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10 Best Coworking Spaces in Koh Samui (+Cafes)


Thanks to its popularity amongst traveling online workers, there are lots of amazing coworking spaces in Koh Samui; it’s one of the most popular islands to visit in Thailand.

Thousands of digital nomads flock to Thailand each year – and for good reason. The country is undeniably gorgeous, the people are known to be some of the friendliest in the world, the food is incredible, and the cost of living is absurdly affordable.

Koh Samui is a small island off the eastern coast of Thailand in the Gulf of Thailand. It’s known for its pristine, postcard-worthy beaches, stunning waterfalls, and vibrant nightlife. It has a popular backpack culture and has attracted digital nomads since the internet began.

Best Coworking Spaces in Koh Samui

I decided to call Koh Samui home for almost two and a half years, and it was one of the best chapters of my life. As a digital nomad, working online was always easy and convenient on the island; made possible by the many modern coworking spaces and cafes. These are my favorite, most reliable spots.

1. Mantra Work Lounge

High Flash People Portraits Group Working at a Lounge

Located in the northern part of the island, Mantra Resort offers a coworking space called the Mantra Work Lounge. Tucked off the main ring road, this coworking space in Koh Samui is arguably one of the most popular. It’s modern, has fast internet, and since it’s a resort, it has lots of other amenities to take advantage of.

The office space is open and bright, with an outdoor terrace and incredible views of the Gulf of Thailand. They have a printer and scanner, as well as a food and beverage station. Depending on what type of pass you purchase, you can even obtain access to the pool and gym, and receive a credit to the on-site restaurant.

The multifunctional space doesn’t offer any private conference rooms, but the floor plan allows for well-spaced workstations.

Address: 9 123-124 ตำบล แม่น้ำ Tambon Mae Nam, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani 84330, Thailand

Membership Options and Costs

The Day Pass costs THB 200 ($5.70 USD). This includes coworking space access and complimentary refreshments. The Day Pass Plus is THB 500 ($14.25 USD) and includes everything in the Day Pass plus access to the gym and pool, along with THB 500 credit in food and beverage credit at the restaurant. For an Extended Pass (weekly or monthly), you’ll need to contact the resort directly.

Amenities at Mantra Work Lounge

  • Open comfortable coworking space – grab a seat at a desk or table with amazing ocean views.
  • On-site gym and pool – get your lungs pumping or go for a dip during your work break.
  • Free refreshments and on-site restaurant – enjoy complimentary juice and fruit, or order a bite from the resort’s restaurant.

Pros of Mantra Work Lounge

  • High-speed internet (100 megabit fiber) throughout the property
  • Food and beverage station including complimentary water, fruit, and juices
  • On-site pool
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Comfortable desks and chairs and access to plenty of outlets
  • Affordable on a traveler’s budget

Cons of Mantra Work Lounge

  • Crowded during peak seasons and the coworking space can fill up quickly
  • Hard to find (as of right now, there’s little to no signage to get to the resort; you have to navigate on GPS)
  • No 24-hour access – opens at 8 am and closes at 9 pm

2. Be Productive

coworking space

Lamai is one of my favorite cities on Koh Samui. It’s laid back, it’s a backpacker’s haven, and it has Be Productive as a dependable coworking space. This quiet working space was my go-to spot whenever I needed to really focus and get a project done.

Escape the heat and breathe easy in the temperature and CO2-controlled environment with shared and private spaces and fast internet (500Mbps). You’ll have 24/7 access to the office with ergonomic chairs and spacious desks. The only downside is that you have to rent out a desk by the month – and desks can sell out during busy months.

If you need to make a phone call, there are soundproof calling rooms for extra privacy. There’s also a garden located in the center of the building where you can get some fresh air and enjoy the sunshine and flora. They’re also opening up a second location in Bo Phut in December of 2023.

Address: 145, 1, Maret, Amphoe Ko Samui, Surat Thani 84310, Thailand

Membership Options and Costs

A dedicated desk costs THB 6800 ($193.50 USD) per month with discounts available for long-term contracts.

Amenities at Be Productive

  • High-speed internet. With speeds of 500Mbps, you can always rely on their fast internet.
  • Temperature and CO2-controlled environment. Have your brain operating at full speed with rooms at the perfect temperature and CO2 level.
  • Comfortable desks and chairs. Offering ergonomic chairs, you don’t have to worry about back or neck pain.
  • 24/7 access. Sometimes, you need to work in different time zones, and here, you can get your work done at any time.

Pros of Be Productive

  • Fast, reliable internet
  • Dedicated and personalized workplace
  • Quiet at all times
  • Air-conditioned and ventilated
  • Free drinking water
  • Comfortable workspaces
  • 24/7 access

Cons of Be Productive

  • Limited desk availability
  • A bit expensive
  • No printing services
  • No conference rooms

3. WYSIWYG Coworking Space & Cafe

A two men and a woman on the cafe  using their gadgets on a long table.

