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Want a Cheap Mattress in NYC? Here’s Where to Look

by SleePare

By Emily Stringer | 4 Minute Read

When shopping for a mattress, you want to make the best choice possible based on your needs. Many things need to be considered before you take home the newest addition to your bedroom, like materials, size, and perhaps most importantly price. 

Many think the more expensive a mattress is, the better. A decade ago, that might have been the case. Now, online-only mattress stores, direct to consumer companies, and an influx of cost-effective options have hit the market expanding our options. Mattresses show that sometimes you don’t always get what you pay for. 

Shopping for a mattress in New York City presents its own set of challenges. Transporting a mattress into a 1 bedroom apartment on a cramped city block or trying to get a king-size mattress into a walk-up apartment is difficult even for the most seasoned movers. 

Cheaper mattresses such as those sold online or a “bed in a box” are compressed and shipped to your door, cutting out the middleman and delivering straight to the customer. Purchasing a mattress online without trying it in person can be risky. However, most online mattress companies have a generous trial and return policies so you can find the perfect mattress. 

If you’re in New York City or the surrounding areas, here are a few cheap mattresses and where you can find them. 

Luuf Mattress 

Brooklyn Bedding Signature Hybrid 

Amerisleep AS3

Sound Sleep Products Gel Foam Miranda 


Casper Original 

Leesa Original

Keetsa Plus 

Tuft & Needle Original 

 Allswell Luxe Classic Memory Foam 


1. LuuF Mattress 

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Starting at $799 

The LuuF Mattress takes the best features of high-end mattresses and condenses them into an affordable alternative. The five-layer mattress is designed with cooling, contouring, and a 360-degree stretch knit that improves airflow and movement. 

The LuuF was created with side sleepers in mind. Studies show that 40% of the population are side sleepers. Topped with gel-infused cooling foam, the LuuF is available in Plush, Lux Firm, and Firm. Every sleeper can find the perfect fit with LuuF. Each firmness level is supported by a different number of individually wrapped coils to keep your spine aligned and allowing you to wake up free of aches and pains. 

Providing support, cooling, contouring, and value, the Luuf is an affordable alternative to higher-priced mattresses.

Where to Find It in NYC:

  1. SleePare Midtown, 218 West 30th St, New York, NY 10001, USA




2. Brooklyn Bedding Signature Hybrid

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Starting at $599 

Brooklyn Bedding’s Signature Hybrid offers high-end features and quality at a budget price. New mattress technology works with an understated design to create one of the best-selling mattresses at SleePare and online. 

The Brooklyn Bedding Signature Hybrid is available in soft, medium, and firm, ensuring everyone has an option for their preferred firmness level. The top of the Brooklyn Bedding Signature Hybrid is infused with antibacterial, cooling Titanium. With patented TitanFlex foam and supportive coils, the Brooklyn Bedding Hybrid mattress is premium quality at a budget price. 

Where to Find It in NYC:

  1. SleePare Midtown, 218 West 30th St, New York, NY 10001, USA

SleePare is proud to be one of Brooklyn Bedding’s exclusive partners! Our showroom features the Brooklyn Bedding Signature Hybrid as well as other affordable models from Brooklyn Bedding. 




3. Amerisleep AS3

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Starts at $1150

This best-selling memory foam mattress is cooling, comfortable, and made from plant-based foam. The eco-friendly mattress features a plush transitional layer for adding comfort and support. The HIVE transition layer provides your body with added support for your head, back, and legs to keep your body aligned perfectly to reduce common aches and pains. 

The brand’s most popular mattress features an open-cell design allowing airflow to keep you cool all night. Amerisleep's patented plant-based Bio-Pur Foam is cooler and more breathable than traditional foam. 

Along with cooling features, the Bio-Pur comfort layer is body contouring to provide pressure relief and reduces pain when waking. The material “bounces back” to prevent the “stuck” feeling sleepers report with traditional memory foam so you can easily switch sleep positions without disruption.

The Amerisleep AS3 is a versatile mattress with a perfect medium-firm and supports all sleeping positions and body types. 

Where to Find It in NYC:

  1. SleePare Midtown, 218 West 30th St, New York, NY 10001, USA

SleePare is one of AmeriSleep’s featured retailers! Try out the AS3 in our showroom. 




4. Sound Sleep Products Gel Foam Miranda 

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Starting at $650

The Gel Foam Miranda by Sound Sleep Products is one of the highest-rated budget mattresses available online. Rated number 1 by Better Homes and Garden, Gel Foam Bed’s Miranda mattress is the foundation for a perfect, medium firm bed. This four layer mattress includes a gel cover, pressure relief foam, and a supportive core base. All Gel Foam Beds are eco-friendly and come with a 365-night free trial and a 10-year warranty. This budget bed in a box is an excellent choice all round. 

