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A guide to the best coworking spaces in Auckland, New Zealand

Choosing a great co-working space can make all the difference to your productivity and work/life balance. Here are the best coworking spaces in Auckland worth checking out.
By · April 16, 2024
A guide to the best coworking spaces in Auckland, New Zealand

Remote work is now more popular than ever. Whether you are a freelancer, work remotely from your job or run a small business, working from home does come with some limitations.

From loneliness to having to buy your own stationary supplies, a coworking space can be a more social and affordable way of doing business.

Here are some of the best co-working spaces in Auckland and what they have to offer.


GRID AKL

Locations:

  • Lysaght Building, 101 Pakenham St West, Wynyard Qtr
  • 12 Madden Street, Wynyard Qtr
  • GRID MNK, 2 Osterley Way, Manukau

Grid Auckland is a co-working office based in Auckland that aims to target freelancers, entrepreneurs, and start-ups in the technology and innovation space.

They have three locations, including a Manukau location dedicated to supporting innovators in South Auckland.

What they offer:

Each coworking facility has shared workstations, meeting rooms, event spaces for hire and an on-site cafe. The Madden Street location also has private studio suites. You’ll also enjoy regular events aimed at networking and connecting people in the tech and innovation space.

Other perks:

  • Pet friendly

Pricing:

Pricing is only available on application.


The Workshop

Locations:

  • 37D Crummer Road, Ponsonby
  • 1790 Great North Road, Avondale

Servicing freelancers and entrepreneurs in the Central West and Ponsonby areas of Auckland, The Workshop offers large coworking and shares spaces with boardrooms and bookable meeting rooms available for us.

You’ll also benefit from a dedicated management team that can help your business get the most out of your time there.

What they offer:

Each coworking location offers 60 dedicated desks, hotdesks and workstations across two floors of brightly lit offices. Avondale features 1 private office and 2 hybrid meeting rooms along with two breakout areas and one kitchen area while Ponsonby is slightly larger with three private offices and 3 hybrid work and meeting rooms.

Other perks:

  • Pet friendly
  • 24/7 access
  • Printing
  • Bike storage
  • Standing desks

Pricing:

Try their 5 days for $50 deal. A dedicated desk starts from $645/month or a flexi desk for $495


ThinkSpace

Locations:

  • 136 Customs Street West, Downtown
  • 20 Broadway, Papakura
  • 177 Parnell Road, Parnell
  • 30 Pollen Street, Ponsonby
  • 373 Dominion Road, Mount Eden
  • 306 Onehunga Mall, Onehunga
  • 48 Greys Avenue, Auckland CBD

With seven locations in Auckland, ThinkSpace has a coworking facility to suit almost anyone. These spaces blend privacy with community for the best results.

Whether you’re a small team or a solopreneur, you’ll find the co-working, meeting and wellness facilities that work for your work life.

What they offer:

Each facility is different and offers something unique. The downtown location includes an on-site gym and pool, which is ideal for busy professionals.

Other perks:

  • Pet friendly
  • 24/7 access
  • Printing
  • Showers
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Mail service
  • Standing desks

Pricing:

Each coworking space is priced differently. Memberships range from around $350-$600/month.


Icehouse

Locations:

  • 125 Saint Georges Bay Road, Parnell

Icehouse takes some of the stress out of setting up a new office. From rooms for training, meetings, interviews and boardrooms to breakout spaces, studios and pods of desks, there’s space for small and large businesses.

If you want a contemporary space with personality, Icehouse features many plants, natural light, brick walls and carefully chosen furniture.

What they offer:

As well as the usual office perks, Icehouse gives residents access to preferential rates with companies like Xero, Amazon, Stripe Hubspot and more. You’ll also gain access to specialists in lega, accounting, tech recruitment, business and mentoring.

Other perks:

  • Pet friendly
  • Friday Drinks
  • Unlimited Coffee

Pricing:

A fixed desk starts from $775/month while hot desks are available from $50/day or $540/month.


