When it comes to coworking spaces, the absolute must-haves are: a reliable and speedy Wi-Fi, shared workspaces, printing and copying facilities, and private event spaces. And there are the nice-to-haves: a lively, entrepreneurial atmosphere, vibrant events calendar (meetups, pitch nights, workshops, networking sessions, movie nights – bring ’em on!), on-site cafes, gorgeous indoor/outdoor work spaces…the list goes on.
We don’t all need a workspace with plenty of nice-to-haves, but to keep the work flow smooth and seamless, we draw the line at work spaces that don’t hit the mark when it comes to delivering on the essentials. If you’re on the same page, check out our selection of trusty coworking spaces in Thailand below:
Hubba is one of the more popular coworking spaces – if not the most popular – in Bangkok. Set in a spacious building, Hubba draws a good crowd of freelancers, startups and entrepreneurs, and boasts a vibrant crowd full of smiles and positive vibes. The diversity of individuals working at this space (you’ll meet both techies and creatives) makes it an interesting place to go to for networking and learning. Hubba’s got a lively calendar teeming with intriguing events, so be sure to give it a look and mark out dates on your calendar for the days that you’ll be in town.
Location: 19 Soi Ekkamai 4, Sukumvit 63 Rd., Prakanong Nua, Wattana, Bangkok, 10110 Thailand
Contact: +662 714 3388
Stylish and well-equipped, The Hive provides coworkers and digital nomad with ample amenities under one roof. Spanning across five floors, the space features coworking necessities like meeting rooms, hot desks, dedicated desks, printing facilities, conference rooms and private rooms. But that’s not all – you’ll also enjoy perks you’re unlikely to find elsewhere, like the spa, restaurant, rooftop terrace and roof garden bar (for private members only). Definitely a spot that will float the boats of nomads on the search for a coworking space that has it all.
Location: the Hive Bangkok, 46/9 Soi Sukhumvit 49, Klong Ton Nua Sub-District, Wattana District, Bangkok
Looking for a coworking space in central Bangkok? Launchpad, set in a prime location in the city center, is your best bet (it’s a mere five minutes’ walk to Launchpad from the BTS Surasak Station). Bright, spacious and contemporary, the coworking space comes fitted with floor-to-ceiling glass walls, large desks, comfy bean bags, meeting rooms and private offices. They’ve got a series of fascinating workshops and events lined up on their calendar, so it’s worthwhile carving out time to pop by this space even if you don’t plan on working here.
Location: Launchpad Co.,Ltd., 139 Pan Road, Silom, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500 Thailand
Punspace offers two coworking spaces for digital nomads in Chiang Mai. One is set in Nimman, while the other is located at Tha Phae Gate (members gain access to both work spaces). The chic-looking interiors come fitted with all the amenities that nomads will need to get on with their work smoothly, like hot seats, Sykpe rooms, meeting rooms, stable Wi-Fi, lockers and private offices. We’ve been told that Punspace draws a rather tech-centric crowd, so this might not be the ideal coworking space for nomads keen on mixing and mingling with fellow creatives.
Punspace Nimman: 14 Sirimangkalajarn Lane 11, Muang, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
Punspace Tha Phae Gate: 7/2 Rachadamnoen Road, Soi 4, Muang, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
Contact: +66 53 223 932
Blink, but don’t miss this space! Tucked away at the second floor of Tall Teak Plaza along Soi 9, Work@Nimman a hidden find that might escape the notice of digital nomads. This coworking space comes with all the necessary amenities, like shared offices, private offices, meeting rooms, work tables and standing desks. Its quiet atmosphere will appeal to nomads who prefer a quiet workspace to hack away at their passion projects uninterrupted.
Location: 7/2 Rachadamnoen Road, Soi 4, Muang, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
Contact: +66 89 191 1964
Compact, conveniently located and quiet are words that best describe Mana. There are only eight tables here, so digital nomads on the hunt for a work spot will need to arrive early to snag a seat. It’s a worthwhile making the effort to be an early bird – particularly if you’re a creative or techie who needs absolute peace and quiet to get your work done, as Mana enforces a no-noise policy in the workspace.
It scores well on other aspects too – the staff are friendly and attentive, Skype rooms can be booked at an affordable rate, and a cosy cafe is set in a separate area at the back of the coworking space – which means that coffees and baked goodies are easily within reach when the munchies hit.
Location: 28/12 Nimmanhemintr Rd. Chiangmai, Thailand
Contact: +66 97 950 4746
Looking for a well-equipped coworking space in Phuket? Hatch is a spot that gets the thumbs up from digital nomads. Its bright and finely-appointed interiors come fitted with shared working tables, a low coffee table, couches, printers, lockers and three meeting rooms. Nomads running on a tight deadline will appreciate the convenience of having a cafe on-site (complete with a wholesome menu filled with healthy options). Tea, coffee and popcorn (yum!) comes free for all members too.
Location: Talat Yai, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket, Thailand
Contact: 095 4122 777
Mention Koh Phangan, and one inevitably thinks of full moon parties. But there’s another side to this picturesque island – one that boasts diverse attractions, excellent hiking and diving spots, as well as an array of hidden finds.
Nomads who are drawn towards making the island their temporary home will find a reliable work spot at KohSpace. You’ll get to tap on the fastest internet connection on the island, work indoors in a spacious open-plan area, chill out at the lounge, or work away at the outdoor deck when you need some tropical sun and breeze. It’s not all work and no play – regular events, like the weekly beach volleyball hangouts, makes KohSpace a great place for meeting like-minded individuals.
Location: 136/1 Moo 1 Ban Thai. Koh Phangan, Surat Thani 84280
Contact: +66 89 016 9750
Monday blues will never be an issue for digital nomads working away in an enviable workspace like KoHub. The indoor/outdoor workspace is bright and breezy, and looks out to a lush surrounding filled with emerald foliage. Essentials like a shared working space, private boardroom, private conference room, Skype booths, and printing services are provided, so members will have everything they need to keep the work flow going smooth. KoHub also earns extra brownie points with its cool vibes and vibrant social calendar.
Location: KoHUB Lanta 224/1 Moo 2. Phra-Ae, Koh Lanta Krabi 81150
Handy Resources for digital nomads:
- Nomad List digital nomad guide:
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- Meetups from Growth Hacking Asia:
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