Book Economy Rent a Car hire cars in San José

San José, Costa Rica
31 Jan — 7 Feb
Same drop-off
San José, Costa Rica
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Mon 7/2
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Pros

" value."(in 729 reviews)
" was good value."(in 721 reviews)

Cons

" card isn't enough?"(in 693 reviews)
"This was the worst ."(in 277 reviews)
"I will Kayak again."(in 248 reviews)

Reviews for Economy Rent a Car in San José

Overall rating4.5 OkayBased on 96 reviews
Cleanliness
5.4
Comfort
5.2
Overall
4.2
Pick-up/Drop-off
4.3
Value for money
3.5

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3.6
San Jose Economy is NOT onsite.Cons:The return site at San Jose said it was onsite, but it was off site and required a short 1 mile shuttle. There was nobody there when I dropped off the car. Just left the key in the ignition with the doors unlocked and hoped that someone that worked for Economy would get there before someone stole the vehicle.Reviewed 6 Jan 2018
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5.2
Scam and terrible servicePros:The car was great, brand new HyundaiCons:I was renting in Costa Rica (at the airport) and the attendant, Jimmy, was a scam artist motivated by shady commissions Economy must pay to rip you off. I had been warned that there are additional required fees and taxes in Costa Rica, so I knew the price was not fully inclusive. We were renting for a week and when giving me the options of ‘required’ coverage, he wrote out the totals on a piece of paper giving me three options in hand drawn boxes. He explained it would be $500 off the bat (more than I was paying for the full rental) but that I could get better coverage (lower deductible) for $550 and the best coverage which wouldn’t be that much more - $650. I said that seemed really high and wondered if he had more details on how that breaks down. He said it’s the government, they have a monopoly, nothing you can do, not their fault. So although skeptical, I didn’t know what else to do. I said I wanted the lowest one and continued with the check in. He took my credit card and charged me. Then we continued with the paper work. He had me sign two blank charge slips. I asked him why - he said it was in case there was damage or we ran off with the car. Once again, I tried to object, but saw no other options. Finally, at the end, he gave me the detailed contract to sign. At this point, he has charged my card, has two other blank slips of paper with my signature to charge, and now I see he has circled three kinds of coverage for me (with no explanation other than ‘initial here, here and here’). I read the contract and realize he has locked me into a bunch of coverage that is not required. I ask him what these different coverages are and if they are required. He talks me in circles saying the government required them. I confirm the contract says they are optional and he is forcing me into a larger price. At this point he gets snappy and says I shouldn’t say he forced me into anything, that he’s just helping and I didn’t tell him I had coverage back home, that was new information. That got me heated. I insisted he only charge what was required and the price went down to about $250. He may still have been scamming me with the $250 figure, but I was so exhausted from this ordeal that I couldn’t keep fighting with him. I’m not sure how they compensate Economy agents but from what I can tell they are incentivized to sell you on insurance you do not want/need. Total scam artists, terrible service, will never rent from them again.Reviewed 8 Jan 2018
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5.6
Too expensivePros:The car was very clean. The road side acictant was great. They switch a tayer very quickly and were very professional.Cons:They said it will be 9$ a day, when we get to the counter company it became 65$ a day with the insurance. Too expensive and their service in the counter when we return the car was bad. They want to charge us more than it should and his attitude wasn't politeReviewed 20 Feb 2017
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2.0
Pros:Nothing. Although I made a reservation in December, Economy was unable to fulfill my reservation.Cons:They could have given me the car I booked months in advance, or at the very least have had the courtesy to not charge my credit card after not giving me a vehicle.Reviewed 12 Feb 2020
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10.0
Cons:Everything went according to plan. I did have to cancel the insurance I purchased when I booked the car - nothing to do with Economy. I had to purchase a more inclusive package.Reviewed 1 Mar 2017
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10.0
Cons:Economy was excellent. They spelled out the insurance options and reminded us that our credit card covers collision. Muy Bueno!Reviewed 4 Feb 2020
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4.8
Pros:Good gas Milage, comfy seatsCons:Car leaked during rain, key fob didnt work, had to pay $200 for a piece of rubber on bumber that came off though we didn't hit anything nor nor knee was missing.Reviewed 24 May 2017
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4.0
Cons:Misleading information. Rental car location did not exitingReviewed 5 Feb 2017
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10.0
Cons:Mandatory Insurance is too highReviewed 8 Jan 2017
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8.0
Pros:Economy car, reliableCons:Need deep inspection gor scratches all over Push for hugh insuranceReviewed 27 Feb 2017
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2.0
Cons:complete scam of as everyone said.Reviewed 5 Jan 2018
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2.0
Insurance that's not bought at economy demands hugPros:Friendly staffCons:had to buy separate insurance as they wanted us to put in a high deposit amount to use the insurance I bought through kayakReviewed 29 Nov 2016
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Where can I find Economy Rent a Car hire cars in San José?

Tobias Bolanos International Airport, Economy Rent a Car car hires

Address

Tobias Bolanos International Airport

Phone

+506 2299 2000

Address

Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport

Phone

+506 2299 2000

Address

San Pedro

Phone

+506 2299 2000

Address

Downtown San Jose

Phone

+506 2299 2000

Good to know

Most popular location

Tobias Bolanos International Airport

Most popular car type

Mini

Top tips for hiring a car from Economy Rent a Car in San José

  • Mini car hires from Economy Rent a Car in San José are around 32% cheaper than other car types, on average

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