In today’s time and age, it cannot be denied how travelling has become more affordable and accessible. Airlines drop airfare ticket sales every now and then; tailored group tours save you from shelling a large amount of money, especially if it involves island hopping activities; volunteer opportunities such as nursing ill-treated elephants in Thailand, studying the unique pattern of spots of whale sharks in the Philippines, or teaching English to the students in Sudan allow you to see the world while giving back all at once; and most restaurants and cafés in every city are equipped with Wi-Fi connections to keep us connected to the world.
And while you are hopping around different places with a plane ticket in your left hand and a laptop in your right hand, being a digital nomad can go smoothly as long as you have a decent internet connection and a good cup of coffee to refuel your creative juices in between.
At CabinZero, we believe that travel is not only the best education but the best way to have a great work-life balance. Being able to work from anywhere in the world makes it sometimes a bit challenging to keep up with the work load but it is worth the hassle when you can relax at a beautiful beach after a hard day of work.
We put together our favourite cities for digital nomads to wander, relax and work.
1. Chiang Mai, Thailand
Thailand is known for its pristine beaches, temples, palaces, and pagodas, to name a few, but Chiang Mai is a good option to detour in for a different take on Thailand. It boasts of its Karen Long Neck Tribe, the highest peak in Thailand known as Doi Inthanon National Park, and the ancient city of Wiang Kum Kam, to name a few.
Though Chiang Mai is located in the mountainous side of Thailand, it has an impressive internet speed of 33 Mbps, and its cost of living for a nomad will cost for about USD 594/month or THB 20,997/month.
Best places to work in Chiang Mai:
1. Punspace, 33 Mbps
Punspace is perhaps the best co-working space in Chiang Mai that has private offices, meeting rooms equipped with projector, reliable Wi-Fi connection, printers, scanners, lockers, fax machines, and comfortable seats. It is conveniently established in two locations: Nimman and Thae Phae Gate that uses the same username for a hassle-free working environment.
Punspace is located at 14 Siri Mangkalajarn Lane 11, Muang, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand. Open 24 hours for members; open daily from 9 AM to 6 PM to the general public.
2. Mingmitr Coffee, 32 Mbps
Mingmitr Coffee has a 60-seater indoor setting, and a 30-seater outdoor setting with enough outlets to recharge your weary gadgets. It has still been a secret sanctuary to nomads and expats, which makes Chiang Mai one of the best cities for digital nomads to work in.
Mingmitr Coffee is located at Hai Ya, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai, Thailand 50100. Open daily from 8 AM to 6 AM.
3. Overstand Coffee and Breakfast, 41 Mbps
Overstand has a quaint shop with a small seating capacity of 16 that can get busy during breakfast hours and weekends, but is pretty tolerable to work in. Torrent, Skype, Youtube and others sure works smoothly here.
Overstand Coffee and Breakfast is located at 19/3, Ratchamanka Road Soi 2, Muang, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand. Open daily from 8 AM to 3 PM.
4. Cafe Woodhouse, 18 Mbps
Cafe Woodhouse has the best of both worlds: a hostel and coffee shop. Slumber your way up after a tiring trip to your whereabouts, and work your way down with their small coffee shop that has beer, wine, and all sorts of a la carte offerings.
Cafe Woodhouse is located at 84/2 Sridonchai Rd | Changklan Subdistrict, Mueng District, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand.
5. The Brick Space, 33 Mbps
Located along Nimmanhaemin Road, The Brick Space is surrounded with a stretch of coffee shops and restaurants to keep you full while working your thumb through your keyboard (and your food). It supports entrepreneurs, startups, and creatives alike.
The Brick Space is located at 31 Sirimangkalachan Rd. Soi 13, T. Sutep, A. Muang, Chiang Mai, Thailand. Open daily from 9 AM to 6 PM.
6. Starwork, 32 Mbps
Starwork is a creative and a revitalising space all in one roof. It has co-working spaces, mixed rooms, and private rooms. And the best thing about it? It has a sleeping room and a mini golf course. Yup. You have an option to recharge yourself by either sleeping or playing golf--or both.
Starwork is located at 87/9 Tunghotel Rd, Watket, Chiang Mai, Thailand. Open 24 hours.
