Book Budget car rentals at Juan Santamaria Airport

San José, Costa Rica - Juan Santamaria Intl
20 Jun — 27 Jun
San José, Costa Rica - Juan Santamaria Intl
Sun 20/6
Noon
Sun 27/6
Noon
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Pros

"The and car were great"(in 1394 reviews)
"The staff and were great"(in 3683 reviews)
"The staff and were great"(in 3686 reviews)

Cons

"Don’t use this rental."(in 3893 reviews)
"Don’t use this rental."(in 3705 reviews)
"Don’t use this rental."(in 3714 reviews)

Reviews

Overall rating5.4 OkayBased on 27 reviews
Cleanliness
6.5
Comfort
5.8
Overall
5.3
Pick-up/Drop-off
4.8
Value for money
4.4

Recent reviews

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10.0
Pros:That everything went smoothly. No problemsCons:NAReviewed 14 Mar. 2017
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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 24 Jan. 2020
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3.6
Horrible pickup, car unsafe.Pros:The car didn't break down, the return process was fast.Cons:We arrived later in the evening, exhausted. The counter was grossly understaffed and VERY slow moving. Causing us to wait over an hour before even reaching the counter. Once at the counter we were told the car we had reserved weeks in advance was not available (it was needed to have a car with some clearance for our plans), but because it was late at night we had no choice but to take what was offered to us. The replacement car had several spots with noticeable body damage and almost completely worn down tires, I was genuinely concerned about the safety of the car. Then we were told we HAD to buy VERY VERY expensive "mandatory" insurance despite having pre-purchased a policy. Then we were told we HAD to sign a BLANK credit card slip authorizing essentially any amount Budget wants to charge. I asked for them to write in an amount before I signed and they refused and told me that ALL car rental places in Costa Rica do this, I travel to Costa Rica a lot and this has NEVER been done before, so that was an outright lie. I would have switched companies but I couldn't because of the hour. I will definitely not be using Budget, and I will be advising all of my colleagues not to as well.Reviewed 12 Feb. 2017
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2.0
Pros:Horrible experience overall.Reviewed 29 May 2019
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2.0
Basically got robbed by BudgetPros:not muchCons:LONG wait - only 2 people in line and still waited 45 minutes. Booked a small suv online for $160 with NO mention of required insurance (that normally visa covers) and fees that ended up making this rental $470. Ended up with a several years old, very used (over 30k), gutless, tiny, ant infested suv. They are taking advantage of you and I suggest to everyone looking at this - DO NOT GO THERE.Reviewed 7 Dec. 2016
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7.2
Pros:Good little car but a little too smallCons:To small Low powerReviewed 5 Feb. 2017
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8.4
Pros:Staff was nice, shuttle was accomodating.Cons:Car was very expensive.Reviewed 1 Jan. 2020
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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 3 Jan. 2021
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8.4
Pros:Buen.carro sin fallas, excelente servicio al clienteCons:Que el seguro no este en la página y tengamos que pagar más de lo que dice en la página pues habían páginas que incluían seguro y al final era malas económico que ir a budget con un precio menor y poniendo eel seguro sobrepasaba a las demás compañíasReviewed 24 Dec. 2016
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5.6
Not the price listedPros:Budget Costa Rica charges hundreds of dollars more than listed on the prices. If you are coming from the aiport there is an "airport fee" that can be about $100. We rented a car that was listed at $271 for 10 days and ended up paying $600Reviewed 3 Sep. 2016
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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 26 Apr. 2020
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5.6
Cons:Drop off location near SJO airport really hard to find with the small/not to scale map providedReviewed 20 Nov. 2016
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Budget car rentals near Juan Santamaria Airport

Juan Santa Maria Intl Apo, Budget car hires

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

3km From Intl Apo

Hours

Monday05:00 - 23:59
Tuesday05:00 - 23:59
Wednesday05:00 - 23:59
Thursday05:00 - 23:59
Friday05:00 - 23:59
Saturday05:00 - 23:59
Sunday05:00 - 23:59

Phone

+506 2436 2000

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