10 Affordable (or Free!) Coworking & Meeting Spaces

by North Metro Woman

Need a quiet place to work and focus? Or maybe you want to meet a friend or co-worker for in-person collaborating.

With all the working from home many of us are doing these days, it’s nice to have a quiet place to work or meet up with others where dirty dishes and laundry aren’t staring at you.

Below are some good options to consider when looking for coworking or meeting spaces in the North Metro area.

York Street Depot – Thornton

York Street Depot - Thornton coworking space

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The York Street Depot is located in the East Lake, Thornton area away from the hustle and bustle.

It’s a great neighborhood spot if you need a conference room or “hot seat” to work at on the fly. The conference room runs about $40 an hour and the hot seats are $40 a day or $175 per month. If you drop in for a day at $40 and decide to do a monthly rate, they will apply the $40 to the month (call to confirm details, rates and availability).

They also have dedicated desks with locking drawers and offices you can rent with full office amenities, but you may need to get on a waitlist. Be sure and call for availability.

This North Metro Woman has used the York Street Depot conference room and will be using the hot seat this week in fact! The atmosphere is nice and clean and the management is friendly.

York Street Depot
12412 York Street, Thornton, CO 80241


College Hill Study Rooms

If you need to host a meeting then renting a room at College Hill might be the way to go. College Hill is located on the Front Range Community College campus in Westminster. Rates start at $20 per hour for a 12-15 person room and go up from there for larger groups.

They also have quiet study rooms which are free. Study room are available for up to six people. You must reserve a study room but can do so up to two weeks in advance. It includes a small table, glass whiteboard, Roku Smart TV and Blu-ray player.

College Hill/Front Range Community College
3705 W. 112th Ave., Westminster, CO 80031

To reserve a study or meeting room, click here.

Switchboard Networking Boutique

The Switchboard Networking Boutique is a unique space located near 120th & Pecos in Westminster. It’s a great spot if you want to host an event or workshop, but it also offers an “Executive Suite” which is a separate room with a table, 42″ Screen, printer, WIFI. It holds up to 6 people.

The Executive Suite starts at $20/hour. You can also buy a bundle of hours for even cheaper per hour options.

Switchboard Networking Boutique Westminster CO

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This North Metro Woman has been to several events at the Switchboard and loves the eclectic vibe. The main room has shelves where entrepreneurs (Business In A Box partners) can showcase their wares.

Switchboard Networking Boutique Westminster

(Photo credit: Switchboard Networking Boutique)

To reserve space at Switchboard contact owner Connie Kercher at 720-612-4095.

Switchboard Networking Boutique
1975 W. 120th Ave., Unit #800, Westminster, CO 80234
Contact: Connie Kercher 

Barnes & Noble Cafe

Sometimes you have to get creative when figuring out where to work or meet a friend that doesn’t involve fees, loud restaurants or coffee shops. This place fits the bill.

If you’re looking for a quiet place where you can grab a cup o’ joe and sit quietly and work, meet a friend for some good conversation or play a card game with friends, the Barnes & Noble Cafe is a good option that doesn’t require a reservation. This North Metro Woman has seen groups of ladies playing Canasta at a B&N Cafe and they were having a fabulous time!

The B&N Cafe on 120th and Washington has several tables you can sit at and enjoy while you do your thing. Most locations have the same (you might call ahead if you’re not sure about a location you want to visit).

If you’re not familiar with the B&N Cafe, you can order most Starbucks drinks and food items, making it one glorious place to work or socialize!

Books, coffee, tables…yes please! Don’t forget to pick out a book or gift while you’re there!

Barnes & Noble Cafe
701 E. 120th Ave., Thornton, CO 80233

Barnes & Noble Cafe
9370 Sheridan Blvd., Westminster, CO 80030

Intelligent Office

coworking space in westminster co

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Intelligent Office in Westminster rents office space and conference rooms by the hour making it an affordable coworking space on-demand if you just need a place to work for an hour or two here and there.

The offices start at just $18/hour and the conference rooms start at $35 per hour. You can add coffee and water service for  small additional fee. Check out the website to confirm rates and availability.

Intelligent Office
1499 West 120th Ave., Westminster, CO 80234

Erie Coworking

The Erie Coworking space is located in the heart of Erie and offers single day drop in options as well as monthly memberships for “Flex Desks” and dedicated desks.

Single day drop in is $20 for a flex desk (sit/stand desk) with access to all the amenities which include full kitchen with snacks/coffee, zoom/phone booth, high-speed internet and printer access.

If you need a conference room, you can rent that for an additional $50 per hour.

Call to confirm rates and availability!

Erie Coworking
660 Briggs Street
Erie, CO 80516

Work At 26

If you’re looking for a shared workspace for the day or on a regular basis, Work At 26 in Broomfield is another affordable option.

Work At 26 offers desks you can rent as well as hot seats (seats at a shared table). Both include WIFI, printers, complimentary drinks and conference rooms (additional fee may apply, call for details).

Drop in rates start at $30/day or choose a monthly rate if you plan to use it more often! Call to reserve and confirm availability and rates.

Work At 26
26 Garden Center, Broomfield, CO 80020

Office Depot Coworking

Westminster coworking space

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Office Depot/Office Max has gotten into the coworking space game! They have a location near 92nd and Wadsworth that offers a drop in rate of $40/day. They also have membership options for a hot desk starting at $100/month, a dedicated desk for $250/month or a private office starting at $550/month.

Office Depot/Office Max Coworking
9349 Sheridan Blvd., Westminster, CO 80031


Libraries are a great place if you want to work alone in a quiet place.  Most libraries in the area, including Anythink Libraries, have desk chairs, comfy chairs and private rooms that you can use to do some focused work. Bonus, libraries are free!

You don’t even need a membership to go into a library and work. Here are a few libraries in the North Metro area:

Anythink Wright Farms
5877 E. 120th Ave., Thornton, CO 80602

Anythink Brighton
327 E. Bridge St., Brighton, CO 80601

For more Anythink Library locations, click here.

Westminster Public Library
4800 W. 92nd Ave., Westminster, CO 80031

Broomfield Library
3 Community Park Rd., Broomfield, CO 80020

Erie Community Library
400 Powers St. Erie, CO 80516

Office Evolution Northglenn

Office Evolution is a coworking space in Northglenn and offers conference rooms, shared workspaces and private offices.

The conference/meeting room rates start at $20/hour and includes complimentary coffee and tea with no monthly fee. Shared workspaces start at $149/month. Private offices start at $549/month.

Might be worth trying out to the conference room and see how you like it!

Office Evolution Northglenn
11990 Grant St., Suite 550, Northglenn, CO 80233

This is just a few coworking spaces in the North Metro area that we know about! If you know of any we should add, please email us at editor@northmetrowoman.com.

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