Coworking Spaces in Cebu and Mandaue: Map, Reviews and more!

Are you a digital nomad, working online while traveling—all you need is a place to focus? Or maybe your online work is home-based, but sometimes home is just too distracting? Then you’re looking for coworking spaces! On an hourly, daily or monthly basis, they give you a space to work. We’re listing here all coworking spaces in Cebu, were they are and for what kind of person they are best suited for. Still not sure what all this coworking stuff is about? We’re covering that, too!

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Apart from location, here are some quick recommendations according to our personal preferences. Find the full list of coworking spaces and our reviews of them below.

Cheapest Hourly

ACX Outsourcing Hub near Park Mall and Vananaz in Urgello near Fuente both offer an excellent value for money with a hourly rate of:

₱30  at  ACX and Vananaz

Cheapest Day Pass

Co.lab Einland near Park Mall has the cheapest day pass with an amazing price of:

₱150  at  Co.lab

Cheapest Monthly Pass

The Spot offers the cheapest monthly pass of any coworking space in Cebu for a super-low

₱2999  at  The Spot

Like a Café

Altspace

With a café-like ambience and sunlight, Altspace is great for relaxed focus. With very good coffee on offer, what more could you ask for?

Video call friendly

With call booths and very stable internet, The Company Mandaue is the best coworking space to make important video calls from.

Opening Hours Mon-Fri: When is Which Space Open?

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ACX Outsourcing Hub
A Quiet Space
A Space
Altspace Fri until 7pm
Avant Offices
Co.Lab Einland
Desko
Hive
iioffice Mon & Thu until 7pm
Incubate
Murals
NomadsHub
Open Mind
The Company IT Park
The Company Mandaue
The Mezzanine Cafe
The Spot
The Workplace Cafe Banawa
The Workplace Cafe Mandaue
The Workplace Cafe Ramos
Vananaz
Vibes
Worklab

Map of Coworking Spaces in Metro Cebu

Reviews of all Coworking Spaces in Cebu and Mandaue

A Space​

Artists and designers love A Space, one of the oldest spaces in Cebu, for its industrial design and community.

Last we checked it was being renovated and extended, but was still open for business.

A Space is located in Crossroads, near IT Park.

A Quiet Space​

A Quiet Space features sunlight, good chairs, a cozy ambience and unlimited good coffee and snacks.

It’s located near Golden Peak Hotel in the Ayala Area, across AutoLab.

Opening Hours: 

  • Mon-Fri 8:00am – 10:00pm
  • Sat-Sun 10:00am – 7:00pm

What else is good to know? Read all about A Quiet Space in our full review.

ACX Outsourcing Hub​

ACX has lots of sunlight and very affordable prices, including hourly billing. It’s still new and that means it’s currently much less crowded than The Workplace Cafe Mandaue, which is located in the same building. 

It’s located in Jamestown Mandaue, near Parkmall.

Opening Hours:

  • Mon-Fri 9:00am – 5:00am
  • Sat 5:00am – 9:00pm
  • Sun Closed

What else is good to know? Read all about ACX in our full review.

Altspace

A small & bright space with an atmosphere like a quiet café. Altspace has excellent coffee and stable internet.

Located in Ramos, not too far from Fuente Osmena circle.

Opening Hours:

  • Mon-Thu 10:00am – 02:00am
  • Fri 10:00am – 7:00pm
  • Sat-Sun Closed
 
 What else is good to know? Read all about Altspace in our full review.

(We haven’t visited yet.)

In Avenir Bldg., near IT Park

Co.Lab Einland​

Small, light-flooded place thanks to half the walls being made of glass. Good internet, quiet, but uncomfortable seats.

Located in Northdrive Mall, near Park Mall.

Opening Hours:

  • Mon-Sat 8:00am-midnight
  • Sun 9:00am-6:00pm

 What else is good to know? Read all about Co.Lab in our full review.

Desko

Desko is quiet and great for focusing. Targeted at students, it offers cheap Filipino snacks and drinks.

