Hua Hin is getting more popular by the day! New Cafe’s and restaurants are popping up regularly and the overall facilities of this “once small beach town” are making it more and more enjoyable. There’s one thing however that this popular beach town doesn’t offer that much of, which many other cities and popular spots in Thailand do – A good dedicated Co-Working space.
A few have popped up over the last few years but never really took off – mainly because they weren’t what you would a “Co-Working Space”. Although these places had the necessities like a power point and WiFi, they were WELL below what you would get or expect from a Co-Working space in any other town/city like Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Khon Kaen, Phuket etc. They had the same price tag, but without simple things like:
- Instant Coffee
- Ease of Access
So, with this in mind, where do you go to work away on your notebook for a few hours with some of the features/facilities we look for in a Co-Working space? Well, sad to say, you won’t find much of the above these free facilities anywhere, so our next best option is a good cafe or restaurant.
This post on “Best Co-Working in Hua Hin” isn’t so much on dedicated Co-Working spaces, but the next best thing…cafe’s and/or restaurants that I’ve are the closest to a good Co-Working space. Being here for some time now, I’ve been around enough to know which cafe’s offer good coffee, food, WiFi and all with a good price tag if you’re looking for somewhere to set yourself up for a few hours work or even more. Here are the major things that I find make a good Co-Working OR Working spot.
- Fast WiFi (and unlimited – none of this “one hour per receipt” business – nothing worse than your internet dropping out after an hour when in the middle of downloading something or writing an email)
- Good Coffee
- Good food options – or – the option to eat your own food there
- Good prices (if you’re gonna be there for a good couple of hours, and doing this thing daily, you don’t want to be paying premium price for coffee or food all the time)
- Power Points! – Nothing worse than when you open your notebook and find you have 5% battery power left!
- Opening hours – it’s always good to have a place that opens early if you wanting an early start OR late finish
- Comfy table and chairs so you can sit for an hour or more without feeling uncomfortable
So here are 6 places I consider great spots to crunch away on your notebook for a few hours or more (and perhaps bump into a few others doing the same thing).
- The Market Cafe
- Bliss Cafe
- Black Monster
- Ronin Capsule
- Velo Cafe
- Velo Cafe ‘X’ – Rock n Roast