Shopping for a Coworking Space in Austin? Here Are 15 To Choose From
One way companies have successfully dodged Austin's increasing commercial real estate prices is by offering coworking spaces for their smaller teams and remote workers.
It's a cool concept that continues to grow in popularity as businesses seek out alternatives to renting out full offices.
Take a look through 15 of Austin's communal work spots, each offering a unique take on the coworking trend.
Top Austin Coworking Spaces to Know
- Link Coworking
- MELD Coworking
- Tech Ranch
- Impact Hub Austin
Location: Downtown, Nueces Street
Rates: $349/month for a seat; $595/month for a desk
Bonuses: Conference rooms, weekly mentors and workshops, free coffee and snacks
Location: Downtown, Brazos and San Jacinto streets
Rates: $25/day drop in; from $375/month
Bonuses: 28,000 square feet of eco-friendly space across two floors, outdoor deck, built-in connectivity, communications and collaboration tools
Location: North Austin, Anderson Lane
Rates: from $300/month
Bonuses: Directly behind Chipotle, 24-hour access, located between two green courtyards, plus special discounts to local partners
Location: East Austin, Levander Loop
Rates: from $450/month
Bonuses: Sleeping pods, on-site parking, meditation areas, daily food trucks, community garden
Location: West 30th St.
Rates: $25/day drop in, $200 10x punch card, from $250/month
Bonuses: Walking distance to The Drag, located in a 1920s house, part of a national network of coworks, sit-to-stand desks, fiber internet, free meeting room access, weekly events and meetups
Locations: University Park (near UT campus), downtown on Congress Ave., and newest location in North Austin at Domain
Rates: Seat starting from $300/month; desk starting from $400/month
Bonuses: Lounge areas, walking distance from great restaurants, and free coffee, fruit water, beer and tea at every location
Location: East Austin, Tillery Street
Rates: $25/day drop in; $160/month for a seat; $350/month for a desk
Bonuses: Studio and equipment rentals for photo and video, focus on design aesthetics, built with the creative professional in mind
Location: North Austin, Jollyville Road and Research Blvd.
Rates: up to $375/month
Bonuses: Coworking community includes links to 60 startups and entrepreneurs, plus free Fridays the second and fourth Friday of every month for first timers who'd like to check things out
Location: Trackside on E. 6th Street
Rates: $85/month; $7/day
Bonuses: Switch Cowork partnered with restauranteur Bridget Dunlap to open her sports bar and grill Trackside during the day as a coworking space. The space includes secure Wi-Fi, plenty of outlets, a variety of table spaces, outdoor patio, free coffee and snacks, and discounts toward the Trackside menu when the restaurant opens in the evening.
Location: South Austin, S. Lamar Blvd.
Rates: $500/month; $35/day; $150 five-day virtual punch card
Bonuses: Google Fiber, guests welcome within two-hour limit, variety of work spaces to complement different working styles, complimentary 27-inch monitors available for use
Location: Downtown, 5th Street
Rates: from $500/month for a desk
Bonuses: Private mother's space, local treats served at in-house cafe, located in one of Austin's brand new downtown office high rises
Location: South Austin, Monroe Street, and North Austin, North Lamar Blvd.
Rates: $250/month for a seat; $450/month for a desk
Bonuses: Impact Hub Austin joined the local tech scene in February 2016 to provide coworkers a global support community with access to 12,000 members across 45 countries for innovation and collaboration.
Location: Downtown, Brazos and 7th
Rates: from $350/month
Bonuses: Weekly events and access to mentors, two floors of coworking space, daily snacks and coffee
Location: Southwest Austin, Slaughter Lane
Rates: from $180/month
Bonuses: Free parking, walking distance to H-E-B, in-house personal assistant
Location: Northeast Austin, Mueller neighborhood
Rates: $375/monthly; $25/day drop in
Bonuses: Access to Mosaic at Mueller amenities including pools, gym, business center, movie room and more