Best (and Worst) Coworking Spaces in Koh Samui

The 7 best coworking spaces in Koh Samui

Traveling to Koh Samui is high up on digital nomads’ bucket lists. And for a good reason, if we may add. This Thai island is an absolute heaven on earth! Lush forests, rich wildlife, and seemingly endless stretches of sandy beaches would make everyone want to make this place their home permanently. The bravest and luckiest of remote workers actually do. We reviewed the best coworking spaces on the island so that you can take the plunge and work from Koh Samui without any worries.

These are the places that caught our eye:

  1. Mantra Work Lounge
  2. WYSIWYG Coworking Space & Cafe
  3. Jungle Club
  4. Horizon Cafe Samui

Mantra Work Lounge is the place we’d most like to cowork in Koh Samui!

Source: Mantra Work Lounge

Mantra Work | Lounge is the first dedicated coworking space in Koh Samui, Thailand. It is located at 9/123–124 Moo1, Tumbon Maenam (Surat Thani province) in Koh Samui. The beach is in its immediate vicinity, which makes for some truly spectacular views that’ll make your workload an easier burden to bear.

The original concept behind Mantra Work | Lounge was to create an inviting, invigorating, and community-building coworking space both for local entrepreneurs and foreigners. It caters to tourists looking to catch up on work correspondence as well as business-owners wanting to organize events and make new connections.

What we love the most about it is the flexibility it offers. The place was designed to meet the needs of individuals having a working holiday and locals looking to spice up their work environment alike. It is equipped with high-speed Wi-Fi, a pantry with a selection of drinks and snacks, a printer, a scanner, and a photocopier. There is even a pool table in case you need to take some time out or enjoy a stimulating team-building activity. But what really left us speechless was that you can choose whether to work from a cozy, air-conditioned lounge or from an outdoor terrace overlooking the ocean. 

Still, that is not to say that we weren’t able to identify a weak spot. Although Mantra Work | Lounge is an extension of a renowned hotel complex, the Mantra Samui Resort, it may prove rather hard to find for out-of-towners. Not only are there no street signs on the main road to point you in the right direction, but the street corner is quite easy to miss. If you know what you are looking for beforehand, you can always rely on the locals to point you in the right direction!

Basics
Pricing Per day: 600 THB

Per week: 3,500 THB

Per month: 12,000 THB

High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday — Friday: 9am – 9pm
  • Saturday: 9am – 9pm
  • Sunday: 9am – 9pm
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk No
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks No
Conference Rooms No
Private Office No
Conference Room No
Phone Booths No
Coliving No

WYSIWYG Coworking Space & Cafe is the runner-up for Koh Samui coworking spaces

Source: TripAdvisor 

WYSIWYG Coworking Space & Cafe is located at 209 / 1–2 Moo 2, Koh Samui, Thailand. It is a coworking lounge of the COSI Hotel. Its location is conveniently accessible. Not only is it a part of a well-known hotel, but it is also right next to the Central Festival in Koh Samui, which gives its users access to all of the shops and restaurants this shopping mall can provide.

WYSIWYG Coworking Space & Cafe was envisioned as the place to get things done in Koh Samui. It is usually teeming with visitors, so you are bound to make a connection or two and expand your business community.

There is no entrance fee, and upon purchasing an item from the Cafe, you are granted unlimited access to a high-speed Wi-Fi connection. You have two stories at your disposal — the lower level is the cafe, while the upper level gives off a more relaxed, lounge-like vibe.

What we liked about this place for coworking is the fact that it is exceptionally well equipped for that purpose. There is direct access to a printer, and you’ll have several Mac computers at your disposal. It is also open 24/7, a variety of food and drinks is available at the lobby, and the whole area is air-conditioned.

WYSIWYG Coworking Space & Cafe failed to be our top pick due to several factors. The music from the lower chill-out area is a tad bit too loud, and it may prove distracting for those of you who are most productive when you have some peace and quiet. The whole place is a bit too noisy, in general, as there are always a lot of people coming and going. If a busy environment is not stimulating for you, you may want to skip this one.

