Cheap Rental Cars in Honolulu, Hawaii
Lucky Owl Car Rental!
We are a small rental car company in Honolulu, which means we can take the time to treat everyone with individual attention. We offer used compact 4 door rental cars, full size van rentals, and SUV rentals in Honolulu, Oahu at discount rates. Cheap, easy, reliable rental cars. Fast and friendly service in BEAUTIFUL HAWAII!
Recent Yelp Reviews
I was really happy with our experience with Lucky Owl. This was my first time ever renting out a car, and I was happy to how quick, easy and simple it was to work with them.
I asked for a quote using their website, and I was able to reserve a car right away. We got a 2005-2006 (?) Toyota Corolla, which was in good condition with a few scratches here and there but nothing terrible. The car was clean as well. To get the car, we were picked up at the airport, we did all the paperwork at the location (which seemed kind of weird at first, because it is at a random lot; there isn’t a real location for this business but rather a kiosk). We provided proof of our insurance, and weren’t charged any under 25 year old driver fees! Pretty cool. At the end of our stay, we dropped off the car at the location, we finished all paper work, and the same guy who picked us here drove us back to the airport. It was cool because the guy knew all the shortcuts, haha.
One of the main reasons I went ahead with Lucky Owl was the cheap prices. Yes, they use older cars, but we weren’t here on holiday for the driving experience… we just needed a car to get around town, haha. To use the car for 4 days only cost us $60, and the deposit was $200 which was returned right away. The car was also good on gas, which we were able to fill up for a good price prior to returning the car.
Another reason we rented the car with Lucky Owl (which may surprise you) is the fact they rent out older cars. Before coming to Hawaii, I did my research and read many stories that locals tend to jack people’s cars for money and other items, especially tourists! This also happened to my co-worker, who had her malasadas stolen! haha. The red flag for locals is having a super new and nice car… in which they steal any purchases, luggage, cash, et cetera. In addition to my co-worker and also the stories I read on Trip Advisor, but also our driver from Lucky Owl confirmed it to be a recurring issue. Even more scary… we LITERALLY saw a nice car parked right next to us get jacked at a Foodland store. It was so sketch, there was even a lookout. Luckily our car wasn’t touched and we didn’t have anything in the car! I couldn’t believe this actually happened.
Other than that, I had a very good experience with Lucky Owl Car Rentals overall. The great price, the well working car and the super friendly service were all excellent. I would definitely recommend this car rental place to all my friends, and use it again when I come back. Thanks again Lucky Owl, especially Max and D!
These guys were great. They were super responsive to emails from the get go. They picked us up from the airport when we arrived and dropped us off at the airport in our car as soon as we returned it. No waiting for a shuttle, no lines for renting/returning the car. Easily the smoothest and friendliest service I’ve had renting a car. They were also cheaper than anything else I found online. This is your great deal, great service, hole in the wall spot for renting cars in Honolulu.
Can’t believe I got my whole family out to Hawaii for Thanksgiving. And lucky owl made it so easy for all of us to get from place to place together.
All the other places wanted at least double the price for a minivan rental. So the car wasn’t perfect (85k miles, door was hard to open, etc) but totally worked for our huge group. They even picked us up from the airport, stayed open late so I could drop off the car in the evening, dropped me back off in Waikiki, and refused a tip.
Their customer service is amazing (have you ever heard of a car rental company recommending that you don’t pay extra for the insurance?) & I’d definitely rent from them again.
Love their vision of affordable car rentals with slightly older cars!
Lucky Owl is one of the finest rental car company I’ve ever had the pleasure of doing business with.
If you are in the Oahu area and require a rental car and do not care about older model vehicles, then this is the place to go. They generally have older model vehicles such as 2008-2011 Toyotas. We placed a reservation for a sedan and was given a 2011 Toyota Corolla. The condition of the vehicle was just okay form the outside (normal wear and tear, scratches, some dings, nothing terribly off putting), but the condition inside was great. The upholster, floors, dashboard were clean and the car did not have any bad smells or anything like that.
The vehicle we rented was in perfect driving condition, we rented it for 6 nights and 7 days, which came out to be under $100. This included pick up and drop off to the airport as well. The level of customer service was great, we were picked up and dropped off promptly, there was no hassle, zero wait time. The driver even refused tip, despite them giving fabulous customer service.
We had zero hassles with the deposit, the $200 deposit was released promptly. There were also no further hidden fees, they even waived the $20 cleaning fee even though we had a bunch of sand and what not all over the floor, mats, etc (pretty hard to prevent it from getting sandy when you visit beaches nonstop). The drivers were very helpful as well, great to chat with, told us of places to visit, very receptive to questions and overall just great guys.
I can’t recommend them enough, generally you get what you pay for, but with Lucky Owl, you get a lot more.
Vehicle in good condition
No hidden fees
Very reasonably priced
Older vehicles only
Provide your own insurance (maybe also a pro?)
I will definitely recommend Lucky Owl to anyone traveling around in the Oahu area!
