Book Thrifty car rentals at Juan Santamaria Airport

San José, Costa Rica - Juan Santamaria Intl
27 Jun — 4 Jul
San José, Costa Rica - Juan Santamaria Intl
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Sun 4/7
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Pros

"e, good on gas""(in 2376 reviews)
"Great !"(in 242 reviews)
"r was nice, good on gas""(in 2339 reviews)

Cons

"We should have known the advertised was a scam."(in 399 reviews)
"They were going to charge me for turning the in early."(in 2245 reviews)
"They were going to charge me for turning the in early."(in 2178 reviews)

Reviews

Overall Rating6.0 GoodBased on 24 reviews
Cleanliness
7.5
Comfort
6.9
Overall
5.0
Pick-up/Drop-off
6.2
Value for money
4.6

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10.0
Easy airport pickupPros:Found the shuttle easily - they were pretty quick to drive me to the lot and got me processed fast.Cons:I knew about the mandatory insurance before hand so I wasn't shocked, but I can see how others would be.Reviewed 5 Jun. 2017
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2.0
Cons:it's a traaaapReviewed 28 Mar. 2017
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6.0
Cons:They should inform customers about Costa Rica's unusual insurance policy in advance.Reviewed 26 Dec. 2016
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10.0
Thrifty Car RentalPros:Very friendly service. Threw in a GPS for $5Reviewed 18 Jan. 2018
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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 12 Mar. 2020
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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 27 Oct. 2017
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6.4
Mandatory State Insurance not disclosed on the webPros:Expertise and willingness of the staff to help us.Cons:We payed for damage insurance ahead of time and when we got there, they don't accept it. We paid $403 for 4 days vs $176.Reviewed 7 Mar. 2017
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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 18 Jul. 2017
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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 31 Dec. 2017
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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 7 Jun. 2017
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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 10 May 2018
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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 25 Dec. 2017
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Thrifty car rentals near Juan Santamaria Airport

Juan Santamaria Intl Apo, Thrifty car rentals

Address

Juan Santamaria 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 4052 5210

Address

Contiguo A Gasolinera Delta

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 4052 5210

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