Saturday, 16 April 2016

Coworking Office Spaces in Thailand

For digital nomads and expats alike, having an office space can be a must to separate work & life or when space is limited at your accommodation.

Office spaces can be rented in Thailand at reasonable rates however with it comes added headaches, drama, and overhead expenses.   Unless you have a business visa & work permit and intend to run a business that's brick & mortar or has several employees, I wouldn't recommend it. And even then...  why run a business in Thailand, but that's another story.

Coworking Office Spaces are open concept workspaces with your typical office equipment.  Wifi, Computer Desks, Office Chairs, lounge areas, a reception, and break room facilities.  Some coworking spaces even offer mail box services.  Really convenient but as always, remember in Thailand you always want to ship with EMS or registered mail and only to secure locations/people.

Simply put, you can work in isolation, focus on your work, away from distractions at your home, and still part take in water cooler talk if you want.

Packages start at only a few dollars per hour and you can purchase different packages like weekly, monthly, or block packages of 10 hours and more.

The best part is that you aren't committed to your typical 1 year lease and ongoing monthly expenses.

Regus is one coworking space I would NOT recommend. They are expensive and remind me of a bank that has so much red tape and bureaucracy that they are more of a hassle than a convenience.

UPDATE:  A new website has emerged that has simplified finding a coworking space!  Shared Desk

Here is a list of coworking spaces in Bangkok thanks to Chris The Freelancer:

I'm planning my next adventure and stumbled upon this awesome coworking website. Appears to be global and UI is similar to your AirBNB type of websites, easy to use. Quite slick!

Bangkok- Hubba - Ekkamai
- Pah Creative Space - Ekkamai
- The Hive - Phrom Phong
- One Day Forward - Klong Toei
- Wolf Coworking Space - Silom
- Launchpad - Silom
- Draftboard - Chit Lom
Here is a list of coworking spaces in the rest of  Thailand thanks to the facebook group Digital Nomads Thailand

Koh Lanta

Koh Lanta

Koh Phangan

Koh Tao

Krabi (Ao Nang)
* means it also provides accommodation