As we settle into this new world of work, more “hybrid” trends constantly emerge. For example, many companies are repurposing their offices to better suit the needs of their hybrid workforce, while others are widening their talent pool to prioritise future hires.
But most excitingly, companies are beginning to offer their employees on-demand access to workspaces.
And at Hubble, we’re all for this. On-demand workspaces—workspaces such as private offices, coworking spaces or meeting rooms that can be booked by individuals or teams whenever they’re needed—are hugely beneficial, as they bridge the gap between HQ and home working.
In fact, our Should We Ditch the Office? Survey found that 86% of respondents wanted to work somewhere other than the office at least once a week—with 42% opting for coworking spaces. So, there’s definitely a demand for them.
We listened closely to these findings and used them to build a product that genuinely addressed business’ needs in the new world of work. And so the Hubble Pass was born: your all-access ticket to a global network of top-quality on-demand workspaces.
It’s one of our four flagship products that help businesses of all sizes find the right balance between working from the HQ, home and third spaces.
But what exactly is the Hubble Pass? How does it work? How many locations are included, and what can you book with it? Here’s everything you need to know about the Hubble Pass in this comprehensive article—so that you can unleash your employees’ ability to work from anywhere with complete ease.
What is the Hubble Pass?
The Hubble Pass is a flexible membership that allows businesses to give their employees on-demand access to a global network of top-quality workspaces whenever they need it.
To book space on demand via Hubble, you’ll first need to set up an account. From there, the company admin will be able to invite their employees to join the account. Once that’s done, employees can immediately search for a suitable workspace by filtering locations, dates or any key facilities they’ll need. In a couple of clicks, they can book a day pass and add guests to their booking—making it even easier to collaborate with colleagues.
What type of on-demand spaces can I book with the Hubble Pass?
- Desks (either as individuals or teams)
- Meeting rooms by the hour
- Private day offices
- Event space
The Hubble Pass network comprises a whole host of on-demand collaboration spaces—such as meeting rooms, private day offices, and event space—which your team can book via the platform. They’re ideal for companies who host regular brainstorming sessions, project kick-offs, away days and client meetings.
Your employees can also book on-demand desk space for individual, deep work or to collaborate with their colleagues. When booking a day pass, employees can easily add guests to their booking—making it even easier to work alongside one another.
What are the coworking spaces on the platform like?
The coworking spaces on the platform are all unique, so the exact facilities on offer in each will vary from place to place. But they’ve all been hand-picked for both their quality and convenience, and will usually offer a wide range of the following amenities:
- Phone booths
- Free printing
- Lightning-fast WiFi
- Video-enabling conference suites
- Meditation rooms
- Creative zones
- Free coffee
- Presentation suites
- Pet-friendly access
- Training rooms
- Cleaning services
- Bike storage
- Event spaces
- Gym facilities
- Kitchen areas
- Breakout spaces
- Outdoor areas
- Childcare facilities
- Rooftop terraces
What locations are available via the Pass?
The Hubble Pass network currently comprises 300+ locations, spanning 90+ cities in 25+ countries (and counting!)—and you and your team can access any of these via your one flexible membership. We’ve recently published a blog that’s specifically dedicated to the locations available with the Pass—and you can find that here.
If you’d also like to access an up-to-date list of every location available on the Hubble Pass, click here.
What if I need workspace access in another location?
Can’t find your desired location on the extensive list? No problem. We’re also proud to announce that each Hubble Pass user will be able to request for a location to be added to our global network—whether it’s in a country where their family resides or a workspace that’s just down the road from their flat.
“Hubble has always gone above and beyond and remains proactive in looking for additional and new ways to support us, including opportunities to support our teams outside of London and outside the UK. They know where we have people and as soon as they source somewhere useful, they are quick to make them instantly and easily accessible for us…including when they sourced new on-demand space in Nairobi!” — Tabatha Bruce, General Counsel at Girl Effect
It’s quick and straightforward; we can activate a new location within 2 weeks. So, be sure to speak to our advisory team if there’s a convenient city or country that would significantly improve your team’s work setup.
What are the key benefits to using the Hubble Pass?
