Book Budget car rentals at San José Tobias Bolanos Intl Airport

San José, Costa Rica - Tobias Bolanos Intl
2 Feb — 9 Feb
Same drop-off
San José, Costa Rica - Tobias Bolanos Intl
Wed 2/2
Noon
Wed 9/2
Noon
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Pros

" and helpful."(in 1394 reviews)
""Great price, veryr.""(in 3750 reviews)
"Great car and -off"(in 1485 reviews)

Cons

"Terrible as well"(in 355 reviews)
"Will Budget again!"(in 252 reviews)
"Car smoke !"(in 239 reviews)

Reviews

Overall rating7.2 GoodBased on 46489 reviews
Cleanliness
7.5
Comfort
7.5
Overall
7.1
Pick-up/Drop-off
7.0
Value for money
7.0

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2.0
Cons:When we arrived at car rental I had to wait for a car that was much larger in size than I wanted. They weren't clear about any extra per mile fee or refill costs so I couldn't find put what to expect. They also told.me the wrong return time in Jerusalem so I ended up returning the car 20 minutes early without refilling the tank. There were also no signs in Jerusalem at the street level directing me where to find the lot for returning the car. I was luck that I didn't get a ticket for parking on the side of the street to run inside to find out where the lot entry was located.Reviewed 28 Sep. 2019
review frommomondo-kyk-wl
8.0
Pros:YesReviewed 6 Apr. 2021
review fromcheapflights
2.0
Pros:They charged me the wrong price (over $600 more). They told me they'd fix this but still have not. The display was broken (kept restarting), including the backup camera, which is a safety issue. And then the battery died. They couldn't get a towing truck there for 4 hours. And refused to book me a Lyft to the airport. I had to pay out of pocket, and we'll see if they refund me that price, or if I have to do it through my credit card company. Literally went wrong every step of the way, and they handled it terribly every step of the way.Cons:EverythingReviewed 20 Apr. 2021
review fromkayak
8.0
Pros:YesReviewed 11 Dec. 2020
review fromkayak
10.0
Pros:Very politeCons:N/AReviewed 1 Apr. 2021
review fromcheapflights
6.0
Pros:Bottom line is the third party insurance I bought through KAYAK was not in the agreement at the airport, nor could I locate it on KAYAK emails or find a contact to answer the simple question if I had coverage on the reservation. I ended up purchasing both policies because I couldn’t find the 3rd party verification. I doubt I will ever buy insurance from KAYAK 3rd party again because of the inability to access help on a simple question when I needed it. Heaven forbid if I ever needed to collect on it.Cons:All chargers should be printed on all documents and you should not have to go on a 20 minute scavenger hunt to find help.Reviewed 7 Dec. 2020
review fromkayak
8.0
Pros:YesReviewed 1 Dec. 2020
review fromkayak
2.0
Pros:The vehicle was niceCons:Budget Car Rental in Naples, FL took advantage and ripped me off. I booked a reservation at a cost of $85.05. When I picked the car up, I asked if it would be possible to change the drop off location since it was an hour and a half from where I live. I said I didn’t mind paying a little more to get a closer drop-off. He said he could change the location but the reservation was locked in and he would have to cancel and redo the reservation. I said (exact wording) “that would be fine if he could change the drop-off location”. Normally I would have caught what he did right away, but I was there in a panic because my father was in Hospice dying and I just wanted to get there to be with him. I was visibly upset and crying. He re-did the reservation, he charged me $100 more but at that point, I thought the drop-off location had been changed, (Again I should have noticed this before I left the office or car lot but I was just too upset). He apparently traded my unlimited mileage vehicle for one that charges mileage (I was traveling from Naples, FL to Crystal River, FL (260 miles). He deleted my additional collision coverage as well as put me in an entirely different vehicle which I took as a free upgrade as they do when there is no car available on the lot. The agent did not do the one thing I requested - change the drop off location. He should have known there was no other drop-off location in our area before he canceled the 1st reservation – after all that is his job, isn't it? I realized what happened when I got to Hospice, I called