Book Alamo hire cars in San José

San José, Costa Rica
8 Aug — 15 Aug
San José, Costa Rica
Sun 8/8
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Sun 15/8
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Alamo car hire prices in San José

£25/dayEconomy
£25/dayCompact
£53/dayIntermediate
£39/daySUV
£92/dayFull-size SUV
£26/dayMini
£91/dayPick-up truck
£93/dayPremium SUV
£44/dayIntermediate SUV

Pros

""Easy drop off,e.""(in 1963 reviews)
" & very helpful."(in 2020 reviews)
"reliable flexible good ."(in 556 reviews)

Cons

"I didn’t even ."(in 2541 reviews)
"You don't accept debit ds"(in 2455 reviews)

Reviews for Alamo in San José

Overall rating6.2 GoodBased on 184 reviews
Cleanliness
6.2
Comfort
6.2
Overall
6.2
Pick-up/Drop-off
6.2
Value for money
6.2

Recent reviews

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10.0
Pros:friendlyCons:don't buy the auto insurance through kayak... youll still need to purchase with rental agency and wont get your money back from the 3rd party.Reviewed 15 Mar 2020
review fromkayak
2.0
Pros:Absolutely nothing.Cons:We made a reservation, showed up at the appointed time (2:00AM) and they said they didn’t have a car, even though I obviously reserved one which they acknowledged. We then had to take a taxi 30-40min away, and take another one back to the Alamo location in the morning (cutting into our time greatly forcing us to move and cut activities completely), where they then informed us they STILL didn’t have a car for us. They said so persistently, until after 20min they offer us a car (not like the one I reserved initially). Then he informs us that the insurance I paid for online won’t work, and he charges me for their insurance which was much more expensive. At this point, we were exhausted and just wanted to leave, so I paid and we took the car. As we were driving and got onto the highway, it quickly became apparent that the BRAKES DIDN’T WORK (seriously)! We then had to circle back (eating up even more time) and tell them that we almost crashed because they gave us a car with no brakes. The man looked disinterested but said ok, well we have another car now so here you go. Finally we got a car that functioned safely. We really could have died, so this car rental experience was horrific. I prefer my car rentals without attempted murder. I would never recommend this to anyone, and will actively warn people against using Alamo, and potentially Kayak in general. Terrible.Reviewed 28 Jan 2021
review fromkayak
10.0
Pros:Absolutely no pressure for upgrading or anything else when I checked in. Very friendly staff & couldn't have asked more.Cons:There seemed to be a miscalculation with the airport tax. I'd recommend really looking at the paperwork before you pay. For me, it was a little over $10 difference, but for others with a more expensive rental, may be much more. GOOD thing is that they were more interested in figuring it out than with arguing with me. Did not get to the bottom of it, but they did offer me a discount for a second driver that made it about even.Reviewed 30 Dec 2020
review fromkayak
10.0
Pros:10/10 would reccomend the Alamo in Belen near the San Jose Airport. Customer service was amazing, staff was super friendly and helpful, and facilities and cars are clean and well-maintained. We upgraded for a small extra amount per day and were so thrilled with our vehicle (Toyota Fortuner). Upon returning our car to Alamo at the end of our trip, we had no wait at all before our car was checked out, receipt confirmed, and our friendly driver dropped us off at the airport. Will absolutely be return customers for our next trip.Cons:Everything was super!Reviewed 12 Feb 2020
review fromkayak
2.0
Cons:When I picked up the car around midnight right after my flight arrived, I was offered a manual though I reserved an automatic. Alamo did not have an automatic ready for me to rent. After going back and forth they offered a more expensive automatic but I had to exchange it in the morning around 9am, even after I said I had plans to head to the Pacific at 6am. They did not want me to keep the only sanitized and clean automatic they had available because it was more expensive than the one I reserved. They then decided to clean and sanitized an automatic car compatible to the one I had reserved. I had to wait another 30 minutes for this. I don’t even know if they actually sanitized the car since the workers responsible for this had left for the day. When they came back to do the paperwork after washing the car, more clients had arrived to rent cars, they accepted one person in their office without a mask. Not until I said something did they tell the person he needed to wear a mask. At this point more than an hour had passed. My 13 year old and I were exhausted from a long flight. While doing the paperwork I informed I had already paid through the reservation via Kayak $110 for the car insurance using Global Allianz. Alamo told me they did not accept Global Allianz for the car coverage and forced me to purchase their own insurance. I have sent a message to Global Allianz for a refund but have yet to receive a response. I was supposed to keep the car for 9 days. Due to this major inconvenience I ended up only keeping the car for 2 days. The price from Kayak when I reserved the car was $566 and Alamo was going to end up charging me $720, way outside of my budget. Overall the entire experience was horrible.Reviewed 5 Jan 2021
review fromkayak
8.8
Pros:Friendly staff. Knowledgeable.Cons:Prices are a tad high and not clearly visible or labeled. Insurance is confusing, overpriced and could use more clarity.Reviewed 21 Feb 2017
review fromkayak
7.6
Alamo should give the exact address for drop offPros:It was quick and they got us to the airport fast.Cons:Finding the drop off involves comparing their tiny map to google maps and trying to figure it out.Reviewed 9 Dec 2017
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3.2
Cons:alamo would not accept my already prepaid additional insurance policy, hence the price for the rental doubled. The car we received after more than a hour waiting were poorly poorly cleaned and had multiple dents and rust marks.Reviewed 31 Jan 2018
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4.4
Insurance was not accepted and they charged me $60Cons:I was charged an additional $600 for insuranceReviewed 16 Nov 2015
review fromkayak
8.0
Pros:Very comfy SUV....plenty of room for a big family.Cons:Remote Door Lock was not working Steering wheel shakes when driving in the highwayReviewed 30 Jul 2018
review fromkayak
6.0
Beware Alamo/National could give you an older car in high seasonPros:The car (a Suzuki 4x4) worked well and did the job but did not have the mod cons of a new car (no usb connection for eg.) The drop off person was very good.Cons:The car was much older than we were led to believe - at least 10 years older (it was sold as 'type was Jeep Patriot' with an image of a new car). When I mentioned this to the salesperson they said that it was high season and they had none left. I think that I should have had a reduction in price. Plus, the car was not very clean when we picked it up.Reviewed 16 Jan 2018
review fromkayak
6.4
Cons:Gouging for insurance in country.Reviewed 24 Jan 2018
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Where can I find Alamo hire cars in San José?

