Book Budget hire cars in San José

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Budget car hire prices in San José

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Intermediate
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Full-size
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SUV
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Pros

" and helpful."(in 1394 reviews)
"Great price, very ."(in 3750 reviews)
" and fast."(in 1394 reviews)

Cons

"Terrible as well"(in 355 reviews)
"Will Budget again!"(in 252 reviews)
"Will Budget again."(in 252 reviews)

Reviews for Budget in San José

Overall rating5.4 FairBased on 31 reviews
Cleanliness
6.0
Comfort
5.8
Overall
5.3
Pick-up/Drop-off
5.4
Value for money
4.8

Recent reviews

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4.0
Only real thing I liked was how close it was to the airport and there being a shuttle. Otherwise, the first challenge was the insurance up sale. I purchased insurance during booking but then still had to purchase more insurance upon arrival. The first car I rented had such a small engine we had to return it. Then the second SUV was quite dirty and we could not connect the phone to it and while figuring that out the battery died. So, on the spot they had to replace the battery. Grateful they did then but imagine if we had drove off into the 4 hours drive ahead of us without a new battery? Basically, super mediocre if not sub par service.Reviewed Jun 14 2023
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10.0
Pros:Drop off was excellentCons:Would have liked a better explanation of the insurance coverage and not a hard sell.Reviewed Jan 3 2021
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2.0
Pros:NothingCons:They refused to give back my deposit despite the trip. Ring cancelled due to Covid-19 A disgraceReviewed Apr 26 2020
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4.8
Cons:Don’t use this car rental. A lot of hidden fees. They are crooks.Reviewed Mar 23 2020
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2.0
Pros:Nothing, did not like anything about this experienceCons:Staff was extremely unhelpful. Was the worst experience in Costa Rica. Outrageous price for a beat up old car with 150,000 miles on it, manual transmission, radio had been taken out, fog lights missing, horrible car, took us 3 hours to check in and get car, staff is inept and we stood in line for hours while no one could give us a clear answer on when we would get a car even though we had a reservation.Reviewed Jan 26 2020
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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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8.4
Pros:Staff was nice, shuttle was accomodating.Cons:Car was very expensive.Reviewed Jan 1 2020
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2.0
Pros:Horrible experience overall.Reviewed May 29 2019
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2.0
Pros:Watch out for tricky charges on you bill. They will charge you additional charges and fee even after you you returned the car. Charges that are not mentioned in the invoice in the beginning.After contacting them, rectified the bill then still tried to over charge by adding new charges and bad addiCons:Not to trick customer with charges that are not mentioned in the invoice to when it is initial made during car rental.Reviewed Mar 14 2019
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4.0
Cons:Picking up the car could have been way more streamlined. Had to wait more than 3 hours to get a car!!Reviewed Feb 25 2019
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3.6
Was charged $250 more than the price quoted on your site.Cons:On pickup, I was told that I was required to pay $250 more for additional insurance, or I wouldn't be allowed to rent the car. With my spouse, and 2 tired kids in tow in a foreign country, I had no choice but to pay up. False advertising at least, fraud at worst!Reviewed Apr 17 2017
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2.0
Cons:Our flight was delayed and when I arrived in San Jose with my family (including 3 children) at 11.30pm they had given my car away and there was no other cars. They stated that they only keep the car for 2 hours. I had provided my flight information when I booked the car. What kind of a car rental at an airport would not as a first step check if the flight had been delayed if the customer do not show up. I will never ever in my life use Budget again.Reviewed Mar 15 2017
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Where can I find Budget hire cars in San José?

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

Phone

+506 2436 2015

Good to know

Most popular location

Juan Santa Maria Intl Apo

Most popular car type

Mini

Top tips for hiring a car from Budget in San José

  • Mini car hire from Budget in San José are around 13% cheaper than other car types, on average.

FAQs about hiring a car from Budget in San José

  • What is the most popular car hire from Budget in San José?

    Mini (Suzuki Jimny or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type from Budget in San José.

  • How many car hire locations does Budget have in San José?

    Budget has 2 hire locations in San José. Take a look at our Budget hire location map to find the best car hire near you.

  • Does Budget have a car hire location at the airport: Juan Santamaria Intl airport (SJO)?

    Yes

  • Does Budget offer shuttle or airport pick-up services from Juan Santamaria Intl airport (SJO)?

    Yes