Book National 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
Noon
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National car hire prices in San José

£25/dayEconomy
£25/dayCompact
£55/dayIntermediate
£41/daySUV
£114/dayFull-size SUV
£24/dayMini
£181/dayPick-up truck
£130/dayPremium SUV
£44/dayIntermediate SUV

Pros

" with low mileage"(in 349 reviews)
"Easy off"(in 174 reviews)
"e, with great efficiency.""(in 185 reviews)

Cons

"No despite confirmation."(in 276 reviews)
" had terrible smell."(in 269 reviews)
" had terrible smell."(in 273 reviews)

Reviews for National in San José

Overall rating5.4 OkayBased on 11 reviews
Cleanliness
5.4
Comfort
5.4
Overall
5.4
Pick-up/Drop-off
5.4
Value for money
5.4

Recent reviews

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2.0
Disappointed - bait and switchPros:Car and experience was fine, but....Cons:After all was stated very clearly on the confirmation.... The agent at the desk required that I add insurance or not be able to rent the car. Of course, my credit card covers insurance, and this was a shock and dismay (and an extra hundred dollars!). Foul!!!!!!Reviewed 5 Jan 2018
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2.0
Cons:When I came there was no SUV's. So I had to wait more 5 hours to get one.Reviewed 3 Jan 2017
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9.2
National - good car service in San Jose - Costa RiPros:They are National - dependable, good, car company that won't jerk you around like a lot of other companies may. You walk in, present your reservations and out you go. You don't really get to choose your car like you do in the States but you do get the car you ask for in your reservation.Cons:Costa Rica car companies should be transparent about what it really costs to rent a car. I knew there would be a mandatory insurance charge but I had to do a lot of research to find out how much it would be. Costa Rica National should be upfront and open about what those costs are so people that are renting a car for $94 knows that it really will be $300+ after all the mandatory insurances and stuff. It is annoying and I think poor. To be fair - most car rental companies do this sort of thing in Costa Rica (and Mexico) but I think it is a poor practice.Reviewed 13 Dec 2015
review fromkayak
7.6
Beware of the InsurancePros:The service was great, staff was helpful and prompt.Cons:It would have been nice to know the full price I'd be paying for a rental car before landing in this foreign country fully dependent on getting it. I felt very mislead by the pricing I was given in the reservation. In Costa Rica, insurance is required and this was never mentioned in the booking process. Therefore I ended up having to pay over $400 (with an extra $800 held) for the car I expected to rent for $83. I just thought that was very dishonest by the rental car company and the booking company.Reviewed 15 Feb 2017
review fromkayak
4.0
Poor Pricing 2.0Pros:The National staff in Costa Rica was fast and friendly.Cons:However, the price quote I was given did not match the price given to me when I arrived at the desk. I was told there was mandatory insurance and the price more than doubled. I was also charged more than the agreed amount on my contract. So, as far as pricing and value, I will not use National again. And I would not recommend using this site (Kayak) for renting a car.Reviewed 5 Jan 2016
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6.4
Substantial undisclosed feesPros:The people I dealt with were professional and courteous. Great hard working employees, who understood the misconception led on by suggested prices listed on the internet. Great job explainingCons:I have rented cars in international locations and am aware that undisclosed fees exist (as they do in the us as well) however, I was quoted a great rate for my rental at 125 dollars. All said and done 495 dollars. You have to be kidding me. Be up front with mandatory insurances taxes and fees. Not disclosing 370 dollars is unethical. Seriously you guys are bums. Get with the program, enough of the three card Monte, people get that they are being fooled and no longer use services as a result. You may get a few hundred extra up front....but in the end you will loose all of your customersReviewed 27 Jan 2016
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6.0
Cons:They gouge You on the insurance. It can cost two to three times what the rental vehicle costs. The vehicle given was small for the classification we rented from (mid size).Reviewed 20 Feb 2016
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8.0
Pros:Staff was friendly and helpful.Cons:The insurance prices are lower than most otehr companies, but still a rip off.Reviewed 9 Aug 2019
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8.8
Relatively painless except for the insurancePros:I reserved the smallest cheapest automatic car available and ended up getting a brand new Yaris instead, which felt like a full size sedan and had all the latest technology including a USB port.Cons:The deposit if you decline their CDW and take only mandatory insurance is $2000!! Between this and &265 for 6 day rental, I had to make a lot of early payments on my credit card to free up credit for purchases. If I had not been able to free up 2265 on one card, I would have had to take their crappy mid level insurance for $35 more and not get as much coverage from my credit card company (which frankly I trust far more). Their full coverage was $100 more.Reviewed 1 Dec 2015
review fromkayak
4.4
Pros:The staff was friendly and the shuttle was efficient.Cons:The suv I received was an old model with over 75k. The car I reserved was a “Jeep Wrangler or similar”. Certainly, I understand that the actual SUV will vary but I received was nothing even remotely comparable. A tiny, old Dahaitsu is just plain false advertising. They don’t even have any Jeeps!Reviewed 16 Mar 2019
review fromkayak
2.0
did not have car readyCons:they did not have the car ready and told us to call within 4 hours. this delayed our trip and exhausted us. Instead of waiting, we decided to go to their site and there were a multitude of cars available. They claimed that they did not have cars available, because many people had not returned them from the day before. Customer service was slow and it lagged the promptness needed to get in and out. Also, if you prepay insurance from the US, it will not work. You are obligated to purchase their insurance. Our reservation was worthless.Reviewed 7 Jan 2017
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Where can I find National hire cars in San José?

Avenue 18th, National car hires

Address

Avenue 18th

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 7901

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 2242 7878

Address

Km 3 General Canas Highway

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 7878

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 7878

Address

La Asuncion De Belen

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 7878

Good to know

Most popular location

San Jose Intl Airport

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

£35/day

Good deal

£33/day

Top tips for hiring a car from National in San José

  • 25% of our users found a car hire from National in San José for £33 or less
  • Book your car hire from San José in National at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy car hires from National in San José are around 64% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car from National in San José

  • On average a car hire from National in San José costs £35 per day.

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

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

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