Best Digital Nomad Coworking Spaces Auckland (CBD & Surrounds)

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What are the best digital nomad coworking spaces Auckland-wide? Which casual hot desks in the Auckland (Tāmaki Makaurau) CBD and surrounds are #1? Here are the top free and paid coworking options in New Zealand (Aotearoa)’s largest city – for working travellers, remote workers and entrepreneurs.

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What Is A Coworking Space?

A coworking space is a shared ‘office’ where you can work on a temporary (or long-term) basis, with various services such as internet, kitchen facilities and meeting rooms. You can also network with others, collaborate on projects and maybe even meet your future business partner.

Why Use An Auckland Coworking Space?

As a digital nomad currently house-sitting in New Zealand (Māori: Aotearoa), I run my business from the houses I look after. Yet, working alone can be lonely at times and online networking isn’t the same as meeting with like-minded folks over a coffee at a stylish coworking space.

You might feel extra motivation by being surrounded by others with a similar attitude, greater discipline of set working hours, and a professional background in which to conduct business. There are even dog-friendly co-working spaces so that dog lovers can add pats and belly rubs to their morning caffeine routine.

Here is everything you need to know to choose the perfect Auckland (Māori: Tāmaki Makaurau) for you.

Coworking Spaces Auckland CBD

Coworking SpaceCasual (HD)Membership (NZD)HoursLocation
AlbertsY$49/d, $349/8dm,
$399/12dm, $599/20dm
8am-6pm (M-F)CBD
Generator @ Grid AKL / 12 Madden St
Generator / Britomart Place
Generator / Stanbeth + Excelsior House
M/MFrom $249/m (1d/wk)8:30am-5:30pm (M-F)
8am-6pm (M-F)
8:30am-6pm (M-F)
Spaces – Commercial Bay TowerM/M$159/m (5d/m), $265/m (10d/m),
$415/m (Unlimited)
Thinkspace – Greys AvenueM/M$600/m24/7CBD
M/M: Monthly membership available; /m – per month; /dm – days per month, HD – hot desk (casual desk).

Hot Desk Auckland CBD

A hot desk is a desk in a shared coworking space that you can hire on a short-term basis, often daily (sometimes known as “day passes”), or on a weekly basis.

Currently, the only Auckland CBD coworking space offering ‘hot’ desks is Alberts @ $39/day (drop-in/casual rates), although there are a number of spaces in the surrounding suburbs that offer hot desk options (see below).

I was unable to locate any options to pay for Auckland coworking spaces per hour, only per day.

Spaces Auckland

Spaces/SpaceWorks, with over 475 locations around the globe, offers a “…thriving community of professionals and get to work in offices, coworking spaces and meeting rooms…” If you are looking for a monthly subscription, these start from $159/m (Commercial Bay Tower, Auckland CBD) but they, unfortunately, do not offer casual “hot desks” at this time. An option for digital nomads who will be in Auckland for the longer term.

Generator Auckland

Another option for digital nomads in Auckland longer term, Generator offers monthly memberships starting at $249/m at their three CBD locations: Grid AKL / 12 Madden St, Britomart Place and Stanbeth + Excelsior House.

Coworking Spaces offer open spaces for collaboration. Photo by S O C I A L . C U T on Unsplash

Coworking Spaces Auckland CBD Surrounds

Coworking SpaceCasual (HD)Membership (NZD)HoursLocation
The Balance ProjectY$7/hr9am-5pm (M-F)St Heliers
BizDojo – Cider BuildingM/MFrom $569/m24/7Ponsonby
BlockWorksY$35/d, $110/w, $420/m9am-5pm (M-F)Penrose
Colony – Space To WorkY$39/d, $312/m (10d/m), $595/m (Unlimited),
$395/m (Start-ups)
IcehouseY$40/d, $160/wk, $499/m8:30am-5pm (M-F)Parnell
The VillageY$39/d, $199/m (40h/m), $299/m (60h/m),
$399/m (Unlimited)+ GST
9:30am-5pm (M-F)Herne Bay
Share SpaceM/M$150 (25h/m) – $650/m (Unlimited)8am-5pm (M-F)New Lynn
Sinclair HouseM/M$160-$600/m24/7Eden Terrace
Studio TwentySixWk$150/wk9am-5pm (M-F)Grey Lynn
Textile LoftsM/M$199/m (1d/wk), $299-$699/m24/7Parnell
The Workshop – Ponsonby
The Workshop – Avondale
Y$39.50/d + GST, $276-$308/m (10d/m),
$595/m (Unlimited), $395/m (Start-ups)
Thinkspace – Dominion Road
Thinkspace – Onehunga
Thinkspace – Parnell
Thinkspace – Ponsonby
M/M$600/m8am-7pm (M-F)
8am-6pm (M-F)
6:30am-8pm (M-F)
8am-6pm (M-F)
8am-6pm (M-F)
St Johns
Mt Eden
Woodfarm SpaceWk$68.75 + GST / week (5d/wk)8:30am-5:30pmGrafton
M/M: Monthly memberships available; /m – per month; /dm – days per month, HD – hot desk (casual desk).

Hot Desks Auckland CBD Surrounds

There are a number of hot desk options around the CBD, including Colony (Avondale), The Village (Herne Bay), Qb Studios (Herne Bay, Newmarket, Parnell, Ponsonby) and The Workshop (Ponsonby and Avondale).

BizDojo Auckland

The much-hyped BizDojo Cider Building offers monthly memberships from $569/m if a trendy Ponsonby location and 24/7 access are high on your priority list while nomadding in Auckland.

Coworking Waiheke Island

If you are a digital nomad on Waiheke Island, consider Waiheke Connect. $20/d-$300/m – 9am-5pm (M-F).

Coworking Spaces Auckland North

Coworking SpaceCasual (Hot Desk)MembershipHoursLocation
CoastLabY$49/d, $449-$779/m9am-7pm (M-F)Orewa
FLAX CoworkingY$35/d, $80/wk, 24/5 (M-F)Albany
Level One HQY$50/d, $160-$600/mN/ADevonport
The EnterpriseWk$150/wkN/ABirkenhead
hr = hour, hd = Half day, d = day, wk = week

Coworking Spaces Auckland South

Coworking SpaceCasual (Hot Desk)MembershipHoursLocation
Cloud 39Y$27/d, $159/wk, $630/m8am-6pm (M-F)Flat Bush
Loom Shared SpaceM/M$65-$550/m8:30am-5pm (M-F)Pukekohe
hr = hour, hd = Half day, d = day, wk = week, m = month, M/M = monthly membership

Is There a Free Coworking Space in Auckland?

Unfortunately, there are no free coworking spaces in Auckland (Tāmaki Makaurau) at this time.

Best Coworking Space in Auckland?

As you’ve seen, there are a lot of coworking options in the Auckland CBD and surrounding suburbs, so the best coworking space will depend on your individual needs. There are many spaces with flexible hot desk options for those in the city for only a few days, or those staying longer can save money on monthly memberships (or longer). Whatever you need to get done as a digital nomad in Auckland, there is a coworking space for you.

See you at the water cooler.

Travelling further afield in New Zealand? See my post “Best Digital Nomad Coworking Spaces & Hot Desks in New Zealand“. For a complete guide to Wellington’s coworking spaces, please read my post “Best Digital Nomad Coworking Spaces Wellington CBD & Surrounds“.

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