Basics
Pricing Per day: 30 THB
High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday — Friday: 24 hours
  • Saturday:  24 hours
  • Sunday:  24 hours
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs No
Standing Desk No
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks No
Conference Rooms No
Private Office No
Conference Room No
Phone Booths No
Coliving No

Two other coworking spaces that caught our eye in Koh Samui, Thailand

Unfortunately, dedicated coworking spaces are in rather short supply in Koh Samui. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t any alternative options where you can set up shop for the day. We like several cafes and clubs that have great service and can double up as coworking spaces.

Jungle Club — Chaweng Noi Beach, Koh Samui, Thailand

Source: The Jungle Club Samui

The Jungle Club Samui is located at 44/11 Koh Samui Surat Thani 84320, Thailand. This is a true jewel of the area and a must-see place in Koh Samui. Nestled in the natural landscape in the midst of the leafy hillside overlooking the Gulf of Siam, this resort is the perfect solution for travelers looking to unwind and disconnect.

The Jungle Club may be an exceptional choice for accommodation, but what landed it on our list is primarily the versatility of its outdoor area. The resort boasts an exquisite cascading terrace with an awe-inspiring panoramic view of the Chaweng Bay and an infinity pool. Surrounded by natural lushness, it exudes tranquility and freshness, making it an excellent setting for getting some work done. On top of that, the terrace is the outdoor setting of a note-worthy restaurant that has you covered with delectable food and drink for the day!

Horizon Cafe Samui — Choengmon area, Koh Samui, Thailand

Source: Tripadvisor

You can find Horizon Cafe Samui at 41/1 M.3 T, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84140, Thailand. What we loved about this place is that it is the ultimate locally-owned small business with a soul. Horizon cafe is a go-to place for those looking to sit down and have a chatter. The staff is lauded for their hospitality and kindness, and their vegan delicacies are the best on the island!

This heartwarming place is welcoming to coworkers as it has a stable internet connection, a pleasant, non-distracting atmosphere, and plenty of delicious, organic food and beverages to fuel your work endeavors. You are also able to choose whether to attend to your business matters from the air-conditioned indoor area or a secluded, enclosed backyard garden.

Even more coworking spaces in Koh Samui, Thailand

In case you haven’t found exactly what you were looking for, and you feel like you need more ideas, make sure you check out our following choices:

  1. zone6 Coworking Beach Apartment — it may suit you in case you are looking for rentable apartments for your coworkers in the tropical paradise that is Koh Samui. In case you are not satisfied with the desk arrangements here, you could try out a travel stand desk
  2. Bao Bao Cafe and Eatery — another viable solution that successfully mixes coworking in a relaxing setting with delicious Asian food and freshly ground coffee to help you stay focused
  3. Kapuhala Koh Samui — an eco-friendly and vegan vacation retreat that includes a coworking space and also hosts events and workshops

Hopefully, this article has helped you find the perfect coworking space for your needs. To round the article up, we suggest you take a look at this video about what it is like to be a digital nomad in Koh Samui. It will help you grasp the advantages that such a lifestyle has to offer. Enjoy!

 

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.

Best (and Worst) Coworking Spaces in Phuket

6 best coworking spaces in Phuket (and one worst)

Isn’t it nice to be able to pack your bags and go on your way without paying any mind to other people’s schedules? If there is one crucial benefit to nomad life, that has to be the wonderful independence that comes with it.

Still, even as a nomad, you have to work. Working and traveling at the same time can be both great and terrible. Face it—if you can go to a beach and sip a cocktail from a coconut, you’re likely to resent being forced to work.

Coworking spaces exist for that very reason—to make it easier for you to be productive, finish your work earlier, and be on your merry way! It can be difficult to choose a functional coworking space in the given area. If you’re going to Phuket, though, you don’t need to worry. There are plenty of good coworking places to choose from. Here are the six coworking spaces we loved, and one that we didn’t.

Hatch is our favorite coworking space in Phuket

Situated in Phuket town, Hatch is a well-organized coworking space. The interior is split into two parts. The front part is a café where you can work comfortably while chatting to the people around you. The back part is a quiet working space, where you sit and work in silence when you need to focus. The staff also sometimes enforce silence in this part, if asked to.

There are some meeting rooms which are on the smaller side. The largest of them only accommodates about 35 people.

Smoking is banned inside the space, but there is a patio in the back, where you’re allowed to smoke.

