I initially moved into a communal workspace to add a social aspect to my work life as well as getting more structure with my hours. A year later, I can say that shared workspaces aren't for everyone. I felt that there was a lack of privacy that I didn't know I needed and for my particular workspace, there were set hours. This meant that I only had the opportunity to go there between 9 AM and 5 PM. I like to work odd hours and often feel more motivated at night, so this was very counterproductive and limiting for me. I can easily do with a little more noise than at home, but the fixed hours was a make-or-break deal for me in the long term. My recommendation would be to definitely check up on whether there are set hours or if you can freely access the workspace at any time of the day.