2. Ubud, Indonesia
Ubud is undeniably one of the best cities for digital nomads in Southeast Asia. It has a multifold number of co-working spaces and coffee shops to meet your digital needs, has a high-speed internet connection at 5 Mbps, and has a great cost of living for a nomad that will cost for about USD 928/month or IDR 12,417,424/month.
Best places to work in Ubud:
1. Hubud, 5 Mbps
Tagged as Bali's first co-working space, Hubud makes a good location for the digital nomads in Indonesia not only because of its high internet speed, but also because of the community, environment, holistic healing, organic food, yoga sessions, and networking it offers to all walks of life.
Hubud is located at Monkey Forest Road 88x, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali 80571 Indonesia, Bali, Indonesia. Open 24 hours from Monday to Friday; 9 AM to 1 AM on Saturday and Sunday.
2. Cafe Vespa, 12 Mbps
Cafe Vespa offers a great fusion of food, one of the best cups of coffee in Bali, hearty servings of fruit and vegetable drinks, and a fulfilling aura to help you get down to your work.
Cafe Vespa is located at Jl. Raya Penestanan Kaja | Jl. Penestanan, Ubud, Indonesia. Open daily from 8 AM to 10 PM.
3. Alchemy, 10 Mbps
If you're in dire need of a mind and body cleansing, hop in Alchemy's great indoor offerings of raw vegan food. Your creative juices will surely overflow with their salads and smoothie bowls goodness.
Alchemy is located at l. Penestanan Kelod No.75, Ubud, Sayan, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia. Open daily from 7 AM to 9 PM.
4. Tutmak, 21 Mbps
Tutmak makes a fair share of serving good coffee and hospitable staffs. It hs American, European, Asian, Indonesian, vegan, and mixed plate options for picky-eater children, among others, all good for your money's worth.
Tutmak is located at Jl. Dewisita, Desa Ubud, Ubud, Gianyar, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia. Open daily from 8 AM to 11 PM.
5. Folk Cafe, 14 Mbps
Fuel up your working hours before hitting the road with Folk Cafe's brunch meals. They have smoothie bowls, beef burger, avocado toast, and other "out of this world" food as said by a satisfied customer.
Folk Cafe is located at Monkey Forest Road, Ubud 80571, Indonesia. Open daily from 8 AM to 9 PM.
3. Siem Reap, Cambodia
Tighten your shoelaces when in Siem Reap as it is known to have an ample number of temples to run in such as Bataey Srei, Ta Phrom, and Angkor Wat. While Siem Reap is a town filled with ruins temples, and pagodas, it is sure to cater your digital nomad needs with its sufficient number of coffee shops and co-working spaces that keep up with the test of time as one of the best cities for digital nomads in Asia. The cost of living in Siem Reap for a digital nomad can cost to about USD 883/month or KHR 3,531,548/month.
Best places to work in Siem Reap:
1. Angkor Hub, 35 Mbps
Coined from the famous Angkor Wat, Angkor Hub is conveniently situated in the heart of Siem Reap. It has a fast fibre internet connection, Skype booths, and has 24-hour access to monthly members.
Angkor Hub is located at 896 Angkor Night Market Street, Siem Reap Town, Siem Reap Province, 17252, Cambodia, Siem Reap, Cambodia. Open from Monday to Friday at 8 AM to 8 PM; Saturday at 8 AM to 6 PM; and close on Sunday.
2. Viet Coffee, 8 Mbps
Viet Coffee has a good working-hour setup, which can help you get down to business as early as 6 AM to make more room sunset chasing sessions at the complex of Siem Reap. The best thing about Viet Coffee is that it's dog-friendly. Pawesome, isn't it?
Viet Coffee is located at Taphul Village, Siem Reap (ក្រុងសៀមរាប), កម្ពុជា (Cambodia). Open daily from 6 AM to 10 PM.
3. The 1961 Coworking and Art Space, 5 Mbps
True to its name, The 1961 Coworking and Art Space is spacious and artistic enough to keep your creative juices flowing. It is naturally lit, has stacks of books, and has spaces for events.
The 1961 Coworking and Art Space is located at Upper West River Road, 17251 Siem Reap, Cambodia.
4. Budapest, Hungary
Being one of Hungary’s most populated cities, Budapest offers architecture and historical treasure. It can be a feast for the eyes as you stroll buildings with bullet holes and shrapnel from World War II. The cost of living in Budapest for a digital nomad can cost to about USD 980/month or HUF 287,306/month.
