Book Thrifty car rentals in Kailua-Kona

Kailua-Kona, The Big Island, HI, United States
30 Sep — 7 Oct
Kailua-Kona, The Big Island, HI, United States
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Thu 7/10
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Thrifty car rental prices in Kailua-Kona

C$ 39/dayEconomy
C$ 39/dayCompact
C$ 40/dayIntermediate
C$ 92/dayStandard
C$ 57/dayFull-size
C$ 76/dayFull-size SUV
C$ 66/dayStandard station wagon
C$ 76/dayCompact SUV
C$ 86/dayIntermediate SUV
C$ 99/dayOpen-air all-terrain


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Reviews for Thrifty in Kailua-Kona

Overall Rating6.2 GoodBased on 87 reviews
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Pros:Nothing.Cons:Your agent would not honor the rental reservation because our flight arrived late. While there were cars available on your website, the agent said she had no cars available. We had to rent a car from Avis. I will never rent from Thrifty again and I will tell everyone I know about the horrible experience I had with your company and your representative.Reviewed 4 Jan. 2021
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Cons:Tried to charge me for rental when Covid closed Hawaii to tourists.Said they wouldnt refund me Beyond ridiculous!Reviewed 12 Sep. 2020
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Pros:There was NOTHING to likeCons:It would have been a lot better if I could have rescheduled this reservation. As it was, I was 4000 miles away, unable to use this rental because of the covid-19 issue.Reviewed 3 Jul. 2020
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Cons:due to the covid 19 virus, the car rental had to be cancelled and they gave all our money back. i was impressed how thrifty handled the situation and would use them again for car rentalReviewed 20 Apr. 2020
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Pros:Staff friendly. Car nice and roomy.Cons:can't think of anythingReviewed 28 Feb. 2021
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Pros:When I went to get the economy car I thought I had ordered, they said I ordered a "managers selection". And the managers selection was a van or a mustang. The truth is when I ordered the car online - the first thing I had to do was choose the type of car I wanted...I chose the economy car then it was stated that the car rental dealer would choose the economy car available. When I got there they said they chose any car they want for you. It doesn't make sense...why does the website even ask you the type of car you want. You are given a false impression and then when you get to the car rental facility, you have to pay much more for the car you want.Cons:It would be nice if they didn't take advantage of people- sticking them with a car or price tag not ordered.Reviewed 18 Dec. 2019
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Pros:Staff was outstanding; process was quick. Actual car...could have been sharper and cleanerCons:I am grateful for the service and effort despite this and all rental car companies getting caught during a perfect storm of love inventory and high demand on island during our visit. That said, despite receiving an upgrade (thx!) the vehicle had a cosmetic/service issue with the front spoiler/air dam that forced me to deal with it personally. Not a deal breaker, but an annoyance during our vacation.Reviewed 2 Apr. 2021
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Cons:Car was dirty the last person hotel key was on the car key and there was no gasReviewed 15 Apr. 2021
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Pros:The staff were very helpful and friendly. I had to modify the contract in the middle, and they gave me the same rate and was very flexible.Cons:The car interior could have been cleaner.Reviewed 4 May 2021
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Pros:They were friendly as they could be. I tried to keep clean but Hawaii has alot of sand!!Cons:I had to wait for almost 2 hours to get the vehichle, it was not a 4x4, they did offer to change but after waiting I wasn't in the mood. Gas was only 1/4 tank full had to fill up the next morning and last to days change oil light came on.Reviewed 31 May 2021
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Pros:Staff friendly and helpfulCons:Pickup horrible. Did not have requested car.Reviewed 17 Jun. 2021
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Cons:Got a Nissan Rogue at a compact car rate, which was OK, but a second driver wasn't included without an additional $13 per day charge, and car was expensive to begin with. Had to go off-airport, or rate would have been even higher. Not convenient.Reviewed 28 May 2021
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Where can I find Thrifty car rentals in Kailua-Kona?

73-200 Kupipi Street, Thrifty car rentals


73-200 Kupipi Street


Monday05:30 - 22:30
Tuesday05:30 - 22:30
Wednesday05:30 - 22:30
Thursday05:30 - 22:30
Friday05:30 - 22:30
Saturday05:30 - 22:30
Sunday05:30 - 22:30


+1 877 283 0898


75-5660 Palani Road


Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00


+1 808 334 1944

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Most popular location

73-200 Kupipi Street

Most popular car type


Average price

C$ 60/day

Good deal

C$ 50/day

Top tips for renting a car from Thrifty in Kailua-Kona

  • 25% of our users found rental cars from Thrifty in Kailua-Kona for C$ 50 or less
  • Book your rental car from Kailua-Kona in Thrifty at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate rental cars from Thrifty in Kailua-Kona are around 13% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car from Thrifty in Kailua-Kona

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

  • On average a rental car from Thrifty in Kailua-Kona costs C$ 60 per day.

  • Intermediate (Hyundai Elantra or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type from Thrifty in Kailua-Kona.

  • Thrifty has 2 rental locations in Kailua-Kona. Take a look at our Thrifty rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

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