Progress Outdoor Surf Hostel

Moliets-Plage, France

Earlybird discount when you book before april 15th: 20% discount on all add-ons!

We are Progress

Our cosy outdoor hostel is located in the vast pine forests of Les Landes in southwestern France, on ‘Camping Les Cigales’ in Moliets-Plage. We are passionate about surfing, skating, yoga, tasty and healthy food and we have a heart for nature. Our enthusiastic crew is always ready to guarantee a wonderful ‘laidback’ stay. You can either compose your stay yourself or book one of our package deals. We do everything in our power to assure your holiday is worry-free!

You are Progress

Progress is for everyone! Whether you wanna enjoy a week with friends, a romantic weekend get-away with your partner, a couple of days of family time or just travel on your own and meet new people. At our hostel everyone is welcome!

Hope to see you soon!

Ron, Joris & the rest of the Progress Family

Customise your reservation or book one of our package deals!

Check out our price page for more information about our offers

All you need to know about your summer holiday at Progress Outdoor Surf Hostel

Surf with us

Surfing is our passion and we want to share our love for the ocean with you. Whether it’s your first time on surfboard or you have been riding waves for years, in Moliets  everyone can surf!

Are you a beginner? Let us introduce you to the mother of all board sports! You can either join a beginner lesson or rent a board and wetsuit for the day and practice on your own or with friends. 

Intermediate or advanced? At Progress we offer private surf coaching to improve your skills. Or rent a hardtop or performance board at our surf shop. 

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Skate with us

When we aren’t surfing, you can find us on the skate ramp. In the middle of the hostel we have built, not 1, but 2 (!) mini ramps. 

Never tried skating before? It’s never too late to learn and everyone is more than happy to help you out. We have all the materials and protection needed to start riding & practicing safely.

Do rather stay on the sidelines? That’s cool! Grab a beer and a beanbag and enjoy the show!

Chill with us

After a full day of surfing and skating you might want to set back and relax for a bit, get ready for a party in the evening or maybe it’s just time for a good night of sleep. Our spacious and cosy tents are set up for a comfortable stay. Sheets are included.

We have different accommodation options available. Book  a shared tent if you come on your own. They are perfect to meet your fellow travellers and surfers. Or book a private tent if you come with a group of friends, family or if you want some more privacy.

1 night = 1 tree

1% for our ocean

Help save the planet

Planet Earth is our home and at Progress that means we’ll do everything in our power to support and sustain her. This is why we joined hands and forces with two amazing projects. 

Eden Reforestation Projects

For every night you book at our cosy hostel, we plant 1 tree in cooperation with Eden Reforestation Projects. For more information, read the blog here.

Seven Clean Seas

For everything you book on top of your stay we donate 1% to Seven Clean Seas to help them stop plastic pollution. For more information about the project: click here.


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How to find us?

Located in the beautiful southwest of France in Les Landes, you’ll find our hostel located on Camping Les Cigales. Our hostel is only a 10 minute from the beach!

To get to Progress Outdoor Surf Hostel, navigate towards the Camping Les Cigales using the address:

2290 Avenue de l’Océan,
40660 Moliets-Plage,

NOTE: When navigating to Progress you might not end up exactly at the entrance of the camping, but at the backside of the campsite. Check the illustrated map to see where exactly in Moliets the entrance of the camping is located. This is where you can access the campsite and walk on towards the hostel. If you are having trouble please don’t hesitate to contact us!

ARRIVING BY CAR: Just in front of Camping Les Cigales you'll find a free parking lot. Entering the camping by car is NOT possible. You can park in front of the campsite for free. Please note: there is a height restriction so a high van cannot park there easily (but there are some spots).

Walking from the entrance of Les Cigales to Progress Outdoor Surf Hostel takes about 7 minutes.

How to get here?

Check Rome2rio for an easy overview of travel options.


To get to Progress Outdoor Surf Hostel by car, click here!

