Switzerland’s third-most populous city, Basel sits on the river Rhine and its inhabitants speak the local Basel German dialect. It is considered the cultural capital of the country, with its countless museums and art galleries and its humanist history, welcoming such luminaries as Friedrich Nietzsche, Carl Jung, and Hermann Hesse. It is also a pharmaceutical center and is considered one of the most livable cities in the world. Read on to find out which coworking spaces Remotely Serious recommends for your upcoming visit to Basel!
Startup Coworking Basel Picassoplatz
Created by the Startup Academy, which helps entrepreneurs who are looking to solve the problems we are facing for the future, the Coworking Basel Picassoplatz offers flexible memberships for your coworking needs, in bright rooms of various sizes equipped with adaptable furniture (standing desks are available). The Nomad membership, at 250 CHF, gives you 24 half-days over a year, bookable Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm, as well as a choice between access to a printer or to coffee. The Camper option, at 350 CHF, grants you monthly access and 2 extras to be chosen from 24/7 access, mailbox, unlimited coffee, printer access, or your own locker. Finally, a Fixed Desk membership costs 550 CHF and lets you choose 3 extras. A terrace as well as a fully equipped kitchen are accessible, and a meeting room and a seminar room can be booked.
Coworking Nike Basel
Located inside a large Nike store that also offers a bookable training room (60 CHF per hour), this coworking space could be particularly interesting to more active nomads or simply to those keen to get some work done after a shopping spree. In addition to the open space, a break room with a kitchen and a large terrace are also offered. You can do a free trial day and day passes come at 35 CHF (25 for members) for access Monday-Friday 9am to 6pm. Part-time and full-time monthly memberships are also on offer, and two meeting rooms and a community room as well.
One of the rare coworking spaces offering 24/7 access even for day passes (which cost only 20 CHF), Dreispitz Coworking is a no-nonsense, simple solution. A week pass is 99 CHF, and a 10-day pack is 170 CHF. A monthly membership for unlimited access is 350 CHF, while a year costs 3,500 CHF – but note that online bookings are processed within 24 hours from Monday to Friday only. Height-adjustable desks, coffee and tea, printers and lockers, a microwave and a refrigerator are at your disposal.
Inspired by the writings of none other than Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, RHIZOM strives to be a “heterogenous, non-hierarchical and non-centralistic” workplace. This stylish, creative and dynamic coworking space located in the center of Basel offers flexible and accessible coworking options, starting with a 4-hour pass at only 15 CHF and a day pass at 30 CHF for access from 8:30am to 6pm. A basic fixed desk membership at 530 CHF/month grants you 24/7 access and a locker, while the same offer with a 6-month contract comes at 480 CHF and gives you a domiciliation as well as secretarial services and a landline. All have access to free coffee, tea and fresh fruit, and the 2 meeting rooms are available free of charge to all coworkers with a time pass, up to one hour per day. They can also be booked: the 2-person room is 20 CHF per hour, while the 6-person room is 35 CHF.
Westhive Basel Rosental
Westhive’s Basel Rosental location offers state-of-the-art facilities, all in wood and glass, with spacious lounges and open spaces as well as a roof terrace, a gym with showers, a restaurant, a gaming room and phone booths. A day pass costs 39 CHF and grants you access Monday-Friday 7:30am to 8pm, and memberships are flexible: a flexible desk can be used for 5 days/month (178 CHF), 10 days/month (298 CHF) or every weekday (498 CHF). A fixed desk accessible 24/7 costs 645 CHF and comes with credits and a 70% discount for meeting room use. A team office can also be rented out for up to 14 people. Printers, shredders, a reception service and all around community management help make this coworking space all the cozier.
Spaces - Basel, Grosspeter Tower
Spaces’ Grosspeter Tower location is surrounded by bars and cafes, making it a great spot from where to work and network, and the building itself is covered with solar panels, making it a truly visionary workplace. As always with Spaces, offers are varied and flexible, with coworking memberships starting at 145 CHF for 5 days/month of access Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:30pm. A full monthly membership is 355 CHF, while renting one of the 24 dedicated desks accessible 24/7/365, starts at 699 CHF. 51 private offices are also on offer starting at 735 CHF per person per month. 2 meeting rooms can be booked starting at 75 CHF/hour, and the location benefits from 11 parking spaces and an on-site restaurant.