If you are shopping for the best 4 berth motorhome, there is a huge selection of makes, models and layouts for you to choose from. The Practical Motorhome Awards 2023 are here to help you narrow down your search.

While a family ‘van may have four, five or six berths, a four berth can be a great choice for couples who are looking for a bit of extra space when they tour, while also getting the flexibility of having room for guests.

Models from some of best motorhome brands have made it onto our best four berth motorhome shortlist, including ‘vans from Adria, Bürstner, Weinsberg and more. We also pick out our other top recommendations from recent years, including the four berth motorhomes we shortlisted last year.

Whatever your priorities when shopping for your ideal motorhome, whether you want something compact and easy too manoeuvre, or the ultimate in luxury and spaciousness, there’s a ‘van on this list that could be ideal for you.

This year, we’ve picked out the Bürstner Eliseo C644 as the best four berth motorhome on the market, a ‘van which impressed us for the spacious layout it provides.

How we choose the best four berth motorhomes

When we’re compiling the ‘vans that make it onto our list, we consider factors such as the value it offers, the space it provides, the ease of putting the extra beds together and more.

Since Practical Motorhome launched in 2001, we’ve been regularly putting ‘vans to the test. Many of these are in our motorhome reviews section. We make sure every test is fair, highlighting the pros and cons of each one. You can find out more about our testing process on our About Us page.

As well as this, our Owner Satisfaction Survey offers us further insight, as our readers let us know how they’ve got on when buying a ‘van.

Pooling this together puts us in a strong position to draw up our shortlist.

In our best 4 berth motorhome guide, we’ll highlight what it is that’s made each ‘van worthy of being included in our list.

The winner of the best 4 berth motorhome is…

Bürstner Eliseo C644

The Bürstner Eliseo C644 

  • Price: £62,795
  • MTPLM: 3500kg
  • Payload: 531kg
  • MiRO: 2969kg
  • Length: 6.36m
  • Width: 2.08m

Reason to buy:

  • A real sense of space inside a van conversion, great garage

Reason to avoid:

  • Not the friendliest layout for seating en route

The 644 layout, with a drop-down bed over a rear lounge, has been included in Bürstner’s low-profile Lyseo TD Harmony Line range for some seasons now. (It was initially designed as a shortened version of the “three room” 744). This season it makes its first appearance in a van conversion as the Eliseo C644, a new 6.36m-long model in Bürstner’s most upmarket van conversion range.

The kitchen and rear of the 'van

The drop-down bed is easily accessible by a ladder from the kitchen, and there is still room for two more to sleep “downstairs” in the bed made up from the lounge. There is still room for a wardrobe, a decent-size side kitchen, a Vario washroom with a swinging partition, and best of all a half height “garage” behind the back seat that is still high enough to take a bicycle.

Shortlisted for the best 4 berth motorhome are:

There are the motorhomes that made it onto our shortlist

Adria Supersonic 780DC

The Adria Supersonic 780DC
  • Price: £156,690
  • MTPLM: 4500kg
  • MiRO: 3520kg
  • Payload: 980kg
  • Length: 7.8m
  • Width: 2.32m

Reason to buy:

  • Great spec throughout

Reason to avoid:

  • Dark interior theme, no oven or microwave

A modern interior and an excellent spec make this A-class a highly appealing four-berth motorhome. It’s the first time Adria has launched a Mercedes-based range in over 10 years, and the results are impressive.

Inside, a double floor makes it flat throughout, while two parallel settees sit on either side of a rotating table in an interior that has a dark theme, due to the grey floors and dark wood finish.

The side wall kitchen doesn’t boast the most workspace, but what there is has been usefully optimised. As a Continental ‘van, there is no oven or microwave fitted, but a three-burner gas hob and a grill are provided, as is a Dometic two-way opening fridge.

We’re huge fans of the rear bedroom, where you can set up either the daybed or bed at the flick of a switch. It’s a relaxing space, with the option of a TV and the inclusion of nearby USB ports. The other bed is a comfortable dropdown that sits above the cab.

The rear garage, the inclusion of four large drawers and two good overhead lockers in the kitchen are just some of the storage options provided.

Full review: Adria Supersonic 780DC

Rapido 854F

The Rapido 854F 
  • Price: TBC
  • MTPLM: 3500kg
  • Payload: TBC
  • Length: 6.7m
  • Width: 2.35m

Reason to buy:

  • Family or group friendly layout

Reason to avoid:

  • Not the friendliest layout for seating en route

Many British motorcaravanners love a rear-lounge motorhome layout. You can blame it on our unpredictable weather, perhaps, but we like to have somewhere we can all gather together when the rain has put paid to any hopes we had of going outside. Many continental manufacturers have latched on to this, including Rapido, which brought out this model last season partly to accommodate this demand. Only it wasn’t quite a rear lounge: instead the offside was one long chaise-longue.

