Book Budget hire cars in Liberia

Liberia, Costa Rica
Jun 20 — Jun 27
Liberia, Costa Rica
Sun 20/6
Noon
Sun 27/6
Noon
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Pros

" and helpful."(in 1394 reviews)
""Great price, veryr.""(in 3750 reviews)
"Great car and -off"(in 1485 reviews)

Cons

"Terrible as well"(in 355 reviews)
"Will Budget again!"(in 252 reviews)
"Car smoke !"(in 239 reviews)

Reviews for Budget in Liberia

Overall rating5,2 OkayBased on 58 reviews
Cleanliness
6,2
Comfort
5,8
Overall
4,7
Pick-up/Drop-off
5,3
Value for money
4,0

Recent reviews

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6.8
Pros:The car ranCons:The reps at the location were not clear about insurance coverage and filing a claim. This lead to wasted insurance cost and out of pocket expense.Reviewed Feb 11 2020
review fromkayak
2.0
$357 for 5 daysPros:Close to the airport.Cons:- Car had 60,000 miles on it, scratches / dents - was old model Varis, no auto-lock, no power windows, no USB - brakes squealed (not loudly but were audible), radio volume broken - despite everything else analog, had discrete bar digital fuel display that dropped from 8 bars to 7 bars after 10km - so on top of $50 insurance / day (not the maximum available), charged $3.70/liter (!) or ~$14/gallon since the car came back 7/8 full as per the digital fuel gauge or around $35(!) tho I had filled the tank 20 km away which should be less than a liter - did not mention the $1100 hold they put on the car (apparently standard in Costa Rica with all rentals) - checked with Hertz after - tho they put the hold as well and their daily rate is higher, insurance is much lower. Could have got a great car for $250 or less for 5 days vs this lemon for $100 more. - worst ripoff in decades of renting cars - easily the worst car I've rented or even driven (and I had a used car as a student) - tho had passable experience with Budget before in the US, will now avoid them like the plagueReviewed Jan 23 2016
review fromkayak
4.0
Cons:When I booked, I was informed that the liability coverage was optional. When I picked up the car, they informed me that there is a government mandated liability insurance coverage that I was required to purchase in order to rent the car. It ended up costing an additional $140, almost the cost of the car rental itself.Reviewed Dec 21 2017
review fromkayak
5.2
Be prepared to be overcharged in Costa RicaPros:Friendly staff and relatively similar check in and out experience that you'd have in the US.Cons:The Charges and extras. 1st, they didn't accept the extra insurance I purchased and made me buy more. 2nd, the GPS unit was terrible and expensive. 3rd, they added all sorts of charges and didn't explain them until we looked it over and had them remove the charges... Things like a second driver, Roadside Assist, etc... Felt like a really crappy car garage in the states trying to gouge you for every cent.Reviewed Jul 2 2016
review fromkayak
2.0
Pros:The staff was definitely friendly, but they oversold insurance and did not accept the insurance sold through kayak.Cons:Make sure you have at least 1K in credit card room to spare, and do not believe the published prices.Reviewed Jun 27 2019
review fromkayak
4.0
Cosata RicaCons:Kayak didn't inform us of all the added expenses there are to renting a car in Costa Rica. What should have been $192 was $424. Very disappointing.Reviewed Jan 3 2017
review fromkayak
4.4
Cons:Beware - The counter reps will try to sell you the prepaid petrol, stating it is cheaper at Budget than at petrol stations. This is not true. Also decline the damage insurance even if they claim it is 'mandatory'. They're running a scam at this location. The San Jose location clearly advertises that you can decline the insurance if your credit card covers rental insurance - just make sure to have a document from your credit card company (all it takes is a quick phone call) clearly stating that your rental will be covered in Costa Rica.Reviewed Feb 1 2017
review fromkayak
7.2
Cons:All the employees at the Liberia airport were great. However, Budget does not include the mandatory 22 dollars per day insurance in their prices. Thus, your rental will be much more expensive than you reserved for.Reviewed Aug 8 2019
review fromkayak
4.0
Car wasn't great. Slow return servicePros:The pickup service at the airport was fast and the driver was very professional. Check in at the desk was relatively quick, but I have had better in LIR (Alamo). The wifi service was also a great option instead of the GPS unit, although it was 20 USD per day, which seemed excessiveCons:The SUV I rented was an older Daihatsu with one plug for the wifi hotspot or my phone, so I could not charge both at the same time. Overall the car was fairly scratched up and there was a baseball sized hole in the grill. When I returned the car, they have a new return station and the person checking the car makes you wait as he thoroughly checks for dents, scratches, windshield wipers, broken windshield/windows. He also did not use the agreed-upon inspection that showed damage already on the vehicle.Reviewed Jan 9 2017
review fromkayak
7.6
Pros:Friendly staff. Clean carReviewed Jan 8 2020
review fromkayak
6.8
False advertisingPros:I initially reserved a full size and regular suv. In the picture for full size it showed what appeared to be a chevy suburban and the regular showed what appeared to be a ford edge. When I arrived at the rental place the full size was a rav4 and the regular was a very small suv. I find this to be false advertising and was very upset. Other than this service was very good. With no adress in costa rica the car rental employees went above and beyond to help us get where we needed to goReviewed Jan 18 2017
review fromkayak
2.0
Bait & SwitchCons:We were lied to about the required insurance which ended up costing us close to $300 more than what our bill was supposed to be. I have gotten no where with Budget and will be appealing this through my CC company. NEVER AGAIN!Reviewed Aug 8 2016
review fromkayak

Where can I find Budget hire cars in Liberia?

Daniel Oduber Intl Airport, Budget car hires

Address

Daniel Oduber Intl Airport

Hours

Monday06:00 - 21:00
Tuesday06:00 - 21:00
Wednesday06:00 - 21:00
Thursday06:00 - 21:00
Friday06:00 - 21:00
Saturday06:00 - 21:00
Sunday06:00 - 21:00

Phone

+506 2436 2062

Address

Route 21

Hours

Monday06:00 - 21:00
Tuesday06:00 - 21:00
Wednesday06:00 - 21:00
Thursday06:00 - 21:00
Friday06:00 - 21:00
Saturday06:00 - 21:00
Sunday06:00 - 21:00

Phone

+506 2436 2061

Address

Liberia Town 9 Km West

Hours

Monday05:00 - 21:00
Tuesday05:00 - 21:00
Wednesday05:00 - 21:00
Thursday05:00 - 21:00
Friday05:00 - 21:00
Saturday05:00 - 21:00
Sunday05:00 - 21:00

Phone

+506 2436 2063

Good to know

Most popular location

Daniel Oduber Intl Airport

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