Does dedicated desk space, networking events, mentorship, and free coffee grab your interest? These are just some of the perks on offer at coworking spaces around Boston. If you work freelance, as a start-up, or as a student, coworking spaces can combat the cabin fever of working from home. The social setting they provide is ideal for networking with like-minds and finding opportunities via word of mouth. Typically, coworking spaces are packed with productive people. As a consequence, being around other productive workers can be a catalyst for becoming more productive! Sold on the idea? Already a seasoned coworker looking for a new space? Either way, check out our selection of the best coworking spaces in Boston.
Oficio’s USP’s include chilled background music and free coffee. Not to mention cool interiors featuring rotating local artwork. Location-wise, the coworking space is conveniently located a stone’s throw from the Arlington T station. Aside from that, they provide sectioned-off areas for brainstorming. Plus a dedicated Skype room if you’re looking for a quieter spot. Alternatively, if you’re looking to get the creative juices there is a Design workshop on site.
NGIN Workplace is centrally located in the tech hub of Kendall Square. They offer a relaxing workspace with an entrepreneurial spirit as well as a free shuttle to MIT/Kendall station. The brightly lit spaces have with 24/7 access, unlimited printing, and an onsite bistro cafe. Along with a variety of seating options from standing desks to bean bags. Whatever your seating preference, it’s a great place to think or unwind with a free beer.
WeWork is an affordable place to work in the heart of the city. Their beautifully designed space features open-plan lounge areas to work in. Spanning the full block between Arlington and Berkeley Streets, coworkers can hot desk or book a dedicated desk. Along with onsite support, the fridges are always stocked with healthy snacks and micro-roasted coffee to keep coworkers on the ball.
The open layout and tools for getting work done provided at the C3 space allow coworkers to show up and start working straight away. Bonus amenities onsite include sound and video recording equipment and dual/single monitors. Plus the perk of overnight storage space. All you need is your laptop to get started. As C3 is part of the CIC network, members can access amenities at partner locations including Philadelphia and Rotterdam.
5. G-Tek labs
The design and build vibe are strong at G-Tek labs. It’s a coworking space that operates as a full-service innovation center in South Boston. From artificial intelligence to smart technology, there are plenty of prototyping resources provided to build a dream project. Besides that, you can work short-term or long-term. And the industrial lab space can be booked on demand for a flexible duration.
6. Geek Offices
Geek Offices is a no-frills coworking space that helps startups grow and supports freelance professionals. It’s known as Cambridge’s most flexible and affordable space to co-work. Here, the core office essentials from whiteboards to printers are aplenty. You can even take a shower. Or head out with a client to enjoy one of the many restaurants and bars in Central Square.
Cove is a coworking space in Back Bay that offers a hybrid coffee shop and office space in one. Conveniently, the coffee is complimentary, along with added extras like mail service and lockers. Whether you’re a 9-to-5er, night owl, or weekend warrior, there are flexible memberships for all. Handily, membership is app-enabled. This connects co-workers and tracks real-time desk space availability. Out of office, you can take advantage of partner discounts at neighborhood hot spots. These include yoga studios and local business services.
8. Idea Space
Idea Space is a trendy coworking space in downtown Boston with sweeping views of the Back Bay. The stylish space comes fully furnished with private offices and meeting rooms. If you become a member, you can take advantage of discounts that can make running a business (and living your life) a little bit easier. The perks with their partners include Uber, Zipcar, Amazon Web services, and more.
9. The Food Loft
An industry-specific place to work, The Food Loft aims to support and develop the food innovation scene in Boston. This supportive community is a perfect place for foodie businesses to grow with access to Boston’s top industry experts. On top of that they mentorship programs and early-stage investment opportunities. If you’re looking to benefit from these bonuses, their month-to-month membership offers a flexible workspace. Are you traveling for work and looking for a temporary workplace? An alternative to a coworking space can be a stay in a serviced short-term apartment. Blueground’s month-to-month rentals in Boston come fully furnished and connected so you can show up and start working from home.
10. Impact Hub
Boston’s best startups operate here. They benefit from an idea-sharing environment and a vibrant calendar of events onsite. At the exclusive networking evenings for members, entrepreneurs can rub shoulders with social impact movers and shakers. Also, the dynamic space Impact Hub occupies in downtown Boston comes with 24/7 access, kitchen space, and conference rooms.