Book Budget hire cars in San José del Cabo

San José del Cabo, BS, Mexico
Sep 29 — Oct 6
San José del Cabo, BS, Mexico
Wed 29/9
Noon
Wed 6/10
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 San José del Cabo

Overall rating4.0 OkayBased on 79 reviews
Cleanliness
5.1
Comfort
4.7
Overall
3.5
Pick-up/Drop-off
4.0
Value for money
3.0

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2.0
Cons:Having the vehicle I reserved. I reserved a SUV and when I arrived at 3:30 they only had 2 vehicles available (compacts) , I refused to accept either one and had to wait and hour for the next suitable vehicle a full size sedan to be returned, fueled and cleaned. Budget and I was lucky that I didn’t slice open the oil pan or dropped the transmission on the rutted and rocky dirt roads to my destination of Cerritos Beach north of Cabo. That office needs more inventory of vehicles with basic safety features like back up camera, blind spot warning or any sensors period not available on even their premium vehicles. Then replace some of the indifferent and drag-*ss employees who contributed to the hour long wait!Reviewed Nov 9 2019
review fromkayak
2.0
Budget hCons:On line it indicated that I could pick up the car at a location near my hotel........I took a taxi to that location only to be told that Budget hadn't been there for months. I then went back on line to the Budget site that indicated that I could pick up the car at the same non-existent location. I called Budget and was told that the only place I could pick up the car was the airport (which is where I was trying to get!).....$100 later we arrived at the airport to catch our flight........It was a joke .Reviewed Mar 1 2016
review fromkayak
3.2
Listed for $4 a day. Actually $56 per dayPros:The car was decent quality.Cons:When picking up the car we discovered that mandatory $32 per day liability insurance and fees turned our $44 10-day rental into a $560 10-day rental. That's a huge difference. When I told the nice man at the counter that the listing was deceptive he said that he knows: "I spend all day explaining this to people." It turns out that there was no choice - we had to pay the price or not get a car. Moreover at the last minute other car agencies were charging as much or more. Adding insult to injury, the windshield was dangerously dirty, and the car was not full of bad as they claimed - after just three miles the guage ticked down from full to 7/8 of a tank. My advice: go to another company, read ALL the fine print, and call to see what the actual drive-away price will be.Reviewed Dec 27 2016
review fromkayak
6.0
Pros:car was comfortableCons:The price of insurance and also upon driving the car, we found it had acceleration problems.Reviewed Jan 7 2021
review fromkayak
2.0
Never Again!Pros:The ability to travel autonomously in CqboCons:When we arrived to pick up our "reserved" SUV or equivalent vehicle for 7, we were informed they did not have our vehicle but could give me 2 smaller cars. Their solution was to drive my family and I to Cabo (45min) away then they'd bring us our vehicle later that day or the next day. Problem- they were still going to charge us for use of SUV which "they didn't hwve" I refused and asked to be taken back to airport. They spoke amongst themselves In Spanish saying I was going back to the airport. The manager states " just go ahead and give it to them" I then communicated to them in Spanish and told them how unethical and unprofessional their business practice was. In the conversation they claimed they could get up to $500.00 per day for the vehicle I reserved, The entire time we sat there 2hrs+ that ploy was repeated often. It's sad Budget a nationally known company would allow innocent vacationers to be taken advantage of this way. The tires were worn down.I'll never us Budget again!Reviewed Jan 2 2016
review fromkayak
2.0
Never, ever againPros:The airport shuttle driver was friendlyCons:A complete scam. The office did not honor our reservation. They claimed we needed additional insurance per a new Mexican law. They would not accept the insurance verification I had and would not provide us with the wireless access code to show additinal online proof. The Budget employees said the only way our confirmation/reservation would be honored was if we attended an info session on a hotel in town! Two men from La Vida then gave us a map and told us that Budget would waive the $300+ insurance fee if we came to their resort. I was shocked, but acknowledge every country has different business practices. We did not have this experience at National and were not charged a fake fee nor duped to attending an education seminar. Other patrons in the Budget office said this also happened to them. Unacceptable. Please do not waste your time or energy here. Staff was very, very unhelpful.Reviewed Apr 26 2017
review fromkayak
4.0
Add 3x the rental cost in MexicoPros:New car Pickup was pretty easyCons:I rented a car for $182 USD for a week in Cabo San Lucas. When I arrived, I was told that I must purchase a $500 insurance policy (required by law according to them). Found out that it's not really required (the required part they have to have on the vehicle anyways), but it's a good idea, but that my credit cards offers better protection. Considering I didn't take the $5/day rentals, and they didn't mention anything about this insurance like all of the other $5-10/day companies, it was a really bad surprise on the first day of my vacation.Reviewed Jan 2 2017
review fromkayak
5.6
Beware the insurance scamPros:Following what I beluved to be a good deal booking through kayak with budget, I was told no insurance had been purchased, not even the lowest possible option, nothing at all. I found this hard to beluved however they were very insistent and when they came to calculate the insurance the difference was negligible between the highest and the lowest but doubled the cost of the car rental. I did not get the car I ordered although it was suitable for what I needed and the guy knew nothing about the car even telling me the fuel I needed was not the correct fuel for the car and only the man at the fuel station saved me from putting the wrong fuel in. Bad experience with these crooks.Reviewed Dec 21 2016
review fromkayak
2.0
It was a total SCAM.Cons:We traveled from California to Cabo San Lucas with 3 other families. We all booked separately with Budget, Payless .. and all got the same SCAM deals. They shuttled us from the airport to a nowhere location with nothing around in the area. Then they told us that we are required to buy $400 insurance on top of our $300 rental fee. Then they offered us a discount if we would attend a time sharing presentation. If we don't take it we have to get our own transportation. We all walked away from the deals and took taxi back to our hotel and booked through hotel agents for transportation. I think KAYAK should be dropped off BUDGET from the car rental provider list.Reviewed Jan 6 2017
review fromkayak
2.0
Pros:They never brought the car. We tried to call the local office for several hours, and they didn't answer the phone. Unacceptable.Cons:Everything. The rental never even happened.Reviewed Apr 13 2021
review fromkayak
10.0
Cons:The pick up and drop off location are never staffed and I have to wait for the hotel staff to call a Budget person to drive over, even after I have a reservation at a specific time.Reviewed May 7 2021
review fromkayak
4.0
Pros:There was nothing to like about this experience other than the friendliness of the shuttle driver and desk associate.Cons:The car we received was old and dirty. The steering wheel was peeling and the one headlight wasn’t working. Also, the rear hatch would shake and make noise uncontrollably when driving on the highway. Terrible reventar experience.Reviewed Jul 7 2021
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Where can I find Budget hire cars in San José del Cabo?

Carretera Entronque Al Apo, Budget car hires

Address

Carretera Entronque Al Apo

Hours

Monday06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:00
Friday06:00 - 23:00
Saturday06:00 - 23:00
Sunday06:00 - 23:00

Phone

+52 624 146 5564

Address

Carr Transpeninsular Km 29.5

Hours

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

Phone

+52 624 142 3939

Address

Blvd Mauricio Castro

Hours

Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

Phone

+52 624 142 0100

Address

Blvd San Jose Lote 12

Hours

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

Phone

+52 624 163 4000

Address

Plaza Malecon San Jose #7

Hours

Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

Phone

+52 624 142 0100

Good to know

Most popular location

Carretera Entronque Al Apo

Most popular car type

Economy

Top tips for hiring a car from Budget in San José del Cabo

  • Economy car hires from Budget in San José del Cabo are around 57% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car from Budget in San José del Cabo

  • Economy (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type from Budget in San José del Cabo.

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