Yes. The down payment, equal to 50% of the total, is necessary in order to confirm the booking and allocate the van to your reservation. Especially in high-season we cannot guarantee availability without any down payment. Then, at the pick-up moment, the remaining amount (50% of the total) will be paid via credit or debit card.
- For the down payment (booking confirmation) - 50%: We accept VISA and MasterCard as credit/debit card payments, that will be directly done on our website.
- For the remaining amount at pick-up time - 50%: Upon arrival you can use the same or a different credit/debit card. A bank transfer will only be allowed for the 2nd payment in exceptional circumstances, in which the Hirer will incur an extra charge of €30.
- Security deposit: The security deposit can only be blocked on a credit card (Visa or Mastercard), and the credit card owner must be present at the pick-up. At the vehicle delivery, a security deposit will be held on the Hirer's credit card, according to the chosen Insurance option, to ensure the excess payment in the event of robbery, accident or any other vehicle damage during the rental period. The vehicle cannot be delivered unless the security deposit is held on a credit card.
- Cash is not an accepted payment method under any circumstances.
No. All the costs mentioned in your quote / confirmation are final. There are no surcharges or hidden fees unless you modify your reservation. In case of accident or damage, the confirmed security deposit will be the maximum amount charged.
Please note that fuel and tolls are to be paid by the traveller.
Rates & Reservation
The minimum rental period is 2 nights. In the summer months and in high-season the minimum booking is generally 6 nights. However, we will always try to accommodate any request, subject to availability.
The nightly rate is the fee of the campervan rental which includes basic insurance and 24/7 roadside assistance, along with VAT. It may vary depending on seasonality, promotions and other rental conditions.
The service fee is charged once for every booking. It includes the bedding kit, the kitchen kit, a cleaning kit, the portable cooker, the cooling box, and pick up/drop off transfer service during our office hours.
Pick up and return
When coming to collect the campervan you should have with you:
- Driving licence from all drivers
- Credit card of the hirer/renter (with enough funds to cover the Liability/ Security Deposit)
- Passport / I.D.
- Booking reference
The person driving the vehicle needs to be the same as the credit card holder for the security deposit.
Yes. Check-in times are between 14:30 and 19:30, and check-outs from 08:00 to 11:00. Want a different time to check-in or out? Use our 24h check-in and check-out service, but do keep in mind that an extra fee will be added to your booking.
We offer more than 50 different locations all around Europe that you can choose to pick up and drop off the camper. Check them out at our locations page.
- Portugal: Lisbon, Porto, Faro
- Spain: Bilbao, Barcelona, Valencia, Alicante, Malaga, Seville, Madrid
- France: Biarritz, Bordeaux, Lyon, Marseille, Mulhouse, Nantes, Nice, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Toulouse
- Italy: Bologna, Florence, Milan Malpensa, Naples, Pisa, Rome Fiumicino, Venice
- Belgium: Brussels Zaventem
- Switzerland: Geneva, Basel, Zürich
- Sicily: Catania
- Sardinia: Olbia
- Corsica: Bastia
- The Netherlands: Amsterdam
- Croatia: Split, Zagreb
- Germany: Berlin, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Freiburg, Hamburg, Münich, Stuttgart
- England: London Heathrow, Liverpool, Manchester
- Scotland: Edinburgh, Glasgow
- Ireland: Dublin
- Iceland: Reykjavik
The pick up can be either made in one of the depots or at the airport. We provide an airport shuttle service from the terminal to our depot should you require. The same can be arranged for some other points in the city depending on availability.
If not specified differently, the drop off should be made at our warehouse, where we then offer shuttle service back to the airport terminal. Any other location cannot be guaranteed and will depend on the availability of our staff. At the drop off we need to carefully check the campervan for potential damages, refunds, etc.