Between 34th And 36th St Next, Alamo car hires

Address

Between 34th And 36th St Next

Hours

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

Phone

+506 2221 4700

Address

In Front Of Purdy Motor

Hours

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

Phone

+506 2242 7733

Address

San Jose Intl Airport

Hours

Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59

Phone

+506 2242 7733

Address

La Asuncion De Belen

Hours

Monday05:00 - 23:45
Tuesday05:00 - 23:45
Wednesday05:00 - 23:45
Thursday05:00 - 23:45
Friday05:00 - 23:45
Saturday05:00 - 23:45
Sunday05:00 - 23:45

Phone

+506 2242 7733

Address

Avenue 18

Hours

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

Phone

+506 2242 7733

Good to know

Most popular location

San Jose Intl Airport

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

£26/day

Good deal

£19/day

Top tips for hiring a car from Alamo in San José

  • 25% of our users found a car hire from Alamo in San José for £19 or less
  • Book your car hire from San José in Alamo at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy car hires from Alamo in San José are around 64% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car from Alamo in San José

  • On average a car hire from Alamo in San José costs £26 per day.

  • Intermediate (Kia Sportage or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type from Alamo in San José.

  • Alamo has 5 car hire locations in San José. Take a look at our Alamo hire location map to find the best car hires near you.

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