Top 10 Best Bunk Beds for Kids – 2019 Review

As a parent, you know just how important – and, at times, how truly scarce – sleep is. You want your kids to get the rest they need to grow, and you could benefit from a little extra shut-eye, yourself. The entire family can get a better night’s rest when you feel confident that your kids have a safe, cozy place to sleep.

Bunk beds can be amazing space-savers, especially if you have a large family or a small home (or both). However, they can also be dangerous. Every year, 36,000 bunk bed-related injuries happen to children in the United States, according to Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Choosing a safe bunk bed is crucial to protecting your children. Most of these injuries result from falls from the top bunk that occur either while sleeping or while playing, so you want to make sure that your children’s bunk bed is sturdy, constructed of high-quality materials and includes rails to prevent a fall. Some of the safest models of bunk beds swap the traditional, but somewhat flimsy, ladders for sturdier and more secure staircases.

What else should you look for in the best bunk beds for kids? Different families have different needs, but it makes sense to consider what features and options you value most. Is the bunk bed a long-term investment that your family intends to see years of use, or a temporary solution that doesn’t have to be quite so hard-wearing? Parents who find themselves strapped for cash might prefer a simpler and more affordable bunk bed, while those for whom storage space is at a premium may be willing to pay more for a model that does double-duty by offering shelves, drawers or a fun place to play. Some bunk beds allow for three or more sleepers. Others come in options for full, rather than twin, mattresses that offer older children a larger and more comfortable sleeping space. Whatever your family’s needs, there’s sure to be an option on our list of the top 10 best bunk beds for kids that your children will love.

1. Bedz King Stairway Bunk Beds Twin over Twin

Bedz King Stairway Bunk Beds Twin Over Twin With Drawers

Our pick for the number-one bunk bed for kids is this sturdy twin-over-twin model made by Bedz King. The wood bunk bed frame is made from solid Brazilian pine, weighing in at a considerable 233 pounds and capable of supporting a 200-pound sleeper on the bottom bunk and a 175-pound sleeper on the top bunk. The rails around the top bunk and on either side of the staircase reduce the risk of falling. The three steps that make up the staircase are drawers, each measuring 8.5” high by 18” wide by 15.5” deep, offering plenty of storage space for your kids’ clothes, toys and other belongings. The $615 price is reasonable for such a sturdy and long-lasting bunk bed frame, and Amazon purchasers also have the option of making monthly payments as low as $123 for five months. Dozens of positive reviews highlight the sturdy wood construction and relative ease of putting the bed frame together. If your living situation later changes and your family no longer needs bunk beds, the beds can be converted into two independent twin beds.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • High-quality construction with solid Brazilian pine wood and child-safe finish.
  • With the top of the guardrails measuring about 16 inches from the slats, your child can sleep on a mattress up to nine inches tall and still have the five inches of guardrail recommended for safety.
  • A staircase complete with guardrails, rather than a ladder, allows for a safer climb to and from the top bunk.
  • Three large drawers built into the staircase steps and a small cubby on the side of the stairs offer storage space.
  • The staircase can be added on either end of the bed, so parents can determine upon assembly which layout best fits their space.
  • With weight limits of 175 pounds on the top bunk and 200 pounds on the bottom bunk, your children can safely and securely sleep in this bed well into their teens.
  • Convertible design allows you to separate the bunk beds into two twin beds if bunking is no longer desired.
  • The warm honey finish is versatile enough to go with any color scheme or décor and can easily work for boys’, girls’, mixed or gender-neutral rooms.
  • Most buyers report that the bed is comparably easy to put together within a few hours to a day using the included tools and the predrilled holes.
  • Moderate price point.

Cons

  • The added staircase makes the assembled bed huge, with dimensions of 61.5” high by 102.5” wide by 42.5” deep. The massive size of the bed means it might not be the right choice for particularly small rooms.
  • Some purchasers found the instruction manual frustrating and unclear and expressed annoyance that not all parts were clearly labeled.
  • Assembly may require more than one person and includes a lot of parts.
  • Some buyers felt that the guardrails on the top bunk and particularly the staircase could have been sturdier.
  • This large, solid bunk bed frame isn’t as well suited for parents seeking a temporary bunking solution as for those interested in a long-term investment.
  • Though the weight limit is fairly high, the manufacturer expresses that the bed is designed for children, not adults, and it fits only standard twin-size mattresses, not XL twin mattresses.
  • Single finish style is limiting in terms of the aesthetics of the bed.

