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Kailua-Kona, The Big Island, HI, United States - Kona Intl
22 Jun — 29 Jun
Kailua-Kona, The Big Island, HI, United States - Kona Intl
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Overall rating6.6 GoodBased on 65 reviews
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Pros:Budget was able to come up with a second car for us, which was helpful with nine (9) in our traveling party.Cons:Somehow in the online reservation process with Kayak, the reservation for the 2nd vehicle we needed was "lost", so we were desperately trying to get a second rental as we traveled to Hawaii. They did upon arrival, HOWEVER, the cost was DOUBLE what the cost was for the first car!!! Definitely feel we were "ripped off" just because of our situation. Pretty sad when you pay over $2,000 for 6 days for 2 vehicles and yet we paid approximately $4,500 for 6 nights in a house for 9 people. There's something very wrong with this -- I think Budget is making big bucks off travelers!! Quite sad!!Reviewed 7 Jan. 2017
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Pros:Staff was friendly and helpful.Cons:N/AReviewed 18 Jun. 2019
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2+ hour wait in Kona?Pros:gas mileage, ease of parkingCons:2 hour+ wait in Kona, Hawaii to get to front of line to pick up my reserved car. Lots of angry people waiting along with me. Agent was in no hurry to move people along. No gas cap on vehicle. Small roach crawling around back seat.Reviewed 19 Jan. 2016
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smaller car than expected, use AAA instead if youCons:"standard" car was a buick verano which is much smaller than the toyota camry that was standard on oahu. we locked our keys in the car and called budget customer service and asked for help but they didn't send any info for over an hour, so we called and cancelled and called AAA instead. today over a month later i got a notification that they charged me $55 for the roadside service that I NEVER USED. I will be calling to complain and get my money back. it's ridiculous that they don't keep good enough records to show that i didn't use the service and nobody ever actually showed up. AAA charged me nothing (I already had a membership which costs $49 a YEAR) and was much more responsive than Budget.Reviewed 28 Nov. 2015
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Cons:Needed a weel alignment. The tires were in very bad shape. The AC did not work correctly.Reviewed 18 Nov. 2015
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Dodge SUVPros:The vehicle was powerful enough, very roomy, and efficient for our needsCons:I wish it had a back-up camera, as the vehicle has very poor visiblity all around.Reviewed 5 Nov. 2017
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Cons:Cars unavailable on arrival. Budget unhelpful and unapologetic.Reviewed 3 Jan. 2019
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Pros:Check in staff was very friendly.Reviewed 18 Feb. 2021
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Easy to bookPros:Service at front desk at Budget was outstanding..Reviewed 19 Oct. 2015
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Shady upsell to a 4WD JeepPros:We were able to exchange vehicles to our original reservation.Cons:Was told by sales clerk that you needed a 4WD in Hawaii due to unpaved roads. We were upsold to upgrade to the only Jeep left for over 2X the price of our original reservation. We were told this Jeep had an automatic roof. The Jeep had a difficult to manually remove 2 section roof. The roads on Hawaii are almost all paved and a 4WD is in fact not necessary. Moreover, driving on an unpaved road was in fact not even allowed per the fine print! Terrible to navigate phone customer service, wasted 2 hours of our time and passed us from rep to rep until one finally admitted they can't do anything. I guess they hoped the customer would just tire and give up?Reviewed 30 Dec. 2016
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Cons:Check-in took way too long and the location was out of cars in some casesReviewed 11 Feb. 2017
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Almost everything was goodPros:I liked the upgrade they gave meCons:That there was a cleaning fee, we dont know to any level they consider a car is dirtyReviewed 16 Oct. 2015
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Budget car rentals near Kona Intl

73-361 Kupipi Street, Budget car hires


73-361 Kupipi Street


Monday06:00 - 22:30
Tuesday06:00 - 22:30
Wednesday06:00 - 22:30
Thursday06:00 - 22:30
Friday06:00 - 22:30
Saturday06:00 - 22:30
Sunday06:00 - 22:30


+1 808 329 8511

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