Coworking Spaces in Nairobi: The 10+ Best Places for Remote Workers in 2021

Coworking Spaces in Nairobi

There are now so many coworking spaces in Nairobi, it can be difficult to decide which is best for you. 

The last thing you want is to travel halfway across the city, get stuck in traffic, and just arrive at a place that doesn’t suit your needs. 

Over the years, I’ve worked at most of Nairobi’s best-known coworking spaces. I’ve learned that too many of them focus entirely on high-paying corporate clients, ignore community building and thus create a rather dull experience for solo members. 

So, I’ve gone through the entire list of 50+ coworking spaces in Nairobi and picked out my 10 favourite locations – based on my real-life experience working at each one. 

Wherever you are in Nairobi, use this guide to find an excellent coworking space near you. 

Kilimani

iHub

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  • Highlights: Established community and startup incubators
  • Open Hours: Mon – Sun, 8 am – 8 pm

As one of the oldest coworking spaces in Nairobi, iHub remains popular for its affordable membership plan, diverse membership, regular events, and partnerships with various African and international startup incubators and foundations. 

There’s also a great restaurant on-site with views looking out over Kilimani. Or you can go downstairs and check out Ankole Grill, one of my favourite places to eat in Nairobi. 

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Workify

Workify

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  • Highlights: Location, views, decor
  • Open Hours: 24/7 for full members; Mon-Fri, 9 am – 6 pm for day passes

Taking up 2 levels of a small building across the road from Yaya Centre, Workify is a minimalist but comfortable coworking space in a great location. 

It shares a building with Hyat Fitness gym and Unseen Bar, so you could easily start your morning at the gym on the 4th floor, work for the day on the 10thand 11th floor, and finish with an after-work drink or movie at Unseen’s rooftop bar and cinema.

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Nairobi Garage

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Westlands

Jenga Leo

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  • Highlights: Focus on community; facilities, including a yoga studio, gym, and restaurant
  • Open Hours: Mon-Sun, 8 am – 5.30 pm

Aside from coworking options, Jenga Leo also boasts an in-house gym, yoga studio, restaurant, huge terraces with spectacular views, and much more. 

Even better, they’re heavily focused on community, attracting a young, diverse, and vibrant assortment of remote workers, solo entrepreneurs, and consultants. 

Its location in the heart of Westlands’ business district means anyone traveling from another neighbourhood will face A LOT of traffic and potentially long commute. But if you live close by, it’s easily one of the best coworking spaces in Nairobi. 

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Ikigai Westlands

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  • Highlights: Beautiful setting, fantastic coffee, regular events
  • Open Hours: Mon-Sun, 8 am – 5.30 pm

All the way on the opposite side of Westlands, this was Ikigai’s first branch. And it’s quite a statement. 

The coworking space is set in a big old house in a beautiful, huge garden. You can work from the main house, the garden, a bunch of terraces, or Roasted Truth – one of the best coffee shops in Nairobi. 

Roasted Truth is open to anyone, and it’s a great way to immerse yourself in work surrounded by nature. To enjoy the rest of the facilities, you’ll need to join Ikigai. 

Note: Ikigai members can work from any of the coworking space’s 4 branches across Nairobi. So if you like one, it’s great value in case you find yourself across town and looking for a spot to work or host a meeting.

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Nairobi Garage

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Kileleshwa & Lavington

Pallet Cafe

Pallet Cafe

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  • Highlights: Onsite garden restaurant, interesting community, great value.
  • Open Hours: Mon – Sun, 7.30 am – 6.30 pm

Pallet Cafe isn’t just one of the best restaurants in Nairobi, serving delicious food in a serene and beautiful garden setting. They also train and hire members of the deaf community as their staff.

And tucked away in the corner is a great coworking space tailored for solo entrepreneurs and remote workers. Pallet Cafe offers one of the best value membership plans in Nairobi, and you get plenty of perks. 

You can also make use of the garden when you want to work in the fresh air, surrounded by greenery and enjoying a light breeze. 

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Ikigai Lavington

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  • Highlights: Workspace options, coffee, staff, events. 
  • Open Hours: Mon – Fri, 8 am – 5.30 pm; Sat, 9am-1pm

Ikigai Lavington is the first coworking space in Nairobi that I joined – so it will always have a special place in my heart. 

The space is huge, with a variety of different workspaces and eclectic Kenyan decor throughout. It’s super easy to meet people at the cafe and shared kitchen. There’s a daily lunch buffet and regular events. 

While an outdoor area is sorely missed on sunny days, overall, the facilities, coffee, and community make up for it. 

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Karen & Langata

Kofisi – Karen

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  • Open Hours: Mon-Fri, 7 am – 6 pm; Sat, 7 am – 1 pm

I’ve only spent a couple of hours at Kofisi while spending a long weekend in Karen, so I can’t give it a full review. 

However, I loved the decor, quiet and relaxed atmosphere, variety of workspaces, and convenient location. 

If you need somewhere in Karen to host a meeting or do some focused work for a day, Kofisi is an excellent choice. 

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Nairobi Garage Langata

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Ngong Rd. 

The Kijiji

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What’s Your Favourite Coworking Space in Nairobi?

Let us know in the comments, and we’ll check it out. If we like it, we’ll add it to the list. 

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