The northern city of Chiang Mai is probably one of Thailand’s most popular destinations among digital nomads.
The love people have for this city is definitely understandable! It only took me a day to fall in love with its rich culture, friendly people, and delicious cuisine — not to mention the super affordable cost of living!
Chiang Mai’s charm has drawn people from all over the world, which has led to an explosion of coworking spaces. While it is easy enough to find a cafe with great WiFi to work from (seriously, you’ll find one every few feet!), some outstanding facilities make working from Chiang Mai an experience of its own.
So in this article, I compiled for you the best coworking spaces in Chiang Mai.
Best Coworking Spaces in Chiang Mai
Here is the map of the top coworking spaces in Chiang Mai:
1. Yellow Coworking Space
Yellow will be the spot for you if you want a coworking space that plays to your sense of happiness and well-being. A sleek and brightly colored design will motivate you to get your work done.
There are a variety of different office spaces and seating areas to plop down with your laptop. The internet is fast, there is a lovely garden area to help you maintain your zen, and the event space is suitable for in-person meetings. You can also book the “Youtube Room” by the hour or the day, which is great if your work involves video or live streaming.
There is an on-site cafe to keep you caffeinated and fueled throughout the day. Also, the facility is air-conditioned, which is definitely necessary for Thailand’s climate. Since Yellow is located in the trendy Nimman area, you are also surrounded by restaurants and nightlife spots that you can hop over to after your day’s work.
- Best for: Popular with the Blockchain and crypto-savvy community
- Address: 16/2 Nimmanhaemin Rd, Soi 5 Tambon Su Thep, Chiang Mai, Thailand
- Hours: 24/7
- Price: Day passes start at 239 THB, monthly passes start at 3,290 THB, and yearly passes start at 23,900 THB and come with unlimited coffee
- Amenities: Youtube Room, high-speed WiFi, air conditioning, English-speaking staff, garden
- Food: Snacks are available for purchase
2. Punspace Tha Phae Gate
One of Chiang Mai’s first coworking spaces, Punspace has two sites in the city: Wiang Kaew and Tha Phae Gate. The Tha Phae Gate location is situated in the old city on a peaceful side street.
One advantage of Punspace that comes in handy, is that all three locations are accessible with a weekly or monthly pass.
Punspace, which is open around the clock, draws a variety of professionals and entrepreneurs involved in digital marketing, development, writing, and more. Punspace members can also work with area Thai startups through the “Startup in Residence” concept.
The Tha Pae Gate location is close to historical sites, temples, and many mouthwatering cafes and restaurants. There is a coffee shop on the bottom floor of the space where you can snag some delicious snacks and get your caffeine fix.
- Best for: Those staying in or near the old city
- Address: 7/2 Rachadamnoen Road, Soi 4, Chiang Mai, Thailand
- Hours: Mon-Sat, 9 AM-6 PM, 24/7 for members
- Price: Day passes start at 229 THB, monthly passes start at 2,499 THB, and yearly passes start at 19,999 THB
- Amenities: High-speed internet, ergonomic desks and chairs, showers, smoking area, and parking
- Food: Snacks available for purchase
3. Hub53 Coworking and Coliving Space
The digital nomads and other location-independent individuals who frequent Chiang Mai annually served as the inspiration for Hub53. The designers created a unique setting to serve not only as a meeting and coworking space but also as a residence and community.
Hub53 is only a short 8-minute walk from Maya Mall and the well-known Nimman Road.
Private and family rooms are available in the coliving area to promote a close-knit community. Visitors can work in one of the numerous workspaces, prepare meals in the kitchen, or interact with other like-minded individuals in the common spaces.
Whether you want a private office or need a conference room, Hub53’s open floor plan can accommodate your working needs.
You can also take advantage of the “cogrowing” learning boot camps to boost your skillset.
- Best for: Digital nomads looking to live and work in the same space
- Address: 53 Chonprathan Road, Chiang Mai, Thailand
- Hours: 24/7
- Price: Day passes start at 189 THB, monthly passes start at 3,299 THB
- Amenities: Skype room, nap room, massage chair, locker rentals, and standing desks
- Food: free snacks
4. CAMP Maya Mall
On the top floor of the Maya shopping center, near the intersection of Nimmen and Huew Kau, is a sizable area known as CAMP (creative and meeting place). It is open round-the-clock and provides internet access via its network and the lightning-fast AIS Wi-Fi — the Thai telecommunications company sponsors the space.
While working at CAMP is free, using the internet after the first hour is not. You need to buy snacks and/or drinks at the café to receive a coupon for two hours of internet access. Water, soft beverages, a variety of coffees, and smoothies are available for purchase, as well as snacks like the cheese fries advertised on posters in the windows.
Most of the tables and chairs were created more for the style than for ergonomics, so those with back problems may find CAMP a little uncomfortable for long work sessions. However, you can expect a peaceful working experience since loud talking or calls are not allowed.
Although, if you want to shut out the outside world, headphones are advised.
A reasonable number of power outlets are available for charging laptops and phones, and five private conference rooms with seats for 6 to 10 people.
