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18 Of The BEST Coworking Spaces In Sri Lanka For Digital Nomads

Want to know all about THE BEST coworking spaces in Sri Lanka? Read on to learn more! 

Sri Lanka might not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of Digital Nomad destinations (let me guess, it’s probably Bali?).

But don’t be fooled, the Digital Nomad scene in Sri Lanka is on the rise, and I don’t think it will be slowing down anytime soon.

With golden sand beaches, palm-tree-studded shores and lush green jungles, It’s no shock that the Digital Nomads of the world are making their way over to this magical island.

Sri Lanka is actually an awesome location for Digital Nomads with an abundance of activities to experience when you have a little downtime or a day off!

From surfing to yoga and meditation and even Safari tours, there is so much to do and see, so much so you probably won’t want to leave. 

Due to Sri Lanka’s ever-growing popularity, there has been an increasing number of coworking spaces popping up all over Sri Lanka in recent years, especially on the south coast.

Unlike a lot of cafés and hotels, the coworking spaces in Sri Lanka offer everything you need for an optimal working environment.  This includes the most important feature of all: fast and reliable Wi-Fi. 

In this post, I’ll discuss the best Coworking spaces in Sri Lanka – Specifically on Sri Lanka’s southern and eastern coasts. 

So, what are the best coworking spaces in Sri Lanka? Keep on scrolling down to find out!

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Prepare for your trip to Sri Lanka

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🦋Insurance: Make sure you’re covered against any incidents during your trip. Get affordable and flexible insurance with Safety Wings.

📱Download an eSIM: Avoid roaming fees, and have peace of mind that you have internet access when WiFi isn’t available. Download sims from either Airalo or Holafly for your time abroad.

*Please note all currency conversions listed below will either be in local currency or US dollars based on the establishment. Conversions are a rough estimate based on the exchange rate at the time of writing.

Coworking spaces in Ahangama, Sri Lanka

Ahangama is one of Sri Lanka’s up-and-coming hipster surf towns. It’s an ideal location for Digital Nomads and Remote Workers who want to experience the surf culture of Sri Lanka in a less touristy destination.

Focus Hub Ahangama

Instagram: @focushubcoworking

Focus Hub has two locations, one of which is located in Central Ahangama. It is one of the best value-for-money coworking spaces that I came across in Sri Lanka. 

Unlike most, they have unlimited Wi-Fi use with whatever package you purchase which is awesome! 

See their packages below: 

Internet Packages 

  • One Day Pass:2000lkr ($7)
  • One Week Pass: 9000lkr ($30)
  • One Month Pass:35,000lkr ($115)

Meeting Room Packages 

  • One Hour: 1000lkr ($3.50)
  • One Day: 3000lkr ($10)
  • One Month:100,000lkr ($33)

Meeting Booth Packages

  • One Hour: 2000lkr ($7)
  • One Day: 8000lkr ($26)
  • One Month:130,000lkr ($427)

Surprisingly, Focus Hub also serves some really delicious food. I had some seriously good coffee and an even better Poke bowl while I was working here.

They even combine food and internet packages which start at 5000lkr ($16.50) so you really are getting the best value for money at Focus Hub. 

Hari Hari House

Instagram: @hariharihouse

Hari Hari House is located in the centre of Ahangama. This coworking space looks directly out over the beach, offering stunning views of the Indian Ocean.

Hari Hari is extremely spacious with lots of room to accommodate multiple Digital Nomads at any one time.

They also have coffee and shower facilities so you can keep yourself both energised and clean if you head out for a lunchtime beach break or surf.

They currently offer the following packages:

  • Monthly memberships: 48,400lkr ($158)
  • Weekly passes: 14,500lkr ($48)
  • Daily passes: 3500lkr ($11.50)

Personally, out of the Coworking spaces located in central Ahangama (Focus Hub and Hari Hari), I much prefer Focus Hub.

First of all, the day passes were cheaper and secondly, it was busier (I’m someone who needs to have a little background noise when they are working so this was perfect for me).

