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Spain: Airbnb offers sleeping on balconies in Ibiza for big families

By Silvia Castro Betancourt 0 Comments NEWS, Regional News

Spain Airbnb IbizaThis article was written and published in Spanish and has been translated into English via Google Translate. Click here to read the original article.

The real estate speculation of the summer reaches unsuspected limits in Ibiza. On the Balearic island, Airbnb offers a tiny flat with nine beds, some of which are located on the balcony. And at a price of 58 euros per night and per person, between 50 euros of accommodation, plus eight euros commission for the service.

The apartment is located in Playa d'en Bossa, one of the busiest in Ibiza. This is the feature that promotes Noemí, the hostess, who stresses that this beach is one of the most popular for parties and nightclubs and bars, and with a good public transport network "to move around every corner of Ibiza.

Nine guests in the flat

The apartment has nine bunk beds, distributed in a room and on the balcony, which as seen in the published photos, is closed with an aluminum structure. Anyway, it is seen that there is hardly space for guests to access their place.

The apartment only has a bathroom and a kitchen, of minimum dimensions. The room has a table and the number of chairs, judging by the images published by the hostess, reach one per person.

The apartment has nine beds in bunk beds and a single bathroom, which is offered at 58 euros per night

Surveillance with cameras

The owner penalizes the guest with 15 euros for a lost key and offers small safes so they can store their most valuable belongings. In addition, it ensures that there is a camera that films the room to control security and avoid noise problems.

The kitchen must be shared by nine people on the floor of Ibiza.

If the owner managed to rent all the beds during July and August, he would pocket an income of 27,900 euros.

Pressure against platforms

This is not the only case of accommodation of little (or no) quality offered during the summer in the Balearics.

As reported by El Mundo, in Palma by Airbnb they offer containers for 145 euros per night, motorhomes at 35 euros per day, or an empty lot, without electricity or water, at 200 euros per month.

The explosion of tourist housing led to Palma having one of the most restrictive legislation, with the prohibition of offering apartments in multi-family apartments.

In addition, the government of the Balearic Islands pressures the platforms to eliminate the accommodations that are not registered and has opened sanction proceedings for 300,000 euros against Airbnb and Homeaway for breaching this rule.

This article was written and published in Spanish and has been translated into English via Google Translate. Click here to read the original article.

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