With housing prices skyrocketing in so many cities, it’s no wonder people are starting to rethink the way they live. Co-living spaces are a growing trend among entrepreneurs, digital nomads and travellers because they offer affordable accommodation with access to great facilities and plenty of communal areas where you can connect with like-minded people. Added draws include fully furnished rooms, flexible contracts and all-in-one monthly payments. If you’re thinking about relocating and want to live, work and play in unique community setting, these are some of the best co-living spaces in Asia.
It’s good vibes only at AngkorHUB, an inspiring co-living and co-working space in the heart of Siem Reap, Cambodia. The space was designed with working professionals in mind, so you have everything you need to be productive from the moment you arrive. The all-inclusive package includes airport pick-up, a comfy private or shared room, SIM card, bicycle, 24/7 co-working facilities, laundry, access to the Skype room, homey breakfasts, family-style lunches and all the coffee you can drink.
AngkorHUB. 896 Angkor Night Market Street, Siem Reap Town, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia 17252. p. +855 887 068 879
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Located on Embassy Row in Kuala Lumpur, Co-Coon is a hybrid accommodation concept where residents share common areas and resources, but also have private rooms for personal space. Monthly contracts include the room rental, utilities, Wi-Fi and access to the communal spaces, work areas and community events. Choose from single or double occupancy rooms with either an ensuite or shared bathroom. Another major draw is the Sky Deck with a yoga and meditation space, BBQ pit and outdoor lounge area overlooking the city.
Co-Coon, Damai Residence, No. 1 Lorong Damai, 13 Kiri, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 55000. p. +603 2283 3993
Cohost takes co-living to the next level with beautiful designer apartments that feature modern furnishings and fittings, spacious bathrooms, kitchenettes and French balconies that overlook the West Bund. On site you’ll also find plenty of shared common areas like fully equipped kitchens, lounges, a bar, movie room, modern gym, swimming pool and tennis court. Your monthly bill covers everything from utilities to weekly cleaning, 24/7 laundry, Wi-Fi, a fitness membership and access to fun activities and events.
Cohost. 218 Baise Road, Xuhui Shanghai 200231. p. +21 400 881 8826
Founded in Singapore in 2016, Hmlet offers dynamic accommodation options in Joo Chiat, Newton and Tanjong Pagar. If it’s privacy you’re after, go for one of the master bedrooms with an ensuite bathroom. If you’re not fussed about sharing a bathroom, the regular and pocket bedrooms are very reasonably priced. Extras include weekly cleaning, high-speed Wi-Fi and on-site community managers. The monthly memberships are super flexible, so you can move to a different room, neighbourhood or even country if you feel the urge.
Hmlet. Locations in Singapore, Hong Kong and Sydney with plans to open in Melbourne and Brisbane
Ever dreamed of living and working on a gorgeous tropical island? KoHub is a co-working and co-living outfit located on Koh Lanta in Thailand. The co-working space is just steps from the beach and the apartments are just a 15-minute walk away. The all-inclusive packages include accommodation in a one, two, or four-bedroom apartment, plus access to the co-working space and two Thai meals a day. KoHub also boasts an organic garden, a ‘zen zone’ for chilling out, massage services and communal lunches where you can meet other members.
KoHub. 633 Moo 3 Pra Ae, Tambon Sala Dan, Amphoe Ko Lanta, Chang Wat Krabi 81150, Thailand. p. +66 94 986 4165
Brought to us by The Ascott of CapitaLand, lyf is a new co-living concept that aims to bring together global communities of thought leaders in key locations around Asia. The first locale will be lyf Funan in Singapore, which is slated to open later this year. By 2020, they plan to have co-living spaces in China, Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines as well. Each property will have fully furnished rooms with private bathrooms and high-speed Wi-Fi, plus community social spaces, open kitchens and fun events on offer.
lyf. Locations in Singapore (2019 & 2020), China, Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines (2020)
M3, Hong Kong
Hong Kong is one of the most expensive cities on the planet, so it’s no surprise that co-living spaces are all the rage right now. M3 was one of the first to offer this alternative style of living, and they now have three properties in bustling Kowloon, plus a selection of serviced apartments in the Mid-Levels. Spaces in Kowloon range from dorm rooms to queen rooms and each property gives you access to a communal kitchen and common areas where you can chill out and meet other young professionals from Hong Kong and abroad.
M3. various locations in Hong Kong
Roam, Tokyo & Bali
Roam offers co-living communities in locations around the world that blur the lines between work, travel and adventure. In Asia you can experience two very different dynamic living arrangements in Tokyo and Ubud, Bali. The Tokyo locale is in the heart of the city and offers zen-like rooms with balconies and plenty of communal spaces to eat, work and hang out. The Ubud locale features rooms encircling a pool, a tropical rooftop cafe and a yoga studio across the road. No matter which location you opt for, you’ll have access to blazing fast internet and plenty of chances to connect with other cool peeps.
Roam. Locations in Tokyo, Bali, Miami, San Francisco and London