Do you know there are now hundreds of coworking spaces for freelancers in India? Working from home is a great feeling. You get to be closer to your family, you get to decide your own schedule, and you have your own freedom. But staying at home all day can also get incredibly boring and it can eventually dampen your creativity.
While going to your nearest coffee shop may seem like a good idea, but food is expensive there and you will often find noisy teenagers in cafes trying to disrupt you.
So, why not go to an office-like environment where you can meet other remote workers like you, have a dedicated workspace, and get high speed internet?
Startups are recognizing the increase in the number of freelancers in India and setting up coworking spaces around the country. In just the last two years, there have been an exponential increase in the number of coworking spaces in the metros.
Apart from flexible desks, these coworking spaces in India also have fixed desks, cabins, and meeting rooms making it easy for you to meet with your clients in a more professional setting.
I have tried to list the top coworking spaces that are present in most big metro cities. Instead of just trying to distinguish them according to costs, I would suggest factoring in its proximity to your house and the facilities available.
With quirky and playful decor, Awfis has coworking spaces in Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, and Chandigarh.
You can get flexible seats, fixed seats, or a virtual office. The charges start at INR 400 per day (from 8am to 8pm). You can book one online or drop by their offices. With the coworking space, you get access to all the office services like printers, couriers, lounge, break room, food, projectors, mics, and much more.
Based in Mumbai, Workloft has coworking spaces in Lower Parel, Andheri, and Bhandup. You can get a day pass for Workloft for just INR 500 which gives you access to their office space from 9am to 7pm along with free tea and coffee. You can also get a monthly membership at just INR 3000. The co-working space gives you access to conference rooms, video game lounge, power backup, and printers.
Currently, 91springboard has coworking spaces in Delhi, Noida, Gurgaon, Bangalore, Mumbai, Hyderabad, and Goa. Their work spaces are vibrant and provide access to high speed internet, printers, cafe, game room, and conference.
The best part about 91springboard is that they are open 24/7 making it perfect for nocturnal freelancers. The day pass costs INR 599 and gives you access to the space for 8 hours. 91springboard also has special packages for people who only want to work through the weekend or late night.
If you are looking for a coworking space that can inspire you, then I recommend heading to Innov8. They have coworking spaces in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Noida, and Gurgaon. You can get a hot desk, a dedicated desk, a private office or a meeting desk.
The space is open 24/7 and you get access to internet, break room, a rooftop garden, refreshments, and mail handling. Their charges start at INR 5999 per month.
Hive has coworking spaces in Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, and they are soon opening one in Pune. Pricing and timing varies according to the city. So, getting a flexible desk in their Bangalore office would cost INR 7,500 per month, but the charges for the same in Chennai are INR 8,500.
Located in Sector 44 and 67 of Gurgaon, Plus Offices have beautiful coworking interiors with amenities like standing desks, beanbags, great wifi, lounge areas, skype room, and personal lockers. They are open Monday to Saturday from am to 7pm. Sunday is closed. They have monthly plans starting at INR 12,000 for flexi desk, but no daily plans to be found on their website