Nomads Colive

Instagram: @nomads.colive

Located just a small distance from central Ahangama is Nomads Colive, a cowork and coliving spot that is set on the banks of the beautiful Koggala Lake.

Nomads Colive boasts both indoor and outdoor working areas, lake access and a rather nice pool.

Nomads is perfect for those who want to be away from the bustle of the town and hidden in a tranquil garden oasis.

But, most importantly they have high-speed WiFi, a free VPN and a 24/7 generator so you’re never without power.

They currently offer the following cowork packages:

  • Hourly passes: 750lkr ($2.50)
  • Daily passes: 2900lkr ($10)
  • Weekly passes: 21,800lkr ($72)
  • Monthly passes: 36,200lkr ($119)

Accommodation prices start from 10,600lkr ($35) per night.

If you plan on staying here I would highly recommend renting a scooter, whilst it’s a short drive out of town it’s a bit of a walk.

💻The team at Nomads Lake View are kindly offering all readers a 10% discount on their stay.

💬Simply message @nomads.colive on Instagram with the discount code CHRISTINAINTHECLOUDS to claim your discount

Cafe Ceylon

Instagram: @cafe_ceylon

Cafe Ceylon is located in Kabalana, just a short distance from Central Ahangama. You’ll be able to set up a cosy workspace within the confines of a stunning old villa.

Whilst Cafe Ceylon is hidden away in a peaceful garden oasis, you’re also only 100m away from Kabalana Beach for those all-important beach break times (that’s why we’ve come to work from Sri Lanka after all, right?). 

They have an onsite restaurant and a cafe with freshly ground local coffee on site. As well as private accommodation with rooms starting from 11800lkr ($38) per night. 

See their coworking packages below: 

  • One Day Pass: 1600lkr ($5)
  • One Week Pass: 9300lkr ($30)
  • One Month Pass 3400lkr ($110)

They also offer a 10% discount in their restaurant and cafe for those booking a weekly or monthly pass.

Mellow Hostel

Instagram: @mellow.hostel

Mellow Hostel offers coworking space that’s free for guests or 3000lkr ($10) for everyone else. They have high-speed fibre internet at 50 Mbps (not the fastest out of the coworking spaces discussed in the post, but it will do the job).

They also have a printing facility and onsite cafe with homemade and freshly baked treats! It’s also a great place to meet other travellers and Digital Nomads with its open and friendly hostel environment. 

Dorms at Mellow start from 4700lkr ($16) a night and private rooms from 11,800lkr ($39).

NETS Colive & Cowork

Instagram: @netscowork

NETS is a newly opened colive and cowork space in Ahangama.

It boasts a boutique-style aesthetic set in a tranquil garden oasis, located just 5 minutes from the beautiful Ahangama beach.

Not only can you find a dedicated and spacious coworking and meeting area here, but also a 6-metre long pool, a rooftop cafe and bar overlooking the ocean and a peaceful meditation balcony.

Coworking packages are as follows:

  • Monthly memberships: 53,500lkr ($176)
  • Weekly passes: 19,600lkr ($20)
  • Daily passes: 3200lkr ($11)

Accommodation prices start from 34500lkr ($113) per night and they offer private options only.

In addition to this NETS also holds social events so that you can get networking and build a strong community of digital nomad friends.

This is set to be one of the coolest cowork and colive spots in Ahangama, so don’t miss out!

Coworking spaces in Weligama, Sri Lanka

Weligama is one of the most popular surf towns in Sri Lanka (with Midigama just a 10-minute drive away). If you enjoy partying during your downtime then Weligama is the perfect place to set up shop as a Digital Nomad.

Outpost Weligama

Instagram: @destination.outpost

Outpost Weligama is probably the most well-established and well-developed out of all the coworking spaces discussed in this post.

Outpost originated in Bali and has 3 locations on the Indonesian island  (which, as I’m sure you know, is a Digital Nomad haven).

It totally makes sense that they are ahead of the game when it comes to coworking spaces in Sri Lanka. 

