Tired of dull office rooms? Asking why a white-collar job does not inspire anymore? Join a coworking space — a true magnet for freelancers, students, and original minds! The idea of people working in a shared environment with all the necessary equipment, office furniture and technology, and a lounge zone is becoming quite trendy in urbanistic areas around the world, Ukraine in particular.
Here’s a shortlist of Kyiv’s 10 most frequented coworking hubs where you can work with pleasure.
1. Chasu Vahon
12, Oleksandra Myshuhy Street
Open: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Chasu Vahon coworking space has got everything you need for a productive working day and comfortable pastime. Located in the Pozniaky district of Kyiv, it is in a class of its own, offering up to 50 working places for companies and individuals. This coworking hub provides its visitors with laptops, high-speed Wi-Fi, and mouth-watering snacks.
Chasu Vahon is cheap to rent for business meetings and negotiations. A working day at this community will cost you 150 UAH. Included are drinks and lounge facilities.
3, Lva Tolstoho Street
Open: Monday-Thursday, 8 am – 11.30 pm; Friday-Sunday, 8 am – 3 am.
Chasopys coworking space has a slogan which says “Less meeting – more doing”. This may be the reason why the location is popular among managers, IT specialists, and entrepreneurs. Chasopys is all about collecting the right people in the right place.
Visitors and residents will enjoy safety, quietness and comfort, high-quality Internet connection, excellent office infrastructure, and a platform for professional contacts and business development. A monthly cost of the fixed individual workspace is 3,600 UAH, and a daily payment is 179 UAH.
3. Shchastia HUB
14А, Pankivska Street
Open: Monday-Sunday, 9 am – 10 pm
Shchastia HUB offers a well-lit spacious area for individuals and small groups where one can discuss business affairs or work at a laptop. The coworking space enjoys popularity due to two larger halls admitting 50 and 110 people each and equipped with a widescreen, a projector, an acoustic system, a large stage and a separate Internet line for broadcasting online events.
Shchastia HUB is an ideal location for seminars, trainings, and presentations! To stay here for an hour you need to pay 50 UAH, and a day will cost 190 UAH.
13, Pymonenka Street
Belonging to an acknowledged international network of comfortable coworking spaces, Tceh in Pymonenka Street in Kyiv is an excellent place to work, communicate, and relax. It also hosts regular cultural events, lectures, trainings, and masterclasses. Entrepreneurs and beginning business people will appreciate Tceh for its peaceful atmosphere, safety, stylish design, soundproof rooms, and vast business opportunities.
Unlimited 24/7 access to the open panoramic space in Tceh is available at 3,499 UAH per month, and a private office for three people can be rented for 16,000 UAH per month.
120, Saksahanskoho Street
Open: Monday-Friday, 10 am – 10 pm; Saturday-Sunday, 11 am – 11 pm.
BiblioTech is one of those unusual cafes where the interior boosts your creativity and inspiration. Coworking here means spending your time with pleasure while making the most of it. For work, you can use Wi-Fi, office equipment and stationery, delicious snacks, and tea. For fun and recess, there is an Xbox, ping pong, table football and about 2,000 other games.
Coworking in BiblioTech costs 185 UAH per day, while the monthly payment is 2,000 hryvnias.
6. Toloka Coworking
2, Raissy Okipnoi Street
Open: Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. – 11 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Toloka is an impressive free territory for generating ideas and developing business plans. Here one can enjoy open space and office facilities in a modern well-designed hall with huge panoramic windows, occupy a separate room for negotiations, work with a laptop at an individual table or just read a book on a comfortable couch and sip coffee or tea.
Visiting this coworking space costs 40 UAH per hour or 130 UAH per day, the first trial day being offered free of charge.
7. Coworking Platforma
1A, Bilomorska Street
Platforma is an office that works differently, as its website says. The venue creates all the conditions for work, rest, and communication and is open 24/7. This coworking space is located in the city center and suits all possible tastes. Opportunities for business are virtually unlimited: 10 rooms for negotiation, a lecture hall for 70 people, Skype rooms, lounge zones, kitchen and shower facilities, and a bar.
Monthly costs range from 50 USD for a single workplace in a lounge zone to 1,200 USD for a team of up to 15 people in the big office.
4/6, Suvorova Street
Open: 9 am – 7 pm
MediaHub was created by popular Ukrainian media organizations, namely Ukrainska Pravda, Hromadske.ua, and NGO Centre UA. Located in Pechersk District, it draws the attention of creative people, journalists, artists, freelancers, voluntary organizations, and public figures seeking some free space and the exchange of ideas. Presentations, trainings, discussions, exhibitions, and premieres are an incomplete list of the events to be arranged in the stylish halls of MediaHub. On top of that, the coffee and sandwiches served here are said to be delicious!
9. Neroboche Mistse
132, Holosiivsky Avenue
Open: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Neroboche Mistse is a creative coworking, conference, and art space that offers maximum comfort for work and communication. Acquiring knowledge, arranging public events, or having a rest in the circle of close friends are equally interesting and involving here. The minimalist design of Neroboche Mistse and the special loft-style atmosphere help you focus on your professional goals. The coworking space offers negotiation rooms, a conference hall, office rooms for small groups and companies, non-alcoholic beverages, and snacks. The lounge zone costs 40 UAH per hour, and a seat in an office room is available at 55 UAH per hour.
10. RockFellow 210
10/2, Mykhailivsky Lane
Open: Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m. – 1 a.m.; Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m. – 5 a.m.
RockFellow210 positions itself as a coworking space, but it may seem to a visitor that the venue is more about recreation and entertainment. RF210 boasts a wonderful terrace and six comfy halls for small and large companies. It is a lovely place for an informal meeting with partners or relaxing with colleagues after a busy week. Here one will find both secluded tables for negotiations and an overcrowded TRAVA area with live music and hookahs. Entertainment options include cinema, a snack-bar, karaoke, computer and table games, live TV broadcasts, etc. Renting a hall in RF210 for an hour costs from 175 UAH to 425 UAH, but the experience you get here is far more valuable!
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