The lounge in the Rapido 854F 

This has now been replaced with a genuine and more comfortable bench seat that only encourages social gathering. Elsewhere you still get the same van, with a spacious kitchen and Duo-Space washroom with a swivelling partition up front. This year you also get a handy little shelf behind the passenger seat.

Weinsberg X-Cursion Van 500 LT

The Weinsberg X-Cursion Van 500 LT
  • Price: £71,660
  • MTPLM: 2800kg
  • Payload: 140kg
  • Length: 5.88m
  • Width: 2.16m

Reason to buy:

  • A huge amount of features for a relatively short van, external access to wardrobe.

Reason to avoid:

The internal steps might annoy some, payload could be an issue

Knaus Tabbert is one of many companies who has taken up closer ties with Volkswagen in the wake of Fiat’s much-publicised supply chain issues. One of the earliest results is this new van, based on a Transporter 6.1 and launched at Caravan Salon in Düsseldorf this year. With a habitation door unusually far back in the vehicle, it includes a very comfortable front lounge with parallel seating you have to step down into from both the rear and the cab.

An optional bed that you pull down from above the cab makes it a four-berth. Alongside a spacious washroom, the nearside rear corner includes a large wardrobe with collapsible shelves and an exterior door. You don’t often find that in a van this size.

Dethleffs Just Go T6815 EB

The beds and kitchen in the Dethleffs Just Go T6815 EB

  • Price: TBC
  • MTPLM: 3500kg
  • MIRO: 2969kg
  • Payload: 531kg
  • Length: 6.99m
  • Width: 2.33m

Reason to buy:

  • Comfy layout with good storage and a washroom partition that isn’t too heavy

Reason to avoid:

  • Kitchen is a bit basic

The Just Go range is a special edition Ford Transit-based range brought to offer a sort-of entry level range, with, unusually for a German motorhome, only one options pack you can add to it. This fixed single beds model is the shortest in the range at 6.69m. But it still manages to include a decent size kitchen, a comfortable front lounge, a garage under the beds that is just about large enough for a bike, and a Vario washroom with a swing partition that is lighter than most and with better catches.

Although a two-berth as standard, you can make a third bed from the dinette and a drop-down bed over this is an option.

These are the 4 berth motorhomes we shortlisted at the last year’s Awards

Auto-Trail Grand Frontier GF88

Interior photo of the bedroom of the Auto-Trail Grand Frontier GF88, best 4 berth motorhome
  • Price: £106,801
  • Berths: 4
  • MTPLM: 5000kg
  • MIRO: 4000kg
  • Shipping length: 8.79m

Reasons to buy:

  • Bright interior
  • Excellent kitchen
  • Comfortable lounge

Reasons to avoid:

  • No day-bed function for island bed

This motorhome’s understated style and supremely comfortable lounge proved a winning formula in a hard fought category at the Practical Motorhome Awards 2022. The well-lit lounge has a Heki rooflight, big windows, four spotlights, strip lights under the lockers and plenty of ambient lighting.

We also liked the smart and generous kitchen worktop which is so convincing, it’s easy to believe that it’s slate. There’s a large island bed and the bedroom is well-lit, with a rooflight, large windows and LEDs  – we would like to have seen a day-bed function though. The dropdown bed is also large and comfortable with easy access and spotlights for reading.

It sits on an Al-Ko chassis with a standard Fiat Ducato cab, but unlike many Continental vehicles, you can climb into the driver’s seat via a driver’s door on the ‘correct’ side – a feature well received by all. We like the overall design which is well thought out and tastefully done.

Although there are only two travel seats as standard, you have have two travel seats that fold out from under the settees added as an option.

All in all, it’s a very impressive 4 berth.

Read our full review: Auto-Trail Grand Frontier GF88

Adria Matrix 600 SL Axess

The lounge area of the Adria Matrix 600 SL Axess
  • Price: £65,795

Measuring just under 7m, this motorhome is relatively compact, but the inside is roomy and spacious; it’s cleverly designed. The bedroom area in particular is impressive with super comfortable beds and excellent lighting. Build quality is good throughout and there’s a large garage.

