Top 10 Best Budget Mattresses Under £500

Top 10 Best Budget Mattresses Under £500

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Everyone has a budget when it comes to big investments, and mattresses are just the same. Amazing mattresses don’t always have to come with an expensive price tag, we stock a huge range of affordable, budget mattresses.

From our best cheap mattresses to pure luxury, we have it all! Today we’re focussing on the best mattresses under £500. Join us in our rundown of the best budget options!

Please note that these rankings are based on the price of a double mattress.

10. Classic Gold Ortho Mattress, Double Size - £199.95

Best budget mattress

Classic Gold Ortho Mattress
Classic Gold Mattress corner

The facts:

Type: Orthopaedic & Standard Sprung

Firmness: Medium to Firm

Awards: Mattress Online’s Top 10 Recommended Mattresses

Guarantee: 1 year

Review score: 8.6

Free Next Day Delivery!

The Classic Gold has our seal of approval for a reason. If you’re looking for a  cheap double mattress but still want cosy comfort, this is the one for you. With an open coil spring system and orthopaedic levels of support, any back troubles you may have will be soothed as you sleep.

A perfect budget mattress, if we say so ourselves!

9. Sealy Posturepedic Mulberry Mattress, Double Size - £229.95

Best single-sided mattress

Sealy Mulberry Divan
Sealy Mulberry Mattress

The facts:

Type: Standard Sprung

Firmness: Medium

Awards: Authorised by the Orthopaedic Advisory Board 

Guarantee: 5 years

Review score: 8.9

Free Next Day Delivery!

We highly recommend this mattress to anyone in search of balanced support and comfort. You’ll experience fantastic total weight-responsive support paired with a soft cover for an extra sprinkle of bliss. It’s single-sided too, so there’s no need to worry yourself with flipping this mattress.

We have no doubt you’ll enjoy this mattress night after night.. after night after night… (you get the picture).

8. Silentnight Ortho Dream Star Miracoil Mattress, Double Size - £269.95

Best Miracoil mattress

Ortho Dream Star Mattress
Ortho Dream Star Mattress corner

The facts:

Type:  Orthopaedic & Standard Sprung

Firmness: Extra Firm 

Awards: Mattress Online’s Top 10 Recommended Mattresses

Guarantee: 5 years

Review score: 8.8

Free Next Day Delivery!

The Ortho Dream Star is a shining example of Silentnight’s innovative Miracoil spring system. These springs create a super firm sleeping surface, which is great if you prefer extra support while you snooze. The Miracoil springs also prevent you and your partner from rolling together in the night - so more personal space for you both!

If an extra firm mattress is what you’ve been missing, your solution is right here.

7. Luna Memory 1000 Pocket Mattress, Double Size - £299.95

Best breathable mattress

Luna Memory 1000 Pocket Mattress
Luna Memory 1000 Pocket Mattress corner

The facts:

Type: Memory Foam & Pocket Sprung

Firmness: Medium

Guarantee: 10 years

Review score: 8.9

Free Next Day Delivery!

The Luna 1000 has you covered if you’re looking for the complete sleep package. The Luna Fusion Cool Memory helps to keep you cool and refreshed as you sleep. Its Surround Support also means you can make the most of your sleeping space.

So, if you’d like a little extra room while you sleep, why not check out the Luna?

6. SleepSoul Bliss 800 Pocket Memory Pillow Top Mattress, Double Size - £339.95

Best pillow-top mattress

SleepSoul Bliss 800 Pocket Pillow Top Mattress
SleepSoul Bliss 800 Pocket Memory Pillow Top Mattress

The facts:

Type: Memory Foam & Pocket Sprung

Awards: Mattress Online’s Top 10 Recommended Mattresses

Firmness: Medium

Warranty: 10 years

Review score: 9.2

Free Next Day Delivery!

Pillow top mattresses don’t always have to come with a luxury price tag. Sink into pure comfort with the plush pillow top as the memory foam layer hugs you to sleep. It also has the perfect medium firmness for balanced comfort and support.

Ah - pure bliss…

5. Silentnight Athens 1400 Mirapocket Ortho Mattress, Double Size - £349.95

Best sustainable mattress

Silentnight 1400 Mirapocket Ortho Divan
Silentnight Athens 1400 Mirapocket Ortho Mattress

The facts:

Type: Orthopaedic & Pocket Sprung

Firmness: Firm

Guarantee: 5 years

Review score: 9.0

Free Next Day Delivery!

The planet is precious - and so is your sleep. So why not save both by checking out the Silentnight Athens? The layer of Eco Comfort Fibres™ is made from 100% recycled plastic, which keeps it out of landfills and out of our oceans. The Athens is also free from foam and chemical treatments, meaning you can be sure there are no harmful materials in your mattress.

Take the first step into a more sustainable sleep with the Silentnight Athens today.

