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Malibu, CA, United States
Oct 24 — Oct 31
Same drop-off
Malibu, CA, United States
Sun 24/10
Noon
Sun 31/10
Noon
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Pick-up locationMalibu
Hire locations1

Malibu car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Hertz
Best rated
7.6 Good (37 reviews)
2 locations in Malibu
Hertz
Locations in Malibu
  • 7.6
  • 7.7
  • 7.7
  • 7.6
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodMay 10 2021
Staff was super friendly. Just was kind of irritated that it jumped 300 something dollars to 730 dollars because of all the fees/"upgrades" that I wasnt sure about because they seem small but they nickel and dime you to death the 200 dollar deposit was ridiculous compared to enterprises 60Fees. enough. I liked the gas and liability fee. But honestly was extremely overpriced.
2.0 MediocreFeb 22 2021
Nothing, the worst car rental experience I've ever hadEverything. The customer service was terrible, the car was awful and the whole experience was horrible. So bad in fact, I went to enterprise the same day to rent a car because hertz was a joke. I'll never rent through either hertz or kayak again. Absolutely terrible experience all around.
2.0 MediocreFeb 14 2021
Nothing.Everything.
8.0 ExcellentDec 10 2020
Friendly staff. - super easy pick up and drop offTank was just 1/2 full - would have been nice to have full tank to start off our journey.... But that's just a small inconvenience. Car was clean and comfortable. Part of the front right panel was loose upon picking up vehicle - it was noted by staff, but I think it should have been fixed before renting to me. It made a whistle sound driving down the highway....
10.0 ExcellentNov 28 2020
Very helpful staff. Quite busy at time.
4.0 OkayDec 31 2019
The man that helped me when I checked in was very nice and worked fast.When I came to return my vehicle there were only two employees working and there were about 15 people waiting. I left and came back and still had to wait about 30 minutes and I was given mis information on the gas. Also the car was not a good value I’ve rented cars for a quarter of the price at other rental car companies.
9.2 ExcellentMay 2 2019
The check in was slow returning was easier. Friendly staff though
9.2 ExcellentApr 27 2019
No aggressive upsell!!
10.0 ExcellentSep 18 2018
Hyundai Accent was a fine rental. All went well.
4.8 OkayAug 30 2018
They need helpNice car, help was pleasant.Not enough staff. Waited 25 min before being helped. Car hadn’t been vacuumed out, and was sent with me with only 1/2 a tank
Rated no. 2
Enterprise
7.3 Good (30 reviews)
3 locations in Malibu
Enterprise
Locations in Malibu
  • 7.4
  • 7.3
  • 7.5
  • 7.4
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
1.9 HorribleOct 16 2021
They did not have the vehicle that I reserved.
1.9 HorribleAug 17 2021
-Rented a luxury vehicle, given an old beat up 2019 mustang with 33k miles. Back window wouldnt roll up, front wheels damaged as the car shook for my whole 270 mile drive to las vegas. Tried to get a replacement in las vegas enterprise, was told nothing available and given an beat up pickup truck. On top of it, Enterprise lot person told me not to worry about documenting the damage i found as the I had paid for full coverage ins. However, when i returned truck to thousand oaks enterprise, they filed a damage claim against me. Wow, Enterprise is just like FOX rental cars now.
2.0 MediocreJun 9 2021
They didn’t have a car for me. Very unreliable
10.0 ExcellentMay 8 2021
Great customer service
2.0 MediocreFeb 22 2021
This was a classic bait and switch. We arrived: The driver's license for my fellow traveler was expired, so I came to the desk less than 8 minutes later (even though I did not want to drive) and, having no choice, booked the car again online (which showed available both online and was said to be available when we first arrived) and was told that within that 8 minutes only a mini-van that cost more than twice the price was now available. I was also told that all other dealers were likely sold out, because of high-demand and this was likely my only choice. I drove down that street and had an array of cars available to me at Budget Rent-A-Car without any of these bait and switch tactics. This is not a good way to do business and is nothing but bait and switch. I will never be going to this location again and suggest that Kayak end its relationship with this company which clearly has a whole host of similar complaints from other unhappy customers.
9.6 ExcellentMay 4 2020
The staff made it easy especially with all of the Covid hurdles.You guys need to let your employees wear hats if they are going to have to work outside in the hot sun while Covid is causing issues.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 17 2020
yesit was excellent
10.0 ExcellentSep 16 2019
Friendly, helpful staff. Quick to pick-up. Clean vehicle. Easy drop off.n/a
10.0 ExcellentJul 2 2019
Very professional staff. I will only rent from them in the Thousand Oaks area
10.0 ExcellentJan 11 2019
Everything perfectFriendly service. Great cars.
Rated no. 3
Budget
7 Good (14 reviews)
2 locations in Malibu
Budget
Locations in Malibu
  • 7.1
  • 7
  • 6.8
  • 7.1
  • 7
Recent reviews
7.2 GoodDec 2 2019
Everything but the customer serviceThey were not very friendly. But they were efficient
2.0 MediocreMay 9 2019
absolutely nothingthe pick up/drop off time I requested did not translate to them. I booked $40 x 2 days no drop fee at LAX - I got charged 40 + 80 ... so if you can get my $40 back equalling the receipt you gave me - I would say Bravo! as it - worst ever- never again
2.0 MediocreAug 10 2018
Call center agent reserved, gave confirmation & no car availableRaul (may be in Mexico call center) was not knowledgeableWhen we went to pick up car, lical agent told ‘no car available’ Not responsible of call center agent’s false reservationz NO MORE RENTING CAR FROM BUDGET ANYMORE. Lousiest agents & service
10.0 ExcellentSep 13 2017
Excellent service!The customer service was excellent. Staff was friendly, helpful, and got us on the road very quickly.
10.0 ExcellentAug 29 2017
Excellent experience!Ease and convenience!Difficult to find the pick up location. Detailed directions would be ideal.
4.8 OkayJul 27 2017