Outpost Weligama offers 2 air-conditioned rooms, standing desks, international plug points, SLT fibre-optic Wi-Fi plus private phone booths for your all-important video calls.

When you’re ready for a break, you can head to their onsite cafe, take a dip in their pool or even pop to the beach at Weligama Bay. 

Take a look at their packages below: 

One-Day Pass: $12

  • 8 hours of internet access until 11 pm 
  • Access to member-only events
  • Swimming pool access

25 hours: $41

  • 25 hours valid for 1 month
  • Mailing Address
  • 3 hours of private booth access
  • Access to member-only events
  • Swimming pool access

2-Week Pass: $79

  • Unlimited hours for 2 weeks
  • Mailing Address
  • 8 hours of private booth access
  • Access to member-only events
  • Swimming pool access

One Month Pass: $146

  • Unlimited hours per month
  • 10% discount at Outpost Cafe
  • Secure Mailing Address
  • 16 hours of private booth access
  • Access to member-only events
  • Swimming pool access

If you want to stay in Outpost’s colive, you can book a room from 11,800lkr ($39) per night in the low-season (May-October) and from 23600lkr ($78) per night in the high season (November- April).

The cowork is free for those who are staying onsite.

Sugar Hostel Weligama

Instagram: @sugarhostel

Sugar Hostel Weligama is the latest addition to the coworking and coliving scene in Weligama.

Located just a short walk from the stunning Weligama Beach, Sugar comes complete with its own rooftop terrace and a fabulous onsite restaurant.

They offer both dorm and private rooms so there are options to suit every digital nomad budget.

See the packages below:

Coworking Space Packages

  • Day Pass $4/$6
  • Weekly Pass $26/$35
  • Monthly Pass $110/$150

Price points differ based on communal vs private desk.

Coliving Packages – Dormitory

  • 7 Days $99
  • 14 Days $149
  • 30 Days $295

All packages include 24/7 cowork access, AC dormitory, free laundry, unlimited coffee, free yoga classes and 20% discount on food & drinks

Coliving Packages – Private Rooms

  • 7 Days $275
  • 14 Days $495
  • 30 Days $999

All packages include 24/7 cowork access, AC dormitory, free laundry, unlimited coffee, free yoga classes and 20% discount on food & drinks

Coliving Packages – Private Rooms (shared bathroom)

  • 7 Days $199
  • 14 Days $375
  • 30 Days $749

All packages include 24/7 cowork access, AC dormitory, free laundry, unlimited coffee, free yoga classes and a 20% discount on food & drinks

Focus Hub Weligama

Instagram: @focushubcoworking

Unlike the Focus Hub coworking space in Ahangama, the Weligama branch is also a Colive space.

Focus Hub Weligama boasts impeccable views of the Polwatta Ganga River and a stunning garden location. Prices for rooms start at 9500lkr ($31.50) per night.

Prices for the cowork are consistent across both locations (see below), however, it is free for guests staying at the Weligama branch.

Internet Packages 

  • One Day Pass:2000lkr ($7)
  • One Week Pass: 9000lkr ($30)
  • One Month Pass:35,000lkr ($115)

Meeting Room Packages 

  • One Hour: 1000lkr ($4)
  • One Day: 3000lkr ($10)
  • One Month:100,000lkr ($329)

Meeting Booth Packages

  • One Hour: 2000lkr ($7)
  • One Day: 8000lkr ($27)
  • One Month:130,000lkr ($427)

La Isla Bonita

Instagram: @laislabonitalk

La Isla Bonita is a cosy cowork & colive with the added bonus of a super cool ocean-view rooftop bar. The cowork offers and air-conditioned room,  internet speeds of  25 mps internet and even free coffee! 

Internet Packages:

  • One Day Pass: $8
  • One Week Pass: $50
  • One Month Pass:$150

If you’re looking to stay rooms start from $35 per night and include full use of the cowork. 

Coworking spaces in Mirissa, Sri Lanka 

Mirissa is probably the most famous beach town on Sri Lanka’s south coast.