Score

Safety: 100/100

Durability: 98/100

Quality of Materials: 99/100

Cost: 96/100

Availability: 97/100

Overall score: 98/100

2. Coaster Home Furnishings Stephan Full over Full Bunk Bed Gunmetal

 Coaster Home Furnishings Stephan Full over Full Bunk Bed Gunmetal

 Though they may be bunking together, you don’t want your kids to feel cramped. With this unique full-over-full bed from Coaster Home Furnishings, they never will. The two-inch strong metal tubing supports sleepers up to 400 pounds in both bunks, so your kids won’t outgrow this bunk bed anytime soon. The dark gunmetal color and curved dual built-in ladders give this bed a sleek, contemporary look your kids will love. Side rail slats help protect kids or teens on the top bunk from falling. At its $799 price point on Amazon, this tank-like 150-pound bunk bed frame is a sturdy choice for kids or even adults, and its amusement park-inspired design adds a bit of whimsy all ages – not just the little ones – will appreciate.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Sturdy metal construction supports plenty of weight, with each bunk able to hold 400 pounds.
  • Each bunk is constructed out of 20 pieces of slats that are close enough together that no bunkie board is required for extra support.
  • Metal guardrail prevents falls from the top bunk.
  • Your preteens and teens will thank you for the added sleeping space that comes with choosing a full over full bunk bed rather than a traditional twin over twin option.
  • Ladders built into the bedframe design take up less space than traditional ladders or staircases and allow for a sleeker setup.
  • Kids, teens and adults alike love the appearance of the bed, especially the curved ladder design and the dark gunmetal color.
  • With assembled dimensions of just 65” high by 60.75” wide by 82” long, the bed providers more sleeping space than alternatives like the Bedz King’s twin-over-twin bunk bed but takes up less space in the room, making it perfect for the space-conscious.
  • Buyers found that this bed works equally well for adult guests as for older children and teens, and some reported that it was an ideal choice for those interested in offering homestay rental accommodations through websites like Airbnb, FlipKey and HomeAway.

Cons

  • The ladder is less effective at preventing falls than a staircase design.
  • This bunk bed model offers no storage space.
  • Though larger than a twin, each bunk will fit only a standard full-size mattress, not a queen mattress.
  • There is no headboard or footboard on either bunk, which some buyers disliked either for aesthetic reasons or for practical reasons, such as pillows falling off of the bed if the head of the bed isn’t positioned against a wall.
  • When selecting mattresses (not included) for this bunk bed, you need to pay close attention to height. The top bunk requires a shorter mattress (6 inches recommended) for safety, while on the bottom bunk, a thicker mattress might be preferable.
  • Assembly can take several hours, even with two adults, and some purchasers report having problems with the included screws becoming stripped easily.
  • If you want enhanced delivery options such as Unpack in Home or professional assembly, you should expect to pay $59 to $79 or more on top of the cost of the bed.

