Austin is undergoing a period of skyrocketing growth, and so are coworking spaces in Austin. Austin’s population continues to rise - fueled by the unique startup and freelance scene that continues to “Keep Austin Weird.” Coffee shop work is still a staple in Austin, but it is also problematic as they are often noisy, and it’s difficult to find parking or an outlet (or two)! Increasingly, coworking spaces are popular alternatives for people seeking a flexible working environment, and more stable access to necessary office ammenities.
We’ve reviewed the best coworking spaces in Austin to help you figure out which option compliments your unique work style. WeWork checked off the most boxes during our research. Whether you’d like to root yourself in a permanent office space, or you favor more of an open, drop-in venue, they have all the bases covered.
A Full List of the Best Coworking Spaces in Austin, TX
The 3 best coworking spaces in Austin:
WeWork - best locations
Link Coworking - best value
Capital Factory - best vibe
The other spaces we considered:
Impact Hub Austin
Reviews of the Best Coworking Spaces in Austin
WeWork is the best space to cowork for most teams. This coworking giant has the most locations of any coworking company out there, including 5 in Austin. Currently, there are 749 Wework locations in 129 countries.
Wework also capitalizes on occupying downtown office space. Having multiple locations in the downtown area makes it a breeze to use public transportation. It’s a plus to be able to check out some of the best retail spaces and live entertainment Austin has to offer after work, not to mention some fabulous restaurants to impress your clients and celebrate team wins.
WeWork currently has five locations open in Austin, and one more opening soon. Three of the five open locations are right in downtown Austin. Their address are:
316 West 12th Street Austin, TX 78701 (Westview location)
The other two locations are:
3300 N Interstate 35 Suite 700 Austin, TX 78705 (University Park)
11801 Domain Blvd 3rd Fl Austin, TX 78758 (The Domain)
Out of all the coworking spaces we looked at, WeWork offered the most amenities. They offer everything your business could need (and more), so you don’t have to waste time or money setting up an office space. All WeWork sites come fully stocked amenities like complimentary fruit water/ fresh coffee/ tea/ beer on tap, free on-site bicycle parking, spaces stocked with printers and office supplies, cleaning services, onsite friendly staff, soundproofed private phone booths, conference rooms, high-speed internet, and a wide variety of social and professional events. These features can be found at all WeWork locations, and each individual location offers unique features, which are addressed below.
All these great amenities don’t come with an ultra-high price tag either. WeWork’s prices are comparable to its competitors, or in some cases, even less. WeWork offers three different membership plans (hot desks, dedicated desks, and private offices), so you don’t end up paying for more than you need. WeWorks’ hot desks range from $390/month to $450/month, and dedicated desks range from $500/month to $575/month. For teams that are rapidly growing, private offices might be a better fit. They come fully furnished and move-in-ready. Prices range from $740/month to $2,430/month.
This WeWork location is mere blocks from the Texas State Capitol, a short 10-minute walk from awesome biking and hiking trails near Austin’s Town Lake, and right around the corner from 6th Street, which is the live music capital of the world.
600 Congress Ave is equipped with onsite showers for those who enjoy a morning workout or bike to work. It also has a roof deck featuring amazing views of Austin. Take your morning coffee up here for a peaceful start to the work day or impress clients during a one-on-one meeting. This location has a wellness room that is secure and lockable if you are a nursing mother, need to destress after a meeting, or just need a break.
This location is situated in downtown Austin in the Clarksville Historic District. Check out our map below to see exactly what other neighborhoods are near this coworking space.
There is no parking onsite at this site, but you can rent out a space at the One American Center for $285/month, and there is public transit (Capital Metro Rail) nearby. Several parking apps are also available to assist in finding parking. WeWork recommends Spot, an app that lets users rent out their unused parking spots.
This site is located right next to the Texas State Capitol, making this location perfect for those working in government, law, or non-profits.
Like the 600 Congress Ave location, this site boasts a beautiful rooftop terrace with views of downtown Austin and features an onsite wellness room.
This site is located in the North Side of Austin and is nestled in the Medical District.
There is no on-site parking at this location, but parking is available one block away at 1108 Lavaca St Parking.
This WeWorks location is just across the river from Downtown Austin and close to some of the best shopping and dining experiences South Congress has to offer making it a breeze to host client lunches and dinners. 801 Barton Springs is also a quick walk away from some of Austin’s best outdoor spots like Zilker Park, Auditorium Shores, and Barton Springs Pool.
While this location doesn’t have any features unique to this particular site, it does house beautifully designed lounge areas to get those creative juices flowing and facilitate collaboration.
801 Barton Springs is located in the quirky Bouldin neighborhood. The Zilker area is closeby, and the start of South Congress Avenue is half a mile away.
There is no parking available at this site; however, 811 Barton Springs Rd Parking and 721 Barton Springs Parking are each about a two minute walk away.
This location is on the east side of Austin near the University of Texas and is just off I-35. It is walking distance to some great restaurants and bars. Downtown Austin is a short 10-minute drive away.