Best places to work in Budapest:
1. Loffice, 18 Mbps
Loffice is the workstation to be in Budapest. It has high-speed internet connection, a community to bring out your A game, ample storage spaces for your bike, and it has free coffee, tea, and drinking water!
Loffice is located at Paulay Ede utca 55, Budapest, Hungary. Open 24 hours.
2. Coffice Budapest, 54 Mbps
Coffice doesn't have an hourly fee, but it’s best to buy something every now and then to keep them from bugging you. They have roasted coffee, salad, and pastries.
Coffice Budapest is located at Vitkovits Mihály Utca 8., Budapest, Magyarország (Hungary) (Budapest). Open from Monday to Thursday at 8 Am to 8 PM; and Friday to Sunday at 9 AM to 8 PM.
3. Cirkusz, 105 Mbps
Cirkusz has a good Wi-Fi speed to keep your work stable. They also have Columban and Brazilian coffees, beer, wine, and fusion cuisine.
Cirkusz is located at Dob U. 25. (Kazinczy U.), Budapest, Budapest 1074, Magyarország (Hungary). Open from Monday to Wednesday at 9 AM to 11 PM; Friday to Saturday at 9 AM to 12 MN; and Sunday at 9 AM to 5 PM.
4. KAPTAR CoWorking Office, 18 Mbps
KAPTAR CoWorking Office has a seating capacity of 100, has an excellent Wi-Fi connection and outlet access, has bike parking, and has conference rooms. They also have a bistro where you can get something to chew or gulp on.
KAPTAR CoWorking Office is located at Révay Köz 4., Budapest, Budapest 1065, Magyarország (Hungary). Open from weekdays at 8 AM to 8 PM; close on weekends.
5. Miami, United States
With Miami's beaches, dynamic nightlife, shopping outlets, hotels, food strip, art festivals, endless shenanigans, and reliable internet connection, we cannot deny that it is one of the best cities for digital nomads. The cost of living in Miami can cost at about USD 2,520/month.
Best places to work in Miami:
1. Buro Mimo, 75 Mbps
Heighten up your productivity when in Miami and work in Buro Mimo's fully furnished creative space. They have a fibre internet, lounge area, office supplies, and complimentary coffee and tea.
Buro Mimo is located at 7300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, United States. Open from Monday to Friday at 8 AM to 7 PM; Saturday at 10 AM to 4 PM; and close on Sunday.
2. Bikini Hostel, Cafe, & Beer Garden, 91 Mbps
If you need a place to stay in for a night, crumple yourself to the comforts of Bikini Hostel while squeezing in some digital nomad duties. They have free breakfast for hostel guests, and anything you need is perhaps only a few stone throw's away from the hostel. They have Cuban coffee, coladas, beer, wine, burgers, fries, and pizzas, to name a few.
Bikini Hostel, Cafe, & Beer Garden is located at 1255 West Ave, Miami Beach, Florida United States. Open 24 hours.
3. Panther Coffee, 15 Mbps
Panther Coffee is a small but spacious shop that has good Wi-Fi, beer, and coffee. However, parking spaces are not enough here.
Panther Coffee is located at 1875 Purdy Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, United States. Open from Monday to Saturday at 7 AM to 9 PM, and on Sunday at 8 AM to 9 PM.
4. Blu Gin Lounge, 6 Mbps
Blu Gin Lounge is well, blue enough to keep your mind calm and cool through another working day. If the universe conspires, you can have the lounge all to yourself on a sunny afternoon while sipping on some cocktails and gushing over on an ocean (and laptop) view.
Blu Gin Lounge is located at 5445 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140, United States. Open daily from 8:30 AM to 11 PM.
6. Valencia, Spain
Valencia is known for its medieval castles, inner city urban park, City of Arts and Sciences, Valencia Cathedral and the Holy Grail, and shopping squares and markets. The cost of living in Valencia for a digital nomad can cost at about USD 1,858/month or EUR 1,741/month.
Best places to work in Valencia:
1. Wayco, 35 Mbps
Wayco is a co-working space that has both indoor and outdoor settings. It is thoughtfully installed with paintings, equipped with enough public and private spaces, and has a good community to help you develop ideas and productivity rate.
Wayco is located at Carrer del Governador Vell 29 Valencia, 46003 Valencia, Spain.
