Best (and Worst) Coworking Spaces in Bangkok

Eight best coworking spaces in Bangkok

Internet-based work offers plenty of advantages. There’s no need to leave your home and suffer terrible weather just to get to work. You’re not bound to one place, and can instead work wherever you please. You’re the master of your time, as you set up your own schedule.

Simply put, it allows you to take the opportunities you would otherwise have to miss. You can travel around in search of inspiration, or you may simply decide to bring some work with you when you go on vacation. The workaholics among you don’t even have to leave work to go on holiday they can have their cake and eat it too!

Pros and cons of working from home

To be perfectly honest, though, some of these advantages get old in no time. You don’t have to deal with traffic and bad weather, but you get a bit lonely without any colleagues to keep you company. Your time is your own, but more often than not, you’ll find yourself distracted by amazingly diverse issues. You’ll be hungry, and your fridge is just a few paces away. You’ll get a sudden urge to brush your teeth. And, well, seeing that your focus is a bit off today, you might just take a short nap and do the work a tiny bit later.

You don’t have to take days off work to travel, true. Still, when you do take your work with you on holiday, doesn’t it seem like an awful waste to spend half a day locked up in your hotel room?

A clever solution to all the problems associated with working from home is coworking space. It allows you to go out on the days you feel a bit restless. When you get stuck, a change of environment might be enough to get your productivity back on track. Coworking spaces are often organized and decorated in a way that boosts mood and motivation, so that is an additional plus. And, most importantly, they keep you from being cooped up in your room when on vacation.

Discover great coworking spaces in Bangkok

When you’re in Bangkok, the last thing you’ll want to do is stay in your apartment. Work or no work, you’ll want to go out and experience everything this city can offer. So, you see, finding a great coworking space is an imperative of a pleasant work holiday.

In a city of that size, it might be a bit intimidating to even try finding a good place to work. That is why this article offers you a list of eight best coworking spaces in Bangkok, organized by their proximity to the most popular tourist areas.

The Hive is our favorite coworking space in Bangkok

Source: The Hive (Thonglor)

The Hive is situated only 5 minutes by car from Thonglor BTS station, and it’s probably one of the largest and fanciest coworking spaces you’ll see. It occupies five floors, and there is a lounge area on the rooftop. The environment is beautiful and cozy, with plenty of sunlight and gentle color schemes, so it’s a great place to work.

Aside from the basics, they offer personal lockers, printers, scanners, photocopiers, and free beer and coffee. The Hive is open from 8 am to 8 pm, Mondays through Fridays, but it doesn’t work on weekends. They charge 350 THB/day.

Basics
Pricing
  • Per day: THB 350
  • Per month: THB 3,600
High-Speed Internet Yes
Open Hours
  • Monday – Friday: 8 am – 8 pm
  • Saturday: closed
  • Sunday: closed
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk Yes
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks Yes
Conference Rooms Yes
Private Offices Yes
Phone booths Yes
Coliving No

We loved these coworking spaces too

If you don’t love The Hive as much as we do, that’s perfectly fine. There are many more wonderful coworking spaces in Bangkok. Here are our favorites:

  1. Poolsub Space
  2. Hubba
  3. Kliquedesk
  4. E88
  5. ONEDAY|Forward
  6. Cluster

Coworking spaces in Riverside

Riverside is probably the most peaceful area of Bangkok. The traffic is less troublesome than in other, busier areas. It’s practically an oasis in the middle of an extremely urban environment. Unfortunately, coworking spaces are scarce there, so here’s our top pick.

Poolsub Space

Source: Poolsub Space

On the right side of the Chao Phraya River, Poolsub Space boasts a super convenient location for anybody staying in the Riverside area. They work Monday through Saturday, from 8 am to 8 pm, but are closed on Sundays. The prices start at 750 THB/day, and the space is pet-friendly.

When you get tired of all the hard work, there are options to pick from. They offer:

  • Free snacks;
  • Free tea and coffee;
  • An outdoor terrace and a chill-out area. 

Everyone needs a break from time to time, right?

Coworking spaces on Sukhumvit Road

If you’re staying somewhere in the Sukhumvit Road area, you’re probably enjoying the nightlife. You may not be sure where to go to get some work done, though. Some of the best coworking spaces Bangkok has to offer are in this area. Here are the most important ones.

Hubba

Source: HUBBA Thailand

Now, Hubba can be found in three locations. The first is about ten minutes from Ekkamai station. Prepare to be amazed: this coworking space offers a trampoline. If that is not enough for you, fine, it also provides standing desks, bean bags, scanning and printing equipment, and a separate Skype room. There’s an outdoor terrace, a chill-out area, and free beer. This is the only Hubba that accepts credit cards, and it works Monday through Sunday, from 9 am to 10 pm.

The second Hubba is at the Habito Mall Phra Khanong Nuea, and it’s open 24 h/day, seven days a week. Finally, the third is at the Siam Discovery, and this one is open 24 h/day, Monday through Friday.

