Book Thrifty hire cars in Liberia

Liberia, Costa Rica
Sep 29 — Oct 6
Liberia, Costa Rica
Wed 29/9
Noon
Wed 6/10
Noon
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Pros

" and clean"(in 2376 reviews)
"The "(in 959 reviews)
"So amazing from Brad"(in 242 reviews)

Cons

"Thrifty's was terrible."(in 203 reviews)
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""Nothing, noe.""(in 2242 reviews)

Reviews for Thrifty in Liberia

Overall rating5.2 OkayBased on 38 reviews
Cleanliness
6.3
Comfort
5.5
Overall
4.8
Pick-up/Drop-off
5.2
Value for money
4.2

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2.0
Don't ever rent thereCons:They are cheatersReviewed Apr 11 2018
review fromkayak
4.4
Be preparedCons:We booked our vehicle online through Kayak and also purchased insurance. Upon arrival at Thrifty, we were told that they would not accept the insurance and that we would have to purchase our insurance from Thrifty at a cost of over $700. It was basically "take it or leave it". Why does Kayak allow insurance to be sold through their website when it is invalid? We are very upset with this transaction and I would not recommend anyone to book through Kayak. Book directly with the car rental agency so you will know your final cost beforehand. Be prepared.Reviewed Mar 5 2017
review fromkayak
4.0
Kayak good - Allianz Travel Insurance Policy - InvalidPros:Kayak- is a good rental place, the only issue was the car on the picture (Toyota RAV 4) is the bigger modle than the one offered (Daihatsu Terios). I must admit, this is confusing, so upon arrival we had to upgrade. (5-people and luggage) For people who want to rent cars to travel Costa Rica!!!!!! Just rent the car and get the insurance locally. Original offer $97.72 (car) + Allianz insurance $117 = $216 Officiall end total = $745Cons:Allianz Travel Insurance policy - One receives an offer for a travel insurance policy from a renown company, this is a scam. This insurance policy is not valid in Costa Rica. Third party insurances are not accepted in Costa Rica. I dont understand why this happens in 2017 and why Kayak does not mention this. Please find attached a copy of my mail to Allianz who have not responded so far and to file a claim as we all know becomes more and more difficutl to put people off to file claims. Dear Ladies and Gentlemen Upon arrival in Costa Rica I was deeply alarmed and shocked that this kind of scam still exists. This was a rather negative start to the awaited holiday. It gives the country a negative touch, although you are the ones that should know better and are responsible. The rental car which I booked is fine, but the Insurance which you sold me is not accepted. There is only one insurance accepted here and this is the Costa Rican one which is Government designated! The car rental companies do not accept 3'rd parties into which category you are. Please kindly clarify and state why you as a worldwide operating insurance company sell customers these insurance policies.I was required to buy a new insurance (local) otherwise they would not have given me the rental car. I have documents proving that third party insurances are not valid in Costa Rica. In the year 2017 issues like this should not occur to a renown company like yours. Kindly awaiting your response and the reimbursement of the insurance costs. Best regardsReviewed Apr 18 2017
review fromkayak
2.0
Pros:not very muchCons:(1) Thrifty Liberia wanted to sell us an additional insurance for ~$900. I declined and had to argue for 1 hour to get it reduced. We are insured via our home car insurance as well as the credit card company, but I had to have the credit card company sent a formal letter to prove it. I ended up paying $684.89 additional insurance for nothing, which is more than the rental cost of the car! The entire check out procedure took 1.5 hours (2) Thrifty Liberia took $5,000 from our credit card (which they later credited) (3) We expected a a premium SUV (Ford Explorer, Nissan Pathfinder or Chevy Tahoe etc) and ended up getting a worn down Toyota Landcruiser with 85,000 miles on it and many scratches (4) The car was in terrible shape: Tires were under-inflated tires and the car was not very clean. I will provide my comments to TripAdvisor and will recommend to avoid Thrift Costa Rica specifically and Thrifty in general like the plague. Thrifty Costa Rica is a rip-off!Reviewed Jul 18 2016
review fromkayak
6.0