Opening Hours: 24/7 (it’s always open)

Located behind Cebu Doctors, near Mango Plaza.

 What else is good to know? Read all about Desko in our full review.

Hive Coworking Cafe​

The Hive features indirect sunlight, hourly billing and a decent food menu.

Opening Hours: 24/7 (it’s always open)

Located near Ayala.

Read all about Hive Coworking Cafe in our full review.

iioffice​

We’ve visited, but haven’t reviewed yet. Coming soon!

Located near Capitol, on the way to Fuente.

Incubate

we haven’t visited yet.

Murals​

Reusing the hostel’s community room as a coworking space, Murals is fun for a few hours but maybe not the best choice as a daily place to work. Seating and tables are not made for longer hours of working. (But hey, you shouldn’t work that long anyway!)

Opening Hours:

  • Mon-Sun 7:00am – 12 midnight

 

Read all about Murals in our full review.

Nomad's Hub

NomadsHub  with their co-living concept targeted at, surprise, digital nomads.

Opening Hours: 24/7 (it’s always open)

Nnomad’s Hub is located right next door to Workplace Café Ramos, not too far from Fuente Osmena circle.

Read all about Nomad’s Hub in our full review.

Open Mind Banilad

We haven’t visited yet. Review coming soon!

Located above Michelangelo pizzeria in Maria Luisa road, Banilad

Open Mind IT Park

We haven’t visited yet. Review coming soon!

Located in IT Park

The Company IT Park​

Most people we ask consider The Company IT Park the best space for professionals: Healthy mix of coworkers, regular events and staff that tries to push the community forward.

Opening Hours for the hot-seat area:

  •  Mon-Fri 9:00am -7:00pm

The Company IT Park is located on the 15th floor of HM Tower in IT Park.

Read all about The Company IT Park in our full review.

The Company Mandaue​

The best coworking space for video calls: great internet, not crowded, quiet, has phone booths. Lacking sunlight.

Opening Hours for the hot-seat area: 

  • Mon-Fri 9:00am – 7:00pm)

Located near the Oakridge Business Park on AS Fortuna, Mandaue.

Read all about The Company Mandaue in our full review.

The Mezzanine Cafe

The Mezzanine Cafe a café that’s also a coworking space: They don’t charge for the seat, but you do need to buy food or a beverage. The space is split between the cafe part with music and the quiet study part. The biggest downside is that with those amazing offerings, the place gets packed and the internet suffers quite a bit.

Opening Hours: 

  • Mon-Sun 10:00 am – 2:00 am

Mezzanine is located in Ramos, near Fuente Osmena.

Read all about The Mezzanine Cafe in our full review.

The Spot

The Spot is a quiet, low-cost and functional space for studying and working. It features the cheapest monthly pass with ₱2999. One thing it is missing is sunlight.

Opening Hours:

  • Mon–Fri: 9:00 am – 2:00 am
  • Sat–Sun: 9:00 am – 12:00 mn

The Spot is located opposite Gaisano Country Mall in Banilad.

Read all about The Spot in our full review.

The Workplace Cafe Banawa

The Workplace Cafe Banawa offers the usual goodies of a The Workplace Cafe branch: decent chairs, a food menu, call cubicles amongst others. Unlike the other to branches, Banawa feels more spacious—we like it best of the three.

Opening Hours: 

  • Mon – Sat: 10:00 am – 6:00 am
  • Sun: 12:00 noon – 6:00 am

Located next to the 1st AutoGas station in Banawa, Guadalupe.

Read all about The Workplace Cafe Banawa in our full review.

The Workplace Cafe Mandaue

The Workplace Cafe Banawa offers the usual goodies of a The Workplace Cafe branch: decent chairs, a food menu, call cubicles amongst others. It’s the branch with the most sunlight, which we love.

Opening Hours: 24/7 (it’s always open)

Located near Park Mall in Mandaue.

Read all about The Workplace Cafe Mandaue in our full review.

