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Hub Australia vs WeWork

Hub Australia vs WeWork

Compare prices, star ratings, amenities, style, facilities, vibe, extras, privacy, pricing, and availability at Hub Australia and WeWork in Australia. We make finding your next office at Rubberdesk easier than ever.

Updated: October 1, 2023

Using a number of criteria including facilities, value for money, experience, amenities and more, here's the skinny on two of the most prominent coworking operators: Hub Australia and WeWork.

About Hub Australia

Hub Australia Hyde Park Sydney

Hub Australia LogoEstablished in 2011, this Australian coworking company continues to support entrepreneurs and freelancers across six states to provide innovative shared office spaces and collaboration areas to small and large businesses alike.

Tailored Offices

More than just an office provider, Hub Australia offers a unique approach to coworking, emphasizing connection and collaboration within local business communities. From tailored solutions & eco-friendly initiatives to personalized focus on members - Hub is dedicated to creating an environment that fosters creative growth while providing sustainable development opportunities for Australian businesses.

First Class Facilities

At Hub Australia, members can find everything they need to build their businesses and collaborate with others. From private offices and dedicated desks for concentrated work periods to lounge areas for networking opportunities - there is something for everyone! Not only does it provide the amenities necessary such as high-speed internet connections, printing, and mail services; but also offers invaluable support in a professional atmosphere through its popular business advice sessions, mentorship programs, and varied event spaces that help foster relationships between colleagues from different backgrounds.

Safety First

Safety and security are of paramount importance at Hub Australia. With 24/7 monitoring services coupled with secure access systems, fire protection measures and emergency evacuation plans in place, members can rest assured that their businesses will be safe day or night.

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Hub Australia Pricing and Availability on Rubberdesk

Median Office Rate Per Person $836
Median Coworking Desk Rate $450
Flex Floorspace Available (sqm) 8,125
Available Desk Capacity 1,568

See the full range of available Hub Australia offices.

About WeWork

WeWork 223 Castlereagh Street Sydney

The Office Group LogoFounded over a decade ago in New York by Miguel McKelvey and Adam Neuman, WeWork has since become a massive global entity. It has a whopping 800 locations around the world, including 20 premium serviced offices spread out across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Perth. Overall, it manages over 4 million square metres.

Workspaces for Everyone

Initially, the company aimed to create flexible shared workspaces for entrepreneurs, specifically those in the field of technology. Over the years, WeWork has held fast to its vision of creating environments where people from various industries can join forces to do their best work. WeWork casts a wide net these days, but it still caters best to startups, freelancers, and businesses of all sizes with some WeWork locations having entire floors available for larger companies.

Community Is Part of WeWork's Fabric

The company is perhaps best known for its particular aesthetic, which includes innovative architecture, modern layouts, and trendy common spaces. Many offices have glass walls, which is great for creating a communal feel. The end result infuses its coworking spaces with a casual coffee shop vibe. In fact, micro-roasted coffee, tea, and fruit water are free to patrons at every location — and some of them even offer beer on the house.

Upgraded Safety Protocols

All of WeWork's facilities allow 24/7 coded access, and in the COVID-19 era, buildings have been further enhanced to increase sanitization, improve airflow, and make physical distancing easier.

Wework Pricing and Availability on Rubberdesk

Median Office Rate Per Person $644
Median Coworking Desk Rate $244
Flex Floorspace Available (sqm) 16,975
Available Desk Capacity 2,705

See the full range of available WeWork offices.

How we Compare

We look at a number of factors to help you compare these two serviced office operators and find the best office for your business.

