Phuket Hostels for Digital Nomads

Phuket is Thailand’s largest island and a great choice for digital nomads over other neighbouring islands: well-developed infrastructure, international flight connections and high-speed internet. It also happens to be warm and sunny all year round (rainy season included) and has some beautiful beaches, wild rainforest and picturesque colonial towns to enjoy. Despite its popularity, many of the beaches are still strikingly handsome, resort facilities are second to none, and the offshore snorkelling and diving is exceptional.

Find a curated list of short-term accommodation or monthly rentals in Phuket suitable for digital nomads, remote workers and expats.

Nomad Score: 9/10 ・ Cost of living: $1100/month ・ Internet speed: 22 Mbps

Travel Guide to Phuket for Digital Nomads

Phuket, also known as the "Pearl of the Andaman," is a popular destination for digital nomads. The island offers a great combination of tropical beaches, delicious food, and a vibrant nightlife. Here is a comprehensive guide to help you make the most of your time in Phuket as a digital nomad.

Getting There:

The main airport in Phuket is the Phuket International Airport, which is located about 32 kilometers north of Phuket Town, the main city on the island. From the airport, you can take a taxi or a Grab (the Southeast Asian version of Uber) to get to your destination. Taxis are readily available, but Grab is a more convenient option as it allows you to pre-book your ride and track your driver.


Phuket offers a wide range of accommodation options to suit different budgets. For digital nomads, there are several coworking spaces and shared accommodation options available. Some popular options include The Work Loft, which is a coworking space and hostel, and The Nest Phuket, which is a shared accommodation option. Both are located in Phuket Town, and offer a great community of like-minded individuals.


Phuket has a comprehensive public transportation system that includes buses and songthaew (shared taxi) . Songthaew is the main bus service on the island and it connects the main towns and tourist spots. Grab is also widely used, and it's a convenient option as it allows you to pre-book your ride and track your driver.


Phuket is famous for its street food, and there are plenty of options to choose from. Some popular street food options include Pad Thai, Tom Yum Kung and Massaman curry. For a more formal dining experience, there are also many great restaurants in the city that serve a variety of international and local cuisine. Some of the most popular are Sri Suwan, Khao, and Khao Rang Hill View.


Phuket offers a wealth of cultural and historical attractions. Some popular attractions include the Phuket Old Town, which is a collection of Sino-Portuguese buildings that showcase the island's rich history and culture. The island also offers several temples such as the Wat Chalong, which is the most important Buddhist temple in Phuket, and the Wat Srisoonthorn, which is a Thai Buddhist temple. Additionally, Phuket offers several beaches and islands, including the famous Patong Beach, Kata Beach and the island of Phi Phi.

Overall, Phuket is a great destination for digital nomads. The island offers a tropical climate, delicious food, and a vibrant nightlife. With plenty of coworking spaces, accommodation options, and great food, you will find everything you need to make your stay in Phuket a pleasant and productive one. However, it's important to be aware that during peak season some of the beaches can get very crowded and it may be hard to find a spot to work.