Hotel Oberland | Established Campground

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Last Visited: 5 months ago
GPS: -16.567883, -68.089300
Altitude: 0.0 masl
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Electricity: Yes - At Sites
Wifi: Yes - Slow
Kitchen: Yes
Restaurant: Yes
Showers: Hot
Water: Potable
Toilets: Running Water
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Tent Friendly: Yes
Pet Friendly: Yes

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Hotel Oberland is roughly 15 minutes south of La Paz (en coche, 1h en bus) in the town of Mallasa if you're coming from the north, research the bypass loop to avoid driving through the city. More of a parking lot for overlanding vehicles, it's not the best place to pitch a tent. But it is a great place to meet other travelers and swap notes about Bolivia and Peru. Wifi is decent by Bolivian standards, and there is a kitchen above the campground that may be free to use, but we never bothered to ask.

Payed 120.-/2 persons, June 2016, overpriced!


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wifi très bon aujourd'hui place très sécurisé bus à proximité tarif raisonnable très calme

a great placr to relax...we felt like in Holidays. hot shower, clean toiletts, swimmingpool, green place to relaxe. possibilitx to fill your gastank for 27 bol. theres an office room. you also can buy wood for 15 bol and use the fireplace....everything arround and friendly stuff wich helps with everything. we enjoyed our time there a lot!!!

We got our import papers for the car extended to 6 month (only possible in La Paz) and parked our car 3 months at hotel Oberland to go back to Europe. We felt very secure about the place. The owner is very helpfull, the hotel clean and correct with delicious breakfast and good food at the restaurant and possibility to refill our argentinian gas bottles.

We stayed here for a couple of days and were able to leave our car here while we went to Germany for 5 weeks. We had a good and safe feeling with that.

The camping is more like a parking with walls around. At night there is a lot dog action going on.
Shower is really nice and warm. It is good place to explore the city from but it is not the right place to enjoy yourself and hang around. For this Camping Colibri is much more recommended.

If you want to stay in the hotel I can't really recommend it. Rooms were cold, a bit rundown and the shower was not great either. Better stay in your vehicle.

Overall the place is good and the owner quite nice.

ok place behind hotel. easy to get to town by micro for 2.6 Bob. you can also take a micro to Los Pinos and then a gondola up to town (great views). place is a bit expensive 60pppn but you do get power, clean toilets, hot shower and a kitchen with an oven(!!!).

Nice place. We stayed here because it was the only solution to refill our bottle. Very helpful owner. Grassy area, calm, playground for kids, clean bathroom. The WiFi is better near the reception.

Showers are hot beside this an ok. place. For big rigs probably the only official campsite in La Paz. We moved to Colibri. Was cheaper and nicer.

Place is ok and safe. From hear you need about 40 minutes to the center with the bus/minibus. Bathrooms were clean expect on the weekend. There is a Pool, but it looked not very nice for us to go in (so we didn't). WiFi was "mas o menos" and not always working. Only good for WhatsApp and Skype. Paid 60 Bolivianos per person and night.

ok Big hotel small camping
assez difficile a trouver le coin camping situe une rue en dessous du big hotel, sanitaires propre, restaurant de l'hotel possible
Points negatfs: les chiens de la maison d'à côté aboyent presque toute la nuit, le telehone de l'hotel ne fonctionne pas bien, difficile d'obtenir la liaison, le wifi est aléatoire
Un peu surfait

Verry good Place for us and our Big Rig. 60 Bol/ Night/ Pers.
Restaurant is verry tasty for us.
Internet at the Campsite could be better.

What else to say? There is a playground for kids. The pool is indoor and very nice. There is also a sauna. It's a very nice and big area with rooms, restaurant (a la carte), kiosk with daily menue (30Bol) and zhey also offer icecream. Wifi was fast and always available. Next to the hotel are 2 ATM's ans small shops to buy everything. Walter knows a lot of people like mechanics for different brands. You can park upstairs with your "small" van. Big vans/trucks can park downstairs. You have the choice between 3 different bathrooms - Two are located upstairs (1 with warm shower, 1 only toilet) and one is downstairs which is new and including hot shower. The toilets and shower were always clean. Check the photos. You have to pay more then in other places but it is absolutly worth the money if you compare price/service. From the Oberland you can visit Valle de la Luna which is in walking distance. You can go with taxi in town or with colectivos. Service at the reception.

