The 8 Best Folding Bed For Guests

Last Updated on May 14, 2020 by EditorWe spent a few nights and over 20 hours testing and researching the best folding bed for guests and our winner is the iBED.  The iBED offers a complete sleeping package for your guests in a way that some on our list cannot.  You’ll see it makes total sense for your tiny home by having the ability to be hidden in a number of areas; under your bed, behind furniture, or under the steps.  

But not only that, it’s very comfortable!  It can accommodate the average person’s height and much, much more!  No dangling feet at the end of the iBED, just sweet dreams and a good night’s sleep.

All of the best folding beds for guests you see here are chosen for those specifically looking to declutter their homes, tiny homes, apartments and more!  They will easily store in standard storage areas and some are beneficial to the family shoppers with their multiple uses. The Declutter Doctors want to keep your space free of clutter and disorganization, please enjoy!

Best Folding Bed For Guests:

Corner Housewares iBED 2" Foam Folding Hideaway Guest Bed with Folding No Assembly Ultra Compact Spring Supported Bedframe and Storage Bag

Our Pick – iBED

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  • Laid Out Length: 74.5 Inches (6′ 2.5″)
  • Mattress Thickness: 2 Inches
  • Folded Length: 37 Inches
  • Folded Thickness: 5.5 inches
  • Frame: Steel

The iBED is a functional dream; offering comfort in something you can easily forget about when you store it away.  The pictures don’t do its unfolded size justice.  This is a large, yet compact, folding guest bed. And when size is a focal point in your search, it’s easily the best folding guest bed to us because of that.  Many of us have slept on floors, lumpy sofas, or worse and the iBED fills that gap perfectly if a spare bedroom or second mattress isn’t available.  The price is also much less than a traditional spare bed or mattress, too  Or if you’re hitting the road or heading out camping, the iBED makes for a great night sleep on a bed instead of the ground.  After the age of 25, sleeping on the ground (even with a sleeping bag) just isn’t an option anymore.  Give yourself something excellent to snooze on instead!

Multi-Use Folding Beds:

Milliard Tri-Fold Foam Folding Mattress and Sofa Bed for Guests or Floor Mat - Twin XL 78x38x4.5 Inch

Milliard Twin XL Tri-Fold Folding Mattress

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  • Laid Out Length: 78 inches (6′ 6″)
  • Mattress Thickness: 4.5 inches
  • Folded Length: 38 inches
  • Folded Thickness: 14 inches
  • Frame: N/A

Switching gears to look at a couple of unique options, the Milliard Twin XL Tri-Fold Folding Mattress falls into our multi-use category.  This means it is more than just a bed, but also as a chair or sitting surface.  A folding bed like this might be more suited for young ones and children but they are undoubtedly comfortable to sleep on as an adult.  The great thing about these folding mattresses is that they’re available in 3 sizes; twin (seen above), queen, and toddler.  The twin is the size we chose as its competitors are around the twin-size length as well.  We prefer the Milliard option over the next folding bed on our list because of the Velcro straps to hold the bed into its couch or chair form.  Overall it’s a great folding bed, especially for the kids!

Lucid 4" Folding Mattress & Sofa with Removable Indoor/Outdoor Fabric Cover, Queen

Lucid 4″ Folding Mattress Sofa

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  • Laid Out Length: 75 Inches (6′ 3″)
  • Mattress Thickness: 4 inches
  • Folded Length: 39 inches
  • Folded Thickness: 12 inches
  • Frame: N/A

Next on our list of the best folding bed for guests, and similar to our last option, the Lucid 4″ Folding Mattress Sofa is a multi-use mattress and doubles as a couch/chair.  While we like our previous choice to this one, the Lucid Mattress is available in 6 different sizes–three more available options than the Milliard.  With these options, the Lucid Mattress Sofa has the right size for everyone!  What we do like more about the Lucid over the Milliard Folding Mattresses is they fold up into an even, uniform box shape.  That makes it easier to pack away in an organized fashion.

The Best Of The Rest:

Zinus Weekender Elite Folding Guest Bed with Bonus Storage Bag

Zinus Weekender Elite Folding Guest Bed

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  • Laid Out Length: 75 inches (6′ 3″)
  • Mattress Thickness: 3 inches + 1 inch foam padding
  • Folded Length: 38.6 inches
  • Folded Thickness: 8.7 inches
  • Frame: Steel

Starting our “best of the rest” list, and in no particular order, is the Zinus Weekender Elite Folding Guest Bed.  This model of folding guest bed gets back to the similarities of our overall pick, the iBED folding bed.  It is a framed bed, crafted from steel, that uses a spring system to support the 3-inch-thick mattress.  It’s very comfortable, in the upper areas of comfort to us.  Even if it were just the frame, you could make do without the mattress.  Yes, it’s still that comfortable.  The foam on the mattress is CertiPUR-US certified for durability, performance, and content.  The folded form of the Zinus Weekender Elite is very stable on its legs but can of course be slid under a variety of furniture.  Keeping you 14 inches of the ground, the Zinus is an excellent folding bed for your tiny cottage, lake cabin, camping gear, or apartment.

