Keen to try out a new way of renting? Check out our pick of the best co-living spaces in Hong Kong, including shared apartments and more…
We’ve all heard of co-working, but another hot trend in the Hong Kong scene is co-living. Adopting the same principles as the popular shared workspaces, co-living aims to offer young professionals an alternative to traditional renting. Not only do the spaces strive to bring a more affordable option to our city’s pricey property market, but they also provide a much more flexible way of living that’s perfect for our transient city. Many of the options available have stylish open-plan shared spaces, complete with all the amenities you’ll need to feel at home and well looked after. Keen to try it out? We’ve rounded up the best co-living spaces in Hong Kong.
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Featured Co-Living Spaces In Hong Kong
Conveniently located short walks away from Sai Ying Pun and Sham Shui Po MTR stations, this all-inclusive co-living space offers private rooms (single and loft bedrooms) with a shared pantry area and bathrooms. Flexible monthly rent starts from $3,000, which includes water, electricity, wifi, management fees and daily cleaning services. With tenants from all around the globe, Apple Dorm is equipped with multi-lingual staff who are there to help you with your day-to-day needs. Talk about hassle-free living!
Apple Dorm (Sham Shui Po), 1-5/F, 56JK│56GH Yen Chow Street, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Combining the comfort of a serviced apartment with the community elements of co-living, Oootopia is a serviced residence that provides flexible term rentals with well-designed rooms and living spaces to tick all the boxes for the modern working individual. Holding privacy and hygiene at its core, Oootopia offers studio suites and two-bedroom suites, each equipped with private bathrooms and storage space. With two easily accessible locations in Kowloon and one on Hong Kong Island, each location has a distinct design that creatively takes into consideration the unique features of each property and surrounding locale.
With four locations across Hong Kong and two planned developments in the works, Weave Studios by Weave Living offers beautifully furnished studio homes that come complete with a thriving community. Whether you’re someone starting out your career or living away from family for the first time, this is set to be your ideal home away from home — with regular events and shared spaces with practical facilities so you always have something to do and people to turn to. Expect design-forward fittings, modern appliances, maximised space, hotel-grade mattresses and a hassle-free move-in.
Co-Living Spaces In Hong Kong
Dash Living manages over 500 units of co-living and serviced apartments for rent in Hong Kong, with each coming fully furnished and fitted with their own private bathrooms. Conveniently located across prime districts in Hong Kong Island and Kowloon, its newest en-bloc locations, The Aberdeen and The Sheung Wan, include a gym, laundry facilities, outdoor communal spaces and more.
With multiple spaces available across Hong Kong, you can narrow down your search by area, home type, length of stay and price to find your perfect home. Spaces vary from rooms in shared houses to single-occupancy studios, but all-inclusive membership plans include a fully furnished home, utilities, unlimited wifi, weekly cleaning, maintenance, access to community events and the assistance of Community Managers.
Offering the best of both worlds, The Nate offers a range of furnished studio apartments, complete with a communal lounge for socialising. What’s more, all residents have access to a fully equipped kitchen, self-service laundromat and rooftop. The Nate offers both short and long-term rentals, with studios sizes between 125 sq ft and 160 sq ft.
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Owl Square Co-living
Owl Square Co-living provides minimal, affordable and functional living spaces, with high-quality furniture sourced from Europe and Asia. Each unit comes with a fully equipped kitchen and unlimited wifi, as well as weekly cleaning and point-to-point laundry services. To make your life even easier, the Owl Square app allows you to unlock your door and pay your bill with a simple tap.
Co-living start-up Slash Living offers multi-functional housing that combines living, sharing and community for young professionals and students. Striving to create a space that connects individuals in a multitude of ways, the Slash common area features a reading and games area, a fully-equipped pantry, a balcony area and more. Both private and shared rooms are available, complete with 24-hour CCTV, regular cleaning and high-speed wifi.
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Eager to move into a new space? The rooms here are move-in ready with a comfy bed and plenty of storage space. Also accessible to residents are over 3,000 sq ft of shared spaces, including a kitchen, living room, workspace, rooftop/terrace and gym. On top of the many recreational facilities, Weave also runs a number of events each month to help members get to know each other. With locations in Prince Edward, Hung Hom, Olympic and Kai Tak, Weave is a great co-living option for those looking for a new home on Kowloon side.
Balancing privacy with community, YOOF’s co-living space YoofHill features individual rooms alongside communal spaces (including bathrooms, a large living and dining room, and a fully equipped kitchen). In addition to hosting regular events and activities, the shared rooftop, gym and self-laundry facilities, provide plenty of opportunities for neighbours to connect.
Editor’s Note: “Your Guide To Co-Living Spaces In Hong Kong” was originally published on 14 February, 2021 and was most recently updated in July 2022 by Nicole Moraleda.
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Main image courtesy of Dash Living via Instagram, image 1 courtesy of Apple Dorm, image 2 courtesy Oootopia, image 3 courtesy of Weave Studios by Weave Living, image 4 courtesy of Dash Living via instagram, image 5 courtesy of The Nate via Instagram, image 6 courtesy of Slash Living.