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We all know what the whole world has been going through for some time now. But, we’re not going to focus on that. You always have to focus on things you can change and what we can change is any possible lack of information regarding the current status of Split’s coworking spaces.
That is why we contacted Split’s coworking teams to find out what they have been up to during this period and how they are adapting to the continuously changing rules that are in place. It hasn’t been easy for coworkings with all the restrictions on public gatherings they have to manage, but they are still finding a way to make it work and welcome you all, and some of them are also working on providing additional services.
To better protect their staff and long-term customers, they require you to contact them before your arrival. Walk-ins are not possible at this time. They are also currently putting more emphasis on their long-term users, so they might not be able to welcome you if the allotted spots are filled out.
They keep track of the number of customers because of the social distancing rules, and respect all the other necessary protective measures: masks are mandatory, as well as hand disinfection. All areas are cleaned and aired regularly.
At this time they are focusing on providing their standard coworking services and have no special offers and/or events.
Because of the size of the space, maintaining the required social distancing is not an issue. Coworking areas are cleaned and aired regularly and the staff makes sure all the measures currently in place are respected by all customers. They do not require you to register in advance, so walk-ins are welcome.
They do not have any special offers, aside from their standard coworking services.
Marvie Coworking Space is located at Marvie Hotel & Health (the address: Peričićeva 1). The entrance to this coworking space is also adapted for people with disabilities. The daily price of using the coworking space is 120 HRK per person, while for the guests of the hotel the use of Marvie Coworking is free. We must bring your attention to the fact that all payments at Marvie Hotel can be done in cryptocurrency as well.
The coworking space is open and available for use throughout the year, both for hotel guests and walk-ins. The Marvie staff actively follows the instructions regarding public gatherings and adjusts the conditions for the use of coworking space. The seating capacity is somewhat reduced because of the current regulations, so a maximum of 7 people is allowed at this time. While using the coworking space, users must wear a face mask. There is a sanitizing station at the entrance.
Booking in advance is possible, but not mandatory. Anyone interested can come to the hotel reception and book their spot. In addition to the hotel reception, reservations can be made via phone or e-mail. However, keep in mind that, because of the reduced number of users, the hotel guests will receive priority when booking the space.
Marvie Coworking is equipped with four work desks and ergonomic chairs. There are also sofas with a portable massager for relaxation. Internet speed is 200 Mbps. You can also use other amenities available: flipchart, projector, TV, etc. A free coffee or tea maker is also available to all users. However, it is also possible to order a drink or a meal from the Da’Mar restaurant located inside the Marvie Hotel. If you have a video meeting scheduled and are looking for privacy, there is a small conference room right next to the coworking space that you can use, so feel free to ask Marvie staff, and they will be happy to make it available to you.
For the future, the Marvie team plans to create daily coworking space packages that will include services from the Renevie wellness zone, as well as access to the Mareo Bar located at Marvie’s rooftop. Any updates on Marvie Coworking Space can also be found on their website and social media, along with more details about their long-stay offer, created specifically for digital nomads and the remote workforce.
Saltwater coworking has its base located at Split’s waterfront Matejuška (the address: Trumbićeva Obala 4) with the additional locations being “Split Hostel” (addresses: Nelipića 1 and Kružića 5). From 1st June to 1st October they are also operating a beach office at Beach Bar “Kavala” (address: Šetalište Petra Preradovića). In addition to that, they are setting up another new venue.
This year they are focusing on continuing to provide coworking services, as well as organizing mostly outdoor events whenever possible. When it comes to their activities, they adhere to the limits and requirements outlined by the government regarding the pandemic. Their spaces are cleaned and aired out regularly. Hand sanitizers and desk cleaners are provided in each workspace. Because of the current situation, walk-ins are unfortunately not allowed.
Therefore, if you wish to use their services, you have to register in advance. You will also have to sign a service agreement. Non-members are not allowed entry without prior consent. This may seem harsh, but it is not. These rules are there to make everyone safe and to enable the Saltwater team to continue providing coworking services and keep all users healthy. It is an indicator of how much they care about their customers and the quality of service they are providing.
In addition to coworking services, the Saltwater team also provides some other services oriented towards a specific audience:
– Pets: They are pet-friendly, but you should check in advance if you can bring your pet with you.
– Women: In a partnership with another women-led business “Split Hostel”, Saltwater offers a free desk for local businesswomen. So far seven women have used this opportunity which is truly great for networking and connecting female-led businesses.
– Searching for accommodation and roommates: Because it is a common request, and the Saltwater team has experience and connections in Split, they are more than willing to aid you in finding either accommodation, roommate/s, or both.
– Companies: At Saltwater it is possible to get corporate tailored packages on request.
– Returnees: Saltwater’s founder Tanja Polegubić is a returnee herself. Therefore, she often connects with remote workers who have Croatian heritage, both digital nomads and those who decide to stay and call Croatia their home permanently. Having a similar background as the other returnees, she is familiar with their needs and can offer advice on possible opportunities and business connections.
– Partners & members: Saltwater is partnered with several local businesses (Split Hostel; Zeven Group – Brasserie on 7, Zinfandel, Charlie’s Bar; Kavala Beach Bar) to offer their members additional benefits in the form of special member rates.
In addition to their standard services, the Saltwater team is also actively organizing other events for their members like dinners, drinks, road trips, and excursions. Other events they are organizing in Split are Nomad Table Meetups (currently in the form of brunches) and SplitBiz Meetup which they co-host with Michael Freer.
Outside of Split they are partnering in the organization of events like Digital-Nomads-In-Residence in Dubrovnik and planning events in Zagreb, Bol, and Hvar. They are active on social media, so we suggest you follow them to stay up-to-date on all the plans they have.
At this time, they are operating with a reduced seating capacity, registration in advance is mandatory, as well as respecting all the current protective measures. Hand sanitizers and disposable masks are provided on-site. All areas that are used are also cleaned and aired on a regular basis.
Aside from providing coworking services, The Works team is actively working on providing infrastructure for work&travel programs and organizing a platform for additional education in IT-related topics. Another goal they have is to establish a regional coworking network with other coworkings.
They are also doing their best to organize additional events for digital nomads and locals interested in networking whenever possible. However, because of the current measures in place, sometimes they have to re-schedule or cancel planned events, so keep an eye on their social media for any updates.
We hope that, once you come to Split on your digital nomad journey, you get to enjoy some productive time at one of these coworking spaces and that you also get to meet some new and interesting people. We’re sure Split’s coworking spaces will make you feel welcome and provide you with everything you might need to get your work done (and more)!