Clearwater Beach Hostel
Lodging is fairly expensive in Clearwater Beach, but there is one inexpensive option remaining. The Clearwater Beach Hostel at 606 Bay Esplanade offers beds in a shared room for only $15 a night, and private rooms starting at $46 a night. It seems clean, there is a small pool and attractive garden area and a shared kitchen and laundry and it is just a couple of blocks from the beach, the recreation center and tennis courts. It is also possible to rent bikes here for as little as $5 a day. The phone number is 727 443 -1211, email firstname.lastname@example.org. The building is up for sale, so it may not be there much longer.
Prices at other places to stay vary a lot depending on the season. In low season (generally any time other than the Christmas holidays, February, March and April) it may be possible to get a room in one of the few remaining small motels for as little as $39 a night, but in high season it will probably be hard to find anything for less than $100 per night. Weekly rates and monthly rates are usually lower per night than daily rates. The upside is that many motel rooms have kitchenettes, so it is possible to prepare your own meals and save money that way.