Chiang Mai's Best Coworking Spaces For Digital Nomads
Over the last few years, Chiang Mai has become one of the top digital nomad meccas in the world. Since nomads began arriving in 2010, aptly timed with Chiang Mai’s “Creative City” initiative, the area has been flourishing with galleries, boutiques, hip bars, funky cafes and coworking spaces. The tropical climate, cheap cost of living, and rich culture are likely to keep Chiang Mai in the nomad hot seat for some time. If you’re a digital nomad and new to the city, you should find this list of the best coworking spaces helpful.
Punspace was one of the first places to open its doors when the digital nomad scene emerged. First Punspace opened its Nimman branch and later a second location at Tha Phae Gate. Punspace’s atmosphere is characterized as being lively yet hardworking and they offer a peaceful and creative working environment, frequented by some of Chiang Mai’s digital nomad gurus.
Facilities: 24-hour access, skype room, meeting room with flat-screen TV and webcam, reliable Wi-Fi, comfortable chairs, printer, scanner, copier and fax machine.
Addicted to Work is situated in a little bungalow in a quiet, leafy area not far from MAYA shopping mall. The facilities are somewhat basic, however, the charms of the tasteful interior design and natural light make up for it. Frequented by Thai professionals and digital nomads, Addicted to Work is a peaceful and calm place to work.
Facilities:Large working desks, café with great coffee, free snack and free smile.
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MANA is one of the smallest and cosiest coworking spaces in Chiang Mai. MANA is located in the Nimman area and opens its doors Monday through to Friday from 9.30 am till 10 pm. The brother and sister team run their coworking space seamlessly and offer an inexpensive and peaceful working environment.
Facilities: Small Skype room, reading area, working space, great coffee, electric plugs and Wi-Fi, printing, copying, and fax service.
CAMP Creative and Meeting Place is a popular favourite for both Thai students and digital nomads. Located on the fifth floor of the Maya shopping mall, it offers excellent services and a modern working environment as well as stunning views. Once you are done working you can pop next door to watch a movie at the SFX Cinema or pick up groceries from the Rimping supermarket in the mall.
Facilities:24-hour access (after-hours access via elevator), library, private meeting rooms, sit or sleep anywhere, plugs, tables, Wi-Fi, café, food, communal area.
The Coworking Cafe is situated along the Mae Ping River in a beautiful and peaceful setting. Although not strictly a coworking space it’s a favourite among long-term expats who prefer to get away from other digital nomads. The Coworking Cafe is open Tuesday through to Sunday from 8.30 am to 7 pm.
Facilities: Café, dart board, fax machine, working space, outside tables with a view of the river. If the mood takes you, kayaks can be rented for use on the water.
Timeshare, Bed and Breakfast, Couchsurfing, Short-term Rental
Starwork is a one-stop shop offering a café, sleeping room, 24-hour member access along with a host of other handy services. Close to the bus and train stations, Starwork offers a friendly environment to work and relax. The Starwork team also actively engage in collaborating with local businesses in the area.
Facilities:24-hour member access, hot desk, fixed desk, private room, event space, meeting room, hot spot, canteen, fitness, printing, storage, virtual office, nap room, and projector.