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Best Adult Bunk Beds for your Home, VRBO, AirBnb, and Vacation Rentals

Adult Bunks Beds

Many people think of bunk beds as a fun, versatile, and space saving piece of furniture for children. That was certainly the case when Totally Kids began selling furniture 39 years ago. Recently, trends have shown that adult bunk beds have exploded in popularity. They are a great low maintenance option for adding additional sleeping room to your space.

Many vacation rental, AirBnb, and VRBO owners buy adult sized bunk beds from us as a sturdy, safe solution for adding sleep capacity to their perfect getaway. This also opens up the space for the additional furniture that guests want for comfort and convenience. When it comes to larger sized sleeping accommodations, we have multiple bunk bed options including full xl, queen, triple and quadruple bunk beds! No matter what your sleeping needs, you’ll be sure to find a choice that works for your group or family.

What is a bunk bed exactly? According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), this is a bed with the bottom of its mattress foundation more than 30 inches above the floor. Read our article on how bunk bed safety is regulated at the federal level.

We have years of experience in helping customers purchase adult bunk beds and bunk beds for kids. We would love to make some recommendations for you. Below are some favorites from our most popular styles. If these don’t work for you, don’t worry! Browse through our website menu to find the right fit for your sleeping needs. If you need some help, just reach out to our expert personal shoppers by chat, email, or phone. We are happy to help and have worked with hundreds (if not thousands) of those in the trade. Bring on your projects, interior designers, decorators, and architects!

And now for the beds! We will discuss how to find the best adult bunk beds for your vacation rental, Airbnb, VRBO, and home. Multiple factors will be considered including design, safety, pricing, and versatility, among others. Continue reading below to explore our recommendations in a variety of categories and get ready to add the perfect addition to your home or rental.


Category: Best Overall

Bennett Natural Queen over Queen Bunk Bed:  

Our Bennett Natural Queen over Queen Bunk stands out for its versatility, durability and style. Constructed of solid birch, it features a 2200lb weight capacity that makes it an ideal choice for both families and vacation homes.

The sturdy queen frame is conveniently sized to fit comfortably in a standard bedroom, offering additional sleeping room above instead of using valuable floor space. For customers interested in maximizing rental capacity, the Lily also fits the bill by providing sleep space for up to four children or adults without requiring side by side beds.

The Bennett Natural Queen over Queen Bunk can be customized to fit the needs of your unique space. If you’re looking for additional sleeping potential, we offer an XL twin storage trundle. Storage is often an issue in many homes, so selecting a set of two underbed storage drawers is also an effective solution. Both these additions are priced separately. If your sleeping accommodation needs change over time, the Lily can be easily separated into two free standing queen beds.

Shown here in a beautiful Natural finish, this bunk bed is also available in a Lily White or Theo Chestnut finish.

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Crystal White Bunk Bed with Queen on Bottom:

Our Crystal White Bunk Bed with Queen on Bottom offers a variety of options to suit your sleeping needs. Crafted from solid birch wood, the Crystal has a 2200lb weight capacity that can support multiple children or adults. This makes it an excellent option for your own family or for a vacation property.

The Crystal White Bunk Bed with Queen on Bottom adapts well to whatever sleeping accommodations are needed. It is available in Twin over Queen, Full over Queen and Queen over Queen sizes. If additional sleeping space is preferred, an optional twin XL storage trundle provides an excellent option. The trundle comes with dividers and can be converted into one large storage drawer if needed. A set of two storage drawers is also available in lieu of a trundle bed. Both of these options are priced separately.

The Crystal White Bunk Bed with Queen on Bottom is available in a White finish as shown and is also offered in Becks Natural or Atlas Chestnut finishes.

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Category: Large Vacation Homes

Darby Chestnut Queen over Queen with Twin XL Loft Bunk Beds: 

If maximum sleeping capacity is your goal, the Darby is an option you’ll want to consider. These L shaped bunk beds feature a queen bunk bed on the right with a twin XL loft bed extension on the left. This offers the potential for 5 or more sleepers, which makes it a great option for large vacation rentals.

Constructed of sturdy birch wood, the Darby has a 2200lb weight capacity that makes it an excellent choice for both children and adults. A variety of options are available for any additional sleeping or storage needs that you may have. Under the queen size bunk bed, you can add a set of 2 XL under bed storage drawers or a twin XL storage trundle. The twin XL trundle can be used for additional sleeping space, or it features dividers and can be used as a large storage drawer to suit different needs. Each of these choices are priced separately.

The Darby is shown below in a Chestnut finish and is also available in White or Natural finishes. 

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Melrose White Quadruple Queen Bunk Bed with Stairs:

Our Melrose White Quadruple Queen Bunk Bed with Stairs is one of a kind! Designed with bunk bed rooms, vacation homes, and Airbnbs in mind, this quadruple bunk bed is packed full of everything you need. It features 2 sets of queen bunk beds with storage stairs in the middle. These queen size bunk beds have a 2200lb weight capacity giving you comfortable sleeping spaces for 4 kids, teens or adults. The stairs have 4 steps each with a built-in drawer for storage. If you need more sleeping space for overnight guests, you can add a twin xl storage trundle under one or both of the queen bunk beds. The xl storage trundle comes with dividers and can also be used as a large storage drawer. If you prefer storage space, you can add a set of 2 deep under bed storage drawers under one or both of the bunks. There is also the option to add one of each if that works better for your home’s needs. All options are priced separately and can be viewed in the product listing. These quad bunk beds are constructed of solid birch in a White finish as shown. They are also available in a Chestnut or Natural finish to blend well with any type of bedroom decor.

