Nikki and Andy (the owners) are artificially friendly to the dormitory guests, and genuinely friendly to the others in the more expensive rooms. Although I had a good stay, I can't say I ever felt welcome. You can tell that Nikki and Andy wish they had different jobs, and they are always trying to nickel and dime you. Don't plan on sleeping comfortably if you are over 6 feet tall, and note that everything there costs money. The breakfast was a ripoff (not worth $8), the hot tub is only for use from 4 to 8 everyday, and they charge $12/hour for internet use. The rooms are freezing at night. None of this is indicated on their website. I am an extremely friendly person, but at one point Nikki yelled at me with "Why can't you shower? Because I said so and that's the rule" because I asked her if I could take a shower on my last day of skiing (I checked out that morning). She then told me I could take a cab to the Breck rec center, pay to get in, and then shower there if it meant so much to me. If you have friends, get a cheap hotel and avoid feeling like the equivalent of a piece of trash, but if you want a cheap place to sleep, Fireside is it.