Book Thrifty hire cars in Kailua-Kona

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Reviews for Thrifty in Kailua-Kona


" and clean"(in 2376 reviews)
"The "(in 959 reviews)
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"Thrifty's was terrible."(in 203 reviews)
" inside."(in 69 reviews)
" is horrible."(in 203 reviews)
Overall rating6.7 OkayBased on 101 reviews
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Recent reviews

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Overall good, long shuttle wait.Reviewed 3 Jun 2024
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Didn’t even get the car. Ended up running over to enterprise to get a different rental. First, shuttle bus didn’t come, then super long line. The worst! Will never book with them againReviewed 18 Mar 2024
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Got a flat tire and thriftys exchanged cars without and problems!Reviewed 26 Nov 2023
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Pick up took forever Shouldnt take so long in 2023Reviewed 29 Oct 2023
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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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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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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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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: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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Pros:Staff friendly. Car nice and roomy.Cons:can't think of anythingReviewed 28 Feb 2021
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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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Where can I find Thrifty hire cars in Kailua-Kona?


73-200 Kupipi Street


Monday05:00 - 22:30
Tuesday05:00 - 22:30
Wednesday05:00 - 22:30
Thursday05:00 - 22:30
Friday05:00 - 22:30
Saturday05:00 - 22:30
Sunday05:00 - 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


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

  • Thrifty car rentals in Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii offer a vast array of rental vehicles from which to choose. For a classically unforgettable Hawaiian trip, you can choose a convertible. If you will be traveling around with a large number of people, you might decide on renting an SUV, which is available in various sizes. If you want to drive around the Big Island in style, you can choose a luxury sedan, a premium sedan, or a premium SUV. If you want to keep your Hawaiian trip more economical, consider a compact rental or an economy rental.
  • You can enjoy peace of mind when you book your Thrifty car rentals in Kailua-Kona through KAYAK because you can choose from a number of reservation deals that offer a free cancellation policy. Some free cancellation policies do not charge you for canceling, even up to the time when you were supposed to get your Kailua-Kona Thrifty rental. Other free cancellation policies do not charge you as long as you cancel your reservation at least two full days before your pick-up time.
  • When you decide to reserve Thrifty car rentals in Kailua-Kona, you are in good hands for your Hawaiian trip. Thousands of customers have left reviews praising the helpful and friendly staff. Customers also give the highest ratings for the comfort of rental cars and SUVs, as well as their cleanliness. Customers also make note of the convenience and ease of picking up and dropping off rental cars and SUVs. Overall, customers are pleased with the value they receive for their money at Thrifty car rentals in Kailua-Kona.
  • When you reserve Thrifty car rentals in Kailua-Kona through KAYAK, you can choose the model and brand of the rental that you want for most car types. You can generally choose from a wide selection of sedans and SUVs. If, when you arrive at the Kailua-Kona agency to collect your rental vehicle, the agency does not have the precise car you put on your reservation, Thrifty agency staff members will do their best to provide you with a rental car or SUV similar to the one you indicated on your reservation.
  • Economy car hire from Thrifty in Kailua-Kona are around 46% cheaper than other car types, on average.

FAQs about hiring a car from Thrifty in Kailua-Kona

  • Where can I pick up my Thrifty car rental in Kailua-Kona?

    When you arrive by plane to the Big Island in order to spend time in Kailua-Kona, you'll most likely land at the Kona International Airport (KOA). At KOA, exit baggage claim, where you can catch a complimentary shuttle at the median across the street. The shuttle will take you to the rental car facility, where you can find the Thrifty rental car counter and vehicles. This Thrifty counter tends to stay open for approximately 16 hours a day.

  • Where can I park my Thrifty car rental in Kailua-Kona?

    At many retail businesses in Kailua-Kona and at many tourist attractions, you can find lots with free parking. Within the city itself, there are many metered parking spots on city streets. Parking meters tend to take quarters and charge about $0.25 per 10 minutes. You can also find a number of public parking garages and parking lots throughout the city.

  • What speed limits will I have to observe while driving my Thrifty car rental in Kailua-Kona?

    In the city of Kailua-Kona, the speed limit for urban areas is 45 mph. Residential roads, on the other hand, have speed limits of 25 mph. When you are driving on freeways through the city of Kailua-Kona, the speed limit is 60 mph. When you drive beyond city limits into more rural areas, freeway speed limits are reduced to 50 mph. Keep an eye out for posted speed limits in order to avoid getting a ticket.

  • What is the most popular car hire from Thrifty in Kailua-Kona?

    Economy (Mitsubishi Mirage or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type from Thrifty in Kailua-Kona.

  • How many car hire locations does Thrifty have in Kailua-Kona?

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

  • Does Thrifty have a car hire location at the airport: Kona Intl airport (KOA)?


  • Does Thrifty offer shuttle or airport pick-up services from Kona Intl airport (KOA)?