Hate those puppy dog eyes you get from your canine when you’re leaving for work? Hate spending a fortune on doggy-daycare? WeWork’s University Park location is dog-friendly, so your canine companion can come to work with you! Hancock Dog Park is also right outside University Park’s doors. This location has a fitness center on-location to help you stay on track of your fitness goals.
Situated in Central Austin, this location is in the Hancock (North Loop) neighborhood. The Cherrywood (French Place) neighborhood is just east of Interstate-35.
There is a parking garage available at this location.
The Domain is situated in an area of Austin that is quickly becoming a foodie’s paradise. This area also has great shopping and an energizing nightlife scene.
This coworking site is also dog-friendly if you get your best work done with your pup by your side. It also has a beautiful event space fully equipped with a projector, state of the art sound system, and lighting controls. If you’ve ever hit that midday wall, this location has an awesome game lounge, so you can take a little break and then get back to being productive.
The Domain is located in North Austin in the North Burnet neighborhood. The Village at Walnut Creek is also a quick walk away.
There is reserved and unreserved parking available at this location. No need to stress, just give them a call and they’ll set it all up.
Link Coworking is situated in the Anderson Lane Shopping Center at 2700 West Anderson Lane Ste 205, Austin, Texas 78757.
Shared spaces (Link Coworking) range from $200-$450/month. Dedicated desks (Link Too) are $400-$450/month. A private office space (Link Flex) is $1200-$7100/month.
Link Coworking is less than one mile off Mopac. It is within walking distance to great restaurants and retail spaces such as Cover 3, Chipotle, Madam Mam’s, Korea House, Body Business, Alamo Drafthouse, Office Depot, San Francisco Coffee, Houston’s, Zen, Starbucks and many more.
Link also created a helpful map that shows all nearby restaurants and shopping: Shopping and Restaurants near Link Coworking
Amenities & Bonuses
Link Coworking offers some pretty great features. With a membership here, you’ll get access to:
Special discounts to local partner business
Two beautiful covered courtyards with green spaces and a charming koi pond
Complimentary coffee and snacks provided all day
Meeting and conference rooms available for rent
Private phone booths
Link Coworking is a proud member of the LExC (The League of Extraordinary Coworking Spaces), which is a group of independent coworking spaces that help connect members with a coworking space where they are. If you join Link Coworking with LExC, you’ll be able to visit and work at any space in their network with locations all over the globe, which is all included in your local membership.
Located in North Austin, this coworking space is within walking distance from the North Shoal Creek neighborhood.
This coworking site has plenty of FREE parking at their location.
This coworking site is geared towards entrepreneurs and startups - connecting people to investors, employees, mentors, and customers.
Capital Factory’s website is https://www.capitalfactory.com. Check it out to view some awesome upcoming events and listen to their podcast, the Austinpreneur Podcast.
Open desks are $250/month
Dedicated desks are $375/month
Private office is $500-$600+/month
Capital Factory is just blocks from Texas State Capitol. It is around the corner from restaurants like Chipotle, Roaring Fork, 1886 Cafe & Bakery, and the Driskill Grill and close to great bars and pubs such as the Firehouse Lounge, B.D. Riley’s Irish Pub Downtown, and Cedar Door Patio and Lounge.
Amenities & Bonuses
With a Capital Factory membership, you’ll get:
24/7 keycard access
Access to an elite Mentor network (150+ of Texas’ top tech mentors)
To attend their frequent networking and community events
Private conference room space
Use of VR/AR Lab
A private postal mailbox
Complimentary cold brew and beer
A stocked kitchen
Month to month plans
Access to their on-site gym
Capital factory is situated in downtown Austin. The Market District and North Side District are all in close proximity.
Capital Factory does not have onsite parking, but they have compiled a great guide of parking options and other transportation alternatives here. They’ve also created a helpful map of close parking (see right).
Map of Coworking Spaces in Austin
We’ve created an easy to view map for your viewing pleasure of all the coworking sites we’ve just mentioned. Check it out here!
Other Ways to Cowork in Austin
Here are some great alternatives to the locations we previously mentioned.
Coffee shops: These coffee shops all have free wifi and steller reviews.
Stonehouse Coffee & Bar
Summermoon Coffee Bar
Parks: If you’re stuck in a creative rut, be sure to check out these parks. These spaces don’t all have wifi, so be sure to bring your hotspot if you need an internet hookup.
Mueller Lake State Park
Other spaces with free wifi: Parks and coffee shops aren’t your groove? These spaces also have free wifi, but offer a unique spin on your typical workspace.
Barnes and Noble
Half Priced Books
South Congress Hotel lobby
Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt
Your Alma Mater University if you’re from the Austin area. They sometimes offer free wifi to the public, but you could also pick up a class or two for guaranteed access as well as gaining valuable knowledge
Libraries: Besides offering information and resources, libraries can serve as a productive and energizing workspace. These are among the best libraries in the Austin area.
Austin Public Library
Austin Central Library
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