Book Thrifty hire cars in Reykjavik

Reykjavik, Iceland
4 Nov — 11 Nov
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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Thrifty car hire prices in Reykjavik

£61/dayPassenger van
£59/dayCompact SUV
£61/dayCompact estate car
£65/dayIntermediate SUV
£77/dayStandard SUV


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Overall rating8.0 ExcellentBased on 56 reviews
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Poor customer serviceCons:When we arrived they informed us that they didn't have the size vehicle that we booked, which was unfortunate because we had 7 people with luggage. The most that they could offer us for the inconvenience was the option to book another car at full price. The man was very short with us and repeatedly said that it wasn't his fault, rather that it was Kayak's fault and that he didn't need to accommodate us. Thankfully our friend had already booked a car with another company and allowed several of us to go with him, but our group was split up.Reviewed 15 May 2017
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Pros:Staff was friendly. Pick-up and drop off were at an offsite location that was not communicated to me before hand and very difficult to find. When leaving, it was locked and had to call to get staff back into the location and drive us to the airport.Cons:Better communications and more convenient pick up and drop off at the Keflavik airportReviewed 24 May 2021
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Pretty Good!Pros:Drop off was quick. Price was excellent.Cons:When picking up the car, there were instructions upon entering the Thrifty Rental Shop to "pick a number". However, employees did not follow this system nor would call customers up to the counter when they were ready for another customer so there was confusion amongst myself and other customers on when and who would go up to the desk next to be helped. My suggestion would be to stick to the number system or drop it and have people just wait in line.Reviewed 4 Mar 2018
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Pros:car was perfect, snow tires were recommended and were very helpful! staff was great with warnings and weather and all informationCons:the premium insurance was very expensive but I do not regret getting it as the conditions were very extreme. It would be great to have some kind of road service feature for people, we were fine but we did see cars along the way that needed help, not sure if this exists but it would be good for people and we would have got itReviewed 24 Dec 2019
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Pros:The car was clean and fuel efficient and the staff was helpful.Cons:My GPS had its home recorded as the Thrifty in Reykjavik rather than the Thrifty in Keflavik. This made my trip to the airport interesting, but I made it all in time.Reviewed 13 Sep 2017
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Cons:Maybe they are just worn out by all the tourists, but the staff were remarkably unfriendly.Reviewed 21 Sep 2016
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Pros:ease of rental process and drop off.Reviewed 29 May 2018
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CitroenPros:Size of carCons:Poor mechanical performance. Car was not clean. Many scratches on car. Rattling noises. Goofy controls.Reviewed 17 May 2018
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Iceland 2nd VacPros:Fast service.Cons:Doesn’t have chairs in the waiting area. At least they were fast.Reviewed 30 Jul 2018
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Cons:Pick-up took a very long time. Too much paper work. Ordered a 4wd vehicle. Got a 2wd vehicle with no price adjustment. No big deal. Since weather was nice.Reviewed 8 Apr 2019
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Good experiencePros:Easy in & out pickup of the car. I just needed a car for a half day and this was an affordable option for that. I recommend doing this if you want to go to Reykjavik for a quick day trip if you're looking to kill time before a flight. Cheaper than other transportation options.Cons:Car return. I showed up at the wrong time as the shuttle bus just dropped off a bunch of people to pick up their car. While they were full staffed, it would be nice to have a more streamlined return process. Also, when I made the booking, it wasn't clear that the Thrifty counter wasn't in the airport (you have to take a shuttle, or just walk 5 minutes). Better explanation needed there.Reviewed 28 Apr 2017
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Tried to charge us for Sand Storm paint damageCons:We rented the car for < 24 hours on our stopover in Iceland. Upon returning the car, the employee continuously rubbed his hand over the hood of the car with a perplexed look on his face. Soon after he took us inside where he had a ten minute conversation with other employees about where we had driven and how long we rented the car for. After explaining to them multiple times we had the car for < 24 hours and only drove in it for 4 hours on a perfectly calm sunny day, they told us we had driven through a sand storm(which we definitely did not). After deliberating amongst themselves for another 10 minutes or so they decided against charging us but the experience was absolutely dreadful. Needless to say I will not ever rent from them again as that was the only blemish on a otherwise very nice trip to Iceland.Reviewed 5 Apr 2017
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Where can I find Thrifty hire cars in Reykjavik?

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Bildshofdi 8


Monday10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday10:00 - 17:00
Thursday10:00 - 17:00
Friday10:00 - 17:00
Saturday10:00 - 17:00
Sunday10:00 - 17:00


+354 515 7110


Flugvellir 22


Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday07:00 - 18:00
Sunday07:00 - 18:00


+354 515 7110

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