Certainly one of the most digital-nomad friendly places I’ve traveled to, there’s no shortage of WIFI hotspots in Chiang Mai. Here are a few of my favorites WIFI hot spots to work at in Chiang Mai:
Good Morning Chiang Mai – While the WIFI doesn’t work extremely well outside in the bean bag chairs, it’s a nice comfortable reading spot to plop down with my Kindle. The WIFI works better sitting inside (downstairs and upstairs), just not as comfortable. The breakfast is good and moderately priced. Located on Rachamankha Soi 6 (details here).
Paca Mara – Not much food available, but great iced coffee with extremely reliable WIFI. If there’s a group of you, there’s a nice table in the back that can fit 4-5 people, and has plugs available. It’s on Rachadamnoem right near Lila Chang Massage.
Bird’s Nest – Located in the Northwest corner of the old city, the atmosphere is great and they cook excellent food. Two decent sized tables if you’re in a group of 3-4. Located on Sinharaj, Soi 3 (details).
Smith Residence – I happen to be living in Smith Residence, and the wifi connection there has been great for the entire past two weeks. Never once have I experienced an internet outage, and skype calls have worked flawlessly. Smith Residence is right south of Chiang Mai gate. For a visitor, it’s 50 baht per day for their WIFI.
Starbucks – There is a large Starbucks right by Thae Pae Gate. I’m sure the WIFI is very reliable, but they charge for WIFI access. In a city littered with free WIFI cafes, there’s no reason to pay for expensive coffee AND pay for WIFI.
Where are your favorite spots?