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Berkeley, CA, United States
Jul 29 — Aug 5
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Berkeley, CA, United States
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Pick-up locationBerkeley
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Berkeley car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Enterprise
Best rated
8.3 Excellent (91 reviews)
4 locations in Berkeley
Enterprise
Locations in Berkeley
1706 San Pablo Avenue+1 510 526 3900
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
1990 Oxford St.+1 510 223 6444
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
3001 Shattuck Ave+1 510 841 8300
Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
5858 Horton St Ste 193+1 510 223 6444
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
  • 8.3
  • 8.3
  • 8.2
  • 8.2
  • 8.3
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreJun 12 2021
Cons: They cancelled my car because of overbooking two hours before my scheduled pick up. Very frustrating and disrupted my whole trip.
10.0 ExcellentMar 1 2021
Cons: Nothing
10.0 ExcellentAug 30 2020
Pros: Super easyCons: A hybrid
2.0 MediocreJul 14 2020
Cons: I got a text from Enterprise saying that there were no cars available from the location that was closest to me. Even though I reserved it through Kayak stating that the car that I reserved was available. Sucks. I canceled the reservation, went elsewhere.
2.0 MediocreSep 6 2019
Cons: Did not have any vehicles available when I showed up, had to rent a vehicle through Budget, have not issued a refund yet.
7.6 GoodJul 29 2019
Pros: I liked the car and that I could drop it off on SundayCons: I found some items in the car that were left from the previous person
10.0 ExcellentJul 23 2019
Pros: Staff was great, friendly, helpful and professional.
9.2 ExcellentJul 2 2019
Cons: Excellent customer service. Definitely will book again
10.0 ExcellentOct 21 2018
Easy In, Easy OutPros: Nicole & Brian were great; efficient & pleasant.
2.0 MediocreOct 13 2018
Cons: Smelled bad. Short hours at pickup and dropped locations. Only has trucks?! Called to get an estimate on returning it a few hours late and was given wildly different estimates from different people.
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Rated no. 2
Hertz
7.2 Good (50 reviews)
1 location in Berkeley
Hertz
Locations in Berkeley
1061 San Pablo Ave.+1 510 558 1438
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
  • 7.4
  • 7.4
  • 7.2
  • 6.8
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJul 8 2021
Pros: Price was good, and people were nice.Cons: Picking it up could have been a bit smoother
2.0 MediocreJun 15 2021
Pros: They didn’t have the car they was advertised
10.0 ExcellentJan 20 2021
Pros: Yes
2.0 MediocreOct 13 2020
Pros: Nothing. Told me they didn’t haven’t care.Cons: Not being extremely rude, and announce they have the right to cancel my reservation at Hertz if they don’t have cars even though it said they do online. Multiple other car agencies said they do not have cars available. Hertz said they did and the man at the desk was very rude and unhelpful.
2.0 MediocreAug 15 2020
Cons: Poor poor poor. Everything is poor.
4.0 OkayJul 30 2019
Pros: Absolutely nothing was positive about this experience.Cons: The Albany Hertz: horribly understaffed with TERRIBLE service. Car rentals usually require some amount of patience, but this place is horrible. The phone rings off the hook, the wait is at least an hour, and they are totally understaffed.
2.0 MediocreMar 28 2019
Pros: NothingCons: Everything
4.0 OkayNov 27 2018
Had to pay an extra day that I didn't want!!!Cons: I rented a car from Wednesday thru Sunday for a specific amount of money. When I picked up the car I was told they were closed Sunday and I would be charged for an extra day till Monday. They said if I had a problem to take it up with the on line place I rented it with.
6.8 GoodApr 17 2017
Great car but poor customer servicePros: The vehicle we ended up with was perfect for a 6 days, 5 state road trip with 2 kids.Cons: The pick up and drop off was very time consuming due to customer service issues. I will never rent a car from Hertz again.
10.0 ExcellentApr 15 2017
Pros: Great efficient service
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Rated no. 3
Budget
8.4 Excellent (26 reviews)
2 locations in Berkeley
Budget
Locations in Berkeley
2000 Kittredge Street+1 510 666 1270
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00
600 Gilman Street+1 510 524 7237
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
  • 8.6
  • 8.7
  • 8.3
  • 8.4
  • 8.2
Recent reviews
6.4 GoodMar 14 2020
Cons: Upon dropping off the car, I was charged a higher amount than was on my original receipt. The receptionists at the dropoff location couldn't adequately explain why. They thought it was some insane reason like I picked up the car 10 minutes before my appointed time of noon on a Thursday...and that changed my rate somehow? I had to call Budget customer service to resolve it. Turns out they upcharged me for a sedan when I had reserved a compact car. I had nothing to do with that. I reserved a compact car and paid for a compact car. I just took whatever the hell car they gave me at the pickup location. The associate on the phone promised to refund me the difference.