Milliard Lightweight Folding Bed with Mattress - Cot Size -74 by 31-Inches

Milliard Lightweight Folding Bed

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  • Laid Out Length: 74 inches (6′ 2″)
  • Mattress Thickness: 4 inches
  • Folded Length: 42 inches
  • Folded Thickness: 12 inches
  • Frame: Steel, Wheels

For our next folding guest bed we have another Milliard product, this time their Lightweight Folding Bed.  As you can see in the specs, the frame is made from steel and has wheels attached for mobility’s sake.  It feels more durable than most on our list and naturally has just a bit more weight to it–but it’s not overly noticeable.  But that shouldn’t prevent you from picking up this folding bed and mattress.  It’s extremely comfortable in addition to its durable frame.  With a 4 inch mattress, there’s no question it’s going to be a cozy night of sleep.  In fact, we think it’s the most comfortable of all the folding beds on our list.  At the end of the day, however, it’s not solely about comfort.  The Milliard Lightweight Folding Bed is more difficult to tuck away, and that’s where the difference is.  Should you be able to accommodate the extra size, we think you’ll find this bed is excellent.

Linon Home Dcor 352STD-01-AS-UPS Luxor Memory Foam Folding Bed Mattress, Twin, Beige

Linon Home Decor Luxor Folding Bed

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  • Laid Out Length: 79 inches (6′ 7″)
  • Mattress Thickness: 
  • Folded Length: 44 inches
  • Folded Thickness: 14 inches
  • Frame: Steel, Wheels

Last on our “best of the rest” list of the best folding bed for guests, but not least of course, is the Linon Home Decor Luxor Folding Bed.  This is another folding guest bed that might be a bit larger than is capable for a tiny home, but is certainly something to consider as a guest bed for your apartment, condo, or normal-sized home.  It’s a very comfortable sleep and is the longest bed on our list.  If you’re expecting larger company, this is the guest bed for you.  Its length beats out all other beds on our list by at least 3 inches.  Like the Milliard just above this, the Linon Home Decor Luxor is a durable steel frame with wheels attached.  It is very easy to get around and tuck behind furniture or slid under stationary beds.  If you have a little extra room and a bit more coin, you’ll get a fantastic bed that you may consider taking as your permanent bed.

Budget Picks:

Milliard Tri Folding Memory Foam Mattress with Washable Cover Twin XL (78 inches x 38 inches x 6 inches)

Milliard Tri Folding Mattress

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  • Laid Out Length: 75 inches (6′ 3″)
  • Mattress Thickness: 4 inches
  • Folded Length: 23 inches
  • Folded Thickness: 12 inches
  • Frame: N/A

Milliard is on our list of the best folding bed for guests for a third time due to their very excellent, and in expensive (relatively speaking), Tri Folding Mattress.  It’s a no-frills foldable mattress and makes up for the lack of equal shape from their Twin XL Tri-Fold.  The mattress is very comfortable but struggles to be part of the “multi-use” crowd.  You could turn this into something like a footrest or chair, but it’s not as practical for that.  The padding is 4 inches thick, making it very comfortable to sleep on, certainly more so than the floor.  If simple and comfort is your target, check out what this folding mattress has to offer.

Coleman ComfortSmart Camping Cot

Coleman ComfortSmart Cot

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  • Laid Out Length: 69 inches (5′ 9″)
  • Mattress Thickness: 2 inches
  • Folded Length: 34.5 inches
  • Folded Thickness: 5.5 inches
  • Frame: Steel

The final budget pick on our list of the best folding bed for guests is the tried and true Coleman ComfortSmart Cot.  For a straightforward cot/foldable bed, it’s old reliable.  It resembles many of the aspects of our overall pick, the iBED, with it’s slim folded profile and comfort.  Where the Coleman falls a tad short is in it’s overall length, which is the shortest on our list.  However, that’s to be expected on a bed that is less expensive than our top pick.  The ComfortSmart simply has less material.  It’s great for smaller and less-than-averaged size people, as well as children.  It also makes for a great foldable bed to add to the tiny home for potential guests and travel.