Choosing to start your own business in Thailand.

First things first: What you need to think about initially can be put into 2 categories. More….

Alien Employment Act

If you are a foreigner and you intend to work in Thailand, you are subject to the Alien Employment Act, which requires you to have a work permit to be issued by the Department of Employment, Ministry of Labour, or unless it falls within an exception of the said Act. More….

Thailand Work Permit

To legally work in Thailand, a foreigner must apply for a work permit. Work permit is a legal document that states a foreigner’s position, current occupation, or job description and the Thai company he is working with. It also serves as a license to perform a job or an occupation allowed for foreigners inside Thailand. More….

tripadvisor (1)Good news From Trip Advisor for our Hostel Franchisee’s

Their 2015 research shows:

Thailand is a buoyant market with their travellers three to four times more likely to be increasing, rather than decreasing their budget.

Globally one-quarter of all travellers are holding their vacation budgets at 2014 levels, with two in five intending to spend more

Travellers to Thailand are likely to spend on average a further increase of 35% on the same period in 2014. To 87,900 Baht and is top of the world’s list for expected percentage increase

Thai people are still taking the same number of domestic holidays as they did in 2014 and make up the largest percentage of our guests

Asia is second as a dream destination for international travellers (Europe remains No 1)

49 million Thai’s are expected to take a domestic holiday in 2015 (Population) Spending 338,642,910,000 baht

The political situation in Thailand is not having an effect on traveller’s decisions to come to Thailand

Price is, unsurprisingly, the most important factor in the booking decision for nearly all travellers

Ratings of accommodation on a review site is the second most important factor in the booking decision. Our venues typically average at over 90% satisfaction level based on all our booking partners’ reviews


See the full report

10 Reasons to Buy a Franchise with Asia BackPackers

Are you thinking about buying a franchise but you are not sure if the idea is a good one? Here are ten good reasons to go ahead and pursue your dream of owning a successful business and living in a country that others only ever dream about. More….

Franchising with us

“Franchising is an organised system of growth by which a business with a successful concept provides other people, in other locations, the rights and knowledge to copy exactly the success of the original.”
Paul M Tessller II President Coca-Cola Corp. 1953-71. More….


Franchisee Brochure
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  1. Shaukat - July 26, 2014 3:06 pm
    27 พฤษภาคม 2014
    hey everyone..i would like to share with new and my life best experience with asia backpackers because they are family enviorment ,help for everything ,clean and staff friendly they have option you can ask them for that.. and even owner is thai lady ..she is lovely and kind person ..i want to go back again … if i get time ..thank you

  2. Steven S. - June 24, 2014 11:21 am

    Steven S.
    Great value for money in the heart of town
    Price and the Staff
    United Kingdom, 10 มิถุนายน 2557

    Just had a stop over in Pattaya and wanted something cheap and in the heart of town. Asia backpackers fitted the bill perfectly and couldn’t have asked for more. Friendly helpful staff, within walkin distance of bars, restaurants and shops and super fast WIFI internet. Would definitely recommend this place and will use again when I am next in Pattaya. While I was there they mentioned they are due to open a Hostel in Udon Thani so will try that out when I am up there next month. Will review for you guys. Nipped into Gecko Properties next door and saw some great condos for about 20,000 Pounds!! WOW!! Think i’m gonna do some super saving when I get back to the UK and make Thailand my home!!

  3. Shaukat - June 6, 2014 12:07 pm

    27 พฤษภาคม 2014
    hey everyone..i would like to share with new and my life best experience with asia backpackers because they are family enviorment ,help for everything ,clean and staff friendly they have option you can ask them for that.. and even owner is thai lady ..she is lovely and kind person ..i want to go back again … if i get time ..thank you

  4. Waine Z - June 5, 2014 12:35 pm!m.ZzZz.3520000674378.0.40350116091.+asia%20+backpackers%20+pattaya.%20asia_%20backpackers_%20pattaya&gclid=COih3_KA4r4CFUwpjgod95UArg
    From Waine Z จาก London, United Kingdom
    The good the bad and the not so young
    โพสต์เมื่อ Jun 03, 2014
    Loved my stay here, wanted to get out of Bangkok as I was under the impression that the whole country was on a lock down, good old BBC blowing the whole issue out of proportion, Pattaya has so much more to offer than just the girlie bars, the hostel is slap bang in the middle of this manic city and close to the beach, the helpful staff were great and very helpful in giving tips on what to to and not to do.