9.6 ExcellentOct 21 2019
Pros: Staff was very friendly and helpful!
10.0 ExcellentMar 4 2019
Pros: easy and clean carCons: N/a
10.0 ExcellentAug 21 2018
Staff friendly and helpfulPros: The manager of this location is very friendly and helpful. Together with his colleague they made the pick-up and drop-off processes quite easy and smooth.
10.0 ExcellentJun 10 2018
Pros: Friendly service.
4.0 OkayApr 3 2017
Pros: easy to get the carCons: made me buy a second insurance even though i expressed i had already bought a third party one through the booking site did not tell me when the store was closing on the day of my return so i had to pay for an additional day
10.0 ExcellentFeb 2 2017
Pros: Friendly service! Affordable pricing! Overall very pleased!Cons: No complaints whatsoever!
10.0 ExcellentJun 15 2016
Pros: Big car and spaciousCons: Nothing
6.4 GoodApr 11 2016
Cons: The drp off at Berkeley was not quick. The only reason I got someone to help me faster was because someone was interested in renting the car I was returning.
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Rated no. 4
Avis
7.5 Good (25 reviews)
3 locations in Berkeley
Avis
Locations in Berkeley
2000 Kittredge Street+1 510 705 8991
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00
5855 Horton Street+1 510 420 1599
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00
600 Gilman Street+1 510 558 0441
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday09:00 - 13:00
  • 7.4
  • 7.8
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
4.0 OkayOct 6 2020
Pros: The staff at the pick up place was not friendly or helpful at all. Actually, I'm gonna file a claim against that woman to Avis. I will never recommend to use that branch. She was the worst stsff ever in my experience without any respect or kindness to a customer.Cons: I believe the owner of the branch should be resigned.
5.6 OkayJun 22 2020
Pros: The car functioned and was full of gas when I got it.Cons: During coronavirus, I expected the car to be cleaner. There was a straw wrappers and other trash by the passenger seat, which makes me wonder if it was sanitized between users.
6.0 GoodJun 9 2020
Pros: Cars are available most of the time Price is goodCons: The car was dirty and the gas tank was not full
10.0 ExcellentJun 24 2019
Pros: Friendly service, nice vehicles
10.0 ExcellentJun 26 2018
Pros: Service at the location was excellent. Vehicle was excellent.
10.0 ExcellentSep 18 2017
Pros: Quick car delivering, clean, corresponding to the model I needed. I had a problem with my passport, forgotten in the train and waiting it to come back at the station, and the employee accepted a copy of it to build the contract. Fortunately I got my passport quickly...
6.4 GoodApr 13 2017
Cons: We called corporate office to extend reservation, and they said we were all set. We had our doubts because the girl my boyfriend talked to seemed confused. When we called the local drop off location, the next day. they said they had no extension on file and charged us a late fee.
10.0 ExcellentApr 6 2017
Pros: The staff upon pickup were very good. The car was clean and in good condition.Cons: Returning was slow as there was only one employee who was staffing the desk, washing cars, and moving cars around the lot. This seems unfair both on the employee and customers waiting.
2.0 MediocreAug 18 2016
terrible service at drop off ruined the whole expeCons: The lady you guys have working at the Emeryville store is probably one of the most rude people I have ever encounter. She got pissed because I had to get my things from the car and she had to open the car for me after she had already closed my contract (wtf??). Also, I was late only 29 min and she charged me almost the full price for another entire daily rate. I don't think this is fair. Hertz is WAY MORE flexible than you guys. They WOULD NEVER charge another day for bing late 29 min. I will call customer services because I don't think this is correct.
2.0 MediocreAug 1 2016
Unable to rent carCons: I was not made aware that a credit card was needed for rentals nor that a soft credit report would be pulled.
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192 travellers who hired a car in Berkeley gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7,9

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FAQs about hiring a car in Berkeley

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Berkeley are Enterprise (8,3, 130 reviews), and Hertz (7,0, 89 reviews).

  • The average price of fuel in Berkeley is R50,88 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R611 and R814, depending on the car size.

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