Best bunk beds with stairs (For Kids): Reviews and Buying Guide 2017

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There are plenty of reasons why you should consider buying bunk beds with stairs in 2017.

Lets start with the most obvious… Kids love bunk beds with stairs. Simple as that!

Children love to play and climb around, wherever they are, so why not provide them with something to do when they’re in their own room.

There are certainly some rules you will want to lay down when it comes to your kids using the beds safely, but once they understand the ground rules they’re ready to start having fun. Soon they’ll be building forts and castles and playing cowboys and Indians or prince’s and fair maidens!

So with this in mind it also stands to reason that a bunk bed will help, to some extent, in building bonds between your kids.

We’re always delighted when our children learn to play together, if for no other reason than it keeps them out of our hair some of the time! Seriously though, if your children have a room where they feel secure and entertained, in their own private space, then that can only be a good thing.​

But which are the best bunk beds to buy?​

A year ago, I was pregnant with our third baby. In as much as I was excited, I was also wondering where my baby would be sleeping. It was a boy while the first two were girls.

My apartment is small and so I wanted the best option to allow me to use my space sparingly. My two girls used to sleep in their baby cribs and so adding a baby crib was an option. Or I would dispose one baby crib and buy a king sized bed for them to share.

Then a friend of mine gave me an idea that hadn’t crossed my mind before; to buy a bunk bed- preferably one with stairs.

I would dispose one crib bed and then have a staircase bunk bed for my babies. They would not have to share their bed space.

I learned a handful of lessons as I was shopping for a bunk bed for my kids. I also came across several beds that were quite tempting. Too bad I couldn't buy them all. I ended up buying the Bedz King Twin Over Bunk Bed.

It is the best decision I have ever made.

In this article, I am going to be sharing not only the other best stairway bunk beds that I thought would have made the mark, but also some incredible tips you should consider before buying staircase bunk beds.

But before I give you the list of the best bunk beds, here are some things to consider before buying a bunk bed:

  • Can the beds be separated into two? You may need to divide the bed in future as the kids grow up and your living standards change.
  • Is there enough space between the bunks? I hate the idea of having to hunch my head in order to sit on my baby’s bed. You also don’t want your kids to outgrow the bed soon. You spent money on it right?
  • How high is the top bunk? You do realize that the top bunk might be too close to the ceiling. Some houses have low ceilings which make it impossible for bunks too high. Or, you may have a fan in the room.
  • Does the bed have a trundle? Of late, beds with trundles have become fairly popular. If you have enough space you may have a trundle. It comes in handy when there are guests.
  • Storage space. Who doesn’t want more storage space? Cost. It goes without saying that you should only buy what you can afford.

Here is a selection of the best bunk beds with stairs that I recommend you to buy:

Bedz King Stairway Bunk Twin over Twin Bed with 3 Drawers in the Steps, Honey

Bedz King Stairway Bunk Twin over Twin Bed with 3 Drawers in the Steps, Honey

This bed is approximately 62 inches high, 102 inches wide x 42 inches deep.

The bed is eleven inches off the floor while the distance between the top bunk and the bottom bunk is 31 inches (bedding excluded).

Are you worried that you might get scratched by the roughness of the wood? Don’t worry because it has been coated with finish that is smooth. The finish allows for no cracks and scratches in future.

What does the set come with? It is usually packed in three cartons which have the following things inside of them

  • 2 headboards

  • 4 side rails

  • 28 wood slats

  • 4 guard rails

  • 2 foot boards

  • 3 drawers

  • A 3 step stairway

  • A manual for fixing the bed

What We Loved

  • A lot of storage space in the drawers
  • Doesn’t require expertise to put together
  • Made of strong wood
  • Manual is easy to follow

What We Didn't Like

  • Takes too long to assemble it
  • It is very heavy
  • Bed slats not strong enough

Mission Twin over Twin Staircase Bunk Bed

Mission Twin Over Bunk Bed

If you are looking for a bed with a lot of storage space, this Mission Twin Over Bunk Bed will not disappoint you.

Mission Twin Over Bunk Bed Drawers

This stairway bunk bed is not only beautiful to look at but also very strong. Made of solid wood, the Mission Twin Over Twin Staircase Bunk Bed will accommodate an 8-inches mattress.

