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Megan9 min readRemote cultureJanuary 21, 2020

The remote work offices around the world that our team loves

The remote work offices around the world that our team loves

As a remote-first team, everyone gets to work exactly where they feel most productive. For about half of our team, they prefer to work from our beautiful HQ in Vilnius, Lithuania.

For the rest of the team, it ranges from the comfort of their own home to breath-taking beach-view cafes or coworking spaces with a great community. Our remote offices travel far and beyond!

In the past 6 months, I’ve set up my portable remote office in Bali overlooking rice fields. I’ve worked in Penang, Malaysia, watching the city’s beautiful skyline from my balcony. I got inspired working in the State Library Victoria, where I was surrounded by nothing but books. I sat among creative cool kids in Brooklyn. I worked from my own home in Berlin and from my parent’s sunny garden in the Netherlands. Heck, I even remotely worked at the Airbnb office and accidentally got stuck in an impromptu CEO lunch presentation that probably wasn’t meant for my ears.

And that's just me. So as you can imagine, collectively our team has gathered quite some knowledge about remote work offices around the globe. Today, we’ll share our favorite remote workspaces—but be aware, wanderlust guaranteed!


Jessika tells you where to go in Las Palmas, Spain

Partnership Manager

HiTide Surf Hostel

HiTide Surf Hostel

“Walking into the door, you already feel like part of the HiTide family: A home away from home. The view across the beach from the beautiful rooftop terrace, the sound of the waves, the chilled vibe and positivity of the place are simply amazing. The crew that’s working in the hostel will exceed your expectations and their energy is contagious. This place is super tidy, has lovely decoration and a good internet connection. Besides the hostel, Las Palmas has a lot to offer. You can explore the beautiful island by car, go surfing, slacklining, climbing or take yoga classes. The hostel organizes a lot of things, like tapas and concert nights, shared dinners and much more.”

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Erin tells you where to go in Koh Phangan, Thailand

Customer Support

BEACHUB coworking

BEACHUB

“Beachub is a small, open-air remote workspace tucked onto a small beach that pokes out from the west coast of Koh Phangan. The office itself is fairly basic. Older, worse-for-wear office chairs surround concrete tables. Plenty of plug sockets line the tables (these may or may not give you an electric kiss when you first plug in your laptop charger). There are also hammocks that hang haphazardly around the edges of the office space. All the furniture in this space points to its main selling point... The view! Beachub is as advertised. A little hub on the beach. When you glance up from your laptop throughout the day, you are greeted with the crystal clear Thailand Gulf smiling back at you. Dogs cheerfully leap through the shallow water, playing with residents or other happy dogs. When the sun starts to set, the whole office is illuminated with a warm orange glow, as the sun melts into the horizon right before your eyes; to mark the end of another perfect workday.”

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Sthefani tells you where to go in Mexico City

Customer Support

U-Co Roma Norte

U-Co Roma Norte

“U-Co is a co-living and remote workspace. You can work from here and stay the night (or several), but it's not a regular hostel. It's a community. We work all day and during our lunch breaks and at the weekends we explore Mexico City together.”

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Jonas tells you where to go in Paris, France

Content Manager

Cafe Le Peloton

“When you're working in Paris, WiFi is a bit tricky. Most Parisian cafes are unreliable for WiFi and the coffee is not very good. Le Peloton has amazing coffee and strong WiFi. The cafe also runs a Bike Tour Company, so people from around the world come through every day. You meet lots of interesting people and the owners are super chill.”

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Radvilė tells you where to go in Bali, Indonesia

Digital Advertising Manager

Joshua District

Joshua District

“Joshua District is a restaurant, art exhibition, remote work station and more all-in-one. The place is made from shipping containers and recycled materials and has a rice field and ocean view—not much can beat that! They also have a concept store and host local artist exhibitions. Joshua District is about a 30-minute scooter ride from Canggu and a great spot when you need to focus without any distractions. Coworking day passes are available for $11 and you can use the money for a meal in their restaurant!