Generator

Locations:

  • Level 10/11 Britomart Place, CBD
  • 22-28 Customs Street East, CBD
  • 12 Madden Street, Wynyard Quarter
  • PwC Tower and HSBC Tower

With four locations around the city, Generator offers freelancers plenty of options. The hardest part is having to choose between the city views of Britomart or the playful quirkiness of Stanbeth & Excelsior House.

You can choose from a flexible desk set up, permanent desk options, private office suites or working from the humming member's lounges. Each site has different-sized meeting rooms, boardrooms and even balconies with waterfront views.

What they offer:

Across four locations, there’s a Generator site to suit every office or team. One of the perks of choosing Generator is their commitment to building community and providing residents with wellness options - from yoga and breathwork sessions onsite to Easter deliveries and Friday 5 pm drinks!

Other perks:

  • Friday Drinks
  • Wellness Initiatives
  • Waterfront Views (Britomart)

Pricing:

Hotdesks start from $270/month with a ‘resident’ or permanent desk from $1200/month


Textile Lofts

Locations:

  • Level 4, Textile Centre, 1 Kenwyn Street Parnell

Textile Lofts is a contemporary space that’s both beautiful, historical and functional. Architecturally designed, the space is thoughtful and refined.

Residents can access three private meeting rooms, a boardroom, private phone pods, or the larger shared workspace to work or take calls.

What they offer:

Situated in Parnell, this coworking space is for people who are looking for a boutique, private space to work from. While smaller than other coworking spaces, residents may enjoy the more exclusive nature of the space and working alongside a smaller group of people.

Other perks:

  • Members-only discount for event hire
  • Complementary food and drinks
  • Car park and bike storage
  • Secure mail handling
  • Shower facilities
  • Free printing and IT support

Pricing:

Memberships to the Lounge start from $199/month, with a dedicated desk from $699/month.


The Crate

Locations:

  • Atlas Place, Rosedale, Auckland

The Crate offers flexible office spaces on a month-by-month basis. The Crate offers residents everything they need from shared offices to private spaces, meeting rooms as well as networking and events.

Other perks:

  • Massage chairs
  • Regular events
  • Business Lounge

Pricing:

Prices are available on enquiry.


The Hangar

Locations:

  • 2/2 Boundary Road, Hobsonville Point

Located in Cataline Bay, this unique purpose-built coworking space features fixed and flexible desk options, meeting rooms and studio offices all held in a beautifully designed former Air Force hangar.

Enjoy working right on the waters edge, close to boutique shops, premium eateries and a seaside village environment.

What they offer:

Work on the mezzanine floor in a flexi-desk or rent your own permanent desk in the main hub. You can also book meeting rooms and rent larger studio spaces for small to large teams. Enjoy easy access to the north western and upper harbour motorways or take the ferry to the CBD from right next door.

Other perks:

Weekly morning teas

Weekly fruit baskets

Free off-street parking

Monthly or annual signups

Precinct discounts for local businesses

Pricing:

Memberships are available on request.


B:Hive

Locations:

  • 74 Taharoto Road, Takapuna

B:Hive is a stunning contemporary space that freelancers and creative entrepreneurs are sure to love working from. Situated on Smales Farm in Takapuna, you’ll be working amongst a diverse collection of businesses in the Smales Farm, which has architecturally designed buildings, including boutique food and beverage brands, that open from early to late. Public transport options and short- and long-term parking are nearby.

What they offer:

Whether you need a single office, a permanent desk or event space, B:Hive has you covered. The indoor space is beautifully designed and features indoor gardens, open planned floors that filter light in from above and bright spiral staircases that allow residents to view the space as they move throughout the building.

If feeling connected to nature while you work is important to you, you’ll want to check out this space.

Other perks:

  • Reception Services
  • Event Management
  • IT Support
  • On Site Parking
  • Access to Public Transport
  • On-site Gym
  • Friday Drinks

Pricing:

Memberships are available on request.

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