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Ikigai

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Joined July 2017
General Mathenge Close, P.O. Box 1093-00606, Sarit Centre, Nairobi, Kenya
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Ikigai is a coworking space like no other in Nairobi, nestled in a beautiful house with a lush, green and tranquil garden. We are a community of writers, consultants, techies, marketers, angel investors, entomologists, graphic designers and so much more! As a member, all the spaces you see at Ikigai are yours to work in, from our “living room style” commune, our “lounge-like” patio, our sunny coffee deck and of course the peaceful garden. We have two high-speed internet connections, a 24-hour back-up generator, a communal printer, lunch on site and even a barista to make you a cappuccino if you so desire! Plus we are open 24 hours a day 7 days a week allowing you to work when you are most productive.

24/7 member access

clock_icon_img Opening Hours

Mon-Fri
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sat
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sun
Closed

Yes we have meeting rooms! Message us for details

Amenities
Facilities
  • Personal Lockers
Food & Drink
  • Alcohol available for purchase
  • Free Coffee / Tea
  • Free Drinking Water
  • Kitchen
  • On-site Cafe / Restaurant
Accessibility
  • 24hr member access
  • Free parking on premise
Community
  • Events and / or workshops
  • Lounge / Chill-out Area
  • Outdoor Terrace
Equipment
  • Photocopier
  • Printer
  • Scanner
Seats & Desks
  • Ergonomic Chairs
  • Standing Desks
Fun Stuff
  • Cat-friendly
  • Dog-friendly
membership_icon_img Membership Fees
# People Duration Price Access Hours Availability
11 MonthKES 10000.00 24 HoursEnquire
# People Duration Price Access Hours Availability
11 MonthKES 30000.00 24 HoursEnquire
# People Duration Price Access Hours Availability
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Location
General Mathenge Close, P.O. Box 1093-00606, Sarit Centre, Nairobi, Kenya

12 Reviews By the coworking community

4.9 out of 5

100%  of coworkers recommended

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Mukuhi Kimani
  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful Votes

"Ikigai the place to be"

    March 2018

    Ikigai is the place to be for state of the art coworking space. with a serene environment and full of nature. With flexible seating and private offices, there are other add-on services like Cleaning, recreational events, boardroom access to cost-effective co-working packages and video shooting. With a combination of people from different walks of life, the connections with each other lead to a great co working environment and diverse ideas. Co-working at Ikigai brings up communities for entrepreneurs, who take pleasure in the job they do. The hybrid office space and a coffee shop, the individuals can choose the environment they want to work in. There are a lot of boutique type co-working spaces you would wish to have.

    0 Thank Mukuhi

    Helen Gichohi
    • 1 Review
    • 2 Helpful Votes

    "Meetings at Ikigai"

      March 2018

      Great space, great atmosphere, amazing garden. I have used their meeting rooms and boardroom several times. The booking process was easy, the meeting rooms are well furnished, well lit and adequate. The board room is similarly well furnished with good decor and has the equipment I needed for the meeting. We were served great coffee, were able to use the garden for a part of our meeting as well as the cafe. We had coffee, hot ginger and lemon served by a young man who was very efficient. The coffee was great. We have enjoyed our experience with Ikigai each time I hold a meeting at the space. I will keep returning!

      2 Thank Helen

      Brooks Washington
      • 1 Review
      • 1 Helpful Vote

      "Such a welcoming space"

        March 2018

        Ikigai is such a great, welcoming space. I find that I'm so productive and inspired when I work from there. They have multiple spaces for meetings and solo work, so there are lots of different vibes. I was not sure I could be productive working in a garden, but I think that the green outdoor spaces are actually amazing. The coffee shop, Roasted Truth, has great coffee and delicious baked goods and a beautiful outdoor patio. The membership is a nice mix of creative people, social entrepreneurs, and small businesses, which always leads to great conversations because the community is so welcoming. Best office I've ever worked from!

        1 Thank Brooks

        Mystery Coworker

        "Ikigai "

          March 2018

          Gold is mined from the soil in most cases deep underneath but it remains being gold even when its underneath though without any value attached to it. When it is mined that is the only time it is given a value. Ikigai was an idea it was natured and now it has a value. Working environment at Ikigai, superb. Internet, very good. co-working set up well organized, so far best place to be all day doing business uninterrupted. Its a homely office working experience with no interruptions. Ikigai team keep it up, the future is bright. God bless you all.