Bailey Adamo 69-4

The kitchen area of the Bailey Adamo 69-4
  • Price: £62,999

A Ford Transit-based coachbuilt, the 4-berth 69-4 provides a European-style layout while retaining features that have proved popular with UK buyers. Smart and comfortable facing parallel sofas sit behind the cab seats, both of which swivel and there’s plenty of room for multiple occupants to relax and dine.

Elddis Autoquest 150

The living area of the Elddis Autoquest 150
  • Price: £51,969
  • Berths: 4
  • MTPLM: 3500kg
  • MiRO: 2909kg
  • Shipping length: 7.34m

Reasons to buy:

  • Light and airy

Reasons to avoid:

  • Storage could be better

Clever design gives this compact island-bed layout a feeling of light and space. With the island bed pushed back into its daybed position, there is plenty of room to move around at the rear. Not having the 95-litre fridge and freezer near the door helps to enhance the feeling of space in the kitchen.

This is a 4-berth that could be used as a day-to-day vehicle, as the parallel settees in the lounge contain fold-out travel seats. Three Hekis guarantee lots of light, while a large mirror opposite the door creates a spacious, bright feeling.

In the kitchen, you’ll find a separate oven and grill, plenty of workspace and a large sink, with three large drawers beneath the latter.

The presence of another Heki and a mirror in the washroom ensures plenty of light, although it’s worth noting the only storage on offer here is in the double cupboard above the toilet. A wheel arch does mean the shower area intrudes on this area though.

Read our full review: Elddis Autoquest 150

Adria Matrix Supreme 670SL

Adria Matrix Supreme 670SL parked up on a forecourt
  • Price: £75,895
  • Berths: 4
  • MTPLM: 3650kg
  • Shipping length: 7.48m

Reasons to buy:

  • Good storage
  • Comfortable drop-down bed

Reasons to avoid:

  • Hook-up point, fridge vent and cassette toilet on same side as door
  • No microwave

A stylish, fixed single-bed four-berth, the Matrix includes a drop-down bed which fits snugly into the ceiling. The central washroom is split across the ‘van, with a sizeable shower on the offside and the generous beds are both 2.0m long. The garage at the rear is tall enough to hold bikes.

The front lounge is stylish, thanks to the L-shaped dinette seat and side sofa, complete with blue-grey upholstery. In the side kitchen, you’ll find a Duplex combined oven and grill and a 142-litre fridge, as well as Adria’s usual three-burner inline hob, and rectangular sink. As well as this, you’ll find the area is well-lit, due to a Heki, a large window and strip lighting, although there is no microwave included.

You’ll find the shower on the motorhome’s offside, while the nearside has a room which includes a salad-bowl-style handbasin. We did spot that this layout will mean the toilet is on the awning side, so the hatch will most likely be accessed from within it – you’ll also find the fridge vent and hook-up connection here too.

Read our full review: Adria Matrix Supreme 670SL

Benimar Tessoro 483

The cabin area of the Benimar Tessoro 483

A smart look and Continental styling make this four berth an attractive model. It includes a sizeable bathroom with separate shower, large kitchen work top surface and large L shape lounge with free standing table. There’s a drop-down bed and an excellent garage which is very spacious.

Price: £59,995

We also recommend the following 4 berth motorhomes from recent years…

There are some standout 4 berth motorhomes from recent years – our team of experts have rounded them up here.

Swift Edge 494 (2020)

Swift Edge 494 (2020)
  • Price: £49,805
  • Berths: 4
  • Travel seats: 4
  • MTPLM: 3500kg
  • Length: 7.32m
  • Width: 2.39m

As winner of our Best Budget Motorhome 2020 Award, the Swift Edge 494 is a cleverly designed starter motorhome, perfect for first timers. With an island bed at the rear and an overcab bed at the front, it sleeps four comfortably, but would also work well for couples that may want to use that overcab area for extra storage.

While it may not have high-end finishes, this entry-level ‘van has plenty of kit, and the whole motorhome feels classy and more luxurious than you’d expect from the price tag.

BUY IF… You’re looking for a great value ‘van with plenty of space for 4

Island bed
Reasonable payload
Plenty of storage space

The price options could add up

Read more in our Swift Edge 494 review.

Rapido M96 (2020)

Rapido M96 (2020)
  • Price: £87,800
  • Berths: 4
  • Travel seats: 4
  • MTPLM: 3500kg
  • Length: 7.54m
  • Width: 2.35m

This high-end A-class has plenty of attractive features for those with a healthy budget, and a long list of optional extras that you can add on to create your ideal motorhome.