Usually a pick up/drop off at the hotel or in the city centre will not be possible due to city traffic and restrictions against stopping on the side of the road for pick up. However, for any special requests, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
The camper should be returned with the same level of fuel as you had at the time of pick up, and the grey water deposit should be emptied. Should the chemical toilet have been rented, it should emptied and rinsed also.
As soon as you know about the delay, you should contact us by phone. Secondary alternatives are via WhatsApp, Skype or Email. We will then inform the responsible Operational staff about your delay and apply potential late pick up/drop off fees, if outside the office hours. Since the delay is not scheduled, waiting times may occur.
In case the pick-up cannot be made on the booked day due to delays, please contact us as soon as you are aware of the situation. Days of the booking cannot be refunded. We can help you with organising accommodation and transports if needed, depending on availability.
Documentation and basic requirement
To drive our campervans, a normal valid driving licence category B is required and the driver must be over 18 years old. For short and medium term rentals, there is no international license required.
The minimum age to drive our campervans is 18 years old. Drivers under 25 years old are required to choose the Plus or Top insurance. Drivers under the age of 25 years aren't allowed to purchase the Deluxe Insurance plan. You can check our insurance packages' page for more detail.
This additional insurance will decrease the security deposit amount from 1999€ to 749€ (Plus Insurance) or 399€ (Top Insurance). The Top Insurance provides protection against windows and tire damages, along with less risk for drivers that may not feel as experienced.
From 1 to 3 drivers, depending on the insurance package you book. With the Regular and Plus insurance, only one driver is allowed. To add a second driver you can choose the Top Insurance and if you take the Deluxe Insurance you can go up to 3 drivers.
In the event that you have to cancel your reservation with us, please send us an email, confirming your name and the dates of your booking, using the email registered for the booking. According to the Terms & Conditions we will proceed with the request and any applicable refunds.
If you need to cancel more than 30 days prior to the scheduled pick up time, we will refund the full prepaid amount. If you cancel the booking less than 30 days before the scheduled pick up time, the applicable cancellation or no show fees will apply.
If you cancel your reservation within 30 to 15 days prior to the scheduled pick up time, the 50% deposit will not be refunded (cancellation fee), nevertheless the final remaining amount will not be charged.
If you cancel your reservation within 15 days prior to the scheduled pick up time 100% of the reservation will be charged on your credit card (no show fee).
A change in dates, locations, type of campervan or other details will depend on the current availability and must be approved by Indie Campers. Additional charges may apply. However, we will always try our best to make our travelers happy, so do not hesitate to contact us directly for individual requests.
We reserve the right to upgrade or assign your reservation with a similar category campervan.
Campervan models and characteristics
Feel free to visit the campervans' page on our website to have a full overview of each model, along with pictures, floor plans and descriptions. For further information please contact us and we will provide you with our tailored advice!
Our fleet is composed of FIAT Ducato, Mercedes-Benz (Vito and Sprinter) and Volkswagen California campervans. The FIAT models Sporty, Active Plus and Motorhome have a MultiJet 2.0 115hp engine, while the Nomad has a MultiJet 2.3 130hp engine; the VW California is Bluemotion Coast 2.0TDI 102; the Urban model is a Mercedes-Benz Vito 109 CDI/32 1.6 90 Diesel; the Explorer model is a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 211 CDI/37 2.2 114 Diesel.
All models are from 2016, 2017 or 2018.
All our campervans have manual transmission.
Our Sporty, Active Plus, Nomad, Motorhome and California models are equipped with seatbelts for 4 passengers, having 2 double beds. The Urban and Explorer models accommodate 2 people, as they have only 1 double bed.
We aim to accommodate customers’ requests whenever possible. However, due to logistics reasons, it is not possible for us to guarantee that the design of your preference will be alocated to your booking.
The California, Nomad, Urban and Explorer models are only available with a Classic design.
Yes, of course! You are more than welcome to visit our depots to check the campervans and meet our staff.