          Natalie Githuku
          • 1 Review
          • 1 Helpful Vote

          "Supreme, serene, excellence. "

            March 2018

            At each of my visits to Ikigai, Nairobi, everything has been wonderful. The co-founders, the community, the environment everything! Without hesitation, I can say Ikigai is, for me personally, the best co-working space in Nairobi. The blend and insertion of nature resonates with me. I have found that it is this differentiating factor, that has helped with my creativity when writing on my publishing assignments, as well as brought clarity during my more numerical and analytic work. I found also the people who are part of the community also added greatly to the wonderful experience. I am a fan of the events that have been held at Ikigai, and I am just looking forward to more branches across the city, and region at large. Onwards and upwards ikigai.

            1 Thank Natalie

            Beth Muteru
            • 1 Review
            • 1 Helpful Vote

            "Home away from home"

              March 2018

              Ikigai is a beautiful home away from home for co-working space, also for people who just want a bit of peace and quiet to get something done. The space is tastefully, creatively decorated, and spacious. The decor is fresh and uplifting. The lush garden having a calming effect. I love that. Everything is spotless, the local staffs are engaging and happy to be there and be with you. The coffee at ikigai... they serve freshly brewed coffee "roasted truth" oh what can't a cuppa coffee solve! I love the out of work events like the long table and music... so exclusive!

              1 Thank Beth

              Chania Lackey
              • 1 Review
              • 1 Helpful Vote

              "Best Co-working space in East Africa! "

                March 2018

                Ikagai— sets out to deliver on all its promises! It certainly is one of a kind in the market. From the ergonomics of the layout - With it’s tastefully furnished decor (which observes all the necessary indicators which contribute to a productive and functional coworking space!). It’s bonus and additional value proposition is their coffee (it is to droll for! Ikaigai has a beautiful outside deck which is the best location to host a quick meeting! Or sip on some coffee while responding to emails) Location is ideal! The team super helpful. Well done Ikaigai — Can we have more?! Across SSA pretty please!

                1 Thank Chania

                Joshwa Tambo
                • 1 Review
                • 2 Helpful Votes

                "Well-rounded"

                  March 2018

                  This is one of the home away co-working space, fresh air, cool and comfy. This is one of the most interesting place to work, catch emails, and run business meetings and do e-meetings. Leveraging on technology to create a real time work space that is more affordable and easy accessible. I highly recommend this space for team meetings, training's, meet ups, events and networking space. Its the most well curated and designed space, ultimately the best in the city with amazing staff, this is disrupting the normal office system creating something unique , flexible and easy to access for impact

                  2 Thank Joshwa

                  miriam ndambuki
                  • 1 Review
                  • 1 Helpful Vote

                  "Everything I was looking for in a work space!"

                    March 2018

                    I joined the ikigai community just about two months ago, and I must say it is everything I have been looking for in a work space .And then some:) I love the friendly community and natural environment ,and the staff is always very attentive to our needs. Ikigai is more than just a work space, it inspires creativity, community and networking and has allowed me to explore new ideas in the way I run my business. I got the opportunity to attend my very first ikigai event on international women's day and I made some great connections. This is definitely the place to grow as an entrepreneur...and to thrive under the trees!

                    1 Thank Miriam

                    Jon Saunders
                    • 1 Review
                    • 1 Helpful Vote

                    "Great Space to Work "

                      March 2018

                      Ikigai is the best working space in Nairobi hands down. Anytime I'm looking for a space to work, wanting to check out a cool event or needing a delicious cup of coffee, this is my place to go. Highly recommend for those who work as consultants, journalists, teams, small businesses or those in town for a work trip. Comfortable, well decorated, friendly staff, the list goes on and on. Next time you are in Nairobi (or if you live here), be sure to swing by Ikigai to see for yourself, you will not be disappointed and I am sure will be back again soon.

                      1 Thank Jon

                      Melissa Mbugua
                      • 1 Review
                      • 2 Helpful Votes

                      "Great design, serene green space and lovely community"

                        February 2018

                        The space is gorgeous therefore pleasant to work from. It has a large outdoors with lovely trees and overlooks a forest and river! This is a gem in Nairobi. The team goes out of their way to provide great service and take care of members, so Ikigai has raised the bar of co-working spaces in the city. You will hardly find a more friendly community and laid-back yet highly productive environment. I've made great friends here and got interesting work done too! As a fan of co-working spaces, I have to say this is my favourite in the city. PS: they have great coffee as well :)

                        2 Thank Melissa

                        Shiko Wanjish
                        • 1 Review
                        • 3 Helpful Votes

                        "Quiet, serene and nature-centric!"

                          July 2017

                          Diversity of spaces to work from and the best coffee around Nairobi!

                          3 Thank Shiko

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