Prague coworking spaces
Whether you are an independent professional or you often work remotely, finding a suitable place to sit and concentrate is not always easy.
Working from home certainly has its own benefits, but it is doesn’t suit everyone. Maintaining focus and not getting distracted by life admin can prove difficult. In addition, spending too much time at home can start to make you feel isolated and cooped up, and soon you can be looking for any excuse to escape. But if not at home then where can you concentrate and work quietly?
Coworking is a modern way of sharing a workspace, and providing a ‘hub’ for today’s professionals. People (freelancers, independent professionals, start-up entrepreneurs, etc.) share a communal work space, either with their own desk, a seat at a large communal table, or multiple other arrangements. Working in a coworking space can provide a number of benefits, including: giving you a place to focus on work, the ability to network with similar professionals, meet new friends and promote your business, to name a few. All of this in a relaxed, inclusive environment.
Coworking centres have existed since the late 80s, but have recently grown in popularity. The co-work space market in Czech Republic has mushroomed over the last decade, with the biggest concentration naturally being in Prague and Brno. A number of different concepts and solutions exist, but how does it work? Come and try it for yourself and see what suits you. If coworking is your thing, different ventures offer the option of both monthly (quarterly and annual) prepaid membership as well as daily payment on the spot. So, what co-work spaces are available in your local area?
This beautiful inspiring space, hidden in Prague Old Town, will impress any professional. You can go to the terrace and enjoy a good coffee in your free time, quiet nooks can be used for business meetings or inviting guests, plus there’s the added convenience of an onsite Care Manager. Sněmovní 7 also offers Yoga classes for members, as well as other physical activities that will help make the most of your day, and keep you focused. A free one day trial is available.
The open-space in Sněmovní 7 accommodates 70 people, the attic can accommodate 15 people, the clubhouse provides space for 40 and the barrier-free hall holds up to 110.
Paper Hub offers a stylish coworking space furnished with their own designer furniture set against the backdrop of the MakersLab 3D printing workshop. The well known Bitcoin Coffee cafe is also on-site, along with a rich offering of accompanying events, giving you both an educational and relaxing environment. Membership ranges from CZK 500 to CZK 3,500 per month, depending on the amount of time you wish to spend in the Paper Hub. Membership fees include various benefits. Note that only bitcoins are excepted here (if you don’t have experience with cryptocurrencies they’ll happily help you learn). If you are looking for a unique atmosphere, arrange a day at the Paper Hub and you won’t regret it. 500 CZK / 8 hours.
Are you looking for a premium coworking space in creative surroundings? Located in the Art Nouveau Stenc House (Štencův dům), Opero offers an upscale space with a mix of private and shared offices, meeting rooms and cafe, all furnished to a high level. High-speed internet, printing & copying, administration and assistant services are all available. A range of membership packages exist; from renting an entire office with a company registered address, to renting a desk or just accessing communal areas. Your own dedicated desk with unlimited access will cost you 7500 CZK per month.
Impact Hub Praha
Impact Hub Praha is part of a global network of coworking spaces, with a community of over 17,000 members, and one of three in the Czech Republic (Prague, Brno and Ostrava). They offer a whole host of coworking solutions as well as providing mentorship and start-up incubation. Impact Hub’s business incubator consists of acceleration programs designed to support innovative projects and develop promising ideas – a number of different programs are available. A number of spaces are available to rent for meetings, events and presentations, with differing capacities and amenities. Varying levels of membership are available and a trial day pass can be purchased for 390 CZK, or obtained for free from certain Impact Hub events.
IN-SPIRO, located in Holešovice (Prague 7), provides a coworking space for freelancers, entrepreneurs and start-ups. Its doors are open to anyone wanting to “share inspiration” with others on the same wavelength. This more compact space offers a community vibe with desks, relaxed seating, a meeting room and cafe. Workshops are organised by community members, with access to a personal coach also available. Different levels of membership are available, including daily, monthly and annual commitments. You can try IN-SPIRO free for a day to see if it is the right fit for you.
Pracovna offers a well-thought-out coworking space with a simple yet attractive design – no boring office environment here. As well as the main shared workspace, you will find a meeting room, multifunctional event/workspace and a cafe. The cafe is ideal for an informal meeting, where you can enjoy the famous beer from Polička, home-made lemonade or a hot meal. The coworking space is charged at 25 CZK per hour or 100 CZK per day. Meeting room rental costs vary, as does rental of the whole space for corporate events and the like.
Smíchov’s coworking factory; Node5, established in 2012, is a haven for independent professionals and freelancers, as well as small teams and emerging companies. With a focus on tech startups and a partnership with startup accelerator StartupYard, Node5 is a go-to hacker space. However, despite its tech roots, Node5 caters for coworkers of all types, with a number of membership options; from dedicated offices for small teams, to fixed desks for individuals. Several spaces are available to rent for meetings, conferences and presentations. For those with ever-changing work schedules the option of a one-off daily fee of 200 CZK (ex. VAT) is available, which can also be bought in batches for a discount. A free trial day can be arranged also.
Author: Míša Benešovská
I’m a freelance journalist and copywriter, mainly covering IT industry. I’ve been fascinated by it for nearly a quarter of a century (or since I dismantled my first computer). I worked for Seznam.cz, Unicorn Systems or Mafra publisher. In my spare time, I love game consoles and keep perfecting a recipe for the best pumpkin risotto in the world.
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