Hub Australia vs WeWork - Just the Facts

Hub Australia WeWork
The Skinny As a wholly owned Australian company, Hub's focus is on local communities and supporting Australian businesses in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide & Canberra. WeWork has fast become one of the largest coworking platforms in the world. Known for its inspiring and innovative architectural designs, premium office space and global services, WeWork has effectively created a community that reaches a worldwide audience.
Prices $$$$$ $$$$
Style Modern office layouts with premium amenities Modern and trendy office layouts
Vibe High-end, smart casual Casual, relaxed & community driven
Space Fully serviced premium workspaces, Flexible & hybrid serviced office space, Day options, Virtual Offices, Coworking memberships, Meeting rooms & Corporate solutions. Dedicated desks, Co-working memberships (WeWork All Access), Private offices, Suites, Enterprise Suites, Entire floors with private meeting rooms
Best for: Best for established SMBS looking for a premium fit out in a space with all the benefits of a larger corporate office and those that travel interstate. Startups, Freelancers, Small businesses, Enterprise clients looking for a private floor, and those traveling interstate
Locations 15 premium Serviced Office Locations across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra & Adelaide. 15 premium centres located across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, North Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, Pyrmont, Bowen Hills, Northbridge.
Available Offices on Rubberdesk 144 159
Available Desks on Rubberdesk 1,568 2,705
Available Desks on Rubberdesk 1,568 2,705
Meeting Rooms 20 28
Amenities Turnkey Office Space
Open desk & Private office Layouts
Desks & office chairs
Reception desk with meet and greet
Unlimited WIFI
Printers & copiers
Filing cabinets
Lighting
Privacy vinyl
Air conditioned
Paper & pens
Paper Shredding
Incoming & outgoing mail service
Mail & package notification
Unlimited tea & coffee
Community network events
Turnkey Office Space
Open desk & Private office Layouts
Desks & office chairs
Unlimited WIFI
Printers & copiers
Paper & pens
Filing cabinets
Lighting
Privacy vinyl
Air conditioned
Reception desk with meet and greet
Paper Shredding
Incoming & outgoing mail service
Mail & package, notification
Unlimited tea & coffee
Community network events
Access & Security Keycard Activation / Deactivation with 24/7 Access
Guest Management / Keycard Access
Video Surveillance
Fire & Safety Personnel
Lift Access
Private parking (by location)
Wheelchair access
Facilities In-House Café
Media Studio
Parents’ Space
Fitness Studio
End-of-Trip
Exclusive Member Events
Kitchen facilities
National Networks
Bike storage
Bookable meeting & conference rooms
Soft furnishings
Printing facilities
Collaborative Lounge Space
Pet friendly locations at some buildings
Outdoor space at key locations
Conference Rooms
Meeting Booths & Nooks
Phone Booths
Classrooms
A/V Capability
White Boards & Dry Ease Markers
Furniture & Equipment
Coffee machine
Fridge
Outdoor space
Private eating area
Private shower
Shared kitchen
Private showers (End of Trip)
Outdoor space at key locations
Pet friendly locations at some buildings
Extras Additional fees apply for conference/meeting rooms beyond monthly available credits Extra fees may apply for conference/meeting rooms beyond monthly available credits
Privacy Glass walls though frosting is available for those businesses with privacy concerns Many offices have glass walls though frosting is available for those businesses with privacy concerns
Customers Xero, Atlassian, Canva Slack, Puma, KPMG
Average Google Star Rating 4.7 4.7

Compare Coworking Operators

Hub Australia Offices in Melbourne

Up to 10 people
Private Offices

Level 1, 555 Collins Street Collins Street Melbourne

Up to 28 people
Private Offices
Up to 22 people
Private Offices

696 Bourke Street Melbourne

1 person
Private Office

Level 1, 555 Collins Street Collins Street Melbourne

Up to 9 people
Private Offices

Level 12, 412 St Kilda Road Melbourne

Up to 2 people
Private Offices

Level 1, 555 Collins Street Collins Street Melbourne

Up to 23 people
Private Offices

696 Bourke Street Melbourne

Up to 2 people
Private Offices

Level 1, 555 Collins Street Collins Street Melbourne

Up to 4 people
Private Offices

WeWork Coworking Offices in Melbourne

152 Elizabeth Street Melbourne

Up to 19 people
Private Offices

120 Spencer Street Melbourne

Up to 7 people
Private Offices
Up to 53 people
Private Offices

222 Exhibition Street Melbourne

Up to 6 people
Private Offices
Up to 38 people
Private Offices
Up to 21 people
Private Offices

152 Elizabeth Street Melbourne

Up to 4 people
Private Offices

120 Spencer Street Melbourne

Up to 8 people
Private Offices

Author: Tom Petryshen, VP Growth & Analytics, Rubberdesk

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to rent a coworking space at Hub Australia vs WeWork in Sydney?

The median price to rent a coworking desk at WeWork & Hub Australia varies by location with WeWork at $244 per desk per month while a coworking desk at Hub Australia is $450 per month.

How much does it cost to rent a one person private office at Hub Australia vs WeWork?

The median cost to rent a one person private office at Hub Australia is $836 per desk compared to $644 per desk at WeWork.

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