They offer large desks and comfortable chairs, and printers are available at extra charge. You get one free coffee per day included in the price, so you have to pay extra if you want additional ones. Tea, water, and snacks are free. There is also a popcorn machine you can use!

If you’re renting a car, it’s easy to find a parking spot. The AC is excellent, which means that it tends to get a bit chilly inside. Bring a hoodie if you don’t particularly enjoy the cold. You can find a seat away from the AC, or ask a member of the staff to adjust the temperature.

There’s one downside to this space – the men’s room tends to smell, even though it’s kept clean. It’s not a big deal, but if you’re sensitive to smells, you’ll want to find a spot away from the toilet.

Source: Tripadvisor

They’re open every day from 9 am to 10 pm. They charge 250 THB/day, 1500 THB/week, and 5700 THB/month. If you don’t want to pay for the whole day, there’s an option to pay 180 THB for 5 hours.

All in all, it’s a pleasant, cozy coworking space. It’s beyond any doubt our top pick for coworking in Phuket.

Basics
Pricing
  • 250 THB per day
  • 1500 THB per week
  • 5700 THB per month
High-Speed Internet Yes
Open Hours
  • Every day from 9 am to 10 pm
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk No
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks No
Conference Rooms Yes (max 35 people)
Private Offices No
Phone booths No
Coliving No

Five more coworking spaces we loved

If our favorite place is not your favorite place for any reason, here are some other coworking spaces we loved. The other five great coworking spaces in Phuket are

  1. CocoWorking Space
  2. Garage Society
  3. Bayaco
  4. Regus
  5. Fin Hostel

Let’s take a closer look at each of them.

CocoWorking Space

Source: Coworker

CocoWorking space is proud to present to you what is probably the only place in Phuket without mosquitoes. Or, you know, with the lowest number of them anyway.

It is situated in Cocoville Boutique Villas Resort, on the second floor. It’s a minuscule coworking space, but they provide standing desks, free coffee, tea, and water. There is also free parking and an incredibly fast internet connection.

Since it’s a part of a fantastic resort, there’s a lot to do. There are fitness facilities nearby, as well as two swimming pools and a poolside bar. While this doesn’t necessarily help you work, it does ensure that you make the most of your breaks!

They work every day from 7 am to 10 pm, and charge 200 THB per day, 1300 THB per week, and 3000 per month.

Garage Society

Source: Garage Society

Garage Society is situated on Patong beach, which makes it extremely convenient for everybody who is staying there and doesn’t have an irresistible desire to travel to Phuket town every day to work.

There are standing desks and beanbags, which makes Garage Society a fairly comfortable place to work at. Printers and photocopiers are available, and there are personal lockers as well. Only water is included in the price, but there’s a café at the premises with a lot of choices at reasonable prices.

They are open Mondays through Saturdays, from 10 am to 7 pm. They charge 300 THB per day, 1400 per week, and 6000 per month.

Bayaco

Source: Coworker

Bayaco is a great and affordable option at the edge of Phuket Town. They provide a large hotdesk area and several meeting rooms, ranging in size. The smallest ones are suitable for four people, while the largest one can accommodate up to 70. It can be combined with the next largest into a huge meeting room for up to 120 people.

Some of the most exciting advantages of Bayaco are

  • A Ping-Pong table
  • A Skype room
  • Free coffee.

The place tends to be quite cold, so bring warmer clothes to be comfortable.

The price of a hotdesk is 150 THB per day.

Regus

Source: Regus

Regus provides a space for freelancers and businesses alike. There is a coworking area with hotdesks and dedicated desks, but there are also offices and meeting rooms.

It is a decent coworking space, with stable Wi-Fi, personal lockers, standing desks, and free coffee and water. The one fantastic aspect of the place is the location—Royal Phuket Marina. It’s easily one of the most charming sites in Phuket, so it’s bound to inspire you.

They are open Mondays through Fridays, from 8.30 am to 6 pm, and charge 5560 THB per month, both for hotdesks and dedicated desks.

Fin Hostel

Source: Coworker

Fin Hostel boasts a great location, only a 5 minutes’ walk from the Kata beach. They have standing desks, which are great for your back. There is printing equipment if you need it. The place is dog-friendly, and there’s a swimming pool.

