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Book Dollar hire cars in San José

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Dollar car hire prices in San José

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Reviews for Dollar in San José

Pros

" and accommodating."(in 1049 reviews)
"We had a ."(in 361 reviews)
" and accomodating."(in 1049 reviews)

Cons

"I will dollar again."(in 256 reviews)
"The was bad."(in 326 reviews)
"I'll your services!"(in 256 reviews)
Overall rating8.3 Very GoodBased on 6 reviews
Cleanliness
8.3
Comfort
8.3
Overall
8.3
Pick-up/Drop-off
9.0
Value for money
8.0

Recent reviews

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10.0
The best staff. Very helpful and friendly Especially HenryReviewed 11 Jul 2024
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
4.8
Price gougedPros:No restrictions on where I could go with the car. Air conditioning worked. Offered WiFi device for $5/day, and that worked great.Cons:Reserved an automatic, but their computer didn’t show it, so I was forced to upgrade. Paid for insurance via Kayak, but told that was no good and that we were required to get additional insurance that cost more than $100. The shuttle to/from airport is slow, and we waited almost an hour to get to the airport after drop off. Car’s brakes stuck and needs new shocks.Reviewed 9 Jan 2018
review fromkayak
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
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 hire cars in San José?

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

Economy

Top tips for hiring a car from Dollar in San José

  • A compact car is one of the most popular vehicle types offered by Dollar car rentals in San José, Costa Rica. The vehicle’s small size is suitable for the relatively narrow streets in downtown San José. Further, the city’s roads may have some on-street parking, making driving a small motor vehicle a good idea. Of course, renting a spacious vehicle for traveling with kids or friends would make sense. We recommend renting a full-size sedan which can seat five people and allows sufficient room for three large suitcases. If you prefer cruising in style, explore rentals in the mini category.
  • Those who reserve cars with Dollar car rentals in San José can enjoy benefits through the Dollar Express Rewards. This customer loyalty program aims to thank customers who reserve cars with Dollar frequently. It awards them a point for every dollar they spend on Dollar rental cars. You need more than 500 points to start reaping the benefits of your relationship with Dollar. With over 500 points, you can get free rental days.
  • Your reservation with Dollar car rentals in San José can be changed or canceled according to your travel plans. You can avoid paying a high cancelation fine by contacting Dollar about your plans change at least one day before your pickup time. Remember, Dollar encourages clients to cancel reservations via the company’s website. Don’t stress if you aren’t able to make a cancelation early enough. Canceling within 24 hours of pickup also guarantees a full refund, but you will be assessed a fee of approximately $100. If you don't show up to collect the reserved vehicle, Dollar may charge you a fine equal to your prepayment
  • Dollar strives to ensure that all its customers enjoy a world-class service every time they book a rental for their trip. Thus, the company’s agents offer a helping hand at all steps of the rental journey. Even when canceling your reservation, a well-versed agent will give you the steps to revoke your booking. Recently, Dollar was awarded the sought-after Russell J. Bruno Award, which recognizes firms that deliver quality services.
  • Economy car hire from Dollar in San José are around 87% cheaper than other car types, on average.

FAQs about hiring a car from Dollar in San José

  • Where is/are the best pickup location(s) for booking Dollar car rentals in San José?

    If flying into San José, you may find it convenient to pick up your rental at the Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) car rental center. However, this is not the only spot available. You can opt for a city center location such as Paseo Colon Ave, 36 & 38 St. Alternatively, collect Dollar rental vehicles at General Canas Hgy Nxt To Total or Carr John F. Kennedy St., Centro.

  • What are the different car rental benefits or amenities offered by Dollar in San José?

    Dollar has several add-ons to make your rental car experience as memorable and pleasant as possible. Request a car seat for your child for safe trips or a GPS unit to avoid losing your way while traversing San José. Additional extras Dollar offers include Dollar Toll Cover and Refueling Service Charge, which allows you to return a vehicle without a full tank. You can also buy accessories such as headphones and a phone charge at pickup.

  • Where are the best places to park Dollar car rentals in San José?

    San José is usually busy throughout the day, and securing a parking spot in the city center may take some maneuvering. If you can park, read the hourly rate near the parking meter. However, parking fees average ₡1060 (about $2.00) per hour. Another way to park may involve looking into private garages in San José. It is also good to check if your hotel offers valet or complimentary parking.

  • What is the most popular car hire from Dollar in San José?

    Economy (Kia Rio or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type from Dollar in San José.

  • How many car hire locations does Dollar have in San José?

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

  • Does Dollar have a car hire location at the airport: Juan Santamaria Intl airport (SJO)?

    Yes

  • Does Dollar offer shuttle or airport pick-up services from Juan Santamaria Intl airport (SJO)?

    Yes