Having lived and worked in Vietnam prior to my move to Bali I was very reluctant to shell out for a co-working space where living costs were already much higher in comparison. However, after having a taste of co-working life I was reluctant to go back to the ‘making your coffee last as long as possible’ days and receiving disapproving looks from staff.
There is definitely something to be said for being in an environment where you see other people working & striving towards the type of life that you want. Here are my top picks of co-working spaces and best cafes to work in, in during your stay in Ubud.
The views to the Monkey Forest are serene
Being centrally located near the monkey forest, you can take time out from your working day to visit Yoga Barn for a yoga or meditation break. Situated a short walk up the road there is also the best vegan all you can eat restaurant called Sawobali. At just 50k be warned it is very easy to get carried away and end up in a food coma.
Another reason to love Hubud is the serenity that comes from your office overlooking a jungle packed full of wildlife! The views to the Monkey Forest are serene and the roaming monkeys overhead add to the authenticity of being out in nature.
Looking beyond the setting, Hubud do a great job when it comes to events, with a rich calendar full of activities, talks and networking opportunities and as an added bonus your Hubud membership can also be used in Dojo (Canggu) if you fancy some beach time.
Set in a beautiful location Outpost benefits from it’s proximity to the Ubud Yoga Centre which offers brilliant classes, food and a lovely cafe with incredible views to work from when you fancy a change of setting. The only disadvantage is that it is slightly out of town with fewer eating options close by.
This is a co-working space, pool & gym rolled into one! There isn’t quite the same working environment as you would find in Hubud or Outpost but there is a good internet connection & plenty of plugs. It’s all outdoors so there is no AC option and the food and drink prices are definitely on the western side. However, this is a great 3 in 1 option; again just slightly out of town.
Full Circle, a concept by Expat. Roasters
Positives: Good internet connection, the possibility of a makeshift stand up desk & all the AC you could possibly want.
Negatives: the prices and lack of healthy food options.
Positives: Good internet & healthy food to order all day long.
Negatives: limited plugs & no AC
Positives: Insanely delicious food, average amount of plugs.
Negatives: tends to be very busy and no AC