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Thrifty in San Jose

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Why use Thrifty?

  • People are impressed by how clean the Thrifty cars are in San Jose
  • Our customers said Thrifty in San Jose is easy to find
  • Dropping a car off with Thrifty in San Jose is quick and easy

Ratings for Thrifty in San Jose


  • Overall value for money of your vehicle hire

  • Helpfulness of the counter staff

  • Time it took to collect your vehicle

  • Time it took to drop off your vehicle

  • Cleanliness of the vehicle

  • Overall condition of the vehicle

  • Ease of locating the Thrifty rental desk or representative


Thrifty locations in San Jose

Opening hours

  • San Jose Airport
    Day Time
    Monday 24hr
    Tuesday 24hr
    Wednesday 24hr
    Thursday 24hr
    Friday 24hr
    Saturday 24hr
    Sunday 24hr
  • San Jose Downtown
    Day Time
    Monday 24hr
    Tuesday 24hr
    Wednesday 24hr
    Thursday 24hr
    Friday 24hr
    Saturday 24hr
    Sunday 24hr

Reviews of Thrifty in San Jose

Real customer reviews

Find out what other customers think - so you can decide if Thrifty is the right company for you.

Anonymous San Jose Airport 19 February 2020
Staff were very friendly and helpful.
Anonymous San Jose Airport 29 January 2020
Helpful and nice staff Car was old, we had a small problem that required fixing by mechanic
Anonymous San Jose Airport 08 January 2020
Easy to find Thrifty Got a car with weaker engine. Not god when the roads are very hilly. The GPS did’nt work
Anonymous San Jose Downtown 06 January 2020
Good service. New car All good really
Anonymous San Jose Airport 04 April 2019
Very straight forward, no hidden fees Staff was very helpful Uncomplicated drop off
Anonymous San Jose Airport 15 March 2019
I got the car I booked in very good condition. The pick-up/drop-off was very quick and straight forward. The staff really helpful in every moment. No problems at all with the car during my 15-day trip.
Anonymous San Jose Airport 02 March 2019
Good price, nice helpful staff. Was 2nd inline to pickup car but still had to wait 20 mins, not what you want after long flight with a drive ahead. Not on airport.
Anonymous San Jose Airport 14 February 2019
car was ok but not really suitable for Costa Rica roads....
Anonymous San Jose Airport 26 July 2018
Car drove well. Needed a 4 by 4 to deal with the difficult roads.
Anonymous San Jose Airport 01 November 2017
Great N/A
Anonymous San Jose Airport 03 September 2017
Friendly and helpful staff. Gave extra information on the surrounding and which road was best to take leaving the area to our holiday destination
laura San Jose Airport 30 August 2017
Lovely staff Allowed to return at different location last minute at no extra cost: bliss! Expensive wifi and rooter not holding the charge/ cig adaptor not provided!!!!
Anonymous San Jose Airport 10 December 2016
I drive 600 km without any problem.
Anonymous San Jose Airport 05 April 2016
Price and stuff are amazing
Roman San Jose Airport 05 March 2016
I had to run for my flight, but 3people were in Front; After 5min they all Helped me to Return the Car in short time You have to take a Shuttle for pick up AND Return the car
Sean San Jose Airport 29 February 2016
Car was clean inside, but a little "battered" outside Paying for extras I'd asked for such as complete insurance package and children's booster seats
Anonymous San Jose Airport 12 January 2016
Staff were generally helpful and polite. They spoke good English. It's a general problem with vehicle rental in Costa Rica and one I anticipated but quoted costs do not seem to include mandatory insurance. It would be good if they did so you could see exactly what you have to pay. This is a general problem and not confined to Thrifty though.
Avila San Jose Airport 10 January 2016
the insurance was above what i payed for the car
Antoine San Jose Airport 02 September 2015
Thrifty reactivity to switch car after mechanical issue unable to open rear door, obliged to load suitcases on back seats unable to lock all doors in the same time automatically
Bader San Jose Airport 20 August 2015
I request white colour or black And I booked long time in advanced. Unfortunately they brought cry colour. Did not like it . The car was had a lot of scratches in the body .
eric San Jose Airport 04 April 2015
No comments, friendly and accurate staff
Anonymous San Jose Airport 21 January 2015
Very helpful staff. We received the exact car that was promised.
Jonathan San Jose Airport 13 December 2014
Good rate, good vehicle, ease of service Having to print the voucher Not knowing where to find the Thrifty rep upon arrival
Anonymous San Jose Airport 14 March 2014
Our flight arrived much later than expected, and they where waiting for us , even after 10 pm. Thanks ! The paperwark could be more effective at the collecting side, most of the data I already gave at the booking throught internet, so , I imagine that as far as there are no changes things could be done in advance , and so ...faster, efficently, but ok;
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