Ibiza Beds On Balconies Sold At 23 GBP A Night

Residents on the holiday island of Ibiza have sent these pictures to authorities apparently showing mattresses rented out on balconies to tourists for 23 GBP per night.

The platform Prou! (Stop), the union of tenants of Ibiza and Formentera and the organisation Eivissa Desperta sent a letter to the city council of Ibiza complaining about that balconies were being rented the city of Ibiza, in the eastern Spanish region of the Balearic Islands.

The organisations shared a photo of a building on Cataluna Street where at least three mattresses can be seen on balconies at the back of a residential building.

According to local media outlet Diario de Ibiza, the organisations reported that one of the flats is decorated like a hotel and is changing tenants every few days.

Renting the balconies is seen as a way of combating the lack of available space in Ibiza during the high season with couples sometimes subletting their flats without the landlords’ knowledge.

Reports state adverts on rental platform Airbnb have offered mattresses on the balconies for 25 EUR (23 GBP) a night.

The organisations asked citizens to report these cases, with Prou telling local media: “If a large number of residents face this abusive situation, there will be a chance to solve the destruction we are going through”.

The news comes following a string of deaths and injuries by British tourists falling from balconies in recent years with a sick blog on neighbouring Majorca placing Brits as the worst for balcony falls.

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Story By: Ana LacasaSub-EditorJoseph Golder, Agency: Central European News

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