Book Budget hire cars in San José

San José, Costa Rica
Jun 30 — Jul 7
San José, Costa Rica
Wed 30/6
Noon
Wed 7/7
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

Overall rating5.3 OkayBased on 59 reviews
Cleanliness
5.3
Comfort
5.3
Overall
5.3
Pick-up/Drop-off
5.3
Value for money
5.3

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7.6
Car and GPS worked great.Pros:Needed 4 wheel drive for rough roads and good mileage,got both.Pick up and drop off was fast and thorough. GPS walkthrough very helpful and essential.Cons:No issues but half way through trip realised horn did not work.Reviewed Feb 10 2017
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10.0
Pros:That everything went smoothly. No problemsCons:NAReviewed Mar 14 2017
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8.0
Pros:Good Service, Employes good attentionReviewed Jul 12 2016
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7.2
Cons:The actual amount charge was A LOT more than the quoted amount.Reviewed Dec 7 2015
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6.0
Pros:Staff was helpful and friendly.Cons:The car was very basic and poorly made. Had to wait a long time for shuttle to lot. Should include mandatory insurance in quote.Reviewed Apr 10 2018
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8.4
Pros:The staff and car were great.Cons:The "insurance" needs to be more clear and affordable. It is not the staff's fault, this is a corporate problem. The cost of insurance is double the cost of the car. It is a scam.Reviewed Jan 24 2020
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3.6
Horrible pickup, car unsafe.Pros:The car didn't break down, the return process was fast.Cons:We arrived later in the evening, exhausted. The counter was grossly understaffed and VERY slow moving. Causing us to wait over an hour before even reaching the counter. Once at the counter we were told the car we had reserved weeks in advance was not available (it was needed to have a car with some clearance for our plans), but because it was late at night we had no choice but to take what was offered to us. The replacement car had several spots with noticeable body damage and almost completely worn down tires, I was genuinely concerned about the safety of the car. Then we were told we HAD to buy VERY VERY expensive "mandatory" insurance despite having pre-purchased a policy. Then we were told we HAD to sign a BLANK credit card slip authorizing essentially any amount Budget wants to charge. I asked for them to write in an amount before I signed and they refused and told me that ALL car rental places in Costa Rica do this, I travel to Costa Rica a lot and this has NEVER been done before, so that was an outright lie. I would have switched companies but I couldn't because of the hour. I will definitely not be using Budget, and I will be advising all of my colleagues not to as well.Reviewed Feb 12 2017
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9.2
No final receiptPros:It was quick and easy to drop off the car. They were speedy with the paperwork and got us to the airport quickly.Cons:They did not give us a final receipt, so I don't know what my ultimate charges were or what they were for.Reviewed Aug 17 2018
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2.0
Pros:Horrible experience overall.Reviewed May 29 2019
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8.8
not a 4X4Pros:Easy pick up and drop off. Comfortable, excellent fuel economy.Cons:I paid for a 4x4 for Costa Rica and got a 2-Wheel drive car.Reviewed Feb 14 2018
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2.0
Basically got robbed by BudgetPros:not muchCons:LONG wait - only 2 people in line and still waited 45 minutes. Booked a small suv online for $160 with NO mention of required insurance (that normally visa covers) and fees that ended up making this rental $470. Ended up with a several years old, very used (over 30k), gutless, tiny, ant infested suv. They are taking advantage of you and I suggest to everyone looking at this - DO NOT GO THERE.Reviewed Dec 7 2016
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9.6
Pros:Excellent service.Cons:Price was a bit on the high side. We rented at a later date with a competitor at a lower cost.Reviewed Jan 14 2017
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Where can I find Budget hire cars in San José?

Juan Santa Maria Intl Apo, Budget car hires

Address

Juan Santa Maria Intl 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

+506 2436 2010

Address

Paseo Colon

Hours

Monday07:00 - 17:30
Tuesday07:00 - 17:30
Wednesday07:00 - 17:30
Thursday07:00 - 17:30
Friday07:00 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00

Phone

+506 2436 2015

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Most popular location

Juan Santa Maria Intl Apo

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