Best Coworking Spaces in Ubud. Rice fields in Ubud, Bali.

Best Coworking Spaces in Ubud for Solo Travellers

Working in Ubud makes you love your job even more. Do you want to know why? Because you are fully immersed in nature, you are barefoot and surrounded by cute dogs. From some of these coworking spaces, you can even watch the sunset! If you are nodding right now keep reading because in this blog post, I will tell you exactly the best coworking spaces in Ubud so all you have to do is book one and show up! I will also list the best cafes to work from. All these places are perfect to work from as a solo traveller because they are great to meet other travellers and highly productive at the same time.

Let’s go!

Top 4 Coworking Spaces in Ubud

Let’s start with coworking spaces in Ubud. If you are planning on working from Ubud for a few months, I would recommend booking your hot desk in advance. You can easily reserve your spot online or reach out to them via email if needed. For drop-in days, you can just turn up in the morning and pay for the day.

The nice thing about these coworking spaces is that you will be added to their WhatsApp group and be part of the community straight away. The group would discuss events, give travel tips and a lot more!

Another add-on is the cafes. Most of these coworking spaces come with a cafe, which means you can ask the waiter to bring your order to your desk directly or take a break and enjoy it in the cafe. This is super handy whilst you are working really hard and you want a snack or just a nourishing smoothie! If you are working until late, I would suggest getting your dinner delivered. I try not to opt for deliveries because it’s not very eco-friendly but I was pleased to notice that some restaurants are using great alternatives to plastic when it comes to takeaways!

Outpost Ubud Coworking (Mas)

Best Coworking Spaces in Ubud. Coworking place Outpost in Ubud. It shows a wooden desk and chair on a balcony in Ubud. There is also a pending egg wood chair.

First up, we have Outpost Ubud Coworking. There are 3 Outpost sites in Bali. 2 of them are based in Ubud and one in Canggu. In this blog post, I will talk about the 2 in Ubud! The first one is based in Ubud Mas and it’s smaller compared to the other.

The Outpost in general, is not just a coworking space; it’s a community. It’s very homely, welcoming and provides everything to get your work done. With its vibrant atmosphere and a wide range of facilities including meeting rooms, private offices, and even video call booths, Outpost is a favourite among digital nomads. This specific location is developed on 2 levels. The ground floor includes the quiet room which is airconditioned and obviously super quiet! The upstairs has fans and a balcony. Although it’s not a quiet zone, it tends to be really quiet. I would normally move to the balcony every time I had a call. Meeting rooms should be booked in advance to avoid disappointment!

Prices? You’re looking at around $210/month for unlimited access, but they also offer flexible daily and weekly rates. Included in this fee you get access to the other Outpost facilities as well.

Outpost Pelestanan

Sunset at the Outpost in Ubud with a laptop open.

Working here is absolutely breathtaking! The Outpost Pelestanan coworking space is developed on one floor with spectacular views. The split is quite similar to the Outpost Mas. You have a quiet room with air conditioning and an outside area with fans.

This coworking space is bigger and includes coliving too, which looks incredible! They also have a big space for morning yoga and evening events such as BBQs or live music!

Beluna House of Creatives

Beluna Coworking is in a completely different setting. If you love rice fields, you have to check this place out for sure! Beluna offers a relaxing environment perfect for focusing on your projects. With a cosy, inviting vibe, it’s great for those who prefer a quieter workspace. Monthly memberships are around $100, providing an affordable option without skimping on the essentials.

The events hosted here are all you need to boost your creativity and motivate you to get to the next level. Check their Instagram page to find out more about their events!

The Onion Collective

Imagine a place where work, play, and learning merge seamlessly. That’s The Onion Collective for you. The facilities are more basic compared to the first 3 coworking spaces, but it really depends on what you need. They’ve got a fantastic pool and a cafe to keep those creative juices flowing. They also offer accommodations if you are looking for a place to stay and work. Membership starts from about $130/month, offering you the flexibility to choose what works best for your schedule and budget.

Best Cafes in Ubud to work from

Soul Bites

This is my go-to place if I need to get something quick done over lunch. Soul Bites is the kind of spot where you can type away on your keyboard and forget about the world. They have plug sockets everywhere and comfortable chairs. Their menu is filled with healthy, hearty options that’ll keep you energized through those work sessions. Plus, their smoothie bowls? Out of this world!

Alchemy

If you’re into the whole organic, raw food scene, then Alchemy will be your jam. Not only is it a fantastic place to work with its peaceful atmosphere, but its food is literally art on a plate. Imagine sipping on cold-pressed juice or munching on a raw chocolate cake while drafting your next big project. If you fall in love with this place, you should visit the one in Uluwatu because it’s stunning!

Cinnamon Cafe

Best Coworking Spaces in Ubud. Silvia working with her laptop from the Cinnamon Cafe in Ubud. There are bamboo chairs, ovel lampshades and wooden tables with a backdrop of trees.