Perfect. Flew out from Sacramento, NorCal, picked us up from the Honolulu airport, got us into a low mileage car that was really good to us, then took us back to the airport after dropping off the car. We had the car a week and saw a lot of the island! When we return to O’ahu we will call Lucky Owl because they are on it and da kine for sure! Mahalo guys, you da best. !
Our car broke down and we didn’t want to keep renting with all the higher priced car rental in the area. A close friend recommended Lucky Owl Car Rental out in Mapunapuna. It was a little hard to find at first but after dealing with Max over the phone I can’t say enough how grateful to have heard about this place.
Service was outstanding and the cost was beyond reasonable!!! We’ll never rent anywhere else.
The Vitale & Manu Ohana
If you are in Oahu and need a rental car- this IS the place to go! I live in Honolulu and needed a rental car for when my parents came to visit. I was recommenced this place from a friend and am so happy with their service.
Like other reviewers have mentioned, everything from the booking, to the pick up and return are super easy. I actually rented 2 cars over a 2 weeks period due to the size of the party changing, and both cars worked great. I really appreciated that the cars looked like normal cars, meaning they didn’t call out the unwanted attention of being a rental.
I am already recommending Lucky Owl to my friends that are coming to visit, and I recommend them to you as well!
We had a family emergency and my sisters and I were taking turns coming back to Honolulu over 3 months to help take care of our Dad. Max was really great and made things really easy for us. They gave us a very reasonable monthly rental rate and when we alternated who was in town, and had to change registered drivers, the staff met us at the house to make it easier. We didn’t know how long we needed the car, and they were very flexible about the return date. The car had good fuel economy and worked well for us. When few problem came up with the car door, they offered to come to the house to fix it. I highly recommend Lucky Owl.
Exceptional customer service. Lucky Owl adds that personal touch that big rental companies don’t have. You aren’t just a number, Their staff is warm, friendly, and has that aloha sprit. The rental was better than I expected, great rates too. I would highly recommend using them to all my friends.
All around the most hassle free, car rental experience ever, and I have rented cars all over the globe! There was a slight problem with the first car and Max corrected it right away. The cars ran well, were clean and I had no worries. Yes, the cars are older, but safe and well maintained. I actually felt safer in them because I don’t stand out as a tourist, which I am not. I visit relatives here frequently. I will use Lucky Owl again for sure. Thanks to Max for everything.
Exceptional, unparalleled car rental services!
1. Rental extension via email was a breeze, and it was at my original rate.
2. When I had a problem with my rental, a replacement car was delivered to my doorstep the very next morning (at 7:00AM). Wow!
3. Return hour was very flexible without incurring any additional cost, i.e., the car was picked up at 12:00PM but returned at 6:00PM.
4. Fast reply time, be it by email or by phone.
Mahalo nui loa, Max, for being just all-around AWESOME!!
And… please help support this young, local business.
This was the best rental car experience I have had. I spent a lot of time researching prices prior to renting a car. Compared to the big names, this was by far the cheapest option. Although you may find some other cheap places on the island, they are often unreliable — with last minute changes in plans, hidden fees or non-existent available cars. I was prepared for a similar experience and was delighted to find that Lucky Owl is in fact just a great deal! Although having to pay an additional $200 deposit (as agreed upon when reserving the car), I was completely reimbursed once the car was returned.
It was incredible easy to rent a car. Max has the system down to a science. Reserving a car is easy through email..so easy that I was half suspecting I skipped a step. BUT when I landed, Max called to say he and the car were at the airport. It was all so smooth.
The car was in great shape despite being a few years old. I’ve been told by a number of locals that an older, less flashy car is good to drive because it is less of a target for burglars (car theft is very common especially when outside of Honolulu). The Corolla was the perfect blend of comfortable and inconspicuous.
Max took a lot of extra time and attention to make sure our trip was successful. He was happy and willing to drive my friend and I to Waikiki in horrible traffic, which saved us tons of money and time. He also sent me a list of good hikes to take – all great recommendations!
Seriously, use Lucky Owl.
After reading the other yelp reviews I was happy to rent with Lucky Owl. Max was quick to email me back and answer any questions that I had. My husband and I were meeting in Honolulu after his business trip to Japan and his flight was delayed but there were no issues in our pick up from the airport after calling. We had a clean Toyota Matrix for $25 a day plus some taxes that Hawaii makes you pay and when compared to the $60+ per day fees that the major rental companies charge this was a bargain!! I highly recommend renting from Lucky Owl and saving some money.
Dee and Max are absolutely great! I could go on and on about the wonderful pricing, the over the top (and so appreciated) customer service and the ease of which my trip was to Honolulu was because of these guys. CLASS ACT! I will be using Lucky owl on all my future trips to Oahu. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!!!!
Enterprise screwed me over last minute and these guys hooked me up big time during the holiday rush Xmas of 2013. Cool local guys that keep it real. I’m glad they stepped up and took care of me. Had a rental car for a little over a month on a weekly contract and gave me a good deal. What more could you ask for?
