Here at the Strategist UK, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed products and single out the most convincing ones. (You can learn more about our rating system and how we pick each item here.)
And while we’ve written about beds on our US website before — including the best bed frames and the best mattresses — here, we’ve rounded up the best bunk beds, as praised by the most enthusiastic reviewers on Amazon.
Best-rated overall bunk bed
With 495 reviews, the Atlantis solid-pine bunk bed came out on top as our best rated. Eighty-five reviewers commented on how straightforward it was to put together, and an additional 35 people said it was easy to assemble, even if the suggested 45-minute assembly time was a bit of a stretch. The solid, white pine frame was considered good quality and stylish by 111 reviewers. Though it’s one of the more expensive models in our roundup, it’s the only model that comes with two spring mattresses. It also separates into two beds.
Best-rated (less expensive) bunk bed
Coming in at half the price of the Atlantis bed, the Brighton bed by Noa and Nani is our best less expensive option. Of the 355 reviews, 93 commented on how easy it was to assemble the white wooden frame, while a further 55 commented on the good quality (with one person saying it was more affordable and durable than their John Lewis model). A helpful feature of this bed is that the bunks can be taken apart, so it’s suitable when kids grow out of living on top of each other as well.
Best-rated bunk bed for kids
This modern design got a lot of praise from parents for its shelving, which allowed little ones to keep trinkets and toys close by during the night. One mother wrote that her autistic son needed his juice and a snack nearby during a meltdown or period of anxiety. Another parent of children ages 2 and 4 said their kids loved having their favourite things by their side at night. All in all, 23 reviewers praised the shelving, which is minimalist and stylish, but the glow-in-the-dark steps also got a lot of positive feedback because they helped kids get out of bed in the night.
Best-rated bunk bed with double bed
Noa Nani also do the best-rated bunk bed with a double bed. This model got 175 reviews in total, with 78 percent of them being five stars. Parents found the double bed a hit with bigger kids, as there’s room to stretch out and even sit up in bed to read. And one great-grandma wrote that it was a great option for when her three great-grandkids came to stay. It wasn’t just a hit with kids, though; one single parent said it’s great for her and her daughter’s bedroom, while one proud father weighing 17 stone said the double supported him easily. The ladder can be moved to either side of the bed for versatility, and six reviewers praised the storage under the double bed, too.
Best-rated triple bunk bed
This triple bunk by Strictly has 215 reviews total, with an impressive 86 percent of them being five stars. What stood out most was how many parents recommended it for bigger kids — one reviewer wrote that their 15-year-old had no problem fitting in the top bunk, while another parent said she had three teens sleeping in it with no problems (though the middle bunk is reportedly the smallest). Thirty reviewers said it was easy to put together — although it does require two people — thanks to the colour-coded pieces of wood.
Best-rated sturdy bunk bed
The best-rated bed for sturdiness came in the form of this bed from Strictly. Reviewers said it was more than capable of holding two adults thanks to its claim of being able to hold 18 stone per bed. Another reviewer said that with various members of her family visiting often, these beds are a great option due to being able to sleep adults comfortably. One parent said it gave her kids ages 11 and 14 a bit more privacy, thanks to the distance between the top and bottom bunks, and that the thick slats helped with noise reduction. The flat ladder rungs were also commended for making getting in and out more comfortable.
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