Coworking Space Bangkok – Find the coolest shared working spaces and rental private offices in the city. 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!
WeWork Bangkok WeWork
Lauded Manhattan’s biggest co-working space company and one of the world’s fastest-growing (it was born in New York City in 2010 and now has 485 locations in 105 cities), WeWork is the latest global sharing office conglomerate to land in Bangkok (after Spaces and Regus). The company has two locations in the city, one in Sathorn (five floors at Asia Centre building) and another in Thonglor (seven floors at Ichiban-powered T-One building).
Thongrob Promchin Spaces
Amsterdam-hailing creative work hub Spaces has dropped its first location in Thailand at the newly-opened community mall Summer Hill. The massive 1,260-square-meter shared workroom comes packed with hip and colorful interiors, 334 desks, and three bookable meeting rooms. The coffee station is run by Rocket X so you’re guaranteed nice cuppas on a daily basis. Prices start from B320/day.
It was Hubba who introduced Thai startups to coworking spaces when it first launched back in 2012 in Ekkamai. The Thai brand now also has three other locations in Silom, Sathorn and On Nut (called Habba-to, part of Habito mall).
One of the very first players in Bangkok, both Glowfish locations in Asoke and Sathorn—the latter offers a whopping 4,000sqm working space in a hip environment—includes meeting rooms and a dining area featuring some of the city’s best bites.
Singapore-headquartered JustCo provides cool sharing offices at AIA Tower in Sathorn and Capital Tower at All Seasons Place in Ploenchit. A new JustCo location will open in the Samyan Mitrtown complex in September.
The Hive Bangkok
Born in Hong Kong in 2012, The Hive now has 21 locations across the Asia Pacific. It has two locations in Bangkok, one in Phrakanong and one in Sukhumvit 49—the latter is within walking distance to Soi Sukhumvit 49’s hip haunts like Broccoli Revolution and Liberation bar.
The newest player in the competitive market of sharing workplaces, Common Ground provides a friendly workspace decked out with details that aim to encourage human connection. The SEA-born brand currently has two locations in Bangkok, one at The Offices at Central World and another at G Tower on Ratchadapisek Road.
The Great Room
Chit Lom’s The Great Room shuns the makeshift-industrial aesthetic in favor of a five-star hotel lobby vibe. Spread across two sky-high floors of Gaysorn Tower, this Singapore-born workspace offers you rich interiors of marble-clad desks and tan leather sofas. The “Drawing Room” lets you chill out with your laptop on the couch, “Hot Offices” (B 9,900/month) offer private day-to-day workspace, and “Dedicated Offices” (from B 29,000/month) is for burgeoning business empires.
25-26/F, Gaysorn Tower, Ratchadamri Rd., 02-073-0222. Open Mon-Fri 9am-6pm. BTS Chitlom.
Founded in 2014, this co-working space is open to all freelancers with an emphasis on designers. Space aims to create a home-like atmosphere with the convenience of all the office equipment one would need. Features include a photo studio, chill room (with a pool table), Wi-Fi and production printers. Printing costs B10/page for casuals and B3 for members. Day-long rental on a shared desk costs B300 including two hours of free Wi-Fi. There’s also a fixed desk (B6,500/month), a private room (B39,000/month, four-to-15 people), and a meeting room (from B400 per hour for a medium-size room up).
12A/F, Orakarn Building, Chit Lom Rd., 098-746-9151. Open Mon-Fri 9am-8pm. BTS Ploen Chit. www.fb.com/draftboard
The Company Bangkok
Located on the 23rd floor of Asoke’s GMM Grammy Place, this co-working space hailed from Japan offers a professional yet casual environment for startups, freelancers, and entrepreneurs to collaborate and get their creative juices flowing. The minimal and functional space features a common area (B250/day, B1,200/week, B4,000/month), dedicated desks (B6,000/month), meeting rooms (B300/hr for 8 persons and B500/hr for 10-12 persons), private offices (B14,000/month for 2 persons and B19,000/month for 4 persons), as well as a photo studio for budding photographers and creatives (B300/hr, B1,100/4hrs, B2,300/day).
Other perks include unlimited tea, coffee, and water, secured lockers (B600/month for members and B1,000/month for non-members), enclosed phone booths, and office equipment such as photocopier, printer, and scanner—as well as some impressive views.
23/F, GMM Grammy Place, 50 Sukhumvit 21 Rd., 02-116-7924. Open Mon-Fri 9am-7pm. BTS Asok. www.thecompany.jp
Opened in 2013, the modern design building features a cheerful yellow, black and grey color scheme. Kliquedesk delivers a more formal office atmosphere, although rental packages can still be considered pocket-friendly for freelancers and new ventures. There are three packages available: Hot Desk recommended for freelancers who want a proper and ready-to-use office on a daily basis (B300 per day), and Serviced Offices for real-deal ventures but with flexible leasing terms (B18,000/month). There’s parking for members and guests, 24/7 individual access, and printer/scanner/fax machines.
2/F, T. Shinawatra Thai Silk Bldg, 94 Sukhumvit Soi 23, 02-105-6767. Open Mon-Sat 9am-7pm. BTS Asoke/MRT Sukhumvit. www.kliquedesk.com
Hubba teamed up with investors to create its second location at Ekkamai’s S.S.P Tower. The decor is beautifully designed in a modern industrial style and decked out with wood-based furniture from the emerging Flo studio. It consists of 13 rooms, which cater for 4-7 people. Facilities include coffee and tea, mailing address, printing, high-speed Wi-Fi, kitchen, and a meeting room (B390/hour, B1,200/4 hours, B1,800/8 hours), while members are also welcome to host private events. Catering for more long-term clients (no one-day passes), membership options for a small serviced office begin at B13,000 per month.
16/F, S.S.P Tower, Sukhumvit Soi 63 (Ekkamai), 098-585-2095. Open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. BTS Ekkamai. www.fb.com/clusteroffice