Monday, February 22, 2010

Coworking in Los Angeles

I'm currently considering a coworking space for occasional needs.  Sometimes more, sometimes less.  Actually, it's all driven by the cost.  If I'd be lucky enough to find something similar to Mountain View's Hacker Dojo I would go with it right away.  Anyways, here is what I've found so far:

Office & Company in Pasadena, CA.  The closest location to my place, and probably the cheapest one.  They do have drop-in rate for $25 a day, with full membership price of $350/month.  If they would provide a half day for $10 or close, I'd go with them by no means.

CoLoft in Santa Monica, CA.  One of the newest, I guess, and pretty interesting.  The cheapest plan is 5 hours a month for $30, which is sorta okay, but still doesn't look to be within the budget.  Spending 4 days a week, at least 3-4 hours a day, can end up with about 64 hours a month, and the lowest closet plan is 50 hours a month for $199.  Ouch.

theOffice in Santa Monica, CA.  They provide an intro rate of $149 for month and then it goes up.  The limited amount of guest passes is $39 per day.  I've heard that they are pretty cool, but they're rather expensive.

And finally Blankspaces in Los Angeles, CA.  They are the most expensive, from what I was about to understand.  However, the day rate working out of the work bar for 5 hours is only $20.  Which is pretty cool.

That's all I found so far.  Which is not a lot, but still an option.  I'll keep an eye on the new places.  And while I'd prefer beach area :) I'll be probably do fine with the central LA.

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