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Visit our category page listing all our Queen Bunk Bed options.

 

Category: Small Vacation Homes

Kivik Sand Twin over Full L Shaped Bunk Beds with Storage: 

Our Kivik Sand Twin over Full L Shaped Bunk Beds with Storage offers not only sleeping space for 2 people, but storage space and bonus stairs as well! This is an excellent and flexible option for a bedroom.

Up top is a twin loft bed with stairs. The stairs feature 4 drawers with the bottom one being an extra deep drawer on casters to hold more items. At the other end of the loft bed is a 4 drawer chest unit that also has 3 shelves. This is great for clothes or storage and keeping items organized. The stairs and chest unit can be set up in reverse. Down below, the full size bed offers sleeping space for overnight guests. It is freestanding and can be moved elsewhere at a later date as your bedroom needs change.

These L shaped bunk beds are constructed of solid pine and are available in the Sand finish as shown, as well as Almere Gray, Baldwin Blue, Silas Espresso or Chelsea White finishes.

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Category: Best Value

Mercer Chimney Gray Bunk Beds:

Our Mercer Chimney Gray Bunk Beds beautifully bring together both rustic and contemporary styles. They feature classic mission styling made of solid pine in a stylish Chimney Gray stain. If you are in need of storage space, you can a set of 3 underbed storage drawers as shown. Or for additional sleeping space, you can add a twin size trundle. Both options are priced separately. This classic bunk bed has a 400lb weight capacity per bed making it perfect for a child's room, vacation home or even a guest room. If your sleeping or guest accommodations change, this versatile bunk bed will convert into 2 separate beds. The Mercer Bunk Beds are available in Twin over Twin, Twin over Full or Full over Full sizes.

 

How to Choose an Adult Bunk Bed

With all the options available today, it can be overwhelming to try and decide which adult bunk bed is best for you. We suggest listing your three highest priorities in a bunk bed and use those as a framework for making your decision. Below are a variety of suggestions as to what factors you might want to consider in your choice of bunk bed.

Bed Size

Think about how many sleepers you will need to accommodate with your adult bunk bed. Is this for a family situation or a vacation rental? What model and mattress size will help you maximize your renting potential? Pay attention to the dimensions of each bed so you can make sure you have adequate floor space for whatever selection you make.

Quality Materials

Adult bunk beds must be built to withstand climbing and should be sturdy enough to support an adult's weight on the upper level. Look for bunks constructed out of solid wood instead of particle board or thin metal.

Mattress Compatibility

Bunk beds may require two different mattress thicknesses due to the nature of their design and the height of the safety rails. You can find the minimum requirements from the CSPS here and learn more about mattress safety here. Don’t be afraid to search for a comfortable thinner mattress for the upper bunk, since this will maximize the effectiveness of the safety rail and the amount of head room. If you need a mattress recommendation for a specific bed, our personal shoppers will be happy to help!

Style

Today’s adult bunk beds come in a variety of stylish choices that can match any decor style. Most are offered in multiple finish options, so you’ll be sure to find the perfect bed for your home’s aesthetic.

Storage Options

Many adult bunk beds offer storage and sleeping options under the bottom bunk. If additional storage is preferred, you may choose to have storage drawers underneath the bottom level. If you’d rather have additional sleeping space, consider adding a trundle bed underneath instead.

Price

The cost of an adult bunk bed depends on its style, size and the quality of its materials. Typically, a wooden bunk bed will be the most expensive option, followed by metal, and then composite or particle board beds. Adult bunk beds tend to cost more than children’s beds due to the size and durability of materials that are intended to support an adult’s weight.

Ease of Assembly

Bunk beds are typically a bit more complex to assemble due to their multiple levels but can usually be put together in a few hours. If you don’t feel comfortable assembling yourself, hiring a furniture assembly service is a great option to have it taken care of in a timely and professional manner.


FAQ about Adult Bunk Beds

Are adult bunk beds safe? Our bunk beds all meet or exceed CSPC standards.

What mattress size will I need? For the bottom bunk, any standard size mattress will work well, but for the top bunk we suggest a thinner mattress to maximize head space. We recommend leaving 2 feet of space between the top of the bed and the ceiling. If you need specific mattress suggestions, one of our Personal Shoppers will be happy to assist you.

Do you offer an XL option? We do offer an XL option if you’re looking for a little extra room to stretch out. This is a great choice for those who are in need of some additional leg space. 

How many finish options are there? Colors and finishes may vary by model, but we offer a wide variety of options including black, white, gray, cherry, walnut, natural, espresso, chestnut and mahogany.

Can I mix and match the bunk sizes? Absolutely! Customization depends on the model, but we do offer a wide variety of ways to combine our twin, full, queen and XL beds.

What if I need additional space or storage? If more space and storage is needed, look no further than our storage drawers and trundle options. The large underbed drawers provide additional storage potential and a trundle will accommodate an extra guest without the need for more floor space.

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