Book Thrifty 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
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Fri 8/10
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"e, good on gas""(in 2376 reviews)
"Great !"(in 242 reviews)
"r was nice, good on gas""(in 2339 reviews)

Cons

"We should have known the advertised was a scam."(in 399 reviews)
"They were going to charge me for turning the in early."(in 2245 reviews)
"They were going to charge me for turning the in early."(in 2178 reviews)

Reviews

Overall rating6.0 GoodBased on 24 reviews
Cleanliness
7.5
Comfort
6.9
Overall
5.0
Pick-up/Drop-off
6.2
Value for money
4.6

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3.2
Not the car or the value promisedPros:Not muchCons:The car we reserved on line stated it would fit 2 adults and 4 children with luggage. We were given a compact Mitsubishi Lancer that wasn't even big enough to hold 4 suitcases in the trunk. We had to put a suit case and all carry ons in the back seat with our 2 kids making for an incredibly uncomfortable ride. The car interior was in good shape, but the exterior was severely beat up with major dents all around the car. We should have known the advertised price was a scam. At the counter when we added the insurance (clearly advertised for $11/day) Our $60 pre-paid rental became nearly $300 when they required us to add ins for $227 for the 6 days!!! Bait and switch.Reviewed 18 Jul. 2017
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3.2
MisleadingCons:I had already bought insurance but was told it didn't work in Costa Rica and that I had to buy the insurance they provided. Nothing I said could change this. The insurance ended up doubling the price of the rental. I had also asked about the size of the SUV we were renting prior to arriving and was told it would hold 5 adults comfortably. Not hardly! Ended up having to pay an additional amount to have a somewhat larger SUV. Then on top of all that, they put a $950 deposit amount on my credit card making it unusable to me the rest of my trip. I have NEVER had a car rental company put that large of a deposit on my credit card. NEVER!! That pretty much wiped out my spending money as I only brought two credit cards with me for this trip. It really would have been nice to know all this additional expense before I arrived so I could have adequately planned.Reviewed 3 Jan. 2018
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6.4
Mandatory State Insurance not disclosed on the webPros:Expertise and willingness of the staff to help us.Cons:We payed for damage insurance ahead of time and when we got there, they don't accept it. We paid $403 for 4 days vs $176.Reviewed 7 Mar. 2017
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4.8
Insurance ripoffPros:Good pickup location and quick to the counter to pickup the car.Cons:We had a letter from Chase credit card as they required from the thrifty Costa Rica website. He wouldn’t accept it- “it doesn’t state amount covered” - it stated up to the entire value of the car. So we were forced to buy the coverage since where else are you going to go. DO NOT TENT FROM THRIFTY AT THE SJO AIRPORT!Reviewed 31 Dec. 2017
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4.4
car insuranceCons:They told us that coverages purchased on third party websites or insurence companies are not accepted by Thrifty. We had to pay 896,4 $ extra for the Insurance!!!!!Reviewed 11 Mar. 2017
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10.0
Thrifty Car RentalPros:Very friendly service. Threw in a GPS for $5Reviewed 18 Jan. 2018
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2.0
Cons:it's a traaaapReviewed 28 Mar. 2017
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8.4
The car is a lot more then quoted.Pros:The service was quick and the car was really nice.Cons:Don't purchase your insurance online, I lost hundreds by doing so because thrifty doesn't accept insurance unless it has been purchased at the location when you are there. They also took a $500 hold on my card and the car was about double the quoted price. You will need at least 1500 USD just for the car rental even though the quote was 400 USD.Reviewed 6 Mar. 2017
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6.0
Cons:They should inform customers about Costa Rica's unusual insurance policy in advance.Reviewed 26 Dec. 2016
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5.6
Cons:When I arrived at the counter to pick up the car I was told purchasing the rental car's insurance was NOT optional, I had to purchase one of two plans, otherwise they would not rent the car to me. If the insurance was not optional, then it should have been shown in the original price of renting the car. A definite bait & switch which I didn't appreciate. $300 for the car, $250 for the insurance, kind of changes the value of the rental.Reviewed 12 Mar. 2020
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6.0
"Estimated" price was very offPros:clean car, friendly staff, easy check in and check out.Cons:We were quoted an estimated 80$ rental. When we showed up, we had to pay nearly $500.Reviewed 19 Sep. 2017
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5.6
The final cost was 3 times the price I bookedPros:New car and easy drop offCons:When I booked the car and chose Thrifty the price was 175. At the end it cost me 540 with all taxes fees etc. There was no way to get it for 175. I feel I was misled and will not recommendReviewed 15 Feb. 2018
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Thrifty car rentals near San José Juan Santamaria Intl Airport

Juan Santamaria Intl Apo, Thrifty car hires

Address

Juan Santamaria Intl Apo

Hours

Monday06:00 - 23:30
Tuesday06:00 - 23:30
Wednesday06:00 - 23:30
Thursday06:00 - 23:30
Friday06:00 - 23:30
Saturday06:00 - 23:30
Sunday06:00 - 23:30

Phone

+506 4052 5210

Address

Contiguo A Gasolinera Delta

Hours

Monday06:00 - 23:30
Tuesday06:00 - 23:30
Wednesday06:00 - 23:30
Thursday06:00 - 23:30
Friday06:00 - 23:30
Saturday06:00 - 23:30
Sunday06:00 - 23:30

Phone

+506 4052 5210

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