Best coworking spaces for freelancers, startups and other independent professionals.
As great and cosy life can be working from home, sometimes you just need more structure and the company of like-minded people.
Are you a work-at-home professional who’s sick and tired of your home office? Perhaps you don’t feel as productive as you ought to be, distracted by household chores, your roommates, or the Internet? The isolation and loneliness can at times feel insurmountable. The solution is either the occasional cosy cafe or library (click here for more about great cafes for freelancing in Zagreb) or coworking. (Or getting a 9-to-5 job at the office).
Coworking offers structure and community along with the independence of freelancing. It’s a good way of dealing with the nagging distractions and inevitable isolation that comes with working from home. It’s also great for networking – you never who you might meet and end up collaborating with or what kind of new business ideas you may come across. Coworking spaces are a great alternative for many independent freelancers and an affordable option even for small start-up companies. There are many coworking spaces popping up around the city. In addition to fully equipped and modern office space, the coworking places offer various services, from education workshops, consultations, legal aid, accounting services and networking events. These office spaces can be rent on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. Here are some of the coolest coworking spaces in Zagreb:
HUB385 is home to developers, creators, innovators and entrepreneurs with aim of promoting innovation, collaboration and knowledge sharing. As one of the largest coworking spaces in Croatia, HUB385 provides a fully-furnished coworking space, including conference rooms, rooms for relaxation, kitchen, hardware lab, fitness room, mini cinema, event zone etc. The place also organizes conferences, workshops, meetups, and hackathons. You can rent out a desk for 150 HRK a day or 1250 HRK for a whole month. Visit their official website for more info on private office spaces and dedicated desks.
Described as a place where ideas, knowledge and space are shared freely, BIZkoshnica is a great place for working alongside other like-minded people. Located in the very centre of the city, on British Square, space is designed as a great platform for freelancers, creative entrepreneurs, growing startups and small businesses where they can develop their business ventures and projects and meet their future partners, clients and/or customers. The space is equipped with 3 open space zones with 35 working spots, meeting room, kitchen, lounge and event zone. You can rent out a desk for from 35 HRK to 110 HRK for a day. Monthly packages vary from 850 HRK to 1350 HRK (and only 350 HRK for yearly members. For more info visit their official website here.
Photo: Impact Hub Zagreb Facebook
The Croatian branch of Impact hub has everything a professional freelancer or developing business might need – from collaboration, community and inspiration to comfy working area, educational workshops and free coffee! It is located in city centre, at Vlaška 70E street. The cost of renting a desk varies from 75 HRK for a day to 1150 HRK to 1300 HRK (fixed desk) for a month. For more info, click here.
4. Regus Savska
Photo: Regus Croatia Facebook
Located at 32 Savska street (Hoto toranj), Regus Savska is part of Regus global network of coworking places which aims to provide the best possible working conditions for all creative individuals, companies and organizations. The place is equipped with everything you need to jump start your business idea, including a room to socialize and rest and kitchen area. You can rent out a desk for an hour (23 HRK), day (90 HRK) or a whole month (350 HRK). Check out their website for more details.
Photo: Tehnološki park Zagreb – TPZ
Another great coworking space that offers flexible workspace conditions is Technology Park, located at Velesajam (Avenija Dubrovnik 15, Pavillion 12). This coworking space enables individuals and businesses to work where they want, when they want and how they want. Equipped with comfy chairs, spacious desks and fast WIFI, space also offers a myriad of useful services, including consultations, education, and legal aid. Renting desk ranges from 50 HRK for a day to 600 HRK for a month. Click here for more information.
For more about coworking in Croatia (other cities), click here.