When it comes to affordability and reliability, there aren’t too many brands that come close to Aldi, at least here in Australia. With the company focused solely on developing a small suite of budget products, rather than an all-encompassing range of ‘everything’ you can rest assured that Aldi’s taken the time and effort to get the most out of their mattress in a box.
If you’re in the market for a new mattress and aren’t looking to break the bank to get one, then the Estelle Mattress by Aldi is definitely the queen size variant for you to consider. It might not have all the frills of high-end memory foam boxed beds, though, for the price, this Aldi bed might just be the best mattress in your price range. The Estelle is priced from $149 for a single, $199 for a double, just $249 for a queen and $299 for a king size. Without a doubt, this pricing alone makes this one of the most affordable king and queen mattresses on the market.
It’s good to note, however, that during the COVID-19 pandemic, subsequent closure of many stores and restrictions on leaving your home, you may not have the chance to pick up the Special Buy Estelle anytime soon. Aldi stores will require customers to buy this bed in-store, so waiting a little longer might be on the cards.
Coming in all standard sizes from single through king, the Aldi Estelle is a great affordable option for those who’d like a cheap mattress for a guest room or as an everyday mattress. The mattress is thankfully a quality blend of pocket springs and memory foam, making it a hybrid memory foam mattress that offers up great comfort for all sleeping positions.
It’s a comfortable mattress, and from reviews online, customers seem to think so too. It’s certainly not going to get you the comfort of a Koala bed, or anything by Eva, for example, though for the price, there’s little that comes close.
As a boxed mattress, the Estelle is also a fantastic option for anyone who wants the easiest route to getting from store to bed frame. You’ll have to pick up this mattress from your local Aldi store when available, though the packaging is minimal and transporting it home in the car will be a breeze. With that said, the Aldi mattress has a tonne to offer and we’re excited to get into the review below.
Making sure you’re getting a good night’s sleep and alleviating back pain for a whole lot less might just be something Aldi offers up this year.
The Aldi Mattress in a Box
A quick look into the Aldi mattress in a box will tell you that it’s a no-frills product, and it’s also a Special Buy item from Aldi, which means that to get your hands on one, you’ll need to be really attentive to the company’s advertising!
Aldi advertises the mattress as being a hybrid design, with a focus on upper-level comfort and a solid, medium-firm support base. We’re glad to see this as it makes it an ideal boxed mattress for sleepers of all styles. Whether you enjoy sleeping on your tummy, side or back, there’s going to be optimal support.
When comfort is concerned, most sleepers and testers have touted that the mattress does offer some body-contouring support (again, a rarity for affordable beds) along with a tonne of back support. You’ll also find a lot of bounce from the innersprings to complement the plush memory foam atop, making the experience top-notch.
The mattress also comes with a 60-day guarantee which is something that almost no other ultra-affordable mattresses come with. Even Big W’s own boxed mattress features no trial, warranty or guarantee, which makes Aldi’s model stand out from the affordable crowd even more.
Again, from just $149 through to $299, this mattress is incredibly good value for money no matter how you look at it.
All of that said, let’s dig a little deeper into the Aldi mattress and why you should consider investing in one.
To get things started, Aldi’s mattress is made out of both foam and innersprings, which means you’re getting the best of both worlds right off the bat. There’s a tonne of bounce paired with an ultra-soft upper layer that takes the weight off your joints and contours the spine to help reduce back pain.
If you’re someone who doesn’t like that ‘sinking’ feeling found in most foam mattresses, again, the Aldi mattress has you covered.
The bed’s medium-firm core springs offer enough support to keep you ‘suspended’ as you sleep, so there’s little to worry about when it comes to spinal alignment or any sort of lower back dipping.
One other thing to note is that by being a hybrid memory foam and spring mattresses, the Aldi bed is able to passively cool itself.
You’re not trapped in a heat sink here, and all of you and your partner’s body heat will be absorbed and ejected from the sides of the mattress — just be sure you have a well-ventilated bed frame to accommodate this.
Some may argue that the Aldi bed is a little thin for their liking, as there isn’t a whole lot of foam making up the top of the mattress. Though at 43kg and around the average thickness of above 20cm, there’s plenty of support and enough ‘mattress’ to keep you from dipping down to your bed frame as some other thinner, camping-style mattresses will do.
