Book Budget car rentals at San José Juan Santamaria Intl Airport

San José, Costa Rica - Juan Santamaria Intl
1 Oct — 8 Oct
San José, Costa Rica - Juan Santamaria Intl
Fri 1/10
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Fri 8/10
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: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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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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5.2
Be aware of insurance difficultiesPros:The car itself was great for getting around Costa Rica, I don't recommend anything less than an SUV for that. The problem we encountered was paying for the insurance through Kayak via Allianz. When we arrived at Budget having insurance already, we were told that if we wanted to use our third party insurance (Allianz) we had to put down a $3,000.00 hold on a credit card that we weren't prepared for and was not easy to resolve. We ended up having to cancel the Allianz insurance and purchase insurance through Budget which brought our total from $140 (car rental + Allianz at time of booking through Kayak) to $400 (rental + Budget insurance). Not a cost we had prepared for, plus we had to spend over an hour resolving the issue once we arrived at Budget.Reviewed 15 Jan. 2017
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2.0
Pros:Horrible experience overall.Reviewed 29 May 2019
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6.0
double the costPros:Check in and out was convenient.Cons:The insurance cost was never mentioned in the quote but out can't be declined.Reviewed 17 Jul. 2016
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6.0
Car not there at pickupCons:we had to wait to get the car for a few hours because they had non available. We wound up with a smaller vehicle than we had wanted.Reviewed 27 Feb. 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:Watch out for tricky charges on you bill. They will charge you additional charges and fee even after you you returned the car. Charges that are not mentioned in the invoice in the beginning.After contacting them, rectified the bill then still tried to over charge by adding new charges and bad addiCons:Not to trick customer with charges that are not mentioned in the invoice to when it is initial made during car rental.Reviewed 14 Mar. 2019
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6.0
Fine Car, Charges ExcessivePros:The car was clean and worked well. It was sized to contain my wife and I, and all our bags. It was a newer model and contained some good features that we enjoyed using.Cons:Check-in took over an hour due to a line of people. There are added costs that you must use in Costa Rica, one being insurance. Unless you can clearly indicate your coverage in a foreign country, you are required to purchase insurance for the car. This was a significant addition to the base car rental price but it is a requirement from all companies. There are probably cheaper options than the one we chose but everyone should be aware. We also wanted a GPS device for navigation but it was very problematic in operation. The commands coming from the device were muffled and we could not understand them. I could not attach the device in an easily viewable area, so my wife had to stay connected to the device to keep me informed of where to turn. Finally, the device would turn off or switch from the specified directions from time to time. It was difficult enough to determine where to go without having to input the directions again and again. This device was not worth the daily price we paid. Lastly, the check out was slightly delayed. They could not shuttle us to a hotel that we were staying in before our flight the next day (San Jose is further away from the airport ) but they did drop us off at the airport to try and find transport from there.Reviewed 30 Dec. 2016
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2.0
Pros:Nothing, did not like anything about this experienceCons:Staff was extremely unhelpful. Was the worst experience in Costa Rica. Outrageous price for a beat up old car with 150,000 miles on it, manual transmission, radio had been taken out, fog lights missing, horrible car, took us 3 hours to check in and get car, staff is inept and we stood in line for hours while no one could give us a clear answer on when we would get a car even though we had a reservation.Reviewed 26 Jan. 2020
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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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Budget car rentals near San José Juan Santamaria Intl 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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