Where to Find It in NYC:

  1. SleePare Midtown, 218 West 30th St, New York, NY 10001, USA

Try out the Gel Foam Miranda in Sleepare’s showroom today! 




5. IKEA Haugsvar

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Starting at $120

The affordable and funky furniture giant IKEA brings their signature Scandinavian minimalism to mattresses. While Ikea’s mattress inventory is limited compared to similar retailers, the mattresses you can find on the shelf are some of the best options for a frugal night’s sleep. 

IKEA has a selection of affordable mattresses for babies and children who will outgrow beds quickly. From innerspring, latex, foam, and daybeds Ikea is a hot spot for budget mattresses. Ikea also offers sheets, pillows, and mattress toppers to complete your bed makeover. 

One of IKEA’s best-selling mattresses is the Haugsvar. This budget-friendly hybrid mattress uses a cooling memory foam top and a base of pocketed coils to keep you pressure-free and cool. 

Where to Find It in NYC:

  1. IKEA, 1 Beard St, Brooklyn, NY 11231 
  2. IKEA Planning Studio, 999 Third Avenue, Manhattan, NY 10022




6. Casper Original

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Starts at $745

The mattress that started the bed-in-a-box revolution is a trailblazer for a reason. One of the most popular and recognizable names in the modern mattress industry, Casper revolutionized how we buy and manufacture mattresses. 

The original Casper mattress was designed using the latest technology that still holds up almost a decade later. The mattress that started it all contains four-layers of combination foam construction, including open-cell, adaptive transition, responsive, and support core foams. The structure and combination of the various foams blend seamlessly for pain relief and improved sleep. 

Open-cell foam provides cooling and air circulation while responsive memory foam provides support. Transition and support foam helps add bounce and even weight distribution. The all-round perfect mattress lives up to Casper’s promise of “the best bed for better sleep.” 

Where to Find It in NYC:

  1. SleePare Midtown, 218 West 30th St, New York, NY 10001, USA

Visit our showroom to buy an original Casper mattress today!

  1. Casper Store NoHo, 627 Broadway, New York, NY 10012
  2. Casper Store City Point, 445 Albee Square W, Brooklyn, NY 11201




7. Leesa Original 

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Starts at $595

Another one of SleePare’s highest-rated mattresses, the Lessa provides three foam layers keeping you cool and comfortable while you sleep. This 10-inch mattress is constructed from high-tech memory foam that adapts to your body and provides superior support. Leesa’s custom LSA200 Foam Technology Layer is designed to prevent back pain and lumbar support. This supportive layer also helps side sleepers by providing pressure relief and preventing arm and leg numbness. 

Leesa Original Mattress features a breathable cover to help keep you cool and provides a soft surface. Made with non-toxic materials, the Leesa is CertiPUR-US ®-Certified making it ideal for those who have chemical sensitivities and allergies. This fan-favorite, best-selling mattress is an ideal, medium firmness for the perfect night’s sleep. 

Where to Find It in NYC:

  1. SleePare Midtown, 218 West 30th St, New York, NY 10001, USA

Visit our showroom to buy a Leesa original mattress today! 

  1. West Elm-Empire Stores, 2 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA
  2. Pottery Barn, W 20th Street, New York, NY, 10011, USA




8. Keetsa Plus

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Starts at $495

Keetsa prides itself on creating quality, hi-tech mattresses at affordable prices. This hybrid, bed-in-a-box mattress is made with six layers of Keetsa’s custom materials.

Keetsa’s unbleached cotton canvas cover is chemical free and safe for those with allergies and sensitive skin. Underneath the cotton cover is Keetsa’s unique fiber filling. The Fiberfill padding is made from recycled materials in a sustainable factory and manufacturing process. Unlike traditional memory foam materials, Keetsa does not use fiberglass, lead, nickel, or any other harmful materials. 

Supported by iCoil technology developed by the manufacturer, the Keetsa features individually wrapped coils for support and breathability. 

If you want to sleep well and sleep cool on a budget, a Keetsa mattress is a great choice.

Where to Find It in NYC:

  1. SleePare Midtown, 218 West 30th St, New York, NY 10001, USA

Visit our showroom to buy a Keetsa Plus mattress today! 

  1. Keesta Store, 44 Mercer Street, New York, NY 10013




9. Tuft & Needle Original

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Starting at $595

This trendy mattress was one of the first “mattresses in a box” to hit the market. This innovation changed how we shop for mattresses. Developed by two former software engineers, the Tuft & Needle Mint is made from the company’s trademark Adaptive Foam known as T&N Adaptive Foam. 

