Nairobi is gradually becoming one of the best global hubs for startups and freelance
entrepreneurs. This progressive ecosystem has enabled many coworking spaces to
sprout in Kenya. According to coworkbooking.com, there are over 35 coworking
spaces in Nairobi and others are still opening outside the city.
What is a Co-working Space?
A coworking space is a shared workspace where people can rent seats based on their
business needs and budget. It is a work environment where people meet to interact,
collaborate, learn, and run companies. In a shared space, you can get all the
infrastructure to build a business without having to incur high costs. The membership
fees for a coworking space depend on the type of seating choice – flexible desks,
dedicated desks, or a private office.
Benefits of a Coworking space over a normal
Setting up a traditional office is both costly and time-consuming. This is because you
have to incur expenses for furniture, electricity, renovations, the Internet, and other
Working from home or in a coffee shop is better but presents more challenges such as
A coworking space combines the best of both worlds. It is a place where you can
work with like-minded people, share ideas, and enjoy flexibility. Also, most of the
initial costs are usually included in a shared office’s rent.
List of Best Coworking spaces in Kenya
A good workspace should fit in your budget & satisfy your work needs. If you are
looking for such an environment, here are the top 10 coworking spaces in Nairobi to
1 Ikigai Nairobi
Ikigai is one of the best coworking space providers in Kenya. They have flexible
office spaces in Westlands, Lower Kabete, Lavington, and Riverside.
Apart from the necessary coworking facilities, Ikigai’s green locations also promote
wellness through yoga and meditation.
Location: Ikigai Westlands, Lower Kabete, Lavington, and Riverside.
Pricing: From Kshs 2,000/day
Events & Meeting rooms.
2 The Twig workspace
Located on the 6th Floor of West End Towers along Waiyaki Way, The Twig
workspace offers a great platform to grow a business. It is a suitable venue for
founders and freelancers.
Pricing: From Kshs 2,500/day
Tea, Coffee & Water.
3 Nairobi Garage
Nairobi Garage is the leading shared space for freelancers, startups, entrepreneurs, and
small businesses in Kenya. The venue offers flexible workspaces in different locations
across the city.
Whether you are looking for a flexible desk, fixed desk, open seat, or a private office,
the Nairobi Garage is perfect for you!
Locations: Nairobi Garage Westlands, Karen, Kilimani, and Spring Valley.
Pricing: From Kshs 11,000/month (Club Area)
Tea & Coffee bar.
Security, cleaning, all utilities.
4 The Foundry Nairobi
Located in Westlands, The Foundry is a coworking community that offers freelancers
and founders an environment to grow their businesses. If you are looking for a place
that promotes creativity, networking, and growth, The Foundry is that space.
Locations: Nelleon Place, Rhapta Road Westlands & Viking House, Waiyaki Way.
Pricing: From Kshs 20,000/month
Amazing office view.
Free Coffee & Tea.
Printing and photocopy services.
5 PAWA 254
If you are an artist looking for an inspiring co-working space with a classic design and
beautiful artwork, then Pawa254 is the perfect place for you. It is simply a Creative’s
Location: 2nd Floor, Africa Alliance of YMCA Off State House Crescent, Nairobi,
Pricing: From Kshs 10,000/month
Meeting and Event Space.
Rooftop terrace lounge.
A graffiti studio.
6 Regus Coworking Spaces Nairobi
With 4 locations in Nairobi – Westlands, Kilimani, Kitisuru, and Nairobi CBD, Regus
coworking spaces provide a number of renting options. You can choose from a
hot-desking setup to a private cabin.
Locations: Britam Towers, Purshottam Place, Delta Corner Tower, Vienna Court, and
14 Riverside Business Park.
Pricing: From Kshs 1000/Day
Nearby Fitness Suite.
On-site Coffee bar.
Outdoor seating area.
7 Kofisi Africa
Kofisi offers a number of options in its four community spaces. Whether you are
looking for a private office in Upperhill or a Dedicated Desk in Westlands, Kofisi has
Locations: Westlands, Riverside, Upperhill, and Karen.
Pricing: From $150 per month
Tea & Coffee Station.
Mail and Package.
8 Axlr8 Co-Working Space
Axlr8 is a work environment that inspires collaboration, creativity, and innovation. It
is home to a number of amazing entrepreneurs, small businesses, and freelancers who
are serious about building successful businesses.
Location: 2nd floor, Adlife, Ring Road Kilimani.
Pricing: From Kshs 7,500/Week (Desk).
Coffee and Tea bar.
9 The BinBan
Located outside Nairobi, BinBan is one of a kind co-working space in Nanyuki,
Laikipia County. The workspace “is designed to provide start-ups, businesses, and
entrepreneurs everything required to stay focused on building their businesses.”
Location: Along Kenyatta Street, Nanyuki, Kenya.
Pricing: From Kshs 10,000/month
House Tea, Coffee, and Water.
Printing, scanning, and photocopy services.
Access to Meeting rooms.
Security and cleaning.
10 The Hive Nairobi
The Hive is a premier shared working space situated in Westlands, Nairobi. This
venue is ideal for founders, freelancers, and entrepreneurs who wish to build
businesses and networks.
Location: Westcom Point, 3rd Floor Mahiga Mairu Ave, Nairobi.
Pricing: From Kshs 1,650/day (Hot Desk).
24Hr member access.
Free Coffee & Drinking Water.
Printer, Scanner & Photocopier.