Progress Outdoor Surf Hostel

Moliets-Plage, France

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We are progress

We are an international outdoor surf hostel located in the woods of Moliets Plage in France on campsite ‘Camping Landes les Cigales‘. Our cozy hostel is run by an enthusiastic crew that love boardsports and the laidback vibe of summer in France. We would love to welcome you at Progress and our crew will make sure your stay at the hostel will be unforgettable!

Check-in and out any day

That’s right! We have a relaxed vibe and at Progress you can check in- and out whenever you like, so no need to book full weeks or packages. Many people still come for a week or two, but we are also a perfect place to stay for just a few nights during your roadtrip along the French coast!

Hope to see you soon!
Ron, Joris & the rest of the Progress team

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Come and surf with us

We love to surf and will be happy to introduce you to the mother of all boardsports. There are great waves in Moliets for each skill level, whether you are a total beginner or a longtime pro.

We have all kinds of surfboards for rent and offer surf lessons accustomed to your wishes. Join a group lesson or book a session of private surf coaching. Anything is possible and our certified surf instructors will make sure you will have a great time!

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Come and skate with us

We love skating! Since we couldn’t last a summer without it we built a mini-ramp at the hostel which by now holds a famous reputation. If you can’t skate yet: 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 make your first rides in the mini and to start practicing safely.

Rather stay on the sidelines? That’s cool!
Grab a cold beer, chill down on the side and enjoy the show!

Come and sleep 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 tents if you come with a group of friends, family or if you want some more privacy.

1 night = 1 tree

1% for our ocean

Sustainability at Progress

We love the ocean and we love nature. And although we cannot solve the world problems, at least we can try to help. That’s why we’ve partnered up with Eden Reforestation Projects and are happy to be able to donate 1 tree for every night booked at our hostel! Furthermore each year we donate 1% of everything else you book at us (surf lessons, food, rentals etc) to an organisation that is active in protecting the ocean. 

This year we will donate to Sea Shepherd.


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Where is this place?

Located in the beautiful southwest of France in Les Landes, you’ll find our hostel located on “Camping Landes les Cigales“, right next to the beach!

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

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

NOTE: When navigating to the address above you might not end up exactly at the entrance of the camping, since French addresses aren’t always as accurate. 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/drive on towards the hostel. If you are having troubles please don’t hesitate to contact us!

ARRIVING BY CAR: If you want to park your car on the campsite there is an additional fee of 3 euro's per day. Please contact us before if you want to park on the campsite. You can always park outside of the campsite for free.

How to get here?


Click here and start driving!

See if you can take any other people along to help out your fellow travellers and be a little bit better for our planet 🙂  (for example BlaBlaCar)

NOTE: If you want to park your car on the campsite there is an additional fee of 3 euro per day. Please contact us before if you want to park on the campsite. You can always park outside of the campsite for free.


If you come by public transportation, a pick-up can be arranged from any of the nearby cities around Moliets. You can arrange a pick-up with our friends from West Coast Transfers through the website below:


Read below to see how to get to the nearby cities by public transport 😉


Check Rome2rio for an easy overview of travel options:


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. Or ask us for a pickup.

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

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 or ask us for a pickup.
Share a ride! This is good for the environment.
By plane you can flying to Bordeaux or Biarritz. Biarritz is a bit closer.  From there you can take a train to Dax and ask us for a pickup, or get a pickup straight from the airport.


Breakfast is served every morning with fresh baguettes from the local boulangerie, good coffee, cooked eggs, fresh fruit, juice, yoghurt and everything else to get your day started.

You can reserve your breakfast any time at our reception. Breakfast buffet is from €8,50


For lunch it is possible to order yourself a ‘beach bun’. This is how we call the baguettes with toppings of your choice that will be freshly made and delivered to you at the beach with a cold drink!

You can reserve your beach bun with drink every morning at our reception. Lunch is €7,50


After a good day of surfing a healthy meal is most important! We have 2 chefs working at the hostel who’s job is to treat you on delicious meals everyday of the week. All our meals are prepared with fresh ingredients.

Veggie or vegan? No problem! We cook 100% vegetarian and there will always be a vegan version of the meal available. Any allergies or other preferences? No problem, just make sure to let us know 🙂

Besides the possibility to join the hostel dinner, also kitchen equipment and cooking area will be provided to make your own meal. There are also many restaurant options available in town just outside 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

Daily yoga

Daily yoga sessions are provided in our hostel in July & August. Sessions will be scheduled depending on our daily program, weather etc.

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.