60Bs por pessoa. Caro, mas o único da região (no camping Colibri não há espaço nivelado para carros). No hotel oberland a estrutura é suficiente com banheiros e chuveiro quente a gás. Pontos de eletricidade. Não há pias para lavar roupa ou louça. A louça lavamos no banheiro e roupa usamos o serviço do hotel (18Bs por quilo). Depois vimos que há serviço mais barato de lavanderia no bairro. Internet caiu o tempo todo. Há uma area de churrasqueira do hotel que pode ser usado como cozinha. Porém é longe do carro e só há um fogão e pia. Do hotel para o centro há vários minibus que levam cerca de 45 min ao centro (usamos muito o 231). Porém a noite quase nao há minibus do centro para Mallasa. Taxi custa aproximadamente 40 Bs e minibus 2,60.

Safe and luxury. Nice and helpful in every question you have. Nice pool to relax.

Walter the Swiss owner is v helpful. Great place. Worth the money for the luxury. This is the actual entrance for camping.

very good location for sightseeing of La Paz; the upper parkinglot has a good view over the pueblo; camp, pool, potable water and electricity included for 60Bol pP is ok; refill of gas bottles possible; 24h-laundry service at the reception for 18Bol per kg;
the owner Walter calls his friend Gerd for a guided tour for us; you can also ask at the quad leasing at the corner for Gerd; the tour was extraordinarily good and Gerd makes the tour especially for our interests;

Nice place. the owner is very Nice. 60bo per nigth. amazing restaurant.

every time a good place. I cam late 11:30. No probleme.

When you need a very, very good German city-guide you can conect Gert Franke. He life in La Paz since 35 years. He now so much and it was a beautyfull day! or +591-77554008

Our second stay at the oberland; and our second choice, as the Colbri camping down the road was full. I think 120bob is too much for a shower and a car park, but it's an overlander tradition. We drove from Arica, Chile, which is at sea level, so really all we wanted was a secure place to pass out! Showers were not hot at night when we arrived, perhaps out of gas. WiFi doesn't reach the camping area, which is disappointing.

awesome quad tour to valley de luna around the corner. 200 bol per quad for two hours. good equipment and guide. name is MTB tours.

Very secure place to stay near La Paz. Bs120 for two people and a camper per night. Fantastic clean toilets and hot showers. BBQ grill and picnic table. Electricity points in the parking lot (we didn't have to pay extra as some say?) use of pool (although closed due to maintenance) very friendly, helpful staff. Wifi is very slow, managed a call home, social media updates but could not update blog. Water also available.

A nice safe place to stay, especially when you just want to briefly visit the city and move on - you can count on the h. Oberland. Big rigs - just go here and don't look further.
Decent wifi, but had better in the city (or entel 4g).
For normal, not big rigs: if you are staying longer, it's quite expensive for Bolivian standards - for roughly the same price, we found an airbnb with secure parking and better internet, 15min walking distance from city centre.

Good if you are arriving to La Paz and want a quick and easy solution to stay. Ok-ish wifi, but nothing exciting - we had better at other places in La Paz. Very nice and clean bathroom and showers. A bit expensive - for 120BOB per car(2 people) and sleeping in your car - for roughly the same price we found an airbnb room closer to city centre, with double bed, better internet and secure parking.

Well known meeting place for overlanders. Excellent shower, well protected, electricity, wifi only at the lobby, no facilities for dish or laundry washing. Good connections to La Paz. BOB 120 (2 adults, camper)

Nice place to stay not too far from center and meeting other overlanders.
But very much overpriced!
The Röschti and the Chateaubriand was good, the Lama not - all too expencive... Friendly owner, very clean and good service.