This is a co-living and coworking space, and it’s excellent value for money. You can pay by the hour (100 THB), by day (500 THB), by week (3200 THB), or by month (12,000 THB).

There are some problems too. The parking space is limited, so there’s no guarantee you’ll be able to park nearby. If you’re planning on staying at the hostel, be aware that there’s no lift, which means you may have to climb to the fifth floor on foot, if you’re not lucky. The hostel is not great for vegetarians and vegans unless you enjoy having the same salad every day.

Asia Pacific Offices is our least favorite coworking space in Phuket

While this coworking space is fairly good for businesses, it is not digital nomad-friendly.

Basics
Pricing Contact them to find out
High-Speed Internet Yes
Open Hours
  • Monday – Friday: 9 am – 5 pm
  • Saturday – Sunday: closed
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs No
Standing Desk No
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks Yes
Conference Rooms Yes
Private Offices Yes
Phone booths No
Coliving No

 

Best (and Worst) Coworking Spaces in Thailand

7 best (and one worst) coworking spaces in Thailand’s top cities for digital nomads!

Thailand is an all-time favorite for travelers and remote workers. It abounds with coworking and coliving spaces as well. Here we singled out some that we found appealing in different cities across the country:

  1. WOLF Co-Working Space, Bangkok
  2. The Hive, Prakanong, Bangkok
  3. Muchroom Coworking Space, Bangkok
  4. HUBBA, Ekkamai, Bangkok
  5. The Brick Space, Chiang Mai
  6. Hub53 Coworking and Coliving Space, Chiang Mai
  7. Garage Society, Patong Beach, Phuket

Let’s start with the bustling capital of Thailand — Bangkok!

Bangkok is the capital city of Thailand and its leading business center. Its towering skyscrapers and overall concrete jungle feeling are exceptional business driving forces. Remote workers and digital nomads always make sure to visit this one-of-a-kind place and get a taste of its unique energy. It comes as no surprise that the city is bursting with coworking spaces for the locals and foreigners alike, but it is impossible to test them all out. We found several that caught our eye, and here’s what we thought about them!

WOLF Co-Working Space

Source: WOLF Co-Working Space

WOLF Co-Working Space is a modern, bright, and exceptionally designed coworking space located in the Soi Surasak Road in Bangkok. It is located on five floors of a towering downtown building, overlooking the city through its many glass walls. What we liked about it was its contemporary design and the way each floor was envisioned.

The first floor is a relaxation station offering a pantry filled with numerous delicious snacks and tasty coffee, a shower room for when you need to freshen up, and an open deck for taking in some fresh air. There is also a three-person private office at this level.

The second floor has a comfy, spacious long-table working space that allows you to connect and exchange ideas and inspiration with other coworkers. There is also a 75 sqm event room, called the Life Space, that can host 20–50 people, and a Cave Room with a flat-screen TV and three-meter wallboard that is perfect for meetings of up to 10 persons. In case you need a break, there is a reading space with a library, beanbags, and lots of room for hanging out.

The third floor showcases another long table overlooking the pool, another Life Space for 15–20 people, and a Camp Room for up to six coworkers, with internet TV and three-meter longboard ideal for brainstorming.

The fourth floor features a coworking workstation with ergonomic chairs and Y-shaped tables with detachable partitions. The fifth floor encompasses a loft coworking space and a four-person private office.

This coworking space has something to offer for everyone, regardless of whether you are a foreigner or a local, solo or a team player.

Basics
Pricing
  • Per day: THB 290
  • Per week: THB 1100
  • Per month: THB 3500
  • Per month (Private office): starting from THB 21,000
High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday – Friday: 9 am – 8 pm
  • Saturday: 9 am – 8 pm
  • Sunday: Closed
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk No
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks No
Conference Rooms Yes
Private Offices Yes
Conference room / Event rooms Yes
Phone booths / Skype rooms No
Coliving No

The Hive, Prakanong

Source: The Hive Prakanong

The Hive that we loved is located in the Prakanong district in Bangkok, which is famous for its charming vibe. It has numerous restaurants and fast food options, as well as plenty of bars ideal for after-work cocktails. What better place is there for a coworking space?