It impressed our Motorhome of the Year Awards 2020 judges so much that it scooped the award for Best Innovation.

Based on the Mercedes Sprinter, this ‘van has a large rear island bed and a drop-down double over the lounge area. The central kitchen is well-equipped and makes an efficient use of space, and the washroom, across the centre of the ‘van, should be plenty large enough.

BUY IF… You’re looking for a high-end motorhome that you can tailor to become the ‘van of your dreams.

Feeling of space
Design innovation
A number of options and upgrades

Basin a little shallow in the washroom
Shower has just one, small, plug hole

Read the full Rapido M96 review for more details.

Dreamer Living (2020)

Dreamer Living (2020)
  • Price: £53,000
  • Berths: 4
  • Travel seats: 4
  • MTPLM: 3599kg
  • Length: 6.35m
  • Width: 2.05m

Dreamer, a sub-brand of Rapido, has brought to the UK market an impressive van conversion, based on a Fiat Ducato. It’s an impressive offering, with a spacious rear lounge, midships kitchen and washroom, and a front dinette.

The washroom in particular has some clever design – a system called Modul’Space – which gives both a generous wardrobe and ample space for showering.

This 4 berth motorhome has both a large double bed that can be made up from that rear lounge, and a comfortable drop-down double above the front dinette. Quite a feat in such a compact motorhome. As such, it’s no surprise that this ‘van scooped the Best Rear-Lounge Model award in our 2020 Motorhome of the Year Awards.

BUY IF… You’re looking for a cleverly designed van conversion with space for four.

Comfortable rear lounge
Separate dining space
Ready for all-season touring


Find out more in our full Dreamer Living van review.

Niesmann+Bischoff Flair 920 EK (2019)

Niesmann+Bischoff Flair 920 EK (2019)
  • Price: £160,390
  • Berths: 4
  • Travel seats: 4
  • MTPLM: 7200kg
  • Length: 9.27m
  • Width: 2.4m

If you’re looking for ultimate luxury and have plenty of cash, this highly polished motorhome could be for you. Built by German manufacturer Niesmann+Bischoff, known for their high-quality finishes, this A-class has an impressive spec level and an enormous payload.

This is more of a luxury apartment on wheels, albeit with a standard enough rear-twin-beds layout and a drop-sown double over the cab providing the four berths. There’s also a very generous garage, and plenty of payload for you to make use of it with extra kit.

The washroom is also generously-sized, complete with an upgraded toilet with holding tank, a huge shower compartment, and the ability to create a full-width washroom with space for dressing. These are just some of the high-end aspects of this motorhome.

BUY IF… You want the ultimate in luxury and are comfortable driving a large vehicle.

High-end finishes
Generous kit level
Large payload for all your accessories

You’ll need to check your licence restrictions

Read the full review of the Niesmann+Bischoff Flair 920 EK to find out what other luxuries this ‘van boasts.

Bailey Advance 76-2T (2020)

  • Price: £47,999
  • Berth: 4
  • Travel seats: 2
  • MTPLM: 3500kg
  • Length: 7.57m
  • Width: 2.5m

As part of Bailey’s entry-level Advance range, this motorhome is based on a Peugeot Boxer and boasts an end washroom, fixed-single-beds layout that also appears in the mid-market Alliance range.

In terms of kit, for an entry-level ‘van it is pretty impressive given the price tag, and both storage and payload are practical. It would certainly make a very comfortable motorhome for a couple going on tour, and can easily accommodate additional overnight guests, but they’ll have to make their own way to the destination, as there are only 2 belted travel seats.

BUY IF… You’ll be taking occasional overnight guests and want a spacious motorhome for touring as a couple.

Great fixed beds
Sideboard with TV sockets

Lack of storage for dry foods in the kitchen

Chausson 520 (2020)

Chausson 520
  • Price: £49,910
  • Berths: 4
  • Travel seats: 4
  • MTPLM: 3500kg
  • Length: 5.99

This low-profile offering from Chausson scooped our Best Compact Motorhome award at the 2020 Motorhome of the Year Awards. It has taken the hugely popular Maxi Lounge layout and put it into a compact, easy to manoeuvre, sub-6m ‘van.

It offers a layout that feels spacious, and includes a comfortable lounge, a luxurious washroom, a comfortable fixed bed and some thoughtful design touches. The only thing perhaps missing is the large garage that the three other Maxi Lounge models boast.

BUY IF… You’re looking for a spacious feel in a sub-6m ‘van.

