A Complete List of Coworking Spaces in Seoul – Best of 2019

Coworking spaces in Seoul, South Korea have really taken off since WeWork came to Korea.   The reason for this growth is because these coworking spaces in Seoul are not just getting filled by startups but also traditional Korean companies.  The high cost of working in Seoul (especially Gangnam) and the rising cost of traditional office spaces are some of the reasons for the rise of coworking spaces in Seoul.  Coworking spaces in Seoul offer low-cost office spaces in prime locations like Gangnam and Apgujeong.  However, the most important thing a coworking space can offer is their community and network of other entrepreneurs in Korea who they can share their advice and experiences.

Seoul is perfect for coworking spaces because of their great internet connection that makes working remotely very easy.  We at Seoulz researched some of the top coworking spaces in Seoul, South Korea.

Here is a complete list of all the coworking spaces in Seoul

HEYGROUND

Heyground Coworking Space

HEYGROUND which opened in June 2017 is an 8 story building for 550 social innovators, NGO/ non-profits, social ventures, and freelancers that want to join a community of Changemakers in Seoul.  Supporting Changemakers’ work, life and learning opportunities since 2012, Root Impact designed, developed, and is managing the space.  Therefore, not only is HEYGROUND a great coworking space but it gives the members a sense that they belong in a changmaking community.

The coworking space offers free legal services, financial consulting, patent advice, and their network of global partners to help members’ sustainable growth.  The private offices are from the 2nd floor to the 5th floor and start at 360,000 won a month per person while the dedicated desks start at 240,000 won.  There is a coffee shop on the first floor as well as a restaurant that offers a variety of dishes.  In addition, their roof layout is amazing and can accommodate up to 200 people for events which start at 150,000 won per hour.

Address:  Seoul, Seongdong-gu, 22-8

WeWork

WeWork SeoulWeWork is all around Seoul.  Currently, they have locations in Gangnam, Yeoksam, Samseong, Euljiro, Seolleung, Seoul Station, Yeouido, Jongno, and Gwanghwamun.  They take in industries of many sizes from startups to multi-national companies.  There are workshops and panel discussions from innovative leaders in Korea.  In addition, they offer cleaning services, high-speed internet, onsite staff, living-room style lounges, printing, office supplies, soundproof phone booths, conference rooms, and free coffee!

Address:  373 Gangnam-Daero, Seocho-gu, Seoul

Workflex

Workflex Coworking SpaceWorkflex is a coworking space in Seoul located inside Lotte World Tower.  It is located on the 30th floor of the 123-story Lotte Tower and is one of the more higher class coworking spaces in Seoul.  Members will have a great view of Seoul, access to meeting rooms and discounts at movie theaters, food courts, and marts that are operated by Lotte Group affiliates.  Furthermore, the coworking space has 565 seats available and WeFlex will look to open up a total of 30 coworking spaces in Seoul by 2020.

Address:  300 Olympic-ro, Jamsil 6(yuk)-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul 30th floor.  

Seoul Startup Hub

Seoul Startup Hub Coworking SpaceSeoul Startup Hub is a place where entrepreneurs and startups in the South Korean startup ecosystem can network and collaborate with global players.  They have a large network of global VCs and Angels that startups can look to build connections.  Therefore, Seoul Startup Hub is great for startups looking to attract investments or go global.  In addition, they not only offer coworking spaces but also provide education programs and consulting.  Some of their programs include the Global Startup Incubation Program, Early Startup Incubation Program, and Kitchen Incubator.

Address:  21 Baekbeom-ro 31-gil, Ahyeon-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul

Station Neo

Station Neo coworking space SeoulStation Neo is a coworking space located near Seong-su Station which is on the green line #2.  The coworking space was designed so that it had a lot of small compartments rather than a large open space.  There is one communication hall surrounded by overlapping small office spaces.  Therefore Station Neo does a great job of using as much space as possible.  The coworking space has a very tech/industrial feel.  The walls are made out of polycarbonate panels and parts of the ceiling are made of glass to allow natural light to stream in.  They hold meetups every month and it is definitely a space worth checking out.  Furthermore, they also have a great rooftop area to take a break from indoor work life.

Address: Seoul, Seongsu Ilro 8 Road 59, Peace Building B, 7th Floor

Idea Factory

idea factory coworking space seoulIdea Factory is a coworking space that is open 24 hours to help young artists and designers from ideation to prototyping.  They mentor students to help them start their dream.  Idea Factory is being supported by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, Korea Institute for the Advancement of Technology, Culture Foundation, and Haedong Science.  It is used as not only a coworking space but also a place to exchange cultures with foreign countries, hold performances, and displaying cultural artworks that can be bought by the public.  Therefore Idea Factory is a space where all forms of culture can come together to collaborate.  The membership fee is $8 daily which comes with free coffee or juice.  Monthly membership costs $150.

