Book Dollar car rentals in San José

San José, Costa Rica
28 Sep — 5 Oct
San José, Costa Rica
Tue 28/9
Noon
Tue 5/10
Noon
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Dollar car rental prices in San José

C$ 37/daySUV
C$ 22/dayMini
C$ 58/dayPassenger Van
C$ 41/dayIntermediate SUV

Pros

" and accommodating."(in 1049 reviews)
"We had a ."(in 361 reviews)
" was friendly and helpful"(in 389 reviews)

Cons

"I will dollar again."(in 256 reviews)
"The was bad."(in 326 reviews)
"The conditions were terrible."(in 2963 reviews)

Reviews for Dollar in San José

Overall Rating6.1 GoodBased on 24 reviews
Cleanliness
7.0
Comfort
6.5
Overall
5.7
Pick-up/Drop-off
5.8
Value for money
5.3

Recent reviews

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10.0
Above and beyondPros:The crew was great all around. We were traveling with 5 kids. The guy at the counter radioed the van then existed us to the right place at the curb for pickup, helped with bags and made sure everything was loaded. At the office, they had the car (SUV) waiting out front. I needed to tie some luggage to the roof, so they got ripe for me, put my luggage in plastic bags because there was a chance of rain, and tied it to the roof for me. Service was fast and friendly. Great job. Drive all over and with the diesel, got incredible mileage.Reviewed 26 Jun. 2016
review fromkayak
10.0
Cons:Good service and reasonably priced. There are extras added to what kayak shows, but these are legitimate fees.Reviewed 23 Jan. 2021
review fromkayak
3.6
They will hit you with extra charges any way they can!Cons:We got stuck in traffic because of construction in Monteverde. It was beyond our control. They shut down the only street in or out for hours. We called Dollar Rental to let them know and they told us NOT TO WORRY and that we would NOT BE CHARGED EXTRA for running late as long as we got there before they closed at 11:30 PM. We got there at 10:30 PM and the guy that was checking us back in said, "Don't worry, you won't be charged extra for being a few hours late." However, when we went to pay, the guy at the front desk charged my credit card for an additional $60.51 for the few hours we were late. I told him that both the guy on the phone and the guy who checked us back in told us we would not be charged extra. He gave me a funny look and said, "Oops, they didn't tell me that and I already ran your card, so I can't reverse the charge now. You'll have to email corporate when you get back to the US and they will fix it for you." I emailed corporate over a week ago and never heard back from them. I will never be using Dollar Rental again.Reviewed 30 Mar. 2018
review fromkayak
3.6
Pros:Almost a new car.Cons:First, the Dollar location was not at the San Jose airport. It was miles away, driving through horrible traffic and not in a good part of town in a business park. 2. They would not accept the insurance I bought through PriceLine. I was required to buy the gov't insurance at $49 a day. 3. Charges were much more than I was told by PriceLine. Instead of about $50, the total bill is expected to be over $450. Still don't have the final bill after 3 days. 4. They forced me to sign 2 blank credit card receipts. One was in case I got in an accident, and the second was if I got a traffic ticket. Luckily, we didn't let this bad experience with Dollar ruin our vacation.Reviewed 13 Sep. 2018
review fromkayak
8.0
Pros:Straightforward & helpful staff, good value, easy pickup & dropoffCons:Didn’t have the automatic car we reserved, had to get a manual transmissionReviewed 7 Apr. 2021
review fromkayak
10.0
Pros:The staff were able to answer all of my questions quickly, whether over the phone or through their online messaging system. Make sure to ask about SLI, aka car insurance, as there are different options and it can be somewhat expensive. Overall, I had a great experience and will be returning to Dollar car rental the next time I'm in Costa Rica!Cons:More transparency with SLI rates and options.Reviewed 29 Jun. 2021
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2.0
They did not have my reservationPros:NothingCons:The reservation was not valid, the rental company did not have a car available.Reviewed 14 Aug. 2018
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2.0
Dollar is a dishonest company.Pros:Dollar lured my family in with a low price listed on the internet. BUT it was only an empty promise as they made us pay nearly twice that amount upon our arrival to pick up our reserved vehicle.Cons:My family paid in full online prior to my trip. We received a confirmation of both our payment and reservation. After arriving in our destination (Costa Rica) Dollar made us pay additional insurance and fees to obtain our car. With our young children in tow and after pleading with them for 2 hours we had to pay the additional money to drive away. A formal credit discard dispute has been filed. Stay away from this dishonest company.Reviewed 21 Apr. 2017
review fromkayak
4.4
Pros:The staff was nice.Cons:The insurance was extremely expensive. Something I wasn't aware of. It cost me $800 for 13 days.Reviewed 19 Mar. 2019
review fromkayak
6.0
Pros:Staff friendlyCons:The price was completely different to what we booked on the website. About three times as much - an absolute ripoff and obviously I had no choice but to pay the difference once I was at the desk. The car was nice but I expected more than a Mitsubishi when ordering a premium SUV.Reviewed 18 Jan. 2019
review fromkayak
6.8
Pros:Car -- drop offCons:they sold me insurance I did not need. Very aggressive - overall I paid $30 more than I should have.. Rechecked when I got home and the original amount was correct on advice from your U.S. telephone rep. They gave other renters the same treatment.Reviewed 29 Sep. 2016
review fromkayak
7.2
Misrepresented on KayakPros:Customer service at DollarCons:Kayak misrepresented the vehicle. I booked a vehicle that could fit 7 with insurance. When I got there I found out the vehicle only seated 5 and the insurance I paid for through Kayak wasn't even basic insurance for this country. Ended up paying 400 more than originally quoted!! Could have saved almost 200 going directly through Dollar.Reviewed 29 Oct. 2016
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Where can I find Dollar car rentals in San José?

Juan Santamaria Intl Ap, Dollar car rentals

Address

Juan Santamaria Intl Ap

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 2431 4865

Address

Paseo Colon Ave, 36 & 38 St

Hours

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday07:30 - 17:30

Phone

+506 4052 2000

Address

General Canas Hgy Nxt To Total

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 2000

Address

Carr John F.kennedy St, Centro

Hours

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday07:30 - 17:30

Phone

+506 4052 2000

Good to know

Most popular location

Juan Santamaria Intl Ap

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

C$ 33/day

Good deal

C$ 19/day

Top tips for renting a car from Dollar in San José

  • 25% of our users found rental cars from Dollar in San José for C$ 19 or less
  • Book your rental car from San José in Dollar at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact rental cars from Dollar in San José are around 44% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car from Dollar in San José

  • As the situation changes with coronavirus (COVID-19) Dollar will continually update its policies accordingly. Please contact Dollar directly for the latest information. You can find up-to-date information on the coronavirus response of Dollar here: Coronavirus (COVID-19) update from Dollar

  • On average a rental car from Dollar in San José costs C$ 33 per day.

  • Compact (Ford Focus or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type from Dollar in San José.

  • Dollar has 4 rental locations in San José. Take a look at our Dollar rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

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