Best Coworking Spaces in Penang | Digital Nomad Approved!

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Penang, Malaysia is quickly becoming one of the top digital nomad hubs in Southeast Asia, and the robust Penang coworking space scene is a great indicator of that. We visited several of Penang’s top coworking spaces on a mission to determine which ones were worthy of your time. These six coworking spaces represent the best of what Penang has to offer for digital nomads. Also, if you like to work from cafes don’t miss our list of Penang’s best cafes to work from!

The best part about the Penang coworking scene is the price. The prices for coworking here are much more reasonable than any other place we’ve been in Southeast Asia…or anywhere else for that matter.

**NOTE** There is also a FREE Coworking Day every first Thursday of the month. You can work from any of Penang’s coworking spaces for free that day. It’s a great chance to check out a coworking space you’ve never been to before without having to pay for a day pass!

Every digital nomad has different tastes. We don’t claim to know what everyone is going to like. Therefore, we have made no attempt to rank this list of coworking spaces. They are presented in no particular order.

@CAT Penang

Address: 16, Gat Lebuh China, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang

@CAT is a coworking space focused on tech entrepreneurs, startups, and digital nomads. Their mission is to make Penang a more startup friendly city. Their coworking area is huge, with long rows of tables, and plugs at every station. They also have some smaller rooms with hot desks if you don’t like the big open space, or just want to get away from the crowd. Inside is very focused and work oriented, the space is large so all you’ll hear around you is low mumbling. @CAT has a kitchen with eating areas separate from the work room, that means you won’t be distracted when a coworker decides to make a tuna melt in the microwave. They even have shower facilities if you work up a sweat from crushing it so hard. 

@CAT Penang Hours

@CAT is open from 9am-6pm weekdays for non members, however members can get a card for 24/7 access. 

@CAT pricing

  • Day Pass MYR 25/day
  • 10 Day Pass MYR 150 (includes 24/7 access)
  • One Month Membership MYR 300/mo (Includes fixed desk)


Address: 16, Gat Lebuh China, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Scoopint is a coworking space geared towards designers and creatives. Their goal is to develop a community of creative entrepreneurs in downtown Penang. Their space has both hotdesks and fixed desks, as well as private rooms for Skype calls. The main hotdesk area has about 16 seats with plugs at each station and standard plastic desk chairs. They also have a cafe/kitchen area in the back with a few tables, but no plugs.

Scoopoint has a bit of a looser atmosphere than some of the other coworking spaces we’ve visited. If you wanted to, you could basically live at Scoopint. They have a nap room with a hammock and floor mats, a shower facility, and a ping pong table overlooking the Penang Clan Jetties.

Scoopoint Hours

Scoopoint is open from 9am-6:30pm Monday through Friday for non-members. Members will receive a card for 24/7 access.

Scoopoint Prices

  • Day Pass 35RM/day
  • 10 day hotdesk pass (valid for 30 days)- 180RM/Month
  • One month hotdesk- 399RM/month
  • One month dedicated desk- 450RM/month


Address: Prangin Mall, Level 1, Jalan Dr Lim Chwee Leong, 10100 George Town, Penang, Malaysia

MSOGO is located inside of Prangin mall. Their space is ENORMOUS and ridiculously colorful! MSOGO has lots of different kinds of seating areas including a traditional open style area with long tables, smaller pods that seat 4, and some dedicated enclosed office spaces. They have a kitchen area where you can make lunch, and a games area where you can blow off some steam with a video game. There are comfortable chairs and outlets everywhere. They even have the universal style plugs so we didn’t even need our clunky adapters.


MSOGO is open from 10am-10pm daily (including weekends) for all coworkers. 

MSOGO prices

  • Day pass- 30RM
  • Hot Desk- 300RM/month
  • Dedicated desk- 500RM/month

The Venture Coworking Space

Address: Lot 508-2-1, Tanjung Point Residences, Jalan Tanjong Tokong, Tanjung Tokong, 10470 Tanjung Bungah, Pulau Pinang

The Venture in Tanjung Tokong opened its doors in May 2019, and is one of the newest coworking spaces in Penang. Their space is one of the smaller ones we’ve visited, with arguably the best view overlooking the beach. The coworking area has 14 hotdesk seats, a small area for refreshments (including free coffee and snacks!), and 2 meeting/discussion rooms. The hot desks all come equipped with 2 plugs, and an ergonomic cushioned swivel chair! The space has a modern look with white walls and lots of natural light coming in. 

The Venture Coworking Space Hours

The Venture is open M-F 9am-6pm for day pass visitors, and 24/7 for all members with an access card. 

The Venture Coworking Space Prices

  • Day Pass- 30RM/day
  • 10 consecutive day pass- 150RM 
  • Monthly hotdesk- 288RM/month

Settlements Penang | Coworking Space

Address: Level 8, Livingston Tower, 170 Argyll Road, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang

As far as Penang coworking spaces go, Settlements has a lot going for it. Located on the eighth floor of Livingston Tower, you can work with a beautiful view overlooking George Town. Their coworking area is spacious with plenty of plugs at every station. They have private meeting rooms for group discussion or skype calls,  If you get tired of sitting in an office chair, they also have some comfy bean bags you can hang out in, and cushioned arm chairs to give your bum a rest. At lunch time you can either make your own meal in their small kitchen, or go downstairs to the MORE cafe for an awesome lunch. Settlements is open from 9am-6pm M-F for non members, members will be given an access card for 24/7 access. 

Settlements has some cool perks for their members including food and beverage discounts around George Town, and free access to partner coworking spaces in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. So if you’re spending a month moving around between these places, a membership would definitely be worth the RM320. 

Settlements Hours

Settlements is open for walk ins and day passes from 9am-6pm Monday-Friday. All members will be granted 24/7 access.

Settlements pricing

  • Day Pass 25RM/day
  • 5 day pass 99RM
  • Monthly membership 320/RM

Common Ground, George Town

Address: Level 2, Moulmein Rise Shoppes, No. 9, Jalan Moulmein, Pulau Tikus, 10350 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Common Ground is a chain of coworking spaces with locations all over Malaysia, a few around Manila, Philippines, and even one in Bangkok. With a membership you can work from any of them!  Their Penang location is in Pulau Tikus, just outside of George Town. We haven’t visited their location in Penang yet, but it looks like a very nice facility. They have a cafe/roastery on site which means you’ll never have to work without a buzz. Common Ground offers day passes at 50RM, so this is a great spot to check out on free coworking day, the first Thursday of every month.

Common Ground Hours

Common ground is open for hot desk members from 9am-6pm Monday-Friday. Dedicated desk and private office holders will be granted 24/7 access.

Common Ground prices

  • Day Pass- 50RM
  • Weekly pass- 200RM/5 consecutive days
  • Hot desk- 399-499RM/month
  • Dedicated desk- 599-899RM/month
  • Private office-  799-1,599RM Per Seat/Month

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