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UP: The Ultimate Hub For Freelance Travelers And Digital Nomads In Hanoi

Huong
Posted Dec 27, 2016

Hanoi is drawing increasing attention from travelers as a dynamic developing city and young digital nomad hub. For travelers and freelancers looking for places to work and build connections in Southeast Asia, UP Co-working Space is a top choice of an open office in Vietnam. It is known as one of the most modern co-working spaces, and the only one that is open 24/7 in Vietnam. Read on to figure out why travelers and digital nomads who enjoy a sustainable life of traveling and working on the road must definitely experience working here.

The ideal location at Hanoi Creative City

Located just about 3 kilometres (1.9 miles) in the southeastern portion of Hanoi, on no.1 Luong Yen Road, UP is on the 8th floor within Hanoi Creative City — a massive entertainment and art zone. As the name Creative City implies, there are endless recreation activities here: from shopping to eating, chilling at cafes to drinking local beers in bustling bars, and even playing sports to doing graffiti. There are endless ways for travelers to experience Hanoi as local within this over 1000-square-metre (10,763.9 square foot) area. The outdoor Creative Quarter, surrounding the main 20-floor high central building within the area, is where most young people come to enjoy street art, watch live performances or just chill outside.

Colorful buildings and containers placed around the area energises the whole atmosphere. For foodies, check out various cafes and Vietnamese, Japanese, and Korean restaurants such as Cong Cafe, Boo Cafe, Mint Cupcake, Gogi House, and so on. A must-do to put on your checklist is Doo Entertainment — it is the only entertainment centre in Hanoi where you can play all kinds of sports (e.g. indoor climbing, baseball, boxing, archery, etc.), digital games, and boardgames. Their 50 interactive activities and board games are fun and worth to try (120,000 VND or 6 USD for a regular ticket).

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Top-rated modern facilities

As soon as you walk in, get ready to be amazed by the lights, stunning design and dynamic atmosphere of this massive workspace! UP is designed for everyone, in a sense that you can enjoy working in a cozy and quiet environment in one area, yet lively and energetic atmosphere in another. The main coworking space is mostly crowded and energetic, while the kitchen and relaxing corners are more easy-going. Certain areas at UP are quiet and efficient for those who are more productive within silent office space.

There’s even a phone booth if you need to conduct important calls with clients, and a conference room in case you have important meetings with partners and customers. Massive meeting rooms are equipped with 3D projectors, 82 inch (208 cm) televisions and modern furniture. Three different types of meeting rooms are designed for the team ranges of 4-6 people, 7-9 people, and even up to 30 people. These are free for all UP members, except for scheduled bookings by non-members.

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Lots of added benefits for you

Besides their fully-equipped and creative spaces, there are tons of free added benefits from UP including fast and secure Wi-Fi, tea and coffee available 24/7, and free mattresses lying in the corner to relax on during work breaks. A personal locker, printing, parking and delivery services are free for all full-time, fixed seat and private office members. Private office members additionally have their own internet connection, phone line and fixed seats. There’s also an exclusive room upstairs for UP members to do yoga.

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Events and workshops

One of the main factors contributing to UP’s success is their events schedule. As a member of UP, excluding flex members, you’d have the chance to attend all events organized by UP for free. Most events are related to technology and start-ups, so make sure to subscribe to their news and events if you are interested. There are occasionally workshops for freelance programmers or tech-gurus to collaborate and run their own projects, for example. UP attracts numerous speakers who hold important positions in different industries to give speeches and educate attendees.

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Membership

UP created several packages to suit the needs of its customers. Flex membership, which includes any 3 full working days per month of your choice, is mostly suitable for freelancers and nomads who only stop by Hanoi for several days. Flex membership costs 200,000 VND or ~10 USD per month. On the other hand, Full-time membership is more compatible with small organizations. Fixed seat membership, providing your own work space with table and desk, is ideal for expats who stay in Hanoi for longer, but still enjoy working as a freelancer and having a space to store their working stuff.

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Stop by UP!

While working at cafes is not the most convenient and inspiring choice for doing work on the road, UP provides a professional working space with full support and tons of added values. There’s a wide range of networking and coworking events to connect start-ups and freelancers, which is a win-win for both sides. UP is also ideal for digital nomads who enjoy working within a fresh and young environment. Should you have any doubts, book a tour to see their brilliant venue with your own eyes!

Hi! I am Huong, a Hanoi born and raised explorer at heart, who moved from Vietnam to Finland in 2011 and got bitten by the European travel bug. Since 2015, I have been living out of a suitcase,...Read more

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