As others mentioned. WiFi worked fine in the upper parking lot. Good and fair priced BBQ during the day near the reception.

good place to stay near the city. its easy and scenic with the teleferico verde to go downtown. daily cleaned toilets medium wifi. we were able to upload fotos. very good Stroganof and Zürigschnetzlets at the restaurant.

Good place worked perfectly for us. Wifi was avilable across the hotel and good speed. Clean toilets and shower. We parked on top and think below parking was too crowded and may be little suffocating. It was super quiet all night. Electricity avilable from the wall and best part valley de luna walking distance. Big rigs will fit comfortably here..

Best place to stay in La Paz! Clean restrooms and showers, great Swiss food in the restaurant, WiFi worked well, Colectivo to downtown is Bs. 2.60. Bs. 120 for two persons in a camper. They accept credit cards.

Way too expensive for what you get! It's been the Most expensive campground since the US! Poorest wifi! Not possible to send Christmas emails. Baños clean! Very disapointing!

Bas wifi but safe place to visit La Paz. Take the teleferico green and yellow near the hotel. Valle de la Luna 5 min walk from the hotel

hotel en la Paz con aparcamiento. también es un camping, pero no recomendable. la zona de camping son 60b por persona, es decir, 16€ por pareja, y lo que ofrece es un aparcamiento con mala o nula señal WiFi, un grifo en la pared como fregadero, no hay ni una silla, ni basuras. en 3 días que estuvimos no limpiaron los baños ni una vez. despertamos con actividades de gente porque alquila el aparcamiento donde se acampa. un día con una jincana y otro con un entrenamiento de fútbol, asíq respeto al sueño e intimidad cero. además, muchos ladridos de perros por la noche. la piscina estaba con el fondo sucio, y a nuestros vecinos quisieron cobrarles de más( restaurante y lavandería). nos han hablado de otro camping, Colibrí, así que para allá vamos. algo positivo? la ducha. el resto muy dejado.

Now they charge 60bol pP for an uneven parking lot. Electricity didn't work. Internet was so so. Dogs on the street were barking constantly. Not a good value for what you get but met nice people. Follow the little road to the left of the reception. The gate is after one right turn.

The price changed to 60bol/pers. the toilets got clean ones in 3 days. You can sleep for 1$ at the airport and have a good internet there.

Nice place to stay, clean and hot showers, playground, bbq.
But the wifi is very bad. It is not possible to update our blog or to use Skype.
Frequent collectivos for the City Center. We advise you to take the gondola (teleferico). We took the yellow one, 3 bol /ride/ pers.
Possibility to buy 20l drinking water bottle at the restaurant of the hôtel.

Nice quiet place to stay. Unfortunately the pool wasn't usable due to maintanance work. Wlan works but the signal is very low.

Nice spot to meet overlanders. We paid 50bob per person. Clean bathroom and hot showers.

Nice place! But be aware which services are included and which aren't. We had to pay extra for the sauna even though it wasn't listed in the English information sheet (but is on the Spanish sheet). They also tried to charge us twice for our meal on the restaurant, so be sure to carefully check your bill before you pay!

One of THE places to meet other overlanders! The camping is more of a parking lot, there is only a little grass to put up a tent. The bathrooms are one of the nicest and very clean. The restaurant offers a wide range of swiss food incl Fondue. The owner is very helpful and friendly. We liked it! Paid 100 BOL per day for two persons. If you need a room (ex because your car is in the workshop) you get a generous discount.

Just south of La Paz this hotel has a camping area (more of a parking lot) with nice restrooms and showers and an area to grill with a big table. The restaurant is great and you can eat some really good Swiss food there. It's also walking distance to Valley of the Moon. It's a bit pricey (50B/p) and power is extra. The wifi is also horrible but there are a few Internet cafés nearby.

Checked it out but decided not to stay. Not a great spot for motorcycles and tents. Small grass area to pitch a tent at end of large carpark. Possibly safe enough to leave a tent and gear whilst out on your motorcycle. Use of hotel swimming pool was tempting. Decided Colibri was a better option for bikers.

The top area is open for vehicles and has a great view 180 degrees of the valley - unlike the lower area which is a bit of a dungeon and isw next door to three of the nastiest, noisiest mongrels you would want to encounter on the loose.

