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Galway, Ireland
29 Sep — 6 Oct
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Galway, Ireland
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Budget

10.0

Excellent

16 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in Galway

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12 Eyre Square

+353 91 566 376

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 18:00
Sunday09:00 - 18:00
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10.0 Excellent

Aug 2022

KAYAK
We were reluctant to rent a car outside the US, but our concerns were unfounded. The process was easy, the car was clean and comfortable.

6.0 Good

Dec 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff at counter was personable and professional.

Cons:

Two block walk to pick-up location, agent did not disclose specific location, vehicle was on the fourth floor. Instructions for drop off equally uncertain.

4.0 Okay

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

My experience at Budget in Galway last week was pretty abysmal. Adrian met me out front and asked if I had a reservation, which I did. He then started off by demanding who I stayed with the previous night and where they live (really not sure why they need this information). Next he asked about insurance at which point I provided my letter from Chase (PDF on my phone) outlining my eligibility for "worldwide coverage under the Auto Rental Collision Damage waiver benefit." I had called Chase before my trip specifically to confirm that Ireland was not excluded from their coverage (given past rules) and they assured me that Ireland was included in their worldwide coverage benefit, and sent me this letter as proof. Adrian insisted that the letter must specifically state Ireland and refused to rent me the car I had reserved until I was able to provide one. The other options he provided were to go elsewhere or to get coverage through Budget and quoted me $500. At this point I would have loved to walk away but really needed the car and to get on the road. I called Chase and the woman I spoke with kindly offered to speak to Adrian but he declined, stating it would do not good without a letter. I then asked for his name but he refused to give me his last name saying he was not required to do so (was not wearing a badge or any form of identification). I then asked to speak with someone else and he called his manager, who confirmed that "worldwide coverage" is sufficient, and told him to move forward with my reservation. He proceeded to go through the steps and never once apologized for his misunderstanding of the policy. I am not one to write reviews and generally give people the benefit of the doubt- but I do feel like feedback is warranted in this case in hopes that others can avoid this experience. Adrian and Galway Budget aside, the car I rented was great and I had no issues with the drop-off at Shannon Airport. Despite this I will be avoiding Budget in the future.

Cons:

Better treatment of the customer and understanding of the policies. Wearing a name badge seems appropriate, and apologizing for the error would have also gone a long way.

6.0 Good

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Dropoff difficult. Busy street. No instructions on how to park.. once I over came that, courteous and simple return. BUT see below.

Cons:

I was given a credit on my credit card for the tank of gas that had been reserved. Two days later and the credit has not shown up on my account.

4.8 Okay

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The car did not break down

Cons:

Service was not great at galway. Car was a bit small. High price and new drop off fee. I am also being charged 119$ for no reason and it has not gone off my credit card yet. I would like a call from someone at budget to clear this charge because I refuse to pay it since we dropped it off with fue

8.0 Excellent

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was great, the staff at both locations were wonderful. At Kerry airport he went out of his way and helped us get our train!

Cons:

The price. When booked online it did not say you had to purchase their insurance. This double the price. And it was mandatory. Online it offered me other insurance for 81 usd, which I read the details thoroughly and purchased. I was told at Budget it was worthless. (Thankfully I cancelled in time).

1 out of 5

Payless

8.0

Excellent

4 reviews

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.3

Value for money

6.6

One location in Galway

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12 Eyre Sq

+353 91 394 374

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 18:00
Sunday09:00 - 18:00
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3.2 Mediocre

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing.

Cons:

I was quoted one price and then when I went to pick to pick the car up they made me pay 3.5x the price because I was booking on a Euro credit card not and American credit card. Then they have you walk 4 blocks and to the top of a parking garage to collect the car. God help you if you have bags or it’s raining. If it was cheap to rent I would t have minded walking. But at that outrageous cost you’d expect a little bit of service maybe bring the car to the rental shop?!

8.0 Excellent

Aug 2022

KAYAK
It was extremely expensive and severs ad-ons when we picked it up, but we were happy with the car.

8.0 Excellent

Jun 2022

KAYAK
The car park where all the rentals are isn’t the easiest to find, and our attendant didn’t give the best directions, which made an unpleasant walk in the wind and rain longer than necessary.

3.2 Mediocre

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing.

Cons:

I was quoted one price and then when I went to pick to pick the car up they made me pay 3.5x the price because I was booking on a Euro credit card not and American credit card. Then they have you walk 4 blocks and to the top of a parking garage to collect the car. God help you if you have bags or it’s raining. If it was cheap to rent I would t have minded walking. But at that outrageous cost you’d expect a little bit of service maybe bring the car to the rental shop?!

1 out of 1

Easirent

7.6

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.6

Value for money

8.0

One location in Galway

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Shannon Springs Hotel, Ballycasey

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10.0 Excellent

Aug 2022

KAYAK
Even though they were not located at the airport, there was a shuttle that picked me up within minutes, supplied me with an upgrade at a cost much lower than other companies. The return process was also seamless, no lines, quick processing and dropped off at the airport within minutes.

6.0 Good

Aug 2022

KAYAK
We were told at pick up that cars could be left at the hotel at the airport. But when I spoke to the team the day before drop off they said this was not possible and that we would need to bring the car to the rental office location. They also said they would be open at 6. However on the day the first employee showed up at 610. To be fair to him he brought us straight to the airport in the vehicle so we did not have to transfer luggage across and he was very pleasant and helpful when he arrived.

6.0 Good

Jul 2022

KAYAK
Our rental car started having issues so we called and were told they would meet us with a new rental at 1:30. They didn’t come until 3 so we ended up waiting three hours.