The Workplace Cafe Ramos​

The original Workplace Cafe, the Ramos branch offers the usual goodies of a The Workplace Cafe branch: decent chairs, a food menu, call cubicles amongst others. It’s the most cramped branch of the three.

Opening Hours: 

  • Mon – Sat: 10:00 am – 6:00 am
  • Sunday: 12:00 nn – 6:00 am

Located near Fuente Osmena in Ramos. (surprise!)

Read all about The Workplace Cafe Ramos in our full review.

Vananaz

We have visited Vananaz. Review coming soon!

Vananaz is located in Urgello, near Southwestern University.

Vibes

We haven’t visited Vibes yet. Review coming soon!

Located near Guadalupe Church.

Worklab

Worklab features cubicles and table seats and a good atmosphere for working. The chairs aren’t too comfortable, but internet is fast.

Opening Hours: 24/7 (it’s always open)

Located near the Talamban campus of University of San Carlos.

Read all about Worklab in our full review.

Former Spaces

These coworking spaces no longer operate. So by keeping them here at least you can be sure that they’re gone.

Headquarters

Was located in Escario.

Headquarters closed end of May 2019.

in.dus.tri.Room

Located near South Western University in Urgello. Closed somewhen in 2018.

The Tide in IT Park

Was located in Skyrise 1. Closed in January 2018.

Why go to coworking space?

Coworking spaces are workspaces that let you work in an office-style environment or use an office on flexible terms. Usually these coworking spaces provide you with some facilities that a normal office have.

Here are good reasons why you might consider spending some time in coworking spaces:

  • Work structure – Create your own routine, away from the distractions of home.
  • Networking and community – Offers a community of like-minded professionals.
  • Mentorship – Meet influential persons, accomplished entrepreneurs and great thinkers.
  • Emotional support – You’re surrounded by fellow entrepreneurs and professionals: this will give you much needed emotional boost.
  • Flexibility – Day passes, Flex passes, even hourly passes: all the flexibility to fit work to your life.
  • Collaboration – Join community events that foster collaboration among the members.
  • Productivity – Working alongside passionate and goal oriented people will inspire you to work more diligently.

What are the different types of coworking spaces?

Not all coworking spaces are the same. Particularly when compared to spaces in other countries, those in Cebu can be quite different. And that’s in good part due to the strong BPO industry here: many spaces cater to companies, not individuals. To make that clearer, here’s a summary of the different types of coworking spaces Cebu has to offer.

  • Coworking Spaces – They usually have that cafe vibe – relaxed yet dynamic. They make a perfect place for community and collaboration.
  • Shared Offices – is, well, an office shared by two or more businesses.
  • Seat Leasing – is a workstation-for-rent scheme. It allows businesses to rent seats or an office space for their employees in a fully equipped outsourcing center.
  • Study / Learning Cafe – can be considered as a coworking space as it’s accessible to anyone who needs a place conducive for work.

Who else writes about coworking spaces in Cebu?

We want this page to be useful for you. We’re most useful when we admit that we can’t do everything and point you in the right direction.

Here are sites that discuss or list coworking spaces in Cebu, sorted by the last update, so you get the most recent content first. Let us know if you know of others that we should add.

Who writes about coworking spaces outside of Cebu?

Grit.ph features a good overview of coworking spaces in the Philippines. Refreshing to read someone considering spaces outside of Metro Manila. 🙂 (September 2019)

Ruben Licera wrote a post about the best coworking spaces in General Santos. Love it! (June 2016)

Opinions & Mistakes

We’re not affiliated with any of the places listed here, but we do like some places better than others. Our opinions about places are just that: opinions. Not everyone agrees with our views, and that’s good: there is a coworking space for every taste. 🙂 

We try to give you accurate and complete information, but we make mistakes and things change without us noticing. Did you spot a mistake? That’s great! Please tell us at [email protected] or on Facebook or Instagram.

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    1. Thanks Helena! Awesome (and encouraging) to hear that you like our coworking space page. You can help us by spreading the word—and do let us know if something’s amiss. 🙂

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