Book Budget car rentals at San José Juan Santamaria Intl Airport

San José, Costa Rica - Juan Santamaria Intl
4 Aug — 11 Aug
San José, Costa Rica - Juan Santamaria Intl
Wed 4/8
Noon
Wed 11/8
Noon
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Budget car rental prices at San José Juan Santamaria Intl Airport

Budget
C$ 33/dayEconomy
C$ 83/dayCompact
C$ 67/dayIntermediate
C$ 55/daySUV
C$ 52/dayMinivan
C$ 118/dayFull-size SUV
C$ 132/dayPremium SUV
C$ 41/dayCompact SUV
C$ 132/dayLuxury SUV

Pros

"The and car were great"(in 1394 reviews)
"The staff and were great"(in 3683 reviews)
"The staff and were great"(in 3686 reviews)

Cons

"Don’t use this rental."(in 3893 reviews)
"Don’t use this rental."(in 3705 reviews)
"Don’t use this rental."(in 3714 reviews)

Reviews

Overall Rating5.4 OkayBased on 27 reviews
Cleanliness
5.4
Comfort
5.4
Overall
5.4
Pick-up/Drop-off
5.4
Value for money
5.4

Recent reviews

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10.0
Pros:That everything went smoothly. No problemsCons:NAReviewed 14 Mar. 2017
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8.4
Pros:The staff and car were great.Cons:The "insurance" needs to be more clear and affordable. It is not the staff's fault, this is a corporate problem. The cost of insurance is double the cost of the car. It is a scam.Reviewed 24 Jan. 2020
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3.6
Horrible pickup, car unsafe.Pros:The car didn't break down, the return process was fast.Cons:We arrived later in the evening, exhausted. The counter was grossly understaffed and VERY slow moving. Causing us to wait over an hour before even reaching the counter. Once at the counter we were told the car we had reserved weeks in advance was not available (it was needed to have a car with some clearance for our plans), but because it was late at night we had no choice but to take what was offered to us. The replacement car had several spots with noticeable body damage and almost completely worn down tires, I was genuinely concerned about the safety of the car. Then we were told we HAD to buy VERY VERY expensive "mandatory" insurance despite having pre-purchased a policy. Then we were told we HAD to sign a BLANK credit card slip authorizing essentially any amount Budget wants to charge. I asked for them to write in an amount before I signed and they refused and told me that ALL car rental places in Costa Rica do this, I travel to Costa Rica a lot and this has NEVER been done before, so that was an outright lie. I would have switched companies but I couldn't because of the hour. I will definitely not be using Budget, and I will be advising all of my colleagues not to as well.Reviewed 12 Feb. 2017
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2.0
Pros:Horrible experience overall.Reviewed 29 May 2019
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7.2
Pros:Good little car but a little too smallCons:To small Low powerReviewed 5 Feb. 2017
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8.4
Pros:Staff was nice, shuttle was accomodating.Cons:Car was very expensive.Reviewed 1 Jan. 2020
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10.0
Pros:Drop off was excellentCons:Would have liked a better explanation of the insurance coverage and not a hard sell.Reviewed 3 Jan. 2021
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2.0
Pros:NothingCons:They refused to give back my deposit despite the trip. Ring cancelled due to Covid-19 A disgraceReviewed 26 Apr. 2020
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5.6
Cons:Drop off location near SJO airport really hard to find with the small/not to scale map providedReviewed 20 Nov. 2016
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10.0
not at the air port but very closePros:It was easy to get to from the airport via the free shuttle and the same goes for getting back to the airport when you drop it offReviewed 19 Oct. 2016
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5.2
Be aware of insurance difficultiesPros:The car itself was great for getting around Costa Rica, I don't recommend anything less than an SUV for that. The problem we encountered was paying for the insurance through Kayak via Allianz. When we arrived at Budget having insurance already, we were told that if we wanted to use our third party insurance (Allianz) we had to put down a $3,000.00 hold on a credit card that we weren't prepared for and was not easy to resolve. We ended up having to cancel the Allianz insurance and purchase insurance through Budget which brought our total from $140 (car rental + Allianz at time of booking through Kayak) to $400 (rental + Budget insurance). Not a cost we had prepared for, plus we had to spend over an hour resolving the issue once we arrived at Budget.Reviewed 15 Jan. 2017
review fromkayak
2.0
Pros:Watch out for tricky charges on you bill. They will charge you additional charges and fee even after you you returned the car. Charges that are not mentioned in the invoice in the beginning.After contacting them, rectified the bill then still tried to over charge by adding new charges and bad addiCons:Not to trick customer with charges that are not mentioned in the invoice to when it is initial made during car rental.Reviewed 14 Mar. 2019
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Budget car rentals near San José Juan Santamaria Intl Airport

Juan Santa Maria Intl Apo, Budget car rentals

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 2436 2010

Address

3km From Intl Apo

Hours

Monday05:00 - 23:59
Tuesday05:00 - 23:59
Wednesday05:00 - 23:59
Thursday05:00 - 23:59
Friday05:00 - 23:59
Saturday05:00 - 23:59
Sunday05:00 - 23:59

Phone

+506 2436 2000

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  • 25% of our users found rental cars from Budget at San José Juan Santamaria Intl Airport for C$ 27 or less
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FAQs about renting a car from Budget at San José Juan Santamaria Intl Airport

  • On average a rental car from Budget at San José Juan Santamaria Intl Airport costs C$ 32 per day.

  • Intermediate (Opel Zafira Tourer or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type from Budget at San José Juan Santamaria Intl Airport.

  • Juan Santa Maria Intl Apo is the closest Budget rental location to San José Juan Santamaria Intl Airport. The telephone number for this location is +506 2436 2010.

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