The Hive is a world-renowned coworking space giant with offices all across Asia. It is undoubtedly one of the first places a digital nomad would look for when visiting a new city, and for a good reason. All of its locations are aesthetically beautiful and showered in lots of natural light, perfect for promoting creativity. Another bonus is that once you join as a member, you are welcome to pop in any The Hive space in any country you find yourself!

The Hive is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, stable Wi-Fi, and a variety of meeting rooms that can fit anywhere from five to 50 people. It is also famous for hosting regular events for promoting network-building among its members. Some of the most frequented ones are Happy Hour, Member’s Lunch, and in particular, Try Out Mondays when you can visit the place and enjoy free coffee and tea, internet, and hot desk, no strings attached!

Basics
Pricing
  • Per day: THB 300
  • Per month: THB 3,600 (hot desk)
  • Per month: THB 6,000 (dedicated desk)
  • Per month: starting from THB 46,000 (private office)
High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday — Friday: 8 am – 8 pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs No
Standing Desk Yes
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks Yes
Conference Rooms No
Private Offices Yes
Conference room / Event rooms No
Phone booths / Skype rooms Yes
Coliving No

Muchroom Coworking Space

Source: Muchroom

Muchroom coworking space is one of the most rudimentary choices on our list. It currently offers neither the dedicated desk nor private offices or conference rooms. What garnered our attention is rather the quality of facilities it does provide.

Located in the affluent yet peaceful Phaya Thai district in central Bangkok, this coworking space was set up in an old but fully refurbished townhouse surrounded by lush greenery. The setting could not be more fitting for focused, productive work. It is the gathering place of local freelancers, entrepreneurs, and investors alike, but it is getting more visits from foreigners, too.

Apart from hotdesks and meeting rooms, Muchroom has an amazing garden lounge-area you can also work from. In line with its proximity to Wat Phai Tan, the revered local Buddhist temple, Muchroom hosts Wednesday Yoga classes for its members in its beautiful outdoor garden.

Although it may be somewhat underdeveloped for some, we’re sure Muchroom will prove perfect for those of you looking for a secluded, tranquil coworking space that is also conveniently within reach.

Basics
Pricing
  • Per day: THB 240
  • Per week: THB 1,085
  • Per month: THB 3,900
High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday – Friday: 9 am – 8 pm
  • Saturday: 9 am – 8 pm
  • Sunday: 9 am – 8 pm
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs No
Standing Desk No
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks No
Conference Rooms No
Private Offices No
Conference room / Event rooms No
Phone booths / Skype rooms No
Coliving No

HUBBA, Ekkamai

Source: HUBBA Thailand

HUBBA, Ekkamai is situated in the downtown Bangkok area, in the vicinity of BTS (the Skytrain). Its accessibility is what draws many visitors to this coworking spot. It is also what makes it incredibly packed at times, which is what many online reviewers found as an unforgivable downside.

As a coworking space, HUBBA focuses on building a community of its members. It organizes regular meet-ups and also Power Lunch events once a month, during which members can socialize and try out new foods together. There are a vast outdoor terrace and chill-out area too, ideal for taking a break from work and chatting with somebody.

HUBBA is definitely not all work and no play — apart from free coffee, you can enjoy free beer and a hop or two on the trampoline!

Since its establishment in 2012, HUBBA has opened four more locations in Bangkok, Thailand. Given the fact that it doesn’t offer dedicated desks, it still gets overcrowded at times, in spite of having five locales in total. That is certainly a point to mull over before deciding to come here, as you may not find a free chair at the hot desk.

Basics
Pricing
  • Per day: THB 290
  • Per month: THB 3,900
High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday – Friday: 9 am – 6 pm
  • Saturday: 9 am – 6 pm
  • Sunday: 9 am – 6 pm
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk Yes
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks No
Conference Rooms Yes
Private Offices Yes
Conference room / Event rooms No
Phone booths / Skype rooms Yes
Coliving No

There are even more awesome coworking spaces in Thailand! Chiang Mai has lots to offer!

Another city worth visiting on your way through Thailand is Chiang Mai. We found two places to accommodate different needs, so make sure to check them out.

