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Coworking Office Space in Malta

19 August, 2019 5 comments

There are so many people who might need to find coworking space when working in Malta and, only a few years ago, there was little to no options for something so modern. It was either work from home or work from the nearest McDonalds (free wifi AND plug sockets!). Luckily now in 2019, there are a plethora of options dotted all around the island.

What is a coworking space?

Coworking space is a bit like desk rental. There will be a fully equipped office building with desks, toilets, meeting rooms, kitchens, wifi and often extras like Friday drink events to bring people together. Usually, there will be an option to rent a desk space either hot-desking (using any desk you like), a set desk (use the same one each time) or small office space of 3 – 10 people.

Who can use coworking space?

Coworking space is great for anyone and everyone. If you’re a freelancer, or work for yourself and don’t want/need the expense of a whole office building, it’s an ideal solution. It’s cheap and you get everything you would get from an office, without the stress of keeping the fridge stocked or needing to hire cleaners, receptionists, office managers etc.

It’s also the perfect solution for start-ups, with packages fit for a 1 person set up or up to around 10 people, often with small, private offices where you just share the bathrooms and kitchen space with other renters.

Coworking space takes the stress off freelancers, the self-employed and small companies. It’s super affordable and everything is done for you. You just pay (usually per month) and turn up when you want!

Full list of coworking spaces in Malta 2019

  • Marco Polo – St Julians – €247.50 per month
  • Soho Office – St Julians – €325 per month
  • Soho Office – Gzira – €325 per month
  • Glashaus – Gzira – €250 per month
  • The Hub – San Gwann – €250 per month
  • Cocohub – Birgu – €400 per month
  • Grand Central – Valletta – €255 per month
  • 230 Works – Mosta – €24 per day
  • The Penthouse – Birkirkara – €296 per month
  • Business Labs – Birkirkara – €200 per month
  • BOS International – Mriehel – TBC

Soho Office coworking space Malta

Category: Professional Office

Soho Office in Malta now has two coworking offices on the island; their flagship office in St Julians and a newly opened office in Savoy Gardens, Gzira.

They offer a number of different packages including:

  • hot desk: €25 per day or €325 per month
  • dedicated desk: €460 for one month or one year @ €325 per month
  • private office: from €600 to €1500 per month.

Their entry hours range from ‘office hours’ (for hot deskers) to 24 hours (for dedicated desk space and private offices). You’ll enjoy a staffed reception, well-equipped desks, bathrooms, large, stocked kitchen, relaxation areas with sofas, meeting rooms, wifi and pretty much anything you could need. They also run a lot of events across both offices so can be a very social working culture and great to meet new people.

The Hub, San Gwann

Category: Professional Office

The Hub is a lovely little office space in San Gwann with hot desks available for €15 per day or €250 per month, plus suites (larger, private desks) at €850 per month. You’ll have use of boardrooms and meeting rooms, great wifi connection, staffed reception and some extras such as discounted office supplies.

Business Labs

Category: Professional Office

Business Labs is a coworking space based in Birkirkara and one of the more professional options on the island. They offer both coworking desk and office spaces for small teams, all coming with lots of nice benefits.

You can choose from hot desks (€200 per month) and dedicated desks (€250 per month). If you go for office space (i.e if you’re a small team) you will get access to meeting rooms included in the price.

Everyone from desk-renters to office-renters can enjoy:

  • free tea and coffee making facilities
  • refreshing fruit infused water
  • regular events including breakfasts, Friday beers, monthly pizza events and more.

Cocohub coworking & coliving space

Category: Hostel/Traveller Style

Cocohub is a bit unique as it offers both coworking and coliving options. Very much built for the digital nomad, the working traveller, this space has hot desk options, dedicated desk options, shared bedroom options and private bedroom options.

Cocohub is a full-on community who do lots of things together outside of working like dinners and BBQs, drinks by the sea, workouts and more.

Grand Central, Valletta

Category: Professional Office

Grand Central coworking space sits in a prestigious part of the island and enjoys a lovely roof terrace which, when it’s not too hot to visit, will give you stunning views of the capital city.

It’s a nice location, is well equipped but only open Mon – Fri, so might not be suitable for those who put in long weeks or work shifts.

Marco Polo coworking space

Category: Hostel/Traveller Style

Marco Polo coworking space in St Julians cannot be described as coworking office space. Because it’s not. Marco Polo is a hostel, situated on a busy road in St Julians and they rent out space on their roof terrace to people who feel like working from hammocks.

It’s nice because you can rent by the hour which might be good for travellers who need to buckle down for a bit, but if you’re looking for actual office space to be based from, this doesn’t have the amenities you’re going to need.

The Penthouse coworking space

Category: Professional Office

The Penthouse labels itself as high-end, luxury office space and certainly is a little pricer than other options on the island, but is still far more affordable than renting your own office. The website does not give much information so I’m not sure what puts them in the high-end category.

5 comments

R Pienaar 19 August, 2019 - 5:27 pm

230 works pricing a bit misleading – stay most of the day and you get food for free and it’s not bad. Unlimited properly made coffee etc. Lots of perks there.

Others maybe too – that’s the one I know.

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Jan 20 August, 2019 - 9:54 am

Is anyone planning to create a co-working space in the Northern area of the island?

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Rhi 20 August, 2019 - 10:06 am

I’d also love to know. These were the only ones I found online. In case I hear of any, I’ll update!

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Roman Petrusca 20 August, 2019 - 1:13 pm

Really useful article, Rhi! Awesome stuff.

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Dru 23 August, 2019 - 1:35 pm

Hey Rhi, thanks for the mention of our space!

Just by way of a clarification though, the BUSINESSLABS agreements are made to be as all-encompassing as possible, which means that anyone who takes an Office Space (starting from 650 per month) gets Meeting Room, Boardrooms and Business Lounge included, as well as free tea (including herbal), coffee (bean to cup), daily fruit-infused water and weekly/monthly initiatives such as Monday Morning breakfast, End of Month Drinks (beer, wine & nibbles), etc.

Whilst the Meeting Spaces are not included in Coworking Plans (as is the case for all the other spaces you mentioned), we offer a 50% reduction on the cost, making the booking of these spaces a lot more feasible for our members.

Would like to extend an open invitation to you to visit our space to discuss the concept further, if you like :)

Thanks again and keep it up!

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