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We've all been ripped off at some point, haven't we? Especially when it comes to holidays. You're in unfamiliar territory and doesn't everyone know it.
It starts as soon as you leave the airport - you jump in a taxi and have done your research (because you're not daft) so you know the hotel is only a 20-minute drive away. But somehow, just somehow, the driver ends up doubling the travel time and, naturally, the price.
And this summer you can count yourself lucky if you're only ripped off by the transfer journey because some tourists will be arriving at their hotels in Ibiza to be greeted with bunk beds. That's bad enough already but then they'll notice that the damn things are situated on the balcony. Talk about using the space economically.
With holiday rental prices rocketing on the popular party island, locals are well and truly taking advantage - there are some wacky accommodation offers for desperate visitors, including the bunk bed on the balcony scenario. And all for 50 euros (£43 / $57) a night!
Might as well pack your tent as well, just in case.
One apartment that has been advertised on Airbnb is described as 'turning into a mini hostel each summer' and offers nine beds in all, with bunks squeezed into the tiny space - and yes, even on the balcony.
We know when you're doing Ibiza on budget you can end up staying at some rather questionable places, but come on now...
MailOnline reports that the accommodation is offered at 25 euros (£21 / $28) a night per person but for July and August, the busiest and hottest months for the island, that price doubles to 50 euros. The sneaky devils know what they're doing don't they?
It also warns that there will be a fine of 15 euros (£13 / $17) if any of the holidaymakers lose their key. Is there a charge for using the bathroom as well or what?
Island newspaper Diario de Ibiza suggests this is just the tip of the iceberg, as one week's rental in Ibiza is said to be the equivalent of a whole month in Lanzarote.
Other offers currently on Airbnb for one single Saturday night in July include a wigwam tent for 99 euros (£86 / $115), a caravanette for 95 euros (£83 / $111) and even a former shop turned into a 'den' without a shower.
Surely the sea will be around somewhere?
On the other side of the spectrum, there's a boat available for £725 ($971) a night - imagine having to jump over on to that after a boozy night on the White Isle.
Locals have been complaining that because people with any sort of property can rent them out to tourists for vast sums, they cannot get long-term rentals and are being priced out of the market.
And hoteliers themselves admit that Ibiza is becoming known as an 'expensive' resort. You can pay over 10 euros (£8 / $10) for a small bottle of water in some clubs - no wonder it's known for being pricey.
The Hotel Federation of Ibiza and Formentera says sales for July and August are below other years, due to competition from other destinations.
From today, police are meeting with property owners to explain the new lettings rules, which require all registered homes to record every person who stays there.
The rate per square metre in Ibiza is said to be the most expensive in Spain.
Tent it is, then.