A majority of the street names in the Hanoi Old Quarter start with the word "hang". Hang means merchandise or shop. The guild streets were named for their product, service or location. Gia Thinh hotel is located in Hang Bac Street, one of the oldest streets in Vietnam, dates from at least the 13th century. Bac means silver, and appropriately, this street started as a silver ingot factory under the reign of Le Thanh Tong (1469-1497). The hotel has 30 rooms acessed by an elevator and one staircase. All rooms are airconditioned and equiped with modern furniture, ID telephone, cable TV, personal computer with ADSL connection, mini bar, electronic safe.... Each room has private bathroom with bath-tub, hot shower, hair-dryer.