Score

Safety: 93/100

Durability: 100/100

Quality of Materials: 95/100

Cost: 91/100

Availability: 100/100

Overall score: 96/100

3. Dorel Living Sierra Triple Bunk Bed

Dorel Living Sierra Triple Bunk Bed

The larger your family, the more love there is to go around. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for space. You can sleep more kids on a budget with Dorel Living’s Sierra Triple Bunk Bed. This solid wood triple bunk bed stacks three twin mattresses on top of one another, saving valuable floor space. Two separate ladders offer access to the second and third bunk. Thanks to the included bed slats, there’s no box spring needed for any of the bunks. With a weight capacity of 165 pounds per bunk, it will be some time before your children outgrow this bunk bed. However, if you do decide that bunking is no longer necessary due to a change in your living quarters, you can easily convert this triple bunk bed to three standard twin beds, each with its own headboard and footboard, or turn it into a double bunk bed and one day bed or standard twin bed. Availability is one of the biggest downfalls of this bunk bed model, since you can’t shop directly from the manufacturer’s website. Amazon offers the mocha finish of the triple bunk bed for as little as $399 with free shipping, but only from third-party sellers. If you don’t like the “rustic” look of the mocha finish, the white finish model will cost you upwards of $700, again from Amazon sellers.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • The triple stacked design helps you maximize your living space.
  • Solid wood construction supports three sleepers up to 165 pounds each.
  • You can skip the box spring or bunk board and place standard twin-size mattress directly on the slats included with the bunk bed frame.
  • The middle and top bunks have their own separate ladders.
  • Color options include rustic mocha, white and gray.
  • Convertible bed frame can transition into three separate twin beds or be used as one two-bunk bed plus an additional twin bed or day bed, giving families plenty of options.
  • You can find the mocha version of this triple bunk bed frame for an affordable $399 price tag, well below the cost of many two-bunk beds.

Cons

  • To ensure there’s enough space for the sleeper on the top bunk to sit up without hitting his or her head, your ceiling must be at least eight feet high. A triple bunk bed like the Dorel Living Sierra model is a poor choice for rooms with unusually low ceilings. It also might not be the best option if your child is especially tall or if your children will be playing on the top bunk.
  • Because the bed frame has to be relatively compact to squeeze space for three beds into a height of just eight feet, the mattresses must be thin. Six-inch mattresses (not included) are recommended.
  • The ladder is less effective at preventing falls than a staircase design.
  • This bunk bed model offers no storage space.
  • While some buyers found the bed frame easy to assemble, others encountered problems. You may find that a having a power drill on hand is helpful, if not essential.

Score

Safety: 93/100

Durability: 95/100

Quality of Materials: 95/100

Cost: 98/100

Availability: 78/100

Overall score: 92/100

4. Woodcrest Heartland L-Shaped Futon Triple Bunk Bed

Woodcrest Heartland L-Shaped Futon Triple Bunk Bed

If you’ve got a little more floor space to spare – not to mention, a bigger budget – the Heartland L-Shaped Futon Triple Bunk by Woodcrest can sleep three (or more) people without feeling quite so cramped. Rather than stacking all three beds vertically, the Heartland triple bunk bed arranges the two top bunks in an ‘L’ setup over a ground-level futon bed. The futon transitions from a couch for daytime use to a sleeping space the same size as a full mattress. The open space beneath the other twin bunk can easily be used to store a desk, dresser, toybox or other functional space. This American-made bed frame is constructed out of solid pine wood, weighing 285 pounds assembled and able to support sleepers up to 250 pounds. Like other Woodcrest furniture, the Heartland L-Shaped Futon Triple Bunk is hand-finished with the company’s proprietary three-step finishing process and a high glow coat of varnish meant to make the bed last for years. Available in traditional honey pine or, for a small upcharge, a new darker chocolate finish, the bed’s classic visual appeal will last as long as its sturdy construction. With list prices in the $1,250 to $1,379 range, you’ll pay more for this combination bunk/loft bed than for many regular bunk beds, but you also get more versatility. This option is great for a guest bedroom as well as for a kids’ room.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Use your space more effectively by fitting sleeping spaces for three kids in the space of two.
  • Both upper bunks have solid wood safety rails surrounding the bed to prevent falls.
  • The sturdy pine wood construction and metal to metal connections give the bed a 250-pound weight capacity that makes it able to support sleepers of all ages.
  • Bunks are mattress-ready, without needing a box spring or board.
  • If you want a matching set, the Heartland collection from Woodcrest also includes desks, night stands, chests of drawers, mirrors and underbed storage fixtures that will complement the L-shaped triple bunk bed.
  • The classic design won’t go out of style or clash with your kids’ décor, and the two color options (honey pine and chocolate) give families some choices in the appearance of their bunk bed frame.