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Amanda tells you where to go in Saratoga Springs, USA

Project Manager

The Palette Cafe

The Palette Cafe (Upstairs)

“The Palette Upstairs is a co-working space in Saratoga Springs, NY, that was built to create a community filled with fun, inspiring, compassionate and empowering women. Between the floral and glittery pink wallpaper and the amazing professionals and business owners I've met, I feel like I can take on the world when I walk through Palette's door.”

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Darius tells you where to go in Ubud, Indonesia

Developer

Hubud

This coworking spot in Ubud is right on Jl. Monkey Forest, so there’s a good chance you’ll see a monkey or two. Hubud is praised for the helpful staff, good WiFi, member activities and the meeting rooms and quiet remote work spaces to work. You can grab your lunch in the cafe at the back. When we asked Darius why he loves working here, he only needed two words: “It’s nice.”

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Indre tells you where to go in Panama

Marketing Project Manager

Workings Obarrio

Workings Obarrio

“I've been working here for an entire month, that’s how much I like it. It’s a wonderful co-working space with an exceptional panoramic view. The remote workspace itself is very well equipped and comes with a few small booths for video or phone calls, printers. In the kitchen and common area, you can make yourself a free coffee and socialize. Workings Obarrio is accessible 24/7, so you can come to work anytime.”

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Tautvydas tells you where to go in Klaipėda, Lithuania

Developer

Light House Coworking

Light House Coworking

“Light House Coworking is located in a great location, and conveniently situated near my flat. It’s a small and cozy remote office spot that comes with a good price tag. Apart from the space itself, I also really the community here.”

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Maria tells you where to go in Koh Lanta, Thailand

Customer Support

KoHub

KoHub

“This is KoHub. It's empty at the ungodly hours I start my shift and there are several rooms to work in (some close at times due to low season). If you ever feel like working from an island with amazing beaches and a great coworking space, this is the place. The location, community and facilities are all awesome. I'm totally in love with it.”

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Ignas tells you where to go in Cape Town, South Africa

CEO

The Nova pod

The Nova pod

“We stumbled upon this remote workspace completely by accident. We drove by and stopped to take a picture. Then we learned what it was! This moving office on wheels is a project initiated by co-working space Work & Co. The view changes every day and the office has fast WiFi, a bar to make coffee, a toilet and even a TV and whiteboard for presentations.”

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Megan tells you where to go in New York, USA

Content Writer

Playground Coffee Shop Brooklyn

Playground Coffee Shop Brooklyn

“This small, female-owned cafe on the corner of Bedford Ave and Quincy Street is a co-working space for artists, illustrators, filmmakers, designers, photographers, art organizations, writers and any kind of creatives. They record an independent online radio show in the back, sell books, host open mics and focus on social and conscious awareness. Great iced matcha lattes and an even better background story.”

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Ilma tells you where to go in Seoul, South Korea

CMO

Daelim Changgo Gallery

Daelim Changgo Gallery CO:LUMN (대림창고 갤러리 컬럼)

“I love art (it’s actually one of the main factors when I pick my travel destinations), so you can imagine how happy I was stumbling upon this gem of a cafe. Daelim Changgo is located in Seongsu-dong, the Brooklyn of Seoul. A district where art is all around and cafes double as art galleries—just like this one. The streets around the cafe are filled with interesting murals, unexpected art and industrial charm. Daelim Changgo is spacious, has a variety of seating options and a really cool industrial vibe.”

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What’s your favorite place to work at? Leave your suggestion in the comments below.

Megan de Graaf

Hi there, I’m Megan. The content you read around here is probably written by me (or my pen pal Jonas). I’m based in Berlin and have helped many start-ups grow their online visibility. Blogging has always been my thing—from running artist fan pages as a teenager to now discovering upcoming talent on Sign This Kid.