8.0 Excellent

Jul 2022

KAYAK
Flight was cancelled by United and car cannot be held or paid for over the phone. Car rental said contact Kayak and Kayak said contact car rental. Easirent finally fixed it so we had a car for our month long visit. Would’ve been disastrous otherwise. Thanks Paddy and James!!

6.0 Good

Apr 2022

KAYAK
My reservation (through Kayak) did not have the vender phone number printed so upon arrival to Shannon airport I couldn’t contact them for pickup, wasted a taxi fee to get to off site location. Is that Kayak or Easirent? The car was great, with navigation system, which was of value throughout trip. Return of car & shuttle to airport was trouble free.

10.0 Excellent

Apr 2022

KAYAK
We had a smooth, perfect rental experience. Airport pickup and obtaining the car was quick and easy. We ended up with a free upgrade. Upon return, Patrick even shuttled us to the covid testing site, waited, then delivered us to the airport. I would highly recommend!

1 out of 2

Hertz

6.0

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

7.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

6.0

One location in Galway

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Shannon Airport

+353 61 471 369

Monday05:30 - 23:00
Tuesday05:30 - 23:00
Wednesday05:30 - 23:00
Thursday05:30 - 23:00
Friday05:30 - 23:00
Saturday05:30 - 23:00
Sunday05:30 - 23:00
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5.6 Okay

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Drop-off was incredibly confusing: the drop off section was closed and directions to the after hours drop off were not well written and could have been more detailed. It ended up taking a half hour to return the vehicle.

2.0 Mediocre

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

I brushed a stone wall in Ireland to avoid a head on collision and was horrified to learn that the two insurance coverages I thought did not, in fact, cover Ireland. It seems that it would have been a courtesy for the rental agent to mention that, but I must take responsibility for my ignorance. The manager at the airport was rude, unhelpful, and sent me away in an uninsured car because he did not want to deal with the problem at 8:30 pm. I was told to come back in the morning. I drove long distances to get back and forth, wasted a day, and was horrified to learn Hertz has charged me $13,000 to fix cosmetic damage that can be filled and buffed. 20% of the value of a car to repair cosmetic damage?! There will be no opportunity to receive fair estimates, and no proof that the work is ever done. Do your insurance homework before you rent, and above all never use Hertz! I will be living with their nightmare for years to come.

3.6 Mediocre

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

car mechanically was OK

Cons:

Had to wait around half an hour to get the car when I had booked in advance, I would have expected them to know I was coming and therefore had a car ready. They didn't even have the one I booked (a Qashqai) so was given a Dacia Duster instead which was smaller than I was expecting. When I got it it was still muddy on the outside, probably because they had rushed to clean it.

4.4 Okay

Jun 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The location is very convenient

Cons:

This is as close to an extortion racket that I have ever experienced. The staff at the Hertz near Shannon Airport will charge you exorbitant amounts for any tiny scratch. We were assessed over $700 for three very short (the largest was less than 2 cm) thin (a couple of millimeters thick maybe) on the front bumper. These were not dents at all, just superficial scratches on a plastic bumper. In case you are thinking that this was just one person's bad experience be advised that 3 other people dropped off cars here while we were waiting for the "damage" report to be completed. All three of them were also being assessed for scratch damages. I do not know if those assessments were valid or not but they do illustrate a pattern. OK... you have been warned.

9.2 Excellent

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

I had hit a Pothole and had damage to the rim, the woman was still able to process my return quickly and will be e-mailing me the report to submit to insurance.

4.0 Okay

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Car was the promised size.

Cons:

Extra fees changed despite information from Kayak. No assistance for a damaged tire. The agency tried to insist on purchase of insurance despite me providing proofs of insurance.

1 out of 3

Enterprise

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in Galway

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Ballybane Industrial Estate

+353 91 758 468

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 18:00
Sunday11:00 - 14:00
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10.0 Excellent

Mar 2017

KAYAK

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I have rented from both companies in Galway...they are like night and day. Enterprise is very reliable, customer oriented and efficient. Cars have all been high quality, in stark contrast to their competitors at Budget. The prices advertised by Enterprise are often higher than Budget, but in my experience the quality far exceeds the price difference and the folks at the Galway Budget office will intimidate you and flat out lie to get you to buy extras that you don't need...entirely unprofessional, but they know you often don't have the option to walk out on the rental by the time you get to the desk. I have rented from Enterprise 7-8 times and have been thoroughly impressed with their professionalism, honesty and efficiency every time.

8.8 Excellent

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

It was clean and easy to use

Cons:

I was worried the car couldn't handle long distances.

10.0 Excellent

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

I have rented from both companies in Galway...they are like night and day. Enterprise is very reliable, customer oriented and efficient. Cars have all been high quality, in stark contrast to their competitors at Budget. The prices advertised by Enterprise are often higher than Budget, but in my experience the quality far exceeds the price difference and the folks at the Galway Budget office will intimidate you and flat out lie to get you to buy extras that you don't need...entirely unprofessional, but they know you often don't have the option to walk out on the rental by the time you get to the desk. I have rented from Enterprise 7-8 times and have been thoroughly impressed with their professionalism, honesty and efficiency every time.

8.8 Excellent

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

It was clean and easy to use

Cons:

I was worried the car couldn't handle long distances.

1 out of 1

Sunnycars

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

3 locations in Galway

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12 Eyre Square

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Ballybrit

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Shannon Clare

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Europcar

No score is available

Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in Galway

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MOTOR PARK, 3rd EXIT OFF KIRWAN RB

+353 91 396 555

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keddy by Europcar

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Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

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Motor Park, 3Rd Exit Off Kirwan Rb

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