Cons

  • There’s no staircase or distinct ladder, so kids have to use the end frame of the bed to climb up to either of the top bunks.
  • Parents need to take care not to cover the end frames of the L-shaped bed with dressers, desks or armoires so that the frame used to climb to the upper bunks is not obstructed.
  • This bunk bed model offers no built-in storage space, though you could add storage beneath the loft bunk and purchase under-bed draws (not included) for the ground-level bunk.
  • The two twin bunks can’t be separated into individual twin beds.
  • For some sleepers, a futon may not be as comfortable for everyday use as a standard mattress. If you plan to use the futon as a permanent bed for one of your children, rather than an occasional sleeping space for guests, then you might want to invest in a higher-end cotton and foam, memory foam or innerspring futon mattress instead of a basic all-cotton futon mattress.
  • The L-shaped design takes up more floor space than a standard double or triple bunk bed, with dimensions of 121” long by 80” wide by 68” high.
  • Some components are sold separately. You will need to buy the two twin mattresses, the futon pad and, depending on the seller from whom you purchase the item, possibly the slat packs that support the mattress.

Score

Safety: 92/100

Durability: 97/100

Quality of Materials: 97/100

Cost: 87/100

Availability: 83/100

Overall score: 91/100

5. ACME 10170 Allentown Twin/Twin Bunk Bed with Storage Drawers and Trundle

ACME 10170 Allentown Twin-Twin Bunk Bed with Storage Drawers and Trundle

If you need a bunk bed that does more, check out ACME’s Allentown Twin/Twin Bunk Bed with Storage Drawers and Trundle. The twin over twin bunk bed features a staircase at the end of the beds for safe trips to and from the top bunk. Five drawers built into the stairs offer storage space for clothes and other possessions, making use of every inch of the bed’s 98” long by 43” wide by 68-inch high dimensions. Beneath the bottom bunk is a trundle drawer that can accommodate a twin mattress up to seven inches thick, offering the perfect sleeping space for overnight guests. The sturdy unit weighs 286 pounds once assembled and can hold up to 200 pounds per bunk. Included pine slats eliminate the need for a box spring, bunkie board or specially designed bunk mattress and allow for use with any standard twin-sized mattress, though mattresses above nine inches thick are not recommended for safety reasons. Dozens of positive reviews on major retailer sites like Amazon and Walmart prove how popular the bunk bed model is. Available in espresso and white, the bed retails at a wide range of price points at various retailers. Walmart lists the regular price for the espresso model as $599, while Amazon wants $832.99 for the white version and Overstock’s price for either color is over $1,000.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Safety rails fully surround the top bunk to avoid falls.
  • A staircase complete with guardrails, rather than a ladder, allows for a safer climb to and from the top bunk.
  • Five drawers built into the side of the staircase offer storage space.
  • A trundle bed that stores underneath the bottom bunk is perfect for sleepovers.
  • Sturdy solid wood construction gives each bunk a high weight capacity of 200 pounds.
  • By shopping around, you can get this storage-friendly bunk bed with pull-out trundle bed included for a reasonable price point of $600 or less.
  • The bed comes in two finishes, espresso and white, which are versatile enough to match any color scheme or décor.
  • Even with the added length of the staircase, the bed is smaller than some other bunk beds, measuring just 98” long.
  • The bed is widely available at major online retailers such as Amazon, Walmart, Sears and Overstock.

Cons

  • The stairwell must be attached to the footboard, so families have fewer options to customize the setup to fit their living space.
  • Unlike many other bunk beds, there is no option to convert this bed frame into two separate freestanding twin beds.
  • Mattresses are not included and should be in the 6” to 7” thick range for the trundle bed and no more than 9” for the bunks. Because the guardrails are only so tall, parents are urged to get a thinner twin mattress for the top bunk.