Cinnamon Cafe is probably the best cafe to get some work done in Ubud! What I like the most is that it’s not very well known by tourists so it’s not crowded at all. It’s cosy, inviting, and yes, it smells like heaven if heaven were made of cinnamon rolls! It’s a great spot to hunker down with your laptop, especially if you’re someone who enjoys the quieter spots. And when you need a break? Their coffee and pastries will hug your soul.

Rüsters

Last but definitely not least, we’ve got Rüsters. This gem is a bit of an all-rounder; not only is it a fantastic place to work, but it’s also a restaurant, bakery, café, and even a pottery sunset bar. Talk about wearing many hats! The vibe here is just right for creativity to flow, plus they’ve got a wide range of delicious offerings to keep your stomach happy while you work.

Coworking spaces vs cafes

Best Coworking Spaces in Ubud, Quiet room at the Outpost in Ubud. The image shows the sign on the door saying "shh! Quiet room"

After these lists, you might be wondering if you are better off booking a coworking space or just working from a cafe. Let me break this down quickly:

Coworking spaces are ideal if you want to have comfortable chairs, use the space all day and take part in community events. You can even book meeting rooms or join the quiet room if you need some focus hours with no distractions. 

Cafes are for a couple of hours and there isn’t much privacy if you need to take a call. You also feel the pressure of ordering something often. So the price would work out the same as booking a coworking space in the end!

What about working from your accommodation? 

The quick answer here is no. Most of the accommodations in Bali don’t have a stable WIFI, especially during the rainy season. 

How reliable is the wifi at coworking spaces then? 

Super reliable! You can take any video call you want and use big software platforms very easily. The only hiccup would be during the rainy season. If there is a big storm the WIFI might go away for a couple of minutes but it’s not really a big deal. In 3 months it probably happened to me twice.

Things to bring to optimise working remotely 

Bringing your mouse and keyword is always a good idea. I’ve seen some people taking even their monitors to the coworking space. It’s important to feel comfortable so you won’t assume strange positions with your neck and back. 

I would also remember to pick up a good noise-cancelling headset and a waterproof backpack for those scooter rides on rainy days!

Q&A

Difference between working in Ubud vs Canggu 

Both spots have their unique vibes and perks, so let’s dive into what makes each of them special.

Ubud: The Cultural Hub

Ubud is like that cosy sweater that feels like a warm hug – it’s all about the lush landscapes, vibrant culture, and a community vibe that makes you feel right at home. It’s the cultural heart of Bali, brimming with art galleries, traditional dances, and craft markets. You’ll find yourself working in cafes surrounded by rice paddies or joining a coworking space where creativity flows as freely as coffee.

  • Community and Networking: Ubud is a hotspot for digital nomads, which means you’ll have plenty of opportunities to network and make friends. Coworking spaces like Outpost and Hubud are social hubs where ideas bounce around like ping-pong balls.
  • Cultural Immersion: If you’re looking to balance work with some soul-enriching activities, Ubud’s got you covered. Think yoga classes, meditation retreats, and cooking lessons – it’s all here.
  • The Vibe: Imagine starting your day with a serene walk through the Monkey Forest, grabbing a healthy smoothie bowl, and settling down in a cafe with views that beat any office window, hands down.

Canggu: For Beach Vibes

Canggu that laid-back, surf’s-up vibe mixed with a slice of hipster coolness.

  • The Scene: Canggu is bustling with trendy cafes, vibrant beach bars, and an eclectic mix of restaurants. It’s where you can find digital nomads, surfers, and expats blending into a lively international community.
  • Coworking Spaces: Spots like Dojo offer not just a workspace but a community where you can network, learn, and collaborate. It’s all about that balance between work and play here. (Check out more coworking spaces in Canggu here).
  • Lifestyle: If you thrive in a dynamic environment where there’s always something happening, from surf classes to live music nights, Canggu is your go-to. Plus, the beach is never far away!

So, Which One’s for You?

If you’re all about that beach lifestyle, crave a vibrant social scene, and love the idea of a post-work surf, Canggu is calling your name. It’s a spot where you can seamlessly mix productivity with pleasure and where every day feels like a new adventure.

On the flip side, if your heart beats for art, culture, and a touch of the mystical, Ubud will embrace you with open arms. It’s a place where you can connect with nature, dive into the local culture, and find a peaceful corner to let your creativity soar.

How can I meet people in Bali to hang out after work? 

Your coworking space community would be a good start but also checking out some event websites such as Nomeo or attending yoga classes. Check out this blog post if you want to know more!

Useful links for Ubud

Best places to stay in Ubud for Female Solo Travellers here 🛏️

Best experiences to book for Ubud here 🐒

Top breakfast places in Ubud for Female Solo Travellers here 🥐

Best dinner spots in Ubud here 🍽️

Ubud 4-days itinerary here 🐒

Conclusion

I hope this blog post on the best coworking spaces in Ubud has inspired you to book a workstation trip to Ubud. If you don’t want to stay at a coliving place, check out the best places to stay in Ubud for female solo travellers

Ciao for now,

Silvia x