Not only is it a surfer’s haven but also a hit with the wildlife lovers among us, being one of the best places to see turtles and whales!

Oh, and it’s also home to that very famous Instagram spot, Coconut Hill. 

Surf and Yoga Mirissa

Instagram: @surfnyogaretrats

Whilst Surf and Yoga’s bread and butter is (yep, you guessed it) surfing and yoga  😂 , they have also recently opened a small coworking space called “Loose Keys”. 

Loose Keys is a fully air-conditioned coworking space and can accommodate up to 6 Digital Nomads at a time. They also have the all-important high-speed Wi-Fi as well as international plug sockets.

Next to the cowork there is an onsite cafe where you can get coffee, fresh fruit smoothies and scrumptious snacks. 

Prices are either 500lkr ($2) per hour, or if you plan on staying more than 4 hours, it’s  2000lkr ($7) for the day. 

Interested in booking one of their surf and yoga packages? Prices start at around 68,700lkr for a week-long stay. 

Capybara Cafe Coworking

Instagram: @Capybara_cafecoworking

Capybara Cafe is situated in a little garden oasis located just minutes from the beach.

In addition to their awesome cafe, they have a small coworking space that is open 24/7.

They have designated desk areas as well as comfy bean bags for a more relaxed working set up.

Coworking Packages are as follows:

Common Area

  • 1 Hour: 500lkr ($2)
  • 3 Hours: 1300lkr ($5)
  • One Day Pass: 2500lkr ($9)
  • One Week Pass: 10000lkr ($33)
  • One Month Pass: 25000lkr ($82)

Private Room

  • 1 Hour: 1500lkr ($5)
  • 3 Hours: 3000lkr ($10)
  • One Day Pass: 5000lkr ($17)
  • One Week Pass: 15000lkr ($50)
  • One Month Pass: 35000lkr ($115)

You can also rent a meeting room which is 1500lkr ($5) for the hour.

If you would prefer to stay onsite they also have cabanas to rent.

If you’re interested you can send them a DM through instagram.

Coworking spaces in Hiriketiya, Sri Lanka 

Hiriketiya is a small but up-and-coming surf town located in a beautiful leafy green bay. This small town is a great spot to come if you’re looking to meet fellow digital nomads and become part of a small community.

Clics Coliving

Instagram: @clicscoliving

Clics Coliving is a small boutique hostel and coworking space located in a calm and leafy green garden just behind Hiriketiya Beach. They have a fully air-conditioned indoor coworking space, with lots of outdoor seating if you prefer to work outside.

They also have a small onsite cafe where you can get lots of coffee top-ups to help you to power through some of those long work days!. 

The best bit? Clics has some of the fastest and most stable Wi-Fi connections on the island 

with 80 Mbps download and 40 Mbps upload speeds.  Perfect for those who have a lot of video calls to take! 

You can use the facilities at Clics for just 1700lkr ($6) a day with a coffee included.

However, if you book a stay at Clics you’ll get an unlimited pass to the coworking space.

Prices in the dorms start from just 4700lkr ($16) a night. 

If all of the above isn’t enough Clics also host workshops and trainings on the topic of digital nomadism as well as community-building activities such as Clics family dinners and days out. 

Clics was one of my favourite coworking spaces in Sri Lanka, not only for the facilities but also for how friendly and accommodating the owners/staff were. Highly recommend it!

Dots Bay House

Instagram: @dotsbayhouse

Dots Bay House is the most popular spot in Hiriketiya. Not only are they one of the most popular restaurants and party spots in town but they also have lively and vibrant coworking space. 

The coworking space at Dots Bay House is free to use for patrons of the hostel as well as the restaurant.

The only downside to the coworking space at Dots Bay House is that it’s located right next to some large speakers, so not ideal if you have meetings or really need to concentrate in some quiet (but otherwise a fun and friendly place to work).

Voulez Vous

Instagram: @voulezvous.lk

Voulez-Vous is one of the lesser-known coworking spaces in Hiriketiya but definitely has everything you could want and need as a Digital Nomad in Sri Lanka.