I filled up the gas but did not take the receipt so they charged me $ extra saying it was on the contract.
7.6 GoodJun 4 2017
Pick Up rental office hard to find and no signage to help find it.
10.0 ExcellentOct 26 2015
Easy way to get to LAXEasy way to get to LAX with a one way car rentalNada.
Rated no. 4
Avis
4.8 Okay (8 reviews)
1 location in Malibu
Avis
Locations in Malibu
  • 4.9
  • 4.9
  • 4.7
  • 4.9
  • 4.4
Recent reviews
1.9 HorribleAug 23 2021
If I could give a minus 1 star review, I would. I was waiting for over 20 minutes for the one guy working behind counter. When he finally approached me to begin the rental process, Robert, began asking typical questions "1 day rental?" My reply - yes. "Would you like to purchase our insurance?" My reply - no, I am fully covered by my insurance. "Are you sure you don't want to purchase?" My reply - no thank you. "What's your deductible?" My reply - is that really necessary? And yes it had an inquisitive tone. "I don't appreciate your rudeness; we are canceling your rental." My reply - what? Are you serious? You can't ask that? You are only required to ask if I have insurance and who's my carrier. Yep - Rudeness Robert did not allow me to rent a car from Avis, and as an AmEx platinum member who has status with Avis, was denied my reservation and renting a car because I CHOSE TO DECLINE their add-on insurance. This is the most blatant display of nonstandard questioning I've ever encountered in renting a car. The tactics pulled are closely akin to what a scam artist would pull on an unsuspecting individual! This place and it’s manager Rudeness Robert, are horrible and this business in no way, shape, or form should be associated with the Avis franchise. Please be forewarned that the location of this Avis franchise is 3167 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362 and that their practices are despicable. Thank goodness Midway Car Rentals is right next door, is a much better establishment and is respectful of its customers. They rented me a car on the spot, matching my rate provided by Kayak, and advised me I was the 3rd person THAT WEEK that had a similar experience described above when attempting to rent from Avis.
8.8 ExcellentJun 23 2020
Staff was super helpful, car worked well, easy to operate, quick customer service, no under 25 fee.Lower price.
2.0 MediocreJun 14 2019
Nope. They took our reservation but didn't give us a car and stranded us.They could have been competent
2.0 MediocreAug 12 2017
Flat tire, does give a...Cheap price okFlat tire. Needed to exchange the car and Steve said, come back at 12. M***** I have work 50 miles away right now. I need a car. He didn't care. No customer service skill what so ever. He hates his job but the problem is it affects you. Dude needs to work in the mountains or something.
2.0 MediocreMar 6 2017
A dump, and they tried to give me a smoke saturateThe price.I paid $13 to take an Uber down to Avis. I had a printed a "premium" vehicle, which is basically a Chevrolet Impala, Chrysler 300 or similar. The representative pulled an Impala up to me. As soon as he opened the door, the strong smell of cigarettes wafted out. It was obvious they had not wet-cleaned the interior since the smoker(s) used the car. I told him the car reeks of smoke, that I would be driving a number of clients around all day, and there was no way I could take this car. He said they had no others of this type. He also tried to convince me that the car didn't smell like smoke. He then kept trying to get me to take a compact SUV. No matter how many times I said I needed and reserved a large vehicle, he kept trying to put me in a small vehicle instead. Ultimately, I agreed to take a mini van. However, he showed me the minivan (I wanted to ensure it was free of smoke). The van was covered with a mud and dirt, and the seats were covered with salt and French fries, like the last people to use it took a trip to the mountains with unruly kids. It also smelled of fast food. He said it would take about 45 minutes to clean out. At this point, I simply left and walked a few blocks over to Enterprise, which had several vehicles available. Unfortunately it also cost me about $140 on top of what I had expected to pay Avis. In addition, Enterprise would have picked me up, so my $13 Uber ride was also a waste. I plan to submit the bill for the difference to Avis for putting me in this position with their incompetence and negligence.
10.0 ExcellentAug 6 2016
Very HelpfulThe personnel in the Avis rental destination location were very helpful in informing us about our options when it looked like we would have to change our drop off location.
Midway
1 location in Malibu
Midway
Locations in Malibu
Recent reviews
Rent-4-Less
1 location in Malibu
Rent-4-Less
Locations in Malibu
Recent reviews
89 travellers who hired a car in Malibu gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7,2

Car hire locations in or near Malibu

Good to know

Most popular car type

Mini

When to book a car hire in Malibu

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Car hire excess insurance in Malibu

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Malibu car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Malibu.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Malibu car rental.

Top tips for hiring a car in Malibu

  • Book your car hire in Malibu at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini car hires in Malibu are around -24% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Malibu

  • The average price of fuel in Malibu is R51,87 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R622 and R830, depending on the car size.

  • Mini (Chevrolet Spark or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Malibu.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Los Angeles airport include Sixt, Dollar, Europcar and Thrifty.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Los Angeles airport to off-airport locations include Alamo, Sixt, Dollar, Europcar and Thrifty.

  • Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • A Mini car hire in Malibu costs R604 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car hire in Malibu costs R493 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car hire in Malibu costs R386 per day, on average.