In addition to giving teams access to hundreds of on-demand workspaces worldwide, there are a number of key benefits that really make the Hubble Pass the go-to solution for companies in the new world of work:
- You only pay for what you use
Businesses can flex their credit subscriptions up and down, depending on your usage data.
- You’ll get a free trial
We’ll give every business a one-month free trial, so they can ensure the Hubble Pass is right for their team.
- There’s zero wastage
We’ll roll over any unused credits onto the next month, so you’re never missing out.
- It’s open and transparent
With the Hubble Pass, there are no hidden fees.
- It’s super flexible
As it’s a flexible membership, you can cancel anytime you’d like—giving you the ultimate control over your cash flow and company strategies. To make life easier, we’ll also bill you in one single invoice.
What’s more, you only commit for as long as you want to. Whether you need to upgrade, downgrade or cancel altogether, you can do whichever is right for your business.
About our Hybrid Workplace Platform
It’s worth mentioning that the Hubble Pass is just one of our four four flagship products. Each one is designed to empower businesses to configure their ideal workplace setup—whether that be via HQ space, home working solutions, or access to a global network of on-demand workspace.
Businesses can either use one product or a combination of all four—depending on their workplace needs. Our hybrid workplace platform aims to remove the hassle out of the hybrid approach—via one easy dashboard.
Is the Pass suitable for my business?
The Hubble Pass is ideal for businesses of all shapes and sizes. Of course, the larger the workforce, the more employees you’ll need to please—and giving them on-demand workspace is a highly effective way of managing this.
With it, employees will genuinely get to work how they want, when they want. It’s this sense of control and empowerment that’ll go a long way in attracting and retaining talent.
Here are a few examples of businesses’ policies and priorities that go hand-in-hand with the Hubble Pass:
- Hybrid companies that want to give their teams the ideal blend of working from the HQ, the home and on-demand coworking spaces
- Remote-first companies that allow their teams to work from anywhere around the world
- Office-first companies with employees who can neither work from home nor come into the office
- Companies looking for an easy way to host regular away days or events
- Companies keen to give employees a break from home working
- Businesses that value team collaboration, who want to give employees access to workspace that’s not the primary HQ
- Teams that are regularly on the move to meet clients (i.e. sales teams)
- Employees who can’t / would prefer not to commute to the central office (i.e. employees with visible or invisible disabilities)
How exactly does it work?
The Hubble Pass is simple to use. In a matter of minutes, you and your employees can access a global network of fantastic coworking spaces. From there, the world is your oyster—but here’s what you’ll need to do first:
- Start your free trial
The first step you’ll need to take is to create your free account—and you can do this easily here.
- Invite your team
As soon as you have created your account, you’ll be able to invite your team to your organisation.
- Search and book (in one click)
Once you’ve invited your employees, they’ll be able to book wherever they want to work, whenever they want—whether that’s big brand coworking spaces like Second Home and LABS to independents like Hotel Elephant.
- Track or manage usage
You’ll also have full control and visibility across your company’s bookings. Just log into your account, and you’ll be able to see which spaces are popular with your team and how many bookings they’re making.
The Hubble Pass is not a one-size-fits-all product; how you use it will be entirely bespoke for you and your team.
How do I get credits?
If you’d like to purchase credits, we’ve got two membership plans to choose from: pay-as-you-go or a monthly rolling plan.
While the two plans boast their unique benefits, they’re both designed for maximum flexibility. You can pause or cancel at any time and increase or decrease your plan amount—depending on your usage. But here’s a quick lowdown to make things super simple:
You can use our Hubble Pass Calculator to calculate exactly how many credits your team will need monthly. This will then give you a breakdown of your estimated monthly cost, so you can plan ahead with ease.
Try it for free!
All companies have the chance to try out the Hubble Pass for free. For your first month, we’ll give each of your team members four free day passes that they can use to book any of the workspaces on our platform; no strings attached. We won’t take any credit card details for this, and there’s no commitment required up front.
If your team is enjoying using the Pass, you’ll be able to easily upgrade to a fully flexible plan. And as well as the one-month free trial, we’re also offering businesses an exclusive discount if they’ve also found a HQ with Hubble.
Check out this blog for all the details on this exclusive offer.