Pros: very friendly staff
Budget Agent Over Charging
Pros: Car was nice and original quoted value was good.
Cons: Agent in Guatemala charged over the original quote
Cons: They did not have the car I reserved, nor any car at all. We were left stranded in a country we had never visited with no car. The budget agent at the airport said that even though we had a reservation, he did not have a car for us. He suggested other questionable car rental places at a much higher price. We ended having to find our own car at other place. This was the worst car rental experience of my life, will never use budget in my life again.
Car rental in Guatemala
Pros: Car was fine.
Cons: I hate to have to pay the mandatory insurance in Guatemala when my credit card covers everything in the US. The insurance nearly doubles the price of the rental.
Pros: I have reserved a sedan and they only had a pickup.
we were 4 persons and could not leave the baggae on the bed with no security. We end up going with another rental company and had to pay almost as twice as much that what we have booked with Budget.
Ok but.......unit not so good.
Pros: Attention when arrived
Cons: 1. Time too long when picking up the car. 2. Vehicle was not in the best conditions. Seems it has been damaged a lot, didn't drive well, transmition seems to have problems. 3. Cleanliness needs to improve.
Pick up Location
Cons: 1. The Kayak printout said I had to pick up the car in downtown Guatemala and it was a lot of trouble to get there. When I got there they told me I could have picked up the car at the airport. The deposit of $1000 was excessive. it took all my funds for the one week trip and I had to borrow money from friends for food and hotels.
Cons: The was no sign were to drop off the car so we drove into a parking lot having to pay 2,5 dollar to exit it again. The clerk told us that there usually is a sign but it was taken away that morning for some reason.
Budget Agent Dishonest
Cons: We had made reservations for two compact cars. The rental agent told us that they did not have the vehicles that we had reserved, and that they did not have any vehicles. I believe that they did in fact have vehicles for rent, but did not want to rent to us at the discounted price we got through Kayak. We witnessed the agent signing agreements with other customers that had arrived after us. I will not be renting from Budget in Guatemala or anywhere else again.
Didn't fulfill my reservation
Pros: Abosutelly nothing.
Cons: I made a reservation a week in advance for an economy car to pick it up at La Aurora Airport in Guatemala. I called them as my making my way there to pick up the car, they pulled up my reservation and they said "Sorry, we don't have cars." I told the person on the phone that I had made a reservation a week in advance and that I needed the car, she replied "sorry, we don't have cars". I asked her if they had cars in another of their locations in the city, again "sorry, we don't have cars". I asked if they had another type of car, I got the same "sorry, we don't have cars". I was never notified of this. I called two hours in advance before pick up the car so it wasn't like I showed up late to pick it up. I was never offered a way to solve this problem, something like giving me another type of car at the price of my reservation or even getting me a car from another company. I was left out to figure it out on my own in a third world country, I had a tight travel schedule so I needed a car at that moment. After two hours of searching around I had to bite the bullet and rent a car for THREE times more money that what I made my reservation for. I even went on Budget's website and it said they DID have cars! I am never renting with them again and if you don't want to be left out in the wind in a third world country shouldn't do you.
Pros: The personnel were professional and helpful both at check-out in Antigua and check-in in Guatemala City and the car worked wonderfully. And the drop-off charges were nominal.
Mini (Suzuki Jimny or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type from Budget in Guatemala City.
Budget has 2 rental locations in Guatemala City. Take a look at our Budget rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.