For all three Hubbas, the prices start at 290 THB/day.

Kliquedesk

Source: Kliquedesk

Conveniently placed, Kliquedesk is only a five-minute walk from Sukhumvit downtown. It is also close to Nana BTS station. They offer free parking on-premise, ergonomic chairs, and free coffee.

The interior is painted bright yellow, which makes it a bit unusual in comparison to other coworking spaces, which usually favor neutral colors. Still, yellow is said to improve mood and increase optimism. So, if you’ve been feeling a bit down, this is the place that is most likely to cheer you up.

They are open from 9 am to 7 pm, Mondays through Saturdays, and charge 300 THB/day.

E88

Source: E88 Bangkok

E88 is located in—you’ve guessed it—the E88 Building. They offer printing equipment, personal lockers, and free coffee and drinking water. The location of the coworking space is great because the building has a large parking lot, and there are restaurants nearby for when you start feeling peckish.

The interior is interesting, with a few pops of color here and there and little plants scattered around on shelves. There is plenty of space, and the lighting is excellent.

Here you can pay 150 THB for two hours, or 300 THB/day. They are open every day from 9 am to 10 pm.

ONEDAY|Forward

Source: ONEDAY

ONEDAY|Forward is a part of a hostel, so it’s convenient if you want to go out of your room, but don’t feel like actually going somewhere else. If you don’t stay at the hostel, this coworking space is probably worth visiting even if you don’t have to work.

Simply put, it’s beautiful. It’s all in earthy and green, and it’s decorated with lots of plants in the corners, on the shelves, by the computer, and hanging from the ceiling. The atmosphere is great for creative work.

Other than pure beauty, this coworking space offers a ping-pong table, library, and a kitchen. There is a chill-out area and free coffee.

They are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The price per day is 350 THB.

Cluster

Source: CLUSTER Office

Cluster is situated in SSP Tower in Ekkamai. They provide an extremely pleasant environment, 24-hour security, printing equipment, and a comfy chill-out area. There is a library and free coffee and tea. 

Opening hours are every day from 9 am to 6 pm, and the monthly membership will cost you 2,500 THB.

Where to stay in Bangkok

Where to stay in Bangkok, Thailand Broken Down By Neighborhood

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Source: Wikipedia

Bangkok is constantly on the #1 spot for most visited city in the world.

It tops out at around 20 million foreign visitors each year for multiple reasons.

Apart from the fact it’s a major tourist destination itself, It happens to be a favorite base location for travel around Thailand and the rest of Southeast Asia.

The city has a lot to offer, so to narrow it down for you, we’re going to recommend some of the best areas where to stay in Bangkok.

Transportation, getting around Bangkok

One amazing thing about this city is its effective public transportation in the form of Metro.

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Source: Wikipedia

Two main lines that overlap each other in the heart of the city are:

  • MRT (Metropolitan Rapid Transit) – typical underground metro line you’ll find in major cities
  • BTS (Bangkok Mass Transit System) – also known as the Skytrain, this elevated railway makes for a unique experience and some nice views
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The BTS Skytrain, source: Wikipedia

With that in mind, let’s look at our picks for best areas/neighborhoods to choose from:

  1. Siam area, Pathum Wan district – the best choice for first-timers
  2. West Sukhumvit, Metro stations – modern metropolitan area, great nightlife
  3. Chinatown, Old Bangkok – staying on a budget

Honorable mention: Khao San Road – highly recommended for short visits, but not as convenient as the other area.

Where to stay in Bangkok, Thailand

Best for first-timers

Siam area Siam area in Pathum Wan district is centrally located and easy to get around
Best for nightlife West Sukhumvit A trendy neighborhood with hip bars, shops, and markets
Best on a budget Chinatown

An affordable area located in Old Bangkok

Best for first-timers—Siam, Pathum Wan district

Siam is a centrally located, busy, metropolis area full of things to do and see.

The MRT and BTS metro lines overlap each other at Siam, making it well connected to the rest of the city.

Pros Cons
  • The epicenter of the city, within close range of everything
  • Metro lines intersect, making the rest of the city easily accessible.
  • Incredible shopping experience
  • On the more expensive side, things like food and entertainment can be noticeably cheaper closeby
  • It can get overcrowded with both locals and tourists, especially on the weekends.
  • Decent time passers, but a smaller pool of choices than other areas

Where to go and what to see in Siam?

Bangkok Art and Culture Center (BACC)

Stretching over 9 floors, the culture center has both art exhibitions and performances. At the right time of year, you might even be able to see one of the thematic film festivals that happen there. There’s plenty to see and do and the best part is, there is no entry fee.

Source: baccbangkok

Sea Life Bangkok – Ocean World (Siam Paragon)

Siam Paragon is an amazing shopping center and worthy to mention. However, the real attraction is the amazing aquarium underneath. You’ll get to enjoy walking around surrounded by thousands of species of fish and, for those who are daring, there are even diving events (yes, you can swim with the sharks).