It comes with a complete slat kit, which means that it is mattress-ready the moment it arrives at your doorstep.

Bunk beds with stairs are better than beds that make use of the conventional ladder. 

What does the set contain? Mission Twin Over Bunk Bed package contains some of the following features:

  • 6 drawers

  • 2 footboards

  • 2 headboards

  • Two step stairway

  • 2 rails

  • 2 rail guards

  • 32 wood slats

What We Loved

  • The staircase can be used on either sides of the bed
  • It comes with a magazine rack for your children's best bedtime storybooks
  • It is very sturdy
  • Drawers are easy to open and close
  • There is a lot of storage space on this bunk bed
  • Takes a short time to put together
  • The bed can easily be converted into twin beds

What We Didn't Like

  • Instructions manual is not very clear

Twin over Full Stair Stepper Bed with 3 Drawers

Twin Over Full Stair Stepper Bed

Girls love white, right?

So, why not spoil your little princess with the Twin Over Full Stair Stepper Bed?

The beds are mattress-ready, and the mattress size is just what you wanted- 8 inches.

Apart from the striking beauty of the Twin Over Full Stair Stepper bunk bed, you'll also be massively impressed by how durable it can be. It is made in such a way that it will last for years and years to come.

Being white doesn’t mean that it stains and looks bad with time. I am also not saying that it doesn’t stain, all am saying that removal of stains is easy and does not affect the quality of the beds.

The beds also come with other colors in case you don’t fancy white. Espresso and black finish are good examples.

PS: The drawer unit next to the stairs moves but if you enjoy DIY projects you can fix it.

What We Loved

  • Strong and sturdy
  • A lot of storage space
  • Very easy to put together
  • It looks very beautiful

What We Didn't Like

  • Not enough screws to put the beds together
  • The top bunk has some sharp exposed corners
  • The drawers have low quality hardware

Columbia Staircase Bunk Bed

Columbia Staircase Bunk Bed with Trundle Bed, Full Over Full

This bunk bed measures 103 x 58.4 x 68.1 inches and weighs 479 pounds. It’s our all-time favorite full over full bed made of wood. The bed is also convertible to two separate beds.

This staircase bunk bed can take up a 9 ½ mattress and has a one year warranty.

The staircase which is fairly strong can be set up at either side of the bed. The single trundle slides out well on carpet and even better on hard wood.

What We Loved

  • Its finish is excellent
  • Fairly easy to assemble
  • Takes a short time to assemble 3 hrs for one person
  • Very sturdy and strong

What We Didn't Like

  • TThe stairs are slippery especially to a child in socks

Stair Step Bunk Bed with 3-Drawer Bunk Pedestal

Stair Step Bunk Bed with 3-Drawer Bunk Pedestal

Do you fancy acacia beds with merlot finish? The Stair Step Bunk Bed might just be your dream bed. And it looks adoringly beautiful for both boys and girls!

The bottom of the lower bunk is bade is such a way that you can either use it as drawers or a trundle.

The under mattress support slats are metals that make it fairly strong. The space between the top and bottom bunk is also enough so you don’t have to worry that your baby will bump his head.

What We Loved

  • The guard rails are very strong (in case you are afraid of babies falling)
  • The Merlot finish looks chic and is of high quality
  • The user manual is easy to follow
  • It is one of the strongest bunk beds with stairs available in the market today

What We Didn't Like

  • The dresser part of the bed is weak
  • The drawers consistently fall off and don’t store many clothes

Twin Doll House Stair Step Loft

Twin doll loft discovery furniture

The Twin Doll Bunk bed is very chic and is ideal for your baby girls. It measures 99 inches in length 41 in width and 93 in height.

The bed does not come with the bottom bunk therefore the bed can be converted into a loft.

It is also mattress ready with the bed slats kit also ready. The bed comes with 4 drawers and a magazine rack. So the storage space is enough.

The loft accommodates an 8-inch mattress.

