Due to its beautiful weather, welcoming culture, delicious food, low cost of living, AND excellent internet – Thailand is a top country for digital nomads, business travelers, and other out-of-office workers to travel through, work in, and even call home. We look at the best coworking spaces in Thailand to help you work and socialize as you travel.
Coworking spaces have made it easier and more convenient for people to “work at home” while still getting the space, resources, and general creative work environment to maintain productivity, ensure accountability, and increase collaboration.
There are several excellent coworking spaces in Thailand, and in the article, we will share which ones are our favorites and why.
You will find some coworking spaces more appealing than others, depending on your particular preferences for office space design, living space availability, local attractions, general atmosphere, and membership perks.
Here’s our top picks for some of the coolest coworking spaces in Thailand to get work done!
KoHub – Koh Lanta – Best for Relaxing Work Environment
KoHub is a highly-rated coworking space on the island of Koh Lanta.
Workers and travelers alike love the ability to live and work with friendly people while having convenient access to nearby beaches, with one being just a short walk away.
In addition to the necessities of a great coworking space, such as high-speed internet and designated meeting rooms, KoHub has many options when it comes to where you can work. You can get serious work down on their comfy office chairs or do more relaxing or creative work on hammocks.
And if you decide to live in their coloring space, you can even work in a spacious bedroom if you’d like a bit more privacy while still getting 24/7 access to the coworking space.
Finally, KoHub emphasizes work-life balance and rest by including a Yoga and Stretch Space for when you need time to rejuvenate and give your mind and body a break from work.
That way, you can go back to working with a clearer, more focused mindset.
BEACHUB – Koh Phangan – Best for CoLiving
BEACHUB is also both a coworking and coliving space, like KoHub, but is located on a beautiful island called Koh Phangan.
Priced a bit higher than some of the other coworking spaces on this list, it offers lots of value given its close proximity to the beach, a gourmet restaurant for your lunch break, and spectacular views while you work!
This coworking space also has hammocks that you can use while you are working (if you’re able to do that without falling asleep) or simply chill on after a hard-working day.
Living in their co-living space is also ideal for many digital nomads given that their rooms are very work-friendly as well, as each bungalow comes with a work desk.
That way, you can decide whether to work among others or sit with yourself, depending on what type of work you’re doing and what will make you feel most productive that day.
Plus, who wouldn’t want to live in a bungalow right on the beach?
Further, in addition to working spaces, living at BEACHUB gives you access to a fitness center to stay in shape and a shared kitchen if you’d like to cook some of your own meals.
Yellow – Chiang Mai – Best for Creative Workers
Yellow might be the most spacious coworking space Chiang Mai has to offer, at 1,500 square meters and many different types of seating options and working spaces available.
They also provide international sockets, which are perfect for traveling freelancers who aren’t planning to spend a long enough time in Thailand to purchase compatible cords for all their work devices.
Additionally, Yellow offers private booths for virtual calls and meetings, meeting rooms where you can gather in person with your collaborators and teams, and even a YouTube room if you are a content creator that wants a quiet place to film.
There is no coliving space in Yellow, but it is located in the Nimman area of Chiang Mai, which is a very popular and trendy area with plenty of hostels, hotels, and airbnbs for every budget.
Living in this area is optimal for people who want to be close to a great coworking space as well as many fantastic restaurants, bars, and shops.
Punspace – Chiang Mai – Best for Variety
Punspace is another coworking space in Chiang Mai that provides 24/7 access to two separate locations. It’s a nomad favourite!
Because you can access separate locations under one membership — one in Wiang Kaew and another in Tha Phae Gate — this is a great coworking option for workers who easily get bored with a specific space, thus valuing variety.
Both locations are in the hip Nimman area, providing lots of access to cafes, bars, restaurants, and shops that you can explore before, during, or after your workday.
Additionally, you can live near or between the two Punspace hubs and have easy access to both spaces, as they are only a 15-minute walk away from each other.
In both locations, there is a pantry to store snacks for your work breaks, as well as a shower you can use to freshen up before a virtual meeting.
rPod Coworking Space – Pattaya – Best for Traveling Through
If you want to visit Pattaya City for its exciting watersport activities and its even more exciting nightlife, but you also need to get some work done during your trip, then check out rPod Coworking Space.
At rPod, entrepreneurs, digital nomads, traveling freelancers, and remote workers can access highly modern facilities, working spaces, lounging spaces, and even kitchen appliances.
They also hold events for people looking to grow their businesses or learn new skills to help elevate their existing ideas, products, and services. These events can provide great opportunities to network with people in your industry as well.
This option makes it convenient and financially appealing to work at rPod because you’ll have a nice place to stay at a lower price.
NapLab – Bangkok – Best for Nap Breaks
NapLab is the best coworking (and co-napping) space Bangkok has to offer – for people who love to take nap breaks in between their work cycles.
If you have ever thought, “what happened to Kindergarten nap time?” then NapLab is the coworking space for you!
NapLab provides 15 nap caves on a first-come, first-serve basis so that you can get a bit of shut-eye in before continuing with your work.
This is ideal for people who get sleepy while working because, after a quick nap, they can be much more productive and efficient, as opposed to trying to grind through their workday with tired eyes and a compromised mind.
Additionally, NapLab has a coffee bar, when you think some caffeine will do the trick instead, as well as a ping pong table if you like to regain energy with some friendly competition.
Finally, this coworking space promotes collaboration and brainstorming with a “chat lab” or a meeting room for idea generation.
Garage Society – Phuket – Best for Work/Play Balance
Phuket is an ideal island to visit if you’re a worker who wants to work hard but play harder! And Garage Society is a coworking space in Phuket that supports this mindset in various ways.
One way is that it has a coworking space design meant to ignite and sustain productivity, with little distraction and lots of comforts.
You have the option of working at a bean bag chair if you love comfort over everything, a standard independent desk for optimal productivity, or a standing desk for an energetic zing work experience.
Its location is also ideal for work-hard, play-hard lovers as it is right by the beach where many parties and events are occurring in the evening.
Once you complete all of your work, you can head straight out to the bars for a good time with your fellow coworking-space pals.
Additionally, the environment of Garage Society caters to freelancers and startups.
Thus, if you have a new idea that you would like to vet or simply be around people who have made steps in the direction you would like to go career-wise, this could be a great coworking space for you.
Conclusion – Best Coworking Spaces In Thailand
Whether you call yourself a traveling freelancer, digital nomad, remote worker, or something else, finding a resource-heavy shared workspace can be extremely helpful for holding yourself accountable and helping you achieve your business goals.
However, it doesn’t have to be all about work and productivity. Depending on your specific needs and preferences, other elements might make some coworking spaces better or worse for you.
You might value a place to sleep during your workday — whether it is a napping pod, a bean bag chair, or your own bedroom.
Or you might value access to fun things to do that you can immediately resort to when you’re done working for the day.
Some people want a coworking space where members are involved in similar spaces and industries as them, so they can network and exchange valuable ideas, while others just want quiet private rooms to get their work done alone.
I hope one of these coworking spaces will be perfect for your time in Thailand!
Rachael is a full-time digital nomad and freelance copywriter for B2B and SaaS companies. She’s worked with brands like Unbounce, Biteable, Datacom, Viddyoze, and Owler.