2. L’Espresso, 90 Mbps
L’Espresso has the usual cafe food finds, has a seating capacity of 20 but can accommodate group guests, and has coat hooks. However, L’Espresso has only one outlet situated at the back part of the shop.
L’Espresso is located at Calle De La Paz 40 (Bonaire), Valencia, Comunidad Valenciana España (Spain). Open from Monday to Friday at 7:30 AM to 9 PM; Saturday at 8:30 AM to 9 PM; and Sunday at 9 AM to 9 PM.
3. Mosaico Coworking Space & Events, 35 Mbps
A co-working space built for creating not only work but also dreams and connections, Mosaico lives by the principle "Do it together." They offer workshops and courses for marketing, design, photography, music, and graphics, among others. To name some amenities, they have high-speed Wi-Fi, free drinking water, Skype room, and kitchen.
Mosaico Coworking Space & Events is located at 7 Plaça de l'Ajuntament, Valencia, Spain. Open on weekdays at 8:30 AM to 8:30 PM; close on weekends.
7. Lisbon, Portugal
Dubbed as Europe’s “Most Scenic Capital,” you sure won’t fall short with pastel-colored establishments, Instagrammable ceramic tiles, and sites such as Belem Tower, St. George’s Castle, Madre De Deus Convent, Jeronimos Monastery, and Berardo Museum. The cost of living in Lisbon for a digital nomad can cost at about USD 1,505/month or EUR 1,410/month.
Best places to work in Lisbon:
1. Coworklisboa, 10 Mbps
Coworklisboa's working spaces are all equipped with ergonomic chairs, high-speed Wi-Fi, kitchen area, beanbags, and lounge areas to let you slumber in between gruelling hours.
Coworklisboa is located at Rua Rodrigues Faria 103 LxFactory - Edifício I - 4º Andar 1300-501, Lisbon, Portugal. Open 24 hours.
2. Royal Cafe, 43 Mbps
Royal Cafe is a generally peaceful, has a relaxed working vibe with fast internet connection, can accommodate huge groups, but has a few outlet indoor, and none outdoor.
Royal Cafe is located at Lg. Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro, 29, Lisboa, Lisboa 1200-369, Portugal. Open from Monday to Wednesday at 12 NN to 11 PM; Thursday to Saturday at 12 NN to 12 MN; and Sunday at 12 NN to 8 PM.
3. Nicolau Lisboa, 33 Mbps
Pretty in pastel palette, Nicolau Lisboa is a new quaint shop that has great food and cocktail offerings that are perfect while you are digging up some serious work.
Nicolau Lisboa is located at Rua De São Nicolau, 17, Lisboa, Lisboa 1100, Portugal. Open daily from 9 AM to 7 PM.
4. Copenhagen Coffee Lab. Lisboa, 27 Mbps
Freshly made breakfast, great working spaces and internet connection, and helpful staff to get along with is what Copenhagen Coffee Lab. Lisboa. However, there are no enough outlets to recharge your gadgets.
Copenhagen Coffee Lab. Lisboa is located at R. Nova Da Piedade 10, Lisboa, Lisboa 1200-298, Portugal. Open from Monday to Friday at 8 AM to 5:30 PM; Saturday to Sunday at 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM.
8. Prague, Czech Republic
Prague, or The City of a Hundred Spires,” boasts of its Old Town Square, baroque architectural designs, Josefov, St. Vitus Cathedral, Charles Bridge, Prague astronomical clock, and a number of castles and museums for some art appreciation sessions. The cost of living in Prague for digital nomads can cost at about USD 870/month or CZK 22,011/month.
Best places to work in Prague:
1. Impact Hub Praha, 50 Mbps
Apart from the quality internet connection, Impact Hub Praha has minimalist designs in each working spaces, which makes it one of the best cities for digital nomads.
Impact Hub Praha is located at Drtinova 557/10, Smíchov, Praha-Praha 5, 150 00 Prague, Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic.
2. Mama Coffee Sokolovska, 69 Mbps
Mama Coffee is aesthetically pleasing with its black, white, and brown accents. It has roasted coffee, pastries, salad, wine, boosting background music, and of course, fast internet connection.