The Brick Space

Source: The Brick Space

The Brick Space is located in the Mueang Chiang Mai District. It is within walking distance of downtown cafes, pubs, popular food carts, and restaurants.

What is unusual about it is that it is not your standard coworking spot. This one is run by the Technology Business Incubation Department of the Science and Technology Park, Chiang Mai University, and aided by the Thai Ministry of Science and Technology. It offers the Pre-Incubation Program designed to help young startups to learn and exchange ideas with established leaders in a given industry who can provide advice and support through workshops and lectures.

The downside of this coworking space is that it is generally oriented towards the local population. If you are looking to network with the locals, do give it a go, but keep in mind that a language barrier problem might appear.

Basics
Pricing
  • Per day: THB 250
  • Per week: THB 1,600
  • Per month: THB 3,700
High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday – Friday: 9 am – 9 pm
  • Saturday: Friday: 9 am – 9 pm
  • Sunday: Friday: 9 am – 9 pm
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk Yes
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks No
Conference Rooms No
Private Offices Yes
Conference room / Event rooms Yes
Phone booths / Skype rooms No
Coliving No

Hub53 Coworking and Coliving Space

Source: Hub53 Coworking and Coliving Space

Hub53 Coworking and Coliving Space is also located in the popular Mueang Chiang Mai District. It is within walking distance from the Nimman Road and easy to get to even for first-time visitors to Chiang Mai.

Unlike our previous choice, this one is the perfect digital nomad hub. It offers coworking spaces, coliving options, a kitchen, and numerous community-building events for its members. You can choose from a variety of hot desks and private offices, and you can also take a breather at the chill-out lounge or the outdoor terrace.

For those not wanting to stick around all day and are constantly on the go, there is an hourly entrance fee, which is a rarity among coworking spaces. If you do decide to make Chiang Mai your residence for the time being, you can use Hub53 coliving options. Don’t forget to set up your travel stand desk here, and your digital nomad experience will be complete!

Basics
Pricing
  • Per hour: THB 25
  • Per day: THB 189
  • Per month: THB 2,799
  • Per month: THB 12,000 (three-person private office)
  • Per month: THB 25,000 (eight-person private office)
High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday – Friday: 8 am – 8 pm
  • Saturday: Friday: 8 am – 8 pm
  • Sunday: Friday: 8 am – 8 pm
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk Yes
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks No
Conference Rooms No
Private Offices Yes
Conference room / Event rooms Yes
Phone booths / Skype rooms Yes
Coliving Yes

Let’s take a look at Phuket

Phuket is a genuine tropical island with a perfect climate and long stretches of beach filled with coast-side bars and pubs. The place is not among the most luxurious or picturesque ones in the world but is still a frequent stop on many digital nomads’ routes. That is why it surely deserves mention on our list. Here’s what we liked in Phuket.

Garage Society, Patong Beach

Source: Garage Society

Garage Society in the Patong area is located in a well-known hostel, Lub d, roughly 100 meters from the beach. There are also other hotels, hostels, bars, and restaurants nearby, as this is the central tourist location in Phuket. Garage society coworking space is nevertheless secluded from the hustle and bustle even at peak tourist seasons, as the street where Lub d is situated in is a tranquil one. That combination is great for travelers who are looking for a spot to join work and pleasure.

The coworking space itself has a modern design and is set up with fast internet and equipment, such as a printer, scanner, and copier. Since it is inside a hostel, you can pull double duty and explore what it has to offer, too. We recommend taking up some professional Muay Thai lessons. No better way to get blood to your brain to boost creativity than by working out a sweat in a Thai boxing ring!

If you will also be coliving here, make sure you bring a travel stand desk with you to make your room a secondary working space. The prices at Garage Society are rather high, and if you want to save up a bit, you will need an alternative working spot. What better way than your very own carry-on desk!

Phuket is a rather transient place, and its coworking spaces cater mostly to tourists and people on the go, like digital nomads. It is unlikely that you will find regular members or a super crowded coworking space here. Garage Society also has coworking spaces in Makati, Siem Reap, and Hong Kong, so if you do become a member, you will be able to access those offices as well.