  5. StinoooBelgium - March 26, 2014 5:09 am
    StinoooBelgium from Leuven
    Nice backpack hostel
    One of the only “normal” hostels in Pattaya! In the whole town you could rent rooms per hour… In this hostel i felt safe. Clean& big dorms, OK bathroom, airco in the dorm, nice bar, good location…

  6. หนึ่ง - March 25, 2014 8:10 am

    เมื่อก่อนเคยมาอยู่ที่พัทยาแต่ไม่ชอบเพราะมีแต่ฝรั่ง วุ่นวายไม่เป้นส่วนตัว แต่ตอนนี้ได้กลับมาอีกครั้งกับเพื่อน และได้พักที่ Asia Backpackers Pattaya ทุกอย่างโอเคร ไม่น่ากลัวอย่างที่คิด และห้องพักก็ดูสะอาด และราคาถูก ใกล้แหล่งท่องเที่ยว ห้างสรรพสินค้า ทะเล ร้านอาหารและบาร์ เดินทางสะดวก

  7. Ingo - March 20, 2014 8:23 am

    Lage gut. nah am Fischerdorf. Hier kann man alles kriegen und gut essen gehen. Das ist zu fuss in 5 minuten erreicht. Wasser umsondt zut verfugung. Safe im zimmer. Nächster schöner strand besser mit moped zu erreichen.Preis leistung gut. Die anlage wird grad renoviert

  8. Daniel - March 20, 2014 8:13 am

    Great value for money, very clean and comftable rooms.its a short walk to pier.Most locals know it by a different name tho, the hostel used to be called elephant garden so if you can’t find it try asking for this. English guy Josh who was running the place was really nice and gave us great recommendation for sea food down at the pier, was some of the best food we’ve had in Thailand. Would defiantly stay again.

  9. Joao - March 20, 2014 8:09 am

    The owner is very helpful, the bungalows are top of the line and it is the best cost benefit in the island. It’s quiet as well.

  10. neung - March 4, 2014 5:04 am

    ฉันเดินทางไปที่พัทยา ที่นั้นมีแหล่งท่องเที่ยวจำนวนมาก ใกล้ทะเล ร้านอาหารเยอะแยะ

  11. Chris Tuffey - March 3, 2014 7:06 am

    Asia backpackers- Pattaya เป็นโรงแรมใหม่ที่น่าพัก ห้องพักสะอาด สะดวกกับการเดินทาง ไม่ไกลจากห้างสรรพสินค้า ร้านอาหาร ผับ บาร์ และทะเลด้วย มีอินเตอร์เน็ต พนักงานเป็นกันเอง มีจักรยาน E-Bike ให้เช่า

  12. Anna - March 1, 2014 7:40 pm

    This is the follow on from my first and only post on my travels in Asia, what I did not mention before and must now come clean… I am not normally a ‘backpacker’ I had viewed hostels with more than a degree of disdain and in truth stayed in my first venue on this trip to Thailand, I must also confess that my opinion has changed 100%, the hostels I stayed in were well run, more than just affordable and full of people with the same aims, to travel and see the world not as a 2 week holiday maker, without exception they all wanted to get closer to the real country they found themselves in.
    My first experience of a hostel came after allowing a friend to book our accommodation, if I had known in advance I never would have agreed to stay in a Hostel, in truth this turn of events allowed me the opportunity to enjoy possibly one of the best trips I have ever had. In my last post I briefly wrote about Asia BackPackers in Koh Chang and how they changed my opinion on backpackers and backpacking, the time there was a delight and I was able to get closer to what I believe is the real Thailand, they also arranged for me to travel to Pattaya and to their nearest Asia Backpackers sister hostel, I know ‘Pattaya’ I had heard all the stories about the place, how it was full of sleazy bars and even sleazier people but as Josh stated (the owner of the hostel in Koh Chang)
    “You have your perception of backpacking changed what will you lose by visiting Pattaya yes the place does have its seedier side but it also has 7+ million visitors per year who can’t all be sleazy”.
    So off we went to what if I believed the hype would be the biggest brothel in the world, that’s the second time in only a matter of weeks that my preconceived, perceptions would be shattered.
    More on my stay in Pattaya to follow

  13. chris - February 19, 2014 12:58 pm

    Building works almost complete on our newest venue on the beautiful Island of Koh Chang on budget and within time come stay as long as your heart desires.

  14. Anna - February 18, 2014 4:00 pm

    While my memories are fresh I want to share them with others, the first thing that comes to my mind was my last few days of my first visit to Thailand, what a place, a jumble of noise and peace, of stark poverty and opulence, while not as in your face as Hong Kong it comes pretty close in Bangkok but out of the big cities has its own unique feel and vibe.
    One of my fondest memories of backpacking was in my last stop before returning to Bangkok and that unwelcome but unavoidable flight home. Koh Chang is Thailand’s 2nd largest island and is a marine sanctuary, I would suggest it’s southern coast line is in the main still unspoilt, while the major resorts are not as packed as say Samui (possibly down to the fact that there is very little roads on this mountainous island) they have apparently double their size in only 7-8 years.
    Near to the end of the ‘real’ roads on the south of the island lies Bang Bao, a small stilted functioning fishing village, with its own pier which has shops, restaurants and bars along some of its length and 3 glorious very distinct beaches, what more can you ask for!
    We were lucky as we had booked our accommodation (I have learnt the hard way from previous trips never to move on unless I had booked my next hostel) before landing on the island unlike two other backpackers we met on the ferry as they were only able to find accommodation when the hostel owner we stayed with provided them with his own tent for nothing to camp the night in the hostel grounds.
    ‘Asia BackPackers’ ( what a great place and like their other venue I stayed at in Pattaya (that’s another story for another day) the staff were so friendly and could not do enough for you. I would recommend both venues whole heartedly, my stay with them was a pleasure and if I can (from the mouth of the terminator) ‘I will be back’


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