In ‘Pre-Covid’ days, the co-working space business in Bangkok and beyond was booming. The name ‘WeWork’ was synonymous with co-working and they dominating the global scene, having first entered Bangkok in 2019. However, their failed IPO and utter capitulation starting in the same year helped to accelerate the rate at which competitors started popping up in cities all over the world.
In 2020, along came Covid and widespread lockdowns, with central business districts in virtually every city laying empty. WeWork probably thought things couldn’t get any worse after their last year, but of course, they were wrong. Tenancies being broken, long-term contracts up in the air, and new Work From Home policies being implemented across the board, from small companies to multi-national conglomerates.
The large commercial landlords began to feel the pinch, as their massive multi-national tenants decided to downsize their 1,000+ people offices, with staff splitting their time between home and a smaller, smart-working environment.
In step the co-working companies that survived the lockdowns and made it to 2021, with their flexible contracts, smart-working environments, hot-desking, breakout zones, hyper-networking capabilities, beers, and coffees on tap, and, of course, beanbags!
5 Best Co-Working Spaces in Bangkok
We’ve compiled our list of the best 5 local brands offering co-working space in Bangkok right now.
With their two locations in Asoke and Sathorn, Glowfish are taking office chic to the next level with some of the best interior décor we’ve seen in any office. Conveniently located in the center of town, both are within a stone’s throw from their nearest MRT/BTS stations. Facilities include everything from free tea and coffee, high-speed internet, printing/scanning, and events hosting. Opening hours are between 8 am and 5 pm.
Best Features: So much natural light flooding into the offices all day with nice little breakout areas throughout. See for yourself with these 3D walk-throughs of the Sathorn Office – walkthrough 1 and walkthrough 2.
Pricing: Fixed desks from ฿12,000 per month and Serviced Offices from ฿33,000 per month for four desks
Address: Two locations in the city
Asoke: 219/59 Asoke Towers, 2nd Floor, Soi Sukhumvit 21, Khlong Toei Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Sathorn: 92/4, Floor 2, Sathorn Thani 2 Building, North Sathorn Road, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
Asoke: Asoke BTS or Petchanburi MRT
Sathorn: Chong Nonsi BTS
Contact info: email@example.com / Asoke + 66 2 120 9600, Sathorn +66 2 109 9600
Just around the corner from Terminal 21, Kliquedesk can be found on the second floor of the T. Shinawatra Thai Silk Building. This funky office space is fully loaded with all the essentials you’d ever need from an office space, and it’s available 24/7. Along with the ergonomic furniture, you’ll find the standard printer/scanner setup that’s always available to use, aircon during peak hours and of course, free teas and coffees!
Best Features: Funky yellow, futuristic look makes it feel like you’re working in a beehive! Private phone booths, meeting rooms and even parking are free
Pricing: Hot Desking from ฿300 per day and Serviced Offices from ฿18,000 per month for one desk
Address: 94 Soi Sukhumvit 23 (Prasarnmitr), Sukhumvit Rd., Klongtoey Nua, Watthana Bangkok 10110 Thailand
Nearest Transport: BTS/MRT Asoke
3. The Work Loft
Open seven days per week, The Work Loft is just a short walk from the Silom MRT station, so everything you could ever need is within a short walking distance. But in-house, they have it all anyway, with meeting rooms, private offices, the café and a great terrace just to chill on when you want to get away from the computer. Did I mention free snacks and refreshments? Because they have it all here! Standard office hours are 8am to 8pm but access is granted 24/7.
Best Features: Free trial option means you can give it a go and if you’re not as impressed as we were, you can move onto the next one! We also love the natural light in this place and how it makes an office place so much more pleasant.
Pricing: Hot Desking from ฿300 per day and Serviced Offices from ฿14,000 per month for one desk
Address: 281/19-23 3F-6F, NST One Building, Silom Rd, Silom, Bangrak Bangkok Thailand 10500
Nearest Transport: Silom MRT
Right in the middle of the CBD, this 2,000 square meter co-working office space houses more than 100 desks, each one custom-fitted to maximize comfort. Launchpad models its office space on those found in Silicon Valley. With 5 meeting rooms, you can get down to the serious stuff and then take a moment to relax in one of the breakout zones where the comfy sofas and beanbags can be found. Dedicated offices can cater for up to 16 people, making it ideal for those startups with a significant workforce already.
Best Features: Funky yellow decor, a bit like Kliquedesk, but their rates when purchasing bundle packages are second to none. Amazing value here.
Pricing: Hot Desking from ฿180 per day and Fixed Desks from ฿4,500 per month per desk
Address: 139 Pan Road, Silom, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500 Thailand
Nearest Transport: Saint Louis BTS
5. True Digital Park (TDPK)
Located in the heart of Bangkok, TDPK offers a comfortable co-working space with many benefits. These include ultra-high-speed connectivity, free 3-hour parking, professional printing service and complimentary refreshments.
Their digital workspace has a modern layout with over 250 workstations. Moreover, desks are large and well-spaced out and thus can accommodate groups of all sizes. They even have 36 meeting rooms on the 6th and 7th floors of their Pegasus building. These can be hired in 3 sizes (small, medium, large) and come fully equipped with LCD screens or projectors and an HDMI connection. Overall, they provide a well-rounded work environment perfect for all digital nomads.
Best Features: Plenty of natural light floods through its large, floor-to-ceiling windows. In addition, the interior of the workspace is unique, featuring colourful paintings and art.
Pricing: Available Packages:
1 Day: 500 Baht
1 Month: 7,500 Baht
3 Months: 22,500 Baht
6 Months: 45,000 Baht
12 Months: 90,000 Baht
Address: True Digital Park Co., Ltd.: 101 Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok 10260.
Nearest Transport: Punnawithi BTS Skytrain Station.
Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com. Phone number: 02-009-1101.
We see the rise of the co-working space in Bangkok and beyond continuing well into the future, and would like to leave you with this final thought, as quoted by Jes Stately, CEO of Barclays “Putting 7,000 people in a building may be a thing of the past”.
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