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What are the best digital nomad-friendly coworking spaces Wellington-wide? Which casual hot desks in the Wellington (Māori: Te Whanganui-a-Tara) area are #1? Here are the top free and paid coworking options in New Zealand’s (Māori: Aotearoa) capital for working travellers and entrepreneurs.
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 A Wellington Coworking Space?
As a digital nomad currently house-sitting in New Zealand, I run my business from ‘home’. Yet, working solo can be lonely and online networking isn’t the same as coffee with like-minded folks at a coworking space Wellington (or elsewhere).
You might feel extra motivation by being surrounded by others, the 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.
Wellington Coworking Spaces and Hot Desks
|Coworking Space||Casual (Hot Desk)||Membership||Hours||Location|
|Collective Community Hub||Y||Free*||9:30/10am – 3pm (M-F)||Johnsonville|
|Generator – Wellington Central|
Generator – Bowen Campus
|Rebel Coworking||Y||$30/d||9am-5pm (M-F)||Johnsonville|
|Two Todman Neighbours Place||Y||$20/d||12pm-4/5pm (W-F)|
There are a number of other coworking spaces in the Wellington area that offer monthly plans in addition to the ones listed above. If you’re interested in longer-term options, most of the coworking spaces offer reduced pricing for monthly hot desks, permanent desks and even private offices. You can save 25% or more with longer plans.
Unfortunately, BizDojo Wellington is permanently closed (2023). You can still find them in Auckland.
Digital Nomad Wellington
Digital Nomad Wellington has 9 spaces throughout the Wellington region (CBD, Pipitea and Te Aro). They do not advertise their casual prices, but their site says that they offer options from $190/month.
Coworking Spaces Wellington (Te Whanganui-a-Tara)
As you can see, digital nomads, entrepreneurs and remote workers have a range of casual and hot desk options in Wellington (Te Whanganui-a-Tara) to get away from the home office. From free community-based locations to upmarket CBD spaces, there is a coworking space for you no matter your budget or needs.
See you by the water cooler.
Looking for coworking options further afield? Check out my posts: “Best Digital Nomad Coworking Spaces & Hot Desks in New Zealand” or “Best Digital Nomad Coworking Spaces Auckland (CBD & Surrounds)“.
See my Mega-Guide to Australia for Digital Nomads.
See my Complete Guide to 50+ Digital Nomad Visas for Australians.
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Kate is a teacher, writer and CEOh of ohnomad.com and teachenglishonline.com.au. After travelling for years, she became a digital nomad/house sitter in 2019. Offline, she’s patting every dog at the park. Online: Twitter/LinkedIn.