Opening of the YellowSquare hostel in viale Redi in Florence

Florence has acquired dynamic new student accommodation with the opening of YellowSquare in Via Redi.

Bright colors and contemporary design in YellowSquare’s dorm-style accommodations. Ph. Iuri Niccola

Located near the Fortezza da Basso and well connected to the city center by tram, the hostel is the last inauguration of the co-founders Fabio and Marco Coppolatwo brothers who started success YellowSquare mark by renting a few beds in a Roman apartment 22 years ago. They now run hostels in Rome and Milan, which opened in 2021.

“I believe that YellowSquare open and informal approach best responds to the desire for the return of sharing that all travelers have after the difficult times of the pandemic”, comments Fabio Coppola, visionary director of YellowSquare. Marco, chief navigator, echoes his brother’s thoughts: “We like the idea of ​​leaving with this opening in Florence, a city that has always been geared towards the sweetness of life, discovery, art and curiosity. That is why we hope to become a reference for anyone who comes to visit these incredible places, for anyone who comes to work or study here, as well as for local residents and all Florentines.

A cosmopolitan attitude and sustainable approach define the experience-centric hostel with 250 beds in dormitories and 12 private rooms, all with retro design by the Florentine studio Pierattelli Architetture. More than 5,000 square meters of shared indoor and outdoor spaces near the Novoli district will be open to everyone for events, coworking, cooking classes, relaxation, and even a great rooftop pool. Meals all day is available as well as the basement for underground culture and late-night cocktails at Bargiu.

Erected in 1935 as a medicine dispensary for tuberculosis patients, the building has now come back to life. The future looks bright; it looks yellow.

Linda G. Ibarra