Mama Coffee Sokolovská is located at Sokolovská 85 (Thámova), Praha, Hlavní Město Praha 186 00, Czech Republic (Česká Republika). Open from Monday to Friday at 8 AM to 9 PM; Saturday at 10 AM to 6 PM; and close on Sunday.
3. Friends Coffee House, 31 Mbps
Friends Coffee House has small table settings that are meant for one to three guests per table to keep the discussions sweet and intimate. The coffee shop is also naturally lit and has comfortable seats to keep the digital nomad in you sane.
Friends Coffee House is located at Palackého 7, Praha, Hlavní Město Praha 110 00, Czech Republic (Česká Republika) (Prague). Open from Monday to Friday at 9 AM to 9 PM; Saturday and Sunday at 12 NN to 8 PM.
9. Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
Formerly known as Saigon, Vietnam is brimming with French-influenced architectures like Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica. It also boasts of its Independence Palace, War Remnants Museum, Cu Chi Tunnels, and Bến Thành Market. The cost of living in Ho Chi Minh for digital nomads ca cost at about USD 714/month or VND 16,251,503/month.
Best places to work in Ho Chi Minh:
1. Work Saigon, 8 Mbps
Working in Work Saigon is like having a workstation: think of high-speed internet connection, well-designed tables and chairs, projectors, and a garden with swimming pool. Now that's a game changer, isn't it?
Work Saigon is located at 267/2 Dien Bien Phu, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Open from Monday to Friday at 9 AM to 9 PM; Saturday to Sunday at 9 AM to 7 AM.
2. Saigon Cafe, 11 Mbps
Grub on some authentic Vietnamese and Thai cuisine in Saigon Cafe as you developed ideas and output for your work. They have roomy working spaces, but not all have outlets.
Saigon Cafe is located at 211 Nguyễn Thái Học (Phạm Ngũ Lão), Thành Phố Hồ Chí Minh, Thành Phố Hồ Chí Minh Việt Nam (Vietnam). Open daily from 7 AM to 12 MN.
3. Pallet Cafe, 13 Mbps
Pallet Cafe is sure to increase your working mood with their live bands, lots of food options on different stalls, and refreshing outdoor seating.
Pallet Cafe is located at 29 Đường Nguyễn Đỗ Cung, Phường Tây Thạnh, Quận Tân Bình, Ho Chi Minh City (Thành Phố Hồ Chí Minh), Việt Nam (Vietnam). Open daily from 6 AM to 11 PM.
10. Perth, Australia
Seeking for inspiration in Perth is easy. It has some art galleries, museums, theatres, beaches, and riversides that could take your imagination far enough to keep you going such as Art Gallery of Western Australia, Kings Park, and The Abrolhos Island. The cost of living in Perth for digital nomads can cost at about USD 1,782/month or AU$ 2,362/month.
Best places to work in Perth:
1. Spacecubed - Coworking Perth, 14 Mbps
Spacecubed is a co-working space co-designed by the members of their team, which is a mix of changemakers and entrepreneurs to keep up with what their market needs. The 100-square meter hub has a free shower facility, Wi-Fi connection, parking space, tea and coffee, lockers, and wheelchair access, among others.
Spacecubed - Coworking Perth is located at Ground Floor 45 St Georges Terrace Perth 6000 Australia. Open at weekdays from 8 AM to 7 PM; close on weekends.
2. City Hive, 14 Mbps
City Hive is yet another co-working space in Perth that's hip enough for you to gain fresh insights. It has a good selection of books, lounge seats, reliable Wi-Fi connection, and kitchen, among others.
City Hive is located at 184 Marine Terrace Geraldton, Perth, Western Australia, Perth, Australia. Open from Monday to Friday at 9 AM to 5 PM; close on the weekend.
3. FLUX, 14 Mbps
Powered by Spacecubed, FLUX is set to be the largest co-working space in Perth. It will have virtual reality labs, five meeting rooms, tailored offices, and other creative hubs, meticulously designed for innovation.
FLUX is located at 191 Saint Georges Terrace, Perth, Australia. Open from Monday to Friday at 8 AM to 5 PM; closes on weekends.
Which of these cities have you visited as a digital nomad?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mikee Pascual is a Filipino travel and lifestyle writer who is gradually shifting from a sedentary life to a nomadic one. She dreams of traveling to all 81 provinces in the Philippines and having her own book, hostel and restaurant someday. Keep track of the world through her words at World in My Words.