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Book Thrifty car rentals at San José Juan Santamaria Intl Airport

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Thrifty car rental prices at San José Juan Santamaria Intl Airport

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Reviews

Pros

", good on gas"(in 2376 reviews)
"Great !"(in 242 reviews)
"New and easy drop off."(in 2339 reviews)

Cons

"We should have known the advertised was a scam."(in 399 reviews)
"When I booked the car and chose Thrifty the was 175."(in 399 reviews)
"The insurance ended up doubling the of the rental."(in 399 reviews)
Overall Rating7.3 GoodBased on 13 reviews
Cleanliness
8.3
Comfort
8.3
Overall
7.2
Pick-up/Drop-off
7.3
Value for money
6.4

Recent reviews

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2.0
Scam artists in disguise. Original quote was for less than $400, after 30 minutes, they would not let us leave the lot until we agreed to all sorts of expensive coverage, totally $860Reviewed Apr 10 2024
review fromkayak
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 Mar 12 2020
review fromkayak
6.8
You should give customers a head's up about Costa Rica's insurance polPros:Car was nice, good on gas.Cons:If someone is renting from Costa Rica, you should tell them about the mandatory insurance purchase. My rental went from $63 to ~$400, by far my biggest expense this trip.Reviewed May 10 2018
review fromkayak
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 Feb 15 2018
review fromkayak
10.0
Thrifty Car RentalPros:Very friendly service. Threw in a GPS for $5Reviewed Jan 18 2018
review fromkayak
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 Jan 3 2018
review fromkayak
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 Dec 31 2017
review fromkayak
6.0
Disappointed!Pros:The car was comfortable and easy to drive. They had an efficient check in system. Drop off was immediate upon return of the car.Cons:Know that Costa Rica car rentals require purchase of insurance which was an additional $42 a day. This was an unexpected charge and was not budgeted for. Also, we had a flat tire issue that we did not cause, and I know the agency would have no idea of our trustworthiness, but we got no help or guidance with this issue. Our hotel helped us find a tire two hours away where we drove to with the spare tire on.Reviewed Dec 25 2017
review fromkayak
2.0
Sucks!!Pros:Nothing!! Never again!!Cons:My mom passed away so I had to leave earlier then planned. They were going to charge me for turning the car in early. So....i left and my wife turned the car in for me and they charged me $50 because I wasn't there to turn it in. If they are the last rental car company with a car.....i will walk.Reviewed Oct 27 2017
review fromkayak
6.0
"Estimated" price was very offPros:clean car, friendly staff, easy check in and check out.Cons:We were quoted an estimated 80$ rental. When we showed up, we had to pay nearly $500.Reviewed Sep 19 2017
review fromkayak
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 Jul 18 2017
review fromkayak
5.2
Credit Card information stolen from Thrifty Car RentalPros:Good clean carCons:Highly inflated "full coverage" price My credit card information was stolen from rental agency and within one hour of leaving Thifty with our rental car, 4 (FOUR) fraudulent charges appeared on card. Thifty was the one and only time the credit card ever left my secure "scan-safe" metal wallet. Fortunately, Visa noticed the "irregular" charges and froze the card. But, very disappointed. Don't risk it!Reviewed Jun 7 2017
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Thrifty car rentals near San José Juan Santamaria Intl Airport

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

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

  • Book Thrifty car rentals at San Jose Juan Santamaria International Airport for a convenient stay. Public transport can be unreliable due to non-operational hours and rush hours. However, you won’t have to worry about catching the right vehicle. Also, you won’t have to worry about non-operational hours and being stranded at the airport. With car rentals, you can start driving to your destination as soon as you arrive. Thrifty also features a wide variety of cars so that you can explore the city in style and according to your taste. In addition, you get the freedom to explore the city’s top attractions like Winchester Mystery House, California Great America, and The Text Interactive.
  • Upon arrival, you can pick up Thrifty car rentals at San Jose Juan Santamaria International Airport. Upon arrival at San Jose Juan Santamaria International Airport, pick up your items from the baggage claim. A free Thrifty shuttle operates from the airport, offering you a short ride to the Thrify rental counter. They depart every 10-15 minutes and provide a five-minute airport ride. They operate daily from 6 am to 11:30 pm.
  • Once you are ready to return Thrifty car rentals, please drive to the San Jose Juan Santamaria International Airport. Its exact address is Alajuela province, Alajuela, Coat Rica. Once you get to the facility, follow for signs to the car return area and drive to the parking lot. Please take out your belongings, lock the car and record the mileage. Then submit the contract with the vehicle keys at the National car rental center. Even though it closes at 11:30 pm, it offers after-hour services so you can drop them off anytime. If using the after-hour service, leave the contract and the keys at the rental counter.
  • The thrifty car rental counter at San Jose Juan Santamaria International Airport is a busy facility. This is especially true from December to March. Queues can get hectic, especially on weekends, mornings, and afternoons, taking about two hours. However, booking Thrifty car rentals online via KAYAK won’t waste time awaiting services. If you book online, you only need to pick up the keys and drive off after arrival. This would help save time spent filling out the paperwork, submitting the documentation, and picking the right car. KAYAK offers excellent deals and lets you select the add-on features you require.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars from Thrifty at San José Juan Santamaria Intl Airport for $22 or less
  • Book your rental car at San José Juan Santamaria Intl Airport from Thrifty at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard rental cars from Thrifty at San José Juan Santamaria Intl Airport are around 100% cheaper than other car types, on average

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

  • What documentation is needed for Thrifty car rental?

    To book a Thrifty car rental at San Jose Juan Santamaria International Airport, you must be at least 21 years. Drivers aged between 21-2 may have to pay a young driver’s surcharge daily fee. In addition, you also have to present a valid driver’s license. Its validity must cover the entire rental period. You must also have at least one year of driving experience. Renters must also provide a credit card in their name. If you book Thrifty car rentals at San Jose Juan Santamaria International Airport online, you must have a printed booking confirmation voucher received in your email. Renters will also have to present additional proof of identity.

  • Does Thrifty allow additional drivers?

    Yes. Thrifty allows additional drivers per renter. Each other driver must meet the same age and renter requirements as the driver. They must be present when picking up and signing the rental agreement. Each additional driver is to pay an additional daily fee.

  • Which features do Thrifty car rentals at San Jose Juan Santamaria International Airport provide?

    Renters can get extra features in their San Jose Juan Santamaria International Airport Thrifty car rentals. First-time visitors can request GPS for more straightforward navigation. Additionally, you can request child booster seats when traveling with toddlers. Reduced mobility travelers can also get accessibility features like spinner knobs, left-foot accelerators, and adaptive listening devices.

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

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

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

    Standard (Hyundai Sonata or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type from Thrifty at San José Juan Santamaria Intl Airport.

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

    Juan Santamaria Intl Apo is the closest Thrifty rental location to San José Juan Santamaria Intl Airport. The telephone number for this location is +506 4052 5210.

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

    Yes