Tuft & Needle mattresses are made with chemical-free materials that draw heat away from the body during sleep to keep you cool and comfortable all night long. The Tuft & Needle Mint contains two layers of Adaptive Foam designed to relieve pressure on the hips, back, and shoulders. 

Along with the Adaptive Foam, The Mint also has ceramic, cooling gel beads in the second layer of the mattress that absorbs body heat while graphite pulls heat away from the body. The foam helps reduce motion transfer for those sleeping with a partner, ensuring a restful sleep.

The graphite, heat absorbing gel beads, and the breathable knit cover creates an ultra cool and luxurious mattress guaranteed to help you stay cool and sleep deep while keeping your wallet full. 

Where to Find It in NYC:

  1. SleePare Midtown, 218 West 30th St, New York, NY 10001, USA

Visit our showroom to buy a Tuft & Needle mattress today! 




10. Allswell Luxe Classic Memory Foam 

Picture of the Allswell Luxe

Starting at $495

Allswell is a new, direct to consumer mattress company owned by Wal-Mart specializing in high-end mattresses at budget prices. The Luxe Classic Memory Foam contains four layers of temperature regulating, supporting, and motion isolating memory foam. Allswell’s memory foam is specially designed to help those with joint and back pain. 

Along with layers of high-density memory foam, the Allswell Luxe Classic Memory Foam features a 2-inch layer of copper-infused foam to keep your sleep surface germ free. Individually wrapped coils limit motion transfer while Allswell’s own SwirlFoam provides cooling comfort. 

Your body (and bank account) will thank you for sleeping on the Allswell. 

Where to Find It in NYC:

  1. SleePare Midtown, 218 West 30th St, New York, NY 10001, USA

Visit our showroom to buy an Allswell mattress today!

  1. Wal-Mart Super Center #3520, 400 Park Pl, Secaucus, NJ 07094




What to Look For In a Cheap Mattress

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When shopping for a mattress, price isn’t always an indicator of a quality product. New technology and improved manufacturing has led to cheaper prices and more advanced materials. Buying a mattress is a big purchase, even when the price is much lower than traditional mattresses. 

Since we spend about a third of our lives sleeping, make sure the mattress you purchase fits your sleep needs, lifestyle, and budget. Here are a few things to look for. 

  • Materials: Today, there are many mattress materials available. From memory foam, latex, hybrids, and eco-friendly materials, and innerspring, there is a mattress for everyone and every budget. If you want to try out a different material, now is the perfect time to. 
  • Sleep Position: Depending on your sleep position, certain mattresses will provide a different feel or support level. If you tend to sleep on your side, one of our mattress experts will help you find the best mattress to keep you comfortable.
  • Price: If you’re on a budget, this is obviously important. The boom in the online mattress market has decreased the price of high-quality mattresses and you no longer need to spend thousands on a quality mattress. When it comes to mattresses, you don’t always get what you pay for; a five hundred dollar mattress could be just as comfortable and have equal or better quality than a three thousand dollar mattress.
  • Free Trials and Returns: Many are hesitant to buy a mattress online. If you’re looking for a new mattress, but don’t have time to go to the store, most online mattress retailers offer free returns and free trials for a set number of nights. 

Other Considerations

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It’s difficult to get around New York City on a regular day. If you’ve moved in or out of New York, you know the unique challenges that come with transporting your belongings on narrow streets with limited parking and crowded spaces. Buying a mattress or another large item presents the same challenges. However, the new bed-in-a-box style mattresses allow for much easier moving, mailing, and installation. The foam materials collapse and expand for easy transportation. 

If you’re making the switch from a traditional mattress to a more affordable bed-in-a-box, be aware that in New York City residents are subject to a $100 fine for improper mattress disposal. Visit the city office’s website for more information on how to dispose of mattresses in New York City. 

Like almost everything else in our lives, mattresses have been positively impacted by the advent of technology. The lower prices, advanced materials, and improved manufacturing practices have led to more affordable options for mattresses. This allows for people to experience the luxury of a quality mattress and reap the benefits of improved sleep and health. 

Emily Stringer

Emily Stringer

Emily is a sleep expert and content creator at SleePare. With over five years of experience writing and extensive experience reviewing mattresses, curating comparisons and advising on "best of" guides, she's well-versed in mattress technology.

Emily has perfected this method by personally testing over 200 different mattresses, so she's not only able to discern the overall value of a specific bed, but to assign its value to different types of sleepers.

Along with creating honest and straightforward mattress features, Emily enjoys spending time with her dogs and exploring her home town of Lexington, Kentucky.