8 affordable mattresses to shop in Australia 2023
From bamboo pocket spring to memory foam mattresses, read on for our budget-savvy edit that will send you on your way to Snoozeville without breaking the bank.
Designed to provide the ultimate comfort and support, this medium-firm mattress is encased in a luxe bamboo charcoal for hypoallergenic durability and features five pocket-spring zones. This pocket spring system targets the feet, knees, lower back, head and shoulders to provide pressure relief and contour the body.
Pros: 12-month warranty, zero partner disturbance, free postage (some areas excluded)
"Great quality, was so easy to unpack and install even though a king size..." wrote a five-star reviewer. "Very comfortable if you like a firmer mattress."
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Sleep Republic offers a king-sized mattress with up to 2250 pocket springs, setting it apart from foam-only constructions. This award-winning mattress has earned 'Best Overall Mattress' in the Bed Buyer Awards for two consecutive years, boasting a 100-night trial period for risk-free testing of its comfort and durability.
Pros: Increased breathability, cloud-like comfort, sleep-inducing support, comfortable contouring, great circulation, dynamic edge support
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Recently released as Koala's most advanced mattress so far, the Koala Plus is perfect for hot sleepers with its advanced cooling technology. Featuring 33 per cent more Kloudcell foam combined with advanced cooling gel, a flippable moisture-wicking CoolThread topper for the different seasons – as well as five targeted zones to align your body – you're all set for a solid night's sleep.
Pros: zero disturbance to isolate motion, adjustable medium-firm and firm comfort, free delivery, a 120-night trial, 10-year warranty, mattress-in-a-box design
CHOICE’s top-scoring mattress of 2021, 2022 and 2023, the Emma Comfort mattress is made of high-quality memory foam that adjusts to your sleeping position without disturbing your partner. Backed by experts, it also regulates your body temperature to ensure your sleep is uninterrupted; and the accompanying hypoallergenic cover reduces allergens to keep your mattress fresh.
Pros: free delivery, 100 night risk-free trial, 10-year warranty, arrives in a box and can be set up in minutes, financing through Klarna at 0 per cent interest rate available
“What a difference a great mattress makes to your life," wrote a reviewer, who added, "great balance between soft and firm".
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Like its predecessor the Emma Comfort, the Emma Comfort ii mattress boasts the signature Emma quality but with improved breathability and better motion isolation for undisturbed sleep. With springs and memory foam adapting to your body within seven zones – as well as a more sustainable design with 54 per cent less carbon emission, this affordable mattress is one of thoughtful design.
Pros: free delivery and returns, 100-night trial, 10-year guarantee
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This cult-buy Temple & Webster mattress has over 360 five-star reviews. With pressure-relieving top padding foam layers for prime comfort and support, zero partner disturbance technology and a medium-firm design, it's not hard to see why.
Pros: 12-month warranty, comes rolled up in a carton
"Was sceptical at first about a mattress in a box and didn’t think it would be very comfortable but wow wasn’t I surprised!" wrote a reviewer who left five stars.
"This mattress is so good and would have to be the most comfortable I have ever owned. Still loving it and would highly recommend it to anyone who cares about getting a good night sleep."
Eva's hybrid mattress-in-a-box combines a pocket spring system with cooling memory foam that adapts to all bodies. This adaptability – also allowed by layers of premium latex foam and density foam – is what helps to prevent back pain. The medium-firm mattress is ideal for the Aussie climate and minimises disturbance from partners that are restless sleepers.
Pros: 100 day trial, free metro delivery and returns, 10-year warranty
"Best mattress ever from Day One! No back pain, ultra-comfortable. There is a drawback: I don’t want to get out of bed in the morning…" wrote a five-star reviewer.
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Featuring medium firmness, seven zones of pocket springs along the body for support and better alignment, this comfortable hybrid mattress from Ecosa is also breathable and boasts no partner disturbance. What more could you want in your night's sleep?
Pros: 100-night trial, free same day delivery, 15-year warranty, carbon neutral, mattress cover made from 120 plastic bottles collected from the ocean
"The mattress has been great, quick to be delivered, easy to install and very comfortable," wrote a five-star reviewer.
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A perfect blend of comfort and support, this Zinus mattress features pocketed iCoils and comfort foam layers for tailored spinal alignment and uninterrupted rest – while the soft Euro top with quilted premium cover adds a layer of cosiness.
Pros: free delivery, 10-year limited manufacturer warranty, OEKO-TEX certified
"This mattress is much more than I expected...it is extremely comfortable and very supportive...." wrote a reviewer who left five stars. "I am extremely happy with my purchase...I have not slept so well in over 18 months...it is brilliant".
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What is the cheapest way to buy a bed?
While buying a mattress from a brick and mortar store has its own merits (primarily being able to try before you buy), buying a mattress online is probably the most financially savvy method as you can easily compare different brands and shop around for the best deals. Plus, as many online retailers offer free delivery and sleep trials with the option to return, buying a bed online offers unparalleled convenience.
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