Score

Safety: 93/100

Durability: 85/100

Quality of Materials: 85/100

Cost: 93/100

Availability: 95/100

Overall score: 90/100

6. Viv + Rae Shyann Bunk Bed with Storage

Viv + Rae Shyann Bunk Bed with Storage

Another great option for families looking to maximize their storage space is the Shyann Bunk Bed with Storage by Viv + Rae. This full over twin bed is perfect for families with a preteen or teen who could use the space of a full mattress and a child over six years old who wants to claim the top bunk. A staircase with guardrails and a bookshelf built into the side add safety and function to the bunk bed frame. Vertical safety rails fully enclose the top bunk to prevent falls. Two underbed drawers offer even more storage space. The solid rubberwood construction, weighing in at a massive 311 pounds, can support sleepers up to 400 pounds on both bunks. The 14 included slats allow you to skip the box spring. Just add a standard full mattress up to 11” high to the bottom bunk and a standard twin mattress no thicker than 9” to the top bunk, and your kids are ready for a great night’s sleep.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • A staircase complete with guardrails, rather than a ladder, allows for a safer climb to and from the top bunk.
  • Three shelves built into the side of the staircase and two underbed drawers offer built-in storage space.
  • Your preteen or teen will thank you for choosing a twin over full option rather than a traditional twin over twin setup.
  • Solid wood materials make this bunk bed sturdy and able to support sleepers up to 400 pounds on both bunks, so children and adults alike can use this bed.
  • No box spring or bunkie board required.
  • The bed can accommodate mattresses up to 9” thick on the top bunk and 11” thick on the bottom bunk.
  • While assembly is required and purchasers recommended having a second person on hand, most reviews suggest that the bed is easy to put together.
  • The stairs and bookcase can be set up on either side of the bed, so families can choose which layout works best for their space.
  • Convertible design allows you to separate the bunk beds into two twin beds if bunking is no longer desired.
  • Available in antique walnut, caramel latte and white finishes.

Cons

  • The $1,764 list price for the bed places it on the more expensive end of the spectrum, although Wayfair has sales prices that slash the cost by as much as 49 percent or more and offers 12-month financing.
  • Some buyers found assembly to be especially frustrating and time-consuming.

Score

Safety: 97/100

Durability: 95/100

Quality of Materials: 95/100

Cost: 75/100

Availability: 83/100

Overall score: 89/100

7. Harriet Bee’s Beadnell Twin over Twin Bunk Bed

Harriet Bee Beadnell Twin over Twin Bunk Bed

When you’re a kid, your bed isn’t just where you sleep. It’s where you build a pillow fort, listen to bedtime stories and play. The Beadnell Twin over Twin Bunk Bed from Harriet Bee is perfect for nurturing your kids’ imagination. The treehouse-inspired design of the upper bunk, complete with a window and a slanted partial roof, makes this bunk bed the place where your kids will want to hang out day and night. Solid pine wood construction allows this 156-pound bed to support sleepers weighing up to 165 pounds on both bunks. Included slat kits for both bunks allows children to sleep with a mattress only, no box spring needed. The guardrails are detachable but should be left on to protect children from falling during sleep or while playing. You could spend upwards of $2,000 on a comparable treehouse bunk bed model from Pottery Barn Kids, so Wayfair’s $758 list price is a bargain.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • House-designed top bunk makes this bed a great play place as well as sleeping space.
  • Detachable guardrails keep kids from falling off the top bunk both during playtime and in their sleep.
  • This solid children’s bed is made of 100 percent pine wood for great durability and able to hold sleepers weighing as much as 165 pounds on each bunk.
  • The beautiful light gray finish makes this bunk bed a perfect addition to a bedroom for either boys, girls or a combination and goes well with any color scheme or décor style.
  • Buyers generally reported that assembly was relatively easy and straightforward and that instructions were useful and clear.
  • The moderate price point compares favorably to many other house-inspired beds, which can easily cost thousands of dollars.

Cons

  • The added roof over the top bunk makes the bed taller than most double bunk beds. Measuring at 90” high, this bed is not an option for rooms with low ceilings and may leave you with little room to spare even in a room with a standard 8’ ceiling.
  • The ladder is less effective at preventing falls than a staircase design.
  • This bunk bed model offers no storage space.
  • Unlike many other bunk beds, there is no option to convert this bed frame into two separate freestanding twin beds.
  • The item is not available from major retailers like Amazon, though you can find it on Wayfair and Birch Lane.

