Safe to give out passport number?

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  1. DougK62

    DougK62 Diamond Member

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    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?
     
  2. NikolaeVarius

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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.
     
  3. zerogear

    zerogear Diamond Member

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    It's pretty normal, especially if you're in Europe. I don't believe in US they ask for them.
     
  4. ViviTheMage

    ViviTheMage Lifer

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    It's normal
     
  5. JulesMaximus

    JulesMaximus No Lifer

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    They're going to make a copy of it or scan it anyway when you get there. No big deal.
     
  6. RavenSEAL

    RavenSEAL Diamond Member

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    I think it's mostly meant to help your own country track you incase something happens.