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The Best Loft Beds on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

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We’re sort of obsessed with what you need for a perfect night’s rest, including minimalist bed frames that’ll run you less than a grand, the best mattresses-in-a-box, and the comfiest (and most cooling) bedsheets. Here, we’ve searched high and low for the best loft beds — for kids and grown-ups alike — available on Amazon. (Note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity.)

Best full-size loft bed

WE Furniture Full Metal Loft Bed

“I’m very happy with this purchase. It arrived in good shape and was pretty straightforward to assemble. The bed has held up well with two adults sleeping on it. It has been two months so far, and my only complaint is that it’s moderately squeaky, which we considered somewhat inevitable with a metal framed loft bed. We have a full-size drum set underneath the bed, as well as some other instruments, a laundry basket, and a vacuum — so we have found the space that was gained to be very usable.”

Best full-size loft bed with a desk

DHP Abode Full-Size Loft Bed Metal Frame With Desk and Ladder

“This frame has suited perfectly the needs of two 20-somethings living in a downtown studio. Like many studios, ours featured a walk-in closet that we turned into our ‘master bedroom.’ This frame fits so perfectly in the space that it almost seems custom-built. Also, since it’s impossible for us to fall off the bed, we’ve used a 12-inch memory-foam mattress. The bed is a tank. The 300 pounds weight limit is probably a liability thing. Sleeps myself, an Army veteran at six-one and 200 pounds, and my girlfriend at five-foot-11 and 150 pounds, and it really doesn’t move at all unless you’re climbing up or down.”

Best full-size loft bed with a desk and shelves

Coaster Home Furnishings Avalon Full Workstation Loft Bed Black

“I have had this bed for well over a month now, and I didn’t review it immediately because I wanted to be able to experience the product and know it better before reviewing. I love this bed! The construction is GREAT, very sturdy. The metal is SOLID, very well designed, and the desk is heavy, sturdy, and does NOT bow at all, even if I prop my legs up on it. The slat-type loft base is solid, and I can literally hang from the bars of it and it doesn’t budge. Basically, this bed is perfect.”

Best twin-size loft bed

Walker Edison Twin Metal Loft Bed

“This was a Christmas present for my daughter, and she loves it. It has been up for a few months and there have been no issues, even with a couple of slumber parties. The bed is sturdier than I thought it would be, and stable. As far as putting it together, two people are better than one, but one person could probably do it. The instructions were great — we had no problems following them. It took us about an hour to assemble, so all in all, not too bad.”

Best twin-size loft beds with desks

DHP X-Loft Metal Bunk Bed Frame with Desk

“Had absolutely no problem putting this together and all the necessary parts were there! Well, hubby actually put it together, but I offered the moral support. Heard less cursing than I expected and the bed is just as advertised and what we expected. It’s also extremely sturdy. We went with this one because it wasn’t as close to our ceiling as the others. I was also concerned that the ladder would ‘stick out’ too far and take up needless room in the bedroom, but nope, not a problem there, either! Overall, very happy.”

WE Furniture Premium Twin Metal Loft Bed With Workstation

“Such a cute bed. I’d been searching for a loft bed for my 9-year-old daughter and found most of them to be incredibly pricey and not very well-made. I didn’t like most of the metal beds because they seemed institutional to me and not what we were looking for. I found this bed during a search on Amazon and loved the pictures of the bed set up. It is very sturdy and looks adorable in my daughter’s room. It was heavy but not too difficult to put together. My husband and I put it together in about two hours.”

Best twin-size loft bed with a bookcase

DHP Studio Loft Bunk Bed Over Desk and Bookcase

“My daughters are sharing a room again in our new house and I wanted to save as much space as possible. They each have one of these beds, and their room turned out beautifully. They are in love with individualizing their own spaces within the same room. The beds themselves are sturdy, safe, and spacious. Their mattresses are overstuffed with a pillow top and they are still well below the safety rail.”

Best wooden kids’ loft bed

Canwood Whistler Junior Loft Bed

“I searched for months to find a simple, well-made loft bed for my 4-year-old. We wanted something that was lower to the ground, to avoid any serious injuries. So far my daughters (ages 4 and 1) LOVE this bed, and all of our guests ask about it. It’s a fun, cute little bed — and you can’t go wrong for the price. I also believe that it will be suitable for a child up to age 10 because it doesn’t look overly childish.”

Best metal kids’ loft bed

DHP Junior Loft Bed Frame With Ladder

“This bed is pretty awesome for the price. I originally wanted a wooden junior loft bed with drawers/storage underneath, but just couldn’t bring myself to pay for one of those when this one was so much cheaper. First off, my 4-year-old loves it. He spends a ton of time in his ‘clubhouse’ underneath. We’ve put a bean bag, a clip-on lamp, and a toy box under there, and it’s where he and my husband sit to read a book before bed every night.”

Best kids’ loft bed with a slide

DHP Junior Twin Metal Loft Bed With Slide

“This bed is too cute! Fits great in my daughters’ room. Love that it is a smaller bunk bed. Only con to this bed is that the slide is metal and can be quite loud if your kids think it is funny to kick their feet on it, haha! I also read a lot of people worrying if the slide was too short. It is the perfect length for my 2- and 4-year-old, actually longer than I expected it to be.”

Best kids’ loft bed with a slide and tent

Donco Kids Twin Tent Loft Bed with Slide

“We got this for my 3-year-old for Christmas and it is so much better than I imagined! Took a little while to put together, but instructions were super simple to follow. Everything arrived undamaged and exactly as pictured. It feels very sturdy and my 3-year-old has no problem getting in and out. The slide works great; very smooth and fast! We put a six-inch mattress on it and it’s then perfect size. My 3-year-old LOVES it and slept 12 hours straight in it the first night. He calls the bottom his ‘house.’ Definitely worth every penny!”

Best wooden kids’ loft bed with shelves and drawers

Donco Kids 760-CP Low Study Loft Bed

“This is one of the sturdiest pieces of prefab furniture I have EVER purchased. I love the color, love the versatility of the pieces, love the design. I even set it up 100 percent by myself while pregnant! Be prepared for sore hands from all the Allen wrench work, but also be prepared for this furniture to last what I expect to be a lifetime! We’re going on six months of having it set up and in use by our almost-3-year-old and have not had a single problem.”

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The Best Loft Beds, According to Amazon Reviews