What We Loved

  • It is very beautiful and attractive. The finish is chic and modern
  • The Twin Doll House Stair Step loft is one of the easiest bunk beds to assemble
  • Can make a good playhouse for kids

What We Didn't Like

  • It is hard to change the sheets
  • The frame is a little weak
  • It does NOT come with manual

Bedz King Twin over Full Stairway Bunk Bed

Bedz King Twin over Full Stairway Bunk Bed with Twin Trundle

The Bedz King Twin Over Full Bunk bed comes with twin trundles, and has a very well in built stair case with is wide and non slippery. 4 drawers have been built into the stairway which allow for a lot of storage space.

The Brazilian wood it’s made of is fully protected and sanded to ensure that it does not crack or break easily. Space between the top and bottom bunk is 38 inches without the mattress. With that much space, you are sure to never bump your head.

The trundles can accommodate approximately 8 ½ inches mattress. The beds can also be separated to stand on their own, and the stairs can be fixed on either sides of the bed.

  • The drawers open so smoothly!
  • This is probably one of the best bunk beds with a very stable staircase
  • It is available in several colors, all of which look very chic for kids
  • There is a lot of storage space on the bed

Twin over Full Loft Bed in Merlot Finish

Twin over Full Loft Bed in Merlot Finish

The Twin Over Full Loft bed is ranked as one of the best bunk beds with stairs for kids. Just like the other models on this list, the bed is worth its price.

Many customers loved it and in fact they would buy it over and over again if they had a chance to. It is made of plain wood which is a great factor when it comes to strength and durability.

The dresser drawers come fully assembled, which is a relief to many of us who were born with two right-side brains.

  • The bed is incredibly easy to assemble- takes the shortest time
  • The shelving and drawers on the bed provide ample storage space for your kids paraphernalia
  • The user manual is well-written and easy to follow
  • The staircase is sturdy and non-slippery

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Summary:

Merlot Twin Twin Staircase Bunk with Trundle

This bed is definitely worth its price. It measures 70 inches in height by 104 inches length and 44.5 inches on the width.

The distance between the top bunk and the bottom bunk is enough to ensure your baby does not outgrow it soon.

The top bunk is designed in a way that you do not need to use it with a spring box or even a Bunkie board.

You can fix the bed at either the right or left side of the bed. It’s a good thing if you decide to change the arrangement of your house.

Advantages

  1. The finish is safe as it is lead free
  2. Strong and sturdy (can hold grownups)
  3. Instructions are clear and precise though picture based
  4. A lot of storage space

Disadvantages

  1. Only comes in one color (honey)
  2. The stairs are very slippery especially if one is wearing socks
  3. It is very tall in case you have a low ceiling
  4. The futon is hard to assemble

Merlot Twin over Full Mission Staircase Bunk Bed with 3 Drawers

Many customers who bought this bed were very pleased and they totally loved it. They said that they quality was way far above the price.

The bed is made of excellent solid wood and as if that is not enough, the bed meets all the specifications of ASTM and CPSC.

Apart from four chest drawers, the beds also come with a magazine rack. You can use it to store your kid’s books and maybe toys.

You are also allowed to choose if you want a bed with a trundle or you prefer them to drawers. It all depends on your preference.

Advantages

  1. Very easy to assemble
  2. Great quality especially since it’s lowly priced (the quality belongs to $1000 +)
  3. Very strong and sturdy
  4. The finish is high quality and does not scratch easily
  5. Instructions manual very detailed
  6. A lot of storage space

Disadvantages

  1. The drawers at the bottom are not well fastened
  2. Comes in only one color

Twin over Full Stair Stepper Bed with Trundle in White Finish

The beautiful and elegant set is made in such a way that it will last for years and years to come. Why am I saying this?

It is made if pine wood which we all know how good it can be. Other than that, the finish is perfectly done to hide all blemishes that come with pine.

The bed has a trundle that can fit an 8 inch mattress and wood slats for both the top and bottom bunk. The slats are very strong and can hold an adult.

Advantages

  1. Available in many colors including honey, espresso, white and merlot
  2. Strong and sturdy
  3. Smooth and high quality finish
  4. It was easy to assemble
  5. Took a little time putting together
  6. There is enough space between the top and bottom bunk

Disadvantages

  1. Instruction manual was not clear enough but it’s manageable
  2. Some screws are too big

Bedz King Stairway Bunk Bed with 2 under Bed Drawers, Twin Over Full

If you don’t like a bed with particle boards then this is the bed for you. The Bedz King Stairway Bunk Bed with 2 under Bed Drawers, Twin over Full, Honey is made of pure Brazilian wood.

