Can you rent an office by the hour?
Yes, you can. Read on to discover how to get a desk in a coworking office by the hour.
Over the pandemic, the world of work has undergone a cultural shift. The traditional 5-day office week has been dethroned; increased flexibility is all the rage.
Sure, remote work has its perks—but that’s not to say that no one has struggled with it. A lack of social interaction, little or no office equipment, and increased distractions are just some of the issues born out of WFH—and as a result, many employees are keen to get back into coworking spaces.
From a businesses perspective, this means that conventional leases—which usually require a commitment of 5-10 years—are no longer the most viable option. Pre-pandemic, flexible office space—which has much lower minimum terms and is charged monthly—would’ve been the most suitable alternative. But…
The pandemic has completely transformed our relationship with the office, and many businesses seek even more flexibility. This is where renting an office by the hour can be a good solution.
Offices, meeting rooms and creative zones—whenever you need them
Over the pandemic, the capital’s most well-known workspace providers have offered flexible memberships and day passes to their coworking spaces—and it’s through these that you can rent an office by the hour.
Most workspaces also offer meeting rooms and creative zones that can double-up as private offices. For us at Hubble, this is the most accessible way to rent an office by the hour. Meeting rooms, in particular, have been specifically designed for collaboration in mind—which is something that many employees have craved over the past 18-months.
Meeting rooms come in all shapes and sizes, meaning the exact facilities will vary from place to place. But here’s what you can expect to find if you book a meeting room by the hour:
- Tables and chairs
- Coffee, tea, and water services
- Lightning-fast WiFi
- Phone chargers
- Flipcharts and stands
- Projectors and projector screens
- Conference speakers
It’s these facilities that can make up an excellent private office for your team—and most are situated in a suitable plug-and-play environment for freelancers, hybrid companies and smaller businesses who’d like to make full-use of the facilities on a low-cost, short-term basis.
The cost of pay-as-you-go
For meeting rooms, in particular, hourly rates can start at around £10 per person, per hour—but this depends on the facilities, locations and workspace provider. So, if you’re scheduling an ad-hoc brainstorming session for a team of 10, you’re looking at £100 per hour.
But while meeting rooms are great for collaborating and having all the facilities you need, they’re not always the most cost-effective option—especially if you spend more time in them than you planned. This is because you’re paying a premium rates for the “pay-as-you-go” flexibility.
Many coworking spaces also offer unlimited hot desking options that are accessible 7-days a week from £200/month. So, you may be better off getting on a monthly plan:
Or rent meeting rooms by the hour with the Hubble Pass
The Hubble Pass is your all-access ticket to a global network of on-demand spaces. It’s a flexible membership that allows you to search for a whole host of collaboration spaces—such as meeting rooms, private offices, desks and event space—which you can then book by the day or hour via the platform.
On average, meeting rooms start from just eight credits per hour. But you can also book a Hubble day pass that cost around an average of 5-7 credits—so, as well as accessing meeting rooms, you can also use the coworking spaces’ wider facilities at a much better cost. These can include free coffee, childcare facilities, rooftop terraces, phone booths and much more.
Of course, how much your monthly Hubble subscription costs will depend on the size of your company and how often your employees need to use it—but for now, here’s a general guide:
*95% of day passes are 3-7 credits
**Prices exclude VAT
What are some of the key benefits?
So, if you’d like to rent London office space by the hour, the Hubble Pass is a great option. It boasts a variety of key benefits, such as:
- You only pay for what you use
With the Hubble Pass, businesses can flex their credit subscriptions up and down—depending on your usage data. So, if you’re looking to rent office space by the hour, the Hubble Pass is extremely cost-effective.
- You’ll get a free trial
We’ll also give every business a one-month free trial, where each member will receive four free day passes. This is so every business can ensure the Hubble Pass is suitable for their team.
- There’s zero wastage
We’ll roll over any unused credits onto the next month, so you never miss out.
- It’s super flexible
With the Hubble Pass, you can cancel anytime you’d like—giving you control over your cash flow. We’ll also bill you in one single invoice to make life easier.
Hit the button below to start your free trial now.