Inside the Best Coworking Spaces in Thailand
Travelling in Thailand doesn’t mean that it’s all fun and games. Self-funding your travel with remote work? The best coworking spaces in Thailand are probably high on your priority list.
As every digital nomad knows, a great working environment is essential. Effective WiFi and awesome coffee makes running your digital marketing empire a lot easier. This is especially important if you’re coworking in Thailand.
Staying in Bangkok, Phuket and Chiang Mai, there are coworking spaces are springing up across the country. With loads of new options, it’s not easy to choose favourites. But here are some of Bodega Hostels go to options for coworking spaces in Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Phuket:
Staying in Bodega Bangkok? Your best option for a coworking space in Bangkok will then have to be The Company Bangkok.
We’re pretty biased. It’s so good that we’ve officially partnered with them. The added bonus is that they’re literally just down the road from Bodega Bangkok.
The top selling point for The Company has to be the internet. Connectivity in Thailand can be problematic to say the least. This is not the case at The Company where it is not only consistent, we’d say it’s EXCELLENT. Internet connectivity like this is what we aspire to at Bodega Bangkok. For this reason alone, we’d suggest that you take some time out and drop by even if you aren’t working. Hey, still haven’t seen the last episode of Game of Thrones, grab a coffee while it’s buffering (almost instantaneously with no spoilers!!).
Space and vibe has been carefully considered by The Company. Not only in Bangkok, you’ll find them across ASEAN. A big draw for Thai celebrities and their groupies, The Company hub is full on. It can be both hectic and super chill at the same time. On your own and need to escape from it all, why not book a private room? Travelling with your own entourage and want to do some serious business, the meeting rooms are an ideal option.
Of course, the real draw to The Company is their Private Video Production Studio. OMG – green with envy!! Seriously, they’ve got a green screen, sound proofing and proper lighting. Everything you need if you’re travel vlogging your way round Thailand. While you’re there, get networking. The place is jammed with loads of other talented bloggers and smart influencers. Creating cool content is the order of the day.
Since you’ve booked with Bodega, we know you love a good party. But if you’re working, you want to do that little bit more effectively. To help with this, we’ve championed a discount rate with The Company. Instead of the usual day price of 400baht, you’ll pay only 300baht for the day. You might even been lucky to catch Chris Tweten, our marketing director. On a regular basis, he runs marketing strategy workshops onsite. Stay posted!!
An extra tip. If you’re upscaling from coworking space to meeting venues, check out EventBanana. The in-house catering service is definitely the icing on the cake in making your life easier.
Location: 23rd Floor, GMM Grammy Place, 50 Sukhumvit 21 (Asok) Rd
Cost: 100 ฿ Hourly, 400 ฿ Daily – but you’ll be staying at Bodega right?! 300 baht for you!
Hours of Operation: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Everyday – You don’t want to be working when you could be drinking during the evening do you? Come back to Bodega for happy hour!
Phone: 02 714 3388
Hours of Operation: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Everyday
Cost: 299 ฿ Daily or 2990 ฿ Monthly
Location: Read about HUBBA Thailand’s 4 locations.
Phone: 02 266 6222
Hours of Operation: 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM Everyday
Cost: 260 ฿ Daily or 5440 ฿ Monthly
Location: 139 Pan Road, Sethiwan Tower, Silom, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500
Phone: 02 631 1669
Hours of Operation: 24/7
Cost: 300 ฿ Daily or 3000 ฿ Monthly
Location: 281/19-23 Silom Soi 1, Silom, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500
Phone: 62 995 1185
Cost: 250 ฿ Daily or 5000 ฿ Monthly
Hours of Operation: 24/7
Location: 18 Ratchadaphisek Rd, Close to Asok BTS
Connecting In Chiang Mai as a Digital Nomad
Chiang Mai is Digital Nomad Central. You’ve great coworking spaces and up-to-date facilities to match. Thailand, and specifically Chiang Mai, is well-known for having the fastest internet speeds.