When separated, you get a full size bed and a twin bed. The staircase has 4 in built drawers for additional storage space.

The finish is not only smooth and shiny but also safe for your babies.

With the mattress excluded, the space between the top and bottom bunk is approximately 38 inches.

The bed can take regular twin mattresses with a thickness of about 8 to 8 ½ inches.

Advantages

  1. Very easy to assemble and takes a short time
  2. Made of wood only
  3. A lot of storage space
  4. It’s strong and sturdy

Disadvantages

  1. Instructions could have been better
  2. The steps are too steep for young children

Discovery World Furniture Twin over Full Staircase Bunk Bed with Twin Trundle

If you are looking for something a little deluxe, then this bed by the discovery world furniture is up your alley.

The models stairways are designed in a way that makes them steady and non slippery. A chill can comfortably go up and down the top bunk with socks on.

Like some beds I mentioned earlier, you can choose to have either a trundle or drawers below the bottom bunk.

The top bunk can accommodate an 8 ½ thick mattress without making the railing useless. The same case applies to the bottom bunk.

Advantages

  1. The lower bunk can be converted to either twin bed or a full bed. (it comes with extensions to make it full size)
  2. Comes with an extra treat of a book nook
  3. Sturdy and strong
  4. Easy to set up
  5. The stairway is very stable

Disadvantages

  1. The stairs may be too steep for young babies

Bedz King Twin Over Twin Stairway Bunk Bed with Twin Trundle

This beautiful white bed is made of solid Brazilian pine. On the stairs, just like some other models I mentioned earlier, are 3 drawers with a lot of storage space.

It is kind of unique since both the top and bottom bunk can accommodate a mattress 9 inches thick.

The bed has been tested to ensure that its lead free and safe for the use of children. It is also smooth meaning it cannot scratch.

The space between the bunks is 29 inches which is not too bad considering the other good qualities of the bed. You will not also require a Bunkie or board mattress as the bed accommodated twin size mattresses.

Advantages

  1. Holds up very strong and sturdy
  2. Stairs have nonslip strips to prevent falls
  3. Easy to set up
  4. Instruction manual is easy to follow
  5. Ideal for sleep over
  6. It is possible to separate the beds

Disadvantages

  1. The space between the top and bottom bunk is not big enough
  2. Takes long to set up

Columbia Staircase Bunk Bed with 2 Flat Panel Bed Drawers, Full Over Full, Antique Walnut

We are now moving on to an antique walnut bed that is designed using eco-friendly hardwood that also goes through a protective five step finish.

This bed is very safe and also lead free. Unlike some other beds which can only take in an 8 inch mattress, this one accommodates a nine inch mattress.

The bunks can also be separated into two beds which will give you two full beds. Like almost all the other beds, the staircase can be fixed on either sides of the bed.

The staircase drawers are fully set up with English dovetail construction. And as if that is not enough, they also have ball bearing drawer guides.

Advantages

  1. Very strong and sturdy like the others
  2. Manual very clear
  3. Doesn’t take a lot of time to assemble
  4. Many customers said the drawers were deep and well built
  5. The stairs are non slip

Disadvantages

  1. Some customers complained that the bed dented easily if not well taken care of

 

Columbia Staircase Bunk Bed with 2 Raised Panel Bed Drawers, Full Over Full, Antique Walnut

Every bed that begins its name with Columbia is simply the best! Just like the previous Columbia bed with drawers, this bed is made of eco friendly hard wood. It also goes through a five step protective finish before it brought to the market.

I loved the rails of this bed. A baby can comfortably hold onto them when going down the stairs. The stairs are also guarded with a nonslip strip and you don’t have to worry that your baby is going to fall.

The beds can be separated into two. The bottom bed however has two beds because of the trundle. The trundle comes in very handy when there is a guest or guests.