After having an absolutely horrific experience with another company, we came across lucky owl car rental. We gave Max a call and he quickly arranged us a rental for our time on the island, picked us up at the airport and made us feel completely comfortable. The rate was extremely affordable and the service was second to none. When it was time to turn in the rental, he actually thanked us for vacuuming out the sand and filling up the tank (what a nice guy!), quickly refunded our deposit and gave us a ride to the airport. We could not have been happier with our experience and will definitely be using them for future trips.
Can’t say enough great things about our experience renting a car for our trip out to the north shore. Max and Dee are wonderful – met us at our hotel to drop off the car which was beyond convenient since Waikiki is crazy busy (you should’ve seen the lines at the major car rental places – sigh)…. and then they dropped us off after we returned the rental. Will be the only service we use every time we are on the island. Also like the fact that their cars aren’t showy and have the look of a local car which is a big deal for me since 2 of my friends have gotten their rental cars broken into while on vacation and we were hoping to avoid this. Thanks to Max and Dee!!!
Lucky to find this gem! Communication is excellent. Service is excellent. The family van we rented was excellent; in great condition, super clean, and everything worked. You can not beat the price (use your own insurance). We wanted to rent a booster seat for our youngest, and they went above and beyond to get us a new booster seat and didn’t even charge us to use it. Picked us all up at the airport and took us back as well. Max is doing everything right and I wish Lucky Owl all the best!
The staff is very friendly and helpful they came through for me every time I need a vehicle. Everytime I visit Hawaii I will make sure I rent a car from here. The cars are not the fanciest, but they are reliable and all the AC work. If you call them and give them heads up, they were even drop you off at the airport and pick you up from the airport or any destination on the island as long as you give them times notice. Great business I will always recommend it.
I feel kind of funny giving a car rental place a 5 star, and I thought it was too good to be true when I called them and they said they’d come drop off the car at my hotel and drive me back to the airport when I returned the car and the flat rate of $137 for 8 days (?) and had no hidden fees…But they came through with a smile on their face and a nice newer Toyota Corolla. I’ve tried a couple of the name brand rentals at the Honolulu airport and it has always been a major headache and ended up in a debate over hidden fees or one thing or another, and usually a long wait in line to get your car and a long wait in line to catch a shuttle. None of that at Lucky Owl. I made a same day phone call and there was my car in less than an hour at my doorstep. And when I returned the car I was getting a drive to the airport after the 2 minute check-in.
Can’t say enough good things about them. They are just AWESOME!!! Good communicator, easy transaction, they do exactly what they said. The car was clean, problem free and we drove around for a week with $50 gas. They even made us feel special, we told them we want a car that can carry surfboards. They showed up with a 2002 Toyota Corolla with surf racks. Totally awesome Dee came and pick us up at the airport and took us to the parking lot to sign paper. He was very friendly, easy going and helpful. We even returned the car in the evening and they had no problem with it. Wish there are more business like this. Will use them again for sure. BANG FOR THE BUCK!
Trying to stay in the company budget for travel is very tough…especially when making a statement to the new owners that can be wary of ‘work’ in Hawaii. Enter Lucky Own Car Rental. We thought ‘too good to be true’ but let me tell you that this is LEGITIMATE and professional. Prices were just mind-blowing. Always attentive and maintaining a professionalism for your schedule…. I’m quite blown away actually how the Lucky Owl crew were able to keep our schedules down to the tee.
Rented a van since we needed to haul around a ton of goods and yes they are not new Vans but blend in nicely with the ‘local’ vibe….making them dare I even say ‘invisible’ to prying and curious eyes.
The crew will pick you up from your gate and complete the paperwork at a nearby location. When you are ready to leave it goes the reverse. Not a hitch in the game for the Lucky Owl crew. I wish them good luck and almost scared to blow out this hidden gem to the Yelp world! Thank you Lucky Owl!
Great prices, great service. I will be back to rent from these guys again. The car was clean, tank filled with gas, & excellent price. If you are looking for a decent reliable vehicle & don’t want to pay full price these guys are the way to go. From now on I will use Max & D to get my car from. Lucky Owl is the best value to be found.
2/3/2014Researched other options for our one month rental and was clearly the most economical with all as promised. Particularly appreciated the airport pick-up and drop-off (smooth, efficient and quick). Our Corolla worked perfectly and got excellent mileage. Max and staff were professional and provide a great service. We will be using again upon our return. Pleased from Bellingham!
Very unique place with great people. They did everything exactly as promised. Price was great value, never expected to find something so affordable in Oahu. The car ran without a problem. Hands down the best rental company I’ve ever dealt with. I wish they were in every city! But maybe that would ruin it?
I was happy with the price. The vehicle was not the best looking inside and outside. If you have skin allergies you might not like it. Altho u can have same reaction to other big name rentals. I would say they didn’t give me any problems. It can be difficult to get a hold of them at times. Overall, I would use them again because you just can’t beat their price!