Frequently Asked Questions
Where is KoHub?
What are KoHUB's Opening Hours?
What's the internet speed and reliability at KoHUB?
Is the power reliable? What about power cuts? You're on an island.
How far away is the beach?
Do you have external monitors that you can rent?
Where can we get Digital Nomad Insurance for our stay?
We get asked this all the time there is now only one company who offer insurance to people already on the road. Our top recommendation is Safety Wing, they are an insurance company set up specifically for Digital Nomads and are underwritten by Lloyds.
We have a partnership deal with Safety Wing so if you sign up with them using our link we will promise to put all the rewards straight back into the community and your space. Its a real win-win-win for everyone. Check them out.
Do I need to make a reservation in advance to use KoHub?
What kind of memberships do you offer?
For how long is the daily pass valid?
Is there a safe place to store my laptop in case I want to go to the beach and come back later?
Skype and conference facilities
For Skype calls and meeting areas KoHub has the following:
– Five booths throughout the space that can be used by all members with booking in advance.
– Many indoor areas, we are a large space and we have lots of places to break out for a call.
– Many outdoor areas, easy chairs, Skype Huts, Cafe.
Do I need to reserve a table?
What is the layout like at KoHub? Are there air conditioning and rooms available?
Do you have and games or fun facilities on site?
We currently have board games, cards, a Nintendo Wii, projector and full-size table tennis (ping-pong).
Where are our members from?
Printing, Scanning and Photocopying Service
KoHub Community Events
Examples of a typical week here:
Monday: Quiz time
Tuesday: Communal dinner
Wednesday: Movie night
Thursday: Communal lunch
Friday: Sunset Drinks on the beach
Saturday: Fun day out
Sunday: Games night.
Outside of these formal events our community themselves organise many meetups and fun get togethers and explore the island together. Often there are trips around the island, snorkelling & diving trips and many cultural events to take part in. We have a fun, warm and very welcoming culture at KoHub and there are always like minded people to meet.
Is Koh Lanta Safe?
Obviously nowhere in the world is 100% safe, so please exercise some caution especially when driving scooters around the island.
Where Can I exchange Money on Koh Lanta?
How much is long term accommodation on Koh Lanta?
We can help with finding short and long term accommodation, talk to KoHub’s Polly. She can arrange almost anything out on the island you need.
How Much does a Scooter cost to rent on Koh Lanta?
We can arrange bikes for you here as well, contact KoHub’s Polly and she can help you out.
Koh Lanta Seasons
Green Season (May – Oct)
This time of year things quite down, the wind changes direction and with it brings some rain to the whole Andaman coast form the Indian ocean.
The whole island transforms from dry and dusty to wet and lush green.
Accommodation prices drop and some great apartments and villas become available to rent at amazing value!
This is potentially a great time of year for someone who wants good value for money living on a tropical Thai island, if you want less distractions to work and don’t mind a day of rain here or there!
KoHub will be open, so there will plenty of fellow KoHubbers around. Also you can get the whole beach to yourself!
Dry Season (Nov – Apr)
Things start to pick up in high season, the weather will slowly start to change and by November we will see endless days of glorious sunshine.
With the weather brings tourism – room prices will rise and availability will drop, making it harder to find a good deal.
There is always somewhere to stay if you have the budget and some good local bargains can be found.
October/November is a good time to turn up to find a long term apartment deal, especially for those that want to stay for many months through high season.
Peak Season (Dec – Jan)
For a few weeks, especially Christmas and New Years Koh Lanta becomes very busy, finding a place to stay can be hard at this time, so book ahead It’s still a fun time of year to be on the Island, however if you plan to be here over this period for a long stay, make sure you find a place early. Options can be limited.
KoHUB stays open all year round.
Where to Shop on Koh Lanta?
- Lanta Mart in Saladan: Offering the greatest range of products on the island.
- The ‘Freezer Shop’ on the left hand side driving to Saladan from Klong Dao: They have many frozen products, both local and some imports.
Mobile SIM cards and 3G on Koh Lanta
What's the cost of food on Koh Lanta?
How do I get from the Krabi airport to Koh Lanta?
If you would like a more comfortable transfer, or you are arriving after 4pm at Krabi airport, we can organize a private pick-up for you. The price is 2,500 THB for a private taxi. Email us for more details.
Flights to Thailand
I have a family or children, what are the facilities like on Koh Lanta?
We have Swedish School and an International School.
There is a nice group of ex-pats here as well that have their own facebook group, they arrange meetups for their children.
Finding child and babysitters is very easy to do as Thai people are naturally very family orientated and loving and caring for others children.
Where are the local markets in Koh Lanta
Monday- Klong Dao
Tuesday – on the crossing road to Khao Yai restaurant
Wednesday – under the bridge to Lanta Noi
Thursday – Pra Ae (near relax bay)
Friday – on the crossing road to Khao Yai restaurant
Saturday – Saladan
Sunday – Old Town (special morning market)
Every market starts at around 1-2 PM
Only Sunday market is a morning market.
Where about bugs and mosquitos in the Tropics?
Sometimes we get birds, frogs, lizards, geckos (and our resident cat) roaming around the garden. But this is part of the experience of tropical coworking and very safe.
We always get questions about mosquitos, so let us list what we do to help prevent them?
– We have 4 machines around the space that produce Co2 to mimik humans to trap moquitos very successfully.
– We fog/spray twice a month the whole garden and space (and now every week) to stop the lifecycle of the Mosquitos, normally most places do once a month, 5 star resorts do twice a week. So we do everything we can.
– We empty all standing water reguarly.
– The fountain has special treatment to stop any Mosquitos (so dont worry about that water)
– We spray two times a day to kill inside and the cafe them in dark spaces where they might live.
– We sell cost price repelent, a lot of free coils and some spray are all around the space, just ask staff if we run out of coils.
– We try to inform all new members this is a tropical country and please wear repellent when sitting outside.
All inclusive packages and accommodation
Do I need to book the all-inclusive package in advance?
Where is the KoHub apartment located?
See here on Google
I would like to stay at the KoHub apartments but I do not want a package, is that possible?
I bought a package and I am staying at the KoHub apartments, is it ok if my partner stay there with me?
What kind of food is included in the package?
We serve delicious healthy and authentic Thai dishes, breakfasts, classic western food, healthy Full Vegan and Vegetarian menus and even low carb menus!
We also serve fresh coffee, smoothies and fresh juices.
Our menu is varied and large enough for you to sample the best of local Thai cuisine.
We have many vegetarian and some vegan options. Most of our food can be ordered with Chicken, Vegetable or even Tofu.
The kitchen is open between the hours of 8 am to 5:30 pm and all the food can be ordered at your laptop and served directly to your desk in our space.
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