Advantages

  1. Assembly takes a short time
  2. The wood used is quality and durable
  3. The drawers are well built
  4. Enough storage space
  5. Manual very detailed
  6. Enough space between banks (around 31 inches)
  7. Very beautiful

Disadvantages

  1. The small wheels on the trundle make rolling out somehow cheesy

Discovery World Furniture Twin over Full Staircase Bunk Bed

Are you looking for a strong bed that is constructed using solid wood? If yes, then you are at the right place. The bed consists of two bunks, 4 drawers in the stairway and 3 drawers below the bottom bunk.

Normally, the stair case unit comes assembles and can be fixed on either sides of the bed. It also comes with a slat kit that makes the bed mattress ready therefore rendering the use of a Bunkie bed useless.

Advantages

  1. Very strong and sturdy
  2. Easy to assemble and takes a short time especially for handy people
  3. The wood is quality
  4. A lot of storage space
  5. Saves on space in a room
  6. Staircase is not slippery

Disadvantages

  1. Can’t be separated into two beds
  2. The drawers are rather weak

On a Roll with a trundle bed

The phrase “at the foot of the bed” may have pertained to a time when a servant was required to be at the beck and call of the master of the house at any time of the day, including in the middle of the night.

Thus, servants slept by the foot of their employers’ beds on smaller sleeping apparatuses that were on trundles, which are small wheels attached to the underside, could be pulled out from underneath and pushed back in when not being used.

From there, the trundle bed was born and the name has stuck over the centuries.

For homeowners who may not have a great deal of space to spare for a guest bedroom, this is the kind of bed that would be ideal since it can be used by the primary room occupant and then the extra bed can simply be pulled out when guests arrive.

Because the main bed is usually fit for a twin-sized mattress, the bed underneath has to be a tad smaller, taking into consideration the allowance given for the pull-out frame.  However, there are bed frame designs that are not overly complicated and do not require any sort of allowance adjustment.

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Over the years, the design for the trundle bed has evolved to incorporate the aesthetic needs and wants of the consumer.

There are beds that are made of some metallic material, such is iron or steel, but the most common material used is still wood.

The frame of the pullout bed itself can either be minimalistic or ornate and is often made to fit in with the overall look of the main bed frame.  This has enabled the bed to transform into more than just a bed with a spare and can actually become the focal point of any room.

Amazon ImageThis is also a good bed to consider for a family with more than one child but does not have enough rooms for each one.

While a bunk bed is often the option most families go with, this kind of bed suits a room that does not have the ceiling space required for a bed stacked above another one, i.e. a bunk bed.

Even for kids who stay in a room alone, this bed would be nice to have in case there are any sleepovers with friends or when relatives come to visit and spend a few days and nights.

The trundle bed has truly come far since it was first used all those centuries ago.  There are now larger sized versions that can fit more people both on the main bed and the pullout bed.

Because of the improvements made in terms of design, these beds are no longer relegated to being pushed against a wall and can now be placed in the center of a room.  With more selections for a homeowner to choose from, one is able to not just have a beautiful looking bed but one that has an extra bed or extra storage whenever necessary.

Most Popular Trundle Bed

I have listed below the most rated trundle bed so that you can read the reviews what the end-users said. These are the most popular trundle beds that it offers a big discount and you can compare the price and its specifications which cater your needs:

1. Day Bed with Trundle Mission Style in White Finish

2. Santa Cruz Twin Bed with Trundle (Rustic Walnut)

3. 39”/ Twin Size Steel HiRise Bed Frame & Pop Up Trundle

4. 39” / Twin Size Black Metal Roll Out Trundle Bed for Day Beds

5. Twin Mission Captains Honey Trundle Bed

6. Canwood Trundle Bed – White

7. Duralink Trundle Bed & Sealy Mattress Value Pack

8. Argington Ayres Trundle Drawer – Ebony

9. Deco Trundle Combo Upholstered Bed Package

Trundle Beds between $300 – $500

Below are trundle beds which cost over 300 and the quality are good. Actually, it offers with discount on the list price and it may meet your budget. Check it out :

1. Coaster Fine Furniture Day Bed with Trundle Mission Style in White Finish

2. Twin Size Bed with Trundle White Finish

3.  Metal Daybed W Roll In Trundle

4. Twin Size Bed with Trundle in Cream Finish

6. Hillsdale Jason Pine Wood Daybed

7. Dixie Sleigh Bed in White Size: Full

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