Book Economy Rent a Car car rentals at San José Tobias Bolanos Intl Airport

San José, Costa Rica - Tobias Bolanos Intl
27 Oct — 3 Nov
San José, Costa Rica - Tobias Bolanos Intl
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Reviews

Overall rating4.6 OkayBased on 70 reviews
Cleanliness
5.4
Comfort
5.3
Overall
4.3
Pick-up/Drop-off
4.5
Value for money
3.7

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6.8
beware the cost of insurancePros:decent car, hassle free rental once you resolve yourself to almost 500$ a week in total costCons:the rental on kayak was for a 4wheel drive, similar to a Suzuki. once we got there, by the time I paid full coverage insurance, which was 15$ more per day than a very basic policy, the price was almost 500$ for a monday to sunday rental. I felt and feel ripped off. I wanted the peace of mind of not worrying about anything car liability related,but feel that this was ridiculous. Otherwise, from a service perspective this was a fine experience and we ended up with a Hyundi Tuscan which was fine.Reviewed 20 Mar. 2017
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2.0
Misleading prices from KayakPros:Not much. Car worked. That's about it.Cons:The price I was quoted on the site was NOT the same as what was provided to me. I was pressured into getting the best insurance. Even though I purchased insurance through Kayak, which was essentially worthless. I will be pursuing this further to see if I an get some sort of confirmation. The key was broken and held together by gum. Seriously. GUM. And I didnt realize this until I had reached my destination and the next morning went to start the car and they key fell apart in my hands. Like I said, I will be pursuing further compensation for the misquoted price and horrible vehicle.Reviewed 22 Feb. 2017
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2.0
Cons:Get insurance before you get down thereReviewed 31 Dec. 2020
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3.6
Economy will try to steal from youCons:In addition to the standard hidden fees and insurance which make up a huge portion of the costs of rental cars in Costa Rica, economy charged us for an additional driver though we didn't have one, as well as damage to the car. They refuse to provide backup for the damage charges, and cannot show any documentation to breakdown the costs. I was told by the customer service rep that tney can charge whatever they want and we have no choice but to pay. I am taking the matter to management at economy. I would never rent from them again. If you rent from them be prepared for strong-arm tactics and additional chargesReviewed 31 Aug. 2016
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4.4
Scam artistsPros:Clean car, ran well.Cons:Our rate was 7x higher than quoted on the internet. They force you to buy government liability insurance in Costa Rica but they do not disclose a set rate. Put a $2500 hold on our card which we have yet to see if it will be refunded. Every person I saw at the ticket counter went through the same encounter with the rate being much much higher than quoted. The gas was 6/8 full and you were told to just fill to that level on return but on examination of the dents/scratches/mileage sheet they listed the car as being full. If you brought it back less than full they charged $18 per 1/8 tank. Returns and pick up are not on site at the airport. There is no on site rental at San Jose airport in Costa Rica. I can not believe Kayak continues to keep this company on their list.Reviewed 8 Feb. 2017
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2.0
Costa Rica Economy Rent a CarPros:I rented a car from Economy based on your website's claim that the car rental place was at the airport site and that my US insurance would cover the car.Cons:In fact, one had to use a shuttle bus to get to the rental office and then the information provided by Kyak was incorrect. According to the employees at the rental company, Costa Rica does not allow cars to be rented without insurance purchased in the country. My cost for the car went from the Kyak quoted fee of $50 to above $300, more than six times the cost. Kayak you need to do your homework. You put me and my vacation in a very precarious situation! In terms of the car company, "let the buyer beware!" The sales reps are very aggressive and want you to sign for the car before examining it. Given the fact that the fees were so far off, I did not trust them and would not sign for the car, which was lucky because they claimed there were no scratches or dents, which could not have been further from the truth.Reviewed 9 Nov. 2016
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2.0
Not many choicesCons:The car was older and beat up. It had over 75,000 miles on it. I did rent an automatic so that may be why selection was very poor. The car had many ding, dents and problems. The USB plug in did not work. It kinda smelled like smoke. Be prepared to buy the insurance at the counter. Don't bother purchasing a policy online like I did. I was told it would cover the car in Costa Rica and I had to purchase the suggested insurance or put down a deposit of $2500. The car, in my opinion, wasn't even worth that much. So what I thought was going to be $50 car rental and my pre-purchased insurance of approx $40 turned out to be over $225 for 4 days of rental. Then they added on $13 because my tank was 1/8 of a gallon less than it should have been and $80+ because the rental was returned less than six hours late. (Traffic was horrendous and navigation via cell phone was interrupted because the USB would not charge the phone; therefore, we got lost!) Live and learn and please learn from my mistakes.Reviewed 31 Mar. 2017
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4.0
Low tire pressure and spare tire rim was bentPros:Service was quick and shuttle from airport was speedy. Friendly enough.Cons:The front left tire was missing the cap and all of the tires had low pressure. We had a flat tire out of nowhere - changed the flat ourselves but the spare had a bent rim. Went to the service station and all tires needed air. We were leaving for airport in morning and I didn't want to drive all the way on the bent rim. I called and they offered to open the Jaco branch 30 min early so we would have time to make our flight and change out the tire. They ended up opening at 8 and I was rushed. Don't assume that they will perform regular maintenance or inspection. With insurance it was ~50 a day which is about the cheapest you can find for SUV. Again, you get what you pay for.Reviewed 26 May 2017
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10.0
Make sure to honour the price stated on the damnedPros:The only thing I liked about this experience was the brand new car I could drive. Other than that, the prices stated on the reservation was nice. However, when uuu get to the desk, a new price is given which is quardruole the one you see on the screen on your computer which includes a very large insurance fee. Please include insurance price up front so that you don't give people heartattacks! It's unconscionable to do otherwise. People plan well ahead, especially financially for these long trips. The last thing they want to do is get to a remote country to find out that they are some $500 US short! This is stupid!Reviewed 21 Jan. 2017
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5.6
Kayak should mention the hidden costs!Pros:Good on fuelCons:Kayak failed to mention anywhere that costa rica automatically charges a $32 A DAY insurance charge on every single vehicle from any car rental company in the country. That was a pricey surprise, since I had purchased insurance ahead of time that I couldn't cancel. The cost of the vehicle according to kayak was 1 tenth the actual cost. I will never trust kayak for travel again. And we will not return to economy rent a car in the future. Their slow shuttle would have made us miss our flight if it hadn't been delayed.Reviewed 17 Dec. 2016
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3.6
Pros:Car worked. That’s as much as I liked. The staff was horrible and the hidden fees aren’t brought up until you get to the counter.Cons:Being more honest with prices. Our total car rental turned out over double the quoted cost on kayak. There’s a mandatory liability fee which significantly increased the price of the car rental. This should be addressed online with the price of the car rental. There’s also a mandatory 13% airport tax which is not 13% of simply the car rental. This 13% includes the entire cost of the car rental and insurance. So absurd. Worst experience ever. Never renting from this company again. Probably won’t be using kayak either since prices are clearly not transparentReviewed 23 Dec. 2019
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8.0
Pros:The staff was friendly and knowledgeable.Cons:The price of the insurance is three times the price of the rental. Very different from the US and Canada. I found it quite absurd. I still haven't received the safety deposit!!Reviewed 18 May 2021
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Economy Rent a Car car rentals near San José Tobias Bolanos Intl Airport

Tobias Bolanos International Airport, Economy Rent a Car car hires

Address

Tobias Bolanos International Airport

Phone

+506 2299 2000

Address

Downtown San Jose

Phone

+506 2299 2000

Address

Via Lindora Forum 2

Phone

+506 2299 2000

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