4. Sealy Posturepedic Backcare Extra Firm Mattress, Double Size - £359.95

Best for back support

Sealy Posturepedic Backcare Extra Frim Mattress
Sealy Posturepedic Backcare Extra Frim Mattress

The facts:

Type: Orthopaedic & Standard Sprung

Awards: Mattress Online’s Top 10 Recommended Mattresses

Firmness: Extra Firm 

Guarantee: 5 years

Review score: 9.0

Free Next Day Delivery!

Give your back the mattress it deserves with the Sealy Backcare Extra Firm. It’s in the name - you’ll receive extra-firm support to ensure your back is properly cared for while you sleep. With lumbar and orthopaedic support, you’ll maintain a healthy spinal alignment to help alleviate any aches and pains.

Your back will thank you for this one, we promise.

3. Horizon Discovery 1500 Pocket Memory Mattress, Double Size - £449.95

Best rolled mattress

Horizon Discovery Mattress

The facts:

Type: Pocket Sprung & Memory Foam

Awards: Which? Best Buy

Firmness: Medium

Guarantee: 5 years

Review score: 8.6

Free Next Day Delivery!

A world of better sleep awaits with the Horizon Discovery. Simply lay on the graphite-infused memory foam and allow yourself to be transported to another dimension while you rest. You don’t need to worry about getting too warm in the night either with the Discovery’s built-in air-flow system. It arrives rolled too, which is better for the environment and easier for you to move around your home.

Revolutionise your sleeping experience today with the out-of-this-world Horizon today.

2. Simba Hybrid Essential 1500 Pocket Mattress, Double Size - £479.95

Best hybrid mattress

Simba Essentials Hybrid Mattress
Simba Hybrid Essential 1500 Pocket Mattress

The facts:

Type: Pocket Sprung & Simbatex

Awards: Mattress Online’s Top 10 Recommended Mattresses

Firmness: Medium to Firm

Guarantee: 10 years

Review score: 8.4

Free Next Day Delivery!

Rolled hybrid mattresses are incredibly popular at the moment! Hop on the trend and enjoy this soothing blend of pocket spring support with Simbatex’s weightless comfort. You’ll receive personalised support with springs that respond to your movements to ensure you get the best night’s sleep imaginable.

The hype around this mattress is real, so why not try it for yourself?

1. Emma Original Mattress, Double Size - £489.00

Best memory foam mattress

Emma Original Mattress
Emma Original Mattress

The facts:

Type: Memory foam

Awards: Which? Best Buy, Good Housekeeping Approved, Mattress Online’s Top 10 Recommended Mattresses

Firmness: Medium

Warranty: 10 years

Review score: 10

Free Next Day Delivery!

Say hello to the UK’s most awarded mattress and our best mattress under £500 - the Emma Original. If you love memory foam comfort, then you’ll absolutely adore the Emma. Not one, not two… three layers of memory foam work in harmony to relieve pressure from your joints while you sleep. It’s perfect for everyone as well. It was designed to suit all body types and all types of sleepers, so you can sleep soundly knowing this is the mattress for you.

What are you waiting for? This mattress can be yours as soon as tomorrow!

Please remember that these rankings are based on the price of a double mattress.

Now you know the scores, here’s an overview of our top 10 best budget mattresses under £500:

MattressPriceTypeFirmnessGuaranteeReview score
Classic Gold Ortho£199.95Orthopaedic & Standard SprungMedium to Firm1 year8.6
Sealy Posturepedic Mulberry£229.95Standard SprungMedium5 years8.9
Silentnight Ortho Dream Star Miracoil£269.95Orthopaedic & Standard SprungExtra Firm5 years8.8
Luna Memory 1000 Pocket£299.95Memory Foam & Pocket SprungMedium10 years8.9
SleepSoul Bliss 800 Pocket Memory Pillow Top£339.95Memory Foam & Pocket SprungMedium10 years9.2
Silentnight Athens 1400 Mirapocket Ortho£349.95Orthopaedic & Pocket SprungFirm5 years9
Sealy Posturepedic Backcare Extra Firm£359.95Orthopaedic & Standard SprungExtra Firm5 years9
Horizon Discovery 1500 Pocket Memory£449.95Pocket Sprung & Memory FoamMedium5 years8.6
Simba Hybrid Essential 1500 Pocket£479.95Pocket Sprung & SimbatexMedium to Firm10 years8.4
Emma Original Mattress£489.00Memory foamMedium10 years10

There you have it  - our top 10 best mattresses under £500. From cheap memory foam mattresses to the very best hybrids, we have it all.

If you’re still not sure which mattress is right for you, why not have a read of our guides on mattress firmness and different sleeping positions? Or, if you’d like to add a nice little touch to your new mattress, check out our best mattress toppers!

On the flip side, if you’re looking to splash out a bit more, check our best mattresses for 2022 and our top 10 hotel-style mattresses.

We hope our handpicked list of the best budget mattresses for 2022 has helped you on your journey to a better night’s sleep!