From 20th century villas to garden rooftoops, these are Cairo’s most unique co-working spaces, places prime for entrepreneurs to kick-start their road to success.
For those working from home or kickstarting their own business, renting out an office space with limited funds and even less employees (or potentially none), isn’t always feasible or necessary. That’s where the co-working space comes in to save the day. Whether you’re looking to spice up your WFH routine or meet with colleagues somewhere that isn’t a Starbucks— these spots are your best bets in Cairo.
Previously known as Al Maqarr, MQR is not only a coworking space but a collaborative community that offers conference rooms, organized events, and affordable training sessions in different fields. First opening its doors in October 2012, this leading coworking space is one of the main reasons for the growth in popularity of the Spaces Industry in Cairo. It’s easily one of the biggest co-working chains in the country.
Their locations include training rooms, private spaces, meeting rooms, and floating desks with high-speed internet, food and beverage, and a community care team. MQR has locations in Heliopolis, downtown’s GrEEK Campus, Maadi, Al Rehab, 6th of October, Sheikh Zayed, New Cairo, and El Gouna. Their monthly rates range from EGP1500 to 2000.
The first global network for mobile workers, Urban Station is easily one of the most aesthetically-pleasing spots with its bright, yellow interiors that emit a sort of New York taxi aesthetic. With locations around the world in Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, and Chile, Egypt’s location is the only one outside of Latin America. The space has been featured on the likes of GQ, USA Today, and Fast Company.
Their spaces include training and meeting rooms, high-speed internet, spaces to host talks and workshops, and food and beverage. Located at 2 Wadi El Nil St in Mohandessin, the first hour costs EGP57 and then EGP37 for every additional hour or EGP230 for a full day.
A crisp, clean space for Nasr City residents to put their thinking caps on, this workspace is designed with high professionalism and consistency, offering services to entrepreneurs, startup businesses, and freelancers. They offer meeting rooms, floating desks, food and beverage, and high-speed internet. All the essentials, none of the hassle. One day access is EGP 90 and access during the work week is EGP 900.
Roomsquared Coworking Space
In Nasr City, there lies this dreamy modern and minimal coworking space that has everything a professional needs without breaking the bank. Roomsquared features offices, shared spaces, meeting rooms, and training spaces at their location. Prices start at EGP 12 per hour and EGP 1,000 for 30 consecutive days. For more info, visit @roomsquared_coworkingspace on Instagram.
With branches in New Cairo and Nasr City, CO-55 is one of the chicest co-working spaces in town. Their space doesn’t just serve as some serious eye candy, but is also equipped with just about everything you’ll need to buckle up and be productive. Both their locations offer hot desks, private suites, dedicated booths, and meeting and events spaces in their sleek and diverse open-concept spaces.
Visit them EGP2000 for a monthly hot desk package, or per hour for EGP50 for the first hour and EGP35 every additional hour. Visit them on co55eg.com.
House In Maadi, this old-style house features outdoor, cosy working spaces in their garden that let you get stuff done and breathe in some fresh air simultaneously. Think of it as more of a hangout spot that just so happens to have all the amenities you need to push through the work day. They offer a Work & Chill package for 10 passes with endless refreshments.
A creative work hub, Heliopolis’ The Bunker is a co-working space with achingly cool industrial aesthetics, a garden roof, endless coffee bar, and deck loads of entertainment and board games for use during breaks. They offer flexible packages, including half-day packages starting at EGP50 to premium full day packages for EGP120. For more information, visit their IG page @thebunkereg.
Once the home of the French Consulate in Downtown, Consoleya is Cairo’s bougiest coworking space. The spot gathers businesses and professionals in the 95-year-old building amidst meticulously designed modern spaces to create a roster of plug and play offices. This upscale workspace includes meeting rooms, hot desks, and fully-equipped private offices. To access their facilities, you’ll need to sign up for a membership starting at EGP7,000 a month. For more information, visit consoleya.com
Also a Downtown location, Startup Haus is enpact Egypt and Drosos Foundation’s home for workspace services, amenities, and collaborations. Bringing together a vibrant community of young professionals, the spaces are crisp and minimal, helping you clear your mind and get stuff done. Their downtown location offers day passes for EGP100 and memberships starting at EGP1300 a month. For more information visit startuphaus.org