Think about the planet and your wallet, and put your ride up for share! Via BlaBlaCar you can offer a ride to fellow travellers. 


Flixbus departs from most major European cities towards all the nearest cities around our hostel. Bayonne is the best option. From there you can take a bus to Dax or Moliets or a train to St Vincent de Tyrosse and then a bus to Moliets. 

Eurolines has a little less options than Flixbus but travels to Dax which is only 30min from our hostel.

BlaBlaBus.com also offers rides to Dax.

For Belgium guests there is also the Ouibus from Brussels to Bordeaux.


Travel to Dax or Bayonne which are the closest train stations to our hostel. From there you can take a bus.


Is getting here by public transport too difficult, then you can fly to Bordeaux or Biarritz and catch a train from there.

>>> Need a transfer from one of the nearby cities/towns? Arrange your ride via our friends from West Coast Transfers.<<<


Feeling adventurous?

Try getting here by bike or stick out your thumb and start hitchhiking 😉

At Progress Outdoor Surf Hostel we love fresh & healthy food. This is why our amazing kitchen team provides our guests with a full vegetarian & vegan cuisine. Get your breakfast à la carte and on the spot. Freshly made vegetarian and vegan sandwiches, good coffee, granola & yoghurt and much more. Also for lunch we have freshly made vegetarian and vegan sandwiches. For dinner we have a foodtruck on site serving different options from the adventurous Middle Eastern cuisine.

Definitely also check out Moliets-Plage, there is a wide array of good restaurants just outside of the campsite.

4-bed tent 

Our standard tents are very solid, clean and offer a spacious accommodation for a maximum of 4 persons. You can book this tent by shared or private booking. By shared booking you book one or more places in a 4 persons tent, which you might share with other guests. With a private booking you have a large bungalow tent for 4 guests for yourself. We also offer a shared female-only tent option.



3-bed tent

If you are with three and want to book a private tent, have a look at our 3 bed tent. This tent is fitted with a three single beds and can only be booked as a private tent.

2-bed tents

If you are with two and want to book a private tent, the 2 bed tent is the one you need! This cozy tent is fitted with a double bed and can only be booked as a private tent.

8-bed tents

For those who might only stay for a short time or don't want to spend too much money on accommodation, we also 
have 8-bed dorm tents equipped with 4 bunk beds. 

Surf lessons and equipment rental

We offer surf lessons for all surfing levels. We make sure that you progress in a secure environment, by certified instructors, according to international guidelines.

Lessons + equipment start at €20


All necessary surf equipment is available at our hostel. This includes surfboards in a variety of sizes and shapes and wetsuits in different sizes that are good for French summer conditions. At our hostel also a lot of other facilities are present, to make sure you have the best stay you can possibly have.

Want to go out surfing for yourself? You can rent a surfboard & wetsuit!
Surfboard rental: from €10 per day
Wetsuit rental: from €5 per day

Live music, Wine&Cheese and much more!

Every week we try to organise a couple of nice activities to join and meet your fellow travellers. Some of these are organised on our camp, other are in the area.

We often have a live band playing in our camp with some music to chill, or music to dance. Or we go for a French-style picnic at the nearby lake and enjoy some nice french cheeses and wines. Other days we might do some volleyball on the beach, do a secret forest walk, beer pong night, quiz night, sunset chill, pub crawls or anything else that is fun to do!

In & around Moliets

Our hostel is located in a small surf town called Moliets Plage in the region called Les Landes, which is in our opinion, one of the most beautiful areas in France. Known for its lush forests, beautiful beaches and the azure blue waters of the Atlantic. With the beach just a 10 minute walk from your tent, we can’t imagine a better place to spend the summer.

Within an hour’s drive you are in Spain (the Basque Country) and many cool places to visit are close by such as Bayonne, Biarritz, San Sebastián and the world famous surf spot Hossegor. The region blooms during the summer, with many festive events and a vibrant surf culture.