Yeah, it's a big sealed bearing that presses in. Fafnir, Sachs, AST, GRW are all good.
Over the years, I've replaced rear axle seals and bearings on a few VW sedans, Dune Buggies and one on my Speedster. ALL of them were on the passenger side. I believe it's because that side is closer to the side-of-the-road slush and salt in the winter which takes a bigger toll on everything on that side of the car.
And just like you, Trey, I figured "What the heck" and did the driver's side on my Speedster, too. The second one went much quicker!