If you happen to be staying in the bustling city of Chaweng, you can head over to the COSI Hotel and access their WYSIWYG Coworking Space and Cafe. What I love about this location is that it’s in Central Chaweng and is walkable from the many hotels in the city.

This lounge is one of the best coworking spaces in Koh Samui because the COSI hotel is known as a “smart hotel” with lots of modern amenities and technologies. The space is across two stories, with a cafe on the bottom and a lounge space up top.

Entrance is free with purchase from the cafe, but expect it to get crowded and a little loud due to the music downstairs. This coworking space also provides 24/7 access and high-speed internet at 100Mbps. It’s also a great spot to meet other travelers and digital nomads.

Address: 209, 209 / 1-2 Moo 2, Koh Samui Bophut, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand

Membership Options and Costs

Entrance is free with purchase at the cafe.

Amenities at WYSIWYG Coworking Space & Cafe

  • Communal working area. Meet other online workers and grow your network.
  • 24/7 access. Get your work done at a time that suits you best.
  • Printing and copying services. Create all the documents you need.
  • On-site cafe. Delicious food and drinks for purchase.

Pros of WYSIWYG Coworking Space & Cafe

  • Round-the-clock access
  • Fast internet
  • Free entrance
  • On-site cafe
  • Easy to meet people

Cons of WYSIWYG Coworking Space & Cafe

  • Can often be crowded
  • Loud due to the music in the cafe
  • No private work areas

4. Khan Space

Overhead view on three business people working on desk in office.

Known for having some of the fastest internet on Koh Samui, Khan Space has lightning-fast download speeds of over 900Mpbs. Located in the Bo Phut area of the island, the space is situated just off Chaweng Lake. It’s a short scooter ride to the main street of Chaweng.

The fully air-conditioned, coworking space is soundproofed, so you can work in peace without the noise of traffic outside. There are comfortable chairs, including gaming chairs, and free refreshments and snacks. An outdoor garden can be found out back for some R&R.

A major perk about Khan Space is that you can opt to work by the hour or pay a daily, weekly, or monthly rate. The only downside is that they aren’t open 24/7, and they close early on the weekends (6 pm).

Address: 83/87, Bo Put, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand

Membership Options and Costs

Fees are THB 100 ($2.85 USD) per hour, THB 450 ($12.80 USD) per day, THB 2,000 ($57 USD) per week, and THB 6,000 per month ($170.75 USD).

Amenities at Khan Space

  • Ultra-fast WiFi. With download speeds over 900Mbps, you’re workflow will be seamless.
  • Comfortable workspaces. A welcoming environment with access to gaming chairs.
  • Free drinks and snacks. Help yourself to water, juice, fruit, and snacks.
  • Air conditioning. Stay cool from the hot Thailand heat.

Pros of Khan Space

  • Fantastic location
  • Air conditioning
  • Super fast internet
  • Comfortable workspaces
  • Complimentary refreshments
  • Quiet
  • Bike parking

Cons of Khan Space

  • Can become crowded during peak seasons
  • No printing services
  • No private rooms

5. Desk + Chair Samui

Portable workspace with laptop, plant pot and stationery in co-working space

Created by two fellow digital nomads, Desk + Chair Samui is one of the best workspaces on Koh Samui. Open 24 hours a day and located in popular Chaweng, it’s a beautiful office space with coworking desks and dedicated desks. Even the decor is stunning.

Every detail has been thought out at Desk + Chair. They have seated and standing desks, focus zones for when peace and quiet are required, private call booths, and a gorgeous rooftop terrace with a sky garden. There’s also a chill-out zone, free refreshments, and free beer on Fridays, and they’re pet-friendly.

Although internet speeds aren’t listed, they claim to have some of the fastest on the island. I would trust that since they seem to really know what they’re doing. I’ve heard nothing but great things about this spot.

Address: 1, 54, Bo Put, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand

Membership Options and Costs

Day Desk+Chair (from 8 am to 6 pm) for THB 500 ($14.25 USD), Week Desk+Chair (7-day pass and 24/7 access) for THB 1,750 ($49.80 USD), Hot Desk+Chair (includes shower facilities, meeting room access, and Free Beer Fridays) for THB 5,500 ($156.50 USD) per month, and Dedicated Desk+Chair (includes shower facilities, meeting room access, Free Beer Fridays, and your own dedicated workspace) for THB 6,895 ($196.25 USD) per month.

Amenities at Desk+Chair Samui

  • Space designed by digital nomads. Every detail is carefully thought out in this workspace.
  • Fast internet. The new coworking space promises fast speeds.
  • Shower facilities. Freshen up in the clean shower facilities.
  • Rooftop terrace. Take in the views and beautiful garden on the rooftop.
  • Free Beer Fridays. Enjoy a pint on the house every Friday, (if it’s included in your membership).
  • Community socials. Connect with other travelers and digital nomads at organized events.