Address:  Seoul, Gangnam-gu, Tehran-ro 4 gil 14 Mirin Tower  별관

nonce

nonce coworking space Seoulnonce is a blockchain co-living and coworking space in Gangnam.  There is an application process and members must first get accepted by nonce.  They look for teams that create decentralized products which other members are nonce can leverage.  Currently nonce has 55 members and half of them are engineers.  Since nonce is a coliving space as well as a coworking space, they have 70 beds, communal kitchens, bathrooms, laundry machines, and refrigerators.  Furthermore, every Monday nonce holds VCVA where they study Austrian Economics.  Every Sunday nonce holds Crypto Turtles where the focus on the latest Blockchain trends.  They also hold workshops for high school students interested in coding.

A single room can cost between 750,000 ~ 990,000 won / month (tax not included).  A 2/3 person room can is around 790,000 won/month and finally a 4-9 person room can range from 390,000 won a month to 490,000 won.  A hot desk is 350,000 won a month.

Address:  Seoul, Gangnam-gu Bongeunsa Ro 22 gil 45-9

Fast Five

Fast Five CoworkingFast Five located in Yeoksam and five other locations around Seoul.  Their main focus is on customer service for not only startups but also for small businesses.  They hold many networking parties and seminars.  There are many office space options from open space desks to your own private office.  Fast Five has a small 1% rate of empty office spaces over the last two years.  In addition, they recently got $10.5 million investment from TS Investment, ID Ventures, and Quantum Equity Partners.

Address:  1573-14 Seocho 3(sam)-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul

Peachtree

Peachtree is located just a few minutes walking distance away from Yeoksam Station.  This is a great coworking space in Seoul for startups and entrepreneurs who are looking for a hot desk with fast WiFi and a quiet atmosphere.  They offer access to meeting rooms and a kitchen area where you can store your lunch.  They also provide a coffee machine to start your day off right.  In addition, Peachtree has reasonably priced lockers and computer monitors for rent.  Therefore this coworking space is the perfect place for developers in Seoul.

Address:  Seoul, Yeoksam-ro 215, Namguk Building 2F

Google for Startups Campus

Google for Startups CampusGoogle for Startups Campuses are Google spaces that offer the elements necessary for entrepreneurs to learn, connect, and build companies that will change the world.  Currently, Google for Startups operates six Campus spaces around the world, in Seoul, London, Madrid, São Paulo, Tel Aviv, and Warsaw, leveraging the best of Google’s global network to provide a wide range of mentoring programs that help startup communities grow and expand globally.

Address: 417, Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea (Autoway Tower, 오토웨이타워)

GARAGE

GARAGE coworking SeoulGARAGE is a coworking space in Seoul that is optimized for startups and freelancers.  For those that are looking to save money, this coworking space is for you.  They offer everything from individual office space to hot desks and even an online workspace.   The prices start at just 300,000 won a month.  You can also rent the entire lounge.  The lounge can accommodate up to 25 people at a time.  Reservations are always open to anybody who wants to use their high-quality space and services freely.

Address:

1) Seonjeongneung Branch(main office): Seoul, Gangnam-gu, Seolleung-ro 578, 7F

2) National University of Education Branch: Seoul, Seocho-gu, Seochojungang-ro 18-gil 31, 1-4F

3) Gangnam Branch: Seoul, Gangnam-gu, Teheran-ro 128, 2-3F

Maru 180

Maru 180 coworking space SeoulMaru 180 is great for networking.  Their basement holds fireside chats and networking meetup events.  It is located in Yeoksam.  There is also a co-working cafe called MicImpact Studio where entrepreneurs can network with other entrepreneurs, developers, and creators.  Maru 180 has 5 floors which are used to run the Asan Nanum Foundation accelerator program.  MARU means a large space between two rooms, so MARU looks to be a place to get together and exchange ideas.  180 means they are looking to change the startup scene 180 degrees.

Address:  790-6 Yeoksam 1(il)-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul

Spaces Gran Seoul

Spaces Gran Seoul coworkingSpaces Gran Seoul is located on the 7th floor of the 24-story Gran Seoul Tower.  The coworking space is located near Gwanghwamun and is a few minutes walk from Jonggak Subway Station.  The Gran Seoul Tower also has a world-class hotel, department store, major Korean companies, financial enterprises, government offices, and banks.  Therefore Spaces Gran Seoul is a great place for not just startups but any size enterprise that want to establish a business in the heart of Seoul.  There are a lot of options for startups looking to work out of Spaces.

Business Club Workspace membership starts from 297,000 won a month.

Coworking Membership starts from 410,000 won a month.

Dedicated Desk starts from 526,000 won a month.

