As with any Southeast Asian destination at this point in human history, coworking spaces in Cebu City are starting to boom. Finding a good coworking space in Cebu is not hard and there are sure to be more sprouting up over the next few years as the digital nomad trend continues and grows in numbers. Since we’ve now launched a Mad Monkey location in Cebu City, check out our coworking suggestions for our guests, prospective guests, or anyone traveling in Cebu City! In alphabetical order, here is our list of quality coworking spaces in Cebu City, Philippines.
As advertised by their own website, ASPACE Cebu is “coworking central, leading in coworking workspace for small teams, creative professionals, and startups.” Their space offers meeting rooms, lounge areas, and space big enough for groups of up to 20 people. Needless to say, there’s no shortage of space. Located at the Cebu City IT Park, getting to ASPACE is simple as it’s so central. They boast about super fast internet, a bar and pantry, parking, lounge space and “cozy corners”. Best for freelancers and small teams, you can find ASPACE at the location below.
Location: Crossroads Cebu, Gov. Cuenco Ave., Kasambagan, Cebu City 6000, Philippines — VIEW MAP
Contact: (+63 2) 542 7842 | Website
Hours: Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (closed Saturday and Sunday)
The Company Cebu
Offering an artsy vibe while you work, The Company has a few different options for whatever fits you best. For as low as $7.50USD per day and $125USD per month, you join in the shared space work environment. If you’re looking for a dedicated space that you’ll be able to access 24/7, it only costs about $150USD per month. As expected, The Company has super fast wifi but it also allows for free parking, unlimited coffee, water, and tea, meeting rooms, and printer services.
Location: Ground Floor, Building 4, JDN Square, P.Remedio Street, Mandaue City, 6014, Philippines — VIEW MAP
Contact: (02) 384 2040 | Website
Hours: Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., access to dedicated space 24/7
Headquarters Cebu (Coworking Cafe)
Headquarters Cebu has a bit of a different vibe. As more of a study and chill or work and chill sort of area, HQ isn’t as professional of a feel and that’s exactly what it’s going for. A big differentiator for Headquarters Cebu is the fact that it’s open late — really late. Most coworking spaces close up shop around 7 or 8 p.m. while Headquarters Cebu is open till 4 a.m. every day of the week. Got a last minute paper or project to finish? Working a long night for a business proposal? Headquarters Cebu is the place to go. If this is something that’s really important to you, be sure to check out The Workplace Cafe Cebu mentioned below! They’re open late too! As they state on their Facebook page, Headquarters Cebu was a concept for an MBA thesis that was eventually turned into reality.
Location: 3rd Floor CAIAA Building Vibo Place, Escario St., Cebu City, Philippines — VIEW MAP
Contact: +63 917 701 8796 | Facebook
Hours: Daily from 10 a.m to 4 a.m.
Most places don’t have a fully equipped kitchen. iiOffice Cebu does. In addition, iiOffice Cebu offers what you’d expect: conference/meeting rooms, printer services, and free coffee. An interesting offer that may or may not be available elsewhere is that their monthly services include a postal address, so your business mail will be accepted by them and distributed to you daily. Also, if you happen to be traveling to Manila, their sister coworking space allows you to use their facilities for free.
Location: ARLINDA V. PARAS BLDG, Don Gil Garcia St, Cebu City, 6000 Cebu, Philippines — VIEW MAP
Contact: +63-32-256-6608 | Website
Hours: Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
IndustriRoom is worth mentioning in this article because it certainly was worthy of being on the list, but unfortunately it’s been permanently closed! (Updated November 2018)
Maybe they’ve reopened!
Location: 2nd Floor, Balay Alumni, SWU PHINMA, Villa Aznar, 6000, J. Urgello St, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines — VIEW MAP
Contact: +63 32 343 4846
Oh no! Here’s another that would have made our list, but it’s closed until further notice. Bummer! (Updated November 2018)
Maybe they’ve reopened!
Location: 7th Floor, Skyrise 1 Building, Inez Villa St, Lungsod ng Cebu, Lalawigan ng Cebu, Philippines — VIEW MAP
Contact: +63 949 110 3150
The Workplace Cafe Cebu
This may be the only cafe/coworking space available in Cebu City with a designated napping area. Dubbed the “Power Nap Station,” The Workplace Cafe Cebu offers sofas, pillows, and bean bags for your relaxing time. Also offering fast wifi, easy access to power outlets, and a conference room, The Workplace Cafe Cebu is a hybrid cafe/coworking space. Similar to Headquarters Cebu as mentioned above, this place is open very, very late. Till 6 a.m. the next day, in fact. If you have to pull an all-nighter for whatever reason or maybe you’re just waiting for a crazy flight time, check out The Workplace Cafe Cebu.
Location: #4 Yap Building, F. Ramos St., Cebu City, Philippines — VIEW MAP
Contact: (032) 401-3324 | Website
Hours: Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 a.m. (the next day), Sunday from 12 p.m. to 6 a.m. (the next day)
Why work as a digital nomad in Cebu City?
The digital nomad trend is getting larger and larger worldwide as many people figure out ways to make a living from a remote location. As such, Southeast Asia as a whole is becoming a huge hub for these types of people as it’s developed enough to have the lightning-fast internet required for such a job but still has a very low cost of living. Cebu City specifically offers the internet and the cost of living advantage as well as an amazing climate, easy access to beautiful islands and beaches, waterfalls, and mountains. In addition, unlike most other destinations in Southeast Asia, English is widely spoken by the locals so communication issues aren’t prevalent. This is especially important when making business decisions and having business discussions. Often other countries in Southeast Asia such as Thailand have problems arise when the language barrier comes into play.
Be Aware of Labor Laws
Note: This article is not legal advice in any way. We are not lawyers. We are only offering our humble opinion.
We do suggest that you check the specific labor laws for any country you plan on working in. Laws can differ based on your country of origin as well, so be sure to check information that is only relevant to your situation. If you’re caught working illegally, it’s possible that you may get a slap on the wrist but it’s also possible that you will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Be sure to do you research and understand what you legally can and (more importantly) cannot do while living in Cebu City or anywhere in the Philippines. It’s better to be safe than sorry when it comes to labor laws.
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Did you find this article helpful? You’re more than welcome to only trust our opinions, but why not take a look at some other articles in case you’re still on the fence about which one to try out first. We put our list in alphabetical order because we don’t think any are “better” than the others. We simply think that all of these options are acceptable but you need to find the one that fits what you need!
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