In all, the material makeup of Aldi’s mattress is outstanding before you even consider the price point. It’s a quality hybrid mattress that gives all sleepers the cosiest and most supportive nights of sleep.
Great Material Layout
Great Internal Design
Designed for Comfort and Support
Above Average Quality
Initial Comfort and Feel
We’re glad to say that when it comes to the comfort of the Aldi mattress, we are assuming that Aldi’s mattress team have curated the bed to be as comfortable and well-liked as possible.
Of course, you won’t see the comfort of a Koala bed, though, the layout of the foam and springs we mentioned above make for an experience that’s very rare on other affordable mattresses.
When you first lie down on the Aldi bed, it’ll be immediately noticeable that there’s plenty of sinkage here and you’ll have almost all of your weight suspended off your pressure points. There’s enough foam for your shoulders to dip well and truly into the mattress, and your hips will be well-supported too.
Once you’ve been in bed for a little while, you’ll find that sinking down to the pocket spring layer adds that extra level of spinal support that keeps everything in alignment.
For anyone who suffers from back pain or joint pain – such as soreness in the neck joints or neck muscles, you’ll be slowly but surely waking up with no pain in the weeks following sleeping on the Aldi bed.
Again, thanks to the pocket springs, there’s plenty of bounce, so you’re not slowly wriggling your way out of bed when it’s time to wake up — which is common on some affordable foam beds.
We’re happy to say that all sleeping positions are perfectly suited to the Aldi bed.
Side sleepers — there’s plenty of upper softness to allow your shoulders to ‘dig’ into the foam and your hips to fall into a comfortable position.
Back sleepers — the firmness of the mattress ensures there’s no back ‘dipping’ when you’re sleeping on your back. This will mean that you’re not getting lower back pain from your spine falling into that painful reverse-C-shape that can often happen on foam beds.
Tummy sleepers — although not the safest sleeping position, the Aldi bed accommodates here with the upper softness to relieve pain in the elbows and knees. The supportive core springs will then keep your body propped up and the spine in alignment as you sleep on your front.
All that said, there’s little negative to say about the sleep experience on the Aldi mattress. It’s designed to be an all-rounder in more than just the price point.
When partner disturbance is concerned, the Aldi mattress may cause an issue, though it’s nothing too major.
As the mattress is topped by foam layers, you won’t feel too much movement should your partner get in and out of bed, though the rather firm core doesn’t seem to be well-isolated.
In most mattresses, of a higher price point, you’ll find individually wrapped and separated coils that prevent too much movement and wobbling across the bed. Although we can’t say for sure, it seems as though the Aldi design doesn’t have this feature.
In all, partner disturbance is average, though it could be a little better. If you’re someone who’s woken from their sleep very easily, it might be worth considering a mattress with dedicated motion isolation features.
Note: all-foam and latex designs are fantastic options when it comes to motion isolation and stability.
Landing at around a 7.5 on the firmness scale, the Aldi mattress can be considered a somewhat firm bed, rather than a medium-firm, though it teeters between medium-firm and firm.
With that said, all sleepers are going to feel well-supported on this bed, and of course, be able to rest assured that their spinal alignment is kept in check throughout the night.
A more firm bed is most ideal for tummy and back sleepers though, as these sleeping styles require the firmest support to hold spinal shapes in alignment.
We’re comfortable saying that with a firmness of around 7.5 the Aldi bed will suit all customers, however, if you’re very partial to soft, plush beds, this one might not be for you.
Note: if you’re very motivated to purchase the Aldi mattress because of its price, consider a thick foam mattress topper to add some softness to the mattress.
In line with being a rather firm bed in a box, you can expect edge support to be ideal, though not perfect. There are reinforced edges here, so sleeping right on the edge of the mattress is going to be safe to do, and you won’t run the risk of slowly dipping down and falling off the bed after a few hours.
Sitting on the edges of this mattress won’t be too much of a big deal either. The firm spring core will keep you supported, and unlike foam beds, there won’t be any sinkage that reaches all the way down to the bed base.
It’s important to keep in mind, however, that unlike the pillow top, the firm springs can’t be analysed for their longevity. In time you may find that your old mattress is far less supportive at the edges than it once was.
Heat Retention and Dispersion
As we mentioned above, the Aldi bed is fantastic at heat dispersion as it’s designed based around springs rather than an all-foam core. That said, the memory foam that does absorb heat will pass it through the core of the bed and out through the slats in your bed base. This is ideal in warmer climates where memory foam mattresses can get incredibly warm and cause sleepers to wake up in a sweat during the night.
