How Tall are Bunk Beds: Height of 30 Models and Averages


To calculate the answer I used the information from three large companies to get a wide variety of manufacturers and models for a more accurate snapshot of the market.

How tall bunk beds depends on the make and model. Out of 30 models, the most common height is 65” (20%) and the average of all bunk beds is 67.0”. The tallest is 80” and the shortest is 59.6”. 20% of bunk beds are 65” tall and the mean average is 67” and the median average is 65.25”.

Table 1. Height of Popular Bunk Bed Models

ManufacturerModelRetailerHeight
SenecaBunk BedCostco67.8”
DakotaTwin/Full
Trundle
Costco65.5”
CaramiaMaddox
Staircase
Costco66.5”
BeckhamNACostco75”
TannerNACostco78”
AstoriaNACostco69”
DinsmoreNAAshley
Furniture
59.6”
HalantonNAAshley
Furniture
61.1”
LeoNAAshley
Furniture
69.3”
LuluNAAshley
Furniture
69”
LettnerNAAshley
Furniture
65”
KaslynNAAshley
Furniture
62”
Better Homes
& Gardens
LeightonWalmart64.6”
MeraxNAWalmart65”
MainstaysPremiumWalmart63”
DhpNAWalmart72”
Angel LineFreemontWalmart65”
Dorel
Living
BradyWalmart64.5”
CostwayNAWalmart66.5”
PowellLeviWalmart67.5”
PremiumNAWalmart68”
K & B FurnitureArchedWalmart64”
ZinusLunaWalmart60”
Walker Edison
($310)
Wood BunkAmazon65”
Max & LilyBunk BedAmazon65”
Home Accent
Furnishings

($215)
Sunrise
Metal
Amazon68”
King’s BrandWood ArchedAmazon64”
ACMELimbraAmazon65”
ACMECairo TripleAmazon74”
Coaster
Home
Wrangler
Hill
Amazon80”
Average

67.0”
Highest

80”
Lowest

59.6”
ImageTitlePriceBuy
Product Image Top TopMerax Solid Wood Bunk Bed Frame No Box Spring Needed with Guardrails, Ladder and Storage Stairs for Kids and Teens Trundle, Twin/Twin, GrayBuy Now
Product Image Top TopBunk Twin Beds Frame with Trundle and Ladder, Twin Bed for Bedroom Girls Boys, Convertible to 2 Twin Size Platform Bed (Red Brown)Buy Now
Product Image Top TopMax & Lily Twin Low Bunk Bed with Staircase, Twin/Twin, GreyBuy Now
Product Image Top TopWalker Edison Della Classic Solid Wood Twin over Twin Bunk Bed, Twin over Twin, GreyBuy Now
Product Image Top TopHillsdale Kids and Teens Caspian Twin Bunk Bed, Twin/Twin, WhiteBuy Now
Prices pulled from the Amazon Product Advertising API on:

If you are asking about the height of a bunk bed because you are thinking about saving money by building your own you can check out my article How to Build Perfect Bunk Beds: Step by Step with Pics here.

Please feel free to contact me if you wish to see more models included in the table and calculations.

Why are Bunk Beds 80″ Tall or Less

Most homes built in the US and Canada for the past many decades have a ceiling height of 96.5″ not including flooring. With a bunk bed height of 80″ plus half an inch for flooring that leaves 16″ inches of headroom for the top bunk sleeper.

This is the absolute minimum to allow a small child to use the upper loft comfortably, barely. With the average bunk height being 65.25″ that leaves 30.75″ for headroom for much more comfort in the bedroom penthouse.

Before you buy a mattress and toss it on top of your Prius check out my article here to learn how to do it safely.

Scott Boyd

I spend my days doing research, performance testing, and materials analysis and reporting my experience and test results to help people make decisions before purchasing expensive furniture.

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