Book Thrifty car rentals at Kona Intl

Kailua-Kona, The Big Island, HI, United States - Kona Intl
30 Jun — 7 Jul
Kailua-Kona, The Big Island, HI, United States - Kona Intl
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Thrifty car rental prices at Kona Intl

C$ 196/dayEconomy
C$ 196/dayCompact
C$ 213/dayIntermediate
C$ 237/dayStandard
C$ 227/dayFull-size
C$ 340/dayFull-size SUV
C$ 253/dayLuxury
C$ 227/dayCompact SUV
C$ 298/dayOpen-air all-terrain
C$ 300/dayStandard SUV
C$ 326/dayIntermediate SUV


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" and knowledgeable."(in 959 reviews)
" for the price"(in 2376 reviews)


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Overall Rating6.4 GoodBased on 87 reviews
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Pros:Free up grade.Reviewed 24 Apr. 2018
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Over $300 for one day!!!!!Cons:I waited too long to book it.Reviewed 31 Dec. 2016
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We felt like the pricing was a bit dishonestPros:Ease of booking, return was fast.Cons:When we made our reservation, the total was $293 for the entire week. We did upgrade the car on arrival for an extra $30/day but we ended up spending $676. That means there was over $175 in mysterious fees that were never mentioned to us. Also, we were told the upgraded car was $30/day when the agent actually meant $30/day IN ADDITION to what we were already paying for the lower priced car. We got that cleared up before we left but he was VERY unclear about it.Reviewed 24 Nov. 2016
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Misleading pick up location led to major hassle.Cons:Booked via and although my confirmation email said it was a hotel, the pick up location address mapped to the aiport location so didn't worry too much. When I arrived on Friday night, I was told the rate would be $1000 more for the week since I was picking up at the airport not the hotel -- or I could wait until the next morning and pick up at the hotel. I chose to wait, but by morning the hotel had no available car for me. After a long phone call to Thrify customer service and escalating to a supervisor they finally agreed to honor my reservation rate and get me a car, I just had to traipse back to the airport. A major hassle and extra expenses in Uber fares to get the car I reserved. Thrify personnel said this frequently happens as will just switch the location to get a better rate. Beware of this trick!Reviewed 5 Feb. 2018
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Upsold based on a liePros:The vehicle performed generally as advertised.Cons:I had originally booked a minivan for our two week vacation in Kona Hawaii. However, when we arrived to pick up the vehicle, the counter agent strongly dissuaded me from renting the minivan and told me I really needed to get a 4-wheel drive SUV. He indicated that there were many areas over the island were virtually inaccessible without 4-wheel drive. Further, there were many parks that would not allows us to enter without a 4-wheel drive vehicle. We drove all over the island and NEVER needed 4-wheel drive. But the agent was successful in getting me to spend an extra $400 of my money over the course of two weeks. I have no intention of renting from Thrifty again.Reviewed 13 Nov. 2017
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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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Cons:There were additional fees not included with the initial purchase.Reviewed 17 Feb. 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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Dont visit Hawaii without renting a 4x4Pros:Attendants were considerate.Cons:The prepaid gas wasnt really necessary.Reviewed 3 Jun. 2018
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Pros:everything was greatReviewed 7 Sep. 2017
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Rip off pricing during busy periodsPros:Rented a car over Christmas and felt like there was anrange of hidden fees and extra costs - felt like a total rip off & we won't be using Thrifty again.Reviewed 5 Jan. 2017
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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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Thrifty car rentals near Kona Intl

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

Top tips for renting a car from Thrifty at Kona Intl

  • 25% of our users found rental cars from Thrifty at Kona Intl for C$ 44 or less
  • Book your rental car at Kona Intl from Thrifty at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard rental cars from Thrifty at Kona Intl are around 49% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car from Thrifty at Kona Intl

  • On average a rental car from Thrifty at Kona Intl costs C$ 64 per day.

  • Standard (Hyundai Santa Fe or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type from Thrifty at Kona Intl.

  • 73-200 Kupipi Street is the closest Thrifty rental location to Kona Intl. The telephone number for this location is +1 877 283 0898.

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