Score

Safety: 92/100

Durability: 90/100

Quality of Materials: 85/100

Cost: 92/100

Availability: 84/100

Overall score: 88/100

8. Bel Mondo Twin Over Twin XL Bunk Bed With Sofa, Desk and Trundle

Bel Mondo Twin Over Twin Xl Bunk Bed With Sofa, Desk and Trundle

By far the most expensive bunk bed on our list, Multimo’s Bel Mondo Twin Over Twin XL Bunk Bed is also the most versatile. If you’re willing to spare no expense maximizing your space, then this 4-in-1 bunk bed might be just what you’re seeking. The combination daybed, loft bed, trundle and desk/table, complete with storage space, is everything you need for work, play and sleep. Made with hardwood and high-gloss laminated chipboard and assembled with innovative heavy-duty hardware, the 670.9-pound bunk bed setup is suitable for adults as well as children, and the top bunk has been tested to hold as much as 400 pounds. The top bunk is sized to fit a twin mattress but can accommodate a twin XL mattress simply by removing the hidden storage compartment. The lower bunk is a sturdy twin XL daybed that rolls on silicon wheels that won’t scratch the floor, offering at once plentiful couch space and access to the functional desk and internal storage space. Whether your kid loves crafts, building or just a place to play with action figures, the desk and shelves are sure to fit his or her needs. With the modular roll-out system, accessing the table and storage space is easy even for the little ones. The roll-out trundle provides a third sleeping space that’s perfect for sleepovers. The bunk bed comes with an aluminum ladder, but if you want the storage-heavy staircase that will maximize your space, you’ll have to shell out even more money – with a list price of more than $1,200 for only this optional add-on.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • The 4-in-1 design optimizes small spaces by offering three sleeping platforms, storage space, a couch-like daybed and a functional desk all in one.
  • Unlike most other bunk beds, this frame gives the option to use a twin XL mattress, rather than a standard twin mattress, in the top and bottom bunks to gain extra sleeping space. The trundle and upper bunk should be 6” thick mattresses, and the bottom can be up to 8” thick.
  • Built-in storage space makes the most of small spaces, giving your children more space to play in their room, shelving for their belongings and their own dedicated desk.
  • The heavy-duty bunk bed frame is durable enough to support 220 pounds on the top bunk in daily use but has been tested to hold up to 400 pounds, so you don’t have to worry that the kids will be too rough for the bed frame to handle.
  • Though Multimo recommends professional installation, the company put together an official instruction video to easily guide buyers through the process of assembling the bed.

Cons

  • Due to the nature of the design, memory foam mattresses are recommended with this bed, so it might not work well with the mattress you currently have or may limit your options when purchasing a new mattress.
  • The ladder is less effective at preventing falls than a staircase design.
  • The item is not available from major retailers like Amazon, though you can find it on Houzz, Hayneedle and the manufacturer’s website.
  • The manufacturer’s list price for the 4-in-1 bed is $3,420, making it far pricier than any other option on our list. The bookcase stair set, which adds both safety and storage, is an additional $1,213 list price. For many families, this set simply doesn’t fit their budget.

