Thought I should chip in here.
Obviously I’d love it if everyone just came to CapitalSquare, but distance and traffic are real in Lagos, so I understand. But I love CapitalSquare and I think it’s amazing
Venia: Visited once when doing research for CapitalSquare. It’s really more of private office suites than a coworking space (think BOSS offices), but you do get your peace and quiet. And I think the crowd is different - more established businesses there, rather than people just starting up. The ‘coworking area’ (a room with hot desks) is a bit pricey as well - N60k per workspace per month in 2013, might have increased now.
Elaine David: If you don’t mind a corporate type of space, and Lekki is too far, you can try out these guys. Not sure of their rates (I think they charge hourly, probably rather pricey too), but it’s a nice looking space with a good vibe - professional but laid back. Like Venia, it’s a bunch of office suites and a small room for hot-desking. Their space is on Sinari Daranijo Road in VI, and website is http://www.elainedavidltd.com/
Hothouse: Visited once when they just opened. Nice looking space, didn’t seem crowded, but then again, they had just opened. I’m not sure of the vibe there, but I’m guessing they cater to quite a lot of young entrepreneurs, because of all the events they run. The good thing is they have a separate event space and lunch room, so it shouldn’t be too noisy. Btw,
@yoowai, they’re very active, just not online. They’re part of Enterprise Creative, so they communicate more under that umbrella. http://www.enterprisecreative.org/
Lagos Garage: I don’t know too much about this, other than it’s run by L5Labs and is on the 4th floor of the Moorhouse Hotel in Ikoyi. Haven’t visited, and I’m not sure of their rates, but I met the community manager, and she made it sound pretty nice. Not too much info on their website, but there’s a contact form and and email address if you want to get in touch. http://www.lagosgarage.co/