Cafes and workspaces have been sprouting all over the metro catering to students, freelancers, and to anyone who needs a quiet space to work.
We present to you twelve spaces in and around the metro that will definitely help you study for that quiz, finish those reports, and at the same time won’t break your student bank.
Plug It Coworking Space and Study Hub
902 Eloisa Street corner España Boulevard, Sampaloc, Manila City
Open daily from 12 p.m. to 6 a.m.
RATES: Php 45/hr; Php 100/3hrs; Php 300/whole day
Need that caffeine boost to get you through your study session? Plugit serves unlimited coffee to its patrons. Their minimalist interiors and quiet ambiance help you stay focused. Check out their social media channels as they often give out discounts and promos.
4/F LA Village, 2119 Claro M. Recto Avenue, Manila City
Mon – Thurs: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Fri – Sun: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
RATES: Php 150/4hrs; Php 300/whole day; Php 3,600/month
Here at StudyHaven, they can cater to people who need a noise-free environment to work and they also have meeting rooms for group projects. All of their spaces are well-lit and comfortable. They also offer other services like photocopying and printing. They also offer monthly passes and dedicated desks at affordable rates.
HomeRoom Co-Working and Study Lounge
Dioresa Plaza, 1521 Dapitan Street, Sampaloc, Manila
Sun – Fri: 10 a.m. to 7 a.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 12 a.m.
RATES: Php 88/1hr30mins; Php 188/5hrs
For students and professionals who are pulling an all-nighter, HomeRoom Co-Working and Study Lounge has got your back. They offer drinks and snacks to solve your hunger problems. You can also bring in your own food. They’ve got a pantry that you can use so you don’t have to worry about bothering others with your adobo and garlic rice baon. If you need to refresh yourself with a quick bath or a snooze, they also offer shower and napping facilities.
1042 G.M. Tolentino Street, Sampaloc, Manila
Open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 a.m.
RATES: Php 50/hr; Php 120/4hrs; Php 300/whole day
933 Creatives is more than just a study lounge. It is a coworking space that you can use for your business startups, workshops, events, and study group sessions. They have drafting tables, fiber optics internet connection, and audiovisual equipment. Their offered competitive rates are inclusive of unlimited coffee, napping facilities, and wifi access. Visit their site for rates on their dedicated desk pass and private rooms
OrangeDesk Coworking Space And Study Lounge
España Boulevard corner P. Noval Street, Manila City
Open daily from 12 p.m. to 6 a.m.
RATES: Php 120/4hrs
OrangeDesk offers an alternative way of effective studying by incorporating “touches of nature” in their interior. Their study platforms are covered with faux grass and small potted greens can be found hanging on their walls. Adding to the campus park vibe is Sully, OrangeDesk’s resident doggie. Nothing beats having a furry friend to ease some of that stress away!
2F Elizabeth Hall, Katipunan Avenue, Brgy Loyola Heights, Quezon City
G/F Torre Central, Galicia Street, Sampaloc, Manila City
1963 Taft Avenue, Malate, Manila City
Open daily from 12:00 pm – 7:00 am
RATES: Php 80/hr; Php 250/4hrs; Php 450/overnight with free shower
One of the first coworking spaces to offer napping and shower services, they now have three branches around Manila. Their competitive rates are inclusive of fiber WiFi, unlimited coffee or juice, and power outlets. They also offer conference rooms and study accessories that you can rent during your stay.
Swing Space Katipunan
Unit 2 Mezzanine, Burgundy Place Condominium, Loyola Heights Katipunan, Quezon City
Open daily Mon – Friday, 10:00am – 3:00am
RATES: Php 80/hr
Looking for a calming and relaxing interior? Swing Space Katipunan is here for you. Study in a swing, the sofa, or make use of their tables and chairs, this study space aims to put you in the most relaxing, productive mood. They offer hot meals, coffee, and fast internet. You can earn points and enjoy free perks when you avail of their membership card.
107 Co-working by Macao Imperial Tea
1218 Pacific Suites, Dapitan Street, Sampaloc, Manila
Open daily from 8 a.m. to 12 a.m.
RATES: Php 250/whole day
Milk tea fans rejoice! 107 Co-working has put milk tea and coworking space in a nifty package. Aside from the usual amenities of shared working space, they also offer a 10% discount on all Macau Imperial Tea drinks for those who avail of their daily membership. For monthly membership holders, they are entitled to P500 worth of consumable drinks.
QUAD Study and Coworking Space
Pwesto Community Mall, 56 Holy Spirit Drive, Don Antonio Heights, QC
Mon-Sat: 12 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Catering to students and professionals in Quezon City, they offer locker rentals for Php50 per day, shower facilities for Php120, and meeting rooms for Php500 per hour. Promos and discounts are often offered to board reviewers and students during examination weeks.
3F 80 Maginhawa St., UP Village, Quezon City
Open daily from 1 p.m. to 12 a.m.
RATES: Php 60/hr; Php 300/8hrs
Maginhawa street in Quezon City is known for its vibrant food establishments. But here in Cerebrew, you will find a place that is quiet and comfortable, a perfect combination when you need to focus on your thesis or projects. Their freshly cooked meals paired with their black and white interior helps to keep your mind focused on your tasks.
Ground Floor, EGI Taft Tower
Mon-Fri: 8:00 am – 5:00 am; Weekends: 8:00 am – 12 am
RATES: Php 75/hr; Php 150/3hrs
Uni Lounge has a strong internet connection, easy-access charging outlets, coffee, tea, and snacks. For study group sessions they also have conference rooms that you can rent for Php 300/hr. They have a cushioned area on the second floor if you want to rest or snooze.
The Owlery Work Hub
3rd Floor, SMRC Bldg. 331 Katipunan Avenue Quezon City, Philippines 1108
Mon-Thurs: 9:00 am – 12:00 mn; Fri-Sat: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
RATES: Php 100/hr; Php 350/hrs
A no-nonsense, no-frills working space, perfect when you want to get your tasks done. With its very accessible location along Katipunan Avenue, it offers fast internet, free-flowing coffee, and snacks for as low as Php10.