- Best for: Students and younger remote workers
- Address: 55 หมู่ที่ 5 Huay Kaew Rd, อําเภ, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50300, Thailand
- Hours: 24/7
- Price: WiFi access is granted with food purchases, 1st hour is free
- Amenities: Super-fast WiFi, conference rooms
- Food: Snacks are available for purchase
5. The Brick Startup Space
The Brick Startup Space is billed as an incubator for new ideas. The Thai Ministry of Science and Technology supports The Brick and gives aspiring entrepreneurs a place to work on their latest ideas.
The property is run by the Technology Business Incubation Department of the Science and Technology Park, Chiang Mai University.
It is not a coworking space in the traditional sense of the word, but it is exceptional because it offers a “Pre-Incubation Program” that supports regional companies.
Through this program, local startups can share ideas with industry professionals, and first-time business owners can receive support and guidance while they create their business plans.
You’ll find The Brick in Chiang Mai’s Nimman Road neighborhood, close to a number of cafés, eateries, and other popular coworking spots.
- Best for: Budding entrepreneurs
- Address: 31 Sirimangklachan Rd. Lane 13., Suthep, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
- Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am – 5 pm, Sat-Sun 9 am – 6 pm
- Price: Day passes start at 250 THB, weekly passes start at 1500 THB, and monthly passes start at 2500 THB
- Amenities: Lounge area, ergonomic chairs, air conditioning, free water, and free parking
- Food: Kitchen space available for food prep
6. Code Space
Code Space is a minimalist coworking space with 24/7 access using a keycard or your fingerprint. It is connected to the CO’DE cafe, where they serve locally roasted coffee and freshly baked goods. Amenities include showers, a napping room, and massage chairs.
There are several workspaces with comfortable chairs and large desks. Plus, meeting space is available for booking and can suit up to 12 people. Code Space is located near the Meechock Plaza Market, where several eateries can be found.
Students are particularly fond of Code Space because of the free coffee offer.
- Best for: Those who like to work in minimalist spaces
- Address: Fa Ham, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai, Thailand
- Hours: 24/7
- Price: Day passes start at 140 THB, weekly passes start at 990 THB, and monthly passes start at 3490 THB
- Amenities: Free water, lounge area, free parking, and a printer
- Food: Snacks available for purchases
7. Burisiri Boutique Hotel
A bit more than just a coworking space, the Burisiri boutique hotel offers digital nomads a place to stay, work, eat, and relax.
Whether you are one of the super stylish 4-star hotel guests or simply in for the day, you can use the pool and the high-speed WiFi. All coworking passes come with pool access!
Day passes are a little more limited as they only allow you to connect one device to WiFi, but you are allowed to connect two with a monthly pass. There is a full restaurant that serves both Thai and Western dishes, and there is a full bar menu for when it reaches happy hour.
Burisiri is located in the Nimman area within walking distance of the Maya Mall.
- Best for: Those who want lots of options
- Address: No. 1 Sirimangkalajarn Rd., Lane 9, Tambol Suthep, Muang, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
- Hours: 10:30 am to midnight
- Price: Day passes start at THB 150, and monthly passes start at THB 3,000
- Amenities: Pool access
- Food: Full menu available for purchase
Pro Tips for Coworking in Chiang Mai
As a digital nomad in Chiang Mai myself, here are my practical top tips that you won’t find in “inspirational” videos on Instagram and Tiktok:
- Coffee shops are your friend. If you are looking to save a little money and don’t need all the bells and whistles, consider working at a local coffee shop! In Chiang Mai, you can barely walk two steps before running into a cafe and nearly all of them have lightning-fast WiFi. An iced coffee will cost you around 50 THB, and you are free to connect your laptop and get in an hour or two of work.
- Make Facebook friends. Because Chiang Mai is such a popular destination for ex-pats and remote workers, there are plenty of Facebook groups dedicated to the topic. You can network with others and join discussions about what’s going on in this northern Thai city.
- Download the Grab app. If you are spending more than a couple of days in Thailand, I suggest downloading an app called Grab. It is like Uber, Doordash, and Instacart all rolled into one! You’ll be able to grab a ride to your coworking space and have your lunch delivered and catch a ride back with ease.
- Bring cash. A lot of the places in the city don’t take cards. So, before heading to your coworking spot for the first time, stop by the ATM to make sure you can pay. There are a couple of digital payment apps (similar to Venmo) that many businesses accept, but they may not be compatible with your banking institution.
- There may be a language barrier. English isn’t as widely spoken in Chiang Mai as it is in some other parts of Asia, but it isn’t usually too much of a problem. People tend to be very patient and helpful, even when communicating is on the difficult side. A translation app can help, especially if you have a complicated question that hand gestures and pointing may not express.
Digital Nomads Love Chiang Mai!
Remote workers and digital nomads have been in love with Chiang Mai for many years now, and with the number of available coworking spaces, it is safe to say the feeling is mutual.
Whether you will be in town for a while or are just looking for a place to work for the day, each of the coworking spaces on this list offers its own unique charm.
For the short term, CAMP and Maya Mall is a great option because you can combine your work day with a little shopping and maybe even a movie at the mall’s luxury theater! Those looking for a longer stay might do well buying a pass from Yellow Coworking Space — especially if making vlogs or videos are part of your work day.