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Book Payless car rentals at San José Juan Santamaria Intl Airport

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Payless car rental prices at San José Juan Santamaria Intl Airport

Compact$19/day
Intermediate$15/day
SUV$19/day
Minivan$27/day
Full-size SUV$42/day
Mini$12/day
Passenger van$92/day
Compact SUV$21/day
Intermediate SUV$21/day
Standard SUV$23/day
Luxury SUV$46/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Reviews

Pros

"Nice at check-in and drop off"(in 630 reviews)
"Good "(in 182 reviews)
"Availability of vehicles on hand and excellent "(in 182 reviews)

Cons

"Never, have I had such a high deposit taken for a rental ."(in 2308 reviews)
"Holding the hand break and pressing break pedal didn't stop the ."(in 2308 reviews)
Overall Rating5.4 FairBased on 72 reviews
Cleanliness
6.8
Comfort
6.4
Overall
5.4
Pick-up/Drop-off
6.4
Value for money
4.9

Recent reviews

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2.0
We had cut our trip shorter by four days and the price quoted changed very little. When I questioned this I was told because I HAD to purchase additional insurance on the car we were driving. Also, our flight left before the dealer opened so I was told I had to leave the car at the airport, but not where at the airport. There are no signs or public parking lots around the airport so I drove around asking people where to leave it at 4:00 am in the morning, but no one knew. I finally took it to Payless and parked it in the front and took an Uber back to the airport. It was a real hassle.Reviewed Apr 12 2024
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8.0
Very friendly people, good car. The drop-off location took some time to open (~20 mins), so that may affect some travel plansReviewed Jan 3 2024
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2.0
terrible. they have you buy additional insurance for hundreds of dollars and enormous deposit amount.Reviewed Jun 17 2023
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6.0
Pros:The staff was friendlier than most car rentals I have experienced at SJO. However, the car was pretty beaten up, though it ran okay. And, they told me the car had 3/8 of a tank of gas when it was closer to 1/4, but the contract said it had 3/4. I brought it back with 5/8 and they honored what they had said about 3/8, but it still cost me extra in gas, just to be sure.Cons:This car was pretty beaten up and probably shouldn't be rented. Also, be more careful about gas levels.Reviewed Apr 8 2021
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4.0
Pros:Staff was very friendlyCons:It’s a scam. The price of the rental literally ended up costing 11x the reservation price due to the “mandatory insurance”. Everyone picking up a car felt they had been ripped off. This is probably the case with all Costa Rica car rental agencies but doesn’t make it right.Reviewed Feb 15 2021
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2.0
Cons:Transparency about the actual price when we arrived to the counterReviewed Feb 12 2021
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4.0
Pros:Nice staff at check-in and drop off.Cons:Charged me a full extra day for being 4 hours late (picked up car as almost noon - dropped up at 4). Told him, okay, I will just take the car and come back tomorrow - but the rate would be higher, even though they charged me $50 dollars for 'another day' for being 4 hours late. The car, USB nor AUX worked, guy just said 'sorry about that'. Also, I was shocked, when I waived the insurance, due my credit card covering, the deposit was $3,000. Never, have I had such a high deposit taken for a rental car. If I took their insurance, it would have only been $300. I went for the more 'economical' route, cheaper ends up being more expensive, always will be more expensive. First and last time I use Payless.... I will stick to Hertz/National/Enterprise, the big boys... Payless felt like the Sprint Airlines of Rental Cars.Reviewed Dec 23 2020
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4.4
Cons:Car rate with Insurance is a RIP. Spent more on car rental than hotel for a week.Reviewed Mar 3 2019
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3.2
Cons:Knowing that insurance for three weeks would cost $1,500 and that I needed letters from my insurance company and credit card company to verify insurance would have been honest. I was very unhappy to learn this at the counter after a day of traveling. Dishonest practice.Reviewed Feb 27 2019
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2.0
Had a break failurePros:NothingCons:Paid $800+ for 5 days, but when I stated the riding, the ride was really bad. Still choose to use it for 5 days. During 5th day driving down from Irazu Volcano, the break failed suddenly.. Holding the hand break and pressing break pedal didn't stop the car. To avoid life threatening accident, I had to hit a post to stop the car. Still wife is suffering with pain. When I called Payless to report the incident, amazed to know that no question about if the passengers are ok.. After 2:45 hours got a replacement car, with dirty smell from the rear side. After reaching the payless rental place to return the call, when I explained these incidents, their reaction was the worst, it's almost like who cares if the break failed or the replacement call smelled.. Will find out the options to take action. Don't rent from Payless if you are going to Costa Rica.Reviewed Dec 30 2018
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6.0
Pros:Good customer service.Cons:Windshield wipers were useless. Interior light was broken. Had to lock and unlock car with the key ie the key buttons were broken or battery was dead.Reviewed Dec 7 2017
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6.0
Bait and SwitchPros:Availability of vehicles on hand and excellent customer service.Cons:The cost that was presented during the online booking process did not remotely come close to the actual cost during the car rental pickup. I ended up paying close to $1,000 overall. Also, I paid for full coverage for car insurance online as part of the online booking process so it can be ready upon pickup. But Payless did not honor the online car insurance purchase and therefore in order to finalize the car rental transaction with Payless I had to purchase their car insurance. Although Payless provided great service and had excellent cars for rent I did not appreciate the blatant disparities in cost and having to purchase 2 full coverage car insurances. I don't see myself renting from Payless again.Reviewed Jun 27 2017
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Payless car rentals near San José Juan Santamaria Intl Airport