Pros of Desk+Chair Samui

  • Central Chaweng location
  • Designed by digital nomads
  • Private meeting rooms are available
  • Pet-friendly
  • 24/7 access
  • Sky garden
  • Shower facilities

Cons of Desk+Chair Samui

  • A little pricey compared to other coworking spaces
  • Can get busy during peak seasons

6. The Jungle Club

Tropical Home in the Jungle at Sunset

Although it’s not an official coworking space, The Jungle Club is still a popular working space for digital nomads. Located in the less crowded area of Chaweng Noi, The Jungle Club has great WiFi and one of the best views on the entire island.

Perched on the hillside, this resort has a terrace that’s open to the public. It offers an incredible backdrop for a day of productive work. WiFi speeds aren’t disclosed; however, online workers rate this place highly. Accessing the resort is free, you’ll just need to make a purchase from the restaurant.

Some things to consider beforehand are that there are limited power outlets, so you’ll want to come with a full charge. And the terrace can fill up quickly, so privacy isn’t something you can expect at this location.

Address: 44/11 หมู่ที่ 3 ตําบล บ่อผุด Ko Samui District, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand

Membership Options and Costs

Entrance to The Jungle Club is free with the purchase of an item from the restaurant.

Amenities at The Jungle Club

  • Lots of open seating. The outdoor terrace has plenty of room.
  • Free Wifi. The Jungle Club boasts fast internet for an uninterrupted workday.
  • On-site restaurant. Delicious food and drinks are available to keep you fueled throughout the day.

Pros of The Jungle Club

  • No membership required
  • Breathtaking view
  • Restaurant on-site
  • Infinity pool

Cons of The Jungle Club

  • Limited power outlets
  • No private areas
  • Can get busy and noisy
  • No printing services

7. The Road Less Travelled Cafe

A couple coworkers surfing the web together on laptop and cellphone in trendy bohemian cafe

When I lived on Koh Samui, I lived in the sleepy town of Nathon on the west side of the island. This is a fishing town where mostly locals live; however, there are little hidden gems to be found – including The Road Less Travelled Cafe. On this side of the island, my internet would go out frequently at my apartment, and this was always my go-to spot.

This adorable cafe has bohemian vibes and a fantastic menu. Their WiFi is always fast and dependable (speeds not disclosed), and the service is fantastic. They also serve beer, wine, and pastries that are just heavenly.

The space is small, but I never had an issue finding a table or a spot on the cozy sofa. They also have quite a few power outlets throughout the cafe as well.

Address: 11/2 3 Angthong 11, Tambon Ang Thong, Ko Samui District, Chang Wat Surat Thani 84140, Thailand

Membership Options and Costs

This is a free coworking space in Koh Samui, you’ll just need to purchase something from the menu.

Amenities at The Road Less Travelled Cafe

  • Fast and dependable WiFi. You’ll often see many digital nomads on their laptops here.
  • Authentic menu. Enjoy delicious Thai dishes while you work.
  • Comfortable environment. There are tables, high tops, and comfortable chairs.

Pros of The Road Less Travelled Cafe

  • Fast internet
  • Great food and drinks
  • Unique environment
  • No membership required
  • Near the ferry pier

Cons of The Road Less Travelled Cafe

  • Far from the main town of Chaweng (40 minutes)
  • No private areas
  • Can be loud due to traffic

8. For Rest Bar Koh Samui

Pretty young woman sitting at a table on a sandy beach, enjoying a fresh coconut cocktail and working on a laptop

Just north of The Road Less Travelled Cafe is another one of my favorite spots to open my laptopFor Rest Bar Koh Samui. Don’t blink, or you’ll miss it; this small beachside bar has one of the best sunset views on the island, and their WiFi is always fast (speeds unknown).

The owners are a young local sibling pair that also create some incredibly delicious food and cocktails. There’s nothing better than an office with an ocean view just steps from the sand. Tables are limited, but there are lounge chairs on the beach.

Since it’s not an official coworking space, there are no power outlets available, however, WiFi is free with the purchase of a menu item. This place is definitely worth the drive from Chaweng.

Address: 59/42 บ้านบางมะขาม อ่างทอง, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani 84140, Thailand

Membership Options and Costs

Internet is free with the purchase of a drink or food item.

Amenities at For Rest Bar

  • Fast internet. I always had streaming internet speeds during every visit.
  • Great view. You’re right on the beach, and sunsets are incredible.
  • Amazing menu. Everything they make is delicious, and they usually have a fresh daily special.