Clever use of space in a sub-6m’van
High-spec washroom


Storage is less plentiful than other ‘vans in the range

Read our review of the Chausson 520 to see why the 4 berth was so popular with our Motorhome of the Year Awards 2020 judges.

Mobilvetta Kea P65 (2020)

Mobilvetta Kea P65 (2020)
  • Price: £69,996
  • Berths: 4
  • Travel seats: 4
  • MTPLM: 3500kg
  • Length: 7.38m
  • Width: 2.35m

The combination of continental good looks and UK-friendly touches make this an attractive proposition for those looking for a comfortable 4 berth motorhome. This particular model has twin single beds at the rear, an L-shaped kitchen and a fairly well-equipped offside washroom.

While there’s plenty of storage lockers and a rear garage (complete with mains socket and lighting), you’ll need to be very careful to stick within the 270kg payload.

This is a highly versatile motorhome, with attractive styling and a more powerful 160bhp engine that is a definite bonus.

BUY IF… You’re looking for an attractive coachbuilt with a modern and stylish feel.

Lots of storage space
Plenty of kit as standard

Not much payload to play with

Find out more about the Mobilvetta Kea P65 in our full review.

Auto-Trail Adventure 65 (2020)

Auto-Trail Adventure 65 (2020)
  • Price: £58,895
  • Berths: 4
  • Travel seats: 4
  • MTPLM: 3500kg
  • Length: 6.36m
  • Width: 2.27m

This innovative campervan took the Best Rising Roof Camper award in our 2020 Motorhome of the Year Awards, and for good reason.

Based on the Fiat Ducato, this ‘van has a make-up bed in the rear as well as the roof bed above the front lounge, which makes this a truly versatile camper.

That upper bed has a sprung mattress, reading lights and USB sockets, and it can be sealed off if you want to send the kids to bed early without them being disturbed while you relax in the rear lounge.

The ‘van also has a compact kitchen, which benefits from an underslung gas tank to make the most of potential storage space.

BUY IF… You’re looking for a rising-roof campervan that would suit a young family.

Excellent rising roof
Modern washroom

Kitchen is a little tight

See more about this award-winning ‘van in our review of the Auto-Trail Adventure 65.

Bürstner Lyseo 690 G (2020)

Bürstner Lyseo 2020
  • Price: £72,125
  • Berths: 4
  • Travel seats: 2
  • MTPLM: 3880kg
  • Length: 6.99m
  • Width: 2.32m

Based on the Mercedes Sprinter, the 660 model has a rear French bed and a corner washroom, while the 690 G that we have reviewed has rear fixed single beds. With only 2 travel seats, this may not make a great family ‘van, but it’s great for couples that will have occasional visitors.

Upmarket touches include rear-wheel drive, an elegant cocktail cabinet and a 142-litre slimline fridge. If you don’t go for the optional drop-down double above the lounge, you also benefit from a large rooflight as well as the overcab sunroof.

BUY IF… You’re a couple that will have the occasional visitors, but want an elegant and comfortable ‘van.

Elegant and comfortable
Good washroom for this layout

Storage limited if travelling with more than two people

To find out if this motorhome could work for you, read our full review of the Bürstner Lyseo.

Adria Matrix Axess 520 ST (2020)

  • Price: £56,865
  • Berths: 4
  • Travel seats: 4
  • MTPLM: 3500kg
  • Length: 5.97m
  • Width: 2.3m

For a sub-6m motorhome, the Matrix has great space-saving design details, such as the drop-down double bed and the configuration of the 3-burner hob and sink that still allows plenty of workspace.

Even the washroom has been impeccably designed, with a bench toilet, fold-down sink and storage for the ladder for the bed, which doubles as a drying rack.

There are plenty of option packs available to make this your dream motorhome, but this will drive up the price.

BUY IF… You’re looking for top-drawer build quality and clever design in a compact ‘van.

For a compact motorhome, it’s very spacious
Drop-down bed saves a lot of space
Cleverly designed washroom

All those option packs could be costly
Could do with more kit in the kitchen

Our full review of the Matrix Axess 520 ST details more of this motorhome’s great design.

If you don’t need all four berths of these models, and think a two berth motorhome could suit your touring style better, we’ve also rounded up 10 of the best 2 berth motorhomes to help kick-start your research.

Campervans more your thing? There’s also a round-up of the best campervans to take a look at.

In two minds about a motorhome or a caravan? Then visit our sister site Practical Caravan, where you can find out about the best caravan makes and the best caravans on the market.

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