Whether you're a freelancer, consultant, employee or work with a team, get connected with hi-speed internet at Kumpul Coworking Space in Sanur, Bali.
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Located on the second floor above an outdoor coffee shop courtyard (see photo on Snapchat Memories), Kumpul does not have a special for new drop-ins. The standard drop-in price, like Lineup, was Rp 200.000 per day, though the space felt much more urban and inviting in comparison. Signing-up was easy using an electronic form at reception, and an email receipt was issued promptly for simple business expense reporting. They even created me my own user account on their website, with a secure password sent via email and later came by to take my photo. Another email received asked for personal areas of interest, and suggested the space tried to round up individuals for a nearby lunch each day. The email also mentioned they tried to hold skillsharing sessions 2 days a week, and offered to allow members to sign-up to speak.
Upon arriving around 10am I was greeted by a friendly receptionist who gave me just what I needed to get started, and promptly handed me the WiFi info without having to ask. The space was quiet yet held a mix of ethnicities as individuals talked business and made plans to advance their products and services. As the day progressed the space came to life with nomads and entrepreneurs. And though there was a major thoroughfare nearby, Kumpul was located in such a manner as to shield itself from the road noise by locating itself with access from a frontage road.
The WiFi was unencrypted, and hacking individuals working here wouldn’t be very difficult if one tried. Kumpul used a Web-based authentication mechanism, which required me to log into the Web from macOS and iPhone separately. This was unlike Lineup Hub, in which Continuity features of Apple automatically shared WiFi network access with my phone to run the the speed test.
The coffeeshop in the downstairs courtyard had friendly and accommodating baristas. WiFi from Kupul worked just fine downstairs, so no problems there. The free drink voucher given with the daily pass allowed the staff to produce a long black within moments. And there was an ashtray waiting at the counter when my coffee, with the brown sugar I expect, was happily supplied.
The air circulation inside was not as good as Lineup, though there was a floor fan on the cement floor which could be used to help get in front of a less stuffy atmosphere. Like Lineup there was free tea and water. And there was also a cute kitchen area with a see-through refrigerator containing cold soft drinks and juices for a small free. Floor to ceiling windows wrapped around the space, letting in just the right amount of light without causing glare.
After my coffee I drank water from a Kumpul branded glass, which felt much more professional than the plasticware and ceramic used at Lineup. Most of the seating inside was wooden, which is fine for a day or two, but not recommended for daily use unless you want a sore ass and back pain.
There were still some stragglers hanging around the space at 6pm, but most of the others had left by that point. A good time to head back downstairs to the courtyard tables for some Gado-Gado (traditional Indonesian) priced reasonably at Rp 25.000. Vegetarian options are also available.
Despite some of its shortcomings, Kumpul better by far than Lineup Hub and actually felt like a legitimate coworking space.