Pros of For Rest Bar

  • Free internet
  • Wonderful beachfront setting
  • Delicious food and drinks
  • Great service

Cons of For Rest Bar

  • No power outlets
  • Limited seating
  • Far from Chaweng (30 minutes)
  • No private areas

9. Bao Bao Cafe

A woman working laptop at a cafe.

I was living on Koh Samui when Bao Bao Cafe first opened, and as soon as it opened its doors, I became a regular. First off, I can never get enough baos. And second, the space is absolutely perfect for setting up shop for a few hours.

The open space has plenty of seating, and they also have a large outdoor patio. Their WiFi is fast (undisclosed speed), and there’s a sufficient amount of outlets. In fact, their homepage even invites guests to “stay a while” and open their laptops. It’s also conveniently located in the northern part of the island in beautiful Maenam.

Since it’s not an official coworking space, there are the usual downfalls – no private space, limited hours, and no printing services. But! You get to eat delicious baos while using their fast, free internet. Sounds like a great way to spend a Tuesday.

Address: 203, 4, Tambon Mae Nam, Amphoe Ko Samui, Surat Thani 84330, Thailand

Membership Options and Costs

Fast internet is free with the purchase of a menu item.

Amenities at Bao Bao Cafe

  • Fast WiFi – the homepage of their website promises a great connection.
  • Open communal seating – the large, open floor plan has lots of shared seating, as well as a huge patio.
  • Fantastic food – I’ve never had a mediocre meal here. Everything is delicious.

Pros of Bao Bao Cafe

  • Fast internet
  • Great location off the main ring road
  • Fantastic food and drinks
  • Ample seating
  • Lots of outlets

Cons of Bao Bao Cafe

  • Can get busy and loud
  • No private areas
  • Limited hours

10. Zone6 Coworking Beach Apartment

A woman sitting on the couch and using a laptop.

Located near the lively Fisherman’s Village area, Zone6 Coworking Beach Apartment is an awesome option if you’re looking for lodging that also doubles as a coworking space. The small property has 8 beautiful beachfront rooms, with fast WiFi throughout (speeds not disclosed).

Depending on when you stay, rooms can be as cheap as $17 per night during slow seasons and $40 per night during peak seasons. You can also rent a private room if you’d prefer more privacy and space. The 4-star property is located near the airport with a free shuttle to transport you there and back.

With working desks available in each room, you can choose to work inside or take your laptop to the communal outdoor terrace and meet other traveling digital nomads. They also offer a concierge service to help guide you to nearby restaurants and activities.

Address: 27/12-13 M.4 Bangrak Beach, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand

Membership Options and Costs

Free internet throughout the property with the purchase of a night’s stay.

Amenities at Zone6 Coworking Beach Apartment

  • Fast internet. Known as a coworking hub, their WiFi is always lightning-fast.
  • Common working area. It’s a great place to meet fellow digital nomads.
  • Laundry facilities. No need to drop your clothes off at the laundromat.

Pros of Zone6 Coworking Beach Apartment

  • Coworking-themed complex
  • Fast WiFi
  • Beachfront location
  • Free airport transfers
  • Concierge services

Cons of Zone6 Coworking Beach Apartment

  • Small property with limited rooms
  • Can be noisy due to location

Best Coworking Spaces in Koh Samui: FAQs

What is coworking?

Coworking is typically found in a place where remote workers, employees, entrepreneurs, and digital nomads alike share a space. The spaces vary in amenities and costs but are usually designed to accommodate workers from all kinds of companies and lines of business.

Are there free coworking spaces in Koh Samui?

Yes! Many cafes and restaurants offer free internet and working spaces with the purchase of a menu item.

What’s the best coworking space in Koh Samui?

The best and most popular coworking space is Mantra Work Lounge.

How much does a coworking space cost in Koh Samui?

Coworking spaces in Koh Samui range from free to $200 per month.

What’s the cheapest coworking space in Koh Samui?

The cheapest official coworking space in Koh Samui is WYSIWYG Coworking Space & Cafe, which is free with the purchase of a menu item.

What’s the most popular coworking space in Koh Samui?

The most popular coworking space in Koh Samui is Mantra Work Lounge or Desk+Chair.

What is the most luxurious area in Koh Samui?

The most luxurious area in Koh Samui is Chaweng or Lamai.

Which area is best to stay in Koh Samui?

The best area to stay in Koh Samui is Chaweng for its vibrant nightlife, or Lamai for laidback vibes.

Which is better Lamai or Chaweng?

If you prefer a busy, bustling area with vibrant nightlife, Chaweng is your best bet. For a more quiet, chill vibe, Lamai is a great choice.

In Closing

Koh Samui is a popular destination for tourists and digital nomads from all over the world. Over the past few years, more and more coworking spaces have popped up around the island, and the infrastructure continues to improve.

No matter where you stay on this beautiful island, there are plenty of options for fast internet, scenic views, and productive workspace.


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