This bed might be the perfect low price single mattress or double mattress for those who love a refreshing, cool mattress to fall asleep on, regardless of how hot of a day it’s been.
Although the Aldi queen size mattress doesn’t feature any major special perks, there is a design and use of materials that are rare on almost all other ultra-affordable boxed mattresses.
A blend of foam and inner springs for under $300 in a king-size is fantastic, and with a warranty of 12 months, you’re arguably getting more than what you pay for. Other more costly mattresses do often come with 10-year warranties however, so be sure to consider this if you’re looking for an everyday mattress that you expect to last decades.
Quality, Trials, Shipping and Warranty
On to some of the more important aspects of this mattress, the quality, trials and warranty.
We know purchasing a new mattress is a big deal as it’s expected to last a long time to come, and without the correct materials or a good guarantee this can all go out the window; frustrating regardless of the price point.
There is little online and posted on outlets such as Product Review mentioning the material quality of the Aldi mattress, which may or may not be a bad thing – though it means there’s little insight into whether the mattress will last a long time or not.
Most reviewers have touted however that the mattress does feel sturdy, has a nice solid feel to it and being a hefty 43kg mattress, there’s a good chance that there are some rather dense foam and springs in here.
In all, it’s good to know that the Aldi bed isn’t rated as being poor quality by consumers, it just hasn’t been thoroughly assessed from a material standpoint.
As this mattress is an in-store model, you’ll have to purchase it, take it home and set it up in order to try it out. With that in mind, there is no true trial period for customers to make use of here, it’s primarily a ‘luck of the draw’ situation.
You are however allowed to return the mattress under the ACCC’s guidelines, though it will be a rather tedious process to get a fully expanded mattress back to an Aldi store.
We suggest doing as much research as you can on the mattress’s comfort level and find out what other’s say about it before making a purchase. You’ll want to be absolutely certain that this mattress is going to be the one for you.
Shipping or Pickup
In line with most Aldi items, the mattress is a pick-up-only item. You’ll have to head down to your local store to make a purchase and lug the box back to your car and take it home.
It’s good to know that the box is relatively compact, though, and you shouldn’t have too much trouble getting it from store to your vehicle, especially if you have a friend to help you out.
Keep in mind that this mattress is a Special Buy item, so a first in first serve experience is to be expected here.
At the time of writing, Aldi doesn’t offer any information on the up and coming delivery for this mattress.
The Aldi mattress does come with a 12-month limited warranty should there be any problems down the line that don’t come as a result of improper usage.
For example, if springs come loose or there’s an issue with sagging or dipping, you’ll be able to rest assured that you’re covered for a replacement.
Now that we’ve got those essentials out of the way, it shouldn’t be too difficult to determine whether the Aldi mattress is a good fit for you and your sleeping habits. In all, it’s a quality mattress that stands out from the rest of the ultra-affordable variants because it’s been so well designed.
Getting the Most Out of the Aldi Mattress
If you have decided that the Aldi bed is for you, then we have a few quick tips to help you get the most out of it. Of course, the budget-friendly mattresses aren’t always the most feature-packed so consider a few of the things below to get the best experience.
A Plush Topper – investing in a thick, foam or down topper is recommended if you’re looking to add a little more softness and sinkage to the upper memory foam layers. You’ll get a little more weight off your joints and lull yourself to sleep without any pain just a little more easily.
Memory Foam Pillows – if you’ve saved a few bucks on the Aldi bed, then you’ll have just a little extra cash to invest in some quality, firm foam pillows to keep your shoulders and neck well-supported on the firm coil springs. These pillows will be your best bet at keeping your upper torso supported should there be too much sinkage.
A Ventilated Bed Frame – to ensure your new mattress is kept as cool as possible, buying a supportive and well-ventilated bed frame is ideal. If you have a solid platform bed base you run the risk of creating a hot mattress, so an open design frame is our top choice.
From our review, it’s easy to see that although the Aldi bed is one of the cheapest on the market, it’s still undoubtedly worth your time, money and trust.
All signs point to this mattress being a hidden gem thanks to its great material layout and design.
However, we will say that it’s important to be sure that the Aldi mattress suits your own sleep style and requirements before you make a purchase as returning and trialling the mattress is a little more difficult than most.