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Scala theater/cinema

A historic landmark and a source of entertainment in one, Scala is a blast from the past with its interior design. Although you can occasionally catch a play, it mostly serves as a cinema. Apart from showing worldwide trending film, sometimes it hosts events where enthusiasts can watch critically acclaimed movies and classics.

Source: Wikipedia

Where to stay in Siam, recommended accommodations

Affordable price range: Niras Bankoc Hostel – Situated in a historic house in the old city of Bangkok

 

 

 

 

Moderate price range: F04 Apartment – great view, pool and gym in the residential area

 

 

 

 

 

Luxury price range: Amara Bangkok hotel – very spacious, luxurious and centrally located with a beautiful view.

 

 

 

 

Where to stay for the nightlife—West Sukhumvit

Sukhumvit is an area with endless fun things to do. It’s full of life both throughout the day and night. People coming to Bangkok looking for busy, tourist areas will find everything they want in Sukhumvit.

Like Siam, the MRT and BTS metro lines overlap each other at Sukhumvit.

Pros Cons
  • The epicenter of the action, everything in one place
  • Amazing nightlife, many clubs, and bars
  • Local as well as global scenery and cuisine
  • The great shopping experience, both in big shopping centers and street vendors
  • Lots of cheap street food
  • Crowded and busy area
  • A bit farther from the riverside
  • Low traditional cultural experience
  • Vibrant nightlife may make it too loud for some

Where to go and what to see in Sukhumvit?

Terminal 21 shopping mall

There are many shopping malls across Sukhumvit, but we chose Terminal 21 for two very cool reasons:

  • It can be accessed (or left) through Skytrain
  • The interior has replicas of many world-famous landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge, Eiffel tower, etc.
Source: Flickr Stewie1980

Enjoy a night out at clubs and bars

As mentioned, Sukhumvit is known for a variety of things to do at night. One place to consider is the Vanilla Sky Rooftop, a restaurant/lounge during the day, and a bar/nightclub at night.

Source: Instagram @vanillaskybar

Explore the busy shopping streets (Soi)

The streets around the main Sukhumvit Road are called Soi. They don’t have individual names but are instead numbered. Explore them to find lots of street food, local and global, and shop around street vendors.

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Where to stay in Sukhumvit, recommended accommodations

Affordable price range: Siamaze Hostel – a four-story building located in a business/residential area of Bangkok (Ratchadapisek Road).

 

 

 

Moderate price range: Emporium w/ view – modern apartment with great city view and lots of natural light

 

 

 

 

Luxury: Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit – luxurious hotel with gym, pool, and sauna available

 

 

 

 

 

Where to stay on a budget—Chinatown, Old Bangkok

Chinatown in Bangkok known as the origin from which the city emerged. This area has been used by Chinese merchants for hundreds of years. It’s near the river bank, and just by looking at its surroundings, you can see the age difference between it and modern Bangkok.

Pros Cons
  • One of the cheaper areas
  • Plenty of street food and merchants
  • Near the riverbank
  • Lots of cultural attractions
  • Not as well connected, only one MRT metro line passes
  • Beware of pickpockets and street scammers
  • Not as versatile in terms of things to do

Where to go and what to see in Chinatown?

Wat Traimit (Temple of the Golden Buddha)

Inside the amazing temple is a 5.5-ton pure gold statue of Buddha.

The statue itself has been said to date back somewhere around the 13-14th century.

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Source: Wikipedia

Yaowarat Road

The street is known for glowing with a beautiful bright red at night. However, it is most famous for its large selection of street food. Stop by in the evening to get a taste of Thai cuisine.

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Grand China Hotel

The Grand China hotel is equipped with many things you can explore: fitness center, spa, swimming pools, even some shops. However, the most interesting place to visit is the top floor restaurant – Sky View 360. As you can imagine, the name comes from the fact that the restaurant has a 360 view of the city AND it moves! As you enjoy your drink or meal, within the 2 hours it takes for it to complete the circle, you’ll be able to see the entire city. To top things off, it isn’t as pricey as it sounds.

Source: BK Magazine

Where to stay in Chinatown, recommended accommodations

Affordable price range: Luk Hostel – Staff are super friendly

Moderate price range: Corner Balcony Studio – modern, well equipped at a good price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Luxury price range: Shanghai Mansion Bangkok – Located in Bangkok’s Chinatown, it offers a restaurant and jazz bar, as well as free WiFi access.

Honorable Mention: Khao San Road

Often mentioned by both locals and Bangkok enthusiasts, the area around Khao San Road is recommended for a short-term stay.

The best tip is to pick a location next to the main road, as main Khao San can get crowded and quite loud, meaning it’s not the best choice if you aim to rest at night.

Pros Cons
  • Recommended experience on its own
  • Close to riverbank
  • Youthful, vibrant nightlife
  • A great stopping point for backpackers and short-term stay
  • Relatively isolated
  • Not close to metro line
  • Can get loud and overcrowded during day and night