Basics
Pricing
  • Per day: THB 300
  • Per week: THB 1,400
  • Per month: THB 6,000
High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday – Friday: 10 am – 7 pm
  • Saturday: 10 am – 7 pm
  • Sunday: Closed
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs No
Standing Desk Yes
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks No
Conference Rooms No
Private Offices No
Conference room / Event rooms No
Phone booths / Skype rooms No
Coliving Yes

HATCH Coworking Space, Phuket Town is the least impressive coworking space we tried in Thailand

Source: Trip Advisor

HATCH Coworking Space is part cafe, part coworking space. If you don’t intend to stick around long, you can sit in the front section, near the window screen, use the Wi-Fi to send a couple of emails, and move on. If you want to stay a while longer, head to the back and take up a desk with a comfy chair to work from.

There is a shopping mall right across the street, so you can clear your mind from work from time to time there. You can also grab a bite, as HATCH doesn’t offer free snacks.

HATCH is a favorite spot, judging by online reviews. Still, if you are searching for conference rooms and dedicated desks, we suggest you keep looking.

Basics
Pricing
  • Per day: THB 250
  • Per week: THB 1,500
  • Per month: THB 5,700
High-Speed Internet 100 megabit fiber
Open Hours
  • Monday – Friday: 9 am – 10 pm
  • Saturday: 9 am – 10 pm
  • Sunday: 9 am – 10 pm
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desk No
Workspaces
Dedicated Desks No
Conference Rooms No
Private Offices Yes
Conference room / Event rooms No
Phone booths / Skype rooms No
Coliving No

Did you like our selection of Thai coworking spaces? In our view, most of them seem to be exceptionally well designed and can cater to a variety of needs. Some are more oriented for locals, while others are perfect for globetrotters. All in all, we’re sure you’ll find something to your liking in Thailand!

Best (and Worst) Coworking Spaces in Krabi

 

The Best Coworking Spaces in Krabi

Thailand seems to be one of those places every digital nomad wants to visit. If you’ve set your sights on visiting Krabi, you’d probably be interested to know what the best Krabi coworking spaces are. After all, we all know work never really stops for freelancers.

Despite Krabi being such a popular destination among freelancers, there is still a lack of options for coworking locations in the area. To help you plan your trip and find the best spot to work from in Krabi, we’ve put together a quick guide to some of the best coworking spaces in the area.

KoHub is Our Favorite Place to Work in Krabi

Image Source: KoHub

KoHub is a spacious coworking space located on the Koh Lanta island, easily accessible by the local ferry. It is about two hours away from Krabi Town, and right across the street from Phra-Ae Beach. Whenever you get tired of sitting in front of your computer, you can take a quick break and go for a swim. The owners of KoHub obviously counted on this, since the venue offers showers where you can rinse off before getting back to work.

And that is what KoHub is all about — the perfect blend between a modern environment equipped with high-speed internet and the tropical paradise that Krabi claims to be. What’s more, they have launched Project e.Ko Hub with the vision to become the most environmentally-friendly and sustainable coworking environment by 2022.

So what is it about KoHub that makes it our favorite pick? Most importantly, their internet is above all standards for Thailand — it even works during island-wide power outages. The venue is completely optimized to meet your every need — from complimentary beverages to ergonomic chairs, tasty food, available printer, scanner, and a copy machine, plug adapters, and Skype booths. Their pricelist includes different packages tailored to everyone’s needs and preferences. In short, whatever you want access to during your workday, odds are, you’ll find it right here.

The one thing that KoHub doesn’t have are standing desks. In case you’re traveling to Krabi and want to work from KoHub, we suggest bringing your travel stand desk with you.

Basics
Pricing
  • ฿400/day
  • ฿2,000/week
  • ฿6,500/month
High-Speed Internet 1 Gbps internet and fast Wi-Fi
Open Hours 24/7, year-round
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desks No
A/C Yes
Workspaces
Skype Booths Yes
Leisure Activities
  • Pool table
  • Board games
  • Table tennis
  • Yoga and Zen zone
  • Garden and walking track
Daytime Lockers Yes
Printer, Scanner, Copier Yes
Private Rooms Yes
Coliving Yes

If you’ve never been to Koh Lanta, we highly recommend that you check out this digital nomad lifestyle vlog:

Lekker Cafe is the Runner-Up on Our Krabi Coworking Spaces List

Image Source: Lekker Cafe’ Krabi Facebook Page

Lekker Cafe’ is located in Krabi Town itself, which makes it easily accessible for those of you planning to stay in the town. There are multiple supermarkets, grocery stores, and restaurants in the vicinity. Lekker Cafe’ also serves food, so you might not even need to leave the space during your workday.

