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Old 11-04-2010, 08:25 AM   #1
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Default Safe to give out passport number?

I'm going on vacation later this month and staying in some hostels. I've had a few of the hostels ask for my passport number when I attempt to make reservations with them. If it was just one place I'd move on to the next, but with several places asking it seems that this is a common practice. Should I be worried about giving out my passport number? Anyone have experience with this?
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Old 11-04-2010, 08:28 AM   #2
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No. I've given passport numbers a ton of times while staying in hostels and hotels. I've never had a problem with it.
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Old 11-04-2010, 08:37 AM   #3
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It's pretty normal, especially if you're in Europe. I don't believe in US they ask for them.
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Old 11-04-2010, 08:38 AM   #4
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It's normal
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Old 11-04-2010, 08:45 AM   #5
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They're going to make a copy of it or scan it anyway when you get there. No big deal.
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Old 11-04-2010, 08:56 AM   #6
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I think it's mostly meant to help your own country track you incase something happens.
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