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Bambu is one of the best party hostels in and around Perth. Because of their BYO alcohol policy, their relatively big party area and resident DJ, this place is booming every weekend.
It's also one of the best value hostels in Perth, with room rates starting from $169 per week, and discounts for groups of three or more friends. Bambu's location is ideal, it's just a 5 minute stroll to Perth train station and CBD, and it's in the centre of Northbridge's entertainment district.
The staff are friendly and there is a really chilled out vibe throughout the hostel. The decor is great, and the rooms have more character and personality than most hostels around Perth.
Another perk of staying at Bambu is that the hostel owns its own boat, with a capacity for holding 40 people. Therefore guests get discounted charter rates and the opportunity to go on many boat trips during the day and night, to lots of locations around Perth.
I stayed here for several weeks in 2011 and was very impressed by the service and atmosphere throughout.