Unfortunately our vans do not have wheelchair ramps or tie-down docks at this time. However, that is something we wish to address in a near future, since it is our goal to ensure the accessibility of this kind of experience to the maximum number of people.
We always try to provide a full tank, so you can enjoy your road trip right after pick up. Should you receive a camper with less than a full tank, we will take note on your contract and you are required to refuel at the same level as pick up.
Yes, the campervan needs to be returned with the same amount of fuel as at the time of pick up, otherwise re-fuel charges will apply.
The campervan should be returned in a clean condition. The grey water deposit should be emptied. The extras you have rented, like the chemical toilet or surfboards for example, as well as the cooler box and the dishes, should be cleaned and returned. In the case of a returned campervan that needs professional cleaning, an additional cleaning fee of 100€ will be charged.
Every booking includes standard features in order to make your road trip experience perfect. We provide 24/7 roadside assistance, unlimited kilometers, bedding kit, cooking kit, portable cooker and an electric cooler.
No. We mitigate the need to carry all that bulky stuff on the plane and include in all rentals a duvet, pillows and bed sheets for all travelers stated in the booking. Should you decide to be adventurous and want to sleep outside, we also have sleeping bags for rent.
We offer child seats to the families traveling with kids. You just need to add it to your booking while making the reservation online (free of charge). Please make sure you share with us the age and weight of the child so we can have the proper seat available. The campervans have 3 point seatbelts in the front and back seats. The isofix system is not available.
Also keep in mind that we cannot guarantee a specific model or brand for the seat as we have different models in different locations. However, you are naturally free to bring your own child seat if you prefer.
Yes. All our campervans are equipped with air conditioning in the front seats. Furthermore, the vehicles have 2-3 skylights for additional air-flow.
You can add an electrical portable heater to your booking that runs with the 220V socket whenever the campervan is plugged to power. The socket can be found in the living area of the campervan. Depending on availability, we can also provide additional blankets.
The Nomad has an internal diesel heating system.
In the Active Plus, Motorhome and Explorer models: The internal shower works at all times, even when the van is not plugged into an electrical socket due to the fact that the water pump is powered by a secondary battery. However, in order to access hot water the van is required to be plugged in to an electrical outlet as the water boilers require more electricity to generate heat and provide hot water throughout the van.
In the Nomad: The Shower cabin extends by rotating the cabin door. The shower and water boiler are powered by the internal heating system and work without the van being plugged to electricity.
The best way to understand how a chemical toilet works is to see how the experts handle it! Check out this video for a Porta Potti Tutorial available with subtitles in all languages.
With every booking we are providing a cooling box, which additionally can be plugged in for enhanced electrical cooling. The box is isolated and fits around 15L. Whenever you are driving, you can plug it into the 12V socket, available in the kitchen area. The ventilator will then cool the inside up to 4ºC.
We don't provide a cooling box for the Nomad, because it has a refrigerator (80L).
Yes. The campervan has a few car plugs with 12V, USB sockets and standard 220V sockets (European format). They are placed all over the camper to provide you a comfortable living space, including USB sockets in the bed area (except on the VW California model) in order to charge your phone at night. The 220V sockets will work whenever the campervan is plugged in.
All Indie campervans run on Diesel. The tank fits 75-90 liters, depending on the size of the vehicle. The usage will vary on the driving behaviour, but the average consumption is 8L for every 100km.
The fresh water tank fits 50 litres in all models except the Urban (30 litres) and the Nomad (80 litres). The dirty water from the kitchen sink + shower run together into the grey water deposit under the camper. After using one water tank, it is recommended to empty the grey water deposit, as this can release strong odors and cause overflowing into the sink and shower if not emptied regularly. To dispose of the grey water properly, ensure the camper is parked over a proper water discharge station*. Then open the grey water deposit by accessing the red faucet located under the right sie of the camper.
* Water discharge stations may be found in several locations such as camping sites.