Some things you might like about Lekker is the fact that they offer a wide range of items on the menu — including vegetarian-friendly meals — at affordable prices. There is also an outdoor area where you can smoke, and most tables have easy access to electrical outlets.

As Lekker is a blend between a restaurant and a coworking space, there are certain drawbacks. For instance, not all desks and chairs are comfortable enough for several hours of work. It can also get somewhat loud, as some people come here to mingle, not to work.

Basics
Pricing Per order (there is no fee for spending time in the coworking space)
Open Hours Every day, 8:30 am–7:00 pm
Ergonomics
Comfortable Chairs Yes
Standing Desks No
A/C Yes
Workspaces
Skype Booths No
Leisure Activities Cafe and restaurant
Daytime Lockers No
Private Rooms No
Coliving No

5 Coworking Spaces in Krabi We Also Love

Truth be told, there aren’t many coworking spaces in Krabi in the narrowest sense of the word. However, there is a number of cafes that are laptop-friendly, where you can relax over a cup of coffee or tea and work away. Here are some of our top picks.

Zoo Cafe in Krabi Town

Zoo Cafe is a cute little cafe located in the very center of Krabi Town. It is surrounded by hotels and hostels, so there is a pretty high chance you’ll be staying in its vicinity. Other amenities located in the vicinity include the Vogue Shopping Center, the Night Market, and a post office. The cafe is open every day from 8 am to 4 pm.

 

Image Source: Zoo Coffee Krabi Facebook Page

Glur Hostel in Ao Nang

Those of you who prefer staying in hostels will be happy to hear that Glur Hostel offers free Wi-Fi to its guests. The common area is spacious and equipped with tables, chairs, hammocks, and a little kitchen. The hostel also offers other amenities and activities, such as:

  • A pool surrounded by a scenic garden,
  • Free rentals of books, DVDs, and mats for the beach,
  • An array of tours,
  • Car and bike rental.

Image Source: Glur Hostel

Nomad Hostel in Pak Nam

Nomad is another hostel that offers free Wi-Fi to its guests. What’s more, it is adults-only, which means you won’t have to worry about being disrupted by noise while working. Each room has air conditioning and a patio.

There is a handful of places of interest in the vicinity of the hostel, such as:

  • Wat Kaew Korawaram, a Buddhist temple,
  • Weekend Night Market, a shopping event held every weekend, and
  • Andaman Cultural Study Center and Museum.

Image Source: Nomad Hostel

Sprucy Cafe in Krabi Town

Sprucy Cafe is quickly becoming popular among coffee lovers — they have a great reputation for serving some of the best coffee in Krabi Town. The establishment is located just outside of the downtown area, which means you will be able to get away from the hustle and bustle. There is a separate coworking area in the back of the cafe. Sprucy is open every weekday from 7:30 am till 6 pm, as well as from 8:30 am till 7 pm on the weekends.

Image Source: Sprucy Cafe

Termsuk Bar & Restaurant in Ao Nang

Further away from Krabi Town, in the Ao Nang Area, Termsuk Bar & Restaurant is a part of the Srisuksant Resort. They boast a high-speed internet connection and proximity to the beach.

Fruit Tree Coffee Shop on Koh Lanta Island

Fruit Tree Coffee Shop is another Koh Lanta gem. It is a part of Fruit Tree Lodge, which means you can also get accommodation here. The coffee shop is open from 7:30 am until 5 pm every day of the week except for Thursdays.

Image Source: Fruit Tree Lodge

Other Coworking Spaces in Krabi

Do none of the spots we listed seem like your cup of tea? Don’t worry, there is a handful of other options you can choose from. While none of them are coworking spaces per se, they do provide all the basic things you’ll need to get the job done. During your search for the right Krabi coworking space, we suggest you consider:

  1. Talardkao Balcony Krabi
  2. 89 Cafe
  3. Lali’s Birdnest Cafe
  4. Lion&Shark