A Guide to the Top 7 Triple Bunk Beds

One of my favourite TV shows as a child was the Waltons; a full and unedited rendition formed part of my bedtime routine – whereby John and Olivia (AKA teddy 1 and teddy 2) would bid their good-nights to the entire Walton (teddy) family.  

As I drifted off to sleep, in the peace and quiet of my own bedroom, I would often think about the Walton children (with the exception of John-Boy, who, like me, enjoyed the luxury of his own bedroom), squished into their bedrooms like sardines in a can. I’d try and work out how 3 beds, along with the usual essential kids furniture of wardrobes, drawers and of course the necessary toy storage, could all fit into one room, let alone leave space for the kids themselves! If only my blog about designing a bedroom for siblings sharing a room was around in those days! Or better still, if the Triple Bunk Bed had been invented! You could bet your bottom dollar that had this space saving bed been available back in the Walton Days, they’d have been among the first to hit the “buy now” button!

Triple Bunk Beds are one of the best space saving beds for a large family, offering up maximum beds for minimum space. Super versatile, these triple sleepers can be used for siblings sharing a bedroom, parents who want to co-sleep with their children in a more independent way or for families who host lots of visitors… triple bunk beds are a dream for any home that needs to comfortably accommodate lots of people!

Triple Bunk Beds come in many designs, presenting different features and benefits. So to make things a little easier (something I love to do for the wonderful customers of cuckooland.com) I have pulled together a guide to the top 7 bunk beds (this seemed an apt number after my reminiscing of the Walton kids!).

Grab a cuppa and a quiet spot (if that exists in your busy household!) and let me guide you through the best triple bunks available at cuckooland.com

Scandinavia Triple Bunk Bed by Flair Furnishings

1. Triple Bunk Bed for Small Rooms

If space is at a premium then your best bet is a three tiered bed. Be sure to check your ceiling height against the height of the bed and remember to leave space for the top sleeper to have enough clearance to sit up. The Scandinavia Triple Bunk is not only a stylish white triple bunk, it can be converted into 2 separate single beds if needed. If you’re looking for a more bespoke colour palette, the Mathy By Bols Dominique Bunk Bed is available in 26 gorgeous colours. Handmade in Belgium, this triple bunk commands a higher price point, but with 0% finance available you can spread the cost into affordable monthly payments.

Mathy by Bols Dominique Triple Bunk Bed

2. Triple Bunk Bed with Storage

I work on the formula lots of kids = lots of stuff! From toys to clothes, books to bedding – the greater the head count the greater the need for storage. Thankfully the clever designers of the Oscar Triple Bunk Bed thought long and hard about using every possible nook and cranny as clever storage solutions. The staggered L shape triple bunk has plenty of storage space, including drawers and shelves as well as hidden storage in the steps! Genius!

Oscar Triple Bunk Bed by Flair Furnishings

3. Triple Bunk Bed with Trundle

You may not need all three beds offered up from a triple bunk all the time, this is where a bunk bed with a trundle bed can be the perfect solution. Great for sleepovers and occasional guests, the Julian Bowen Ellie Bunk Bed comes with the option to add a trundle bed, creating a triple sleeper. Trundle beds are designed so they are easy to pull out and pop away when no longer needed (and are far more comfortable than sleeping on a bag of air!)

Julian Bowen Ellie Kids Bunk Bed with Optional Trundle Bed

4. Triple Bunk Bed with Double Bed

Who said bunk beds are just for kids?! The cool design of a double bed at the bottom makes this bed a perfect triple bunk bed for adults. The Flair Triple Bunk Bed comes in a choice of 3 colours, grey, oak and white and has the added benefit of a storage drawer and shelving alongside both beds. This versatile bunk bed can be used in all manner of set ups, from siblings sharing to a family bedroom.

Flick Triple Bunk Bed in White

5. Best Budget Triple Bunk Bed

With many mouths to feed, your grocery budget may take priority over the kids’ bed budget! I get it, family budgeting is a complex affair, that’s why I always ensure that there’s a broad range of price points available at cuckooland.com. If you’re looking for a great budget triple bunk bed, the Julian Bowen Trio Triple Bunk Bed comes up trumps. Finished in a choice of two neutral shades, it certainly doesn’t sacrifice any style considering its very affordable price.

Julian Bowen Trio Triple Bunk Bed

6. Triple Bunks Beds on Finance

If only money grew on trees, I admit I’ve planted a few apple seeds over the years in the vain hope that one may sprout into a magic tree – the boring reality is that we don’t exist in a land of fairytales and make believe! So the fabulous team over at cuckooland.com have introduced 0% finance on many kids beds, including triple bunk beds. For further information about the finance options available take a look at this guide to finance. Is ‘finance’ a bed? No. But it deserves to be in here because it makes the decision to buy an awesome triple bunk bed an easy one.

Flick Triple Bunk Bed in Oak by Flair Furnishings

7. The Ultimate Triple Bunk Bed

In my humble opinion the prestigious award for the ultimate triple bunk bed has to go to one of my favourite kids bed designers, Lifetime. From their considered designs to the sustainable materials used, Lifetime deserve this accolade. It’s a tall order awarding the ultimate triple sleeper to one bed – so I opted for two! The Lifetime Family Bunk with Steps combines a double bottom bed with a single top bunk, available in three muted finishes and plenty of features such as built in storage in the sizeable steps and shelving nestled under the steps. This triple sleeper will certainly calm the storm between siblings who may be years apart in age yet close in proximity due to sharing a room. It strikes the perfect balance between the stylish world of being “grown-up” and the adventurous design that appeals to younger children.

Lifetime Family Bunk Bed with Steps

For a triple bunk that has more WOW than Post Malone (check me out with my down-with-the-kids-music… the clean version only though please!), the Lifetime Adventure Hangout Double Bunk Bed is more of an adventure playground than a bed! Offering a spacious double bed at the bottom and a single bed snuggled within the roof top space, I can guarantee that dens will be built, mid night feasts come as standard and your kids will be forever grateful for having the best bed in the entire universe!  

So there we have it, that’s my guide to the top 7 triple bunk beds (including a little shout out on finance), all that’s left is for you to decide which of these beauties is best for your brood!

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Buy for now (pun intended!).


With more than 10 years’ experience in providing advice and support to parents looking for their perfect kids bed, mother of 2, Nathalie Davis is passionate about helping children develop. In her role as Director of Product Procurement at Cuckooland, Nathalie has helped thousands of parents improve their children’s sleep and sleeping habits through the beds and mattresses she sources and the articles she writes. In her spare time she teaches her Golden Retriever to be a responsible vegetarian and is often spotted sifting through clothes at her local Charity Shops.

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