All around Europe you will find water facilities that allow you to refill the water deposit in your camper. Camping grounds, service areas or fuel stations are normal places where this is possible.
If you don’t have any gadgets plugged in, or the cooling box turned on, the secondary battery should power the back part for several days. The LED lights and the water pump are designed to be energy efficient. We recommend to charge the campervan at least 3 times per week if you are not driving around. While the camper is being driven on the road, it is charging the back battery and will therefore not require as much external charging.
Of course! You can find them all on our extras page. When completing your booking, select the extras you desire and they will be added to your trip!
Most of the extras we have in stock, providing travelers with the opportunity to add or remove at the time of pick up. In order to provide the exact extras with the features you are looking for (such as dimensions or size) it is advised to select them in advance with your booking, to ensure availability.
Our campervans do not have outside racks. You will be able to store your boards over the top bed or below the beds in the Active Plus model and our foldable bikes can be easily stored inside the campervan.
Our WiFi is provided by a 4G hotspot that has coverage all over the European Union. In Portugal the plan includes unlimited data and in all other EU countries it is limited to 1GB per day. The WiFi is provided by a small portable box that can be easily carried.
Of course! The Regular Insurance plan is included with every booking. This means that without paying any extra charges you are going to have unlimited kilometres, 24/7 roadside assistance and coverage for the damages caused to third parties. You can also choose from one of our other three packages (Plus, Top and Delux Insurances) for added protection. Check the most suitable option for your trip on our Extras and Insurances page.
The security deposit required for the booking is basically the same as the liability of the camper. The security deposit amount depends on the insurance model you choose with your booking (€1999, €749, €399 or €0 for the Regular, Plus, Top or Deluxe options respectively). This amount will be blocked on your credit card during the road trip and can be deducted up to 20 days after drop-off - in case of any damages, traffic violation tickets or tolls.
Check every detail of our insurance packages on the Extras and Insurances page of our website. Please have in mind that all the insurance packages do not cover negligent behavior, as explained in our Terms & Conditions.
Indie Campers is not legally allowed to stipulate an insurance that covers goods that are property of the traveler. We recommend contacting your personal insurance company to see if you are insurance during your travels or if they offer any additional traveler insurance. Many credit card companies (VISA, AMEX, etc) offer this service to their customers.
Yes, you are allowed to bring pets under certain conditions. A Pet Fee of €75 will be charged. Only one pet is allowed, weighing no more than 30 kg. Pets are only allowed if your road trip ends in Portugal or Spain. As Indie Campers operates in different countries in Europe, it is the responsibility of the Hirer to guarantee that his/her pet travels in safety and according to the local regulations. The rental firm will not be liable for any traffic tickets or legal fees related to carry the pet inside the vehicle.
The Pet Fee only covers the cleaning of the vehicle after the rental. Hirer is responsible for any and all damages (interior and exterior) caused by the pet.
Our travel team is full of amazing advice for the perfect adventure. For any possible request, please feel free to contact us or check out our Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Pinterest!
Yes, we do! All you have to do is to contact our friendly customer support team, or ask to our staff during check in, and they will be happy to help you!
We always recommend to spend the night at campsites or service areas since you will have available all the amenities you might need such as electricity (to charge the van), full bathroom, specific areas to waste the water deposit, among others.
You can drive all around the European Union, plus Iceland, Norway and Switzerland. So, get the most out of the unlimited kilometres that our vans have to offer.
You can pay the tolls directly at the highway.
Emergencies and Roadside Assistance
In case of an accident or if you need roadside assistance, you should immediately call us at our toll free number or the direct number of the location you picked-up the van. If needed, we will call roadside assistance for you in order to avoid any language barriers.
If you are experiencing any issues with the camper during the travel or have doubts about functionalities, you are more than welcome to contact the phone number available in your contract or the Indie Campers toll-free number. You can reach us by email, phone, Whatsapp, or Skype 24/7.