customer service they said we can't help you, you signed the paperwork agreeing. I explained the entire situation, that I was extremely distraught; they basically said too bad. When I got to the other end I asked the agent where I dropped the car off if there was anything he could do, he said NO. I travel a lot; I have rented cars from Hertz, Enterprise, Alamo, and National where every kind of problem has arisen over the years, domestically and internationally and they have always worked hard to accommodate me in whatever way they can. It wasn’t that Budget wasn’t able to change the drop-off location, I booked it that way by mistake, that part was 100% my fault - but it's what they did when I asked “if” they could get me a closer drop-off location. I WILL NEVER USE BUDGET AGAIN! THE AGENT DID WRONG AND IT WAS OBVIOUS - BUDGET’S CUSTOMER SERVICE JUST DIDN'T CARE, I paid $100 more and the agent did not give me the one thing I asked for. Lesson learned.Reviewed 4 Feb. 2021
review fromkayak
2.0
Pros:Locating the car was easyCons:I had to wait 45 minutes even though there were only 2 people in front of me. Car smelled like an ashtray covered up by artificial air freshener. It was nauseating during my 4 hour drive. The inside of the window was very dirty and dangerous once it got dark and oncoming lights made it more difficult to see. When i stopped at a rest stop the key battery to lock the car didn`t work and I had to leave my luggage unsafely in the car. When I dropped the car off no one was around, I had to walk around to find someone and the whole process was confusing and unclear. Terrible experience and not at all worth the expense. I should have been paid to drive that car!Reviewed 6 Feb. 2021
review fromkayak
4.0
Pros:They were nice on the phone and in the end I forgot my wallet and the called us just in time.Cons:We call to ask about car seats, they said they take care of it. We arrived an hour earlier, se we talked about the car seats again and waited for our allotted time because there were no other cars, no problem there, the problem is that even when we showed an hour later the car was ready they dumped the car seats on us not on the car, and they knew is was 3 car seats, so that's all the luggage, all 3 kids and all 3 car seats, and if we're paying to use the car seats we do expect to see the car seats in the car not at the window, we have rented cars everywhere domestically and abroad amd that's the first time we have to pay, install and carry car seats.Reviewed 14 Feb. 2021
review fromkayak
4.0
Pros:Drop off was smooth other than the fact employee checked out customer who returned car after me first as he was more aggressive to the window.Cons:Wait time for car, I reserved in advance, was well over an hour. Then desk staff asked me if I wanted to wait “ for my car” or take a mid size SUV upgrade. I asked if there was a charge, she said yes yet could not tell me how much til she ran my credit card. Then proceeded to tell me it was$11 more for the wkd, and at frustration to just get a car I agreed. My car was not an upgrade as I was to have an intermediate suv like “ a Nissan Rogue”. In fact I got a compact Nissan Kicks which my 6’5” passenger hardly fit. Just irritated that you charged ME extra, Gabe me a smaller car, and could do so because customers are already angry waiting for so long to get out of the airportReviewed 8 Feb. 2021
review fromkayak
4.0
Pros:Friendly staffCons:I paid about 40% more than I did 2 weeks prior in a similar market. The line for the buses, of which they don’t run enough, wrapped around the premises outside baggage claim. A security officer told me it was a 2 hour line, so I paid 28$ for an Uber to take me the 1.5 miles. Once there, most of the offices were nearly or entirely empty, but Budget had a line that went outside of the office and down the hall, about 40 minutes. Minimal Covid safety inside. Other companies had cars but prices went up by the minute in an effort to price gouge.Reviewed 16 Feb. 2021
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Address

Av Escazu Near Torre Lexus

Hours

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00

Phone

+506 2436 2019

Address

Paseo Colon

Hours

Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday07:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00

Phone

+506 2436 2015

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