Coworking spaces are not everyone’s cup of tea as they can be vibey (noisy), great networking locations (lots of people and impossible to get a spot) and free water (just a water cooler at the far end of the room). Chiang Mai coworking literally has something for everyone. Hardcore in your work ethic, Punspace Nimman is the place for you. That’s where our marketing director, Chris Tweten, heads. Otherwise, you can just hang with some like-minded folk (in a treehouse at CAMP).
Getting away from all the clichéd environments, MANA does the job. Funnily enough, it means ‘determined effort’ in Thai). Small and bright, it serves great coffee. Digital nomads will appreciate the lumbar support chairs. You know that feeling after one too many sessions with a computer perched on your knees. At 19baht an hour, MANA coworking is at the lower end of the market; but then again, what do you pay for quiet.
Address: 28/12 ถ.นิมมานเหมินทร์ สุเทพ เมือง Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50200
Cost: 19฿ Hourly or 99฿ Daily. Skype Rooms are 19฿ Hourly and Meeting Rooms (4-5 People are 99฿ Hourly)
Hours of Operation: 9:30AM to 9PM Everyday, Closed Saturdays
Phone: 053 223 932
Hours of Operation: Mon-Sat 9AM to 6PM for Visitors, 24/7 for Members
Cost: 289฿ for a Day Pass, Full Rates on Punspace Website
Punspace Nimman Location: 14 Sirimangkalajarn Soi 11
Punspace Tha Phae Gate Location: 7/2 Rachadamnoen Road, Soi 4
Phone: 053 216 610
Hours of Operation: 3rd Floor Quiet Zone is Open 11AM to 3AM, Wake Up is 24/7
Cost: 4 Hours of WiFi provided with min. 50 ฿ purchase.
Location: 30 1-3 Nimmana Haeminda Road Lane 10, Tambon Su Thep, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50200
Phone: 052 081 199
Hours of Operation: 24/7
Cost: 2 Hours of WiFi provided with beverage purchase (min. 50 ฿)
Location: 55 Huaykaew Rd, ตำบล ช้างเผือก อำเภอ เมืองเชียงใหม่ Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50300
Work Hard, Play Hard in Phuket
Heading down to Phuket for some r’n’r but still on a deadline? No fear. It might not be your idea of digital nomad heaven after Bangkok or Chiang Mai. Honestly, these days there’s plenty on offer in the way of coworking spaces in Phuket.
Once upon a time ago, Phuket was all about getting down and drunk on Bangla Road. Though the party ain’t over, there’s a work ethic thing going down. Daytime drink is being replaced by daytime “getting shit done”. Come the end of the day, it’s back to how it should be. Get the beers in!!
And if getting shit done is on your agenda, CocoWorking Space has to be your first point of call. Located in the Cocoville Boutique Villas Resort, you’ll make things happen here. Especially as the WiFi is so super fast.
Extended opening hours at CocoWorking gives you time to focus on your projects. Particularly as there are few distractions. As it is off the well-trodden path of other coworking spaces, you won’t find it crammed full of other digital nomads. If anything, you’ll could be surrounded by gym bunnies. CocoWorking is located on Soi Ta-aid, better known as ‘Fitness Street’. Time to get pumping.
Address: 10/23 Spo Ta-aid, Tambon Chalong, Phuket
Cost: Daily hotdesk rate 200 baht ($6), Monthly desk rate 5700 baht ($94)
Hours of Operation: 7am – 11pm daily
Address: 2/23 Dibuk Road, Talad Yai, Amphoe Muang Phuket, 8300
Cost: Daily hotdesk rate 250 baht ($8), Monthly desk rate 5700 baht ($180)
Hours of Operation: 9am – 10pm daily
Address: 1st floor Central Festival intersection, Wichit, Mueang Phuket District
Cost: Daily hotdesk rate 150 baht ($5)
Hours of Operation: 10am – 7pm daily
Address: 5/5, Lub’d 2nd floor, Sawatdirak Road, Patong
Cost: Daily hotdesk rate 300 baht ($9), Monthly desk rate 6000 baht ($190)
Hours of Operation: 10am – 7pm Monday – Saturday, Sunday closed (take the day off!)