Before the pandemic upended traditional workplaces around the world in 2020, coworking spaces were already popular among self-employed entrepreneurs and millennials. Working from home existed, but it was not the current trend. In the post-pandemic era, the eponymous “digital nomads” are breaking the age-old routines of the workplace of yesteryear and working remotely, rather than in typical office spaces for a daily 9-to-5 routine.
Following on from last year’s article, we’ve created an updated list of the 5 best coworking spaces for freelance professionals based in Bangkok for 2022. Unfortunately, not all of the places from last year have did not survive the pandemic. So keep reading to find out the best spots and current rates to set up your shared shop in the Big Mango this year.
1. Shiny Fish
Glowfish was one of the first players in the co-working scene in Bangkok. They have two locations: Asoke and Sathorn. The latter offers a massive 4,000 square meters of workspace in a trendy setting, as well as meeting rooms and a dining room.
Their ‘work, play, grow’ concept set the standard for modern offices early on, using unique design to boost productivity, support business growth and accommodate customer lifestyle preferences. The majority of their customers are increasingly millennials with a modern business mindset.
Pricing: The personal office costs 12,000 B/month. The longer the contract, the more benefits you will receive. Service offices set up 3 to 12 offices at a cost of 18,000 B/month at Asoke Tower.
Opening hours: Sathorn – 8.30am-5.30pm, 7 days a week; Asoke – 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, closed on weekends
Pitches: Asoke – 2nd floor, Asoke Towers (Google Maps); Sathorn – 2nd Floor, Sathorn Thani 2 (Google Maps)
JustCo is the ideal coworking space in Bangkok, catering to every customer’s wants and needs. They feature a modern, bright and colorful design, floor-to-ceiling windows and a spacious work area. All of their spaces are chic and stylish, but they also incorporate practicality to promote a creative setting that maximizes comfort and productivity.
Pitches: They have branches all over Asia, with four locations in Bangkok: AIA Sathorn Tower, Amarin Tower, Capital Tower All Seasons Place and Samyan Mitrtown.
Pricing: They have four plans available to choose from. JustDesk Basic (B990/month) provides users with monthly access to shared workspace; JustDesk Unlimited (5,200 B/month) gives you unlimited monthly access to the shared workspace; JustDesk Dedicated (9,200 B/month) offers you your own personal desktop; and JustStudio (B9,400/month) offers you exclusive studio space. (Prices vary by location.)
Opening hours: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Friday, closed on weekends
3. The Hive
The Hive has a total of 20 locations in 7 different countries. Bangkok is home to 2 sites: Prakanong and Thonglor. It includes conference rooms, mailboxes and storage facilities in addition to a community space. The wood-dominated loft concept has the usual charm of a café, with access to an outdoor garden bar and lounge area.
Pricing: There are four membership options. Hot Desk starts at B4,000/month, Dedicated Desk starts at B6,000/month, Private Office starts at B9,000/month. For special rates and virtual offices, you should contact them directly. Need an office space just for a day? It’s only B350.
Opening hours: Thonglor – 9am-6pm, Monday to Friday, closed on weekends; Prakanong – 9am-6pm, Monday to Friday, closed on weekends
Address: Piman 49, 46/9 Sukhumvit 49, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok (Google Maps); 5th Floor, Chavanich Building, No 38 Soi Sukhumvit 69, Sukhumvit Road, Prakanong Nua, Wattana, Bangkok (Google Maps)
4. The Great Hall
The Great Room was founded in 2016 with the goal of changing the way people work, connect and interact. They are driven by the need for a more integrated work environment – a place to meet, create and invent, rather than just getting things done individually. Because work is about new conversations, relationships, creativity, reflection and rest, in addition to productivity.
The Great Room was inspired by the ambiance of a five-star hotel lobby. The Singaporean company is spread over two levels of the Gaysorn Tower and features luxurious decor with marble-topped desks and tan leather seats.
Pricing: Hot Desk starts at 9,900 B/month with access to all locations in Singapore, Hong Kong and Bangkok. Dedicated office for teams of 2 to 20 from 20,000 B/month. Need a workplace for a day? Their day pass is B990.
Opening hours: 9am-6pm, Monday-Tuesday, Thursday-Friday; closed Wednesdays and weekends
Site: 127 Gaysorn Tower, Ratchadamri Rd, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok (Google Maps)
Considered Manhattan’s largest coworking space company and one of the fastest growing in the world. WeWork is the latest multinational office-sharing company to set up shop in Bangkok.
WeWork excels with its own platform, which provides training, mentorship and, most importantly, connections so startups can take off.
Pricing: This varies by location. Dedicated offices start from 5,600 B/month; Private offices start from 11,400 B/month.
Pitches: There are four locations in Bangkok: The Parq, T-One Building, Spring Tower and Asia Center
Opening hours: T-Parq – 9am-6pm, Monday to Saturday; T-One Building, Spring Tower, Asia Center Building – 9am-6pm, Monday to Friday, closed on weekends
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So there you have it, our Top 5 co-working spaces in 12 locations in Bangkok 2022. Have you ever tried any of these co-working spaces? What was your experience? Let us know your favorite shared work areas in the ThaigerTalk comments.