About average for Costa Rica rentals- insurance isPros:Counter people were friendly and professional. The car was the model I reserved, was ready for me, and was in great shape. The mechanic there was able to take the luggage basket off the roof rack bars so I could put surfboards on it.Cons:My rental quote was $498.50. My actual bill was $807 with mandatory insurance, not including any damage coverage. What I didn't like is more of a note about renting cars in Costa Rica than renting from Thrifty. I've gotten used to the idea that my final bill will be double the rate I see on Kayak, once they add in the insurance. What I hate is the scammy way the insurance is managed in Costa Rica. I've gotten used to pushy salespeople telling me my credit card doesn't cover damage to the car in Costa Rica, and that there is mandatory insurance that everyone needs to purchase regardless of any other insurance you have. If some liability insurance is mandatory, why is it not included in the rental price? If it is mandatory, why is there no sign in any rental office that says something like "Mandatory insurance is $25/day". Why is every insurance option price handwritten on the back of a piece of paper, rather than clearly laid out on a price list? It creates an impression that the rental car company is pricing their insurance to be as high as they think I'll pay, rather than a standard rate. In the future I will contact the rental office in LIberia directly after making a reservation, and ask for the total reservation cost, including the minimum mandatory coverage. If a rental company is unwilling to quote me my total bill, including minimum insurance coverage, I'll cancel my reservation and reserve elsewhere.Reviewed Dec 1 2015
review fromkayak
4.0
INSURANCEPros:I van not use mucho crédito CARD INSURANCE for the car. I was forces to purchase the full coverage.Cons:That is a special requerimiento to use the crédito card car INSURANCE, It has to be printed,etc.Reviewed Mar 20 2017
review fromkayak
3.6
Insurance Scam and damage scam--awfulPros:Our vehicle was fine and available but had many scratches and a dented bumper.Cons:We were forced to pay for full coverage insurance from thrifty at the counter by the agent. We had already purchased insurance thru Allianz when we booked online. This was refused. We had to pay an additional 45$ per day on top of our plan we already paid for. We refused and they wouldn't give us a car or lesser basic option. Since it was late at night with a child and we were offsite we felt very vulnerable with no great options. Our quote of 301$ became 698$ plus 90$ we already paid. When we returned the manage told us there was a basic package for 17$ per day. Also they blamed us for a dent in bumper which was another scam. We had photos to dispute. We were not charged since we had full coverage but if we hadn't they planned to hit us up for that too. Still waiting to hear back from management at Thrifty Liberia. Stay away and document any damage w photos when checking out. Always worth it.Reviewed Apr 4 2017
review fromkayak
5.6
The $20 rental for 4 days turned into $140!Pros:Everyone was friendlyCons:The small car was indeed very small, but it seemed it was falling apart any second. It needed new clutch, too. When I booked, it was supposed to be $25 for the whole 4 days. When we got there, we were told that we were required to use their insurance, and that was an $115 charge. I told them I didn't see that when booking, and they said it was buried in "terms and conditions ". Scam, really! Car smelled like weed.Reviewed Feb 5 2016
review fromkayak
2.0
Bait and Switch!Pros:NothingCons:The online price was $122. The note said that we may be required to pay for insurance at the desk; typical insurance was $12-$14/day. Research said that my Collision Damage Waiver on my credit card would not be honored unless I had a letter from the company stating it would be honored in Costa Rica. I had that in hand and still they would not accept it. The total I would have had to pay? $464! We walked away, hired a driver/taxi whenever we wanted to go somewhere and still saved money. I will not book a car through Kayak ever again.Reviewed Apr 1 2017
review fromkayak
2.4
Liberia Costa Rica thrifty scamming peoplePros:Would avoid renting car from this location.Cons:Intimidation and force used to get you to buy daily insurance at higher cost when picking up car. No matter what they will find problems with car at drop off.Reviewed Dec 24 2016
review fromkayak
9.2
Great service, surprise insurancePros:Great service, great car. The pick up and drop off were painless and the shuttle was quick and convenient.Cons:Mandatory government-controlled insurance added $250 USD for the week (more than tripling the daily price quoted)Reviewed Apr 8 2016
review fromkayak
7.2
Watch out for insurancePros:The car was great, but we had to pay $477 in required insurance for 9 days. The car rental was only $70. The website doesn't mention this.Reviewed Mar 2 2017
review fromkayak

Where can I find Thrifty hire cars in Liberia?

Liberia Airport, Thrifty car hires

Address

Liberia Airport

Hours

Monday06:00 - 21:00
Tuesday06:00 - 21:00
Wednesday06:00 - 21:00
Thursday06:00 - 21:00
Friday06:00 - 21:00
Saturday06:00 - 21:00
Sunday06:00 - 21:00

Phone

+506 4052 5210

Good to know

Most popular location

Liberia Airport

Most popular car type

Mini

Top tips for hiring a car from Thrifty in Liberia

  • Mini car hires from Thrifty in Liberia are around 21% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car from Thrifty in Liberia

  • Mini (Suzuki Jimny or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type from Thrifty in Liberia.

  • Thrifty has 1 car hire location in Liberia. Take a look at our Thrifty hire location map to find the best car hires near you.

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