Office Space starts from 602,000 won a month

Address:  7F, Tower 1 Gran Seoul 33, Jong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul

SPARKPLUS

Coworking space in SeoulSPARKPLUS is all around Seoul, they have locations in Gangnam, Yeoksam, Samseong, Euljiro, Seolleung, Seoul Station, and City-Hall.  They focus on essential working space, customer-centric service, and a grow-up community.  That’s why all their managers put in the effort to make their member’s satisfaction and company growth.  They have open spaces for networking and collaboration at every branch.  Furthermore, the coworking space is filled with many sizes from startups to major companies.  SPARKPLUS has a network of global VCs that can give connections and advice to startups.  In addition, they offer morning food, coffee, wi-fi, education programs and consulting.

Address:  Yeoksam/ 2&17F, 201, Teheran-ro, Gangnam-gu Seoul

FABLAB SEOUL

Fab Lab Seoul coworkingFABLAB SEOUL was the first Makerspace in Korea.  It was opened by TIDE Institute to focus on entrepreneurship in Hardware.  Therefore anybody can access their tools, the staff’s expertise, and their educational programs.  Anyone can use their coworking space/lab during working hours from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 6 pm.

Some of their educational programs include their yearly FabAcademy Program, FabTist program which features different artists inspired workshops, their MakerAcademy curriculum which educates future makerspace technicians, and more.  By creating a community of makers in and out of Korea and connecting with them, they hope to generate a lot of knowledge and resources that everyone can benefit from.

Address:  Jangsadong 116-4, Sewoon Sang-ga #550 Jong-Ro_Gu. Seoul

Cow & Dog

Cow & Dog Coworking SpaceCow&Dog is located in Seongu Station and the whole building is theirs.  Their name is formed by combining Cowork and do good.  The coworking space can hold up to 90 startups and entrepreneurs primarily focused on making a social impact. The first floor offers a cafe area, the second floor has meeting spaces for workshops and events.  Members can hold their own events if they book in advance through their Cow&Dog mobile app.

They also have a coworking cafe and many events and pop up markets are held here.  In addition, they are also known for their workshops and talk shows that occur every month.

Address:  20 Wangsimniro 2(i)-gil, Seongsu 1(il)-ga 1(il)-dong, Seongdong-gu, Seoul

D.CAMP

dcamp coworking spaceD.CAMP is located in the middle of Gangnam area (Seolleung) in Seoul.  The coworking space was established by the Banks Foundation for Young Entrepreneurs in 2013.  D.CAMP serves as a local startup hub for some of the most talented and passionate startup entrepreneurs and professionals with a 45,000 square-foot space.  The building consists of a coworking space, lounge, private office spaces and rooms for lectures, meetings, and events.

D.CAMP also organizes D.DAY which is a demo-day on the last Thursday of every month.  The judges include professional investors and industry experts.  In addition, they regularly gather around 150 entrepreneurs for this event which makes it a great event for networking.

Address:  Seoul, Gangnam-gu, Yeoksam-dong, Seolleung-ro, 551 새롬빌딩

DREAM PLUS

dreamplus coworking spaceDream Plus is a co-working space located off of Gangnam exit 6.  This branch uses all of the Hanwha Building (15 floors).  Dream Plus uses the building not just as a coworking space but also to run their accelerator program.  Some major Korean companies such as It’s Skin are using Dream Plus as their head office.  There are two types of membership programs.  One can choose to have a hot desk or a private office.  All members, however, can access all the coworking floors from B1 to the 4F.

Dream Plus also has a digital media center on the 4th floor which can be used for free via reservation.  Furthermore, they also have studios, libraries, lecture rooms, meeting rooms, cafes, and event halls.  On each floor of the public space, members can use storage spaces and personal lockers.

Hot Desk = 350,000 won a month

Private Office – starting at 400,000 won a month

Hive Arena

Hive Arena Coworking SpaceHive Area is located in Gangnam.  It is not big but they have a very strong and tight community.  They have the latest technologies for entrepreneurs to use such as 3D printers.  They also offer free beverages, coffee makers, and a small library area.  The building is not new, it was built in 1972 mainly to be a study area and a library.  This is a great place to connect with the Korean startup community and learn more about the Korean startup ecosystem. Especially if you are a foreigner because it is one of the most English-friendly of co-working spaces in Seoul, you’ll find digital natives from the United States, England, France, Russia, Sweden, Singapore, and France, just to name a few.

Daily passes are $10 but we would recommend going for the monthly pass which costs only $150.

Address:  Seoul, Yeongdeungpo-gu, 신길동 453-3

Phone:  070-8666-1220

Conclusion

Coworking spaces are thriving in Seoul because Korean startups are having success there than being on their own.  This is mainly due to collaboration.  Therefore, Korean startups can not only network and partner with other Korean startups but also global startups looking to enter the Korean market.  Startups are sharing their different skills.  Furthermore, this forms a strong community that helps one another.  Therefore it feels more like being with friends rather than work because coworking spaces bring a lot of freedom.  Hopefully, the lessons that can be had from coworking spaces will sneak into Korean corporate companies.