Swimming pool and restaurant available. WiFi a bit erratic but overall decent.

100 Bolivanos per night for two of us and vehicle

Pretty fancy place. All the amenities. Enjoy the usable internet, might be a while before you have any again. All overlanders were given 1 day notice that they had to leave to make room for a giant group of German RVs which we thought was pretty lame. 50 B per person per night.

To go there don't use the way trough the city - you'll stuck in traffic jam for hours. There is a good bypass to reach the place. The "camping area" is ugly, but you have the chance to meet interesting people, sharing informations and eating some delicious suisse food. Use the "yellow bus" for the city center, it's cheaper than taxi and collectivos.

Expensive location owned by a Swiss. Clean facilities (best showers so far). 15 minutes outside of town.

Price:105 Bolivianos

Shower (Hot) & Toilet. Electricity (220v) 20 Bs per day, Firewood 15 Bs, Laundry service 15 Bs per Kg. Use of hotel swimming pool, hotel also has restaurant. Lots of overlanders use this place.

Good overnight place, toilet, hot water showers, WiFi, laundry service and very tasty food. Quiet. BOB 200./Night without electricity.

Who does not want to go through La Paz, should choose these Directions: A few kilometers to the airport (right side) at S 16.50344 W 68.16327 turn right on the "1" direction Oruro before overpass. Then at the roundabout at S 16.55438 W 68.17922 left down towards Achocalla drive to the Valle de Luna to the hotel.

Hotel Oberland in Mallassa, the classic globetrotter spot

Hotel Oberland is roughly 15 minutes south of La Paz, in the town of Mallasa if you're coming from the north, research the bypass loop to avoid driving through the city. More of a parking lot for overlanding vehicles, it's not the best place to pitch a tent. But it is a great place to meet other travelers and swap notes about Bolivia and Peru. Wifi is decent by Bolivian standards, and there is a kitchen above the campground that may be free to use, but we never bothered to ask.

Coming from Lake Titicaca you should not let the GPS lead you through the city of La Paz. A few kilometers from the private airport (right side) at S 16.50344 W 68.16327 turn right on the "1" towards Oruro. At the roundabout at W 68.17922 S 16.55438 turn left to the valley to the Hotel Oberland .

One of the most famous meeting point for Overland traveler in South America. It is small parking lot of the hotel Oberland. Place is not level and the car has to be leveld. Very nice and clean bathrooms. Free WIFI. If it is full, you have to park very close to each other. The food in the restaurant is great! Laundry for 15 Bolivianos / kg.

You can take a taxi to the mall "Mega Center" (18-20 Bolivianos / ride). There is also an excellent supermarket where you can buy grocery much cheaper than in Peru.

(50 Bolivianos / person)

This is one of the key overlander meeting spots as everyone seems to come here. The Hotel Oberland is a Swiss-owned hotel in the Mallasa district of La Paz. Mallasa is around a 20-30 minute collectivo ride from the centre (costs B2.20 per person). The Hotel can be reached by crossing the Valle de la Luna from El Alto thereby avoiding having to drop down into the rabbit warren of the main city. Spotless toilets and hot showers, a pool, Jacuzzi, good restaurant and cafe, laundry service and a very warm welcome from the staff make this a lovely place to spend some time away from the hustle and bustle of La Paz. There are also power sockets and an external tap. B100 per night.

Camping on gravel parking lot behind locked gates. Power, water and WIFI, nice new toilet and shower facility. Can also use the swimming pool and other facilities at the hotel. Resturant with Swiss food.

Price: 100 B

3290m. Water / elec / english / wifi / resturant / hot showers. B/20 taxi to downtown, take the southern bypass road to avoid driving through downtown

B/50 per person, 20 for elec.

This is a well-known place for overlanders to camp in the parking lot. Use of shower, swimming pool and WIFI included in the price. From here regular minibuses go downtown La Paz (or take a taxi). Price: 50 *bolivianos* per person per night (including vehicle). Only car parking B15 / night.

Price: Bs.50 pppn + vehicle. Vehicle only - Bs.15pn