It has high-speed fibre Wi-Fi at a speed of 70Mbps, lots of working spaces and an incredible view of its lush green garden and Dickwella Beach. 

Voulez-Vous offers 3 coworking packages: 

  • The Traveller Pass: 1 Day/7GB/$3
  • The Worker Pass: 7 Days/40GB/$15
  • The Geek Pass: 1 Month/150GB/$45

Like all of the coworking spaces in Hiriketiya, Voulez-Vous is also a hotel/hostel with rooms starting from 5500lkr a night.

Looking for more Sri Lanka inspo? Check out my other guides.

Verse Collective

Instagram: @verse_collective

Verse Collective is also a small boutique hostel and coworking space located opposite Dickwella Beach (which is a short walk from Hiriketiya Bay). Verse Collective is another one of my favourite coworking spaces in Sri Lanka.

They too have some of the best Wi-Fi in Sri Lanka with 100 MBPS download and 40 MBPS upload speeds

Verse offers both indoor and outdoor desk space (and even swinging chairs and comfy sofas) so you can choose a work setup that’s most comfortable for you!

And, when you’re done with working (or just need a little break) you can take the 30-second walk from Verse to Dickwella Beach and go for a little swim, or even a surf. 

Not only that, they have an awesome onsite restaurant to keep you energised during your work day. I recommend the pork tacos. 

Prices for the coworking space start from $5 for a max of 15GB  of data. Use of the meeting rooms start from $1.90 per hour. 

If you’re looking to stay here,  Hostel rooms start from 5100lkr ($17) in the low season (May-October) and 9500lkr ($32) in the high season (November- April) which also includes access to the coworking space.

Coworking Spaces In Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay is Sri Lanka’s most popular surf town on the eastern coast of Sri Lanka.

When the low season begins in the south (May-October) Arugam Bay comes alive and is the place to be during this period.

The coworking scene in Arugam Bay has quite a bit of catching up to do in comparison to the South Coast, however, it is getting there!

Wavehunters

Instagram: @wavehunters_arugambay

Wavehunters is the coolest new hostel and hotel in Arugam Bay. 

It’s also one of the only hotels in Arugam Bay with a dedicated coworking space with some of the fastest Wi-Fi in town.

  • Day Pass: 2000lkr ($7)
  • 7-Day Pass: 12,000lkr ($40)
  • Monthly Pass: 28,000lkr ($92)

For those wanting to stay here, you can find rooms with a minimalist boutique design that are so reasonably priced considering what you can find at the property. 

Vegetarian breakfast options are also available here.

Abay Coworking Centre

The Abay Coworking Centre has been in Arugam Bay for quite some time, but for some reason is not as well known.

They don’t have a dedicated website however you can find them here on Google Maps and also join their private members Whatsapp Group when you join (the QR code to scan and join can be found on their Google reviews and images page).

Their membership packages are as follows:

  • 1 Hour: 1100lkr($3.50)
  • 1 Day: 2800lkr ($9)
  • 1 Week: 11,600lkr ($38)
  • 2 Weeks: 19,900lkr ($65)
  • 1 Month: 33,000lkr ($108)

Coworking cafes in Sri Lanka

It’s important to mention, that most cafes in these parts of Sri Lanka will allow you to work from their establishment, as long as you buy food and drink throughout the day.

Whilst you will always get the most reliable Wi-Fi in coworking spaces, you don’t necessarily have to visit a dedicated coworking space to get work done in Sri Lanka.

This is great because it actually means you have a lot of choice!

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Happy coworking

I hope this blog post has helped to answer all of your questions about the best coworking spaces in Sri Lanka.

And I hope it’s helped to narrow down your choice! 

Please let me know if you have any questions, or if there are any other coworking spaces in southern Sri Lanka that you think should be added to this blog post (I’m sure there will be lots more popping up in the not-so-distant future).

*All price conversions are from July 2023 and are subject to change

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