hub
COWORKING SPACE AUSTIN IN NORTH & SOUTH AUSTIN: IMPACT HUB AUSTIN
Impact Hub puts a strong emphasis on the community. Weekly happy hours, monthly campfire networking events, and community service projects are only a few of the ways you can get connected and build relationships with your coworking family. Not sure if Impact Hub is right for you? They offer a free day pass of coworking so you can drop in and see what it’s all about.
You are a: small business owner and/or work in the creative space
- On-site free parking
- Tons of community events
- Conference rooms/meeting rooms
- Private phone booths
- On-site car wash
- Yoga and meditation classes
- Access to 100+ Impact Hubs around the world
Membership pricing: Hub Community is $35/month, General Coworking is $300/month, Fixed Desk is $500/month
2 Locations: 5540 N Lamar Blvd. & 411 W Monroe St.
COWORKING SPACE AUSTIN IN NORTH, DOWNTOWN, & CENTRAL AUSTIN WEWORK
With 5 locations in almost every part of Austin, there is bound to be a WeWork that’s convenient for you. The biggest perk of WeWork is that you can cowork in their 500+ offices in 100+ cities in the world.
WeWork also does a great job at building a community for their members by organizing different events and workshops so it’s easy to network with others in the space.
You are a: small business owner or work in tech
- IT Support
- 24/7 building access
- Private phone booths
- Craft beer on draft
- Bike storage
- meeting spaces
Membership pricing: Hot desk starts is $375 – $390, a dedicated desk is $450 – $600, and the private office space ranges from $740 – $1050.
5 locations in Austin: Downtown Austin – 221 West 6th St, West 6th – 221 West 6th Street, University Park – 3300 N Interstate Hwy 35, Barton Springs – 801 Barton Springs, & Domain – 11801 Domain Blvd, wework.com/l/austin–TX
NORTH AUSTIN: Grow at Poppy Poppy is a community of parents who are searching for a balance between their professional and personal lives. Poppy’s physical space offers a modern productive coworking room, two child development rooms with an emphasis on gross and fine motor skills, event spaces, conference room, kitchen, cafe, mother’s lounge, and retail space featuring locally-sourced brands. Poppy’s digital space offers networking, support, and business mentorship opportunities. I’ve just visited this newest coworking Austin space and it’s very colorful and the separated rooms allow little noise disturbance. If you have little ones at home and it’s a struggle to get work done, I highly recommend checking out Grow at Poppy. Poppy has a huge playroom with a playset, princess dresses and more. Amenities: Wifi free cold brew coffee beer and wine conference room child supervision experience-based programming for both children and parents discounted program and event rentals for members Membership pricing: Membership options range from $29 for a day pass to $539/month for unlimited coworking and child supervision. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on event bookings. 12001 Burnet Rd suite f, growatpoppy.com
COWORKING SPACE ALL OVER AUSTIN: DESKPASS
DeskPass virtually the ClassPass of coworking. A membership to DeskPass enables you to visit 175 different coworking spots across the country, 16 of which are in Austin alone. DeskPass is a great option for people who travel a lot or are constantly on the go, given that you can post up at any one of the Austin area locations at any time.
You are a: freelancer and/or work in the creative space.
- Allows you to visit 175 boutique coworking spots in Chicago, LA, New York, San Francisco, Denver, and Austin. 16 in Austin alone.
- First month for half price
- Unused visits rollover
- Cancel anytime
Membership pricing: Mini is $49 per month, part-time is $99 per month, and full-time is $199 per month.
COWORKING SPACE AUSTIN IN DOWNTOWN AUSTIN: CAPITAL FACTORY
Capital Factory is unique in the sense that it is specifically geared towards entrepreneurs and startups. Their team is extremely dedicated to pushing their clients to the next level by connecting them to investors, employees, mentors, and customers. They host frequent networking and community events in an effort to help you grow your business.
You are a: start-up founder and/or work in tech.
- VR/AR Lab
- Unlimited coffee, tea, soda, and snacks
- Access to 150+ of Texas’ top tech mentors
- 24/7 Access
- Conference room
Membership pricing: Community Membership (no coworking access) is $50/month, Cowork 24/7 is $375/month, Dedicated Desk is $500-$600/month.
701 Brazos St, Austin, capitalfactory.com
COWORKING SPACE AUSTIN IN NORTH AUSTIN: LINK COWORKING
One of Austin’s original coworking spots, Link Coworking has shared space and private offices. Upscale environment, Google Fiber, plenty of parking, and walking distance to restaurants and coffee shops. Run by Liz Elam, one of coworking’s innovators. Clean, comfortable, caffeinated.
You are a: small business owner
- FREE parking
- Outdoor courtyard (with a koi pond!)
- Open plan coworking (large open space, big library tables)
- Meeting and conference rooms
- Private phone booths
- Walking distance from great restaurants
- Wireless printing
- Coffee and snacks provided all-day
Membership pricing: Link Coworking is $200-$450/month, Link Too is $400-$450/month, and Link Flex is $1200-$7200/month.
2700 West Anderson lane #205
OTHER COWORKING SPACES IN AUSTIN
- Meld Coworking
- Orange coworking
- Vessel coworking
- Createscape (Tillery St)
- Fibercove (s. lamar blvd)
- Soma Vida (e. cesar chavez)