Score

Safety: 93/100

Durability: 95/100

Quality of Materials: 95/100

Cost: 65/100

Availability: 88/100

Overall score: 87/100

9. Zinus Steel Quick Lock Bunk Bed

Zinus Steel Quick Lock Bunk Bed

Perhaps you’re looking for the opposite of the extravagant Bel Mondo 4-in-1 contraption. For an affordable, no-frills bunk bed, take a look at the Steel Quick Lock model by Zinus. The manufacturer is already known for making some of the most affordable luxury mattresses on the market. Its twin over twin bunk bed frame’s claim to fame is its ease of assembly. You can put this bed together in one hour with only the tools included in the box. You don’t even have to provide a screwdriver. The steel frame construction is among the lightest bunk bed frames on our list, weighing just 93.7 pounds and measuring 77” by 41” by 61”. Despite its relatively small size, the bed frame can hold a sleeper up to 175 pounds on each bunk. Aside from the quick and easy assembly, perhaps the biggest benefit of choosing the Zinus Steal Quick Lock bunk bed is cost. The manufacturer’s list price is just $193, but Amazon offers an even better deal, with the listed price just $180.99.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • The under-$200 price point makes this simple but sturdy bunk bed a great value.
  • Designed for easy, under-an-hour assembly with its patent-pending Quick Lock system, everything you need (including tools) is right in the box, along with detailed and easy-to-understand instructions.
  • The bunk bed frame’s modest size won’t take up too much space in your room.
  • The bed comes with a five-year warranty and a 100-night trial period.
  • Sturdy steel construction offers 175 weight capacity for each bunk.
  • Included metal support slats eliminate the need for a box spring. Standard twin-sized mattress

Cons

  • Unlike many other bunk beds, there is no option to convert this bed frame into two separate freestanding twin beds.
  • The ladder is less effective at preventing falls than a staircase design.
  • This bunk bed model offers no storage space.

Score

Safety: 79/100

Durability: 82/100

Quality of Materials: 82/100

Cost: 97/100

Availability: 96/100

Overall score: 87/100

10. Disc-O-Bed Youth Kid-O-Bunk with Organizers

Disc-O-Bed Youth Kid-O-Bunk with Organizers

If you’re looking at bunk beds as strictly a temporary solution to your family’s sleeping needs, the Disc-O-Bed Youth Kid-O-Bunk with Organizers is a unique option to consider. Imagine a bunk bed with the convenience of a camping chair that folds up into an easy-to-carry bag. You can assemble and disassemble the bunk bed at will and take it anywhere you want. There’s no need for a mattress – just pop a sleeping bag on the cot and you’re ready to turn in for the night. The Disc-O-Bed Youth Kid-O-Bunk is a handy option that’s ideal for sleepovers and slumber parties, hosting overnight guests, camping and outdoor festivals. For its $200 to $300 price point, this bunk bed is a great choice if you need bunk beds in your house temporarily but could use the flexibility of on-the-go sleeping options for camping and outdoor activities later. The bunks can each hold up to 200 pounds, but they’re specifically designed for children older than three, and the top bunk should only be used by children ages six to 12.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Convenient and portable bunk cot system is perfect for temporary uses like camping and sleepovers or if you only require bunk beds for short-term use for a temporary living situation.
  • The modest price point puts this unit easily within budget.
  • Designed for easy assembly, with no tools required, in as little as a few minutes.
  • When you’re done using the bunks, simply take them apart and fit them back into the two separate carrying cases.
  • Powder-coated steel with anti-rust finish provides a surprisingly sturdy support system that can handle up to 200 pounds of weight per cot.
  • The bunk bed unit converts easily into two separate cots or a couch.
  • Your kids can sleep comfortably with no mattress needed – just their sleeping bags.
  • Available in fun, bright colors kids will love, including lime green, teal blue, navy blue and red.
  • The bunk bed is small and designed to save space, measuring just 65” long by 32.5” wide by 32” high assembled and weighing just 45 pounds.
  • Included organizers offer space to safely store eyeglasses, electronics, snacks, beverages and toys.
  • A ladder is built into the sides of the bunk to allow for a safer climb to the top bunk.

Cons

  • This modular bunk bed may not hold up as well with long-term use as a sturdier bunk bed frame would, and it may not be as comfortable to sleep on for daily use as a traditional mattress.
  • The built-in ladder is less effective at preventing falls than a staircase design.
  • There aren’t any guardrails to speak of, which is why it is particularly important that young children sleep on the bottom bunk rather than the top.
  • This bunk bed model offers no storage space.
  • Kids older than 12 or taller than 5’ might be too large to comfortably and safely use this model, even if they are well under the weight limit. For older kids and teenagers, purchasing an

Score

Safety: 75/100

Durability: 75/100

Quality of Materials: 80/100

Cost: 96/100

Availability: 98/100

Overall score: 85/100

That wraps up our review ranking of the top bunk beds for kids. We hope it helps you make a choice you’re happy with!

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