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 2430 4647

Top tips for renting a car from Payless at San José Juan Santamaria Intl Airport

  • When you're making travel arrangements that involve flying into San José Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in Costa Rica, pay close attention to what time your flight will land. Those planning to book Payless car rentals at San José Juan Santamaria Intl Airport will be able to pick them up right at the airport as long as they arrive between 6 am and 10 pm. You might put yourself in a position where you'll have to come back to the airport later if you get to SJO between 10 pm and 6 am and the Payless desk is closed for the evening.
  • Those who book Payless car rentals at San José Juan Santamaria Intl Airport will have a multitude of options to choose from when it comes to rental cars. If you would like something that's fuel-friendly and on the more affordable side, a compact car might be your best choice. But you'll also find that there will be larger cars, minivans, SUVs, and even passenger vans available. Select the type of rental car that will fit all your passengers comfortably while also allowing you to get around with ease.
  • As you make your way from San José Juan Santamaria International Airport to the hotel you'll be staying at while in Costa Rica, you'll need to plan to pack the trunk of your rental car with your bags. Be sure to pay attention to how many bags rental cars from Payless can hold. Something like a Mini or even a small SUV might only be able to fit two big bags in it. A minivan from Payless, on the other hand, may be able to accommodate up to five big bags and maybe even more than that depending on how creative you're able to get while packing it up.
  • If you'll be traveling to San José Juan Santamaria International Airport with young children, you'll need to arrange to rent a car with car seats in it. Fortunately, Enterprise will enable you to add items like car seats to your reservation so that you don't have to worry about bringing your own car seats or, worse, buying them while you're in town. There will also be other add-ons available for Enterprise rental cars, including additional insurance and even things like high-tech GPS navigation systems.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars from Payless at San José Juan Santamaria Intl Airport for $10 or less
  • Book your rental car at San José Juan Santamaria Intl Airport from Payless at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate rental cars from Payless at San José Juan Santamaria Intl Airport are around 64% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car from Payless at San José Juan Santamaria Intl Airport

  • Can I cancel an Enterprise rental car reservation without paying any cancellation fees?

    If you opt not to prepay for an Enterprise rental car in advance, you can cancel your reservation at just about any time without having to be subjected to any fees. If, however, you prepay for an Enterprise rental car, you will need to pay a fee to cancel your reservation more than 24 hours in advance and approximately $100 to cancel it within the 24-hour window leading up to your reservation.

  • Should I join the Enterprise customer loyalty program?

    It would be well worth signing up for the Enterprise Plus loyalty program when you decide to book Payless car rentals at San José Juan Santamaria Intl Airport (SJO). As a member, you will be able to earn points that you can use to get discounts on add-ons and rental cars in the future.

  • What are the advantages of booking Enterprise rental cars at San José Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO)?

    Picking up an Enterprise rental car right at the airport as opposed to retrieving it somewhere else will make your arrival in Costa Rica so much less stressful than it would be under other circumstances. You'll be able to get your hands on the keys to a rental car right away so that you can start soaking up everything the country has to offer.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car from Payless at San José Juan Santamaria Intl Airport?

    On average a rental car from Payless at San José Juan Santamaria Intl Airport costs $29 per day.

  • What is the most popular rental car from Payless at San José Juan Santamaria Intl Airport?

    Intermediate (Suzuki Grand Vitara or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type from Payless at San José Juan Santamaria Intl Airport.

  • Where can I find Payless car rentals at San José Juan Santamaria Intl Airport?

    Juan Santa Maria Intl Apo is the closest Payless rental location to San José Juan Santamaria Intl Airport. The telephone number for this location is +506 2430 4647.

  • Does Payless offer shuttle or airport pick-up services from San José Juan Santamaria Intl Airport (SJO)?

    Yes